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The Rise of Novels
(22 posts, 1506 views) Posted: 11d 22h, 4m ago by senile_seinen in Manga General
Like a lot of people, I got into light novels during the Haruhi thing. The anime came out and people started scanlating the manga, but at the same time a batch of translators and editors founded Baka-Tsuki and started working on the novels.

They pretty much single-h ...
Fuuka now, wow...
(41 posts, 6989 views) Posted: 82d 23h, 23m ago by senile_seinen in Fuuka
So he killed her off? Well, I thought he was just recycling Suzuka and KNIM, so this is an improvement. I'd dropped it about 20 chapters ago anyway.

Maybe he's going to rip off Kirara and have her be a ghost guiding her boyfriend in the past? ...
Has anyone played any galge games in English and what were your thought on it?
(7 posts, 496 views) Posted: 82d 23h, 27m ago by senile_seinen in Games
What, no love for Katawa Shoujo? It's basically a doujin galge written by all native English speakers on one of the common game engines. Good music, not bad plots, and does a good job of not having the usual total doormat main character.
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Under Rated Manga with Awesome Plot, Twist and Art
(19 posts, 1854 views) Posted: 92d 20h, 30m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
I'll second Amagoi, which is a happy recent discovery, and add a bonus of Houseki no Kuni, which is another happy recent discovery.

Forgot to mention Chimoguri Ringo to Kingyobachi Otoko, which definitely isn't following 'the rules.'

If yo ...
Under Rated Manga with Awesome Plot, Twist and Art
(19 posts, 1854 views) Posted: 94d 5h, 32m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
I don't know exactly which genre you're looking for, but seinen/josei are going to generally be where you find the weirder (and thus more interesting) plots.

There actually have been quite a few manga lately that I looked at as being unusual treatments ...
New Poll - Manga App
(38 posts, 1548 views) Posted: 110d 22h, 39m ago by senile_seinen in News
I pretty much only read manga on my 10" Android tablet. I used to read it on a laptop, but then the laptop died and all the replacement options had 16x9 screens which were great for viewing manga...if you turned the laptop sideways. The old high-res 4x3 scre ...
A Silent Voice - Koe no Katachi Manga to End on November 12
(2 posts, 1248 views) Posted: 133d 22h, 20m ago by senile_seinen in Koe no Katachi
I saw some commentary to this effect on 4chan back in August quoting an interview as its source. Not surprised. The plot really can go only so many places. They're frankly smart not to go over 9000 with it... ...
Why the weak heroines?
(12 posts, 866 views) Posted: 200d 20h, 35m ago by senile_seinen in Shoujo/Josei
Shoujo heroines usually have to be doormats because a) that's the societal role message Japanese shoujos get every day, and the shoujo manga published tend to deliberately reinforce it, and b) because the shoujo version of a bildungsroman has to inclu ...
New Poll - Bust
(96 posts, 6187 views) Posted: 486d 21h, 30m ago by senile_seinen in News
In manga, I like them to 'make sense' for the character. If the girl is, say, a serious athlete, it's generally rare to see a lot of fat anywhere on her, including her chest. Anything involving a first year highschooler or younger should probably be p ...
New Poll - Fonts (v2)
(70 posts, 9749 views) Posted: 771d 20h, 42m ago by senile_seinen in News
This is the day of machine lettering in comics and manga both. From what I have seen, the people typing the text into the bubbles are at the very bottom of the manga production food chain. I doubt there's either the time or the artistic force from the letterers ...
New Poll - Fonts (v2)
(70 posts, 9749 views) Posted: 773d 5h, 58m ago by senile_seinen in News
My typesetting on the first couple of chapters of HnFM is a little embarrassing because I was still learning the mechanics, but I went back and looked at the font choices and found little to complain about. That said, Hara's not the most creative mangaka wher ...
New Poll - Fonts (v2)
(70 posts, 9749 views) Posted: 773d 20h, 21m ago by senile_seinen in News
I am a super font snob. In my own scanlation work, on Hoshi no Furu Machi, WA!, and Mangaka-san there was always consideration of authorial intent.the original Japanese fonts used and application of a particular font (SFX, shouts, whispers, printed/displayed vs s ...
A Unique Romance
(41 posts, 9144 views) Posted: 837d 18h, 26m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Seinen, totally unique, and only available because somebody translated the Korean translation:

Ai-Ren.

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a Manga that makes fun of cliches
(21 posts, 2670 views) Posted: 837d 18h, 36m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha practically is all making fun of sword and sorcery game cliches. The characters don't even have names - they're known entirely by their character class.

Ouran Koukou Host Bu also qualifies. But I have to say that the anime do ...
Shonen/Seinen with "feminine" art
(26 posts, 2743 views) Posted: 837d 18h, 45m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Soothing seinen has quite a bit of what you seek, although the plots might be a little relaxed if you like shounen.

As already mentioned:
Aqua
Aria

But also:
Sketchbook
Hidamari Sketch
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Kabu no Isaki

And all of you suggesting CLAMP works like ...
Soft-styled, Soothing Manga
(23 posts, 1948 views) Posted: 840d 19h, 51m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Quote from Damnedman
I'm surprised no one mentioned Aria and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou. They're among the best slice of life I've read so far. Genshiken also kinda fits I guess.


Seconding both Aria and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou. You' ...
Slow Romance/Subtle Romance
(19 posts, 3618 views) Posted: 923d 19h, 26m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Bonnouji
Honey and Clover
Kimi ni Todoke
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Any manga suggestion?
(7 posts, 709 views) Posted: 1000d 2h, 37m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Romances with strong female leads and some comedic element...

Shoujo:
kare kano
fruits basket

Shounen:
suzuka
karin
video girl ai
midori no hibi (yes, Midori seems rather damp to start with, but she turns out to have quite a spine)


Seinen:
ai-ren rather short on comedy ...
Developing cynicism.
(16 posts, 1601 views) Posted: 1001d 23h, 14m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Bokura No ...
cool headed female lead
(9 posts, 5174 views) Posted: 1001d 23h, 19m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
You're heading toward tsundere territory with this. There are a lot of tsundere comedy romance mangas out there. But you're not asking for that, so I'll try to keep the tsundere down to a dull roar.

Off the top of my head:

REC
Mysterious Girlfri ...
A NORMAL Romance
(20 posts, 2193 views) Posted: 1016d 22h, 14m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
I'm old. And a guy. As you might guess, teenage infatuation shoujo romances don't hold a lot of fun for me. That said, I am something of a romantic in my crusty, cynical way.

If I had to choose exactly one romance it would probably be Ai-Ren. It' ...
Hiyoko no GAO Recruiting TL for Hoshi no Furu Machi
(1 posts, 419 views) Posted: 1330d 4h, 43m ago by senile_seinen in Recruitment
:Bump:
We're still looking for a translator for Hoshi no Furu Machi and/or the mystery project. ...
Hiyoko no GAO Recruiting TL for Hoshi no Furu Machi
(1 posts, 419 views) Posted: 1343d 4h, 27m ago by senile_seinen in Recruitment
Our translator on the Hoshi no Furu Machi project is unable to work on Volume 2. The vocabulary is fairly easy, but there are two surprises to HnFM that make it a little unusual to translate:

1. There are no hiragana over the kanji to help with translation.

2. Most of the ...
Have you ever had a crush on your sensei?
(172 posts, 17486 views) Posted: 2603d 1h, 26m ago by senile_seinen in Chatter Box
Quote from rockstar72
Quote from senile_seinen
Never did until college, but I did sort of have a thing for my freshman English lecturer my first year of college. She was pretty hawt in an onegai teacher sort of way.

Come to think of it, my first Japanese prof was b ...
Have you ever had a crush on your sensei?
(172 posts, 17486 views) Posted: 2606d 17h, 52m ago by senile_seinen in Chatter Box
Never did until college, but I did sort of have a thing for my freshman English lecturer my first year of college. She was pretty hawt in an onegai teacher sort of way.

Come to think of it, my first Japanese prof was blazingly hot, too, but she was also vastly more unto ...

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