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What sexist trope in manga bothers you the most?
Patronizing "but you're a girl!" statement
Objectification
Falling in love with their rapist
"All women are..."
Sexual assault/rape portrayed as a joke
Harassment is okay because she's "playing hard to get"
Damsel in distress
Girl solely exists to be a love interest
Jealous, vain, and/or cruel fangirls
Madonna/whore dichotomy
What? Sexism still exists?
 
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Why the weak heroines?
(12 posts, 448 views) Posted: 37d 10h, 12m 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, 5306 views) Posted: 323d 11h, 6m 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, 7995 views) Posted: 608d 10h, 18m 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, 7995 views) Posted: 609d 19h, 35m 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, 7995 views) Posted: 610d 9h, 57m 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, 8408 views) Posted: 674d 8h, 3m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Seinen, totally unique, and only available because somebody translated the Korean translation:

Ai-Ren.

...
a Manga that makes fun of cliches
(21 posts, 2475 views) Posted: 674d 8h, 12m 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, 2576 views) Posted: 674d 8h, 21m 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, 1782 views) Posted: 677d 9h, 27m 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, 3280 views) Posted: 760d 9h, 3m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Bonnouji
Honey and Clover
Kimi ni Todoke
...
Any manga suggestion?
(7 posts, 664 views) Posted: 836d 16h, 13m 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, 1482 views) Posted: 838d 12h, 51m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Bokura No ...
cool headed female lead
(9 posts, 4105 views) Posted: 838d 12h, 55m 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, 2037 views) Posted: 853d 11h, 51m 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, 399 views) Posted: 1166d 18h, 19m 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, 399 views) Posted: 1179d 18h, 3m 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, 16562 views) Posted: 2439d 15h, 3m 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, 16562 views) Posted: 2443d 7h, 28m 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 ...
Saddest character in a manga...? (T_T)
(44 posts, 5295 views) Posted: 2699d 19h, 5m ago by senile_seinen in Manga General
bully_jesus makes a legitimate point - are we talking about someone who is sad, or someone who makes the reader sad?

Is sad:

1. Probably Sayoko from Mahoraba. Not too many manga feature a suicidal character.

2. Rin from Fruits Basket (she 0wns Tooru on e ...
Is Fruits Basket really all THAT?
(153 posts, 28523 views) Posted: 2714d 22h, 48m ago by senile_seinen in Fruits Basket
Chapter 136 is the last chapter (and is apparently longer than normal). Sephiroth's Samurai Girl is translating it in the little free time between studying for her A levels (she's in UK).

She'll get it out the door one of these days, never you fear. ...
Most Depressing Manga
(316 posts, 67681 views) Posted: 2714d 22h, 57m ago by senile_seinen in Manga General
Quote from ares6
War is ugly....but so is that person in your avatar. biggrin


Ojisan (from Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou) isn't ugly...just really experienced bigrazz

Quote from LaoBa
Anne freaks is the most depressing manga I've read (but I haven't finishe ...
Most Depressing Manga
(316 posts, 67681 views) Posted: 2715d 17h, 12m ago by senile_seinen in Manga General
Quote from ares6
Quote from henl86
The first story of The Town of Evening Calm; the Country of Cherry Blossoms really got me.


I think every story regarding the destructive power of the Atom Bomb is tragic.


Cheap at twice the price. Both the comment and the r ...
anime recode?
(6 posts, 1096 views) Posted: 2715d 18h, 20m ago by senile_seinen in Chatter Box
My fairly-quick and relatively-painless way to make DVDs out of compressed files is:

1) if it's an AVI, open ConvertXtoDVD, and open the file there. If there's a softsub file, open that, too. Make sure your preferences are set for your TV, then hit create ...
Cutest Manga Evar
(125 posts, 19009 views) Posted: 2719d 1h, 11m ago by senile_seinen in Manga General
Quote from ares6
aishiteruze baby was kind of disturbing.....i didn't see any cute manga....

Seems all of these manga mentioned involved little kids.....


Yeah, I read the whole thing, never did get used to the art. The shoujo big eyes thing was just a little too overdo ...
Shoujo with Pathos Recommandation
(36 posts, 4064 views) Posted: 2719d 17h, 56m ago by senile_seinen in I'm Looking For...
Quote from ares6
no one is scaning it......damn....


Huh? I''s finished years ago. I just d/l'd the whole thing from #lurk last week. #mangaproject scanslated it a few years ago.

That said, Katsura's strong point on this one is his artistic ability. ...

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