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How do you feel when a mangaka makes different characters look/act the same between different, unrelated series?
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The art...
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Its gotten better
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Post #408959
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3:57 am, Sep 23 2010
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I'm sure many of you have noticed the art. While at first it was a bit wonky, the artist fixed it and i ended up really liking the art. Now, all the characters look really chubby and its starting to put me off...anyone got any idea why? Or is it only me?

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8:59 pm, Sep 24 2010
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I posted this in another thread, but I HATE the new art. It doesn't give me any sense of three-dimensional space. Instead, it looks like those lace-cutout things that Victorian ladies used to make - flourishes and curlicues and all surface with no depth. I can't tell what's happening half the time, and I can't tell the characters apart anymore. Whenever Alan fights someone, I have to look for his scars to figure out which one he is. The story is complicated enough right now without making it impossible to tell what is happening in a fight and who is on screen!

And every single, last one of the characters looks like a girl. Or a doll. Hell, they all look like porcelain baby dolls with big, long eyelashes and the exact same hair.

Argh! Hate the new art! If I wanted to look at pretty, pretty, abstract scrollwork, I would go look at my Great Aunt Martha's dining room wallpaper.

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9:42 pm, Sep 24 2010
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I agree with the previous poster, to an extent /I wouldn't go so far as to use the word 'hate', though/. While I understand why the art changed, I still can't help but be dissapointed by how it looks now. Even leaving the 'messiness' aside - I'm awfully annoyed at how all the characters look almost exactly the same and I, just like serobins above me, have to look hard to actually be able to make out some of the characters /like the Noahs - I was looking at Tykki for like 3 pages, without being able to know if it's actually him! it's frustrating/
Overall, while the art is not bad, per se, it's generic, and it's something I'd expect from some random shoujo, but not from DGM. And that may be a silly reason to be put off by the whole manga, but I am. The art just bugs me, and despite finally getting to certain points plot-wise, I can't find it in myself to be glad about that fact.
Just my two cents.

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Post #413566
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9:50 pm, Oct 7 2010
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Omg... Wtf happened... I take a long break from reading it, and then I skim the latest chapter, and.......... JUST WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED!? This isn't the D.Gray-man that I know and love! ;____;

It's just... not the same anymore........! :<
Will it ever get back to normal......!? :/

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Post #413569
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9:57 pm, Oct 7 2010
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i heard the author had some problem with hands!!

fracture/paralysis something!! that must be the reason....else why wud sm1 jeopardize a series applauded for its art ??

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Post #591996
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5:11 am, Mar 23 2013
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I HATE the new art. It made my stop buying the d grayman books after the ninth one. I'm sure it's NOT the mangaka's fault, but it makes me sick. Worse part is she changes it again (again, not her fault) and I... I HATE it.

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2:44 pm, Feb 22 2014
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I haven't read up to the change...but I liked what I guess is the old style. Besides the fact that the hands are waaaay too big. Not strangely, but noticeably big. As big as the heads big. But it's still good. I'll have to check up on the new change then

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