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EvilTsuna
Post #166982 - Reply to (#166398) by HeavennevaeH
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Death Note (that got boring even before you-know-what)
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just say "L dies" it's not a spoiler anymore geez the manga ended a long time ago the anime too! even the US version is starting to end..

about overrated manga's

school rumble - when someone mentions what school comedy they should get or watch they response "school rumble" like a standard! it's not that funny you know...

death note - so overrated, people are starting to dress like L

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hmm...I got really bored with Vampire Knight...I got bored with Deathnote after L died...well i found out he died and just dropped it but I watched the last anime episode. none
I read Naruto cause I wanna know what happens (but I couldn't tell you all the characters or anything) it's really slow and it's nothing super special in my opinion. at first it was good then it wasn't.
I'm still trying to read Prince of Tennis, that's getting boring...and Fushigi Yugi by Yuu Watase.

I don't really have anything to contribute, maybe Fruits Basket...



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I wouldn't say that those manga mentioned are overrated, but because they were popular they became crappy. Argument behind my reasoning ?

Simple, we see that manga gets popular so they offer more to the author as long as he keep his manga going for another 30 volumes. It's really hard to keep being fresh after 30 volumes about the same topic, with mostly same characters and same main goal.

Inu-yasha was actually really entertaining at beginning - but at some point the whole finding shikon no tama or whatever became so boring. And Naraku the immortal nemesis - just die already, most of us are already bored with him.

I blame Naruto cheesiness with gay relationship between Sasuke and Naruto and that those skills became overly strange - the only lacking thing is Sasuke screaming "HADOKEN" and Naruto "KAMEHAMEHA". It wasn't like that at beginning, so it kinda bites when we have something like that now. The manga should have ended when it was still believable but it simply was too popular.

Bleach - too long. And too many characters we really don't need to care about. It's almost feels like characters were forced there just to keep manga fresh. But making up new character isn't keeping manga fresh, but keeping it farther from some end, goal. In manga readers like to know that main hero accomplish something or is nearer some truth and not that there is about 100 other side-plots around the main problem.

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Death Note - author not only had that forced ending problem, but also he didn't have much ideas for Near and Mello - hence the second part wasn't so great. L died and that was not something unexpected - it was either Raito or L. And manga shouldn't completely end at that point, but whole investigation of Near and Mello looked more like those guys had freaking ESP.


School Rumble - I was a great fan, but it annoyed me how it returned to point 0 almost 20 times around the plot. Also too long, but it coming closer to the ending.

Dragonball Z - Oh come on ? Overrated ? This is father of 90% of todays shounen. I know Dragonball Z is stupid, but I enjoyed it when I was 13 and I think that's the proper age we should think that anime is for.

Popular manga are too long because they are popular. But something made them popular in first place, hence they were good at some part...
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...except for D.Grayman which is complete shit ;p

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Actually, of all these, I can only in good conscience say Naruto and Vampire Knight. InuYasha is slightly overrated in the aspect that EVERYONE who's a manga fan has read at least a little (even if they won't admit it).

Bleach and Death Note are pretty good. I'm actually rather pleased that they became so popular in America, because it gives manga and anime a better name. Before, everyone thought it was all Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon.

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I don't think Berserk is overrated...

About Inuyasha being overrated, I don't know, since I've only watched the anime... And it annoyed me... To many stupid people (i.e baka-inu and kagume) and that stupid kikyou... Only watched because of Seshomaru (damn, so cute^^). Cough, anyway, maybe people think it's overrated because of the fact that it's still being mentioned, discussed and has some fans laugh


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Quote from HeavennevaeHDeath Note (that got boring even before you-know-what)
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just say "L dies" it's not a spoiler anymore geez the manga ended a long time ago the anime too! even the US version is starting to end..

death note - so overrated, people are starting to dress like L


Yeah.. that shocked me... Why did the little sphycho live? (more) damn him>.<


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Popular manga are too long because they are popular. But something made them popular in first place, hence they were good at some part...
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...except for D.Grayman which is complete shit ;p


Wait, what? Why would you say it's complete shit?... I don't even like shounen, and I like it... But I guess it's a matter of taste...
Even so, as much as I hate Claymore, I've never said it was shit laugh
So...
Is it even overrated? I think it gets about the credit and fame it deserves.. maybe less... I

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Almost anything by Shinjo Mayu. Just... yeah. I'm not even going to start explaining that one or I'll never stop.


LOL and the art isn't the best ... i get a good kick outta
her stories because they are even more fictional than ...
inuyasha . i mean i chances of me jumping in a well to
fuedal japan is higher than sercumstances in her mangas HAHA

I do wish less people freaked out about VK
i mean i really enjoy it but im so afraid to recomend it
to any1 becuz if i tell the wrong person i get fan grls
Screaming bloody hell in my ear >_< but i like
it .... (that doesn't mean it's not overrated... i like how only a
few ppl can understand it ... and u obviously can tell who do and who dont)

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Post #167012 - Reply to (#166989) by Yeran
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Actually, of all these, I can only in good conscience say Naruto and Vampire Knight. InuYasha is slightly overrated in the aspect that EVERYONE who's a manga fan has read at least a little (even if they won't admit it).
See, that's where you are wrong. I have never read Inuyasha. I was planning on it, once, but then Spider-man: Blue and Wildcats Nemesis came on the same day. So I read those instead. Who knows maybe one day, I really will read it.


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now some shoujo.

Perfect Girl Evolution : yes it's funny, but the story doesn't develop and the main cast sure is weird

Ouran high school host club : for the same reason as PGE

yuu watase's work: just too cheesy sometimes.

oh i forgot lovely complex.
first i enjoyed it very much, but then i got bored.

Agree on PGE. I like it, but I don't think it's as fantastic as people say it is. I don't agree at all with Host Club though, I adore it. However, I think you summed up Yuu Watase and Lovely Complex perfectly.

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Quote from HeavennevaeH
Death Note (that got boring even before you-know-what)
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just say "L dies" it's not a spoiler anymore geez the manga ended a long time ago the anime too! even the US version is starting to end..



Not everyone has read it. Thanks. Appreciate it.

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I agree with Aarana. Use your spoiler tags

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Suzuka is possibly the biggest load of horsecrap on the planet. I can't believe people actually enjoy reading it and, what's worse..... I can't believe I read 30 chapters or so. Aargh!!

Actually my hatred for this shitty manga is twofold, because it shares the same name as a place that I consider sacred - the Suzuka Circuit in Mie, Japan. I have great memories of riding (and crashing) there while I was living/working in Japan.

The author should be shot for bastardizing my place of worship, and defiling the name of one of the greatest racetracks in the world...... dead mad dead

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Post #167174 - Reply to (#166987) by Kolox
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Quote from Kolox
Popular manga are too long because they are popular. But something made them popular in first place, hence they were good at some part...

Are there shoujo manga that have dragged on for a bazillion volumes the way some shounen manga have? I can think of a few shoujo that have stretched things out a bit longer than they probably should have, but nothing like some of the popular shounen - or maybe I'm just not reading them??

As far as what's overrated, I agree with a lot of the manga that's already been mentioned but also disagree with a few. bigrazz Any manga that has developed a rabid fan base is going to seem overrated to anyone outside that rabid fan base, I suppose.


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Wait, what? Why would you say it's complete shit?... I don't even like shounen, and I like it... But I guess it's a matter of taste...
Even so, as much as I hate Claymore, I've never said it was shit laugh
So...
Is it even overrated? I think it gets about the credit and fame it deserves.. maybe less... I


This is just my arrogant assholish opinion which surely will be disagreed because D.Grayman is popular for some reason. As for me, I can't find even one original and interesting thing in it, although I need to say - I really like the concept at beginning - a monsters that inhabits humans bodies because they have a selfish desire of reviving someone. But after 20 chapters, it became already boring, far-fetched and all. The idea which I thought was rather nice was developed in..wait, it was not developed at all.

Claymore manga has no plot at all, but I read it. It never offered nor ever said it will have any great plot, it's all about fighting. If anyone ever expected anything great from this manga plot development, he was sure to be disappointed ;p

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Are there shoujo manga that have dragged on for a bazillion volumes the way some shounen manga have? I can think of a few shoujo that have stretched things out a bit longer than they probably should have, but nothing like some of the popular shounen - or maybe I'm just not reading them??


I don't know if I hit a genre but :
Fruit Basket
Good Morning Call
His and Her circumstances.

I don't read much but all of them I found really interesting at beginning and then the development became somehow forced - like they were just adding problems to become even farther from conclusion. It's an idea that keeps the famous soap opera "Bold and Beautiful" forever going, but is it really a good idea ?

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Quote from Kolox
This is just my arrogant assholish opinion which surely will be disagreed because D.Grayman is popular for some reason. As for me, I can't find even one original and interesting thing in it, although I need to say - I really like the concept at beginning - a monsters that inhabits humans bodies because they have a selfish desire of reviving someone. But after 20 chapters, it became already boring, far-fetched and all.


yes i hv to agree with u on that one. i didn't really understand wht was goin on in the recent chapters.

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Claymore manga has no plot at all, but I read it. It never offered nor ever said it will have any great plot, it's all about fighting. If anyone ever expected anything great from this manga plot development, he was sure to be disappointed ;p


uh, Claymore manga has no plot? either you're not too far into the manga or was too drawn by the battle and gore to not notice that the plot build up.

I don't feel berserk is overrated, its still pretty good and interesting.

fairy tale, naruto, bleach, and one piece definitely feels overrated.

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