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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Favorite type of character?
The cool & handsome / beautiful one - votes: 788 (6.8%)
The quiet, stoic, and good-looking one - votes: 2460 (21.2%)
The noisy, stubborn, & hot-headed one - votes: 689 (5.9%)
The horrible, mean, & bad attitude one - votes: 388 (3.3%)
The helpful, kind, & cool one - votes: 992 (8.6%)
The robot / artificial intelligence - votes: 240 (2.1%)
The dense / air-headed genius type - votes: 935 (8.1%)
The 'always happy' character - votes: 372 (3.2%)
The handsome / beautiful sadist - votes: 1267 (10.9%)
The ugly character - votes: 101 (0.9%)
The sensitive but melancholic one - votes: 413 (3.6%)
The submissive, bumbling, and puppy-dog one - votes: 213 (1.8%)
The secretive enigma - votes: 962 (8.3%)
The clumsy fool - votes: 234 (2%)
The scheming plotter - votes: 1542 (13.3%)
There were 11596 total votes.
The poll ended: September 14th 2013
Did the quiet, the stoic, or the good-looking part win? Probably the last one... Reminds me of the character type of "tall, dark, and handsome" in literature.
» deadphoenix on September 14th, 2013, 2:07am
What would be the best to put the art of Hunter X Hunter under?
Good story but horrible art.
» quark1020 on September 14th, 2013, 10:46am
» FantasySerenity on September 14th, 2013, 2:50am
Looking at you Goong!
Or the manga that makes all the girls look about 12. That annoys the hell out of me.
» mysstris on September 15th, 2013, 1:11am
That's one thing that annoys me about the manhwaga for Goong in general. It serves as comic relief but frankly it's just such a far stretch from how beautiful the manhwaga can draw.
As for the young-in look, I can sympathize with how you feel about that.
» tactics on September 14th, 2013, 3:09am
» Sakuya on September 14th, 2013, 3:19am
Kind of hard to follow the plot if you can't differentiate between the characters.
» Cainam on September 14th, 2013, 5:31am
» Mizura on September 14th, 2013, 6:48am
- Exaggerated shoujo styles (huge eyes, skinny limbs)
- Exaggerated shounen styles (muscles everywhere)
- Poorly-drawn anatomy not due to style
- Generic-looking characters
- bland facial expressions
- Poorly-drawn or non-existing background
- Poorly-drawn action scenes
- Excessive fanservice (huge breasts, revealing outfits, etc.)
- Unrefined/unfinished-looking artstyle (squiggly lines, Hunter x Hunter etc.)
And to incorporate the above:
- Random chibis everywhere
- All the characters look too young
It'd be very hard to choose from just one, though. lol.
» pyonk on September 14th, 2013, 7:33am
- Unrealistic boobs size (in action/adventure shonen manga).
» mizaki2100 on September 14th, 2013, 10:54am
(Why I rarely read shounen) Since this is not one of the choices, I picked excessively big eyes.
» lambchopsil on September 14th, 2013, 11:26am
» Mierten on September 14th, 2013, 7:40am
I do like how there is so much variety in styles of art.
» Damnedman on September 14th, 2013, 7:42am
» quark1020 on September 14th, 2013, 10:51am
» Dionaea on September 14th, 2013, 11:19am
» connerity on September 14th, 2013, 11:38am
The story can be insanely good, but as soon as extremely huge, glossy eyes, background flowers, skinny limbs, etc appear, I will be strongly repulsed by it and instantly drop it.
It goes so far that I don't even look into a series that has traces of shoujo art on the cover image.
» SinsI on September 14th, 2013, 12:02pm
» Highway-STAR on September 14th, 2013, 1:12pm
I had the same thought. I hate most modern manga art as it's all generic house-style mush.
» sarah-eats-cupcakes on September 16th, 2013, 1:21pm
agreed. older art was much more elegant, expressive and versatile than modern art. it seems that the majority of seinen manga and most manga published before 2000 have more realism in terms of body proportions, shading and faces than modern shoujo, josei and shounen art, but anyway art doesn't really bother me, at least not enough to drop a manga.
» anonymous18 on September 14th, 2013, 12:13pm
» chrum on September 14th, 2013, 1:59pm
» lynira on September 14th, 2013, 2:32pm
» SilverStorm on September 14th, 2013, 9:22pm
I ended up choosing "certain styles," since that's the closest. I don't like art that's too busy or overdone. I get annoyed with certain of shonen mangas where I can't tell what I'm looking at. Too many action lines, muscle to muscle drawings etc.
For instance, I hear that A Fairytale for the Demon Lord has a pretty good story, and I wouldn't say it has ugly art, far from it, but I don't like having to guess what's a face and what's a hat, stuff like that.
It could be argued that shoujo manga is quite busy with all the flowers and everything, but most of the time, I can tell the character's expressions and what they're doing. (For me, the flowers and sparkles don't interfere with the characters.)
While this is minor, I don't like ridiculously sized boobs. It's normally indicative of the kind of plot that's encountered. Being female, the cliched fan servicing is rather annoying and IMO, drags down the plot.
» arouraleona on September 14th, 2013, 11:13pm
I went for Disproportionate body parts (big ((GIANT)) boobs, tiny waist), but it was a toss up between that and scraggly lines.
» kaloo on September 14th, 2013, 11:57pm
» mysstris on September 15th, 2013, 1:08am
But I suppose all characters looking the same is annoying--I haven't run into that problem so often though.
But in general, I don't have much of a problem with art as long as the story can make up for it-the better the story, the less I care for the art. But depending on the story, the art that appears bad can make for an intense mood matching the storyline.
» xxmichellexx27f on September 15th, 2013, 1:45am
It could just be me denying to be swayed by the art, but I believe the story sucks, no matter how many times I read it.
» arouraleona on September 15th, 2013, 3:09am
» That3rdGuy on September 15th, 2013, 6:05am
I remember there was this guy who lived next to me and made a LOT of money selling marijuana. While he caused no problems (in fact, much of the profit went towards the community and I lived in a legal state), I still told the police when he got a new supply because I hated the fact he made so much more money than I. The DEA took his legal marijuana and his expensive growing supplies with no reimbursement.
Hate! Hate! Hate!
There was this girl I considered as my muse down the road who who recently got a boyfriend. She was Caucasian and he was African. Since I only wanted her for myself (but only at a distance), I signed her up for KKK and Aryan Brotherhood and bought racist literature to be sent to her address. After several Klan rallies and books degrading other races, he finally came to the conclusion that she was a bigot and left her.
Hate! Hate! Hate!
Seriously, though... I'd probably have to say I hate the extremely large eyes overall. I do hate how many characters look the same as well, besides a slightly different hairstyle and color, but the eyes bug me the most. I like Furuya Minoru's work specifically because of the more realistic way he draws faces. I like accuracy. And hating.
» Accipiter on September 16th, 2013, 7:23am
» nightazday on September 16th, 2013, 9:09am
and don't get me started on yaoi/shounen-ai. being a heterosexual guy, it's not really for me anyway, but I would definitely read more if the artwork didn't turn me off as much.
» Ascension on September 17th, 2013, 5:04pm
Also there's a lot of mangas that have bad art especially to help the story, and because of it it's funny, even though there's a lot of the stuff that bothers people usually(big head, disproportionate limbs, weird expresions), for exemple the author of Ningen Kyouki Katsuo, HAMORI Takashi has that kind of art specifically. And you can't say you hate the expresions/disproportionate limbs/big head etc, in 1 manga, and like it in another in this poll.