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Post #495135
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7:17 am, Sep 9 2011
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I'd have to say that when a manhwa is good it remains constant but with manga sometimes it starts out great then somewhere down the line you realize it just started to sucks. I like the art of manga and a select few with manhwa (almost all of the art in manhua Totally off topic sorry). But I guess I have to go with manga because the art is generally better (though some manhwa can compete with the best in art). There are some really good mangas out there the key is to search vigorously and you'll find ones that will suprise you. though I can't name any because you might not feel the same then my words will lose their meaning. all in all I choose manga.

Quick side note: if anyone is intrested could you take a look at and maybe rate Nu'er Guo Chuanqi: ShengNan Pian it a really great manhua and I'm hoping that if more people rate it someone will pick it up as a project. I'm sure you'll like it (if not could you comment, that might explain why no one has picked it up as a project) Thanks biggrin

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Post #495156
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10:59 am, Sep 9 2011
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No manwha can compare to classic shoujo like the works of Hagio Moto, [a]Ikeda Ryoko[/a], and Takemiya Keiko. Manwha also has a different atmosphere in general. But whatever, try to find manwha that's better than say, Banana Fish or even similar to it. I don't think you can.

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11:25 pm, Sep 11 2011
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I'm finding it hard to choose coz both has (+) (-) on their owns.
I believe you can find some great shoujo manga or manhwa if you search carefully.
But be prepared to read bunch of cliche, annoying, and meh ones in a quest of finding the good ones.

@purplebunny101 sorry but i feel i need to comment,
either you're really obsessed with Nu'er or trying to promote it, i've seen you made many comments about it in different threads =.= honestly, it annoyed me.
But there's already a group scanlating it, M scanlations. So you should ask them whether they still continue the project or not.
And see a thread above your previous locked thread on recruitment forum, (which tittle Webtoon Live needs you!!!). They are interested on taking the project. Nuff said.

Post #495756
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4:48 pm, Sep 12 2011
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Manga hands down. eyes
I tried reading a couple of manhwa (100% Perfect Girl) and one other I forgot) but I just couldn't go through with it. That's why as of now, I don't read manhwas maybe in a (very) distant future, I will?

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Post #495924
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3:48 pm, Sep 13 2011
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Manga can be pretty cliched but they can manage the storyline better than manhwa,
Manhwa can make new plot and idea better than manga, but they still (for me) couldn't manage the story, and always end it up with (...hhhmmm....) no spark ?

So, if there are two different comic, manga and manhwa, I'm choosing manga.

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Post #495930
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4:09 pm, Sep 13 2011
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I have nothing against Manhwa though if I'm looking for something to read it definitely has to be a manga. I don't know I just find Manga's art better.. and I haven't seen much manhwa either so but Replay got me hooked and is one of my favorites even though it's a manhwa.

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2:05 pm, Oct 17 2011
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ive only read a couple manhwa but i just dont like the general style of art that they have, it just seems to frilly and kinda overly complex so manga

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11:25 am, Nov 13 2011
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Shoujo Manhwa is good but Shoujo Manga is much more better! eyes Both art & story! cool

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11:11 am, Mar 12 2012
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Hmmm.. I haven't seen all shoujo manhwa and manga so, I'll base it pretty much on what I've read. I think it's pretty much the same. Though most manhwa I've read has strong types of females, in the manga, I think it covers all? I'm not so sure. But I'd vote for manga. XD

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2:33 pm, Mar 13 2012
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(eventhough i love k-dramas, i'd still love japanese name rather than koreans)

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Post #528883
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2:37 pm, Mar 13 2012
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I like manhwa, too, but I find too many similarities between artists and stories to like them more than manga. in Manhwa, the art often looks the same with few changes between artists, and the stories all have the same characters and the same problems. Of course manga has some of that too, but I find they have more variety with the types of mangas, too.

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5:04 pm, Mar 15 2012
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Shoujo manga has greater flexibility. Not saying that manhwa isn't good, it's just you can find more shoujo manga with a greater range in story-telling and art quality. Manhwa sort of has something about it that makes it seem motionless.

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6:34 pm, Mar 16 2012
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No preference in manhwa or manga.
It just depends on the series itself. I've seen shitty manhwa and shitty manga in both story and art.
But I must admit, manhwa has come a loooong way now compared to back then.
Webtoons are also a very interesting development and provides a lot of refreshing original stories.
Manga better start stepping up~~ because there's a lot of the same story lines floating around.

Post #540281

7:28 pm, Mar 16 2012
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Manhwa have their rare gems as well, but a lot of them rely on overly extreme characters/situations to move the plot which is a honestly a cheap writing tool. (Its never a good sign when a writer pull out the rape card.)

Post #540291

8:08 pm, Mar 16 2012
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Manga I suppose, though I love manhwa too.

I just have 2 complaints about manhwa.

First, for some reason is almost 75% of manhwa I've picked up the art style has always been that same certain type which I don't particularly like not that it bothers me that much though.

Second, I just can't get hang on the Korean names. I don't know what it is about them, but for some reason I always have a hard time remembering the characters names etc. Half the time I simply don't know who they're talking about or I have to guess by the context.

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