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Is it more important the art or the story?

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Post #794247
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3:55 pm, Dec 22 2021
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Hi everybody,

I'm new here and I have a question for all of us.

Yesterday, I was arguing with my friend if, in a manga, it's more important the art of the drawings than the story or if it's more important the orinality of the story than the art.

In my opinion, I give great important to the story, to the setting, to the worldbuilding.

For example, I'm following an amateur battle shonen manga on Webtoon (Flare, have you read it?): the art isn't made by a pro mangaka, but the world building is very interesting and I can't wait to read how the story will go on.

Moreover, the original "Onepunchman" has questionable drawings, but it became famous for the story, for the screenplay, for the comic scenes.

So, I know we all have different point of view but... what's your opinion?

Post #794255
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5:47 am, Dec 23 2021
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Either of those being bad would hurt my enjoyment of a series. However, I'd say that story is more important than art. I can tolerate less-than-ideal art if the story is great, but usually not the other way around.

Manga, anime, and light novels are just different mediums for telling a story, and the purpose of good art is to support that storytelling. The images help convey a story, but if that story isn't good, then you're just left with boring eye-candy.

Last edited by MoFried at 6:05 am, Dec 23

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11:17 pm, Dec 23 2021
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I want say they need both be equal in someway, for me even if the story good I can't really enjoy it if the art is off or not appealing

While if the story isn't as good but the art is gorgeous I can still continue reading

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The images help convey a story, but if that story isn't good, then you're just left with boring eye-candy.

I totally agree with this

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