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Post #246351

11:49 am, Jan 8 2009
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i rather have a great plot then the art but if the arts awful i just drop the series but it's a win win if there's a manga/anime with a great plot and awesome art

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11:51 am, Jan 8 2009
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if it's Josei..I'm not picky about the Art but it's the Plot that matters. But a good art is a plus for me.

As for shoujos....this is kinda hard..I rather choose the plot rather than the art...Prolly cuz I don't trust the cover as much as the cliche plots that I would be expecting once I read them.. none

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Post #254026

4:53 pm, Jan 31 2009
Posts: 33

Well, I'll start reading if it has good art, but I'm not going to stay if the plot makes me want to kill the author so she cant write anymore. >.>

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5:06 pm, Jan 31 2009
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Well, I'll start reading if it has good art, but I'm not going to stay if the plot makes me want to kill the author so she cant write anymore. >.>

I tend to do this too. The only time I don't look at a title is when the art style is too old. I tend to hate 'em because they hurt my eyes~, and i cannot relate to them ( I'm only 15 yrs. old). Only [m]ADACHI Mitsuru[/m] has passed through this barrier.

Post #254035
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5:10 pm, Jan 31 2009
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Personally I prefer a balance between art and plot.
If I have to choose between both; Plot!!!!

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Post #254037
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5:18 pm, Jan 31 2009
Posts: 104

Shoujo is the one genre that I think twice before reading a series with a good art. I'd ditch a shoujo series with laden cliches, weak characters, etc despite having amazingly beautiful art. I'd read shoujo with terrible art anytime as long as the story's good. So yeah, I pick plot over art in the case of shoujo-- or any genre for that matter.

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Keeper of Nothing

1:18 am, Feb 1 2009
Posts: 23

Generally in that genre i don't pick much of anything from it.
The whole anoerix look with the super long body parts and everyone tooth-pick thin just doesn't catch my eye.
I might still peek at it if i see it. But if I'm going to buy it the artworks has to good. And of course plot.
Artwork without plot. A story book.
Plot without art. A novel
i think? lol

Post #261309
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10:39 pm, Feb 25 2009
Posts: 15

For me, it's a combination of both. The first thing I look at is the plot summary, but if the art absolutely sucks, I won't go much further unless I've been given a strong recommendation.

Post #262644

5:06 am, Mar 2 2009
Posts: 71

I think both are equally important, but I tend to get put off if the manga has a nice story/premise but not nice enough (okay, bad) art to back it up. The manga muist have an interesting story and a nice/gorgeous art, otherwise you're better off reading a novel. Ironically, I prefer shounen art style, with it's realistic and clean drawings than shoujo's too flowery and sketchy art.

Post #262646

5:17 am, Mar 2 2009
Posts: 34

Art before plot in manga. mostly becuase the plot is express through the art. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Post #269233
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3:03 am, Mar 21 2009
Posts: 94

Plot summary is what I go by first, but if I open the book and go 'bleh' at the art, I put it down. Bad art is a serious turn off!

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Post #270862
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7:51 pm, Mar 26 2009
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Definitely plot. Whenever I see a shoujo manga with the characters looking like many other shoujo leads, I tend to skip them, although sometimes I try to read their plot summary. If it seems interesting, I read the manga. If not, no. Although there are times that when the art is so bad that it doesn't pique my interest anymore, I don't even think of picking it up.

Post #270863
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7:58 pm, Mar 26 2009
Posts: 140

I don't care how awful the art is if the plot is good I am game.

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Post #270864
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8:16 pm, Mar 26 2009
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I like good art but if the plot is awful the best art in the world won't make me read it. I'm a lot more tolerable about art than I am for plot.

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Sweetly Macabre

11:25 am, Apr 12 2009
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My idea of good art is usually pretty different from most people, and I'm odd in my choices of plot too. I'm usually very obsessive about picking a good title in both plot and art before reading it. Still, plot comes first by far.

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