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1:22 am, Dec 10 2011
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Can you tell if a series is manga, manhua, manhwa, etc just from the art?

Question: Can you tell if a series is manga, manhua, manhwa, etc just from the art?
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Yes, all the time - votes: 2868 (19.3%)
Yes, most of the time - votes: 7663 (51.6%)
Yes, sometimes - votes: 2916 (19.6%)
Yes, but rarely - votes: 698 (4.7%)
Never - votes: 695 (4.7%)
There were 14840 total votes.
The poll ended: December 17th 2011

Last edited by lambchopsil at 3:32 am, Dec 17 2011

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1:31 am, Dec 10 2011
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They're pretty different from one another, so yeah.


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3:26 am, Dec 10 2011
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I pay attention to the art style a lot, so yeah, I've managed to tell the difference quite a few times.

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8:00 am, Dec 10 2011
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is freezingreally a manga?

the art do look different most of the time, it's quite rare to miss that (but do happen sometimes)

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8:55 am, Dec 10 2011
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I can only tell the difference between manga and manhwa, i'm not really familiar with manhua (I actually thought it was mispelled and ment manhwa)

also @sakura8429 freezing is a manga, but it was done by manhwa artist and arthur, I guess they moved to japan. laugh

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10:48 am, Dec 10 2011
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Most of the time, at least between manhwa and manga. The style difference is pretty distinct. Manhua is harder to identify. The differences are still there, but more subtle.

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11:00 am, Dec 10 2011
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For me personally in shoujo and romance genera, manga is the typical pretty art. I feel manhuas art is generally more pretty than manga because there is more detail (ie Show Princess) and manhwa art is a bit more edgy (ie 100% Perfect Girl) of course there are lots of exceptions especially between manga and manhua, but the different style of each country is pretty evident

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12:37 pm, Dec 10 2011
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i think i can tell the difference between the three most of the time. manhua really stands out to me for some reason. i also think its the best artwork out of the three.

i also think that sometimes you can tell if a series is a manga, manhua, or manhwa from just the way the description is written. i mean if you ignore the Japanese, Chinese, or Korean character names, the way the descriptions sound are just different.

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12:15 am, Dec 11 2011
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Korean comics do have a pretty distinctive style from their Japanese, Chinese or Taiwanese counterparts, but I can't really tell Chinese and Taiwanese comis from Japanese ones (except if it's outstanding artists like Benjamin etc. but that's rather telling an artist from others)

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9:05 am, Dec 11 2011
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I can, most of the time, differentiate a manga from a manhwa because there's something about manhwa's art style that really turns me off. Though I can't tell the difference of a manhua's art.

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10:13 am, Dec 12 2011
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Manhua aside - since I haven't had much experience with it - it's generally easy to distinguish between the Japanese/Korean artwork. Whilst I do like the intricate designs of the manhwa style, I really can't stand the awkward body proportions / lanky body frames. The characters also look far too "static" for my liking.

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3:12 pm, Dec 13 2011
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I've never really read a manhua, so I can't say that I can tell the difference between manga or manhua; but most of the time, I can tell the difference between manga and manhwa. Manhwa art style is just too different; to me, it looks so stiff compared to manga art.

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11:58 am, Dec 15 2011
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I can't claim to have read a lot of manhwa, but I can typically distinguish it by looking at the hair. Characters in manhwa seem to have a lot more detail in their hair than their manga counterparts.
Otherwise, not really.

As for manhua, I don't think I've read any.

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3:32 am, Dec 17 2011
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Poll's over

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