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1: OEL manga Love or Hate it? (39) 2: Drawing Manga Style (20) 3: I just read Battle Angel Alita (5) 4: Dark Horse Comics to release new FLCL Omnibus this year! (3) 5: Black butler! (2) 6: Biomega, badass. (8) 7: MUSHISHI (20) 8: From sparrow to eagle (4) 9: Can we really go to jail for manga with loli in it? (5) 10: The voices of a distant star (2) 11: Fairy Tail (37) 12: Drops of our Lives story. (4) 13: Anime fandub's (2) 14: Hirefushi/ヒレフシ (6) 15: Lost hearts (3) 16: A certainly random manga idea of mine.. (8) 17: fav quotes from various manga (68) 18: [Cyberpunk] Until Death Do Us Part/死がふたりを分かつまで [AWESOME] (5) 19: ITT We Complain About How Manga are Way Overpriced in the US (77) 20: Where do you buy yours? (34) 21: >>Shina Dark...Continues?!<< (3) 22: im japan i stady english (47) 23: Eclipse Scans - what do you think of their system? (4) 24: Translating japanese sound effect to english is so difficult (7) 25: a site with all naruto manga volumes (3) 26: Ninja High School (6) 27: Please teach me. (3) 28: My manga any good? (2) 29: Fav Romance Manga (73) 30: Highschool of the dead (7) 31: Romancecomendy manga ideas!!! :3 (5) 32: Nina's Story (3) 33: The last manga that made you cry. (19) 34: Nina's Story (1) 35: Manga reading software (50) 36: manga helper (1) 37: [Fun] Let's write down names in the Death Thread! [Death Note] (82) 38: 'Gantz', a Masterpiece story and no one heard of it (27) 39: POPULAR MANGA (5) 40: [KAIZOU] Kohji Kumeta manga thread [ZETSUBOU SHITA] (25)

OEL manga Love or Hate it? (39)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2007-02-09 07:38 ID:kF1al5Em

what's OEL manga stand for? If you don't know it's Original English-language manga.

Anyone else here hate OEL manga? I do and I wish they never made it. I think Manga should just be made in Japan or Korea. I hate the ugly graphics that they have in OEL.

Not only is it ugly but they make the manga page even more unbearable is some of the OEL manga artist just have to outline every single main character just so that they can look more noticable and that they pop out from the annoying over drawn, over crowded, over toned (is that even a word?)background! The whole page just practicaly bleeds with different gray-scale tones! It's not the standard black and white with a little gray to show shadows manga page. oh no, the whole page is F*&#@!G gray!

30 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-06-27 07:26 ID:PEJUWAYV

I'm an aspiring manga artist. But I'm not Japanese, or Korean. So what should I do? Nothing? Doesn't sound very interesting. I didn't choose manga because I think it's cool or anything, I choose it because I'm inspired by the manga style, as well as Japanese culture. I'm glad OEL manga exist - in Japan, manga wasn't popular and didn't earn mangaka much money before Osamu Tezuka - the God of manga - entered the picture; there hadn't been any good manga before he introduced his work, which jumpstarted the manga world and inspired mangaka all over Japan. It's the same in the OEL manga industry, once someone comes forth a truly good story, hopefully OEL manga will start to get good. The ability to create a story isn't limited to the Japanese, thinking so is just bias.

31 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-06-29 00:14 ID:Heaven

It's shit.

32 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-06-30 12:04 ID:nF3IyM8D

I don't mind the more gag-based OEL manga (in my opinion, it can still be called manga if the page size/format differs from the default Western comic book), but decent serious, story-based manga are a very rare breed in the OEL market. Especially if you care about well-drawn works.

33 Name: bnhjk : 2012-07-29 02:21 ID:qqBsYxrt

34 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-03 20:24 ID:hTAuJZwI


35 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-06 06:07 ID:/+/wY3MJ

whats korean manga??

36 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-06 20:39 ID:Heaven

see the post above yours

37 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-12-24 03:04 ID:fluNKQaP

If you want to be a manga artist but you're not Japanese or Korean, it's really a simply solution. Just fucking make it a graphic novel with "manga style" art.

38 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-12-24 22:43 ID:M3soQ50F

No, you don't understand! It's a manga, like from Japan!

39 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-12-25 03:45 ID:fluNKQaP

I know, I'm suggesting the creation of a graphic novel as an alternative.

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Drawing Manga Style (20)

1 Name: Mihae : 2008-06-08 06:23 ID:jiMTmwco

Do any of you like to draw Manga style?

I love it, and frankly, I think it's sort of like an addiction...
When I'm bored in class, I just doodle and it turns into an anime character.. xD
I started when I was in fourth grade and then it gradually got better. Of course, I'm not as good as pros yet, but I'm getting closer everyday! >__< just practicing is all I do. I wish they taught this style in art class, but unfortunately, I could not find any Art studios that teach this style, so I've had to teach myself. :/

So what about you guys?

11 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2009-07-31 16:32 ID:R/OG9SPE

Yeah I do, it sucks I can't draw anything else other than manga style. When I try to draw people more realistically I screw up and give them those manga eyes ffffff.

12 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2009-09-14 04:27 ID:8tW6/X/G

If you want to do more realistic faces, draw at a larger scale than you usually do, that will offset your reflex to do manga eyes.

After that you'll learn and be able to do it at any scale.

I like drawing in manga style, I've also done life drawing and realistic paintings and whatnot. Just enjoying drawing is the most important thing

13 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2009-11-20 17:21 ID:z0isTLEN

O my gosh i dont know what to do i liked anime all my life but started to draw last year :[ Is there any website u can segeust that will get it better it still looks the same when i started and some things it looks like a copie and some not please answer thank u! :]

14 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2010-05-21 16:54 ID:HFvaAkwN

15 Name: Ran : 2011-06-28 07:28 ID:5r5Db/gk

Once I started drawing manga style, I got really into it. Then a year later, I tried drawing more realistically and it came out like manga style no matter how much I tried to alter the eyes, facial structure, etc.

It's freaky how an art style can do this.
But overall, I like drawing manga style and always doodle on the side of my page at school.

16 Name: Waffles : 2011-07-09 17:39 ID:PBp0l5j2

I hate my drawing style... Since I slouch in my chair at school, all the facial features and their waist is all Streeacched out so you have to look at them at an angle. I'm not very creative on what to draw so all my characters come out manga-like. Stil, people in my class were like,"You draw amazing" and I say in my head, Are they crazy? I'm horrible!

I study other mangakas' styles and see what sets them apart from me and other artists. Manga is nice because for me, it helps you relax... -w-

17 Name: suzuki : 2012-08-21 14:16 ID:Fkqs7MfK

I like drawing,too.
In my country,japan,there are many friends who are good at drawing.
So I look at their illusts or show own one each other.
Sorry I'm not good at English.(´・ω・)

18 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-22 10:22 ID:liLCTXgf

19 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-25 12:04 ID:TWcUmtVZ

20 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-30 19:54 ID:Heaven

no such thing as manga style!

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I just read Battle Angel Alita (5)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-11-30 22:03 ID:xvILp42a

Just volumes one and two. Both were pretty good. Vol two made me soo sad though, but it was still literary quality. Have you ever read it? What did you think of it?

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-12-17 06:12 ID:hEeXZKf/

Alita is like my favorite manga. I can really see why James Cameron wants to make a movie trilogy out of it. I don't really have a preference for transhumanism works, but I could read Alita wonder about herself all day.

The sequel Last Order is pretty good too, though it retcons the original ending (Author was depressed, so he ended Alita a lot quicker than he originally planned). Last Order is currently in the middle of what I can only say is a parody of shounen tournament arcs.

3 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-03-20 06:52 ID:KADlCXcF

You've peaked my interest, I'll give it a read.

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-03-20 17:51 ID:0KNKq/PD

It's pretty good!

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Dark Horse Comics to release new FLCL Omnibus this year! (3)

1 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-04-06 18:49 ID:ZpgD+H/b

It is going to have new full color artworks and "remastered story pages." I'm pretty happy about it. It's at a fair price too. I will be picking up a copy. Will you?

>Publication Date:
> May 16, 2012
> b&w, 392 pages, TP, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4"
> $19.99
> 1-59582-868-0
> 978-1-59582-868-2

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-04-09 07:08 ID:MVFmWoYJ


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Black butler! (2)

1 Name: Anime GAL : 2012-04-05 02:53 ID:7E90dS3G

Hey guys have you herd of black butler it is AWESOME!!!! so check it guys on google or somthing

2 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-04-05 15:34 ID:vn0zs7w+

I have read through the first three volumes at a friends house. I liked it well enough. What was funny was that the same day I finished reading her copies of it it was the day of Halloween and we went to Salem Mass to see their celebrations. And saw a Ceil Phantomhive cosplayer. On the same day. She was way spacey though. She did not even notice me right in front of her when I was completing her cosplay.
Anyway, yeah Black Butler is interesting, even if the premise is cliche and all of the characters and relationships between the characters are total fujoshi bait. It's not on my top ten list of managa, but I'd still recommend it.

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Biomega, badass. (8)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-05-14 17:46 ID:24kvwP+P

It is my new favorite manga. It is so full of badass and awesomeness your eyes will cum after reading it. I truely recommend this to everyone.

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-05-16 18:47 ID:24kvwP+P


3 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-05-26 18:53 ID:Buqe5Bym

I'm currently still reading it. I also like it so far.

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-06-10 09:40 ID:lz7JlNpw

Hi there.
"BLAME!" is very good too.HAHA.

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6 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-12-09 07:36 ID:zu78etER

Awar for best character design.

7 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-03-25 18:39 ID:QLB7qgWN

Is there going to be a a squel? It seems like it ends with Zoichi ready for another quest.

8 Name: Anime GAL : 2012-04-05 02:39 ID:XrHcgPTV

no wat's it about? show a pic of the cover

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1 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-07-22 15:02 ID:9vj8NNqC

Del Rey got Mushishi!
They also got the Kiseijuu/Parasyte widebans!

Humanity prevails!!

11 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2007-05-28 02:41 ID:76+wLgj2

>>10 "(Plus, ADV manga keeps dropping stuff Aria, loki ragnarok, gamerz heaven, tactics >_>)"

All those series sucked except for Aria anyways! We only got slightly screwed by ADV!!

12 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2007-05-29 13:24 ID:Pz90yaoY


Yotsuba& and Gunslinger Girl are both very popular series, yet they pretty much got dropped too.

13 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2007-05-30 03:56 ID:72xrIfdw

Yotsuba& is still getting releases albeit really fucking slow.

14 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2007-05-30 12:31 ID:Heaven


It was dead for a while, they just resurrected its decomposing corpse. If they manage to release vol 5, maybe I'll start holding some small sliver of hope for it.

16 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2007-06-11 14:08 ID:9qH31VuD

Yeah, next volume of Yotsuba is scheduled for a July release. I think Gunslinger Girl is set for a release pretty soon too.

I've heard that Tokyopop is going to pick up the prequel to Aria, called Aqua.

But I don't know if anyone will pick up Aria. Maybe once Aqua gets going, and if people like it, they'll do something about Aria...
I hope so. I really loved (and still love) that series.

17 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-12-08 17:46 ID:trMyfaua

Where would be the cheapst place to buy all the volumes? I once saw a book that looked like it was more than one volume in one book, but I did not get a good look at it. I saw it at a Barns and Nobel store.

18 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-02-10 01:00 ID:oTs/+CLF

Gah! Some one answer me!

19 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-02-10 20:07 ID:xQw1BV81

>>18 You're a persistent fellow, aren't you?

I'm also interested, but know no better. Have you tried ebay?

20 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-02-13 20:44 ID:6nIjgQUB

>>19 Yeah but they just have old used copyies. I want the whole series. Brand new. All for me.

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From sparrow to eagle (4)

1 Name: Baron : 2011-12-28 06:55 ID:32TBNSNS

Hi, I'm Japanese
My English is a translation of Google.

In Japan this year, there were earthquakes

I saw on TV
U.S. forces tried hard
In order to rescue the Japanese

There are political issues
Japanese people are grateful

Thank you

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2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-01-01 00:05 ID:7lUsWulC

The Ameerican governmment is corrupt, but I am happy that our aid agencys wer able to help you.

Live long, and prosper Japan.

3 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-01-09 03:49 ID:z8R7txKt

Good luck Japan!

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-01-17 00:22 ID:INaoR3CH

You will get better, japan.

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Can we really go to jail for manga with loli in it? (5)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-11-28 22:23 ID:ZRpz3msm

Look at this! I know it's from 2009 but I'm just now hearing about it. Is this seriously a thing now? I don't even like loli manga or loli fanservice, in fact I dislike it. But this is really fucked up!

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-11-29 02:16 ID:L2ekrvMV

Yeah I heard about that...not cool.
=insert normal loli isn't bad arguments here=

3 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-12-13 09:13 ID:Heaven

Depends on which country you're in. In the USA, you are protected by the supreme court ruling Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition (2002). In Britain and other oppressive regimes, it most definitely is illegal as will soon be all forms of hate speech including the use of the word "gypsy" even when referring to gypsies, nudity including bare ankles, insults to the monarch, using "they're" when you're supposed to use "their", "writing too loudly", and referring to autumn as "fall."

I do remember that in the past that manga often went out of its way to declare that a character was over 18 even when it was clear they weren't. What happens in these cases where a character declares herself to be 18 and then involves herself in adult situations? Do they have experts say that this DRAWN image depicts someone under 18?? This isn't just an assault on the freedom of speech but an assault on the defining line between fantasy and reality.

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-12-16 20:57 ID:Heaven

To add to >3's post. In the US, it can be used to increase your sentence if you're caught with CP, but otherwise the federales don't care.

Also never bring your laptop over say the Canadian border. The border patrol is allowed to make backups of your hard drive if they feel like it, so they can charge you with something in the future.

5 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-09-20 23:27 ID:Heaven


> you are protected by the supreme court ruling Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition (2002)

That case led to the PROTECT Act, which enacted 18 USC § 1466A.

> cartoon
> drawing
> Nonrequired Element of Offense.— It is not a required element of any offense under this section that the minor depicted actually exist.
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The voices of a distant star (2)

1 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2011-11-28 20:05 ID:PHj2X6kx

I liked it. It's sort of like a very long distance relationship between two friends who then later realise they love each other but only have they are a few dozen light years apart. It's sad, but nice. And it's not one of these managas that goes on for fucking ever. It's one book you can probably read in less than a hour. And its nice. Give it a read.

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2011-11-29 02:12 ID:KPV+lr1O

It's nice.

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