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January 08, 2011, 04:54 AM
We all know Saikou and Shuujin have come a long way and created many different manga along the way. We know more about some than others, but I'm sure there's one manga that struck you the most and maybe left an impression.
Which is your favorite Ashirogi Muto creation and why? :)
I have included both Sasayaka na Toki which was mostly Saikou, and Rabuta & Peace which did not involve Saikou. Please also let me know if I missed out any and I'll add it to the poll :)
January 08, 2011, 03:21 PM
I think you've missed "Tanto", btw my vote goes for "Trap", gotta love its art!
thank you for pointing that out, my bad, it has been added!
January 10, 2011, 04:55 PM
I voted for money and intelligence, the plot is twisted and psychological, they are really good with seinen stories, it's a shame they never serialized this manga, but maybe in the future they will be able to develop this manga.
January 11, 2011, 01:33 AM
I loved Tanto >_>
I know they were ragging on it the entire time the series was running, but it charmed the heck out of me. The artwork was a major departure from the ULTRA SERIOUS stuff Saiko had been doing before that, and we had a pretty good catch-phrase for a while in "I dunno about that"
The actual story apparently suffered after a few chapters, but the story suffered in a lot of the early Ashirogi stuff in one way or another.
January 11, 2011, 02:58 PM
I voted for Detective Trap... First of all, I liked the concept in which a detective, called trap, uses traps to catch criminals and to make them confess. Secondly, in the colour page of Detective Trap, I liked the main character's (costume) design a lot. It was cooler than Eiji's crows drawing. It is sad that the manga got cancelled because of the suffer from the hiatus. I think that this manga had the most opportunities in getting an anime and beating eiji's crows at the same time
January 11, 2011, 08:21 PM
Not only was Detective Trap an original idea out of Saiko's childhood, it's art was distinct and mysterious, just like the story it was used for. It was a huge shame that the series basically tanked after the hospital incident because if it had been worked on I think they would've gotten an anime from it.
PCP was an okay concept but the entire thing with 'making the crimes harmless,' and the problem with 'kids imitating it,' kinda ruins it's creative expression i feel.
Granted, the duo's strength seems to truly lie in darker themed manga, the very concept of senien-style manga is almost ironic being in a shonen jump series. I don't know a whole lot of history about Death-Note but it feels like the inward struggle between Ashirogi Muto and Jump may in fact have similarities between how Ohba published Death Note (not really sure).
January 12, 2011, 02:05 AM
I liked Trap too. I agree with a lot of what you said, Zuriel :) It was something that would definitely have gotten an anime as long as the standard remained what it was in the start.
PCP was not too bad, and what we saw of it (the few pages with the fireworks stuff) was fairly impressive, but I get the feeling that these "harmless pranks" will get old after awhile. As intelligent as Shuujin may be, I doubt he can keep thinking of silly pranks that people will still find falls in the "serious humour" category.
It would also be nice if they could go back and expand on an old story. For example, Money and Intelligence may not have been up to par many years ago, but they could tweak the story, make it better, and with Saikou's new and improved art, it could be something really good.
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