Here's a new manga from Monthly Shonen Rival, Monster Hunter Orage, based on Capcom's Monster Hunter game. The author of this series is Hiro Mashima (真島 ヒロ), the mangaka of Fairy Tail and RAVE.
Go ahead and discuss this new series here
Since I am on a slow comp, I'll look into the raw later on but I certainly love hiros art
I hope the story, manga will be good and if so it'll be scanlated
Is it officially based on Monster Hunter? I mean, like, Hiro Mashima asked for a permission from Capcom and capcom agreed?
Anyway, haha, the hero looks just like Musica from RAVE (with a bigger spike), although I'm glad that the heroine is kinda original (even tho her face is pretty familiar). Looks like no mangaka can escape from his character style, eh?
Downloading now, lemme see how is it (but it's 75 pages... don't think I have the time to scanlate this)
Looks awesome, even if the main character is just Luffy with another name. A good mix of adventure, fight and comedy. I'll be following this series for sure :P
*waits for it to appear on onemanga...*
We at Dragon Guard are gonna scanlate this
Have fun doing so and let us enjoy it later on! really ^^
SoSexyScans and Binktopia are working on this too (separately).
Well... let's see who's faster ^^
I'm lookin forward to this manga espacially coz i love hiro's work/art ^^
I don't find that the main character (do we have a name already? oO) looks like luffy/ruffy it's just the art that makes it simular
Just look at the page where he eats that meat after beating down a monster.
It's the "typical" way action/adventure heroes eat meat in a comedien way, when they eat monster meat. XD The same could be said about DragonBall, so there is no way to call it same as Luffy. And when so then all was stolen from Toriyama.
Homer Simpson eats meat the same way XD
Hmm... true, you got a point there, Schabrak . But I still see Luffy each time I see Shiki :P
Do you think Mashima feels a bit bad since everybody says some time or another "that artstyle looks like One Piece"? Or would they like it, being compared to such a great series?
As Oda was promoted as the successor of Toriyama and you see, they have made the Cross-Over, he got the success he deserves. But you have to remember. Both Oda and Mashima began to create One Piece and Rave Master in nearly the same time. So they should not be compared to each other.
Yeah there are some similarities, like the ever happy hero who are quite strong, but each one deserves his own tribute. And if it did happen that they are compared, no one would get harmed.