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    New Manga - Technology in them

    I have noticed some new manga that have come out and more so in shounen magazines seem to have employed tablets and such for their story.

    Remember when tablets used to be sci-fi? I think more and more we will see sci-fi running out of ideas since most of them will be implemented and become normal.

    What do you think of this trend of SCIENCE FICTION become just SCIENCE in manga? As it is happening now in real life.^^

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    Re: New Manga - Technology in them

    I was always impressed by how fast manga is quick to give characters that latest gadgets and game systems.

    A few of the more heavy sci-fi series seem to be on the mark with the latest trends like chousinou kei.

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    Re: New Manga - Technology in them

    Well, given the fact that they run IPs that usually generate enormous amounts of money and most of these companies are pretty big, spending a couple thousand dollars on a tablet doesn't seem like too big an expense.

    I remember that Gantz used to use a lot of 3D modelling and that sorta thing in the series. That's about all I know. No matter what, it still comes down to drawing everything. I suppose for some manga where something is like... digitally manipulable, like they show an email exchange or a 2ch thread that's more likely to be done digitally.

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    Re: New Manga - Technology in them

    Well I meant for the technologies in the manga, but sure I find it interesting that new technologies are employed to MAKE the manga.

    I presume this will be a more serious topic if we discuss that as well, since I can compare it to film going into digital. We can not escape that artists will always use new technologies, for examples 3D modelling is used in both architecture and sculpture how much of the value is lost though, pretty much up for debate.

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    Re: New Manga - Technology in them

    Oh you were talking about the actual stories? Well yeah, they do that. They're trying to make the stories realistic and innovative. It happens in all kinds of media. People are looking to "do a thing somebody hasn't done before" even if it's just a little gimmick or a trick or a puzzle. There's no real reason why they WOULDN'T do that. Once it's taken hold to the point where the technology is something readers will relate to (As opposed to like, somebody trying to advertise to people to try something) it happens frequently. Japanese society is very into being trendy.

    I thought you meant this sorta thing:

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    Re: New Manga - Technology in them

    Time travel wont be getting implemented anytime soon though. And it would be nice if we saw more 'newest' physics theories in manga...

    As for the sci-fi genre, I'm sure there will be a 'revolution' of some sort that will let it run fullsteam ahead again. Or on the other hand since world population growth rate is decreasing and it's total population is going to hold around 10 bil (according to forecasts) the same might happen to trends in the media, everything settling around some new 'basic' stuff like 'from now on this is normal' and only once after that process is completed start pumping out new type of content (in-imaginable from the current point of view)

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