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Whyd they darken the cover so much? Logo looks great.
Dont know if it was posted
September jump volumes:
one piece 75
Saiki Kusuo no PSI Nan 10
shokugeki no soma 9
world trigger 7
Hinomaru Zumou 1
Boku no Hero Academia: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3149521712
hopefully there's an English scan soon
Visually it has every single problem any work by Horikoshi has, but the superpower stuff kinda fits those design flaws much better than in his previous titles. Cautiously optimistic.
I was really hoping Horikoshi would have evolved in some way, something along the lines of Ashihara evolving from Rilienthal to WT, but as far as the art goes, it looks like a carbon copy of Bulge, down to the exact same details. It's like he plagiarized himself or something. I really don't know if this is going to work out anymore, even if has been six years.
By the way, wasn't there another oneshot sometime in the past few years in which every character was a superhero and it took place in a school setting. I think it was by Hirakata, right? Probably just a coincidence, though.
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; July 06, 2014 at 07:29 PM.
Of course it's not, but along with the story, which most of us can't even judge yet, it's definitely a major component of a manga. Bad art is bad art, and it's not going to contribute to a good first impression, any way you try to put it.
Okay, maybe the art of the manga itself isn't that bad, but it's a disappointment when comparing it to Bulge and finding it not only not evolving in any way, but repeating the exact same style, detail by detail.
Actually, I'm taking the "not evolving" thing back, sort of. Almight, that big superhero in the latter half, does look very detailed in his own, unique way, but I'm still concerned that maybe Horikoshi is putting so much effort into making Almight look so flashy that he ignores improving anything else, kind of like what he just did... that, or maybe the gritty, exposition art is really just part of his art style.
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; July 06, 2014 at 07:58 PM.
Next One Piece special was announced (officially).(airing 8.30, new material, detailing what happened in the timeskip).
FOAM, I totally didn't think about it but you're onto something, Academia does share a lot of ground with 31 Heroes, setting-wise/weak main character-wise. I wouldn't think too much about it until I've properly had a chance to read it, but it's totally worth noting all the same
I like Horikoshi's art style. His art reminds me of Takei's. There's a nice Toriyama and Tezuka influence to his art, a nice throwback to the late 90's - early 2000's, before everything became bishies.
Rurouni Kenshin side story is joining our english shonen jump.
Author comments (so many)
It's a personal choice, but I'm not seeing bad design work for any of the superhero characters in that chapter. I'll have to refresh myself for Doubutsuen and see if it has that problem......