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    Re: Best Manga Art

    I love Inoue sensei's art too! As a mangaka, his artstyle has improved/changed a lot over the years.

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    read a manhwa Pink Lady the artwork is mesmerizing ......... and every pg is colored if one just reads manga for art work then this out to get the highest recommendation.... its a josei drama

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    i think that the recent kiben gakuha's art work is quite refreshing.. unlike many that i have seen before. I used to like clamp alot because the drawings were beautiful, but even though the drawing for this anime isnt exactly "bishoujo"type, it still impressed and pushed me to read it. (other than the intriguing storyline)
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    In terms of art

    I posted this up to see you guys favorites of these mangas in terms of art such as character designs, environments, and use of spread pages.

    Mine are:

    1. One Piece
    2. Fairy Tail
    3. Eyehield 21
    4. Bleach
    5. Beelzebub
    6. Naruto
    7. D.Gray-man
    8. Fullmetal Alchemist
    9. Medaka Box
    10. Katekyo Hitman Reborn
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    Re: In terms of art

    only shounen or all gendres ?

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    Re: In terms of art

    Yeah Sorry about that I have not read any shoujo and I have read a few seinen so I'm not going ask for that the best art in those category.

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    Re: In terms of art

    Quote Originally Posted by akomaru28 View Post
    Yeah Sorry about that I have not read any shoujo and I have read a few seinen so I'm not going ask for that the best art in those category.
    Compared to that list manga like Vagabond or Berserk have just so much kickass arts that you have to read them simply for that sake
    (Both are best a little into the story. Berserk like beginning at Volume 6 or 7, Vagabond becomes brilliant within the first 100 chapters, but actually is amazing right off the bat)

    For me:

    1) Vagabond
    2) Kokou no Hito - Very similar style to Vagabond imo, and a similar quality, too!
    3) Berserk
    4) Vinland Saga
    5) Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Obviously it's all subjective but personally:

    Tenjho Tenge
    As someone have mentioned before Tenjho Tenge have some nice art work. Ogure's drawings' are very detailed in terms of mechanical precision and anatomy.
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    Blame!
    The art is sketchy but its gritty and stark feel really suits the sort of post-apocalyptic urban decay present within the manga.
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    Shin Angyo Onishi
    The character artworks are in various aspects similar to Tenjho Tenge, but if I were to differentiate the two manga overall (me being no expert of art), I'd say that SAO feels softer, with more flair and vibrance in comparison to TT's 'clean' look.
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    Jiraishin
    I've not read the manga myself but came across these pages and thought that they deserve a mention, quite moody and atmospheric.
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    Re: Best Manga Art

    I recommend Otoyome-gatari for those who want to see some really refined, detailed art...
    But I really like the art from The breaker...both the first story and New Wave...korean artists are really good...either comical scenes, fighting or just sexy chicks

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Berserk captures my imaginary like no other, I feel anything can happen, I believe Miura can draw anything he imagines. It is a series that has both good and art but not focused on character design like many others. The setting is also drawn with so much imagination and it feels that the mangaka sept so little time on it when it is finally done, but in reality it is something he focuses on too much.

    I am surprised Gantz has not been mentioned yet. Sure ok I get the whole computer stuff, but seriously it is an art-style that is not like any other. It is so different I believe is the right word. The aliens in particular. The main reason I keep on reading Gantz is because I want new aliens to be shown. Their design captured my eye the most. The human characters are also greatlly drawn but not as well as the aliens in my opinion. All of the technological stuff is also eye-candy for someone that likes great and most importantly in Gantz it feel clean, the art is really clean.

    Inoue's works are often positively reviewed in terms of art, for me REAL has a better mixing of story and art then Vagabond which is more art orientated. Overall Vagbond sometimes focuses too much on the art and characters, that it is like watching something from real life. Watching a scene form real life right there even though you are reading a manga. REAL on the other hand is not as advanced in art but the mixture of art and story is magnificently done that makes me respect it more.

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin View Post
    Inoue's works are often positively reviewed in terms of art, for me REAL has a better mixing of story and art then Vagabond which is more art orientated. Overall Vagbond sometimes focuses too much on the art and characters, that it is like watching something from real life. Watching a scene form real life right there even though you are reading a manga. REAL on the other hand is not as advanced in art but the mixture of art and story is magnificently done that makes me respect it more.
    Since Vagabond originally was a Novel, he probably could spend a lot more time on arts than usual
    I don't think it focusses too much on the arts. Now, certainly, it's a lot of fighting and thus a lot of panels beeing "wasted" without progressing the story, but that's lying the genre after all. And it's somewhat of a milestone in arts, that allone is deserving praise

    Actually you're right about Berserk. For some reason I tend to underestimate it lately, dunno why...
    it delivered so amazing shots. After watching this one for a while, I almost thought the sun would actually dazes my eyes: http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...1-copy-jpg.jpg
    I really love it when Miura combines his magnicifientally detailled characters with beatiful environments: http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...rtimSchnee.jpg
    Some more Berserk:
    Night Sky
    Forest Hut
    Dragon
    Mountain Path

    There can't be any other manga out there besides Berserk giving me so many highlights of arts and design. Ok, Berserk is long, 300-something chapters, but sooooo many highlights... incredible.
    I saved a total 500 shots/pages of Berserk as highlights...
    Comparisons: Vagabond 50 (well, honestly, Vagabond is like every page's a highlight, so I only chose the highlight-highlights), Vinland Saga 60, Wolfen Crest 50, Kokou no Hito 80.
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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Roflkopt3r View Post
    Since Vagabond originally was a Novel, he probably could spend a lot more time on arts than usual
    I don't think it focusses too much on the arts. Now, certainly, it's a lot of fighting and thus a lot of panels beeing "wasted" without progressing the story, but that's lying the genre after all. And it's somewhat of a milestone in arts, that allone is deserving praise
    Indeed that is the reason it is praised as a manga with excellent art, I don't even have a praising word to say anymore(outstanding, excellent, brilliant, stupendous, amazing, magnificent) see in my opinion such art can be classified as putting each of them as an attribute before it.

    Well story a good story is need but sometimes, some manga are good for having good art which in no case can be looked down upon if a manga has good art yet bad story. It depends on the person's opinion.

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Artwork is secondary for me, but sometimes it helps a lot. Even if the story was on par with Shakespearian plays, messy and crowded artwork will prevent the message from being conveyed. That's a problem because the author wants the readers to understand what they're trying to get across.

    Think of it this way: the story forms the skeleton and the artwork is the muscle (or fat).

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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Yeah. I gotta go with Kokou no Hito and Berserk. Berserk's designs on its monsters and all are really amazing.

    Here are some good pics from Kokou no Hito:
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    Eh. I realized those are kinda big, so here are just some direct links:
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    Re: Best Manga Art

    Gon
    Incredibly rich in detail
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