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    Re: Art Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by naruto-niichan View Post
    Sure, every new fan of the series is a good thing I read it around 2 years ago on Onemanga but that's not an option anymore. Searched a bit and you should find most of the chapters at mangarush(.com). There are 78 chapters so far, if you need more advice just pm me.

    another example's Bakuman. I was kind of surprised because I hadn't thought that the change was so drastic but when I look back now it sure was
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    Hmm, not much of a difference. You'd have to have a REALLY good eye to notice the change.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Newkerzy View Post
    Hmm, not much of a difference. You'd have to have a REALLY good eye to notice the change.
    Not really. Mashiro's face and hair look completely different, and Takagi's hair is less detailed, but a lot better looking. The newer chapters of Bakuman look like Obata has settled in and is a lot more comfortable drawing than he was in the beginning.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    Bakuman has a drastic change in style (although not as drastic as other series). It is not really clear in the images, you have to see chapter one and the latest chapter yourself.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    I think Obata-sensei was trying to transition out of the realistic art style of Death Note. (I don't count Ral Grad.) Despite the fact that Bakuman has a completely different story and theme, people will still try to compare it to DN because the author is also the same. By changing the art, the readers will read it as a separate manga.

    If you look at this colour page he made for the Bakuman compilation book, he still has the ability to switch back between art styles. I consider the change in Bakuman a unique case of Art Evolution.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceiphoenix View Post
    D.Gray-man has changed a lot too, especially since Hoshino sensei went monthly. I personally liked her art better from around chapter 70-160

    Early group pic

    Somewhere in the middle


    Kind of recent group pic
    haha the there's an enormous change from the middle to the recent, every male character looks significantly more bishounen. But that's probably because of the switch from Weekly Jump to Jump SQ

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    Re: Art Evolution

    One of the most extreme examples that comes to mind is Vinland Saga. It might be partly due to Yukimara's moving from a weekly to a monthly magazine, but damn did his art improve as the series went on. I mean, the amount of detail he puts into it now compared when the series started is ridiculous.

    Example:

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    Re: Art Evolution

    When i read Vinland Saga from chapter one to the latest chapter i completely didn't realize the art evolution at all. I guess that is because the storyline is too engaging.

    The change is very impressive indeed.

    P.S. i am very grateful it change publication from a shounen magazine to seinen magazine.
    Last edited by R4n; November 11, 2010 at 09:38 PM.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    I hadn't noticed either

    Looking back I can see a huge difference when he switched to Afternoon. That was a demographic switch too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceiphoenix View Post
    D.Gray-man has changed a lot too, especially since Hoshino sensei went monthly. I personally liked her art better from around chapter 70-160

    Early group pic

    Somewhere in the middle


    Kind of recent group pic
    She always changes art styles after hiatus. Supposedly she also employs a lot of assistants, when they change her art style does too. Not sure if that's true or not though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Asarii View Post
    Around 700+? 8D The change should be apparent with the movies as well.<hr noshade size="1">
    The transition from vintage to contemporary manga is very drastic. Based on the art alone I could probably tell which series is from which decade even though I wouldn't have known anything about it.

    It would be interesting if there was a veteran mangaka who experienced this transition. Will they adapt with the art trend at the time or will they stick to what they've always done regardless? For example, if we compare early Fushigi Yuugi (early 90s) to Watase Yuu's most recent manga, her art evolution evolved with the times. (That is, her art style is more contemporary now.)
    I love old school style art, especially from the 50's and 60's. I love 80's Toriyama too. Some of my favorite modern series, especially shonen, have throwback art styles - like One Piece. What I don't like is how Toriyama's art changed from Dr. Slump/ early Dragonball to the latter parts of Dragonball part I and DBZ.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    I love old school style art, especially from the 50's and 60's. I love 80's Toriyama too. Some of my favorite modern series, especially shonen, have throwback art styles - like One Piece. What I don't like is how Toriyama's art changed from Dr. Slump/ early Dragonball to the latter parts of Dragonball part I and DBZ.
    50s/60s art is simple in a good way. There's something about it that's timeless and can still be enjoyed now. Although I love retro shoujo artwork, it will take me a while to get used to its shounen/seinen counterpart.

    I haven't read any of Toriyama's work (*gasp*), but I can sense the change in his artstyle over his career. I also like the cartoon-y style of Dr. Slump the best.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    I haven't bothered with DBZ, the evolution away from the cartoony, fun style of his early work and the change in tone to fighting manga that went with it.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    I was reading the Wikipedia article for Vinland Saga, and they made a nice comparison of cover arts between when it was weekly and when it became monthly:
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    Bad image quality sadly, perhaps I'll add the full size covers later.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    One Piece Art Evolution
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    Re: Art Evolution

    One Piece has had a drastic change in artwork.

    Chapter 43 of One Piece. Look at how "childlike" Luffy and Nami (in my opinion) look. Now, look at Zoro and Nami on that page and Luffy on the next page; this is from chapter 503 by the way. See the change in art? Luffy and Nami look more mature. In my opinion Oda changed his artwork to show the characters maturing and getting older.

    Now, after the timeskip (two years), lookie: Chapter 602. don't they look more mature, even if the change's not that significant?

    Oda's artwork definitely has changed over the years, as has Kishimoto's (though Part I was the same, but Part II had different style of art and changed throughout the chapters).

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    Re: Art Evolution

    While reading OP, I actually never noticed the change since it happened gradually. It's much more evident now that the Strawhats from the different arcs are placed side-to side. The inking becomes thicker and more defined towards the recent chapters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roflkopt3r View Post
    I was reading the Wikipedia article for Vinland Saga, and they made a nice comparison of cover arts between when it was weekly and when it became monthly:
    Spoiler show

    Bad image quality sadly, perhaps I'll add the full size covers later.
    The difference is very drastic, and I'm glad it switched went to monthly because it looks so much better. The details are amazing: the shadow from the cloak's folds, the hair, the background forest etc.

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    Re: Art Evolution

    Not that major compared to OP but I put my vote on Kuroko no Basket.

    This was the manga where I see not only change but DRASTIC improvement in drawing at the newcoming young sensei evolves in the same series in 2 short years.

    The first chapters the drawing are not very good, and for simplicity style (or lack of good assistant & thus time) many features are omitted; like even the eyes are omitted at times (drawn on one side only), and lower legs shaded black.

    And for a basketball manga..... it actually only introduces its Seirin teammate cast (of 6!) in chapter 8...... The fifth chapter into the first match! People deduced that the sensei much prefers to get story going and always forget about adding details back then.

    The arts picked up quickly and by chapter 25 it's quite reasonable even at high bar or true sports manga.

    And I remember I first heard 2ch-ers comparing its art to have become a little like Slam Dunk, around chapter 67-70.

    Pictures I wish to provide later... ^_^;

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