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I think Urasawa should win this, because of what he accomplished as an author...he has two legendary seinen titles, reason enough to put him above every other author in this category...so just by the quantity of his work and his success with those titles...and if we take and compare the titles directly, the result is the same for me
Holy crap Oda has way too many nominations for him not to win. Still I'll vote Togashi and hope he manages to win.
I would go with Eichiro Oda. His manga is pure masterpiece and he never stops to surprise me.
The question here is:
Are you going to vote for the mangaka who wrote your favourite manga or are you going to vote for the best mangaka ?
For me, it's not the same. Writing one masterpiece is something, writing severals is an other.
So, Naoki Urasawa for the win (even if Oda is going to win this by a large margin ...)
Important Remark: DON'T VOTE FOR TOGASHI. I don't care if his mangas are very good. The guy show no respect for his fans & is lazy. He gave a whole new meaning to the word HIATUS. I respect his lifestyle & he is perfectly right to enjoy life that way but we shouldn't praise him for that
Last edited by zelllogan; January 15, 2012 at 05:31 AM.
On a historical point of view Tezuka is important but does it make him the best mangaka ? His manga are a bit too old fashioned for my taste. So yeah Urozawa is my pick. But well, if Oda does not win this poll that would be one of the biggest surprise of this awards.
Tezuka is by no doubt the father of manga and a creator of multiple masterpieces. But I voted for the living king of mangaka, Naoki Urasawa. The master of suspense just never fails to deliver and impress me.
First of all,I won't vote for a manga-ka,who hasn't even finished one of his big pieces(Kishimoto,Oda),so the only options for me are Togashi,Tezuka and Urasawa.Togashi is a fantastic manga-ka.Level E was very enjoyable and while I only read a few chapters of Yu Yu Hakusho,the hype surrounding it is most likely justified.HunterxHunter is yet another amazing manga,which speaks for Togashi's qualities as a manga-ka.However,the hiatuses kinda leave an ugly trace.I do understand that a manga-ka's life is inhuman and stuff,but he's writing for the fans and it makes the competition in JUMP(which is still a business) a tad unfair for the rest,who give their best to impress their readers.So yeah,no vote for him,even though he's one of the best manga-ka without a doubt.
Tezuka is the manga-god.Without him,manga would still be a simple comic with flat simple art.As I have read only one of his manga,I can't really bring myself to vote for him,though.
Urasawa on the other hand impressed me immensly.Every single manga I read by him was a masterpiece and the thrilling suspense never ceased to draw me in.While having a recognizable style,it never gets old.His art is believable,very captivating and always manages to create the right mood.He does have little problems with his pacing(just like Oda),but other than that,I would almost call him perfect,which is why he gets my vote.
I don't know what to think or vote. After reading the arguments about each one, I realize voting for my favorite series currently doesn't make them worthy of winning as Best Mangaka. And after reading some pages of Urasawa and how much some users defend him makes me interested so I just went to see some of them. And it was indeed good.
So my vote will go without a deep reading of his works.
Not only do I not believe in the concept of duty, but I also think that someone who receives has to be respectful too, if not more. It can be far easier to receive than to give.
If he is ever praised in this poll, then it wouldn't be for That, obviously... before respecting his lifestyle, comes respecting what he gave us, imho.
Maybe you're the one who doesn't show respect to his laziness...
Last edited by Teubier; January 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM.
Togashi is paid a lot of money for his work & I do feel that as an artist, he should respect his fans ... and much more importantly his own work. Togashi destroyed Yu Yu hakusho with the rushed ending for example & nearly managed to do the same with all the hiatus in HxH.
Togashi is a genius & he is fully aware of it ... that's his power. With great powers come great responsability .
Personally, I can like the art, not the artist & have nothing against the man.
NB: I don't want to argue for years as I do understand that the concept I'm trying to explain can be seen as "special/weird"
Google_kun >> I'm not buying it. In my work (at my level), I'm a real professional. Even when I hate something I'm doing, I'm going through all the needed efforts in order to deliver something good in time. Togashi had the luck to be recognized as a great mangaka, many are not receiving a chance & some of them might even be as talented. Basically, I feel like Togashi is often biting the hand that feed him. For what I know, he is the first "diva" among mangakas ... The "Bobby Fisher" of mangakas
Last edited by zelllogan; January 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM.
I think he was sick literally. Even if it does not explain 6 months of hiatus, it's quite clear that Togashi is not made for a weekly release manga. So maybe these pause are for the best judging how well received is HxH recently.