A saddening article on manga

Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Graphic Violence
So there's this article in the latest Wired about how manga is dominating the U.S. market.

http://www.wired.com/special_multimedia/2007/1511_ff_manga

I cried a little bit.

It was neat to see AK of Troy in there though, since I used to "hang out" at Toriyama's World.

Back in my darker days that I never want to talk about ever.

Hopefully these bookstore aisle blocking, freeloading, shitty manga reading kids will grow into a better appreciation of comics like I did.

Or at least put down that fucking Naruto book and read something like Monster.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This is really just hughtron bait

    but I love hughtron so that's ok

    high five for liking good manga hughtron

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Doesn't shock me.

    I don't buy comic related goods at Barnes and Noble, but I usually see whats new in the TPB section, and lo and behold theres at least five or six kids going to town on those gay little books.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I feel dirty going to the manga section to find Scott Pilgrim

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Who puts Scott Pilgrim in the Manga section?

    And for that matter, fuck "sections"

    I want a Comics sections in books stores

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  • silkypeasilkypea Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Manga fucking sucks. I used to watch a shit ton of anime. Anime fucking kicks ass but manga is just boring really american comics are way better.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Yeah, I took my cousin to get some books with a giftcard he had and he picked up Naruto and a Halo 3 guidebook. I asked him if he ever read anything from the other sections and he looked at me like I was nuts.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited October 2007
    silkypea wrote: »
    Manga fucking sucks. I used to watch a shit ton of anime. Anime fucking kicks ass but manga is just boring really american comics are way better.

    Do we all see what happened here?

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Man, I remember when no one even knew what a manga or animu was. Everyone was just, I don't know, watching pro-wrestling or the latest disaster movie. You've come a long way, baby :lol:

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    silkypea wrote: »
    Manga fucking sucks. I used to watch a shit ton of anime. Anime fucking kicks ass but manga is just boring really american comics are way better.

    Do we all see what happened here?
    yeah

    yeah I'm sorry

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  • silkypeasilkypea Registered User
    edited October 2007
    sry. hey knock it off.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    oh ok

    that's not trolling at alohwait yes it is it is exactly what almost got me banned when i joined many years ago

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Story aside (given that I don't get far enough to find out the story) I've just always really disliked the art styles of anime and manga.

    I know it's a big part of geek cred to be able to go "X Anime was so sweet!!1", but I just can't do it.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    All da mangas sux0rs gusy. Srsly. Like fer realz.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Scooter wrote: »
    Story aside (given that I don't get far enough to find out the story) I've just always really disliked the art styles of anime and manga.

    I know it's a big part of geek cred to be able to go "X Anime was so sweet!!1", but I just can't do it.

    Just like anything, some of it is better than others. The problem is when you come across someone whos's all "anime is superior".

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I think we covered the gist of this thread several months ago. I mean, what can you do? The kids like the manga. They think it's new and cool and groundbreaking. They think American comics are dull and repetitive. I mean, they're wrong, but the perception's taken hold and this generation is pretty much lost. Happily, they'll eventually grow out of it because, seriously, you can only read DBZ clones for so long. On the downside, they'll still be woefully ignorant of all the good that's going on in the non Japanese comic scene. They're too cool for it now and by the time they've had their fill of manga, they'll still have their negative (and wrong) opinions of comics.

    Also, I defy anyone to say that there are no good manga. There are plenty that are just as good as Watchmen.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited October 2007
    At least they aren't spending their money on hard drugs and Pogs, like we did when we were young.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Shut up.

    I used to cut coke with my slammer and liked it.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    seriously, anything that involves kids reading is a good thing to me.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Nogs wrote: »
    seriously, anything that involves kids reading is a good thing to me.

    Much like US comics, manga is dominated by sweaty grown men. Kids just sit in the aisle reading for free.

    Honestly though, why is this thread even still going? It's obviously just Sars_boy trolling. He's made up almost half hte posts in the thread and they consist of "shit sux, US rulz"

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    w-what

    have you read my posts at all?

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The only manga I own is Battle Royale and that's really Ardor's fault

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Guys there is good manga.

    The problem is that is not what most people are reading.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Can we have a manga thread pointing us to good manga?

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    We could

    I'm too busy to make one though

    Hughtron should do it

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  • FCDFCD Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The Nausicaa manga is pretty awesome, and better than Miyazaki's animated version, imo.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited October 2007
    man old boy is awesome

    you guys are fags

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Initial D is good up until the Project D arc. Then I just stopped caring. This mostly applies to manga in general now, though.

    Much like anime, the market's become over-saturated.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited October 2007
    this is fucking retarded

    manga has good and bad manga

    and so does north american comics

    they are essentially the same

    hey kids can read what they want

    they want to read sonic or simpsons comics, let them

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    FLCL is a good animu.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I would like to read the Mega Man manga but I would feel so shameful

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Manga is not a genre, it is a medium. Dismissing an entire medium is dumb.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Manga is not a genre, it is a medium. Dismissing an entire medium is dumb.

    You're dumb, oh ho what now? What can you possibly say to my epic counter-point?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Manga is not a genre, it is a medium. Dismissing an entire medium is dumb.

    You're dumb, oh ho what now? What can you possibly say to my epic counter-point?

    No, you.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    I would like to read the Mega Man manga but I would feel so shameful

    I read the .hack Manga so you can always have that over me.

    read it you queermo.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Manga is not a genre, it is a medium. Dismissing an entire medium is dumb.

    You're dumb, oh ho what now? What can you possibly say to my epic counter-point?

    There really is nothing else to say when someone dismisses an entire medium, or at least everything in that medium from a certain country.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    I would like to read the Mega Man manga but I would feel so shameful

    I read the .hack Manga so you can always have that over me.

    read it you queermo.

    buy it for me

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Is it normal Mega Man, Mega Man X, or that Mega Man Battle Network/Later iterations of that series? I wasn't aware that any of them were good stories.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    At the simplest level, the Mega Man games are a story about a robot that kills other robots and dismembers them in order to use parts from their corpse to kill other robots.

    And isn't that the best sort of story?

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Is it normal Mega Man, Mega Man X, or that Mega Man Battle Network/Later iterations of that series? I wasn't aware that any of them were good stories.

    Classic series.

    I don't expect it to be good, but I'm a whore for Mega Man, so I want to read it.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    I would like to read the Mega Man manga but I would feel so shameful

    I read the .hack Manga so you can always have that over me.

    read it you queermo.

    buy it for me

    give me your superman dvds

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