Manga review appears in mainstream american magazine!!!!!!
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Posted 7/5/08 , edited 7/5/08
A review of Monster by Naoki Urasawa was feautured in an article of authors stating their guilty pleasures as far as reading in TIME magazine.(July 14, 2008 issue) The author Juniot Diaz describes it as

my guiltiest pleasure of all
The entire review can be found here.
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1820177_1820178_1820114,00.html
So my question is, do you think that manga is becoming more mainstream in America and this incident is proof, or is this just a random discovery by the author who wishes to promote Monster? That question may be hard to answer considering that Monster is widely seen as both a masterpiece manga and anime.

I personally have been wanting to read the manga forever and I was really excited to see the article in TIME.
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Posted 8/5/08
that's great that the author likes Monster ;]
but i doubt that manga will become more mainstream because some people may think reading manga is weird
having to read right from left, and for other reasons as well. a lot of people don't even know what manga is, and i didn't even know
what it was until my friends told me about it.
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It is undeniable that a number of manga qualifies for a magnificent art form. Also, the method of how a manga is advertised and the reviews that go along with it would greatly influence a series' popularity. Thus, it wouldn't be surprising if it would indeed become mainstream in the future.

Clearly manga is catering to diverse audiences, which is excellent. For the Monster manga to earn a spread on TIME is evidence that the future of manga in America and the rest of the globe as well isn't bleak.
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Posted 8/5/08

WeeBoX wrote:

It is undeniable that a number of manga qualifies for a magnificent art form. Also, the method of how a manga is advertised and the reviews that go along with it would greatly influence a series' popularity. Thus, it wouldn't be surprising if it would indeed become mainstream in the future.

Clearly manga is catering to diverse audiences, which is excellent. For the Monster manga to earn a spread on TIME is evidence that the future of manga in America and the rest of the globe as well isn't bleak.


if anything ends up in time i think it deserves some recognition.
it's there for a reason.
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Posted 8/6/08

do you think that manga is becoming more mainstream in America and this incident is proof, or is this just a random discovery by the author who wishes to promote Monster?


It's doubtful that it will become mainstream.
Half the people you bring up anime/manga around that aren't already fans of it are like 'derrr do you mean them chinese porn cartoons?'
They'll probably think the same if they see it in that magazine too.
People are a bit too closed minded, for the most part, for anime/manga to become truly mainstream.
That's my opinion, anyway
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Definitely, there was another article from Time that mentioned Naruto. When I was reading it I was like..that looks familiar...x] I think manga is getting so popular to the point that soon people would have to recognize that it's an art form (the really good ones that is).
Posted 8/6/08
XD No shock that Monster found its way in!! It is an amazing anime/manga and in no way childish, completely throwing off people prejudgement and opening their minds more to the idea of reading a graphic novel.
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Yeah, manga will increasingly become more mainstream in America. How long it will take is another story (maybe).
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Posted 12/27/08

x-bellezza wrote:


do you think that manga is becoming more mainstream in America and this incident is proof, or is this just a random discovery by the author who wishes to promote Monster?


It's doubtful that it will become mainstream.
Half the people you bring up anime/manga around that aren't already fans of it are like 'derrr do you mean them chinese porn cartoons?'
They'll probably think the same if they see it in that magazine too.
People are a bit too closed minded, for the most part, for anime/manga to become truly mainstream.
That's my opinion, anyway :P


agree agree
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