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Post Reply Do you think shoujo mangas are badly drawn?
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Posted 1/10/10
Obviously depends on the mangaka but I find Shoujo artstyle completely Shounen. Shoujo's eyes are a lot bigger and face proportions are exaggerated a lot. Also they have a mass amount of hair at the beginning and seem to come out of the end with it cropped (i.e lazy mangaka !) and seem to never ever heard the word boys till the age of sixteen lmao.
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Shoujo's art is like, waaah that's so pretty!
Shounen's art is like, OMG that's drawn amazing!

I think there draw this way to fit the target market, girls are gonna like cute things, and boys are gonna like not as cute things lmao ^o)
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some are good, some are bad... that's all.

One thing though, many shoujo manga's are drawn OK, but the characters in them look the same... if you just change the hairstyle, they'd be the same person... you know what I mean? One example of this is Max Lovely!

On the other hand, Shounen manga tends to have more variety of character styles to make them stand out or to give off a certain "feel" to them.
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it's not that it's 'badly' drawn, just the style is different.
though i prefer shounen/seinen style... i really don't like shoujo eyes, if the story is good enough, i will tolerate it tho.
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oldguyanimefan wrote:

The big eyes and other things all belong to the shoujo style of storytelling. Shoujo is all about moods, emotion, and relationships, so the eyes are used to convey many emotional messages. Along time ago I meet a female shoujo manga creator at a anime convention, and I asked her about all the super fancy clothes and hair styles in shoujo manga. She told me that in a society where the kids have many rules about how to wear their uniforms and hair at school she creates her characters, their clothes, and the hair styles based on how she thought her fans wanted to see themselves as, not as how they actually have to dress like and act like in real life. So, shoujo manga is a fantasy world where the girls are freer to express themselves then in the real world were they live.


Hm, I like the more realistic shoujo such as Bokura Ga Ita and Honey and Clover. In "real life" shoujo everyone dress how they would in real life and the plot is usually based on real life.

I love Bokura Ga Ita art!
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Posted 2/3/10
nope i think shoujo manga's are cute!
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Posted 6/27/10
Some are really good but some are really badly drawn.
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Posted 6/28/10
i dont think its necessarily badly drawn.. just that sometimes the eyes are drawn way out of proportion which can tick some people off
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Posted 6/28/10
Depends on the artist i guess, like the manga artist for Full Monn Wo Sagashite, Time stranger Kyoko, The Gentlemens Alliance. i lover her work its so pretty! Also Ouran, and Vimpire, well alot of the shojo manga i read has good artwork cuz if it looks weird i cant read it...
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Posted 6/28/10
I dont think so.. maybe some of em but i love shojou mangas =[!!!
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Posted 6/28/10
Art like Gentlemans Alliance Cross or Full Moon Wo Sagashite are what alot of people are describing as mangas with girls that have giant watery eyes. Its one artist... and Takemura Arina is great at what she does but it also isn't for everyone (the eyes really are ridiculously huge). she is fairly popular and probably most defines what people are describing though there are others who draw like that. HOWEVER....

CLAMP could be considered shoujo manga, though they are so great at what they do that they have now done series considered shonen, seinen, ect.

Anything by Ai Yazawa looks very true to life (see Nana, Paradise Kiss, ect)

Hino Matsuri's Vampire Knight is pure shoujo (as are her other works, full of bishounen, bishoujos, ect) but from the poll of best drawn manga yesterday it was at the top of many people's lists. I became a fan of hers for the art as much as they story and she really keeps getting better as an artist.

Bride of the Water God has amazing art and is a manhwa but technically could be considered shoujo.

I think it just depends on what you think of first with shoujo, because there are quite a few subgenres --- just like in shonen. Cuz for example a sports manga drawn really close to life and an action manga that has almost american comic book tendencies and ecchi mangas with ridiculouslly proportioned females are also all shonen and totally different in their stylings.

So whatever good art stands out as does a good story.
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Posted 6/29/10
Not really. Most of the shoujo mangas I've read are pretty well drawn.
Posted 6/29/10
No not really I don't care for certain eras of art style for instance the mid 80s early 90s art style of Manga art like the first couple volumes of Oh My Goddess or Video Girl Ai don't appeal to me but it's not badly done I just don't like it. Along with the over use of the "sparkly" eyes in some Shojo is off-putting but I wouldn't say it's bad it's just a style of art I don't care for.
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I enjoy Shojo mangas, but not all of them are pretty, and if they are poorly drawn, I won't buy them. Half the point of reading manga is the art work. I like the different facials characteristics drawn in Shojo, but I understand why that would annoy some people if you are more interested in the situation than the people. I like the relationship in Shojo so I like the focus on the people instead of the surroundings. I love the eyes, but I agree, if they are too big it looks weird. Anything drawn by Hino Matsuri is really good, she's my favorite Shojo artist. Oddly enough, my favorite characters from manga tend to come from Shonen.
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Posted 6/29/10
in my opinion, they mostly are ._. most of the time they're just kinda scribbley...or something like that...i think shounen typically has much better art
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