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Are you picky about your manga?
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Posted 3/29/09

redspikyball15 wrote:


AresSilver wrote:

Yeah...I hate the ones that have shallow characters but everyone likes them anyway. Especially the one that have pretty/stupid girls. UGGGH not a good combo trust me.
On the other hand I also abhor (vocab word!) arrogant/all powerful guys...you know, the ones that apparently have no weakness or fault except towards the girl they like.


Does that mean you don't like Hana Yori Dango?


uh...i haven't seen\read it
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Im very picky when it comes to mangas hahaha I have to like the art as well as the story line. If i already know a manga-kas style and such ill always get theirs
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I'll give almost anything a shot. And if it sucks I never read it again.
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I like good artwork and art styles.

And I hate generic plots and characters.

And there has to be at least a little romance in it for me to be able to read it.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ya i am very picky because of pictures people make out with da!!!
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CountessD wrote:

I'll give almost anything a shot. And if it sucks I never read it again.


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goldme wrote:


CountessD wrote:

I'll give almost anything a shot. And if it sucks I never read it again.


stupid

How do you figure?

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I AM POPULAR AT SCHOOL BEAT THAT
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goldme wrote:





I AM POPULAR AT SCHOOL BEAT THAT


I'm not in school. Therefore, I win. :D

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I usually get very turned off by bad art.... but if im bored and keep hallucinating im seeing the name of the manga everywhere ill say "FINE ILL READ IT" and I usually end up loving it...

this was for Hana Yori Dango especially... the beginning art is awful as its old, but it later becomes gourgeous! I love Tsukasas hair XD
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Yes same here, I can't read a manga with horrible art unless it has an interesting storyline. But it doesn't work the other way round, I can continue reading manga with a lousy plot if the art's gorgeous. I usually go by genres, either seinen or shoujo (although most of the stuff here are pretty generic) / josei. The things that turn me off the most are corny or cliched scenes, excessive violence (like Gantz) and sexual objectification (which happens a lot!).
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I'm so picky I sometimes end up frustrated w/ nothing to read. It has to have good artwork, good main character, and a good story.
If I can't stand the main character I often drop the story (usually the case for many shoujos---seriously most of them seem like single-cell organisms). I dislike harem, typical shoujo, and overly violent/fanservice mangas. I never touch horror, cuz I know I'd get scared. As for shallowness, I generally despise it, except when it comes to my guilty pleasures (e.g. Hana Kimi...the male characters are all too goodlooking to drop, even when Mitsuki's the usual boring shoujo heroine). Funny pairings, gender bender (not harem), and samurais (I'm like a bee to a flower whenever I see something feudal Japan) too.
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applejello wrote:

I am pretty picky about my manga: it has to include a plot that intrigues me, good artwork - I usually like the popular genres of romance and comedy, but I'm pretty open to drama, psychological, shojo, school life, even shonen-ai in some cases. However, if I don`t like the plot, the artwork won`t matter, and neither will popularity- (Full Moon ,Kitchen Princess, Love Monster, Vampire Knight, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Tail of the Moon, Special A, Gentlemen`s Alliance, Ai Wo Utau Yori Ore Ni Oborero, Bleach, Naruto, Shugo Chara, Code Geass, It's Love, Hot Blooded Woman and Fruits Basket after a while- even Skip Beat and Katekyoshi Hitman Reborn are leaning in that direction- to name a few.) I usually ignore vampire romances, magical girl plots. If the plot is creative, like Kami no Mizo Shiru Sekai or Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, then accepting artwork that generally differs from my normal manga pool (ex. Gintama, Superior) is fine. Even if I prefer another pairing over the intended pairing, I will still read it. And I also judge the manga by the cover and the summary. If I don`t like it at first glace, it immediately goes into the veto pool (where I will pick it up for a later evaluation when my favourites have no updates). Obscenity usually makes the manga less interesting. I don't really mind the elogated fight scenes if they're interesting. People getting too many new powers too soon irritate me too (notice the repition, lolz? )- conflicts should not be resolved in less than three chapters in serious manga, unless it's very insignifigant. In romance, the heroine can`t be the type who immediately likes the guy after a heroic action- even the tsundere types annoy me in some circumstances (Special A, Kaichou wa Maid-sama) -unless the mangaka has, by that time, made me like the hero too (they usually fail at this). The heroine shouldn't start obssessing over the hero right after love at first sight or whatever. I'm extremely critical of the" cool prince of the school" (Wallflower defied my expectations, so I continue to read it. Ouran too, until I got tired of it.) or "the guy who's good at everything-sweeps-heroine-off-her-feet-but-she's-hesitant" (Special A, Kaichou wa Maid-sama) type of scenarios - they just seem to give all of the power/ focus to the hero. If the hero looks like he`s monkeying around all the time in a uninteresting way, or exploits the heroine in a smuttish or really selfish way(Hot Gimmick), then I don`t read further ; so if it seems like the male character is just manipulating the heroine distastefully- then I won't read that. If he teases her too much, I stop reading. If the hero blushes sometimes and is not incredibly naive or manipulative- (one +) I can start to dislike mangas that I've liked for a long time because of a really bad change in the plot. The manga does not necessarily have to have a romance (Gintama). Oneshots are fine, though. I will sometimes not read the manga but watch the anime/drama because I think the anime/drama is more interesting. (Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Liar Game) I don't judge the mangas by their artists, I judge them only on plot quality and (hopefully) improved artwork- so new, creative artists are welcome anytime. (For example, even if I don't like Fushigi Yugi, I may look into the other works of Yuu Watase. Even though I like Superior, I won't immediately like Sakura Yuki. What I will do is check out the mangaka's other works for intensive evaluation; however, I suppose I would favor my favourite mangakas over the mangakas of the series I really dislike -it'd be hard not to for me. XD If I've never heard of the mangaka, then I go by the criteria above.) If the story looks repetitive and cliche (unless the cliche was really good, which is generally not possible), I let it age until there is nothing left to read. And of course, the characters have to connect with the reader- if I think the character's being really stupid, to the point of it being unrealistic, then it's leave and ignore (for a while if it's likeable one). So due to my extreme desire to pick manga that's really out of the ordinary or extraordinary, as I should call it, there's really not a big pool of manga to choose from. Yeah, I'm pretty picky. But hey, compared to my evaluation of watchable dramas, it's not that picky.


Wow, that's a whole lot of criteria! But I pretty much agree with you here and there, especially about the "cool prince" types, I'm glad that there's someone else who finds them, as well as the girls' reaction to their presence, incredibly annoying. You might want to try "Akuma To Love Song", it's a shoujo manga that surprised me with its depth, plus the main guy is not exactly popular and prefers to stay away from the limelight.

For shoujo manga, the deciding factor for me would be the female protagonist. If she's completely weak and helpless, incapable of making any decisions on her own and boy-crazy, then I'll stop reading.
Posted 4/2/09
yes!
has to have good art work, good plot, and dynamic charaters.
also, has to be at least 5 volumes or more. I don't like short stories.

for shojo, I only like the ones that have a cool or nice lead girl, those girls searching for love-types get on my nerves,
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yea...

the only thing im picky about is the drawings XD
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