Unpopular vs Popular art
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Posted 11/17/10
If this is a duplicate, you can delete it...I'm fairly sure it isn't.

In the many mangas my friend, sister, and I have read..All of us found that we like the unpopular manga's art more than the popular manga's.

Popular mangas I am talking about: Naruto, One piece, bleach, Kimi ni todoke, Skip beat, Shugo chara, ect..I don't really keep pics of those on my computer..I have some SC...

So really good art that is fairly unpopular(These are just some pics i had on my computer...Don't judge me lol):

Legend of the Sun Knight:


Anything by Akizuki Sorata(Including Akagami no Shirayukihime and Seishun Kouryakuhon):


Anything by Fung Nga Chung(Including Lian Ai Makeup, and Alice's dream files)


SLH!!! :D


And just to show that I'm not being partial to shoujo

Rurouni Kenshin(yes this is shounen)..It is from the manga.
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Posted 11/17/10
Maybe my eyes are really bad... but I don't see the difference between those images you linked and art I see in popular manga.
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Posted 11/17/10
That was harsh lol
One difference is that if you look at some popular manga, you see less attention to the detail of their hair and their face.

In Naruto, besides naruto and sakura, almost not of the characters have detailed eyes. I think none of the characters have carefully detailed hair that looks beautiful to me.
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Posted 11/17/10
Its true that narutos art is always good but you have to admit it has its moments were it looks nice. But there are plenty of popular mangas with REALLY good art. ( im sure there are unpopular that have good art as well) . theres no need to think that unpopular manga is being undermined or underrated. Its unpopular because 1: people just havent gotten the chance to read it or 2: its not that good ( no offense we all have different tatse but a good story usually gets noticed, truth hurts :P)

btw Skip Beat is beautifully drawn as well as Shugo Chara.

and i know a few unpopular mangas were the art is very good. . . .well im not sure if there unpopular im just saying based on how often i hear about it on sites and ratings

here are a few unpopular and popular with Good art. (my opinion )



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Posted 11/18/10
A big factor is the release of the magazine. If it's monthly, the artist can make a visually good looking manga. If it's weekly, the artist doesn't have the time to make a good looking manga.

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Posted 11/18/10
If I'm not mistaken that's Manji and therefor you have gained +5 cool points in my book I love Blade of the Immortal... and find it odd that it isn't more popular... of course maybe I'm just not lookin in the right areas... but it appears to not have a crazy following like Naruto or any of those others... and it's crazy amazing I love Immortal :D... "That's not a rice ball... that's horse shit." lawlz XD
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Posted 11/19/10

Roranai wrote:

If I'm not mistaken that's Manji and therefor you have gained +5 cool points in my book


Ya, it's Manji on the left, from Blade of the Immortal. I would think a reason that Blade of the Immortal isn't very popular is because the first volume was released, in English, in 1997, and each volume is $15-20 retail . technically it's still worth it because the paper quality is so high.

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Posted 11/19/10
definately if any places in my area sold Blade I would totally buy it... unfortunately the place I live is an uncultered shit hole... so alas...
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Posted 11/19/10
Actually, I do enjoy non-mainstream better. Most of the popular manga focus on the story, which mainly keeps people reading them every week or month. Take Gintama for example. I read some of the manga, and it's hilarious, even though the art isn't that good. But in the non-popular stories, i think the reason why they focus on the art is to attract people to it, to get them to start reading. Well, that's what I think anyways.
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