Artist Seeking Suggestions
Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:29 PM
While I do plan to draw what I like, I don't plan on making something that others won't read.
This is where everybody could help me out. I want to know what types of manga/anime people like & what made you want to read/watch it.
Was it a catchy cover that caught you're eye, was it the story, or perhaps it was merely the art style?
In advance, I'm greatful for everybody's help.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:27 AM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:41 AM
I'm trying to start one too, but I'm finding hard to puzzle it together and knowing what kind of characters and situations can fit together nicely. I should just DO IT >_<
Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:16 PM
the first thing i notice about an anime or manga is the artwork. it MUST have a style that i like, otherwise i simply CANNOT get into it. totally shallow, i know.
the second thing is usually sexual tension. still shallow. but sex sells. it's true. just ask the billions of yaoi fangirls. O.o
the third thing is action. not necessarily big muscles, shiny effects, or stuff flying action. character movement works, too. but still kinda shallow.
the fourth thing is strong character development and introspection within the context of plot (a.k.a. purposeful "filler"). deeper waters here. this is usually where i drown. when i'm coming up with my own stuff, i'm at a loss when it comes to developing the plot and the characters along with it. but that's what makes a story.
i think what i've got in progress now will be my first success, but who knows. the drawing is probably the best i've ever done, there's shonen-ai AND shojo-ai, motion (not great, but it's there), and a full but compact plot. YAY!
Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:29 PM
I've noticed I read kinda girly mangas lately. Although I started out incredibly shounen I made the transition. What I think that means for me is I find a love plot incredibly important. Although in some cases, really not necessary.
I like a bit of fantasy with mine too. Only Ai Yazawa has been able to take away the fantasy and still have my love xD
I hardly stand for everybody, though.
It really depends on the demographic you're going for.
As some may have noticed sometimes those into shounens don't pay much attention to the art (not bashing, mind you.)
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:39 AM
I don't remember what got me into Sailor Moon or Cardcaptor Sakura, those were long ago...
Bleach I think I started reading because it's popular and I wanted to know what the deal was. The paranormal aspect, plus Rukia, is what got me hooked.
Ghost Hunt I bought at Acen just cuz of the title. You know how much I'm into ghost stuff
Claymore, same thing. I love those swords (bought one at Acen), but I enjoyed the storyline.
Tsubasa Chronicles I picked up because I like Cardcaptor Sakura and the idea of an AU Sakura intrigued me.
Revolutionary Girl Utena I think caught my eye because of the cover and spine, and I was looking for new manga to try at the library, but then the storyline and the personalities (and the idea that a girl was outfighting the guys) got me hooked.
Gintama I picked up because I read a chapter in Shonen Jump and the character intrigued me. Plus the AU aspect was interesting.
So for me...I tend to go for magical girl genres, anything with ghosts or the paranormal, and AU storylines. The artwork can be substandard if the characters are interesting and the story is well-developed. I just like a good story!
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