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Conversation Between Takamura Bear and Jack Frost
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  1. Jack Frost
    03-15-2013 04:28 PM
    Jack Frost
    Okay, so I checked out Hideout, and you're right the art is very good. The story was okay, but I guessed where it was going so maybe I disappointed myself.

    I loved the design of the tonkuban tho' especially the table of contents that looked like it had been written in pencil. Nice presentation...
  2. Jack Frost
    03-14-2013 04:55 PM
    Jack Frost
    I posted it on my wall? God, I'm such a n00b.

    Anyway, thanks for the links, and I'll check those out and let you know what I think.

    Just got and finished the last volume of 21st Century Boys this morning. What an excellent ending. I'm glad it didn't end with 20thCB Vol. 22 because that left WAAAAY too many thing unanswered.

    And also, I'm back to Vol. 30 of Vagabond, and I've noticed that Inoue's art isn't as tight as it was before. It's hard to describe, but there seems to be a little less effort afforded to detail after he took his hiatus around Vol. 20. Still looking forward to Vol. 34 next week, however...
  3. Jack Frost
    03-07-2013 12:24 AM
    Jack Frost
    And the best way I can think of to describe Gantz for you is that it's sort of a sci-fi Berserk, though it's not nearly as deep as Berserk. Fantastic, detailed artwork (though admittedly Oku uses a lot of computer work to enhance his art), brutal violence, and a story that you absolutely cannot guess where it's going. Yeah, that's kinda like Berserk, right?

    And at this point, especially after 20th/21st Century Boys, I will read anything by Urasawa that is professionally translated. I've been writing Viz Media on a regular basis to see if they are planning to do Billy Bat, which I want to read so bad I can taste it! No response so far... :/

    And you left out Otomo! don't tell me you don't like Otomo?
  4. Jack Frost
    03-07-2013 12:23 AM
    Jack Frost
    Are there professional English translations of Green Blood or Hideout - I really don't like fansubs...

    I am currently in a re-read of Vagabond since the translated Vol. 34 comes out in a few weeks and it's been, like, a year since the last one. Inoue's art is just breathtaking, the amount of detail in every panel, especially the foliage in the backgrounds usually blows me away that that much time and effort was put into one panel! I picked up his art books Water and Sumi just to get more stuff from Vagabond. Not that Sumi's bad, but I cannot recommend Water highly enough if you haven't seen it, it's all color work...
  5. Jack Frost
    03-06-2013 04:52 PM
    Jack Frost
    Someone resurrected your Favorite Artists thread and I was astonished to find that you like Takehiko Inoue, Junji Ito and Kentaro Miura as much as I do. I rarely ever come across people who've even read one of these guys and here you've read all three.

    I would also add to that list Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys), Hiroya Oku (Gantz) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) all of whom are exceptionally talented as well.

    I'm a fan of a number of American artists as well, but most often when I see people mention their favorite manga artists, mine are never among them. So, thanks...

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