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Manga(s) with the best art

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:14 pm
by jon_jinn
Yep. This is another one of those “opinionâ€

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:43 pm
by Radical Dreamer
Mine are going to line up with the things I've posted in other threads, so if it sounds redundant, oh well. XD

Full Moon wo Sagashite -- Can you say "detailed"? And "absolutely gorgeous"? Yes, I love Tanemura's art style. XD

Rurouni Kenshin -- Sans volume 1, I love the art in this series. It's clean, it's well done, proportions are all good, and it's detailed. Plus, most of the first part is cross-hatched for shading, which is impressive. Also, the charcoal drawings used as chapter pages add a nice touch to the manga's style.

Death Note -- What little (very little) I've read of it had excellent art.

Those are the only ones that come to mind at the moment.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:38 am
by ChristianKitsune
I agree with Raddie-chan on Rurouni Kenshin :D Although his style seems to change in later volumes..^^;

I will also go with Full moon O Sagashite...with the exception that it's sometimes hard to tell the characters apart...^^;

I will go on to say, Immortal Rain, Sea Princess Azuri (Amerimanga) Juvenile Orion and a few others.. ^_^

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:40 am
by Raiden no Kishi
I'll second RuroKen and Death Note, but I'd like to add Fullmetal Alchemist, myself. I think Arakawa's art is excellent. Also, though not everyone likes it, I think the art in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle is beautiful, especially the covers. Hyuu~!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:59 am
by Fish and Chips
FullMetal Alchemist - Arakawa artwork is certainly worthy of her storytelling, and especially shows during both fight scenes and moments of tension. She gives her world a very real and dark feeling (so I was actually slightly annoyed by the bright and cheer color scheme of the Anime).

Hellsing - When Hirano can be bothered draw more than bloodstains, his artistic talents shows itself better. He's improved a lot over the course of his Manga, especially in character design. Pick up a copy of Hellsing vol. 1, flip through it, then shelve it for one of the later volumes, and you can tell.

Trigun - Though I eventually lost interest in the story, I still like Nightow's style. It's distinctive, sharp, and crisp. I'm not sure why, but I like that aspect in a lot of art and design, like the characters could cut you with their sleeves (and knowing Nightow, they probably could).

And a special shout out to Naoki Urasawa, for the bulk of his seinen work, all of which easily ranks within my favorites list. His art is fairly traditional, and decidedly not standard, but I think that lends his worlds a better, more believable feel.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:03 am
by Puguni
I'm not sure about the story, but Alichino has gorgeous art. It's detailed and its anatomy is more correct than quite a few mangas out there.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:59 pm
by Ichigo_89
Trigun Maximum
Battle Angel Alita:Last Order
Banya (technically manhwa, but still)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:49 pm
by WrestlingOtaku
All right here are mine.

Black Cat
Later volumes of Rurouni Kenshin
Death Note
Scrapped Princess
Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:53 pm
by jon_jinn
[quote="jon_jinn"]Yep. This is another one of those “opinionâ€

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:04 pm
by Etoh*the*Greato
There is one that I've never heard of anyone else reading except for the guy that talked me in to picking it up. Chikyu Misaki.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:30 pm
by KBMaster
Full Metal Alchemist

Death Note

Black Cat

Rurouni Kenshin

Can't think of anything else at the moment.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:33 am
by Maledicte
Phoenix by Osamu Tezuka. Possibly the best of the "god of Manga's" work, with innovative and intuitive layout. The simplistic character art might not be to anyone's taste.

Immortal Rain by Kaori Ozaki. The characters look solid, rather than the very 2D effect in most manga. Great monsters, backgrounds, character designs, etc. And I love the outfits!

Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino. Rather opposite of Ozaki, the characters here look VERY two-dimensional....but somehow it all pulls together GORGEOUSLY. I consider this the "wow how did they ever manage to draw all of this on time" pinnacle of manga. (Berserk would have been, but it's never on time.)

Hellsing by Kohta Hirano: better with every volume.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:30 pm
by Rocketshipper
My picks for best artwork.

Battle Royale
Sakura Diaries.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:11 pm
by ICE-rocks
oh this is the manga forum sorry never mind my post.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:32 pm
by Alice
Clamp's art rates high, although I've stopped reading Clamp.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:22 am
by Sozo Bakura
I'm not sure if anyone here has read (or even heard of) Aria. It's a kids' manga without much action, but I absolutely love the artwork, so I had to get the first couple volumes.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:13 am
by Fantasy Dreamer
Wow, look at all the people who actually took the time to explain why they like the art so much or why its so beautiful... I'm too lazy for that :lol:

What's been mentioned:
Full Metal Alchemist
Rurouni Kenshin

What hasn't:
Ouran High School Host Club
Fruits Basket
The All New Tenchi Muyo (though I admit, I've only read one volume of it)
Gundam Seed (again, one volume)
DNAngel (from what I looked at in the store)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:15 pm
by ilikegir33
2nd to HnG, Death Note, Berserk, BLAME!, and 20th Century Boys. But MONSTER is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Naoki Urusawa is good at art and so is Obata Takeshi. :)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:45 pm
by Shao Feng-Li
Rurouni Kenshin. Even if the art changes, it's for the better.

Buso Renkin

Death Note and Hikaru no Go

Ultra Maniac

Claymore- has no one read Claymore?



Kaze Hikaru'


PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:49 am
by KeybladeWarrior
1.Rurouni Kenshin
3.Full Metal Alchemist