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Postby jon_jinn » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:14 pm

Yep. This is another one of those “opinionâ€
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Postby Radical Dreamer » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:43 pm

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.
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Postby ChristianKitsune » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:38 am

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.. ^_^
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Postby Raiden no Kishi » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:40 am

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~!

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Postby Fish and Chips » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:59 am

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.
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Postby Puguni » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:03 am

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.
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Postby Ichigo_89 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:59 pm

Berserk
Trigun Maximum
BLAME!
Hellsing
AKIRA
Battle Angel Alita:Last Order
Deathnote
Banya (technically manhwa, but still)
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Postby WrestlingOtaku » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:49 pm

All right here are mine.

Black Cat
Later volumes of Rurouni Kenshin
Death Note
Scrapped Princess
Bleach
Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch
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Postby jon_jinn » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:53 pm

[quote="jon_jinn"]Yep. This is another one of those “opinionâ€
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- Westminister Confession of Faith (Chapter 5, Section 1)

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- Martin Luther

"I have to tell you first that I am ready to die. I have put my affairs in order. Your supreme weapon is killing. My supreme weapon is dying, because when you kill me, people all over Romania will read my books and believe on the God that I preach - even more than they do now."
- Dr. Joseph Ton, the exiled Romanian pastor (quoted by James Montgomery Boice)

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Postby Etoh*the*Greato » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:04 pm

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.
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Postby KBMaster » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:30 pm

Full Metal Alchemist

Death Note

Black Cat

Rurouni Kenshin

Can't think of anything else at the moment.
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Postby Maledicte » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:33 am

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.
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Postby Rocketshipper » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:30 pm

My picks for best artwork.

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Postby ICE-rocks » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:11 pm

oh this is the manga forum sorry never mind my post.
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Postby Alice » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:32 pm

Clamp's art rates high, although I've stopped reading Clamp.
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Postby Sozo Bakura » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:22 am

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.
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Postby Fantasy Dreamer » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:13 am

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)
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Postby ilikegir33 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:15 pm

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. :)
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Postby Shao Feng-Li » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:45 pm

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?

Akira

Monster

Kaze Hikaru'

Aria
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Postby KeybladeWarrior » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:49 am

1.Rurouni Kenshin
2.Bleach
3.Full Metal Alchemist
4.Yotusba&!
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