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3766 No. 3766 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I'm reading the classic manga Buddha since I want to read more anyway. It is honestly so bizarre seeing stuff that supposedly happened with such a cartoonish artstyle, and I know it's already going to be heavily fictionalized just due to the nature of religion and historical figures but still.
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Mr. Fujiko passed at the age of 88 a couple of days ago. Doraemon was the first manga I read from beginning to end in Japanese. Here's a post to celebrate his memory. I'll be reading Dora for the next couple of days.
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I used to be annoyed that the manga stopped being about only Tomoko but now I love all the weird characters
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To follow the life of Itai Shiori is like watching a tiny and precious trainwreck. It gets personal very quickly, too, because you’ll care about her from page one. Itai wants a boyfriend but she doesn’t quite know how to go about it and is not the best at reading social situations. And so comedic yet painful events follow.

The way the story unfolds is really clever in this one. Most of the text is not dialogue, but narration, like we’re watching Itai’s with the narrator and she too often will get flabbergasted about her actions. This really puts you in a position of wanting to help Itai. A lot. But you can’t. You’re forced to watch as she moves along being silly and living her painful comedy day by day.

A very engaging narrative and a very interesting read. If you enjoy awkward female protagonists and painful laughter, this title has you covered. The art is simple but it has a very unique charm I don’t quite remember seeing anywhere else. The author has a way of coming up with excellent facial expressions for the characters and even though it’s a simple, straightforward way of drawing the characters, there’s an attention to detail to the expressions that really adds a very special quality to them, it’s hard to put my finger on it. I guess you’ll have to read it to find out by yourself.
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Aren't you guys happy that she has such a nice dad? Her sister is pretty nice, too.

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4039 No. 4039 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I am reading this manga called "Itai Oneesan wa Suki desu ka?" about an office lady that's a social outcast. It's a comedy where she has very bad social skills and awkward, I like it. What are other good manga about social outcasts?
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Asper Girl is great.

And it's not a manga, but the Chaos;Head VN hit me right in the feels (the anime adaptation isn't very gooe, unfortunately)
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Nande Ikiteru ka Wakaranai Hito Izumi Sumi 25-sai
Just about a woman who dislikes her job and can't connect with others. I found it a bit boring and can't really recall what happens, but it seemed to resonate with many other people.
>>4054
Asper Girl is one of my more recent favorites, too. It felt eerie reading about the main girls experience, like someone had me under a looking glass. I haven't kept up with English fan translations in a while. There's an official English translation too, but I don't know how well it holds up.
>> No. 4056 [Edit]
>>4041
I've read Shissou Nikki this evening because of your post.
It was quite interesting. I always thought about how it would be to become homeless. The way it's presented it almost makes it look fun, but I think beyond the lighthearted tone there was a deep darkness. Also I could feel the whole filthiness of it. I sometimes smoked cigarette butts as a teen and it's quite disgusting, along with the rotten blanket, the dirty clothes and food from trash cans made me feel all itchy and uneasy.
But somehow it still seemed better than the chapters were he slaved himself as a mangaka or worked in that dead-end job.
The alcoholism chapters were painful to read. I always despised alcoholism. I'm adicted to other substances, but at least, even if they can kill you, they don't fuck you up and degrade you like alcohol does or don't cause an abstinence syndrome that can literally kill you.
Azuma seemed to have had an interesting life... at the age he became homeless he already had two kids who aren't even mentioned in the manga. I find incredible how the same person could be an absolute mental mess, an alcoholic, a father, an slave for the manga industry and the "father of lolicon".
>> No. 4065 [Edit]
>>4056
I'm glad you liked it. Yeah his life was an odd thing wasn't it? He also did a lot of sci-fi manga during the 80s and I gotta say, it's kinda uninspired on the sci-fi part, it was probably an editorial thing and really you get the impression all he wanted to do was to draw cute girls. I think he's best when just reminiscing about his life or just exploring his thoughts freely, he did put out lots of manga diaries with weird gags or just cute girls doing weird things, you can download some of it on the thread dedicated to him here on /ma/.

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4042 No. 4042 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I suppose we ought to have one. Hopefully you'll find a title or two itt to enjoy or at least something to help you pass the time.
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I have posted this review before but it was the wrong thread for that, apologies. I'll be posting it here just to keep everything organized, this is the last duplicate piece of text I swear.

To follow the life of Itai Shiori is like watching a tiny and precious trainwreck. It gets personal very quickly, too, because you’ll care about her from page one. Itai wants a boyfriend but she doesn’t quite know how to go about it and is not the best at reading social situations. And so comedic yet painful events follow.

The way the story unfolds is really clever in this one. Most of the text is not dialogue, but narration, like we’re watching Itai’s with the narrator and she too often will get flabbergasted about her actions. This really puts you in a position of wanting to help Itai. A lot. But you can’t. You’re forced to watch as she moves along being silly and living her painful comedy day by day.

A very engaging narrative and a very interesting read. If you enjoy awkward female protagonists and painful laughter, this title has you covered. The art is simple but it has a very unique charm I don’t quite remember seeing anywhere else. The author has a way of coming up with excellent facial expressions for the characters and even though it’s a simple, straightforward way of drawing the characters, there’s an attention to detail to the expressions that really adds a very special quality to them, it’s hard to put my finger on it. I guess you’ll have to read it to find out by yourself.
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>>4048
Reading your post it seems they never fixed anything that was wrong with the manga. It's terrible how the main protagonist is barely used or explored. It's funny, I picked up this title because of the gorgeous fanart there's out there of the main character. I thought I would be seeing Enma visiting all sorts of oddities in hell and whatnot but it really wasn't the case at all. It's been a while since I read it but I distinctly remember having quite enough by vol4 but insisted anyway just because. I like the idea for Enma and I like her character design but the rest barely makes it worth it.
>> No. 4051 [Edit]
>>4050
It wouldn't be bad as a short series. I don't mind Hell Girl herself being shrouded in mystery if it's short.
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Ichigo Mashimaro follows the daily lives of Itou sisters Nobue and Chika and their friends, Miu, Matsuri and Ana. The stories are mostly self-contained and have a SOL bent to them, but with a rather chaotic twist in the shape of 12 years old Miu. She must be the most explosive comedy release character I've ever seen in a Slice of Life, feel good manga like this. You know the type from many other titles, the very active child that pushes the other characters to do things or force them into situations they would never get by themselves. Well, Miu is that element but she is… special. Judging by the things I've read about this work, she's a polarizing character, too. Half the readers seem to love her, the other half hates her. The reason for this, I'm assuming, is because she doesn't allow Ichigo Mashimaro to be a cozy, feel good manga all the way through. She's always scheming something and even when it's a small thing, it turns out to be bigger than expected.

But why would so many people like this to be a pure feel good SOL manga? To get why, you have to look at the art. Ichigo is just gorgeous to look at. Barasui has a very soothing, "round and cute" style. He's able to draw very delicate lines that capture a lot with very little. His sense of fashion is varied and fun to look out for and he is pretty much one of the best artists I've seen when it comes to capturing character's facial expressions and body language, especially from children. He's able to add a lot of subtlety to the way his characters exist, particularly with the way he draws hands and feet, and I have to mention again, he loves to draw clothing and that adds a lot to his panels. So when you have a very strong and chaotic comedic element that disrupts things, yeah, some people might have a problem with that.

It seems even Barasui himself sees the work as an odd mix of over the top comedy and Slice of Life. There are many stories where he compares the friendship between Miu and Chika (chaotic, comedic) and Matsuri and Ana (endearing, soothing). In fact he seems to love that sort of contrast and applies them a lot in several ways during all sorts of situations. Before we go into those however, it's better if I introduce all the characters first.

Miu is 12 and I'm not sure if she�
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3940 No. 3940 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
ITT post manga pages you like.
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The delicate and precise lines, the attention given to the clothing, the ability to capture the facial expressions and body language.. seriously, I should just post every single illustration there is between the stories from this manga to you. It's just beautiful.
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3785 No. 3785 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Azuma Hideo passed away on 13 October 2019, at 69. The family kept the news from fans until today, when they released a note on Azuma's official Twitter account https://twitter.com/azuma_hideo/status/1186149786287632385. I don't know what else to do to pay respects to my favorite manga artist other than posting a thread here so people remember him/look him up, at least for a little while. I never felt so close to someone through an work of art as did with Mr. Azuma's manga. He was an imaginative, funny and talented artist and his stuff always managed to make me cry, laugh and be weirded out in the best way possible. I'll miss him. For the past few years I had been following him on Twitter and it was a joy to go to that website and find out he had uploaded a sketch, drawing or anything else he wanted to talk/post about. I was cogitating on breaking the rules and posting a 3D picture of him (giving the importance of Mr. Azuma, I'm sure the admin would understand) however I realized the artist would prefer to see himself in his manga form, doing what he loved to do. Pushing melancholy away by imagining funny things and cute girls, while enjoying a cigarette. Uploaded is a page from うつうつひでお日記.

吾妻ひでお先生、本当にありがとうございました。
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No, Dropbox suspended the link.
Here's a working on.
https://mega.nz/file/nS5W0JjC#pVAsf3pSAgJg8aRtWa5SLeIDSDjIxbpSw4_E64J4FhY
>> No. 3953 [Edit]
>>3952
Megaupload has it out for loli, so I wouldn't be suprised if that also gets removed. You should make a torrent. I tried, but couldn't get it to work.
>> No. 3954 [Edit]
>>3953
I see what I can do. In the meantime, if the link goes under, just let me know and I'll upload somewhere else.
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吾妻ひでお先生、本当にありがとうございました。

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3969 No. 3969 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A short and sweet story about a droid who finds an abandoned child and takes him in to be his mother. It's a very easygoing manga, there is very little in the way of consistent significant danger or conflict and what is there is mostly to bring out certain parts of their personality. Otherwise the rest is occasionally silly parent-child antics between the two.
There is little to say, and thankfully, little to spoil. I liked this one a lot. It was a shame it was so short but at this point, if I have to choose just one, I prefer to see a series end early instead of continue on too long only to lose it's focus. It was nice to read a manga that focuses on a mother taking care of her kid. I find a lot more manga about fatherhood than I do about motherhood so it was nice to find something I had been looking for for a while now.

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3927 No. 3927 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A snowman turns into a Yuki-onna and engages in wild antics over summer break with her best friend Himari and Himari's aunt, Haru. Along the way new characters and friends are introduced and we get to see what their dynamics are with each other.
I think I can safely say this is a favorite of mine given it's great art, extremely expressive characters, excellent humor, retained focus, and easygoing setting. Unfortunately, translation stopped on this one but I would highly recommend reading what is available. While I doubt it, I do truly hope for an adaptation someday.
>> No. 3930 [Edit]
This is a weird note but the hands and faces looked really good in it.
Another sad casualty in translation for less popular manga.
>> No. 3967 [Edit]
>>3930
It was picked up by another scanlation group.
>> No. 3968 [Edit]
Holy fuck, the mermaid's a riot. I love it.

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3912 No. 3912 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is your dream manga? What do you want it to be about? Do you want to discover it after it ended so you can read it at your own pace or so you can read it all at once? Who do you want it to be made by? Do you want it to be short or long? Do you want short or long chapters? What kind of characters do you want it to have? What kind of setting and atmosphere? Please post any and all of the juicy details of your ideal manga.
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>> No. 3937 [Edit]
>>3936
That's life.
>> No. 3984 [Edit]
>>3935
This would actually make for a good oneshot.
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I took the basic premise from a shitty tv show, but changed a lot. Maybe it's cheesey, but it sounds really good in my head.

It would be about how on earth there was some calamity that happened a long time ago, and up in space a last vestige of humanity from before remained, a space colony that was hurriedly made in anticipation of the event. The colony has became bureaucratic and draconian in an effort to preserve order and resources throughout the centuries, but now they're near the end of their rope and need to go down to earth or die. They have next to no idea what's down there now because of story reasons. Overall, they have no optimism about their chances of success.

They decide to send 30 of their worst performing, or delinquent students, the people least valued in their society, as a preliminary test, to see if earth is survivable. Among them is a human experiment, the main character. The space colony had a research department for the sake of advancing humanity, and the culmination of their biological research was a genetically modified super soldier, the daughter of their lead geneticist, a cold and sadistic woman. The mc was grown in an incubator and has no father, basically being a modified clone of her mother.

At first she was diligent and trained/studied hard, but started to crumble under the pressure her cold, ever criticizing mother and other adults put on her, the complete lack of meaning she saw in her own life and the isolation from her peers she felt. She started drinking and slacking off excessively, eventually giving up on putting in any effort at all. As punishment, she was being kept in a holding cell for months already, which she didn't really mind. She was fine laying on the flood and staring into the ceiling in a daze all day, only really missing alcohol.

So they get sent down to earth, with vague instructions and little training. They've been extremely repressed their entire lives, so even the delinquents are like scared mice. Earth has transformed into an overgrown, fantasy like setting with bizarre races and cultures scattered about, most of which being superstitious and hostile. The organizers of the mission secretly expected the mc to take control of the group and lead it despite her current state, but because of story reasons, an adult male stoway
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>> No. 4012 [Edit]
>>3912
Was fapping to an isekai where the elves find the isekai portal and go through it to conquer normalfaggotworld and I was thinking. Neat. But then the manga ended. I'd like to see that expanded upon in more detail.

I'd also like an isekai where Heroes are treated like sexpats in China who get entrapped with lolis and drugs IRL then do all sorts of menial shit for whatever demon king. Funny aff.

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This thread should serve as a place to discuss any aspect of scanning or manga translation, but I have a question to start off that I have been wondering about. I have asked this in a handful of places but have yet to receive a concrete answer.

What is the best way to scan physical manga volumes? There is a lack of info online on best practices (from what I can find anyway, maybe I haven't looked enough). Of course, there are two ways you can scan books in general: Destroying the binding and scanning the pages individually in a flatbed scanner, or using a book scanning rig (details to such a thing linked below) which on a budget (which I am) one would set up an angled surface for the book to lay open with a lamp shining down and a camera on tripod to take pictures of the pages. Of course the latter method sounds better because you aren't required to destroy the bindings of each book you want to scan. However, my question now is whether that method is even viable for manga, which of course is not only text but images which would ideally be copied with good quality. I would think the rig/camera method would produce subpar images with any kind of comic in addition to photographing a non-flat surface with a volume laid open (pages bending towards the binding), but I'd like to confirm this with anyone who actually knows something about it and has experience scanning manga themselves. If scanning with a flatbed is the only viable way to do this, how do you go about preparing volumes for this? I have heard using a CCD flatbed scanner is best with a black backing behind what you are trying to scan instead of a white one.

Link to book scanning rig info (see cardboard version): http://www.diybookscanner.org/en/intro.html
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>>4005
Oh thank you, that's a useful script to have. Somewhat unfortunate but it seems like a lot of scanlators that doesn't have their own sites are using either discord or dumping their scans on sites like 4chan/reddit.

Ah I assume you're also the guy who originally posted about it on the recommendations thread. Thanks for the recommendations I'll look into them sometime.
>> No. 4010 [Edit]
>>4006
If they didn't backup then they knew their work was TRASH and deserved to be lost forever.
I have 5 backups for every piece of half-finished fanfiction I've wrote both paper and text documents on hardware, cloud, external and internal drives.
Big Manga sites die every five years without fail. When will they learn?!
>> No. 4011 [Edit]
>>4006
If they didn't backup then they knew their work was TRASH and deserved to be lost forever.
I have 5 backups for every piece of half-finished fanfiction I've wrote both paper and text documents on hardware, cloud, external and internal drives.
Big Manga sites die every five years without fail. When will they learn?!
>> No. 4013 [Edit]
I don't like MangaDex's new API for the fact that, when requesting a chapter's metadata, one must make a separate request to obtain the name of the groups that released it. Yeah, you can request the metadata of groups in bulk via just one request, but it's still kind of a hassle compared to the previous APIs: there's more state to track internally.

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4007 No. 4007 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some of your favorite series or mangaka? Are there recent chapters that catches your interest and feel like talking about? Post and discuss about anything manga related here.
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Not exactly my favorite but I have read a lot of works by Minoru Furuya, Yamamoto Hideo and Shuzo Oshimi as well as Urasawa Naoki. YKK is probably still my favorite manga and Ashinano Hitoshi changed my taste in manga considerably. Although I still occasionally read series in the same style as previously mentioned mangaka, I'm not as active in seeking them. Most recently, the mangaka that caught my attention the most is Tsubana. I've noticed that a lot of manga I've picked up/enjoyed in the last few years have mostly been written by female mangaka.
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My favorites would be Yasuhiko Yoshikazu, Eldo Yoshimizu, Jiro Kuwata, Nakayama Atsushi, Koutaro Ohkoshi and some others
>Are there recent chapters that catches your interest and feel like talking about?
I've been into Akio Tanaka's work recently but I don't have much time to read nowadays. Can't seem to force myself to finish most things I start either.

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3988 No. 3988 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This one might be hard for me to write because I don't really have much to say about it. Without giving away spoilers, Sadako at the End of the World is about two young sisters, Ai and Hii, living in a post-apocalyptic world who stumble upon Sadako's tape, watch it, and summon her. Being young and not knowing the rumor that is way before their time, they ask Sadako to accompany them as they look for more people to meet. Each person they find has their own story and quirks and they enjoy simple fun things like performing a home-made stage play with the help of a projector or getting a haircut.
To a more optimistic person or someone who is used to the slice of life genre this might sound like a story that has the potential to become cutesy and add a silver-lining to everything with Sadako changing as a person but they would only be half-right. There is fun for all of the characters to have without mulling over post-apocalyptic doom & gloom but all of that feels ruined by Sadako... well... doing what Sadako does.

When I finished reading it I felt confused. I wondered what the point was. I'm not proud to admit I am, compared to the average Tohno-chan user, a newfag so I don't know the post-apocalyptic genre very well but something I remember from, and something that this manga has in common with, both Kemono Friends and Girls' Last Tour is that no matter how bad things are there is always some kind of silver lining. There is always something to strive for, something to enjoy, something to fight for. I could also remember other post-apocalyptic media which involves people just trying to survive and crying and shouting at each other to pretend they have good writing. Then I look back at Sadako at the End of the World and I realize that it has none of the drama that characterizes the latter and seems to waste the former. After that I'm left wondering what the "point" of the story was. Was it to teach me some kind of lesson? Was it to be cute and fun? Was it to paint a positive picture of death? Or was it just to have Sadako do Sadako things? Because when you have people open up a
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>> No. 3989 [Edit]
>>3988
From what you describe, it probably doesn't have a point except the weird gimmick. Spending a lot of time on new characters only to kill them off might be absurd and confusing on purpose, like as a form of dark, ironic humor. Or if there is a point, it's to be nihilistic and show the inevitability of death.
>> No. 3990 [Edit]
I've just read it and can understand you feeling the way you do. Most that need to be said have been said by your post and the poster above but I'll just add that the author probably knows what they are doing that is why they kept it as a short and added okiku to not take itself too seriously. Another thing is that it's possible that Sadako herself is the reason for the state of the world, I think every chapter alludes to this. In conclusion, I think it's a decent if unspectacular read with an interesting premise.

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