the info in manga
who knows if the info in manga are actually true, such as the stuff in airgear and other such manga that state scientific or histrical facts. if they are true what have you learned from the manga?
...you didn't just seriously ask that, did you?
Things are just as true in manga as in novels.
Actually, if one were to compare the amount of realism in the average manga to the amount of realism in the average novel, I'm certain the novel would be more realistic.
Originally Posted by pseudorandom
But that argument is pointless.
i think hes talking about like the mythological references or other things in manga. no whether there were giant transforming swords forged by demons in Feudal Japan.
its not that bad of a thread if he was a bit more specific.
(can't believe IM the one saying that... >_< )
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I just reread the OP and deduced that SD is, indeed, correct =P
Well, most of the stuff that has to do with legends and the such are usually true (Kurozuka (sp?)) was based off some legend or other). And manga like Elfen Lied have references to in-vitro fertilization (if I remember correctly).
But the bottom line is...don't cite a manga as a source when doing a project. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
Well.. I don't see reading manga as education, but sometimes they do have some details worth investigating. There is quite an interesting story about the man Kenshin was based upon, for example, but trying to learn about ninjas through naruto is just plain stupid.
And btw, I've never read any mangas as unrealistic or filled with bullshit to the wide extent wich the Da Vinci Code is.
Lets look at an example.
In Air Gear, we are told that by shifting the centre of gravity, a longer jump can be made.
This is true in the sense that if you can move the COM further forward in its motion, then it will end up further forward when it lands.
But they forgot to mention one minor detail, its impossible to shift the centre of mass from its path (assuming its path is an arc during a jump) without an external force. No matter how much Ikki spins or moves about in the air, the centre of mass will not change from its path, all he is doing is moving about his centre of mass. In fact the only thing he could do to extend his range, is to try and rotate so that his feet are further out in front of him when he lands.
Be very careful when you read facts written in fiction, although the author may base his writings on facts, they are very liberal in how they use those facts. Quite often they take liberties with the truth, its called artistic licence.