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    Kentaro Miura and Kaori Yuki most definitely.
    Oh Great's art might be nice, but after a volume of tenten I wanted to bash my head in to a wall till it killed me.

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    ^hence the reason why it says best Artist. =T
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    ^ isn't the story and ambiance parts of an artist work ? (especially for a mangaka)

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    Not really, I mean story plot and development have nothing to do with how well you draw. Even though most mangaka's are responsible for the story this topic is not about the story itself, just the art quality so even shitty stories with great art get mentioned. I guess ambience is a part of it, but that's getting a little to deep for a topic like this lol

    Just the same as games with great graphics but shit gameplay/story.

    For me, I'd say my favourite is Norihiro Yagi (Claymore and Angel Densetsu) followed closely by Kentaro Miura and Oh! Great. I also love Azuma Kiyohiko, not for the art quality so much (even though it's good) but the way he protrays situations and the characters in them make a funny moment even funnier, and Yotsuba is the cutest character I know.

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    then it should specified that we are voting only for graphical art because storytelling can be considered as an art too ^^

    i agree that Azuma's art is simple (as in uncluttered) yet damn great and goes perfectly with the stories he narrates (and thus is a greater artist for me than oh great, who is only good with his graphical art)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh View Post
    then it should specified that we are voting only for graphical art because storytelling can be considered as an art too ^^

    i agree that Azuma's art is simple (as in uncluttered) yet damn great and goes perfectly with the stories he narrates (and thus is a greater artist for me than oh great, who is only good with his graphical art)
    ... Now you're just being totally nitpicky. Did you read the OP? "Who do you guys think is the best manga artist? barring lame plots and confusing side stories and some weird character Oh Great is number 1 in my book."

    It's totally obvious and specified that he meant art. If you didn't get that, you need to build your ability to read and understand. Also, besides that fact he said ARTIST, not all mangaka authors draw their manga's, they hire other artists to do it for them. Some examples off the top of my head would be Sanctuary, Shin Angyo Onshi, Until Death Do us Part, Strain, and Crying Freeman.

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    Addendum to my list: I forgot to include Kayono in my muddle of second place. Her stories frequently make me gag, but I do like her art.

    Yotsuba will pwn you with her cuteness. The little weirdo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animusdx View Post
    ... Now you're just being totally nitpicky. Did you read the OP? "Who do you guys think is the best manga artist? barring lame plots and confusing side stories and some weird character Oh Great is number 1 in my book."
    The sentence you quoted exactly implies that plots and side stories can take a part in deciding who is the best manga artist, period.
    If it wasn't the case SD wouldn't have specified oh great's plots and side stories are lame...

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    not all mangaka authors draw their manga's, they hire other artists to do it for them
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    Mangake :

    The word can be broken down into two parts: Manga and ka
    The Manga corresponds to the medium of art the artist uses: comics, or Japanese comics, depending on if you use the term inside or outside of Japan.
    The -ka (家) suffix implies some degree of expertise and a traditional kind of authorship. For example, this term would not apply to a writer creating a story which is then handed over to a manga artist for drawing. The Japanese term for such a writer of comics is gensaku-sha.
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    I think all round the best artist is Takehiko Inoue. Everything he draws is hyper-detailed and realistic, especially the people. Oh great may be able to draw very beautiful people, but they don't have the same level of realism.

    Kentaro Miura is another very good all round artist. In someways he has something over Inoue in that he can draw straight from his imagination ( Zodd, Apostles etc) and still maintain the level of detail and precision as with the rest of what he draws. But sometimes when I'm reading Berserk I feel as though I've seen the same picture twice except the thing Gutts is horizontally cleaving in two is different. It's a minor criticism though.

    Kyung-Il Yang illustrator for Island and Shin Angyo Onshi is another I like. His art is very stylised, especially where shadows are concerned (like Takeshi Obata). He doesn't draw perhaps to quite the level of detail as Miura or Inoue, but it allows him to be very poetic with the way he presents the world (espicially in SAO). His crying or upset faces aren't that great though. He also often slacks off on the backgrounds and will instead draw a vague haze around the characters.

    Those are probably my top 3 artists. The other ones I really like are Tohru Fujisawa(GTO), Hiroki Endo (Eden) and Tsutomu Nihei. Hiroki Edon's art is incredibly regular and functional, you could say that it's flawless. Nihei has awesome backgrounds, explosion and action. Fujisawa is pretty good all round (in GTO at least, shounan junai gumi is very rough and sketchy) but excels in that it can communicate comedy very well.

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    i thought it was implied that it would be judged solely on the art, not story line too but iono. ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    i meant this thread and not a mangaka as a whole btw
    Last edited by vphamv; 04-10-2007 at 07:37 AM.
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