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    samuraix is offline Member Newbie
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    Default Cousin and I are making our own manga

    I know that this is not really an anime/manga yet (might be in future maybe) but just hear me out alright this might be a bit long but here goes gimme some suggestions and some ideas that I could use please:

    The story starts out in the future where the new way through fighting is through armor battles. In armor battles anything can happen but one of the safest bets is that there is no deaths. That was until terrorists found a way to get through that and started to attack everything. The terrorists are looking for the legendary armor in which if you collect all the armors you can either rule or destroy the world. The unique thing about these armors is that each one is unique and different no 2 armors are directly the same, each armor is created by the owners own imagination. The even more unique thing about this is that you can never tell if anyone has the armor or not because the armor is customized to look like everyday clothing/accessories. Also all the armor have a different element; earth, water, fire, air, ice, lighting, light, and darkness (but light and darkness come later). To initiate a battle you would first have to challenge the person(s) to the battle and then yell activate (the armors name) then you would be teleported and people could watch the match through special connections through the armor. When a battle takes place all of the participants are sent to a battle ground in either space or on a distant planet.

    Alright onto the main character, the main character just moved into the city where this fighting is a way of life and a gigantic craze. So he becomes apart of this new craze and gets his own armor. The main character is about 16-17 years old. Later on he meets some new friends and starts to become stronger and meets the villain and battling against him and other rivals and such but thats kind of jumping ahead now.

    We were thinking of having about a character for each element and other characters that have their own special abilities and such. Thinking that there would be a swordsman, gunman(woman)/sniper, spears man(woman), healer, mage, and some other sort of fighter. We were also thinking that to not make it seem that we are gay (no offense to other gay people) that we would have at least 3 girl characters. This manga is more directed at older teens/adults (maybe) cuz there is definitely going to be blood and killing. But the whole manga is not all serious there will probably still be a good amount of humorous parts and maybe some implied romance here or there but would still considered to be an action/adventure manga.


    Some things that you guys could tell us would be helpful is:
    * suggestions for names of characters (first and last please)
    * what characters should look like (but to be honest both of us cannot really draw)
    * different powers/abilities
    - so far we have a villain that has the power to control time for a little while and another that can control dimensions
    - we were also considering that some of the armors would have a mind of their own and would sometime go berserk and destroy things
    * and any other suggestion that might help us make a popular manga

    So how is this new manga that both my cousin and I thought up of in about a couple of days. Also another note is that we are trying to make this as realistic as possible, except the fighting, but more of the world as realistic as possible. I am perfectly fine with constructive criticism but just don't be too harsh, cuz this is the first time that I have done this.

    So reviews?

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    AKofC is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Are you currently in Japan?

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    Alexian is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Ermmm why bother if you can't draw? Its not much of a manga without umm pictures.

    And congratulations you've come up with the base plot ideas for every shounen everywhere. Theres not much to be said about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuraix View Post
    Some things that you guys could tell us would be helpful is:
    * suggestions for names of characters (first and last please)
    You should know this already.

    Quote Originally Posted by samuraix View Post
    * what characters should look like (but to be honest both of us cannot really draw)
    You should know this already.

    Quote Originally Posted by samuraix View Post
    * different powers/abilities
    You should know this already.

    Quote Originally Posted by samuraix View Post
    - so far we have a villain that has the power to control time for a little while and another that can control dimensions
    - we were also considering that some of the armors would have a mind of their own and would sometime go berserk and destroy things
    How about worrying about the names and look of the character?

    Quote Originally Posted by samuraix View Post
    * and any other suggestion that might help us make a popular manga
    To be able to draw?

    Seriously, you basically have asked US to create your manga for you. I mean how can you even ASK how to make a popular manga when you can't draw, you can't give your characters names, looks or a personality?

    And lol Alexian, you on the ball with that post.

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    A lot of this looks like something you should go over with an artist -- once you find one and work out your basic partnership agreement.

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    If I were to give you the same advice I took for myself, on the same subject no less: Plan it out, then plan some more, then some more, draw everywhere you can, and eventually, eventually, if you stick with it...make it a web-based comic first.

    The best way to get a good story going is to form a full immersion into your characters and their world long before you build a fanbase.

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    This sounds like a shonen manga, which is always a good start, given its so poular nowadays...
    i myself think the story sounds more like a manga adaptation of an RPG if you ask me...but its still a pretty good idea.

    i can draw pretty well, as a matter of fact, im working on my own manga which is called Crimson cataclysm, and i wont go into the details here, but i have like a chapter already. Right now im finishing the inking process, and it looks very neat...anyway, my point is that maybe i could be your artist if you want, but keep in mind that im also working on my own manga.
    So if you guys are interested, then just message me, ill probably send some scans of my work, i could probably add some ideas to you manga as well...

    5 out of 4 people have problems with fractions...

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    samuraix is offline Member Newbie
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    alright alright geez when i meant constructive criticism i didn't mean to just totally degrade me with insults sheesh...

    but yea i forgot to say that we already have the artist, i just forgot and my cousin is going to get those create your own manga books to help us too

    and if you guys are just going to degrade me then don't post at all cuz most of the replies that i have now seen are just some repeats of "learn to draw"

    also we probably are going to make it appeal to more girls too since is main artist is a girl, so she will probably make more suggestions for some things that girls would like too

    my friggin awesome avatar!!!

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    isn't this like metabots? besides the fact that there are elements now and that the metabots are represented as armors... for those who dunno wut metabots were, its basically robots people used for play fights, each one had its own special metal that give it a unique personality but there were special metals which an evil organization wanted to get...the people who had all the special metals were able to either rule or destroy the world...-_-' ohyeah, metabots can be customized... so the main character was a boy who bought a cheap metabot cuz of the costs and found his metal in a river after a thief dropped it while escaping from the feds, oh and wut luck it turned out to be one of those special metals... blah blah blah i think u'noe wuts going on here...it was shown on fox kids lol and also i think games were made from it

    btw sweet avatar samuraix
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiddendemon View Post
    isn't this like metabots? besides the fact that there are elements now and that the metabots are represented as armors... for those who dunno wut metabots were, its basically robots people used for play fights, each one had its own special metal that give it a unique personality but there were special metals which an evil organization wanted to get...the people who had all the special metals were able to either rule or destroy the world...-_-' ohyeah, metabots can be customized... so the main character was a boy who bought a cheap metabot cuz of the costs and found his metal in a river after a thief dropped it while escaping from the feds, oh and wut luck it turned out to be one of those special metals... blah blah blah i think u'noe wuts going on here...it was shown on fox kids lol and also i think games were made from it

    btw sweet avatar samuraix
    yea i see what you mean but this manga isn't really anything like medabots, thing is that these armors are things that for the first part that people wear and second part is that the our main character is just gonna be an average person but he can fight in real life so that is another difference, also most of the battles are gonna be more of life and death than more of a sport

    also the other thing is that the armor is made through your own imagination and the only way to actually get stronger is to get stronger in real life (this might change)

    but yea i can see what you mean but like i said its just more of a new original thing that my cousin and I made up

    also thanks about my avatar both of us were thinking (cousin and I) that one of the characters is going to be like that except with only 5 swords not 6

    my friggin awesome avatar!!!

 

 
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