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    coolerimmortal is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default So I just read Sanctuary...

    ...and wow. I mean, holy shit. That was one hell of a manga.

    There were points where I thought to myself, "Wow...this is almost on par with Berserk".

    The story was (of course) incredible. The art was possibly the best I have ever seen in a manga...damn near photorealistic at times.

    All said, it was basically perfect. Highly recommended. I have a new #2 of all time.

    So, who else has read it?

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    By Sanctuary you mean the one about the mafia and politics right? If so yes I have read it. It is awesome, if you like Sanctuary you should read Strain as well.
    All change and evolution is redundant when death is inevitable.

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    Yeah, that's why I keep recommending Sanctuary in all those Seinen/Manga recommendations, it's just that damn good. The artist is one of the best ever, his art is nearly unrivaled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer View Post
    By Sanctuary you mean the one about the mafia and politics right? If so yes I have read it. It is awesome, if you like Sanctuary you should read Strain as well.
    Strain is another one of my favorites.

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    i guess i'll go give that manga a try then. kinda bored waitin for new updates for AG, TT, Berserk, etc.

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    Ferozban is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    the art of strain and sanctuary are incredible. the best art ive ever seen.

    the story is good too, so its absolutly worth reading.

    DOes anyone know which mangas are painted by the same artist?

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    Well the same sort of art style is carried through to Crying Freeman, a classic.

    Reading Sanctuary now. Missing chapter 4 oddly.


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    ^ Crying Freeman is also illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegumi. His art is really good apart from his overuse of particular faces. I mean, over the course of sanctuary Akira Hojo must do his cocky, one-eyebrow-lowered-slightly-more-than-the-other face from the same angle dozens of times.

    Sanctuary is certainly one of my favourite manga ever, even though I wasn't entirely convinced by some of it (yakuza forming a political party?) It is a stunning achievement and there certainly isn't another manga like it.
    I believe there is an OVA of Sanctuary as well as a live-action film, but I don't know if they've ever been subbed.

    I didn't like strain nearly as much as Sanctuary, but I hear Heat (written and illustrated by the same pair) is better.

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    I just read the first 6 chapters and it´s a little boring =/.
    The art wasn´t that impressive. Most environments seemed photographed and edited into the manga to me. I like the artwork in Berserk much more.
    By the way, Monster [finished] and Pluto [ongoing] are the only 2 mangas on par with Berserk in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreshi View Post
    I just read the first 6 chapters and itīs a little boring =/.
    The art wasnīt that impressive. Most environments seemed photographed and edited into the manga to me.
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    The art was practically photorealistic. How is it not impressive?

 

 
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