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AyumiHamasaki



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:50 pm Reply with quote
Kanye West's manga? Very Happy NICE!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:57 pm Reply with quote
I do remember hearing kanye West mention on a Mtv special he hjas always been a huge fan of Anime and Manga. Didn't give a list or anything. Betting Voltron and Champloo are on there somehow
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:04 pm Reply with quote
Hey, maybe Kanye West will totally immerse himself into Japanese pop culture.

I can't wait for him to say, "Junichiro Koizumi doesn't care about black people."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:12 pm Reply with quote
That's cool. Not to be racist but I have bumped into more black males browsing manga in the bookstore than white males. It's nice to have someone important to music right now write a manga instead of some washed up star like Courtney Love.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:16 pm Reply with quote
There's a difference between relevance and importance.

Kanye West is relevant to music. Now.

Kanye West will never be important. His relevance will fade. In 5-10 years, nobody will even remember his name.

And I'd rather anime and manga remain a Japanese art form.
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Anthony P



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:29 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
There's a difference between relevance and importance.

Kanye West is relevant to music. Now.

Kanye West will never be important. His relevance will fade. In 5-10 years, nobody will even remember his name.

And I'd rather anime and manga remain a Japanese art form.

Well spoken. Kanye West is grandly overrated, anyhow. Sure, compared to his contemporaries in mainstream rap, his lyrics appear more intelligent and well-crafted. But taken in the context of music as a whole, his accomplishments are trivial. I even remember West himself saying he's more of a businessman than an artist, and I'm sure this manga will further reinforce that notion.
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coolGAL



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:34 pm Reply with quote
Anthony P wrote:
penguintruth wrote:
There's a difference between relevance and importance.

Kanye West is relevant to music. Now.

Kanye West will never be important. His relevance will fade. In 5-10 years, nobody will even remember his name.

And I'd rather anime and manga remain a Japanese art form.

Well spoken. Kanye West is grandly overrated, anyhow. Sure, compared to his contemporaries in mainstream rap, his lyrics appear more intelligent and well-crafted. But taken in the context of music as a whole, his accomplishments are trivial. I even remember West himself saying he's more of a businessman than an artist, and I'm sure this manga will further reinforce that notion.
Good Coments I think In this Manga the only thing he will Talk About is that George Bush Hates Black People. (God That Is So Anoying Mad)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:46 pm Reply with quote
Bill Plympton doing manga? how the hell could this possibly look?
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Jadress



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:03 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
Bill Plympton doing manga? how the hell could this possibly look?


Yeah, that was my first thought. Kanye West's involvement aside... Bill Plympton is a beyond odd choice to make a "manga" with.
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RezSav



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:41 pm Reply with quote
An OEL Manga created by Kanye West and Bill Plympton? I'm already uninterested. Nice to know he acknowledges Anime and Manga, though, maybe this'll put an end to those arguements about weather or not that Lupin lyric was really an ohmage or just a shout out to some pimp.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:56 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
There's a difference between relevance and importance.

Kanye West is relevant to music. Now.

Kanye West will never be important. His relevance will fade. In 5-10 years, nobody will even remember his name.

And I'd rather anime and manga remain a Japanese art form.


Well, it's not anime or manga, and he's not claiming it is. He just said it was "manga-style."

I agree with the rest of your post, BTW. Kanye may be the best hip-hop artist right now, but considering the competition, that's saying very, very little.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:31 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
I'd rather anime and manga remain a Japanese art form.


Wasn't manga born from the collaboration of japanese and american artists, though? I mean, sure, as we've come to know it, manga is generally from Japan. However, I'd say that there are enough amerimanga titles on the web and on the bookstore shelves for it to not only warrant having a formal genre title, but to also not matter who makes it, as long as it doesn't suck.

Of course, the whole sucking thing depends on who reads it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:33 pm Reply with quote
From his song "Touch the Sky".

Yes, yes, yes guess who's on third?
Lupe still like Lupin the Third.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:42 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
There's a difference between relevance and importance.

Kanye West is relevant to music. Now.

Kanye West will never be important. His relevance will fade. In 5-10 years, nobody will even remember his name.

And I'd rather anime and manga remain a Japanese art form.


Let the ridiculous elitism begin.

Waiting for heavy amounts of people bashing not only KanYe West but also hiphop in general and everything else that's popular.
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BeyonderZ



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:55 pm Reply with quote
It's not manga.. why would someone even think it is. If the cartoon character "Kanye" wants to do something and make a comic thats fine. But it's not a manga, the fool can say it is till his blue in the face but wont change the fact it will be a comic.. not manga.
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