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seichan80



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:39 pm Reply with quote
hmm...that doesn't look like manga. looks like a regular comic.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:42 pm Reply with quote
Any chance the manga will be boys love..... Wink.

I agree that the art doesn't look much like Manga styled, more then anything it reminds me of those cartoon characters that used to be spoke person for Burger King kids meals.


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kurotsuki



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:42 pm Reply with quote
i suppose you can it's the nose .
the nose look like the style of nose Tezuka would have draw .
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RZetlin



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:23 pm Reply with quote
Bishops attempt to make manga-style art to connect with what's hip and cool feels like a car crash.
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Pacific Pikachu



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:14 pm Reply with quote
That is some really ugly art.

Also, I can't see their plan succeeding at all. It just comes off as being ridiculous, not "cool".
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Eruanna



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:20 pm Reply with quote
So basiclly they hired a young aspiring artist who likes to call his/her work "manga" to illustrate their stuff?
Yeah, okay, whatever.
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therealssjlink



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:33 pm Reply with quote
I want to see that Bible anime by Tezuka :O
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:08 am Reply with quote
I don't know what to make of this Western attempt of manga. It maybe looks more like 60s manga graphics perhaps. But please don't go dissing this scheme to attract youths to becoming Catholic. Christian-themed anime is not new. Even in the 80s, they had Super Book and Flying House.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:28 am Reply with quote
Actually it looks like the style used for the original Robotech, Macross Saga, at least to my eyes it was the first thing I recalled.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:54 am Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
Actually it looks like the style used for the original Robotech, Macross Saga, at least to my eyes it was the first thing I recalled.

I can't believe someone compared that amateurish comic to the work of Haruhiko Mikimoto, one of the best Japanese illustrator. Rolling Eyes
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:25 am Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:
Mohawk52 wrote:
Actually it looks like the style used for the original Robotech, Macross Saga, at least to my eyes it was the first thing I recalled.

I can't believe someone compared that amateurish comic to the work of Haruhiko Mikimoto, one of the best Japanese illustrator. Rolling Eyes
Sorry for insulting your patron saint, or prophet, but it was the eyes and nose mostly. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:52 am Reply with quote
This has Failure written all over it. For starters, If theyre looking to appeal to younger people, Idunno thta manga is the best choice. Is it really that popular? Sure it has lotsof fans, but its not like if you asked random people what are teenagers into I highly doubt they would yell "MANGA!" I guess if theyre looking to appeal to a larger group including adults and youths but still, I just don't see Manga being THAT popular that itll get some huge attention. Not to mention, are you really gonna go, Hey thats Manga, I think I'll convert to Catholicism.
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Steventheeunuch



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:55 am Reply with quote
RZetlin wrote:
Bishops attempt to make manga-style art to connect with what's hip and cool feels like a car crash.


It's like your grandfather trying to talk jive.
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Torhu_San



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:34 am Reply with quote
I think it's nice that a Bishop tried something new. There are many of them out there that wouldn't try to reach out the younger people. It will probably fail, but hey, at least he tried to make a connection. I applaud him for it. Smile
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mskala



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:42 am Reply with quote
I'm 100% in favour of Catholic manga. Why? In a word, schoolgirls.
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