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Flame-X



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:37 pm Reply with quote
now this sounds interesting, i gotta check this out when its released
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:43 pm Reply with quote
And I thought the Bible novel was bad...

I don't know if this is trivializing religion or a push for proselytization disguised as "children's comics," and marketing bandwagon.

The Mormons will give you a free Bible if you order one from their site. Let's be happy with that.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:54 pm Reply with quote
SharinganEye wrote:
And I thought the Bible novel was bad...

I don't know if this is trivializing religion or a push for proselytization disguised as "children's comics," and marketing bandwagon.

The Mormons will give you a free Bible if you order one from their site. Let's be happy with that.

What's wrong with the Bible being translated into a manga format? We don't know how it will do until it's released, but I as well see this as interesting and possibly informative as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:57 pm Reply with quote
Why does the guy on the front cover remind me of FF7's Dirge of Cerebrus version of Reeve Tuesti? Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:01 pm Reply with quote
fighterholic wrote:
SharinganEye wrote:
And I thought the Bible novel was bad...

I don't know if this is trivializing religion or a push for proselytization disguised as "children's comics," and marketing bandwagon.

The Mormons will give you a free Bible if you order one from their site. Let's be happy with that.

What's wrong with the Bible being translated into a manga format? We don't know how it will do until it's released, but I as well see this as interesting and possibly informative as well.
Nothing with the transition itself, just the intent behind it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:04 pm Reply with quote
Who needs manga bibles when you've got Jack Chick tracts?

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SharinganEye



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:07 pm Reply with quote
What do you know, we already have a "manga" Bible.

Called, The Manga Bible by British-Nigerian artist Siku.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:11 pm Reply with quote
abunai wrote:
Who needs manga bibles when you've got Jack Chick tracts?

- abunai
I had a mini-comic (pocket-size, 20-ish pages, late 60's style writing) handed to me by a Pentecostal recruiter at the state fair a year ago telling me I was going to hell unless I was born again.

"You kids like comics, right? Here you go! You boys better listen to the word of Lord Jesus Christ or you'll lose your soul to the depths of Hell!"

I wish I could find it. Confused
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mistress_reebi



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:18 pm Reply with quote
heheh this is funny. I like reading the Bible the way it is so I won't be buying this. Kinda ironic how companies like Focus on the Family is all "anime is evil", yet they produce Christian manga.

Tezuka made an anime out of Bible stories. I wouldn't mind that, but the Bible as a manga? It's bad enough it's translated lyke dis.

http://en.tezuka.co.jp/anime/sakuhin/ts/ts022.html
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Ok, this is about as mainstream as it's getting now. Manga Bible. Better put that on the list for next semester. I gotta see this myself.
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KyuuA4



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:28 pm Reply with quote
Now, if they have Jesus shooting lasers out of his eyes -- I'll be impressed. Twisted Evil
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mistress_reebi



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:32 pm Reply with quote
KyuuA4 wrote:
Now, if they have Jesus shooting lasers out of his eyes -- I'll be impressed. Twisted Evil


I guess you can't wait until they make Revelations. hehehe
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:39 pm Reply with quote
Hi guys, just so you know, Christian fiction is a fast growing area of fiction now. I review genre fiction books on the side and Christian romances are a big presence in some places. So a Christian publisher want to produce a manga because they know some people will be interested because those people like manga and this will be a way for this publisher to promote religion and faith and all that.

The problem is most Christian fiction in any form is pretty preachy. I think that you are a Christian that happens to want to support Christian fiction by buying it regardless of the quality, you will probably buy this for your teenager or whoever and be happy with your decision.

At least the publisher brought in Japanese artists to draw.
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wilson_x1999



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:41 pm Reply with quote
I can't wait until someone does The God Delusion in manga format! Very Happy, you know, to keep everything balanced Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:45 pm Reply with quote
KyuuA4 wrote:
Now, if they have Jesus shooting lasers out of his eyes -- I'll be impressed. Twisted Evil


Of course you're avatar makes your requests all the more funny. lol: lol:

I find it interesting that a bible done in manga format is being done. I guess someone is interested. But like eyesopen0791states, that someone knows how popular manga is here. So why not. It's like everyone is getting on the band wagon.

Funny thing was that many Christians didn't like 'Pokemon'. But again anime has held a high standing in the animation dept. in the past years.
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