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NEWS: To Love-Ru's Yabuki Confirmed for Mayoi Neko Overrun




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The Mad Manga Massacre



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:59 pm Reply with quote
Yabuki has gone from semi-interesting action packed series such as Black Cat to Romantic Harem comedies... I'm really not sure what to make out of all this. Question

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nargun



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:10 pm Reply with quote
The Mad Manga Massacre wrote:
Yabiki has gone from semi-interesting action packed series such as Black Cat to Romantic Harem comedies... I'm really not sure what to make out of all this. Question


He's only got the art credit; the person with the story credit for to love-ru has only a few credits, and they all seem to be writer-credits for fairly soulless extruded-animation-product adaptions.

So to-love-ru looks like it's a contract job, a potboiler, and this one looks the same. Nothing wrong with that, and if someone can deliver work reliably and to spec then it's a decent living... but it takes time away from writing your own stuff, so if you liked Black Cat for the story you're probably in for some disappointment.

[of course, the degree to which shounen manga writers are writing their own story is questionable at the best of times anyway...]
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Weazul-chan



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:24 pm Reply with quote
well, I'll still wind up checking it out because I like his art style and I doubt it can reach the level of banality and triteness To-LOVE-Ru had so I may actually get some enjoyment out of this one, but I really was hoping for that Black Cat sequel/spinoff he mentioned wanting to do eventually.
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Lemoncookies23



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:09 am Reply with quote
The Mad Manga Massacre wrote:
Yabuki has gone from semi-interesting action packed series such as Black Cat to Romantic Harem comedies... I'm really not sure what to make out of all this. Question


He's caving to the moe-blob trend that's destroying anime! At least some people here would say.

Or maybe he's just drawing what he wants to....

(Hint: it's the latter.)
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ninjapet



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:37 pm Reply with quote
Maybe he just got fed up with the demand for a weekly series?

I mean drawing a story is one thing, writing is a whole other ball park.

It could be he rather do the drawing side for a few more projects before doing something else?
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