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azabaro
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:48 pm Reply with quote
I believe Gen has (or had?) a digital manga anthology on both iBooks and Kindle, allowing you to sample a bunch of their titles. I bought that sporadically, but I think the first full book of theirs I picked up was VS Aliens, which is rough and amateurish in pretty much the same ways One is Enough seems to be...but even so I'm pretty fond of it. I've also liked what I've read of Kamen.
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:39 pm Reply with quote
I thought VS Aliens had the makings of a good on-going series, but then the author ended it abruptly with a total cop-out.

The best Gen manga I've read is Sorako, which is a series of Ghost World type short stories loosely centered around the title character.
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katscradle



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:00 pm Reply with quote
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Gen's editorial quality is shaky; the books contain typos and missing dialogue, and the translations are often stiff.


This, even though they are tiny, and niche, and their stuff is way cheap digitally the editorial quality is what has kept me from caring much about GEN, not the content. I guess I've just lost about all the tolerance and understanding for that sort of thing that I used to have.

Wolf was good, maybe one of the best stories they have. I also liked Souls, another one of their first titles, that was only a few issues.
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jtron



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:58 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for letting us know about this. Love the design on their covers and will definitely be checking some out.
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:14 pm Reply with quote
I hope that Jason is dealing well with his Naruto-flashbacks and his Shueisha induced 1000 yard stare.
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Tanteikingdomkey
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:56 am Reply with quote
I bought and really enjoyed wolf. I will say you hit the nail right on the head about it
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Ali07



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:32 am Reply with quote
The only manga I own from these guys is VS Alien. While I don't think it is the best thing out there, I do love this single volume story. Think that, if it was to be made up of multiple volumes, it could've been better.

But, for what it is, it's good.

I have preordered Stones of Power (I think that is the title), so looking forward to checking out a 2nd Gen title.
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Snomaster1
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:48 pm Reply with quote
I'm not familiar with Gen Manga. In fact,I've never heard of it until now.
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