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NEWS: Stan Lee, Shaman King's Takei Unveil Ultimo Manga Pic


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v1cious



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:48 pm Reply with quote
wow... generic much? it looks like something you'd see on deviant art. on the other hand, Stan Lee's involved, so at least we know it won't be your typical shounen manga.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:04 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
wow... generic much? it looks like something you'd see on deviant art. on the other hand, Stan Lee's involved, so at least we know it won't be your typical shounen manga.


Yeah, instead it'll be your typical superhero comic. Confused

I realize that 97% of all manga plots are dumb as hell, but somehow, everything to come out of Stan Lee's head these days isn't much better.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:40 pm Reply with quote
On the right, it looks like what they tried to turn Bugs Bunny into on that damn Looney Tunes ripoff a year or two ago.Anime cry What was the name of that crap?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:44 pm Reply with quote
Loonatics
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:46 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, seems that way for Stan
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:59 pm Reply with quote
I actually like the pics....hm. I can't say I love Stan lee, but I like a lot of his stories.

I can't wait to see more of what they made up.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:05 pm Reply with quote
ugh... I guess I was hoping for something a little more mature.

I don't know why I was thinking that. Confused
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:24 pm Reply with quote
Takei can write circles around Stan Lee. This is just baffling. Lee hasn't written anything but pain in ages. I'm hoping he just sketched out a concept and let Takei run with it, but the interview suggests otherwise...
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Hi no Neko



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:06 pm Reply with quote
Yeah . . . I gotta say, those character designs aren't really doing it for me. They look pretty cool, but really, they seem more like something you'd see connected to a video- or trading-card-game than a manga.

Eh, maybe the story will make up for it . . . but right now I just can't say I'm very interested, aside from the "Holy cow, American comic legend and Japanese comic hotshot are working together on something." factor.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:24 pm Reply with quote
Whatever you think of the concept, you gotta admire Lee choosing to continue working in the industry at his age, rather than retire.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:51 pm Reply with quote
I hope this pans out. I love Takei's artwork and was really diappointed to find out his last series was cancelled after only 10 chapters, since I'd read the first one raw, and I thought it looked really good. Hopefully having Stan Lee involved will keep this from getting the axe too quickly, and it sounds like Viz may be planning on near simultaneous release, which I would totally support, even if it means 6-8 months between releases.
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Jump Guru



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:41 pm Reply with quote
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
Takei can write circles around Stan Lee. This is just baffling. Lee hasn't written anything but pain in ages. I'm hoping he just sketched out a concept and let Takei run with it, but the interview suggests otherwise...


Maybe so, it only says Takei's name on the website. he could have just done the sketch...... actually that makes perfect sense, the sketch on the old Jump SQ. II (Second) website doesn't even look nearly like Takei's art style (another user described that on the other thread).
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Tomibiki



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:52 pm Reply with quote
Thumbs up.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:46 pm Reply with quote
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
Takei can write circles around Stan Lee. This is just baffling. Lee hasn't written anything but pain in ages. I'm hoping he just sketched out a concept and let Takei run with it, but the interview suggests otherwise...


wow a completely unbiased shot at a living legend, bravo sir bravo.

Stan Lee > Tezuka

There I just love ticking off the "ZOMG EVERYTHING FROM JAPAN IS BETTER" crowd.
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Andrew Cunningham



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:52 am Reply with quote
Axle911 wrote:
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
Takei can write circles around Stan Lee. This is just baffling. Lee hasn't written anything but pain in ages. I'm hoping he just sketched out a concept and let Takei run with it, but the interview suggests otherwise...


wow a completely unbiased shot at a living legend, bravo sir bravo.


Indeed it was.
What a man did in his prime has no reflection on what he can do now or has done recently.
Unless you truly believe Stripperella was a work of blinding art.
Takei ran into problems late in Shaman King, which he is now fixing with 380 additional pages for the Perfect Edition. His follow up series was damn good, and it being one of the few books Jump didn't give a chance to find an audience is a damn shame. (Personally, I think it jumped right into the plot with both feet, and was immediately impossible to follow unless you'd been reading from the beginning. That made it hard to gain new readers without a trade.)
Even his failures are fascinating - and Stan Lee's recent failures have been distinctly forgettable. I don't mean to knock Lee's legacy, but at the moment, I am far more interested in see what Takei comes up with on his own.
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