Feature: The Good, The Bad, and the Lovely


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Post July 21, 2009, 06:29:40 AM

Feature: The Good, The Bad, and the Lovely

Another nice piece from Ms. Taylor. But what is the ratio of bad manga to good manga? Is it the Sturgeon 90-10? Or like a non-random sample in statistics, is the fact that someone would draw anything at all a precursor to something promising, perhaps increasing the % of good manga to 30%?

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Post July 21, 2009, 06:31:52 AM

"Defend without violence"

Makes me think of a Manga MacGuyver.

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Post August 03, 2009, 10:43:18 PM

As many manga types as we have types of novels in the U.S.

The easiest way to find manga that will interest readers of speculative fiction---science fiction, fantasy, horror----aimed at adults....

Go to a manga listing site. like Baka Manga Updates

http://www.mangaupdates.com/releases.html?

In the right column click "genre" and when you get the genre page, click "seinen". This is manga intended for grown ups. Then sort the list by rating. Then you can click titles and you will get a page that gives a summary of that manga, so you know what subgenre it is. Some seinen manga will be what is called "slice of life" , meaning that it is very quiet and realistic. Some will be mystery. Some will be thriller. However, the Japanese produce a lot of quality speculative fiction stories.

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