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Rumiko Takahashi's new work is launching in Spring

Discussion in 'The Anime Forum' started by Space Cadet, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Space Cadet

    Space Cadet I'M SWEATING
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    Whoa, she's still making manga? I'm curious to see if this will be a long-running one or not.

    (I kind of hope its not that long-running)
     
  3. Desensitized

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    This is Rumiko, after all.

    Strap yourself in for a 10 year ride. (And prepare to stop caring around the 4th year. :p)
     
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    Rumiko Takahashi: How to make domestic violence profitable.
     
  5. garfield15

    garfield15 Member of the 10,000 post club

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    Nah, I usually give it another year before I've completely lost interest.;)

    I keep thinking "Hey, maybe she'll do something different this week." And then 52 weeks pass.....

    And will most likely be the only one to ever be able to make it profitable.
     
  6. DemonLordShugo

    DemonLordShugo Tsugumi ish teh awesome!!

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    And Urusei Yatsura and Ranma 1/2 are good examples of that, anyway I do look forward to this new manga

    Honestly, I wondered why the dudes who turn into chicks concept was never copied a bunch of times, and I've only seen one of other show that kinda does this and that's MAZE: The Megaburst Space
     
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    OverMaster Bad at Videogaming

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    I think Cinderella Boy also follows the same premise.
     
  8. DemonLordShugo

    DemonLordShugo Tsugumi ish teh awesome!!

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    How could I forget Cinderella Boy, we owe it all to Monkey Punch, who originated the genderbending concept in the first place, then in 1987, six years later, Ranma showed up, and popularized this concept

    And ironically the main characters of both series share the same first name
     
  9. Daxdiv

    Daxdiv Does this look like the face of mercy?

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    That sums up my relationship with InuYasha.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it,since I love most of her series I've read,regardless of length.....Maison Ikkoku has my favorite manga ending EVER,Ranma 1/2 is extremely funny,and even Inuyasha managed to hold my interest throughout the series...I also recently read One Pound Gospel,which is a fairly amusing short series of hers (4 volumes)....
     
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    More like "How to keep using the same characters in every story you write and keep it profitable"
     
  12. Leaping Larry Jojo

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    Funny, but people forget that she has a fair list of short works under her belt too, like One Pound Gospel. and her Mermaid Forest stuff.

    Anyway, she's basically a creator of sitcoms. I don't see why people complain about her work so much when they're basically the manga/anime equivalent of The Simpsons, or Home Improvement which last 10+ years (or even about 20+, in the case of the Simpsons). They have magic and fighting and stuff, yes, but like I said, the ANIME/MANGA equivalent of sitcoms.

    People expect some kind of beginning middle and end but to her the concept is merely an excuse to milk domestic violence and sex jokes for a decade or so. Nothing wrong with that.
     
  13. Undrave

    Undrave Forever Burning Heart!

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    Oh its been copied a lot alright.

    In hentai :p

    But there's also a few non-hentai mangas. Also Le Chevalier D'Eon has limited gender switch when the main character is possessed by the spirit of his sister.
     
  14. DemonLordShugo

    DemonLordShugo Tsugumi ish teh awesome!!

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    I know, but I never knew why they never copied it a bunch of times in regular anime, I wouldn't count Le Chevalier D'Eon, and there's a manga called Futaba-kun Change!, but the gender switch happens under stress and excitement, and they kinda did this in Magical Taruruuto-kun

    But this concept could be used more often as a refreshment
     
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    Rumiko Takahashi's 'sitcom' style is great for stuff like Ranma, but it sucks for something we expect to have an actual PLOT like Inu-Yasha --

    Well if it was used too often it wouldn't be fresh :p

    I had a concept for a Magical Girl anime once that used it. The main character was a guy who ended up accidentally stuck with magical girl powers and would transform into an actual girl when he had to fight evil. Those powers were meant for the girl he liked so he would end up looking like her but with pink hair :p
     
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    It's funny, but this exact concept was used in a Mexican manga-style comic titled Robin.
     
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    Well I do think Rumiko Takahashi has become the Aaron Spelling of the manga industry. No matter how shallow and derivative her works are they'll always be popular and...sadly...I will invest money into her new series because she is my basis for my love of anime.

    Curse you Takahashi and your hypnotic control over your fans.

    O-chan
     
  20. Leaping Larry Jojo

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    I'm no big fan of Takahashi's never ending plots either, but her skill as a manga artist is very considerable, and I think her fans unconsciously respond to that. ANYONE can pick up her manga and follow her layouts and her panel to panel sequencing pretty easily. I think she's vastly underrated as a manga artist, actually. I pick up CLAMP and I see pretty pictures, but I can barely understand what's going on unless I read the dialogue and captions. Takahashi, I can pick up her manga and understand a situation just by how she stages and draws it. She's not flashy, but she's effective.

    There's something to be said for good visual storytelling.
     

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