ExSeq Ep. 63-Manga for Beginners
70 mins. Prepare for our mammoth manga episode filled with more astounding examples of Eastern comics that you can shake a katana at! Mladen teaches Kris all about manga and how it relates to, and differs from, superhero comics, plus lots, lots more. Also, naked pirates and 40 year old teenagers.
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13:10 THEME – MANGA FOR BEGINNERS
Genre diversity, cultural and thematic differences, pace and action, and the problems with art similarities. Relating them to western comics.
Manga artists of a different style:
Yuichi Yokoyama, Motofumi Kobayashi, Taiyo Matsumoto, Naoki Urasawa, Seiichi Hayashi, Akira Hiromoto, and Tsutomu Nihei
Tekkonkinkreet (aka Black and White), Ghost in the Shell, Uzumaki (aka Spirals), Me and the Devil Blues
Akira, Battle Royale, Gantz, Basilisk, Vagabond
(bonus: Crying Freeman, Shaman Warrior, Fist of the North Star, Blade of the Immortal, Shigurui)
For fans of Vertigo (mix of action and thinking, high concept, intense, supernatural horror etc)
Dragon Head, 20th Century Boys, Ikigami,
(bonus: Monster, Billy Bat, MPD Psycho)
Science fiction manga:
2001 Nights, Saturn Apartments, Planetes, Blame!, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Astro Boy
(bonus: 5th Dimension Treatment, Stardust Memories)
Historical or period manga:
Vagabond, Lone Wolf and Cub & Path of the Assassin, Motofumi Kobayashi’s war comics, Joan of Arc by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Real, Prince of Tennis, Firefighter, Initial D, Oishinbo, Yakitate, Iron Wok Jan
Literary and Oddball comics:
New Engineering (Yuichi Yokoyama), The Drifting Life, The Push Man, Bury the Old in Tokyo (Yoshihiro Tatsumi), Human Clock (Tokunan Seiichiro), Tekkonkinkreet, Paranoia Star (Maruo Suehiro), Red Colored Elegy, Me and the Devil Blues
(bonus: Ooku, Sexy Voice and Robo, GoGo Monster, Gon, The Drifting Classroom)