Superman Manga?? Can it work?

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#1 Edited by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently went across an article in bleeding cool that detailed a new Manga called Batman & the Justice League (That title annoys me so much) to be an ongoing and I was at first excited but then a little worried.

While his crossover into Manga is pretty cool how exactly will he work? I can't vision how Superman would look, act, or even feel as a Manga character. And the rest of the League for that matter. My guess is it's going to be a Shounen Manga so I'm really interested in seeing the portrayal but also kinda concerned his portrayal (considering it's N52) will fall into Naruto-esque territory. I hope I'm wrong though.

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Also I'm not liking the art atm to be honest.

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#2 Posted by SeaGod (4903 posts) - - Show Bio

Why not? There was a spiderman manga that even got a mention is Spider verse

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#3 Posted by AbstractRaze (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this for real -.-' ?? it already exists Comics converted into Anime/Manga style.

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#4 Posted by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

It's really a thing. Trying to build hype for the film's release. However I think the character designs look awful.

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#5 Posted by Lord_Spectrum (4244 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are Green Lantern's hands so BIG ????

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#6 Posted by Yassassin (7798 posts) - - Show Bio

Could it work? Sure. Is it gonna? . . . eh, Teshirogi's Saint Seiya work shows that she's very well acquainted with ensemble pieces, and is quite respect when handle other's work. So, despite Bruce's name having top billing there's an honestly chance that everyone will get there shine. I don't know, Teshirogi wouldn't honestly have been my first, second, or third choice, but they could have done much worse.

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#7 Posted by MainJP (7446 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure it can.

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#8 Edited by drgnx (3974 posts) - - Show Bio

BLUE HAIRED superman.

Green Lantern looks like a pervert!

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#9 Posted by buttersdaman000 (23096 posts) - - Show Bio

They're all 15 in this picture

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#10 Posted by Lvenger (36344 posts) - - Show Bio

God those drawings of the Justice League look horrible. They all look like they're still in high school, seeing the New 52 costumes in a manga art style makes me realise how bad they really are. Manga/anime adaptations of Western comic superheroes are clearly a mixed bag. Marvel seem to have the better luck.

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#11 Posted by EcstaticGrace (7284 posts) - - Show Bio

Anime/Manga usually has characters looking youthful. Typically heavily sexualised cause young and sexy is sought to be attractive.

They all do look pretty young, like 16/17 with Diana being 19. Honestly don't have any complaints about the art outside Green Lantern's hand and the new52 designs being used for Clark, Diana and Vic. Guessing this will focus on the New52 basing it off that.

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#13 Posted by RDClip (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen my fair share of manga and anime art and that art is butt ugly. Why is everyone's heads so tiny and childlike? And don't tell me that's manga style. There are plenty of manga that have adults who actually look their age and not like child heads drawn on bodybuilder bodies. Hopefully, that is just a bad promo drawing and not entirely indicative of the internal art.

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#14 Posted by TheNomadicOne (25 posts) - - Show Bio
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@rdclip: I have seen my share as well, and I agree with you. That type of manga style while popular, should not be the be all, end all of what a potential Superman manga can be. We had a bat-manga at some point, and we also had Katsuhiro Otomo draw a black and white Batman short at one point.

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Personally, I would love to see Naoki Urasawa tackle the Man of Steel, because of his human-like characters and psychological narratives, (note I don't want a dissection of Superman, but rather a Lex Luthor who can psychologically contend with him.

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I would also like the dude doing One Punch Man to do it, thanks to his great choreography and dynamic style.

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#16 Posted by Thekillerklok (10193 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi someone who often prefers manga to comics here.

That art is god awful.

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#17 Posted by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: Better than the manga design

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#18 Posted by primebonnick (4305 posts) - - Show Bio

Why yes yes it can

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#19 Posted by RaunJisto (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Not with that art. Plus it makes me wonder what kind of manga it'd be. If it's one of those Shonen manga then I'd get very annoyed very quickly. Like the whole thing about everyone just standing and watching and commenting on a one on one fight when they could all just join in to help instead.

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#20 Posted by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you think they'll do the Avengers anime thing where they announce their attacks??

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I don't know the resulting cringe I'd do from it would burst a blood vessel

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#21 Posted by DBUltraInstinct (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is already a trash, one-dimensional character, so no.

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#22 Posted by Jogga (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

>has weeb on his name

>tries to troll

>isn't original

Tell me, was it 4chan or Reddit who sent you?

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#23 Edited by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0rldwarweeb: WE GOT US AN EDGE-MEISTER HERE! WATCH OUT DON'T CUT YOURSELF ON THE EDGE!

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#24 Posted by DBUltraInstinct (62 posts) - - Show Bio

@jogga said:

>has weeb on his name

>tries to troll

>isn't original

Tell me, was it 4chan or Reddit who sent you?

Neither.

@w0rldwarweeb: WE GOT US AN EDGE-MEISTER HERE! WATCH OUT DON'T CUT YOURSELF ON THE EDGE!

It's just an opinion. Calm down sport.

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#25 Posted by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0rldwarweeb: You asserted your opinion pretty dryly in the Superman forum. Obviously looking for a reaction.

At least explain yourself if you can.

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#26 Posted by termiteone4ever (13076 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting stuff

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#27 Edited by Jogga (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathandGrim2:

Troll, dude. Why else would he post obvious bait in a Superman forum?

@w0rldwarweeb:

Never pegged you as a G+ user, but the mood whiplash helps

Either that, from YouTube, or Tumblr

Either way, you kinda outed yourself with the name

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#28 Posted by DeathandGrim (4863 posts) - - Show Bio

@jogga: I know but I wanna see his material. Need to know if he's a spicy memer or not

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#29 Posted by Clamps (389 posts) - - Show Bio

Is DB not Japan's efforts at attempting a Superman manga?

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#30 Posted by Bio Guyver (7161 posts) - - Show Bio

I can dig it.

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