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Hey guys!

I was just wondering how many of you read shoujo manga in addition to watching anime. I know a few of you do! If you do, how much impact does the art have on how much you like the work?

I ask because a couple of days ago I picked up a copy of Tokyo Boys and Girls, the latest work by Miki Aihara. She's the manga-ka who wrote and drew Hot Gimmick, one of my absolute favorite shoujo mangas. Hot Gimmick, in my opinion, has extremely good artwork, and a fantastic story. It drew me in because both were so amazing. However, in Tokyo Boys and Girls, the art isn't nearly as good - I was quite dissapointed, especially since, as far as I can tell, Tokyo was published after Gimmick. The story has potential, though.

Hmm, in retrospect, this question can apply equally well to both anime and manga.

So what do you guys think? Does art trump story, or does story trump art, or do they have to both be pretty good?
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Time:2005-08-05 04:18 am (UTC)
I usually find both pretty important. But if one is shaky, I will give it a little chance to see if it's worth it. There's been a few times where I would have missed out on something good if I'd let the art style bug me too much. Although on occasion, there's been times when I simply couldn't get past the bad art!

I'd say to give it a little bit of a chance. Sometimes the art will grow on you. Particularly if the story has promise, and you know you like that person's other works. (I LOVE Hot Gimmick!!!)

Who else here would love to see a Hot Gimmick anime? <.
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