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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