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Hamachi
04-05-2012, 12:10 AM
So I suddenly had this idea. Don't ask me how. Turns out I wasn't the first when I researched the notion though, but it's rare enough.

It would be extremely funny and maybe a little offensive. If done correctly, though, even people who respect any listed beliefs might be able to laugh it off.

Thoughts?

Regantor
04-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Eh... No matter how good the humour is, I feel like you're always going to end up with a couple of die-hard religious nuts who will stop at nothing to get you banned, even if you're running non-profit online. Let's not forget that people still try and ban the likes of Harry Potter for merely vaguely resembling elements of satanism... Then again, there was also that chibi-styled manga which humourously dealt with the modern history of Afganistan. But yeah, that's Japan in a nutshell.

Perhaps it's just best to say that if you want it to be actually funny, it might be better to prepare to make a few enemies from the outset and attempt to be as blunt as possible from the start. If you're planning on finding somebody to publish it, then, well... Yeah. Good luck with that. >_>

Peteman
04-13-2012, 07:30 PM
Then again, there was also that chibi-styled manga which humourously dealt with the modern history of Afganistan. But yeah, that's Japan in a nutshell.

Really? Whats it called?

Regantor
04-13-2012, 08:12 PM
Afghanis-tan.

...No, really (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanis-tan).

Hayashida
04-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Jubeh told me about a manga called Saint Oniisan which is a similar idea. Jesus and Buddha living in Japan. Done right it can be good but you'd have to be careful about what you put in it.

Hamachi
04-13-2012, 10:29 PM
As long as you don't make fun of any figureheads I don't see how you could be directly criticized.
And if mostly every belief was parodied (eg anthropomorphize atheism and agnosticism) everyone would feel a lot less miffed, I think.

aibi_kiisu
05-02-2012, 06:51 PM
hmmm i think it sounds interesting :) as long as you personify the religions without mocking their traits. though you can use their disputes in humour as well i guess :) ex: in my story which revolves around military, the airforce, the navy, and the infantry are always in competition. you could end up with some pretty good humour coming from whoever would represent judaism :) throughout history they ( unfortunately) tend to be dumped on alot. it might also be an interesting way to showcase a short bit of stories from all over the world.:) :) :) of course there will be problems, but just make sure you didn't try to create any problems :) i'd love to see someone do this!

Hamachi
05-09-2012, 03:24 AM
That is a LOT of smiley faces. O_o
Yeah I have those sentiments too obviously.

Mr_Liebe
05-10-2012, 02:15 AM
Isn't Hetalia copyrighted? Do you think the manga artist will allow you to use the name? How will you pull this off without getting labeled the next Nick Simmons, I mean your idea is basically a tweaking of what the one Mangaka did, isn't it? Perhaps you could post the main idea and show how it'll differentiate from the aforementioned work?

Captain_Neko
05-10-2012, 08:18 PM
I doubt the name will actually be Hetalia, as Hetalia is just the Japanese word for Italy. I believe it's just a similiar concept. Why not Atheism and Agnostics? Just make stereotypes THAT ACTUALLY HAPPEN AND ARE NOT overly OFFENSIVE.(IE, Don't portray morminism as practicing polygamy as they have not done that for hundreds of years, don't portray catholism as a child molester)

Kodos
05-11-2012, 01:47 AM
Atheism and agnosticism are not religions. And he did mention them. And the Roman Catholic Church has made a deliberate, organized, and official effort to aid and conceal pedophiles from justice. It's hardly a 'stereotype' so much as 'official church policy'. And while the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints has officially declared polygamy a no-go, there are still some fundamentalist Mormons who engage in it.

Honestly I think you should go take the piss out of the religions. You're going to offend people anyway, because that is how most religious folk are. Might as well go for maximum satirical and comedic value, then.

Reminds me of that short story based on the War in Heaven I always meant to write but never did...

Mr_Liebe
05-13-2012, 10:09 PM
Atheism is , by no means, a religion, however you could come up with some interesting story lines, or write up some funny chapters just with issues between Christianity and Atheism,also.You could have entire chapters of the personification of Christianity calling Atheism a religion, while the personification is trying to explain that by it's very definition, Atheism is not a religion, and all the other usual squabbles between the two. For instance, you could have the personification of Christianity quoting scripture, while his opposite quotes scripture that contradicts that.You could probably have a few chapters concerning the issues between Atheism and agnosticism if you like, they aren't religions, but hey if you can work them in you could get quite a bit of nice material. You could do more with that, I was just giving you a few suggestions.

Sylux
05-13-2012, 11:58 PM
Do Baptists vs. Catholics. And also do Jews and LDS, but use me as the Jew and Jaidurn as the Mormon (we're actually of those respective faiths).

Mr_Liebe
05-14-2012, 12:07 AM
Use me as the Atheist, lol, or an Atheist, ha ha ha.

Sylux
05-14-2012, 12:09 AM
Kodos would be the most Atheist

Mr_Liebe
05-14-2012, 12:15 AM
There could be several Atheists, I mean, there are different kinds, they all believe the same thing yes, but they work differently and act differently. Same goes for any other of the groups mentioned above.

Sylux
05-14-2012, 12:16 AM
You gotta look what I'm saying here. Kodos is the most Atheist.

Mr_Liebe
05-14-2012, 12:26 AM
Never said he wasn't.

Kodos
05-14-2012, 03:44 AM
I'm also a Discordian pope and I just excommunicated y'all fuckers.

But seriously. Back on topic. He didn't even say he was modeling them on anyone. Quit spamming up the thread.

ram
05-16-2012, 09:13 PM
You know no matter what you do people will probably still think of it as an insult.. and if you happen to avoid insulting anyone it'll probably be a very boring one no matter what you do..

I did though about making making a manga like this one before but I had a lot of story ideas that I don't want to spend some time with this one..

I made some scenes like how the religions are each created.

Baptism was made because they don't want to believe that a tyrant like Yahweh would be their God.. although they won't accept it any other way but this might be the main reason for it, thus they given other meaning to each context different from the real one and made Jesus and Yaweh are one.

Catholic was deluded by different things that they see and considered everything a sign from God, So they made some other Bible version.

After that I was like.. man they would probably kill me considering I live in a country full of religions, But if you think of it that way it'll become more interesting if you don't think of their feelings.

Also you would need to research a lot to get this thing done.

Edit: though rather than making it a comedy one make it more of drama type, kinda like passing a message that you want to change the world or something..
THIS IS FOR THE NEW GENERATION!!! or something like that.

Kodos
05-16-2012, 11:43 PM
Catholic was deluded by different things that they see and considered everything a sign from God, So they made some other Bible version.
I may be misunderstanding this, but if not, you seriously need to learn some history mang.

ram
05-17-2012, 04:42 AM
That's what we were thought in Baptist about the catholic.. though I never been a catholic before but I did herd about why there are canon and non-canonical and when I asked them these questions.. they read to me a passage that those books about new and old shouldn't increase more or be edited(don't really remember about the passage) so they told me that they just made those books up..

I didn't really care much.

In this country were much more of war in religion, and not just baptist and catholic.. some others as well like INC and Dating daan and muslims and probably some religions that you never herd of, some has reasonable reasons but some might be just want to get some money.

Kodos
05-17-2012, 01:16 PM
There is a KJV-only movement among some Baptists but the Catholics were the first Christians. At least the first ones worth noting. For centuries they were the only Christians besides little heresies here and there (no I'm not counting the Eastern Church because they're a Thing). Lutherans and others are just The Little Heresies That Could.

Hamachi
05-17-2012, 07:32 PM
This would be so screwed up to make as a romance manga. There'd have to be murders and such. Several dead beliefs are out there.

Kodos
05-17-2012, 08:07 PM
How would you handle the Arians, Cathars, and countless other Christian heresies? Catholicism having lots of kids and then murdering them? @_@

EDIT: Well, Arianism is old enough that I'd imagine you could make it a younger sister, or even a twin.