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    Three Trio Tres Member BozeSG's Avatar
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    The Greatest Mangakas

    I can't believe there weren't any threads like this yet...

    I think Oh! Great ,Yukimura Makoto, Tsutomu Nihei and Naoki Urasawa are great candidates...

    EDIT: since the point of this thread is completely vague (sorry, my bad), i'm going to add this here:

    the thing we're doing here, is to nominate mangakas who can be described as successful, now being successful here means that they were able to develop a manga or two that can be widely recognized as a great success in their own field (eg. all the people in the current list.) and discuss the reasons they were able to do this, like what they did, how did they go about doing it, what got them started, etc. in other words, people who were able to achieve their aim completely, something that (supposedly) all of us want to do. and before you ask, no, achieving an aim of doing a two page manga with blank panels is not called success...
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    ハリセン クラプ Ace Pitcher Hayashida's Avatar
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    Osamu Tezuka definitely.

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    my favorites are Norihiro Yagi - for angel densetsu and claymore

    and Hirohiko Araki for jojo

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    Eiichiro Oda and Kentaro Miura..nuff said

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    I've gotten into tezuka pretty hard.

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    Which of his works are you reading? I like his Black Jack and Phoenix series. I haven't had a chance to read any others.

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    Lord of Death jubeh's Avatar
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    Read buddha and blackjack

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    Ken Akamatsu and Kami Imai.

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    @BoseSG - Oh! Great has some of the best art I've ever seen, but I can't say the same for his writing.

    I'd have to put Yabuki Kentaro in here too. Black Cat remains one of my favorite mangas of all time. While I'm at it, how about Watsuki as well? (Rurouni Kenshin)

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    @Matt: yeah, i agree that his stories are not the best, but he did bring in one of the most unique plots in existence and he created something really memorable. i personally like him because of all the imaginative metaphors....
    So i'm going to make a list(in no particular order):
    - Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy, Black Jack, Phoenix, Red Buddha, etc.)
    - Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!, Biomega)
    - Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys)
    - Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre adventure)
    - Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
    - Miura Kentaro (Berserk)

    I'm not sure about these guys:
    - Oh! Great
    - Yukimura Makoto
    - Norihiro Yagi
    - Akamatsu Ken
    - Imai Kami
    - Yabuki Kentaro
    - Watsuki Nobuhiro (rorouni kenshin was a masterpiece, but he didn't do great in his next works which decreases his value as an artist IMO)

    If you think any of these people deserve to called one of the greatest mangakas or if you think any of the ones on the list do not deserve to be there, say it (and give reasons). i'm thinking since we're trying to draw manga, we ought to make a list of people who were successful in doing it so we know who they were and get familiar with how they made their mangas awesome...

    Btw, what about Hiroki Endo?

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