Going ons

    Sunday, November 1, 2009

    Invisible Manga


    Manga can be funny and cynical as hell but there is something refreshing about most manga's earnest attitude, its lack of hipster irony. It makes for great stories. (Sadly, it also attracts fans who have no sense of irony about things like changing the cover of Spice and Wolf.) At this moment, while manga is engaged in a battle between mainstreaming and marginalization, it's defenders mostly consists of outspoken anime/manga fans who are overprotective wingnuts that insist it is better than any form of animation and art and comic ever, and the rest of the masses who think otherwise are ignorant slobs and sheep.

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