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Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga: Hellsing

Having a style means that people can identify your art at a glance. Plenty of manga artists don't have a style; working with too many assistants leeches your style out of you, and in some shonen and shojo magazines the editors actually want you to draw like everybody else. (Not naming any names.) But Kouta Hirano has style. The characters' insane eyes glowing in the darkness. The grinning teeth split all the way back to the ear. The hand-lettered English dialogue, the knives and blood and bullets flying everywhere like rose petals in a CLAMP manga, the black silhouettes, the distorted figures and faces. Violence that goes way beyond reality, pages so black the printer probably charged the publisher extra for all the ink. This is…Hellsing.

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NewMonday1674d ago

the Mangaka with the most distinct and memorable styles are mostly from old days. if you look at just a sketch you will recognize their work. like go nagai, Leiji Matsumoto, Osamu Tezuka, Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Toriyama

most Mangaka now have similar style, with few standing out, like Naoki Urasawa