haha, I like this post.
Naono Bohra fans -- they like their boys MEATY! (like bratwursts...)
Meaty is right. I didn't even go there since the faces were enough to drive me away...
I needed to go back to see what people were congratulating you about! and yeah that's a real GREAT thing to get congratulated on, so eheh, a bit late but Felicitation! XD
I'd love to own a house of my own but a house in Paris is pratically out of my ligue right now. I don't want to part with the city's downtown cause it'd be pointless (for me) to stay here and live somewhere in suburb, you'll get what I mean once you live here for a bit.
Anyway you got me right here with this post! I dislike 98% of what you dislike about the mangakas you pointed above ^__^ I've wanted to rant on mangakas and mangas that annoy me for quite a while now but couldn't manage the time to do so, there's quite a number of them. How about Chitose Piyoko and Haruka Minami? I can't stand their mangas!
Thanks! I remember seeing a show on house-hunting in Paris and the prices were pretty high. It must be great living in the middle of a fabulous city, even if you aren't on your own. XD
I don't think I've read enough Chitose Piyoko to have an opinion on her. Haruka Minami's art is pretty repellent...I don't remember the stories, though. I think I didn't like them...
Naono Bohra - I fell in love with the cover of Desire Boy, and then when I opened it up...I got pissed. :/ There's just some creators that are better 'illustrators' than they are sequential artists.
On Yuki - I hate her artwork. It's everything I hate about the 'wispy' aesthetic; and I happen to dig Konohara Narise for weird reasons and it truly bugged me that the first titles June licensed of Narise's were illustrated by Shimizu Yuki >_<
The top of my list will always be Shiuko Kano. I hate this woman's artwork with such a passion. If she ever gives up BL, she could easily find work as a toy designer for the company that make 'Aliens' merchandise. I swear, I dread each turn of the page where I know eventually her men are going to get naked and have sex--honestly, who wants to look at bodies like that? Don't even get me started on her men's features--it's as if she took a class on faces from Picasso.
AND- because I love 'real' seinen-Yakuza manga, Yamane Ayano will always be on my shit list. She proves time and again that too much of a good thing--turns into a bad thing.
I like wispy, but a lot of times it gets out of hand. Shimizu Yuki's art totally works for me, but if her stories and characters repel me, what's the point? Hopefully they license Konohara Narise's better novels...some of which are illustrated by some pretty bad artists, unfortunately.
Talk about people having very different tastes! I tend to like Kano Shiuko if she draws men and not boys. Her stories are very hit-and-miss.
Yamane Ayano needs to go with overblown insanity and crack rather than trying to turn too serious. I've read too many BL yakuza stories for my own good, I can't take much BL with yakuza in them very seriously...
Hehe, I like Naono Bohra--though yes, at first her art was all "wtf" to me, I grew used to it and wow, I can actually identify and name a mangaka. Eh heh.
But... how you feel about her (and the rest that you've named) is like how I feel about Nitta Youka. I reaaaallllyyyy don't like her art, to the point that every time I see a manga of hers, my eyes automatically skip right over it. It's just. Urgh! I don't know why I hate her art so much, but I do. XD So I guess I really don't care if she does or does not continue drawing manga.
*laughs* So is it just art but also her stories and characters? Or are you too repelled by the art to have ever read anything?
I-I tried! I did! But I couldn't stand the art for too long, and I think I didn't like the story I was reading as well. Hrm. After that I just avoided completely. XD;
OMG. I always felt so guilty because I couldn't never like Naono Bohra. I know she has good stories and her characters aren't always the perfect bishounen, but... I don't like her art. ^^;
I never liked Youka Nitta, and never couldn't stand Kazuma Koudaka stories - even when I was really into BL, but the time has made me apart from the genre so I don't know a lot of relatively new mangaka. The time has made me hate Yamane Ayano with a burning passion too. ^^;
You know, Masara Minase only has pretty art, but.... well, it wasn't like I was expecting too much of yaoi stories.
The only one I loved and still love is Kunieda Saika. God, I love that woman. XD
I felt like I was missing out since Naono Bohra gets such rave reviews, but I've grown resigned to never finding out if her stories are as wonderful as they are supposed to be. ^^;
I don't think I'm familiar with Kunieda Saika. Any particular manga you'd reccomend?
Really? Well, without a doubt I will recommend Kaze no Yukue and its prequel, Memories of the future (I can't remember its name in Japanese ^^;). It's weird you didn't read it since they aren't so new, and not so obscure either.
My top of the list is the one that draws guys like little girls and has them dress like girls also. Heck they look 100% like girls. Most of the stories they can be replaced with girls without any difficulty I swear. Something like Boku no Piko. The name escapes me atm but quite popular and draws quite a lot of stories.
I never read Nitta Youka. The first time I read is the last. Couldn't continue reading. But I watch the anime. The story is really nice for the 2 OVA made.
Doesn't read Kadoka Kazuma. I have the same feeling towards this mangaka's manga as I have towards Nitta Youka.
Love Mode I only like the first funny story(and first pairing). The 2nd about the boss and the kid I don't like. The rest of the pairings I don't even remember.
I normally don't read Naono Bohra's manga. I read some, a few are nice stories but some I don't remember so it's okok.
Sex Pistols is nice story. Although I didn't continue the rest, it's too long. The art isn't something you'll like a lot though.