OtakuSennen Posted March 31, 2004 Share Posted March 31, 2004 [color=navy]Over the past few weeks I have become quite attatched to this series, so I thought making a thread about it might make for interesting replies. This series is somewhat different from most of the manga we see here in the United States- MegaTokyo is a webcomic, made by an American, that got so popular that it was picked up by Dark Horse and currently has two graphic novel compilations of the series in circulation. Yes, some of you may already be saying "Oh my God, it's not manga, it's American!" or something along those lines, but this series seems to truly be an authentic manga, and not some poor American story with large-eyed characteres to get fanbase. Right from the start, Fred Gallagher (The mangaka behind MegaTokyo) didn't want to make a series that examplified the stereotypes of anime and manga- He set out to create a series that would make new readers do a double take and say "Wait, that's American?". And, in my opinion, he did a wonderful job. Nearly everything about MegaTokyo seems faithful to its Japanese roots- The graphic novels even include omake. The storytelling seems rather similar to Love Hina when a strip revolves around Piro, a rather antisocial geek/nerd who has problems talking to women, and seems more Excel Saga-esque when we watch Largo's stories unfold. Another thing I like about the MegaTokyo graphic novels is the commentaries put in by Fred Gallagher (Piro) himself. I'm always interested in how a comic was made, or what life is like in the day of a professional comic book/strip writer. Any Behind-the-scenes stuff is cool in my book. I like where MegaTokyo has gone as of late- Largo's stories always tired me, and Piro's ventures are what always keep me interested. Yet, in some way I miss Largo's Cool Thing. Stuff just isn't the same without Largo's Cool Thing. [/color] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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