Am I the only one who likes this sort of thing? It doesn't have to be a major aspect in the work, but it's so refreshing when the author doesn't feel that he or she necessarily has to spell everything our for you.
Well, minimalism in mango. I hope we can get a nice thread on.
What does minimalism mean to you?
You can say douman seiman's drawings are minimalist a
pic is the complete opposite of related
Well in manga it's generally a lack of a lot of meaningless dialogue and actions.
Adachi is a pretty good example of a author who is subtle with his storytelling.
You really don't know the meaning of the word.
Sorry, I was thinking in terms of storytelling.
I can see that the art is pretty non-minimalistic.
I totally know what you mean OP.
Adachi does that shit all the time.
It's pretty enjoyable.
I wonder if anyone is even reading this?
Didn't /a/ love that series about a autistic girl that didn't have any dialogue at all?
That's pretty minimalistic.
Does Homonculus qualify? I don't really remember if it had those kind of moments.
Boku no Airplane
The King of SoL has WHOLE mangas about just that. One about a walking old man.
Hm, sounds interesting. What's it called?
Do you mean Jiro Taniguchi?
I wonder if /a/ will ever forget that chapter?
I think /a/'s idea of minimalism has been ruined by Kubo.
How could we? I've never even read it and I know I'll never forget it.
So no dialog is all it takes to be minimalist these days?
I have to get started on him, I was thinking of buyfagging My Father's Journal and I just finished downloading the one you mentioned.
Alright, Mr. Lit major, what's your definition of minimalist?
At first I thought this was Takagawa. Damn, that upper right panel.
>It doesn't have to be a major aspect in the work
So how's your example that much different from the other ones?
Molester is God.
Minimalist isn't the right word for it. It's more like George Orwell style, show don't tell, succinct narrative. I don't remember if there's a single word for it.
wat manga is this
>Literary minimalism is characterized by an economy with words and a focus on surface description. Minimalist writers eschew adverbs and prefer allowing context to dictate meaning. Readers are expected to take an active role in the creation of a story, to "choose sides" based on oblique hints and innuendo, rather than reacting to directions from the writer.
I dunno, I think it fits pretty well.
Boku no Google Image Search
Not him, but it's hard to be minimal when every panel is so visually dense.
Would you guys consider Asano Inio's style minimalist?
What with all the black panels.
It certainly looks minimalistic.
When all you get is 15 pages of nothing every month, you grow to hate decompression and minimal art, especially when the style and the average artist isn't the best at capturing the subtlety of human expression.
Even somthing like SZS is barely minimalist, Keji Tsurata's art syle, while distinct and fantastic, is in fact the opposite of minimalist, for an example, see your pic, full of detail. Lack of dialog does not make something minimalist - it could perhaps evoke an atmosphere typically associated with minimalism, but it certainly does not make something minimalist, especially if the art is as detailed as in your pic.
Detailed art is better for minimalism though, since it has to express as much information as possible.
It's seems like everyone somehow think that pic related is the only form of minimalism.
Well, minimalism is largely about using the absolute bare minimum of detail to convey a message, which doesn't apply to the majority of pics in this thread.
Homunculus has highly detailed artwork that couldn't be called minimalist in any sense. If anything, it's less minimalist than the average manga.
The same applies to >>101533149 to a lesser extent. Look at all that detail. It makes the image look pretty, but that extra information isn't actually needed to convey what's happening.
In Rusty Brown the paneling has been reduced to a basic and simplified grid format. In >>101535283, the paneling is some wonky shit. While there's nothing wrong with adding extra details like that; in minimalist art everything is about reducing the design to it's absolute core elements.
I was probably too harsh on >>101532755 and >>101532937, as they're easily the most minimalist of everything I linked.
Please note, all this isn't a criticism. Having realistic, detailed art is a positive that the manga should be praised for. It's simply not taking a minimalist approach.
Do you get what I'm trying to say?
>reverse image search
>every single picture is from tumblr
get the fuck out of here cunt
Jesus you're retarded.
I see what you're saying, but it's a very narrow viewpoint.
Judging something entirely by it's art doesn't make sense. As I said, I was primarily thinking of how storytelling aspect. Using subtlety and the context of the situation to tell the story instead flat out stating it. It might not be incorporate the entirety of the philosophy, but it can still very well be regarded as a part of the genre.
Some of the more detailed work is more indicative of minimalist film, with pages of scene setting panels replacing long-winded shots. The overlap between manga and film has been close for years and is only getting closer with some artists.
That said, I'm all for decompression to the point of everything coming to a standstill for a hundred pages. Just not in serialized works that I read every month.
Asano has such a large range, from simple almost all black pages to detailed spreads. And from chapters with little text to absolutely ridiculous walls of text.
Not him, but I've read very few manga that do more than what cape comics do with minimalism. They make use of it occasionally, but discard it when it becomes inconvenient for what they're really trying to do. The shit in decompression is like an amateur attempt at an art film with long periods of cinematography that don't mesh with a completely different style of dialogue.
For an example of something that uses these elements down to the core of the story, there's Jesuit Joe.
*shift in decompression
Everyone read this right?
The "show don't tell" approach, as far as I know, is typically referred to as being cinematic. It's not the same thing as minimalism, which is usually associated with strips like Peanuts or Nancy.
Similarly I like manga/anime pretty much any entertainment which isn't really minimal as in stripped down, but more like shortened? By stripping out everything that isn't needed to advance the plot or express something.
Some of my favourite episodes are those where everyone just stops and it's completely in the "now", like in that episode of Haruhi where it's just a stationary camera, while Yuki reads a book and you just listen to the background noise. Not sure if that's minimalistic or what.
Minimalism is a term that doens't really applies to storytelling,