There. I said it. This man is given too much credit. His works are the One Piece,Eyeshield 21 and Naruto of the seinen genre.
I am not saying he's bad. But take Monster for instance. It's not deep. It's a fun read with some stalling moments now and then, but it's not deep. The reason why people love it so much is it's accessibility. It's a manga for teenagers,but with a mature feel to it.
The same thing can be said about all his other works.
I've been to Japan several times,and there he's much-liked, but he's not looked upon as this superior mangaka,with profound works. He's works are shounen for grown-ups.
If you liked Death Note as a 15 year old, you'll enjoy Monster as a 20 year old.
If you loved Eyeshield 21 and TTGL as 14 year old, you'll love 20th CB as a 20 year old because it shares the same themes. (Buhu I am a loser, but now I'm gonna save the world).
I do like Urasawa,but stop giving him so much credit!!
Pic from superior anime not related.
I just farted
Eh, you may be a troll but have some valid points,.
Use a different word next time.
No. Because you guys on/a/ think his works are profound. They're not.
How is he over-rated? The things you just mentioned are hardly ever discussed but they are recommended a lot (but still aren't read as much) The only people who really give discussion would be nighttime /a/
You know, I've never heard anyone on here call his stuff "deep"
Everytime a discussion about him or his works are popped up he's gets hyped way too much.
Monster isn't deep in anyway, it's your typical good guy chases bad guy with one-dimensional characters,minus Johann who was great until he was re-introduced for good (did not live up the hype Urasawa gave him).
Monster is no more of a manga for shallow teenagers than Hitchock's movies are chick flicks.
*stopped reading there*
Mushishi and Monster are perfectly equal in quality in my view.
note to self, others: stop liking things that you like
NO,they're not. Whereas Mushishi is subtle and beautiful, Monster drags on for too long. The characters are one-dimensional. I hate Tenma,and will forever do.
The hype of Johann was ridiculous. He did not live up to the Messiah-like persona he was given by Urasawa.
Yes, Naoki Urasawa is a mainstream artist among the seinen demographic. What of it?
OP is another reason why animu fans supress their power levels.
Go back fapping at Death Note, cock fag!
This is the way I feel. That is to say, I think they're both asinine and pretentious tripe. They're nothing compared to something authentically good, like say... Planetes or even Bacanno.
You like train animu?
I actually agree with the OP, there's too much Urasawa cocksucking on /a/, and whenever people voice dissent it's usually gtfo or shut up fag. Underaged teens showing they can like "mature" mango alright. Very similar to the arrogance of the One Piece fanbase at that.
Let's list off manga-ka in the same genre who Urasawa-fags don't want to get into fights with, since they know they'll lose the fanboy wars. Fukumoto is superior. Satoshi Kon's animated works are superior to all live action and anime of anything done by Urasawa. And let's not forget Masamune Shirow, another fine writer superior to our shounen for adults man.
In b4 rage.
In time you'll say Fukumoto is overrated since we won't be stopping with the cocksucking any time soon
Deep = good amirite? Hah. Urasawa is well-liked exactly because of his works' accessibilty. Seinen =/= inaccessible. Granted, 20th Century Boys is over-indulgent sometimes, but at its peak it's right up there with the best.
On the other hand, Satoshi Kon is over-rated. There, I said it. He's arrogant. It's like LOL I'M THE BEST DIRECTOR EVER LOOK LOOK IT'S DEEP GO WATCH MY OTHER WORKS.
Oh and Narutaru is the best manga I've read and I find Serial Experiments Lain is the best anime ever created. Of course, cocks.
I am inclined to disagree with your incorrect opinion.
Oh and just to add, Johan wasn't the Messiah he was made up to be because THAT'S EXACTLY THE FUCKING POINT.
Opinions cannot be evaluated for correctness.
Opinions are exactly that - opinions. No such thing as a "correct" opinion. You either agree or disagree.
What's wrong with giving him credit for making some excellent manga? He's not the greatest mangaka ever or anyting, but some people like his work more than others.
I don't see the problem in saying that the man makes great manga... it's not like he's praised to death or anything