Mean Score: 8.11
- Total Entries118
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Aug 30, 2018 1:32 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san
Jul 23, 2018 11:14 AM
Dropped 2/12 · Scored -
Darling in the FranXX
Jul 7, 2018 10:16 AM
Completed 24/24 · Scored 6
Mean Score: 7.88
- Total Entries20
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Apr 13, 2018 1:42 AM
Reading 40/? · Scored 9
Apr 2, 2018 4:37 AM
Completed 35/35 · Scored 8
Feb 20, 2018 2:32 AM
Completed 34/34 · Scored 10
All Comments (50) Comments
YKK is what I would consider his artwork to be at it's visual peak.
I do understand that he aims for simplicity but in that manga he had both a wonderful grasp of clean and yet simultaneously detailed character artwork.
With his more recent works it's the faces is what gets me the most. He exchanged noticeable features for round blobs with their eyes closed about 90% of the time, and I counted my lucky stars whenever I saw a semblance of a nose in any particular chapter. So yeah you are right about the lack of definition.
Kabu no Isaki was one of the worst offenders. Shiro, the main female protagonist of that manga comes across as a duller incarnation of Alpha that's half as interesting to look at considering she only defaults to two expressions. Half-lidded daydreaming eyes or eyes completely closed.
The more I read the more I found that it drives me up the wall to see the same limiting expressions chapter after chapter. His serene take on things just passing me by because I wanted his characters to look like they are living in all those moments.
It's not like i'm an artwork snob either, I have read and liked manga that looks like this:
and of course artists like Okazaki Kyoko or Matsumoto Taiyou who at times have a very minimalist and/or crude approach to their characters, but with artists like these I see their message loud and clear and they resonate.
Well, in the end all artwork and manga is preference. I commend Ashinano's passion for SoL and that he has stuck to a formula that he feels is best. (his own Mitsuru Adachi moment if you will) but his style no longer meshes with mine and that has left me with zero interest to check out more of his works.
I hope this answers some of your curiosity.
This is also really good:
Futas are okay though