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Is manga art? 

4,074 deviants said Yes...duuhhhh!
105 deviants said No..
83 deviants said (comment)

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AquaConcepts Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why not ask Marcel Duchamp and those other contemporary artists? It is art, but like my professors will say, it's not really preferred by colleges because it's a super simplified stylistic approach to drawing the human body as opposed to drawing from observation.
TheTeastyPineapple Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
In case people don't know what the definition of art is: The quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Manga is a form of expression through story and images so, yeah it is art regardless of its popularity.
skaarlet Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it art? Yes. Is it good art? Sometimes not.

...okay. Mostly not.
blackwolves101 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROLF XD damn! 96% that surprised me. my mom thinks that it isnt :(
but i disagree :)
ILuv2WritePoetry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I think, it can be, depends on whos drawing it. in the hands of a real artist manga can become a thing of beauty.
Gabriel-Devine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
i wouldn't say that the panels are always art, but in telling a story, it definetely is
KeiranNicoles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
If someone dumps a load in the grass and someone places a flower on it it's art
Art can be anything <3
That's one reason why it's so amazing :)
Sketch-Z3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Of course manga is a form of art. I would define art as anything created with the person's mind in thought and it being executed in visible object. Even a baby's scribble on a page can be counted as art-but it is art in it's most simplistic form- manga would not only be counted as art but an art of beauty due to a concept that you will see throughout all good manga series...the images must be as realisticly drawn as possible
crazycatlady101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Manga is most defiantly art. I love manga. but some manga (and u hav to admit this) looks like scribles! i am a fan of manga that is more "real" looking, not entirely real but... more then comics u kno?
Nora-Cintra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
You know what pisses me off? those paitings that are just a blank background with just a risk in red for example and the artist asks two thousand dollars for it. Then people say "oh, but is abstract art", sorry but I dont think the idiot who made that can call himself an artist. I know is rude to say something like that and I'm probably wrong I just think is so unfair with people with REAL talent who work their asses off trying to be recognized.
Oh yeah, btw manga IS SOOOO ART.
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