telophase: (Mello - bite my ass)
I mentioned in a post I made last night that the manhwa Jack Frost had too many elements - character design, character relationships, panel angles, weapons - ripped off from similar to those from Hellsing, and promised scans to prove it. Here they are.

Now, it's not plagiarism - I haven't found any panels where the Jack Frost artist deliberately traced, but you know he's got Hellsing open on his desk while drawing Jack Frost and frequently refers back to it I, of course, have never done that Death Note or Saiyuki. And while I don't actually mind using close character designs, etc. as long as the story is sufficiently different (it is, so far), unfortunately Jack Frost is nowhere near as good as Hellsing, which means that as you're reading it, you are irresistibly reminded of Hellsing and how much better it is.

So let that be a lesson to you: if you're going to copy character designs MAKE SURE YOUR STORY IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL.

I see that you like Hellsing, my good man... )

In conclusion: read Hellsing. It's much better.
telophase: (Mello - bite my ass)
You see, Mr. JinHo Ko, the problem with basing your character designs, panel angles, weapons, and occasionally even art style on Hellsing is that you need to be better than Hellsing in order to stop the reader continually comparing your manhwa with Hellsing and coming up lacking.

Your manhwa, sir, is no Hellsing.

(If I remember to, scans will be coming later TO PROVE IT.)

(Although I have to admit it's kind of amusing the way one character gets decapitated in every chapter. But it's not amusing enough to make up for the lack of being Hellsing and the confusing storyline.)
telophase: (Cannot brain I have the dumb)
Clerk ringing me up: Do you like Twilight?

Me: I burned out on vampires years ago.

Clerk: Well, since you spent $25 you can get a free Twilight poster if you want it!

Me: ... Er, no thanks.

*exits to parking lot*
*realizes irony of saying I burned out on vampires while purchasing a copy of Hellsing 9.*
*feels dumb*

In my defense, it's vampires as romantic heroes I burned out on! Vampires as raving, maniacal monsters, I can take!
telophase: (Kenpachi - are we having fun yet?)
...and naturally I found some really nifty stuff to tell ALL OF YOU shortly after LJ vanished.

Nifty places in or near Kyoto plus a cool photo blog of Kyoto )

Plus, Hellsing brings the CRACK. I mean come on VATICAN SUICIDE BOMBERS. How could you not read a manga that offered that?

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