Anywho, practically everywhere I look lately a series is having a manga, or graphic novel, published. Below are some examples, and I'll admit I like the covers and have read my fair share of manga's, but I don't think I'm really a fan of this new trend. Not that it hurts me or anything! I just don't think I'll look at these as additions to the books and read them.
My reasoning behind this is I usually end up picturing characters differently than they are described. Having an imposed vision of this person kind of ruins it for me. Movies sometimes do this, but not to the same extent for some reason. Not only that, but yeah, the cover may look nice, but inside the drawings could be a bit ridiculous and elementary (this has happened to me before with a graphic novel of a book, the drawings weren't even drawings but a mix of computer graphics and backgrounds. *gag* it was awful!)
On the other hand it is sometimes nice to see how a person pictured a specific gun, or to have more ideas on clothing designs, etc. etc. Even though I'd like to think it is, my imagination is not all powerful and it's nice to get fresh ideas on how to picture different things and circumstances.
What are your thoughts? Have you read some manga's of books you liked and liked the graphic novels in turn? or was it a poor representation? I'd love to hear what you think!
Here are just a few that I have seen floating around:
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