History Narm / Manga

13th Sep '16 12:16:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* "Scanslations" (which is to say, translated manga scans - the comic equivalent of Fansubs) suffer from this when the translators do not originally speak English (or whatever language the scanslation is in), are overly literal, or just [[TheyJustDidntCare don't care]]. One particular instance comes from a scanslation of an early issue of the ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' manga in which the otherwise touching and poignant segment of Ed and Al Elric being forced to be midwives for a delivering mother is ruined by the line "THE BABY'S BEEN BRONED!" (sic). That same page also has "time to the wash the baby" and "becasue".

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* "Scanslations" (which is to say, translated manga scans - the comic equivalent of Fansubs) suffer from this when the translators do not originally speak English (or whatever language the scanslation is in), are overly literal, or just [[TheyJustDidntCare don't care]].care. One particular instance comes from a scanslation of an early issue of the ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' manga in which the otherwise touching and poignant segment of Ed and Al Elric being forced to be midwives for a delivering mother is ruined by the line "THE BABY'S BEEN BRONED!" (sic). That same page also has "time to the wash the baby" and "becasue".
13th Aug '16 11:54:29 AM nombretomado
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** One ''DGrayMan'' scanslation translated "The Musician" as "[[TheCasanova The Player]]." Way to break the drama, guys. Arguably even funnier because that particular character could probably score with anyone in the series, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim male]] or [[ChickMagnet female]], if he tried.

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** One ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' scanslation translated "The Musician" as "[[TheCasanova The Player]]." Way to break the drama, guys. Arguably even funnier because that particular character could probably score with anyone in the series, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim male]] or [[ChickMagnet female]], if he tried.
28th Jul '16 1:29:24 PM Willbyr
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* Very late in the ''FruitsBasket'' manga, BishieSparkle is used as a VomitDiscretionShot after Kyo's stomach gets the better of him.

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* Very late in the ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' manga, BishieSparkle is used as a VomitDiscretionShot after Kyo's stomach gets the better of him.
12th Jul '16 12:48:31 PM Willbyr
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Manga with their own Narm pages.

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Manga !!Manga with their own Narm pages.



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* From DeadmanWonderland we get [[GratuitousEnglish "Hey you fucking guys"]], courtesy of Genkaku.

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* From DeadmanWonderland ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' we get [[GratuitousEnglish "Hey you fucking guys"]], courtesy of Genkaku.



* In the second half of Manga/PrivateActress, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Kana]]=/=[[EnfanteTerrible Satoka]] ]]'s villainy can be seen as this easily. The idea of [[spoiler: a girl no older than 15]] being [[VillainSue SO omniscient, dominant and powerful]] over the series's adults that [[spoiler: she easily drives a woman who's almost 10 years older to an overblown and melodramatic suicide]], tries to [[spoiler: make everyone believe that [[CastingCouch she slept with a man old enough to be her grandfather]] to get all kinds of publicity]], AND [[spoiler: gets a girl doused with acid to get her out of acting competition]], among several other things, stretches your WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief quiiiiite a bit. Specially since this series is supposed to be SliceOfLife and thus almost completely devoid of magic or supernatural elements to use as plot devices, which makes [[spoiler: Kana/Satoka]] ''even more'' ridiculous [[EvilIsPetty and not to mention petty as fuck]]. [[AdultsAreUseless What kind of adults are these?!]]

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* In the second half of Manga/PrivateActress, ''Manga/PrivateActress'', [[spoiler: [[BigBad Kana]]=/=[[EnfanteTerrible Satoka]] ]]'s villainy can be seen as this easily. The idea of [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a girl no older than 15]] being [[VillainSue SO omniscient, dominant and powerful]] over the series's adults that [[spoiler: she easily drives a woman who's almost 10 years older to an overblown and melodramatic suicide]], tries to [[spoiler: make everyone believe that [[CastingCouch she slept with a man old enough to be her grandfather]] to get all kinds of publicity]], AND [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets a girl doused with acid to get her out of acting competition]], among several other things, stretches your WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief quiiiiite a bit. Specially since this series is supposed to be SliceOfLife and thus almost completely devoid of magic or supernatural elements to use as plot devices, which makes [[spoiler: Kana/Satoka]] ''even more'' ridiculous [[EvilIsPetty and not to mention petty as fuck]]. [[AdultsAreUseless What kind of adults are these?!]]
11th Jul '16 1:36:54 AM PaulA
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* {{Fourteen}}. Even the description of the plot puts this manga in narmtopia. The manga takes place in the future in a chicken meat growing factory, where a lump of chicken flesh transforms into a supermutant chicken man named "Chicken George". ([[NamesTheSame Yes,]] [[Series/{{Roots}} really.]]) He goes on a mission to take revenge on humanity for ruining the planet. This was written by the author of the creepy horror manga "Manga/DriftingClassroom".

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* {{Fourteen}}.''Manga/{{Fourteen}}''. Even the description of the plot puts this manga in narmtopia. The manga takes place in the future in a chicken meat growing factory, where a lump of chicken flesh transforms into a supermutant chicken man named "Chicken George". ([[NamesTheSame Yes,]] [[Series/{{Roots}} really.]]) He goes on a mission to take revenge on humanity for ruining the planet. This was written by the author of the creepy horror manga "Manga/DriftingClassroom".
2nd Apr '16 9:08:02 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': In the sequel manga the character Urie is frequently drawn without his mouth so it looks awkward when they have him talking.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
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In the sequel manga the character Urie is frequently drawn without his mouth so it looks awkward when they have him talking.talking.
** Ishida Sui's very expressive art sometimes gets overexpressive. Kaneki's reactions tend to be the most affected by this, although Tsukiyama isn't that far behind him (and in fact overtakes him in the anime). However, the Narm mostly sticks around just in the beginning of the series; the reactions get less narmy the later in the series, both because of the story itself and Ishida's art improving.
** Kaneki twisting his leg around in order to kick Jason properly, and then the way it spins back into place, is awesome, Squick, and kinda hilarious all at the same time.
** So is the true one-eyed owl ripping off Shinohara's leg and taunting Juuzou about it.
** The end of Chapter 61 where Arima talks to Furuta about "talking" to V is probably meant to be serious...only the angle of the panel makes Furuta appear to be shoving his ass out. This made it hard for fans to take seriously.
*** Another narmy but also scary sequence is Furuta's over-the-top murder of Eto's editor, involving cooking him and bringing the resulting pate to Cochlea in a tupperware container for Eto.
*** In the manga chapter 70 there's the scene where Kaneki attacks Furuta in self defense and knocks a tooth out. Furuta responds by saying "Owie!" in an original translation.
1st Apr '16 3:16:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The scene in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' in which [[spoiler: Ed digs up the remains of his attempt to transmute his mother back to life]] was supposed to be one of the most dramatic scenes in the series, but the cartoony look on Ed's face combined with his line ([[spoiler:"THIS HAIR IS BLACK!"]]) makes it one of the funniest scenes instead.
** Greed's BigNo was narmy, in part because of its scanlation.
** The friendship speech [[spoiler:that Edward gives Envy right before he commits suicide.]]
** Armstrong's face right after [[spoiler:the BigBad's defeat, where everyone thinks that Al won't make it after the last battle.]] It kills the drama of the scene.
** The Norwegian translation falls into this by translating all English words, including the names of the humonculi. Andů the Norwegian equalents doesn't sound nearly as threatning. It was cancelled after the 7th volume as probably most interested people would pick up the English volumes online or in import stores for having many out already.
17th Mar '16 8:49:01 AM Willbyr
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* Although, to some, all manga can be construed as {{narm}}y, what can really ''kill it'' for fans and {{otaku}} alike, is when the magazine editors for which the manga is originally released take it upon themselves to add more to the suspense of the already CliffHanger-ish ending. By adding stupid tag-lines. The most EPIC, [[MindScrew MIND-BLOWING]] THING could happen, and ''snap'' the [[RuleOfCool coolness]] evaporates into {{narm}} for the reader. Just by adding a few simple words such as: [[{{Psyren}} "Rejection!"]] or they just plain [[CaptainObvious point out the obvious]] or ask stupid questions like "What will X do next!?" As you can imagine, it becomes quite tiresome when your favorite manga gets sorta ruined every single chapter.

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* Although, to some, all manga can be construed as {{narm}}y, what can really ''kill it'' for fans and {{otaku}} alike, is when the magazine editors for which the manga is originally released take it upon themselves to add more to the suspense of the already CliffHanger-ish ending. By adding stupid tag-lines. The most EPIC, [[MindScrew MIND-BLOWING]] THING could happen, and ''snap'' the [[RuleOfCool coolness]] evaporates into {{narm}} for the reader. Just by adding a few simple words such as: [[{{Psyren}} [[Manga/{{Psyren}} "Rejection!"]] or they just plain [[CaptainObvious point out the obvious]] or ask stupid questions like "What will X do next!?" As you can imagine, it becomes quite tiresome when your favorite manga gets sorta ruined every single chapter.
30th Jan '16 8:05:32 PM YasminPerry
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** Also, the scene where Kaworu kills a kitty became Narmful if you know the "Kaworu kills kittens" meme. Yes, that meme. For the [[GenreBlind meme-blind among us]]:
---> [[spoiler: Every time you masturbate,]] Kaworu kills a kitten.

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** Also, the The scene where Kaworu kills in which Yui straddles Shinji inside Unit 01 can be taken this way. It's supposed to be creepy, but it comes off like a kitty became Narmful if you know scene from a weird incest hentai manga.
** The alternate ending to
the "Kaworu kills kittens" meme. Yes, that meme. For the [[GenreBlind meme-blind among us]]:
--->
manga version is not nearly as poignant as ''EOE'' is, and it makes very little sense as well. The biggest PlotHole with it: [[spoiler: Every time you masturbate,]] Kaworu kills If Shinji remembers everything that happened to him before the world was reconstructed, why doesn't he recognize Asuka & Kensuke? Sure, ''Eva'' is a kitten.MindScrew, but there's a difference between mind screws and making ''no logical sense''.]]
23rd Jan '16 9:57:47 PM Willbyr
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* The official English translation of the TrinityBlood manga often uses some very... questionable translations for dialogue and sound effects. It kind of ruins the drama when the vampires insist on using YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe every time they speak, ''especially'' with [[TheScrappy Ion Fortuna]]. The fact that he keeps insisting on addressing himself as "we" really lessens whatever drama they were going for. The sound effects are just as bad; in the Gunmetal Hound chapters, a dude getting shot in the head apparently warrants the sound effects "Bonk" and "Splat". [[InherentlyFunnyWords BONK AND SPLAT, GUYS.]] There's also an entire panel, right in the middle of a tense, fast-paced fight scene, used to translate the large japanese sound effect as "a cold wind blows". [[FlatWhat What.]]
* During a rape scene in the ''{{Zeorymer}}'' manga the attacker walks outside, breaks off an icicle from the roof, files off the pointy end with his teeth (very considerate of him), and uses it to continue raping the victim. This would be disturbing, except it happens right after a cheesy exposition monologue (also made while raping), so instead it just pushes the whole scene over the top and into funny territory, and it just gets funnier when you realize that the rape is [[GratuitousRape never mentioned again]].
* ''PandoraHearts'': See Elliot in Chapter 26 [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24655-31/pandora-hearts/chapter-26.html here]] where [[FreudWasRight he holds a sword at crotch level]]. Oz [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24655-35/pandora-hearts/chapter-26.html does it too.]]

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* The official English translation of the TrinityBlood ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' manga often uses some very... questionable translations for dialogue and sound effects. It kind of ruins the drama when the vampires insist on using YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe every time they speak, ''especially'' with [[TheScrappy Ion Fortuna]]. The fact that he keeps insisting on addressing himself as "we" really lessens whatever drama they were going for. The sound effects are just as bad; in the Gunmetal Hound chapters, a dude getting shot in the head apparently warrants the sound effects "Bonk" and "Splat". [[InherentlyFunnyWords BONK AND SPLAT, GUYS.]] There's also an entire panel, right in the middle of a tense, fast-paced fight scene, used to translate the large japanese sound effect as "a cold wind blows". [[FlatWhat What.]]
* During a rape scene in the ''{{Zeorymer}}'' ''Manga/{{Zeorymer}}'' manga the attacker walks outside, breaks off an icicle from the roof, files off the pointy end with his teeth (very considerate of him), and uses it to continue raping the victim. This would be disturbing, except it happens right after a cheesy exposition monologue (also made while raping), so instead it just pushes the whole scene over the top and into funny territory, and it just gets funnier when you realize that the rape is [[GratuitousRape never mentioned again]].
* ''PandoraHearts'': ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': See Elliot in Chapter 26 [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24655-31/pandora-hearts/chapter-26.html here]] where [[FreudWasRight he holds a sword at crotch level]]. Oz [[http://www.mangareader.net/350-24655-35/pandora-hearts/chapter-26.html does it too.]]



* In ''BlackButler'' chapter 68 Ciel goes to a school where students have "butlers" which are called "fags". I laughed every time the word fag came up. "It's fag time!"

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* In ''BlackButler'' ''Manga/BlackButler'' chapter 68 Ciel goes to a school where students have "butlers" which are called "fags". I laughed every time the word fag came up. "It's fag time!"
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