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History Narm / Manga

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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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!"
15th Jan '16 12:36:59 PM Anddrix
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** Made even better/worse/whatever by how from then on, Kyuubey has BlackEyesOfEvil. It's so stupidly and ridiculously {{Anvilicious}} that it seems he's constantly tripping balls, or that the manga author thinks [[ViewersAreMorons the readers are complete idiots]] who need to be constantly told how eeeeeeevil he's supposed to be.

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** Made even better/worse/whatever by how from then on, Kyuubey has BlackEyesOfEvil. It's so stupidly and ridiculously {{Anvilicious}} that it seems he's constantly tripping balls, or that the manga author thinks [[ViewersAreMorons the readers are complete idiots]] idiots who need to be constantly told how eeeeeeevil he's supposed to be.
21st Dec '15 4:46:53 AM YasminPerry
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* The (highly controversial) manga ''Kodomo No Jikan'' is an odd example of this trope, as it's not any particualr ''scenes'' that are {{narm}}y but the greater elements in the series as a whole. The series is mostly a drama about elementary schoolgirls growing up, with a bunch of trashy {[lolicon}} {{fanservice}} mixed in. This makes the series as a whole ''very'' narmy, as the {{lolicon}} bits detract from the serious, ([[{{Melodrama}} melo]])dramatic storyline, and vise versa as well.

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* The (highly controversial) manga ''Kodomo No Jikan'' is an odd example of this trope, as it's not any particualr ''scenes'' that are {{narm}}y but the greater elements in the series as a whole. The series is mostly a drama about elementary schoolgirls growing up, with a bunch crapload of trashy {[lolicon}} {{lolicon}} {{fanservice}} mixed in. This makes the series as a whole ''very'' narmy, as the {{lolicon}} bits detract from the serious, ([[{{Melodrama}} melo]])dramatic melo]])-dramatic storyline, and vise versa as well.
21st Dec '15 4:45:50 AM YasminPerry
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* The (highly controversial) manga ''Kodomo No Jikan'' is an odd example of this trope, as it's not any particualr ''scenes'' that are {{narm}}y but the greater elements in the series as a whole. The series is mostly a drama about elementary schoolgirls growing up, with a bunch of trashy {[lolicon}} {{fanservice}} mixed in. This makes the series as a whole ''very'' narmy, as the {{lolicon}} bits detract from the serious, ([[{{Melodrama}} melo]])dramatic storyline, and vise versa as well.
4th Dec '15 5:11:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MadBull34'' usually gets a pass because of NarmCharm, but the second chapter of the manga is... special. A junkie going through withdrawal takes a neighbor hostage in his apartment. Aside from his being fat for a long-term heroin junkie, what he does with the girl is ridiculous. Facing out the window with shotgun in hand, he forces her to grab his testicles and squeeze as if she wanted to crush them - reasoning that such intense pain will take his mind off the whole "my desire for smack is driving me mad" thing. Whatever you're imagining, it's more absurd than that. Subsequent chapters feature their fair share of bizarre and hilarious content, but this is the, ahem, high point.

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* ''MadBull34'' ''Manga/MadBull34'' usually gets a pass because of NarmCharm, but the second chapter of the manga is... special. A junkie going through withdrawal takes a neighbor hostage in his apartment. Aside from his being fat for a long-term heroin junkie, what he does with the girl is ridiculous. Facing out the window with shotgun in hand, he forces her to grab his testicles and squeeze as if she wanted to crush them - reasoning that such intense pain will take his mind off the whole "my desire for smack is driving me mad" thing. Whatever you're imagining, it's more absurd than that. Subsequent chapters feature their fair share of bizarre and hilarious content, but this is the, ahem, high point.
4th Dec '15 2:23:51 AM catmuto
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Manga with their own Narm pages.

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