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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#91 Post by Omnificent » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:02 pm

I'm into a lot of different manga, including some historical stuff (Vinland Saga and Historie), but here's a few obscure titles you guys might enjoy:

Shingetsutan Tsukihime (Supernatural/Seinen)- A lot of people pretend the Tsukihime anime never existed. The manga is nothing like the anime and is an awesome way to get a concentrated dose of Tsukihime's first two routes without the Nasu-writing.

Nowhere Boy (Seinen? Manhwa)- The amazing story of a whole bunch of cliches appointed by God to stop a faceless protagonist from ending the world in 100 days.

Uzumaki (Horror/Seinen)- Utterly unrelated to Naruto, this is my favorite Junji Ito work. It is about a town that is literally spiraling into madness.

I Am A Hero (Horror/Seinen)- Hideo Suzuki is a dead-end job mangaka with a gun license, a girlfriend who grows more distant from him by the day, and a ton of hallucinations. Or are they?

Petshop of Horrors (Horror/Josei?)- In Chinatown, there is a mysterious man who will give you the pet of your dreams... provided you follow some ground rules.

Akagami No Shirayukihime (Fantasy/Shoujo)- Wordy title, but it's like a loose retelling of Snow White in a relatively well-thought-out fantasy setting. Heroine is smart, art is cute, characters are likeable and relate-able.

Oresama Teacher (Shoujo)- Imagine if Great Teacher Onizuka and Beelzebub had a child.

Power!!/Girl Got Game (Shoujo)- It's like Hana Kimi but better.

Shitsurakuen (Shoujo-Ai)- Vaguely like Utena, but the first 20-odd chapters will make you rage. Once you read past that you might find an intriguing, mind-screw story where everything you thought you knew about the world starts getting turned on its head.
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#92 Post by kingjing » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:45 pm

Billy Bat, Pluto, Monster, etc.- Naoki Urasawa. Just... Read. Read these now. He's a modern god of manga vastly under-appreciated stateside.

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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#93 Post by fuusaify » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:35 am

Some of the manga I've liked are:
D.Gray-man
The Devil Does Exist
After School Nightmare
Please Save My Earth
Oyayubihime Infinity
Descendants of Darkness
Gokusen
Skip Beat
V.B. Rose
King of Thorn
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#94 Post by Katon » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:29 am

Hmm I think I would recommend Muhyo to Rouji ( Full name: Muhyo to Rouji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho ).
It's like Katekyou Hitman Reborn x D.Gray man with a dash of March Story.
( I recommend those as well )

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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#95 Post by Snow Blossom » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:52 am

Some new manga/comics that I've come across:
Oboreru Knife (shoujo, romance): Beautiful art and a dizzying aura - sometimes when reading it, I get the feeling of lying beneath a lake and looking up at the sun through the rippling water (I'm not kidding!).

Cheese in the Trap (shoujo/josei, romance): Attractive art with a riveting, rather realistic plot and an independent but sensitive female protagonist. All characters actually show real character development, which I've only seen in a few other manga/manhwa. (sadly, it's no longer being translated ;_;)

Todd Allison and the Petunia Violet (romance): Although this isn't really a professional manga, I think it's good enough to be included. Basically all of the characters are likable and many are also comical. A light, fun comic that hints at deeper, darker backstories.

Zankoku no Kami ga Shihai Suru (shounen-ai, mature): The best BL I've ever read. Actually, it's not even really BL in the standard sense of the acronym, since all the homosexual relationships are either forced or result from unusual emotional trauma. This manga delves deeper into human psychology than any other manga I've read. Seriously, read this. You will not regret it.

There was another BL (once again, not in the standard sense) thriller by Osamu Tezuka, but I forgot its name....

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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#96 Post by Candyfire » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:36 pm

Hana to Akuma
Its a bit sad but its an amazing story. The art is good too but I really like the characters
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#97 Post by uselessp » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:23 am

Recommendation? I'm not sure how but I'll try.

Let's see, I prefer people read:

1. Acchi kocchi: There's tsundere, hilarious comedy, and moe.
2. Ascribe to heaven: I don't even know why, but I just like the art and the story.
3. The World God Only Knows: THIS! Is all galge compressed into one manga!! You'll find lots of references materials inside for Visual novel!
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#98 Post by Panda_nui » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:32 am

Must read Kuroko no Basuke!! it's absolutely amazing!! [shounen, sports, comedy]
Pandora Hearts [fantasy, action, adventure, shounen]
Heart no kuni no Alice / Alice in the Country of Hearts [shoujo,
Ao no Exorcist [shounen, action, supernatural]
Oresama Teacher --> it's just hilarious, i die everytime I read a chapter haha [shoujo, comedy, romance]
Seiyuu-Ka --->I just really like this author [shoujo, comedy, romance]
Noblesse ---> it's a webcomic [comedy, action, supernatural, shounen, adventure]
KHR [supernatural, comedy, shounen, fantasy, action]
Beelzebub [action, comedy, supernatural, fantasy]

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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#99 Post by Destiny » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:53 am

Right now?

"Highschool of the Dead" -- Daisuke Satō and Shōji Satō (Action, Postapocalypical, Ecchi, Drama)
(SUCH AN AWESOME MANGA!!)

"Koi suru Bo-kun" -- Hinako Takanaga (Drama, BoysLove, Romance, Comedy)
(I just love over-aggressive characters xD)

"Uzumaki" and "Voices in the Dark" -- Junji Ito (Horror, Drama, Mystery/Fantasy)
(You will NEVER read something so frighting again, I swear...)
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#100 Post by TrickWithAKnife » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:08 am

Just curious, are you guys reading manga in English or Japanese? I wonder if the level of enjoyment changes based on the translations.

I don't usually read manga, but I picked up a recent edition of Naruto last week. I picked Naruto because I know the story, so it makes trying to read it much easier. But to be honest, I think I only understand around 30%
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#101 Post by Destiny » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:05 am

English, since I can only read japanese on kindergarden niveau o,o
But those translations are ofte made by people in the internet, so who knows how accurate those are xD
Funny is, that even though german is my mothertongue I stopped reading mangas in german with the age of 14. the translations (official as well as the internet ones) are SO BAD. I literally rolled around on the floor laughing about the sound effects ""Baking" for a Woosh-sound) or how they tried to translate language related jokes (I mean, they translated "It's raining cats and dogs" literally and I was just like ".........Why is it raining cats?").

The english ones just find a simliar saying and add a * to explain at the edge what was originally meant/said.
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#102 Post by 9:19 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:39 pm

English and Chinese. I really like the webcomic site u17, where there's this kooky feature that lets the readers who are viewing the manhua at the same time as you tack their comments onto the pages like Post-its, and instead of 'Submit' the enter key reads 'Vomit' to match all the verbal barf. XD

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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#103 Post by baka_baka210 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:46 am

Shingeki no Kyoujin. A must-read, it's monthly though but this manga just simply amaze you every chapter.

Just curious, are you guys reading manga in English or Japanese? I wonder if the level of enjoyment changes based on the translations.

I don't usually read manga, but I picked up a recent edition of Naruto last week. I picked Naruto because I know the story, so it makes trying to read it much easier. But to be honest, I think I only understand around 30%
I'm still learning Japanese so reading manga in its own language is the perfect practice I need. I'm doing worse than you as it took me nearly an hour to finish 3 pages and even so, I am not confident in understanding those pages.

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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#104 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:56 am

I thought I'd pinch in being the op and all :lol:

I read in Japanese though there are mangas that are impossible to find even in any bookstores or 2nd hand bookstores... and I'll read them in online then. I read yaoi stuff online because I just don't have the courage to enter Miyawaki and buy that junjou romantica manga. I almost got caught by a classmate of mine buying the novel and I thought it's the end of the world :lol:

I'm not into ecchi and bishoujo mangas but I am loving Idol pretender. It was about a boy who want to be manly so that his crush will like her but he becomes a girl thanks to his friend. Then she auditions to become an idol so that she can produce money and it turns out her crush is her rival and she falls in love in the female him. But then he is also having this weird feelings when he is with his friend(who is a male by the way). And well, I know my synopsis is confusing but it was hilarious xD

Then there is the ore to atashi no kareshi sama which I watch out monthly in asuka... well, I'm too busy studying for the exams that I limit myself from reading too many Dx
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Re: recommended manga(formerly currently reading manga)

#105 Post by Hanabira » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:10 am

Hmmm.. Most of the stuff I read are shoujo so idk if these's will suit your tastes.
But I really recommend these:

-Saboten no Himitsu (aka Cactus's Secret)
-Koko ni Iru yo! (aka I am here!)
-Power!! (aka Girl Got Game)
-Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume
-Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (there are 2 versions, both have the same author but different artists)
-Mixed Vegetables
-Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
-Beast Master
-Hiyokoi (this one is super cuuuute~, it also has an OVA)
-Bokura no Himitsu o Kyouyuu Shiyou ka (also has a sequel called "Bokura no Himitsu wo Kaihou shiyou ka")
-High School Debut
-Tomodachi
-Arisa (it's interesting at first, but at some point it kinda gets crappy lol xD)

I'm sorry if I mentioned something that was previously mentioned :oops:

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