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Official Recommendation Thread: Manga

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by Zephyrus, May 24, 2010.

  1. Erandil

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    I thought about reading the manga but honestly the first episode of the anime didn't exactly fill me with confidence. The MC was a bit to childish (for a lack of better word) and naive for my tastes so I wondered if he "matures" in the manga.
     
  2. Sataniel

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    Dunno how far the first episode got, but manga's first arc had his childish and naive views shown as the proper way of dealing with war and politics (which is why I dropped it hard).
     
  3. Banta

    Banta The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    Sheriff Evans' Lie: A great newish gag-comedy manga.
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  4. purple

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    Pocket Monsters - Festival of Champions: "Tells the story of Red in the Indigo league, a league in where the champions, gym leaders and the best trainers in all regions compete."

    It's a doujinshi, so it's not an officially published manga.
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    It's awesome, but regrettably awfully short, at only 8 chapters and 3 sidestories right now.
     
  6. Sataniel

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    Is this a combination of a few pages or are page layouts really that messy?
     
  7. purple

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    Looks pretty normal to me. The other double pages do have a bit more clear layout though.
     
  8. Banta

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    All Rounder Meguru: The best technical fighting comic I've read since Holyland
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    Shinobu's Pure Heart:
    A great sitcom about a girl that is 100% not a ninja. It's also complete at 30 chapters.
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    Houzuki no Gekokujou: Another "reincarnated in another world" story, but this one doesn't suck. Main character is a librarian who is born in a world pre-printing press, so low literacy rates and what books do exist are in the hands of nobles. She sets out to change that just so she can read again.
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    Yuki to Sumi: Boy gets roped into helping the school idol, a calligraphy prodigy, hide the fact that she's dumber than a sack of hammers--the main girl is basically Aqua from Konosuba.
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    Kumika no Mikaku: Sitcom-food comic about an alien eating food for the first time because she's never needed to eat before.
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  9. Slipback

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    My Hero Academia: It takes place in a world where superpowers are called "Quirks." It follows Midoriya Izuku's entrance into U.A. High School and his quest to be the Number 1 Super Hero. I would honestly put this manga on the same level as One Piece, the characters are great and it has some absolutely gorgeous art.
     
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    This was an amazing new take on the overdone SI printing press obsession. After being burnt out on a billion GoT SI stories where the protagonist throws out printing presses and forgets about them, it's amazing to see somebody setting out with the goal of making books for the sheer love of them. Not to uplift society. Not to improve the world. Because she wants to read.
     
  11. Nemrut

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    Houzuki no Gekokujou is pretty good so far, loving it. Great artwork and the subject matter is actually really fascinating, to have the main character actually feel and suffer at the shortcomings of the time, especially as someone who was born among the poor. ASOIAF SIs generally start as grown male nobles in power or at least children of noble families, who have wealth, some comfort and authority, and knowledge on future events.

    Here, the main character doesn't know anything about, well, anything about the place she is in. Not the history, not then future, not the important schemers and geopolitical landscape. She is just the youngest daughter of a peasant family, and even in the short 6 chapters has made it rather clear that being poor is an immense roadblock to pretty much all of her goals.

    What she can do are small quality of life things, things she desperately needs as someone accustomed to modern comforts.

    So yeah, so far, it feels like that SI concept done right. I also love how her understandable struggle for these things make her seem utterly selfish and careless, something she so far only gets away with because to her family she is their youngest daughter of five who until then had been constantly sick and close to death and they're just glad she seems energetic again. That and she is still a child and gets leeway because of that.

    Thanks for the recc @Banta.
     
  12. Banta

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    Somali and the Forest Spirit: A forest golem takes care of a young, human girl in a world where monsters rule and humans are either extinct or hunted down for food when they appear. The artwork is gorgeous and the story is whimsical with a melancholic feel.
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    The Promised Neverland : Kids in an orphanage discover a grim truth about their world and plan an escape. Story keeps up the tension, and throws you for a loop with its plot twists.

    Dr.Stone : Civilization is ravaged by an odd phenomena which turns humanity to stone, two students are turned back and attempt to rebuild society from scratch armed with scientific knowledge and determination. An engaging story which brings real science and humor on top of an interesting premise.
     
  14. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    Got around to reading a few chapters of Fate/Strange Fake. Saw this:

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    Serious Gil is best Gil. Can't wait for this fight to make it to anime.
     
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    Houzuki no Gekokujou is fantastic. Loving it so far, only qualms are the there aren't more chapters.
     
  16. Xepheria

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    Since the movie is coming out this December, I decided to read Alita, Battle Angel. Fair warning, the trailer has some mild spoilers for the manga in it.



    It positively oozes 90's style, and the pacing is lightning quick (to the point where it almost feels rushed to my modern sensibilities), and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Cyberpunk, transhumanist themes in a post apocalyptic, stratified techno-dystopia, and evidently one of the pioneers, given that James Cameron has decided to make a movie about it.

    Definitely give it a shot (and let's hope the movie is a better adaptation than GitS was...)
     
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  17. Banta

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    Gokushufudou: Way of the House-Husband: Yakuza becomes stay-at-home husband; hilarity ensues.
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  18. Republic

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    I followed that for a while, until I hit a paywall. Are you seeing it on a site without one?
     
  19. BTT

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    Just use mangadex like all the cool kids.
     
  20. Republic

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    In hindsight, though I did read everything that was available for this one, I might have been thinking of a different one when I mentioned the paywall. Something about creators posting on a specific site that gave you a few chapters as a trial and beyond that you had to buy tokens with real money, which tokens you then used to buy manga chapters.
    I laughed all the way to the X button, but it was a shame as I liked the series. Can't recall too much of it atm, it's been a while.
     
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