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Official Recommendation Thread: Manga

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

  1. Plotless

    Plotless Professor

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    Maybe tapas? Not manga but I remember using it once then never again.
     
  2. Spanks

    Spanks Minister of Magic

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    BREAKING: Hunter x Hunter will be returning 9/22!

    *holds hand up to ear*

    BREAKING: This just in Hunter x Hunter will be going back on hiatus on 9/29!

    You all know it’s going to happen.
     
  3. Rehio

    Rehio Heir DLP Supporter

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    As much as I enjoy HxH, I just can't muster up the enthusiasm to care anymore. I never even read that small release period he had a bit ago, and then he went on hiatus again.
     
  4. kinetique

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    Well I on the other hand been reading H x H, and it remains amazing while being released. I HIGHLY recommend reading up to the current chapter for what it's worth.
     
  5. Dresden11

    Dresden11 Third Year

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    Hunter Hunter would have rivaled One Piece if the writer could have continued without hiatus. Its a little sad we could never get to see that.
     
  6. BTT

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    I never got past the first few chapters of HxH and half-remembered summaries of the shit that happens later makes me extremely disinclined to pick it up again, but surely it's not so bad as to merit comparisons to One Piece?
     
  7. kinetique

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    Hunter Hunter is still being released, and is of a far higher quality to pretty much all shonen. One piece is formulaic beyond belief.

    If you mean in sales, then yeah maybe. It's pretty consistently #1 when he does release a volume. Still, he's releasing 20ish chapters a year at the moment so it's moving along at reasonable clip.
     
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  8. Rehio

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    One Piece is the greatest and anyone who disagrees is knocked right off the nakama list.
     
  9. chrnno

    chrnno High Inquisitor

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    Been years so all I vaguely recall of the story is the VR game that was actually an island and something about ants(I think) that went on for ages.
     
  10. kinetique

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    I can't think of a worse nakama list to be on. Has the Dressrosa arc finished yet?

    Chimera ant arc finisher was amazing, now the authors pivoted into Game of thrones.
     
  11. Rehio

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    A long time ago. We've been to Zou, the Elephant Island, and now we're on to Wano to be Samurai.
     
  12. kinetique

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    Let me spoil it for you:
    There's a tragedy that's overdone.
    A person in a position of power turns out to be super evil.
    Fights left and right, plenty of panels dedicated to watching open mouthed.
    Luffy gets serious!
    Luffy wins but is badly injured, they eat a lot of food to party.
     
  13. Solfege

    Solfege Order Member DLP Supporter

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    I want to resurrect this post (from 2016!) to second this recommendation. I've just gotten through all the chapters, and can I say one rarely comes across a female protagonist who is so fully fleshed out in all her complicated, messy human heroism and worth reading. Highly, highly recommend. The only unfortunate aspect are the legal entanglements the author's had with her studio -- since gone independent -- which places the story on hiatus for the time being. But if any of her other works are like this, I'd sure like to follow.


    Other, more recent reccs from this thread I'm following on-and-off: Houzuki no Gekokujou, Promised Neverland (a shame the author is rushing to wrap up), Kumo desu ga, nani ka? Pretty sure I've lost track of one following the divergent paths of two martial arts students in the wake of a single sect's violation of social norms to absorb or annihilate every chinese sect in the quest "to be the best."

    And now I'm wandering a bit down nostalgia lane as I backtrack the pages here.
     
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    I'll recommend Kengan Asura. (Some sites call it "Kengan Ashura".)

    The premise: in Japan, businesses settle multi-million dollar deals on the down-low by having underground cage fights. One man - Yamashita Kazuo, an ordinary and down-on-his-luck salaryman in his 50s - gets wrapped up in this world. His fighter: Tokita Ohma, the titular Asura, who practices a made-up martial art with a hidden past.

    Why I'm recommending it: It has basically everything you could want from a fighting manga. It's got great action scenes, it's got just the right amount of stupid to be entertaining, and Kazuo is great (although shoved to the sidelines later, admittedly). Every character is also surprisingly chill - in the requisite tournament arc (which takes up most of the manga), fighters often tend to become friends, even if they've just been triangle choked into unconsciousness by their new pal. There's also been a number of surprising upsets so far that go against the structure you'd expect. The scanlation team languished a while, but now a chapter is being released every single day.

    tl;dr Remember Baki? It's like that, but way better in basically every aspect.
     
  15. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    Just read this and I am loving it. No real supernatural or magical bullshit, it's relatively grounded (as far as stories like this can be anyway), the characters are fiercely interesting, the art is great and the writing is spectacular. It has some great lines that resonated well. The latter half had a few cosmic coincidences that were a bit hard to believe, but while it was a bit eye rolling it wasn't enough to make me check out or anything.

    Super sad to hear about the hiatus though.
     
  16. Sataniel

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    It's some sort of wuxia, right?
     
  17. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    Not as I understand wuxia. There is no cultivation or anything like that, unless I have a wrong perception of the genre.

    More about character interaction, personal growth and politics.
     
  18. Sataniel

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    @Nemrut Not all wuxia have cultivation. Case in point the most well known (I think) wuxia movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers don't feature it. They just have some super martial techniques.
     
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