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09-23-10, 7:08 PM

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I love music but i just cant find music to listen to while reading manga so im wondering what you guys listen to.
 
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09-23-10, 7:14 PM

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If it has an anime, I will often listen to the best music from the anime (OST, OP/ED), mainly because it it's designed to fit the mood of the story.

Mostly everything else is too distracting for me, especially if it's too vocal.

Other than that I don't really know, it depends entirely on your tastes.
 
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09-23-10, 9:17 PM

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hrmm... i listen to vocaloid alot while reading manga... but then again a little while ago i was listen to mostly metal while readin manga...



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09-23-10, 9:19 PM

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I listen to different genres and languages of music. Generally, English and Japanese (mostly anime) songs.
 
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09-24-10, 10:23 AM

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Get you some taste son
Listen to Queen while readin manga
or Bruce springsteen
Or the darkness
or King Crimson
or Queen
Get you some Bob seger?
Rush perhaps?
Van Halen?
or MAH BOI DAVID BYRNE
 
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09-25-10, 2:06 AM
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I'm not really distracted by music too easily so I can listen to almost anything when reading manga. However, I do have a tendency of listening to scores — especially any composed by Murray Gold — but I doubt that's in your alley.
 
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09-28-10, 8:30 PM

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whatever goes with the manga I'm reading
 
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09-29-10, 12:00 PM

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I listen to a lot of game and anime OSTs, asides from that I listen to JPOP, instrumental and electronica.
 
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09-29-10, 3:20 PM

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Actually i can't concentrate on my reading while i'm listening something/music.

It's better in silence xD.
 
09-29-10, 6:16 PM

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almost metal music..,
 
09-30-10, 8:25 PM
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I listen to instrumental stuff, mainly film soundtracks and albums by Ludovico Einaudi. Anything that isn't too loud and doesn't include any lyrics pretty much, as I wouldn't be able to concentrate otherwise. Although sometimes I read with the television on.
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10-01-10, 5:20 PM

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i either listen to vocaloid, or soundtracks. usually my spirited away or fma soundtrack though. C:
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10-01-10, 5:23 PM

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it depends what kind of manga I'm reading

like if it's a romance genre, I'll listen to a love song

if it's a horror genre, I'll listen to a dark song

and well you get the point
 
10-01-10, 5:30 PM

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Trance, techno, good stuff without a lot of words, or non-English music, so you don't get distracted easily. Like mentioned, the OP/ED if it has an anime, or something.




 
10-01-10, 5:44 PM

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depends on the type of manga

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10-01-10, 5:49 PM

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Anything I normally listen to.
 
10-01-10, 5:57 PM

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Whenever I read something, I listen to One Winged Angel - Sephiroths theme song. :)

I was thinking about playing that song when I walk down the aisle when I get married. <3
 
10-03-10, 5:25 AM

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normally music doesn't distract me... so i listen to whatever i like...

sometimes there are songs that really seem to suit the manga (like Story of a Girl to Kimi ni Todoke) and i listen to those songs more often while reading that manga...

It basically depends on what music do you like =)
Of course, if you can't find anything, listening to the anime song is always a good option!
 
10-09-10, 1:52 PM

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jrock like the gazette or d´espairs ray xD
music like that ^^



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10-09-10, 2:21 PM

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hmm, i like listening mostly to Rock Songs
sometimes:
Video game: Final Fantasy, Little Busters (VN)
Anime: Eureka Seven, Clannad (especially this one ^.^)
Vocaloid: Hatsune Miku, Luka

ROCK: all kinds except Country Rock
i listen to some POP songs too ^.^
 
10-09-10, 9:22 PM

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I listen to many, many MADs that may or may not have any relation to the series I'm reading. As long as it's enjoyable, it's fine! ^_^
 
10-09-10, 9:26 PM

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I made a special manga reading playlist that's made up of my favorite anime/game/movie music. (It's a lot of J-Pop if you haven't guessed) It almost always seems to fit with whatever is happening in the manga I'm reading.
 
10-11-10, 7:46 AM

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most of them time i just listen to what i ever i have playing from before but if i ever pick something for reading music its normally 65daysofstatic. post-rock in general is great stuff to read to in my opinion
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10-13-10, 2:45 AM

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Ooh I like music with words mostly. Japanese, not English, so that I don't have two of the same language going on in my head. I like my manga with j-pop

Cause when I tried OSTs and such, it matched sometimes, but when the mood changed in the manga, I hurried to change the song, and it got annoying after a while.
 
10-13-10, 12:08 PM

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Anything that isn't too distracting.

Some generic pop/rock or even something electronic. You know the manga is a fail if you enjoy generic music more than it.
 
10-16-10, 5:56 PM

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It is wrong to listen to music while reading Manga. Just wrong. Silence is necessary in order to truly appreciate the words and images.
 
10-25-10, 5:54 PM

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Akamitsu said:
Trance, techno, good stuff without a lot of words, or non-English music, so you don't get distracted easily. Like mentioned, the OP/ED if it has an anime, or something.

^Yup
A really good song IMO is God Knows for Episode 12 of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!
 
10-26-10, 5:25 AM

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I just listen to whatever is on my current playlist (DJ SHARPNEL, J-pop, Vocaloid etc.)
It's rather relaxing :D
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10-26-10, 8:13 AM

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Mostly hear Ambient electronic music.
or a playilist of Touhou piano music, or stuff like that (mostly with no lirycs)
 
10-26-10, 8:39 AM

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codes said:
Mostly hear Ambient electronic music.
or a playilist of Touhou piano music, or stuff like that (mostly with no lirycs)

^From the moment I downloaded the Imperishable Night soundtrack it is the only thing I hear while reading. Touhou music is epic (and so is the game if you can play lunatic).
Although I do hear some different game OST's sometimes for a change. Usually Kingdom Hearts is my pick.
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Cause when I tried OSTs and such, it matched sometimes, but when the mood changed in the manga, I hurried to change the song, and it got annoying after a while.

Create playlists. I had that problem myself with final fantasy songs. The battle theme kicks in during drama/comedy moments and annoyed me. I made a playlist each for a different manga genre.
 
10-26-10, 8:48 AM

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I listen to OSTs especially some battle soundtracks from video games and some animes....I just get a good feeling in reading manga while an epic soundtrack is currently playing
 
11-15-10, 1:41 PM

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i guess it depends on the manga...like if im reading Bleach or something, i dont want to listen to slow songs....whereas if im reading some tragedy, i like listening to solemn music to get me in the mood? hahah ^^
 
11-15-10, 8:27 PM

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like you guys say, it utterly depends on the manga.
I cant listen to anything full on or too loud or distracting and stuff, other wise i cant concentrate and end up re-reading the same panel over and over again.
I listen to OST's alot. Or mostly slow, sad relaxing songs. things that just ease my mind into the pictures and words.
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11-15-10, 9:17 PM

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I haven't ever willingly listened to music while reading manga, but my dad always seems to be playing(crappy) guitar and listening to old school rock. Now, this actually fit 20th Century Boys, as old rock was actually part of the storyline.

But, Rurouni Kenshin? Hell no. Unfortunately, I have no taste when comes to putting music together with a manga. Though, I do know the anime versions music doesn't particularly suit it imo.
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11-16-10, 2:16 AM

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It depends on the manga I'm reading.......if I'm reading horror then I'll listen to some horror soundtracks from some movie....if it's samurai or something like that I'll probably listen to some soundtracks from the last samurai movie, if it's about mafia then I'll listen to some 20's chicago blues music :P
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11-16-10, 4:50 PM

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I like to listen to anime openings and endings while I`m reading. Also, Rock'n'Roll bands like Dream Evil, Metallica, Van Halen, Journey...


 
01-05-11, 9:24 AM

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I don't always listen to music when I read manga, but I tend to play Kitarō's pieces when I read historical mangas. Epic music for epic mangas. :D
 
01-06-11, 4:10 PM

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Il only listen to music like 10% of the time I read anything, but I usually choose genres that match the current mood of the story.
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01-29-11, 6:08 AM

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Anything that does not distract me from my reading.
I listen to instrumental (mostly violin) versions of my favorite music.
 
01-29-11, 12:07 PM

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Depends... if I'm reading a horror manga, I like listening to psychadelic japan rock bands by Keiji Haino.

If I'm reading something more softcore (like slce of life), then I like lisening to indie music (eg. Beach House), or if I'm reading something more seinen I listen to boards of canada.
 
01-29-11, 12:55 PM

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The animes OP, ED, or even tracks from it's OST. If the series doesnt have an anime..then I usually just play songs on random.
 
01-30-11, 4:13 AM

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usually i just read and read

no music, maybe a tv as background music
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02-04-11, 5:19 AM

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If I'm reading manga it's ussually laid back music.

Stuff like hiphop beats ( J Dilla, TOKiMONSTA, NOMAK, Nujabes etc. ) or Tom Waits
 
02-07-11, 6:21 AM

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I listen to piano when I'm reading anything including manga of course
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02-08-11, 9:29 AM

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I dont like to listening to nothing when i'm reading,i think any kinds of sounds wears off the concentration.
 
02-27-11, 5:10 AM

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02-28-11, 5:11 PM

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I'll either listen to stuff from iTunes that I haven't listened to yet, or I will listen to the OST if it has an anime, and if I already have the music downloaded.

I was listening to the Aoi Hana OST while reading Aoi Hana last night.
 
03-01-11, 4:33 PM

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For some strange reason i hate reading in silence. So i'm always listening to music. Some of my favorite bands to listen to are...

The Sound of Animals Fighting
Anthony Green
Circa Survive
Emery
The Dear Hunter

Thats usually what i listen to while reading.

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03-01-11, 11:57 PM

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i can't read while listening to music. can't concentrate.
 
03-06-11, 9:24 AM

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I listen EW while I read Berserk :9
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