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09-05-11, 4:15 PM

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This website's got only 'anime' in its name which is sort of unfair to the vast world of manga out there. And on top of that, this club doesn't have a manga topic either! Hence, to save the day correct this injustice, comes this thread :D

Here you can discuss what manga you're reading, suggest a manga, bring to light some little known manga - basically, talk about anything manga-related (yeah, I'm writing redundant things, as if the title weren't already self-explanatory).

Btw, posters should keep spoilers under the spoiler tag!


I hope there are enough manga readers to keep this thread going. I haven't read a lot of manga myself, especially compared to the number of the anime I've seen, but I've been getting more interested in it lately.
Currently (as in the last two days), I've been catching up with Kuroshitsuji. I had had it on hiatus for ages and yesterday I finally decided to start reading it again (thank you, Justice for the recommendation). And damn, it's getting really good (will probably marathon it over the next few days), hope it stays that way.

Another manga I'm really enjoying atm is Afterschool Charisma. I accidentally stumbled upon it and its premise got me intrigued.
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09-05-11, 5:03 PM

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im not a big comic fan at all, its hard for me to read it when the images are forced into my mind, i enjoy breathing my own thoughts and creations into a story not the authors. not to hate on manga or comics those are just my thoughts I have tried to read one but that was all i could think about was the damn pictures! though i would be interested in starting a manga were the anime left off, but im lazy....lol
 
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09-05-11, 7:48 PM

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Yes, I can see where you're coming from, I've met several people who had similar issues with comics.
I guess I love comics in general (except for those American superhero ones, not my cup of tea at all). I'm sure it's partly because I've been exposed to them since elementary school and my whole family reads them (heh, not manga though, but mostly certain Italian comics).

Oh, yeah, I hate it when an anime I love just ends with no sequel at sight while the manga's ongoing. I've started reading several manga because I HAD to know what happens next, for example D.Gray-Man and Kuragehime.
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09-06-11, 3:35 AM

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When i got to understand that many animes i used to watch were adapted from mangas and thus have different endings or are unfinished i was really frustrated because i always prefered watching rather than reading but i'm trying to read as much as i can even if i hate scans tbh >< (making my eyesight worse x_x)
I think that the first mangas i've read online was Peacemaker kurogane but i dropped it after few chapters then a friend got me to read Ichigo 100%, I's.. even if id didn't finish them yet for various reasons.
Anyway, my favourite mangas ever till now are Angel Sanctuary and Saiyuki. I just love Kaori Yuki and Kazuya Minekura's art and stories. They're amazing !! I'm trying to read all of their stuffs (Count Cain/God Child are a MUST READ !!) .Another manga entering my favourites list is Berserk. I watched the anime out of curiosity but then i was completely hooked and absolutely had to know what really happens. It's brilliant really !! Also in my list there's Pet Shop of horrors which i highly recommend. It's full of mysteries, lengendary creatures...If i had to describe it it'd say it's really delightful. I was really sad when it ended i couldn't get enough !! There's a sequel named Shin Pet Shop of horrors but i couldn't get it yet ><
I like Clamp's art too. The only manga i rea dof them was xxxholic but i'm planing on reading Tsubasa chronicles/ X and RGveda in the future.
I'm also reading Loveless by Kouga Yun and it's not really shonen ai at 100% as the anime could suggest it. After reading the manga it turned out to be something else, it's really good, i'm a huge fan *o*
Also Hellsing is greatness.
That's it for now !
 
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09-06-11, 4:18 AM

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r3yn said:
When i got to understand that many animes i used to watch were adapted from mangas and thus have different endings or are unfinished i was really frustrated because i always prefered watching rather than reading but i'm trying to read as much as i can even if i hate scans tbh >< (making my eyesight worse x_x)


TOTALLY agree with that.
I'll write more about what I'm currently reading when I get back home tonight.
“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”Akira Kurosawa
 
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09-06-11, 4:38 AM

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@r3yn
I very much agree with what you wrote. I also hate unfinished endings. I prefer watching to reading (when it comes to anime/manga, with movies/books it's vice versa), especially because I don't like reading off the monitor (like you said, it's actually not good for my already damaged eyesight). That's partly the reason why I like shorter manga. Speaking of short manga, I have to recommend a one shot called Hotel, I totally loved it.

Nice to hear Godchild is good, I plan to read it since someone already recommended it to me, and it's supposedly kinda similar to Kuroshitsuji. Oh, Count Cain is Godchild's prequel? And it's rather short! *adds it to the ptr list*
I love Pet Shop of Horrors, great stuff (though I have read only several chapters so far)! And Hellsing is totally my favourite manga!
Btw, is Ichigo 100% good? A person recommended it to me, saying it's great, but I hate most harems, so I don't think it'd be my cup of tea.
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09-06-11, 5:33 AM

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metamorphius said:

Nice to hear Godchild is good, I plan to read it since someone already recommended it to me, and it's supposedly kinda similar to Kuroshitsuji. Oh, Count Cain is Godchild's prequel? And it's rather short! *adds it to the ptr list*
I love Pet Shop of Horrors, great stuff (though I have read only several chapters so far)! And Hellsing is totally my favourite manga!
Btw, is Ichigo 100% good? A person recommended it to me, saying it's great, but I hate most harems, so I don't think it'd be my cup of tea.


Actually, God Child is Count Cain's Sequel, it's not a different story it realtes what happens next. It's smiliar to Kuroshitsuji in terms of era i think but it's darker.
I read Ichigo 100% like maaannyy years ago till the 4th volume i remember i enjoyed it. I think i dropped it because i couldn't find the rest of the volumes and got a little bit annoyed by the main character. It was entertaining at that time.
I don't really read this kind of manga right now but give it a try it's not bad.
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09-06-11, 10:44 AM

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I have started to read manga regularly not so long time ago.

Currently I have been reading Imadoki. I don't like Shoujo that much in anime, but gosh reading manga in a train to the big city makes my mornings brighter. I do some trips with trams during my work time. Even the destinations aren't so far away the trams are very slow so I have tons of time to entertain myself with a manga. :) ( and of course I choose the longest way, evil me!)

I borrow my readings from the library, so what I'm reading depends so much what's available in the library. Last time I borrowed first 2 volumes of Hellsing. I was a very lucky girl!


 
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09-07-11, 2:38 PM

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http://myanimelist.net/manga/11514/Otoyomegatari
This one is an all time favorite of mine. Beautifully drawn with a wonderful story set in in a far away land...same author as the famed Emma stories. I would love to see this one animated but it is a long shot. Yes, slow to be translated, but worth it. 19 chapters so far...for those of you who want to take a different path with regards to manga adventure and romance...this one may prove just right for you!
 
09-08-11, 12:57 AM

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I do LOVE manga, anime have the moving pictures/sound thingy but manga still have the beauty of the art ;)

both are beautiful for their own reasons
I just finished reading "hana no kishi" and I up to read the whole manga of IS~otoko demo onna demo nai sei~ but now I'm watching the drama of that.

manga that I recommend is Rose of the Versailles as the manga of manga's
everyone who loves manga has to read this even as a part of the history of manga :)
 
09-08-11, 2:28 AM

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r3yn said:

Actually, God Child is Count Cain's Sequel, it's not a different story it realtes what happens next. It's smiliar to Kuroshitsuji in terms of era i think but it's darker.
I read Ichigo 100% like maaannyy years ago till the 4th volume i remember i enjoyed it. I think i dropped it because i couldn't find the rest of the volumes and got a little bit annoyed by the main character. It was entertaining at that time.
I don't really read this kind of manga right now but give it a try it's not bad.

Aha, OK. Tnx for clarifying. I will definitely give both of them a try!
And I could check Ichigo out too when I'm bored enough :)

@Cebollita
Wow, Cebollita, I've never heard of that manga before, but its art looks intricately beautiful and detailed *-* <3 I have to add it to my ptr list. I'm totally not a romance fan, but this one doesn't look like your average romance anime, plus it's tagged 'historical', and I'm sucker for something like that.

@makazeharuka
I've planned to watch Rose of Versailles anime for ages now. Since you've both read the manga and watched the anime, could you tell me which one is better in your opinion. Does the anime follow the manga closely?
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09-08-11, 2:36 AM

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Lumikki said:

Currently I have been reading Imadoki. I don't like Shoujo that much in anime, but gosh reading manga in a train to the big city makes my mornings brighter. I do some trips with trams during my work time. Even the destinations aren't so far away the trams are very slow so I have tons of time to entertain myself with a manga. :) ( and of course I choose the longest way, evil me!)


Imadoki was the first manga my hands toutched and my eyes read T^T (well the i only have the first volume xD i had to look for the rest somewhere else r_r)

@Cebollita : i'm definitly going to check Otoyomegatari when i can !!

I watched The anime of Rose of Versailles yeaaaaars ago @.@ Is it different from the manga ?
 
09-08-11, 9:35 AM

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@ r3yn and metamorphius
I hope you two will read the manga I mentioned. it is a wonderful story filled with both romance and drama and well, adventure. Historical? Yes, and so that I do not spoil it, you will just need to read it and fawn over the details of the drawing style. I did mention this manga is written by the same mangaka who did the Emma series...that one has since been animated. Two seasons plus one special...I enjoyed the series. ^^
 
09-18-11, 12:31 PM

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I started reading Otoyomegatari last night and it's pretty good so far (I've read 6 chapters); quite different from most manga, both in the story and art department.
Tnx for the recommendation, Cebollita ^_^
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09-18-11, 1:51 PM

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metamorphius said:

@makazeharuka
I've planned to watch Rose of Versailles anime for ages now. Since you've both read the manga and watched the anime, could you tell me which one is better in your opinion. Does the anime follow the manga closely?


The truth is that the anime went under a bit of censorship though its totally worth your time.
What was censored it was the yuri tones here and there the manga has
for example Oscar gets to kiss several women in the manga when in the anime she kisses none (which personally irritated me because I love yuri way too much)
there are not much that could be changed though since the plot line follows historical events.
BeruBara is considered the greatest shoujo manga in history and one of the greatest manga in general. there is another fact about this magnificent work, it made it to the theater before the anime in fact when anime came out in 1979 the musicals were already running for 5 years (and still running today) Ikeda sensei even wrote special side stories to be play scripts :)
here an example of how they do it in theater XDD
 
09-19-11, 9:22 AM

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I saw Otoyomegatari in my local manga store and wow, it looked very cool, when I got some extra money I will def buy it!

Currently I'm reading Under the Glass Moon, it's a Korean manga. I like the art, but the the plot is not that special. But if someone likes gothic style manga, I highly recommend it.

 
09-19-11, 10:22 AM

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metamorphius said:
I started reading Otoyomegatari last night and it's pretty good so far (I've read 6 chapters); quite different from most manga, both in the story and art department.
Tnx for the recommendation, Cebollita ^_^

You are welcome, Meta-san. I plan to read the manga you told me about...by the same author of the Natsume/Madara stories. I was able to finally download it...so, after I watch my anime episodes, I will start reading. Thanks again.
 
09-19-11, 12:39 PM

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Awesome a manga discussion! I myself prefer reading the manga than watching the anime in my opinion the manga is almost always better, well if it was the original it makes sense. Lets see currently reading Hourou Musuko and am so excited that Skip Beat and Soul Eater updated recently. I feel like manga has a better variety for the sole fact that I can get a bigger shojo fix. X3
 
09-19-11, 6:38 PM

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I dug my Rurouni Kenshin manga out of storage, and I forgot how much I loved it. There's a final story arc that was, unfortunately, never animated. The OVAs cover Kenshin's past, like this story arc does, and one shows a brief version of Kenshin's fight with the final boss, but that's about it. It's especially a shame if you like the side characters, like Sanosuke, Yahiko, Saito, and Aoshi, because they get a lot of showtime in the last story arc of the manga.
Sincerely, (and possibly, with much ferocity),

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09-23-11, 1:43 PM

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I'm currently reading a very interesting (freakin' awesome!!!) manhwa. :D It's Korean, but don't let that stop you. There are some amazing stories out there that are by non Japanese creators, you just need to be less skeptical about it.

So this is a Korean, internet only manhwa. This means two things.
1. It's not published, aka you cannot find it listed here in MAL.
2. You can find it online on mangafox, and the good thing with not being printed is that it's all colored!! yes, ALL pages are.

The story involves noble vampires, but it is very unique as a story. It takes place in the modern world and the feeling of it is hard to describe, but I'll just say that you can easily get hooked with it.
Bare with the art for a few chapters as the creator is still finding the style fitting for the story, but after that it gets VERY good. I'm sure many of you will enjoy it if you give it a try!



I'm so happy meta is enjoying Kuro!! yayz! :DD
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