Manga Thread


#1

Hmmm I wonder if this is where to post this…

Just wondering what mangas people are currently reading / what mangas are your all-time favorites.

Personally, I’m currently reading:
Bowling King
Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Airgear
One Piece
Blade of the Immortal
Naruto SPD


#2

Yes, this is where to post this.

I really need to finish all the series I’ve started.

I’m gonna sit down and make a list of the books I have, the series I want to complete, and the books I wanna get rid of.


#3

I’ll get in on this.

Currently Reading:

One Piece-The best manga out there. Very unique and constantly action packed. Alot of people are missing out by not giving it a chance.

Naruto-The story is hit and miss alot, and gives too much love to Sasuke at times. Been pretty good as of late though.

Bleach-Pretty consistent with story, but I can’t wait till the current arc is over. It’s been dragging on too long.

Full Metal Alchemist-Hella good. 10 times better than the anime. Read it.

Berserk-It’s great, but it…just…takes…too…long…to…get…new…chapters…

Gantz-After Kurono left the group the quality goes down, but the current arc shows promise again. Very entertaining.

Hajime No Ippo-Awesome. Even better if you’re a boxing fan.

Blade of the Immortal-I’m WAY behind on this, but I highly doubt it’s worse than it was before. Gotta catch up ASAP.

Favorites:

Rurouni Kenshin-As a whole, the manga is better than the anime just because the third arc isn’t animated, and the Reflection OAV doesn’t do it justice.

Gunsmith Cats-A very run and gun, crime based manga. High quality and highly recommended.

Battle Angel Atila-if you seen the OAV in the day, you should read the rest of the story since that only covered the first arc or so.

Masion Ikkoku-very old school comedy/romance manga, and the only one of it’s kind. Worth reading, especially if you’ve had a hard life with school/women lol.

I need more recommendations. Is Air Gear really that good?


#4

I read lots of manga but I’m very far behind on lots of things, when manga started being released as books and came out monthly I fell really far behind. Personal favorites are Hokuto No Ken AKA Fist of the North Star, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Dragon Ball, Ranma 1/2, Naruto, One Piece, Ranma 1/2 and Berserk in random order.

Currently I’m reading King of Bandit Jing, Full Metal Alchemist, Golgo 13, Flame of Recca, Busou Renkin, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Berserk, but I am really far behind on all of these works minus Berserk where I’m caught up to what’s out in English. I read whatever is in Shonen Jump so fairly up to date with whatever is in there.

I got into History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi after the video game came out. The artwork and the character designs in the manga are really good but it’s not available in English of course. I like the anime a lot too. The anime started late last year and is ongoing, I hope it won’t be too long before there’s an English release of the manga and the anime.

Heh, I swear I’m the only person who likes both the Rurouni Kenshin and anime the same, even the final OVA. I just see them as different things entirely and always have. I could care less what happens to Himura Kenshin, Sagara Sanosuke shines in the third season and in the Reflection OVA ha ha Sanosuke’s the man no matter which reality you follow. Even in the RPG video game he rules. He is where my net name and current avatar come from, my favorite anime / manga character of all time. :rock:


#5

currently into blood and gore stuffs action, so i start reading Tough, its a mature martial art manga, and my favorites have to be dragonball/dragonballZ and berserk…


#6

Berserk
Hajime no Ippo
Lupin the 3rd
Blade of the Immortal
Trigun Maximum

That’s all I read.


#7

Two main ones I’m addicted to.

One Piece (In my eyes the closet thing to a true successor to the OG Dragonball series, action, comedy weird backdrops, it has it all.)

School Rumble (It’s like crack. I have been reading at least three or four chapters a day for the past week or two. Not even Death Note hit a nigga this hard and I LOVED Death Note for a while.)


#8

dont read alot of mangas these days

-naruto
-hajime no ippo
-tenjou tenge
-air gear

i reread all my mangas wayy too much

theirs a bunch of american mangas/world mangas w/e they call them these days i wanna pick up from tokyopop by a few artists i love…specifically one i’ve been a fan of for years.

deviantarts from them:
http://stabstabstab.deviantart.com/


http://speedking.deviantart.com/ (max is funny due to the fact i talked to him once on aim and apparently saved my aim name cause he facebooked me the other week lol)


#9

My sig ;). Other mangas that I read/read & recommend-
Akumetsu
Shaman King
Konjiki no Gash
Zombie Powder
Detective Conan (this manga is FREAKING LONG!)
Ares (Korean manga, check for it in MangaUpdates.com)
Unbalance Unbalance (Korean manga, check site above for info and where to get it)
Fairy Tail
JoJo’s B. A.
Steel Ball Run
ANYTHING by H. Araki
Trigun
Hellsing

DeathScythe could u plz PM where to get Lupin the 3rd from? Been looking for that sucker for ages


#10

Wellman: is the school days manga just as crazy as the anime?


#11

^There’s a manga for it?! I just watched Ep. 1 & 2 of that after knowing what happens in the last ep. If the manga is far more whack than the anime…I might expect a little sex in it :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

the dvd anime version is apparently more graphic than the tv version.

i watched all 12 awesome insane episodes.


#13

Whenever I can I try to read:

Tenjo Tenge
Air Gear
Hellsing
Evangelion
Outlaw Star
Bleach (which has jumped the shark)
Empowered


#14

Sounds like you might like Blade of the Immortal


#15

Bleach is the only thing I’m currently reading that I’m also up to date on. Most manga I have I’m really far behind on such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Cyborg 009 (I’m not even sure if 009 is still in print).

I’ve read all of Ruroni Kenshin and the manga adaptation of Rahxephon. (Thats only 3 volumes long though.)


#16

Currently I’m reading Bleach and Naruto on a weekly basis, gonna catch up with One Piece and Negima when I get my computer back. (im too poor to buy things, except for personal favorites)


#17

Lupin is here stateside courtesy of Tokyopop. Even though they suck, it’s still a fun manga to read.

I wish Tokyopop would die already.


#18

I really like the first Ghost In The Shell. It’s a pretty far out science fiction story and I liked seeing how it inspired the first movie. The story is more philosophical and science fiction-ish than the movie, but there’s still a plot you can follow.

The second Ghost in the Shell manga out-Filthed the Filth in terms of obscurity to me, though. Not that I have to understand everything I read, but some of the stuff in the GitS2 was way beyond my ken. And it was hard to follow the plot, which made it tougher to enjoy, because the whole thing just seemed like a vehicle for the author to espouse his ideas, theories, and philosophies on artificial intelligence.


Stuff I have read fairly recently:

Project X: Cup Noodle - The Project X series is basically a historical account of different businesses. Sounds kind of boring, but this book was really well-crafted. It made the story of how the Cup Noodle company rose to prominence interesting. Even though it sounds mundane, there is just this sort of American Splendorish style to the story that makes it captivating. You really get to see the drama in simple human struggles, such as trying to figure out how people back in the day tried to figure out how to package instant noodles.

I also read the first three volumes of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. The art’s pretty incredible. I actually borrowed the whole series from the library. But I just didn’t really get into the story, so I didn’t finish it. I eventually returned the books by their due date. One of these days, I’ll probably go back and try to finish it. If I have nothing else to do.


#19

GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) is a great read, and a personal favorite. Has about 24-25 volumes and only about 3 slow ones out of the bunch.
Ragnorok was a good one too but the action was too wild and stopped suddenly @ vol. 10.

Pick up GTO if you havent already…NOW


#20

It is School Rumble. And while I haven’t seen the anime, I am guessing from the descriptions of the episodes I have seen they are pretty close if not identical.

School Days was a dating sim game before it became an anime, I don’t know if there is a manga for it.

But even though they have similar names and the romance subject matter, School Rumble and School Days are like polar opposites. One is straight comedy with ridiculous stuff and the other is… well you know.