Your Favourite Manga
Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:27 PM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:19 PM
As far as my favorite manga goes, there are quite a bit that I enjoy/have enjoyed reading, such as:
Naruto- Naruto's plot, character development and design (simple, yet cool) are basically what drew me to it. Well, that and having everyone around me talking about it relentlessly. After having seen a coupld of chapters of it published in the American Shonen Jump, I decided to get the first volume of the manga. A friend of mine introduced me to the anime, and I completely fell into it from there.
The characters in the story are so interesting and it's great to see them develop as the series goes on. Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi, and even the minor characters like Chouji and Kiba just make you want to keep on reading the series just to see what happens to them. The comedy factor (who can't laugh at Ibuki and the Sexy Technique fiasco?), as well as the action, also helps add to the enjoyment factor, making Naruto a very balanced read. ^^
Rurouni Kenshin- This is one of the series I fell into because I love the anime series. I often have the habit of looking at the manga to see the original story (since most anime add and take a few stories away from the manga when it goes to animation), so I just wanted to see what it was like. I've fallen behind in the releases, only just now getting ahold of Vol. 7, but I plan on catching back up since they're seemingly pretty far in the Return to Kyoto arc.
Ghost! (aka Eerie Queerie!)- A nice shounen-ai series that I came across one day. It's what really broke my gums on the genre, which I've really fallen for, heh. I'm currently trying to get ahold of some other series like Fake and Descendants of Darkness. Mitsuo and Hasunuma are very cute and develop sort of awkwardly at times, but it's still a nice series, if a bit short.
Yuu Yuu Hakusho- Yet another series I fell into because I love the anime. A bit better than the anime in some respects, but I do love hearing John Bergmeier...
Jing: King of Bandits- This manga is off the charts on the cool meter for me. From it's weird art style and characters to town-hopping plot, Jing just gets all around high marks in my book. And I just love how you learn so much more about Jing as it goes along. I don't have all of them and I haven't even broken into Twilight Tales yet, but I know they won't disappoint. ^^
Those are just a few of my top ones for the moment, heh. I'll more than likely add more when I have time. ^^
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:48 PM
If you enjoyed Eerie Queerie, you totally need to take a look at Hands Off!, also from Tokyopop. While it's closer to pure shoujo than shounen-ai, it covers similar themes and mixes comedy with drama really brilliantly. It's a fun series, but also manages to stay somewhat grounded in reality.
Speaking of shounen-ai, I wouldn't say that Gravitation is my favorite manga or anything, but I absolutely worship the ground that Maki Murakami (Gravitation's manga-ka) walks on. I'm normally a pretty humorless person, but her titles always make me hurt myself laughing. Gamerz Heaven is just as hysterical and appealing as Gravitation, with wholly different themes and without any of Gravi's shounen-ai--which more or less cements her talent in my mind. :catgirl:
At the moment, my favorite manga is probably Death Note. The story is unbelievably good. The thought of Viz treating this as they've treated some of their other titles makes me want to cry, so I've started buying the Japanese tankoubon as a sort of insurance. I just love the artwork and the characters, especially L. *points to avatar*
Gunslinger Girl would be my second favorite. It's beautiful and haunting. And it's a big testimony to the strength of the characters & plot that I eagerly await each new volume, despite having already seen the anime (which is almost identical to the manga, in most parts). I wish ADV would try to put this out a little faster.
[b]From Eroica with Love is also excellent. The artwork has a lean, old-fashioned delicacy to it, and I find the episodic stories delightful. The main character is so ridiculous and vain that one can't help but admire him; similarly, the antagonist is also likeable in his own militant, repressed sort of way. Naturally, the amusing shounen-ai innuendo and wacky "caper" stories are another positive factor.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:26 AM
I ♥ Saiyuki
Kazuya Minekura's a goddess in panel-work and I absolutely adore the characters! It combines healthy doses of violence and comedy with an unconventional retelling of Journey to the West. Beautiful, beautiful illustrations; surefire way to hook up people who need visual stimulation. It's an effective way to lure a wider audience into reading classics.
I heard that it topped Tokyopop's 2004 sales. I'm not surprised.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:39 PM
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I get over it.
I eat pocky and drink sake.
And yes watch anime
That gets me through at least each day.
Posted 17 April 2005 - 07:18 PM
Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:48 AM
My favorite would have to anything made by CLAMP. Clamp is the best. i have read almost all their books. i can't wait for the fith vol. of Tusbasa to come out this month i have been waiting for so long for it. i have 1-4 so i am so gald that i am able to catch a manga that is still be written. i also collect other mangas, but Clamp is the best, i would have to say. i have read DNA also, it's really good.
Whats your favourite manga(s)? Mine is D.N. Angel, Ragnarok and Naruto. They're realy interesting and they're fun to read. So just reply ur favourite mangas.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:58 PM
Theres plenty of other reasons, but i cant really think of them.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:06 PM
Well let's see.
I absolutely *adore* Descendents of Darkness. Love it to pieces there. The characters are hilarious, and I love the element of mystery it has to it. That and the hints of boy-love....heh...as far as I can tell it's mostly just hinted with the main characters...but it does touch on it in other stories. I am anxiously awaiting the fifth volume's release...and watching it on AZNtv... :D Good stuff.
I love Dragon Knights as well. The story's light-heartedness at the beginning is what drew me in...but now I'm so absorbed I'm practically biting my nails off awaiting the precious moment that the next book will be on the hold shelf at the library. I love Rath and Kharl...and all the other characters. They almost seem real to me... :animeshy: Maybe I'm just weird that way...
Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:34 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:20 AM
Yu-Gi-Oh: I prefer the manga over the anime in this series. What I love best is Dark Yugi's personality and how he punishes others for being cruel. I love how he is drawn in the manga.
Pretear: I love the manga for this as I feel it has a little more humor in it than the anime has. Though I like both of them.
Eerie Queerie: This one is great too. The story of a boy being possesed by ghosts is just too funny and the awkward situations that result because of being possesed. I would love to see this one made into an anime. :animesmil
I'm sure there are other great manga's out there, but I don't own very many.
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:54 PM
tie for second...D.N.Angel and Fruits Basket
uhh..honorable mension.. The Demon Ororon, Wish, Azumanga Daioh, and Wild Act, which i am currently reading
most wanted:Kill Me, Kiss Me #4, 5 Saikano #2 and Negima #6
Currently watching: Bamboo Blade, Clannad, Dennou Coil, ef -A tale of memories, Goshuushou Ninomiya, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Kodomo no Jikan, Minami-ke, Shakugan no Shana S2, Sky Girls, You're Under Arrest Full Throttle, Kimikiss Pure Rogue, Shion no Ou, Myself Yourself, Blue Drop, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.
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Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:03 PM
Kindaichi Case Files- What it is is more or less a darker and more mature look of Detective Conan without the weird "Men in Black" Subplot. A seemingly normal highschool boy is the grandson of a famous detective and uses his logic and reasoning to solve many characters.
Tuxedo Gin- Ginji Kusanagi meets a girl, falls in love, and asks her out, but dies in a motorcycle accident the day before the date. Then he is reincarnated into a penguin and ends up living with his potential girlfriend until his natural penguin lifespan ends so he can be human again.
Negima!- 10-year-old magic genius Negi Springfield becomes a teacher at a girls school and deals with many issues both magical and non-magical. Written by Ken Akamatsu
Thats all off the top of my head.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:16 PM
It's full of shinobi action with a wonderful story and beautifully drawn art. Masashi Kishimoto is a wonderful inpiring artist! [bows down] :p
This goes to anyone who hates men... if you do read gravitation. It's a funny drama! Shuichi brings so much humor into the story. I tell you this my firend [who is a guy] hated gravitation I told him just to read on manga and watch the DVDs and he loved it. So you can't judge a manga by it's cover or [cough] love interest. :animesmil
Posted 21 May 2005 - 02:46 AM
uhh..honorable mension.. The Demon Ororon...
Finally, someone who knows that one. I can't begin to explain how badly I love that manga. I guess it's because of the characters; especially Ororon. His personality is just so cool and smooth, blended with sheer evil. His style is just impeccable, and down right sexy.
The art work is another, and main reason, why I love it. It's simple and sleak, stylish and modern. I loved the artist's style.
My first favorite, and most obsessed, manga is Angel Sanctuary. I am completely insane for that manga. Once again, the art is a major determining factor. The detail is amazing, the character's attitudes/personalities/mannerisms all reflect through their appearance (which makes them all the more sexier), and the story is unbeatable. Not just the idea of the story, but Yuki has done so wonderfully that even after 7 books (that's what I've got at the moment), my interest hasn't whithered. Every book is full to the brim with surprise, expectation, and adrenaline.
Long live the oldies!
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:48 PM
Inu-yasha: I have volumes 1, 2 and...16...hehe...I went out-of-order :animeswea
One-piece: I have volumes 1-5, I'm getting #6 friday and then I have to wait until my birthday for #7(thats when it's coming out) and then sometime in october for #8, thats because I don't understand/know japenese(at all :animecry: :animeswea ) and They're already up to volume 30(i think) in japenese...it's not fair,..how hard are they to translate nto english? :animecry: I want them now!! :animesigh
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