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Can we revive the manga thread? It had some great suggestions and I haven't yet checked them all. If everyone can please repeat their suggestions it would be great. Thanks in advance.(Image is Hiroki Endoh's Eden: It's an Endless World!)
I read all available chapters of Cradle of Monsters (Mouryou no Yurikago). Follows a pretty basic formula: zombies on a boat and Japanese highschool students' tits. It's a fun read so far, but I don't know how long can the author go on with this idea until it becomes boring.The art is average but I like the crazy faces the guy can pull. This manga also has one of the few twin-tailed girls I like.
Previous manga thread was damn nice so why not. I don't remember which series I mentioned though, so I'll just randomly pick some.3gatsu no Lion follows the life of a 17 years old professional shogi player who has all sorts of family issues. Those who've watched/read Honey and Clover already are acquainted with Umino's style, which hasn't changed much since then.
If your dream is living with a loli vampire, Blood Alone is for you. If it isn't, you're gay. No offense intended, it's just that way. A bit of action, good art and an interesting way to use frames.
Despite being my favourite ongoing manga, I can't for my life explain what Oyasumi Punpun is about. Just read it and thank me later.
...but since it's rather heavy, you might want to start with Solanin first; another manga by the same author which narrates the story of a young couple. Anything by Asano Inio should be a great read, really.
And now for something completely different. Terrible anime aside (hi there, JC), Yumekui Merry is your average fighting shounen... with perfect execution. Came for the midriff, stayed for the manga itself. And the midriff.
>>36654ohh god punpun #1
>>36653>If your dream is living with a loli vampire, Blood Alone is for you. If it isn't, you're gay.Second that. Blood Alone is great. Living with loli vampires is great too.
She wrote a letter, bunbun, she wrote a letter.Mariko is the best girl.
It's not every day a new vampire manga gets serialized, let alone translations.
>>36654PunPun! How I love that manga! And how sad it makes to read it.>>36655Solanin is also really good! I tried recommending it to an exchange student we had who was the greatest normalfag of all time, and he called it weird. I read it again, and yes, I found it just as good the third time. I love Asano.
>>36654>>36657>>36686If you like it and haven't you should read What a Wonderful World! and Before Dawn and the End of the World by the same author. They're compilations of intertwined short stories and give a similar feelings
Any one else read this manga? I'm currently on Volume 7 and enjoying it so far.
>>36716Alright. I don't know if you're totally oblivious or trolling, but you don't seem to be able to take a hint. Stop with the name/trip.
I started reading Sugar Dark today after seeing a thread on /a/. This page made me feel both happy and sad at the same time.
>>36766Just read to the latest chapter. I'm liking it so far.
>>36768Chapter 15 really took an interesting turn. I just wish he was more used to blood and gore. He was in the army after all
After some years of thinking "I'll do it later", I finally started to read Hunter x Hunter this weekend, and I must say I'm impressed. I haven't had this much fun reading manga in a while.Hisoka is amazing.
>>37466yeah when he is not on hiatus.
http://www.mediafire.com/ArakiCollectionThe new Jojo series has come out already and I didn't even know!
>>37468Well go read it, it's awesome.
>>37469Oh god he is so handsome.
>>37468I want to read this so badly, but Shizuka hasn't finished translating Steel Ball Run, so I'm still waiting for that. Damn it!Come to think of it, I haven't read a manga chapter in months, except for Spice and Wolf and Black Lagoon. Heck, Bambino is probably completely translated by now, and I should pick up Slam Dunk again. Shame I only read those, shit shounen and series that only get released once a month.
Shotacon, pregnancy, male pregnancy, crossdressing, androginy, guro, torture, cannibalism, bara, muscle girls, kemonomimi, furry, incest, yandere, tsundere, mindbreak, damaged goods, used goods. Am I missing anything?I guess I should also list fabulous deadly men with child-bearing hips, as it is now my fetish.
I read Eden a year or two ago. By the time I reached the end of translations, it had become so surreal I'm not sure that I feel like looking it up again.It starts off excellent, though.
This was beyond perfect. There are no words to describe how I feel right now.You already teased us with the Kaiji OP, Madhouse, so just go ahead and animate it! Though I guess I should be praying to the NTV gods instead.
PUNPUN VOL.9 IS OUT, HELL YEAH.>>37863Kurosawa's ending always gets me, no matter how many times I read it.
Every time I finish a chapter I ask myself why I still read this manga.
so fucking good
Holyland if you think you might like a mostly realistic martial arts shounen.
I'd like to recommend everyone a manga called Bambino. It's about a guy who starts working at an Italian restaurant, and it's filled with delicious food, delicious Italian phrases, some personal drama, and it's just really quite splendid. I'm enjoying it a lot, and now that it's finally uploaded after many breaks, everyone should give it a good try.
I was somewhat turned off by the art of this, so I didn't start reading it before today, and, my god. This shit is amazing. It's like shounen, but good!
I read through Memories of Emanon today, and I encourage everyone here to do so too. It's only six chapters long.
Finally got round to reading the last little bit of Yomeiro Choice (ended up rereading it because I loved it) and it was super interesting if you're not Christian or white.Otherwise, Ares and Historie.Ares is one I'd recommend to those into shounen, although, in this case, it's just a silly categorization really, as it's got greater depth than plenty of seinen I've read.While the first bit of Historie makes it well worth reading no matter what - the mangaka is a great storyteller in my books, and it all flowed really well. Eumenes is a pretty cool guy also - and his short romance with that girl was pretty tres bien.
>>38741>super interesting if you're not whiteI don't get it
>>38742Sorry, I meant: ...and I'd say that it was super interesting if...
>>38748Not that guy, but I don't get it still/either.
>>38751Well, naturally for us, being human - creatures who endlessly try and rationalise our existence and our fragile experience of our world, there are things that fit well with our view of the world, and there are things that don't fit so well with our view of the world, and more importantly for us, there is reason to believe that we are creatures who tend to irrationally avoid, or even greatly abhor, the things that don't fit well with our view of the world; that is just the way it is.Yomeiro Choice, in my view was a delectable piece of work, but there are things in it that may not suit the frameworks of thought belonging to others.All individuals are not the same certainly, but to consider everything on a case by case basis, an individual by individual basis, can sometimes be a waste of time - so instead I chose to derive a reasonable generalisation out of some groups of people, to give an obvious example of what types of people may not like it as much as I did.I wrote that little bit as a warning as I felt it was the right thing to do - to save you guys a little trouble and not bring about any needless argumentation and drama.I hope that all makes good sense, and I really do wonder if it would have been better to not have written that bit now. Feel free to delete these posts, moderators.
>>38752Not those two guys, but I still don't get it.Why did you think white people wouldn't like it?
White people simply cannot understand the depth of mangas like a Japanese can.
>>38754Well, because that is what a fact is. An observation that seems so universal in reality, that it may as well be a truth.Certainly, there are some white people who would chortle along with I, and I assume you, as we watch girls of various types being sexualised in humorous and charming ways. But out of the many hundreds of millions of white people in this world, and indeed, Christians of the TRUChristian kind, how many do you truly believe would laugh along with us?Nay, most would look upon it with disdain, they'd give it a glance and throw it away in disgust.At least, that is what my experience says, and I believe the experience of most. Like people are naturally drawn to newspapers that confirm their baises, white people would generally disregard the manga and consider it perverted, unmodest, and maybe even quite childish.
>>38758Also, your crucial question seems to have been answered earlier in my book.>Why did you think white people wouldn't like it?Because it doesn't fit well with their view of the world. Humans can claim to be unbiased all they want, but they are indoctrinated from their birth. Some through experience, can realise that in the end they know nothing, and be at least, a little more open-minded, but, well, it isn't so easy to shed off all that stuff. At least, that's my opinion of it.
>>38759Aha, I see. I haven't read Yomeiro Choice, but it must truly be a literary epic of unfathomable scale. Not some trite garbage with skimpily clad harlots and seafood delicacies resembling vaginas.
>>38760 No, you're wrong, your suppositions are the wrong way round I'm afraid, as I hinted earlier on. It is indeed, about, skimpily clad harlots and seafood delicacies resembling vagina.
I haven't read very many manga... I've only finished 22 according to my MAL profile. But anyway, my favourite one is the Railgun manga. My problem is, that it is a monthly manga so it goes very slowly. I want a manga I can just marathon.Is there anything that is somewhat similar to Railgun? Beautiful super moe tsundere heroine, scifi/shounen type stuff? I'm not really sure what it is I like about it so much, but I'd like to read something that has a lot of chapters out or is already finished.It's fine if it isn't translated, as I read the raws anyway...Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask...
>>38767You should just read Monster, JoJo's Bizarre Adventures, and Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, because they are three of the best manga ever. Lucifer is even shonen with cute female protag.
>>38777Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is a lot of things, but it's not shonen.
>>38777maybe you should read more mangoes
>>38782Opinions are opinions. Do you have three you would rather recommend, or do you dislike some of mine?
I recently got through Mirai Nikki and today I finished YKK.Mirai Nikki was a mixed experience. It started out cool, but took a complete nosedive towards the end. The immense amounts of asspulls the author had to cram into the story to resolve it was just plain appalling. Actually, it's pretty ironic, what with one of the more important characters' name being Deus ex Machina. It's almost like he planned it from the start... Or not.The characters were pretty hit and miss for me as well. I liked the 9th, even though her alignment shifted every other page. And Akise was a pretty cool guy too, though he didn't appear at all in the final chapter, except for in the background, what's the deal with that? Yukiteru was basically every bad main characters' traits (whiny, stupid, timid, etc etc) condensed, into some sort of putrid nega-being. He did have some moments of badassery, but quickly reverted to his normal state of useless. I didn't like Yuno either, and I don't really get the fuzz about her. Okay, so she's psychotic and obsesses over Yukiteru. So what? I'd consider those bad traits, and so would probably any sane being do too. That the author tried to make the reader sympathize with her all the fucking time just made her more annoying to me. To summarize: I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, unless you like shit like Lost or something.YKK, on the other hand, is a completely different creature. It's just like your regular slice-of-life, just with additional layers of depth. At one moment you'll be presented with something incredibly silly, like a flying croc-thing just chillin' while wearing sunglasses, but then it turns intensely poetic and philosophical. No really! I also love how it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, yet everything is presented so soberly. I think this is the first time I've seen wabi-sabi perfectly captured in literature. It's just... beautiful. Go read it now if you haven't.also it has robot lesbians
>>38801Start at the beginning, go read some Tezuka or something.
I finished Usagi Drop the other day. Opinions I'd heard had ranged from "it's a shame it cut off at the end of volume 4" to "oh man that end was so fucking bad why did they even do that", but I actually quite liked the second half of the series. Even in the first half the manga was pushing the theme of Rin maturing quickly whilst Daikichi matured alongside her in more subtle ways, and I think the second half did that really well too.
>>38864Kind of off-topic, but where do you get manga in a decent format for your eReader?
>>38868YKK is pretty much my favourite series ever. It's so goddamn good.It's got that great iyashikei feeling that only Aria really pulls off as well plus the same amazing world building, but it just seems more immerse somehow. I can't help but get pulled into Alpha's world. There's that YKK feel, too - a sort of wistful appreciation of good times long since passed whilst enjoying the time we live in. I can't get enough of it, which it's why it's kind of a shame Kabu no Isaki isn't quite as good. I think Aria and YKK was the golden age of iyashikei, both artists have gone on to make perfectly fine series that are kinda shit in comparison to their precursors. >>38820I just use regular archives and convert them using http://foosoft.net/mangle/ I'm kind of oldschool in that I still download all of my manga instead of reading it online.
>>38868I just put them on there and fiddled around with the settings.
>>38876Iyashikei, eh? Good to know this sub-genre has its own name. I love Aria a lot too, though it has a couple of cheesy moments and Akari is, in my opinion, a protagonist very inferior to Alpha. Aria also lacks that distinctive wabi-sabi feel YKK has. Amano's art is clearly superior to Ashinano's though, I'll give him that. I haven't finished Aria yet, actually. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow.By the way, I've noticed YKK has two OVAs. Worth wathing?
>>38879Eh, kinda. They're not a patch on the series, but they're alright. They managed to get the Aria anime to work amazingly well, but YKK didn't get transferred onto the screen all that well.
I just read a volume of Yumi Yoningurashi. It's like Usagi Drop pre-timeskip in that it's about raising children and it being a learning experience for the parent and the child, which makes sense since it's the same author.However, it takes less of a drama approach and it's more gentle comedy iyashikei. Kind of like Yotsuba only (almost uniquely in child-rearing mango) instead of it being one child from a somewhat broken family being raised by a guy who doesn't have a clue it's a perfect family that gets along well and grows together. It's a slice of life about them doing well as a family whilst the cute kids do cute things, which is very nice to relax to. That said, don't expect a huge amount of plot unless the mangaka pulls out some timeskip bullshit again and the son ends in a lewd relationship with the father.
Oh wow, Umisho finished.This was pretty nice - full of fanservice, but it had its touching moments and a bunch of likable characters. I guess if you have low standards and want to read an ecchi romantic comedy that's less than ten volumes this'd be right up your street.
>>36716Bamboo Blade was pretty nice. I thought the anime was nicer than the manga, but it doesn't look like that's going to get another season. Lion-tan is the best teachercon ever.
I just read Kimi to Kami Hijouki, a cutesy 4koma about paper aeroplanes, romance and schoolfriends.The story revolves around a high school boy, his shy female childhood friend and a few other mutual friends from school. The hook in this is that the girl's grown in confidence since the boy first met her but is still too moé to start conversations up face to face, so she gets her little group of friends throwing the paper aeroplanes she loves to make around with messages for each other on them. It's got the kind of atmosphere that'd get it animated in pastel colours.It's a one volume semi-4koma, though; I didn't get hugely attached to the characters or their relationships, since it barely had enough running time to introduce all of them, let alone flesh them out. I'd recommend having a stab at it if you've a half hour free and are bored.
>>39387It was alright I guess. The characters were generic, the jokes weren't funny and yeah, there was no time for character development as you mentioned. Though I thought it was pretty clever how the mangaka used a paper plane's wobbly line of flight as a metaphor for feelings of love, as they both move in very similar ways. It gives it more substance than 90% of 4komas at least. I was somewhat disappointed when there was no resolution to the story at all though, just when I thought Aoi and Ryuu would get together! Ah, but it's 4koma, what was I expecting.I'm not a big fan of 4komas anyway, as they tend to have really cluttered panels and abuse character deformation.
I'm still reading Sketchbook as it gets translated at a lazy pace.One of three 4komas I've read about a group consisting mainly of high school girls doing art (see also: GA Geijutuska Art Design and Hidamari Sketch), Sketchbook was interpreted in its animated form as a relaxing slice of life about a girl who enjoys watching things without getting too involved and moving at her own pace. The manga does include that, kind of, but it's mainly a series about slightly wonky humour and untranslatable puns. I'm not even kidding - one in every four or five pages has Japanese in brackets to explain wordplay and about one strip per chapter gets the "see below for detailed TL note" treatment. It actually introduces the characters fairly well, mainly by having almost every page putting in a little skit that lets us get to know the personalities of the characters at hand and having a shitton of pages. There's no plot (it's a slice of life 4koma, what do you expect), no character development and not really any nice art, but it does manage to convey a relaxed feeling. I find 4komas take me a lot longer to read through than regular manga, on account of there always being eight panels to read through - they might not have much in them and the art's usually plain, but it somehow balances out as having a lot more content.Overall it's nice, but it's one of those series which the anime just managed to nail a lot better than the manga. I'm not even sure I'd advise picking this up if you haven't already seen the anime.
>>39478>but it's one of those series which the anime just managed to nail a lot better than the manga.It's not that the anime is better than the manga. They are different. So it just comes down to what you prefer in terms of style and content.
High school otaku Aoi Kimidzuka marathons anime for days and becomes so delusional that a 2D tsundere girl materializes before his eyes. He soon finds others who have awakened to the power, so-called Delusion Masters. Aoi must do battle with these adversaries by insulting their favorite bishoujos and husbandos. His delusion power is strong, but he'll need plenty of training to compete in the tournament! Can he defeat the legendary Date, who is rumored to have awakened at age 0?
>>39549this sounds hilarious.
I wish I hadn't read those translated Steel Ball Run chapters. What am I going to do until the rest's translated? The agony! The torment! The ingratitude!Also, sorta spoiler-ish, though not really, but kind of, I love how the main villains in JoJo's always get very overpowered Stands, and still the main characters keep up in crazily inventive ways. Araki truly is a genius.
Just read a single volume of Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru, and failed to shatter my conviction that my brain's just not designed for shoujo manga.I couldn't follow the panels at all, and by the end of the first two chapters they'd set up a load of drama with some other character which I hadn't even caught on to the reasoning behind. The story seems to be told by the characters emotions with as little reference to real events as it can manage, the boy's a dick and srs fuck this manga maybe someone else can maid head or tails of it.
>>39631If your intention was getting into shoujo, why don't you start with stuff from the Year 24 Group?Paneling in shoujo manga has always been a problem to me.
>>39632I wasn't really trying to get into shoujo, but I read the blurb for that series and thought it'd be worth braving the style once again for it. Shoujo anime I can handle, it's just that the manga's too BUBAL SPARKAL for me.
I read Carnivorous Princess Yegrinna for the bald eagle mating attempts.
>>39631>>39633Try different shoujo, there are all kinds.
>>39633Lots of different kinds of Shoujo. Like skip beat was good until the later chapters. A recent shoujo that's been awesome is Seiyuu-ka. But usually shoujo sucks not that shounen is that much better.
Just coming down off of a wistful high from finishing YKK for the first time.It's really a splendid manga, and it had an unexpectedly strong emotional impact on me. I'm not sure how well I can describe it, but YKK evoked in me something like a wistful nostalgia in its later chapters, which eventually culminated in a wave of pathos (the page in the last chapter where Alpha rides past the abandoned gas station is when it hit me). The wikipedia artice for the manga calls it "mono no aware", sadness for the transience of things. Can't personally vouch for the accuracy of that phrase's translation, but it is almost exactly how I felt reading this.
>>40275I'd call it wabi-sabi, personally. Shii wrote a good article on it a couple of years ago.http://shii.org/knows/Wabi-sabi
I just read all of IO, and it turned out to have a lot more than the blurb gave it credit for. Not an instant classic by any stretch, but a solid 10 volume manga that's well worth a read.It starts out as a pretty standard ecchi romantic comedy on a sunny island - man goes to Okinawa, meets some sexy diver girls, wants to go back out there again. All very nice and normal. However, it starts breaking the mould a couple of volumes in, and continues on with the romance whilst introducing a really interesting mystery theme as the protagonist gets caught up in a secret plot involving ancient ruins whilst learning about his forgotten childhood and trying to keep his new friends from being swept up in things. It ended up keeping me gripped with the suspense and setting down a number of love polygons that gradually evolved and a set of potential romantic routes that made me actually think about how the protagonist must have felt about the situation instead of just picking out a girl based on who I personally wanted to bang.
Reversible School Life - yes, those are testicles.Kid goes to a school that looks like it's mixed, but it turns out it's 100% male and half the guys are cross dressing. It was kind of explained why he needed to start crossdressing, but I kinda skimmed through that part. In any case, it's similar to Prunus Girl in that it's centers on blurred lines of gender and the complications of romance about that whilst being tongue-in-cheek and ecchi enough to make the last line ring somewhat less seriously than it would in the context of, say, Hourou Musuko. It's a fresh series and it's been interesting so far, so hopefully it'll stick to content founded in the main settings and characters rather than giving up after a few volumes and filling space with staple gag arcs that don't allow for any character development or interesting drama.
>>40315>yes, those are testicles.Bueno
>>40275Alright, I'm going to man up and ask what YKK stands for. I know I've seen this manga posted a few times but it's been a while and I've forgotten its name.
>>40328Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou.Been reading YYH, and damn... What is it with Togashi and traps? Not that I'm complaining.
Finished re-reading Buddha, and it was every bit as good as last time I read it, maybe even better. Fantastic manga, I'd recommend it to everyone who's interested in a good story, regardless if he likes comics or not.Thinking of moving on to Black Jack next, mainly because of this: http://youtu.be/9elNqC8c38k
>>40315I had mixed feelings about this manga. Art is nice, but I didn't really like the storytelling, and the vague hints about shit they don't feel like revealing yet were little repetitive. I don't like the MC too much either, but I enjoyed everyone else well enough - especially Natsume (his backstory made me ;_;). I liked it enough to read more, but I don't feel the same affection for the characters as I do for those of Prunus Girl or Hourou Musuko.
I haven't been reading jojolion but this is interesting.
I've been reading Onani Master Kurosawa lately, and I like it. It's not some masterpiece, but it's sort of fun and there are some nice moments.
Well I finally read the new Punpun volume. All I can say is vomitingloli.jpgI want terrible things to happen to Punpun and Aiko, but at the same time I can't really ask for that because it'd just make the story even harder to read. I just want the side characters to get more screen time again. There wasn't any Harumi~n, Seki's and Shimizu's problem was not mentioned, we only see Midori and Yuichi for what, two pages?And Sachi... I just want Punpun to end already. I think I enjoyed the previous volume more. I didn't want Aiko to come back.
>>40861I honestly don't know if I have the fortitude to finish Punpun, assuming it ever finishes. It's a little too taxing on my soul.
I wish Junketsu no Maria got releases more often. The new scanlators aren't doing such a great job either...
what. just what the fuck was all this shit
Instead of doing something constructive today, I finished Pugyuru, a manga in equal parts endearing and terrifying. It's a 4-koma about high school girls and a creepy maid blob creature thingy. It's rather bizarre, and the art is bollocks, but I had fun.
>>40875Try the anime, it looks like they got someone's 14 year old kid to make it in exchange for an old bike.
>>40878Hah, I saw a copy of it in Japan for like 300 yen, and it was completely un-used. I sort of regret not buying it.
>>40875where'd you download it? I've been trying to find it for years.
>>40888If you're looking for something that's finished running, BakaBT is always worth checking.http://www.bakabt.com/130516-pugyuru-complete-release.html
>>40889I meant the manga, but I guess I can check bakabt more often.
>>40921and I guess I just found the manga :Vyay~ty whoever suggested bakabt
After three days of intense reading I finished Slam Dunk, and I am almost at a loss for words.Not only did it make me interested in basket, something I had previously thought unimaginable, but it also made me laugh, gasp, and almost cream my pants up to several times each volume. The pace is very quick, which is why it didn't take that much time, even on a Kindle, but there is still plenty of time for "subtle" character development.Wholehearted recommendation for everyone. Even those who hate sports, like me.
>>40991>coach....>I wanna play basketball...YEPSLAM DUNK
Started reading Devilman and Lost Canvas. So far, both have been fun in their own way. Seeing young Dohko makes me happy.
>>40991Pick up Real, man, Takehiko Inoue is a master
>>41108I...I'll proceed to read all the spinoffs now.
Douman Seiman is absolutely insane and I recommend anything by him, but this especially.
>>41160I'd like to throw in a recommendation for Nickelodeon [Red] (also by Dowman) while we're at it, since it recently got translated. An excellent collection of short stories. http://www.mediafire.com/?73t9vp6ymoqrwwhI've always loved how Dowman mixed cute and macabre in his stories and, while he's not exactly Ibsen, they're often cleverly layered and well written. There's not many people who are able to say so much with only four pages of comics. I'm glad that this one crazy guy decided to translate most of his entire corpus, so that English speakers could enjoy his manga too. He's definitely a very under-appreciated artist. The only thing bad about Dowman is his tendency to do, like, one million series at the same time. Expect Voynich volume 2 sometime in 2015.
>>41169That was a great read, thanks boss.
I'm not sure how to feel about this ending, it's a decent ending but at the same time it just feels like a loss even with Johnny being able to walk again.
>>41205I agree. I felt that the last volumes didn't really provide a sufficiently satisfactory ending. However, JoJo's isn't known for its perfect endings.
>>41169Finally stopped putting it off and read Nickelodeon Red.It was pretty good, the art style really complemented the sort of deranged narrative. Guess I'll look for more of his work.Good recommendation.
>>41302The guy above me suggested Voynich Hotel, which is among my favourite Dowman works. You could check that out.
worst manga ever
>>41400Now that it's over I think I think I liked Akumetsu more but that might be because it didn't spend the last half of the manga fucking over every single character.
>>41401Yes, the last half was basically torture porn.
The manga is a little different from the anime, which made reading the same stories again not boring at all. It's a shame they didn't animate the last chapter though, it was pretty fun.Togashi has an unhealthy obsession with making gender-ambiguous characters.
lets discuss something
>>41928I like manga.
>>41930And I like you.
Cradle of Monsters isn't over yet, what a pain. I finally finished reading Sugar Dark. It wasn't so good, but since it was so short I don't regret reading it.
This was an odd but very good manga that was made even better by the prequel since it added some much needed characterization to the group.
>>42423Kei is so sexual...
If you're tired of youkai being little girls instead of monsters like they should be, this manga is for you.
>>42475Why would I
Because I liked Cat Shit One more than I expected, I decided to download this, and while it is interesting, and I'm learning a lot about the Vietnam war and stuff, it's getting really old. I know the Vietnam war is old hat, and that I should know better, but I can't help but feel that they could have made it a bit more interesting. Still, it's an all right read, so check it out if you're not reading anything in particular!
An initiative to get Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou released out of Japan:http://bit.ly/englishykk
Adolf is definitely not Tezuka's best, but it was still pretty good. The plot felt a little contrived at first but I'd say it picks up steam about halfway into volume two. It's an interesting take on WW2 and very ambitious in scope similar to some of the other late Tezuka manga. While the included essays were a nice touch, I'd like to point out that the covers for the English translation are absolutely horrible (pic related is the Japanese version, obviously), it's easy to see that they were made to appeal to a larger audience. Don't let that turn you off though, they don't reflect the art inside in any way.
No, no, nope, no, no! NO! NO.Why ;_;
Okay, I finished. I feel a bit like >>41205, maybe I wanted to see something else after the race. I don't know. I'm glad POCO LOCO WON YO YO YO BEST SBR but I wish some of the characters that died had survived. I guess I just want more of the SBR storyline, it was so good. I'm really going to miss the Johnny and Gyro interactions, they're the best jojobros.I stopped reading like a year ago since the scanlation project went on hiatus for whatever reason, so I re-read it from the start this time. It was a good ride. ;_;7>>41278But... Phantom Blood has a perfect ending.
>>42741Damn it, I take it back. It wasn't just a good ride. It was a great ride, it was THE BEST RIDE.http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16499495I'm getting all teary eyed over this damn medley.
Holy fuck, I hate Daiya.
>>42854I'm rather unsure about whether to follow JoJoLion. How often is it updated? Is it any good?
>>42858I'm liking it so far, but it's a monthly series so the wait kills me. Scanlations are kinda slow, so I'd recommend not getting into it just yet. Maybe next year, when there are more volumes.
>>42859Gotcha! It's not like there's not plenty of JoJo's content coming out to fill the wait, so that's all right~
Has anyone here read Getbackers? I'm going to start it on a friend's recommendation, but I'm a little worried, because it neither looks nor sounds interesting. If you wonder why I'm still going to read it, it's because he is going to read JoJo's in exchange (and probably prefer Stardust Crusaders, if he can get that far).
i don't know
>>42946I marathoned it this summer, and it was alright. Typical shounen stuff. I started it, and finished it for the best character.
>>42946That's the origin of Message.jpg, right?
>>42988Correct. He's one of the two protagonists.
>>42989Hey Aya, look at what your hosting is paying for.
>>40331Started reading Buddha based on your recommendation, and I'm enjoying it a lot halfway through the second volume. I thought I wouldn't because of the simple art style, but so far I'm liking it. Thank you!
Somebody posted Gunmania on /a/, which was... weird, but kind of fun. Same old Hirano, sans the obligatory big breasted idiot/reverse trap. It gave me a Hirano craving though, which is not a very good thing considering how slow the man can be, and the small chances at finding anything other than Hellsing completely scanlated.After looking up Hirano's few other translated manga I found Ikaryaku, which features a hilarious self insert along with other two characters apparently based on real people. Yamashuu-san is based on R.O.D.'s artist, Yamada Shutaro, and Yabu-san is based on 田中亮太郎, who I can't really find any useful info for with my weak moon and google skills.I thought that was pretty cool so yeah, now you know.
Trans Venus art and writing are much, much better than I expected.
>>43086MASTERPIECEThough I would have liked them to have sex in their normal bodies at least once. Oh well.
Bonnouji is an incredibly cute romantic slice of life, and I almost feel childish for liking it so much! I just read up to the latest translated chapter, but sadly it seems like it will be a while before we see any more. I really wish Aki Eda's non-touhou works would get more attention. They're more enjoyable and compatible with her art style, and most of them seem to remain untranslated.
>>43116That girl is really cute! I'm going to read it!
>>43116I think Aki Eda actually stopped drawing Touhou related things which sadden me greatly.Link to Bonnoujihttp://www.mangatraders.com/manga/series/7904I'm gonna give it a try since I love her style.
>>43153Just read the first chapter...Many hnnnngh were had.
>>43153>I think Aki Eda actually stopped drawing Touhou related things which sadden me greatly.Really? Shit
Aki Eda stops drawing touhou art, abgrund stops making trap doujins...i wish my heart would stop beating
>>43154Feeling warm and fuzzy about now.
I finished Gunslinger Girl. Triela is the best girl.
>>43223Did you like it? I read a couple of chapters and was lethally uninterested, but I'd love to pick it up again.
>>43264I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Some of the characters were nicely written and the action scenes, at least the ones particularly important to the characters or the plot, were surprisingly well done. It doesn't have perfect story-telling and it falls short in a couple of aspects, but I can safely say that it's better than what I expected.I find Henrietta boring and her relationship with her handler upsetting, but other I think I liked most of the cast.The only thing I can't forgive is the artstyle evolution, though I'd rather use "regression" to describe it. In the beginning the artist had a really particular way of drawing the girls' eyes that always gave them a sad, empty look, very fitting considering their situation. The chins were rather angular which was kinda charming, and the profiles looked good.
>>43269He changed this to rounder faces, flatter profiles and pretty generic eyes. I hate when this happens, especially when I'm burning through a finished manga since the change becomes too obvious.
I don't know if I can get past chapter 4 of Bakuman. They are such fricking know-it-alls, and they have terrible attitudes. Does it get better? (of course it does. probably...)
>>43623And they're so casually misogynistic I wonder if the authors themselves share the opinions.
>>43623Don't waste your time. I read a bunch of it but ended up dropping it, if anything it gets worse.
>>43639Thanks. If it doesn't get better around the halfway point, I'm quitting. I'll just reread something good instead, like Vinland Saga.
There's something about Ishikawa's art in Getter Robo Go that makes me miss the artstyle he had during Getter Robo/G. I think my main problem is he'll use really out of place twinkling eyes on characters like Ryoma or Schwartz rather than keeping them with crazy eyes all the time, and draw basically the same face structure for a lot of characters. Hayato had a crooked nose damn it, it looked good. That's not to say his less Nagai-inspired drawings are bad, and I do love the way he shades and makes use of the line. His toning is also very pleasing.In any case, Getter Robo Go was a good read. I finally got to find out where this picture came from, too.
"Joshi Shougakusei Hajimemashita" (I'm Starting as a Grade School Girl!)A fuutsu no salaryman becomes a wizard.http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/watch/mg46919?track=ct_first
>>44057Anywhere I can read this online?
>>44086and I mean TL'd, obviously
Punpun volume 11 has been translated. It's a hell of a ride.
>>44121That escalated quickly.
>>44121Read the volume with my playlist set on random, which landed on a surprisingly fitting track for the first chapters.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-L7E-g3F18The song builds up tension and climaxes in perfect relation to the volume's opening issue.So, I still hate Punpun, I still hate Aiko, I still worry for Shimizu's and Seki's future. I hope Inio's not planning on going anywhere terrible with Midori's baby, though considering how big she is, her delivery's probably going to have something to do with the predicted doom's day. Sachi... Sachi, don't look for Punpun please ;_;
>>44152>I still hate Punpun, I still hate AikoYou monster.
>>44159It's not like they haven't worked hard to earn it, though I suppose my hate for Aiko is just a derivate from my hate for Punpun.
>>44162I hated Aiko until the last 2 volumes, then I kinda realised that she's been the same the whole time. Punpun is a bit of a dick though, I agree.
>>44276That looks amazing.
Drifters is fun, Drifters is good, but Hirano's working pace is too slow.
Finished this. Really, really good. I guess if Haruki Murakami wrote manga he'd write something like this.download:http://bakabt.me/127323-sexy-voice-and-robo.html
>>44378Sorry, I said 'finished', but what I mean is that I've read everything that's published. The manga has been on hiatus since 2003.It's episodic so it's not that big of a deal, but I wish there was more of it now that I'm done reading.
>>44461I don't get it
>http://mangafox.me/manga/monster_musume_no_iru_nichijou/I'm really happy that there's finally a good monstergirl manga and not just those one off comics.Now I just want to know where slime's nipples are,and why none of them wear a bra.
>>44468 Darling is assembling quite the harem. I wonder how many more monstergirls he'll wind up looking after before it all gets resolved, assuming it does.
>>44475I'm hoping for 2 or 3 more,at least.I'll cry if he doesn't add An Alraune,Scylla,and arachne to his harem.I really want a true harem ending wear he marries every single one.I think it'd be cute to see him marrying each girl in a different wedding dress,with the other girls serving as bridesmaids.
I can't believe this is ending.
>>44682Teacher's finally returning her feelings? Really?
>>44682It's over? Does that mean people are going to finally stop talking about as some deep introspective experience into adolescence?
>>44685Two more chapters, according to the last page of chapter 91.
>>44685Why are you so bitter?
I am not pleased by the lack of harem end, which I know wouldn't have made much sense, but I got exactly what I expected from a Segawa work so I can't complain. Violence, sex, beautiful women, incredibly hateable antagonists and hair I wish existed in real life.
Aoki should have ended up with Boin-sensei.Pedo bullshit.
Oh, man. Makoto in Cross Days is such a scumbag.I mean, sure he's scum in the School Days VN, but mostly for being a hesitant SOB. Here he's just a total player who wants to get his hands on all the girls (and even a guy).Wonder how closely the Cross Days manga follows the VN.
>>44848>>44682>>44686Is this manga worth reading?Do you know any free online readers I could use that aren't total shit?(The pedo content makes me nervous about importing)Also,I'm reading High School of the Dead now since the series has been resurrected.Any idea which chapters have really sexy content I can use as wallpapers?
>>44848No he shouldn't have. Fucking cowtits shit-taste bullshit.
>>44915Not him, but,You can just download it...If you must read online, I use Mangareader.
>>44920Don't you mean batoto? No image compression or watermarks.
>>44921I like batoto because it lets me read Corean comics in the superior chapter-per-page vertical format
It's really hard to take this seriously
The concept is not so bad and I'm trying to like this, but the shoehorned faggot tranny and the dumb harem hijinx are making it really hard. I hate faggots. Fuck, why can't Iris Zero come back already?
>>45191I've been trying to finish this manga for two years, but the mediocrity of it makes me unable to read more than one chapter at a time.
That was fucking awful
only early Nagai is worth reading, imo.
Awww, yeah. It's about time.
Read a couple of chapters of Kiruko, since it's been hyped a little bit here and there.Honestly, I don't see the appeal. Sure, Kiruko is cute and all, but the rest of the characters are generic as hell, the story and jokes too. The art is pretty much the level of quality you'd expect from Jump, it's good, but it's got no individuality or anything interesting about it. If the setting had been a high school and Kiruko had been less cute, it would be the prototype of a generic and boring shonen comedy manga.
>>45656Oh, Blade of the Immortal finished? It's been so long since I last read it that I should probably start from the beginning again.
I picked up Eyeshield 21 on a whim because the art looked cool, and boy, I do not regret it. The story is the usual shonen formula: a wimpy kid with a hidden talent joins a sports club that's threatened with being shut down, but it's almost perfectly executed. The 9-10 last volumes feel a little extraneous though, especially the final arc, which was extremely rushed and almost complete fanservice.
I read a hentai manga called imouto saimin. I liked the first volume, but the second one involves NTR and that's where I'll probably drop it.
>>45960I like Misaki from Railgun for the same reason,mind control is my fetish
Official Little Witch Academia manga will start running next month in Ultra Jump; story by Studio Trigger, art by Teri-Terio.https://twitter.com/trigger_inc/status/358101669394931712I thought the whole point of this was "WOW LOOK AT THIS ANIMATION OMG"? This is just too funny for me.
>>46465>art by Teri-TerioWhat's up with this weird trend of hentai artists getting legitimate work lately? Not that I'm complaining or anything.
>>46469Hasn't it always been like that?
>>46465But all of Gainax' original stuff got manga tie-ins. >>46469Imaishi probably saw his Gurren Lagann fanart
>>46469I would complain, because it means that those artists (who tend to draw better than the majority of hentai artists) become very busy and only submit rushed doujinshi during Comiket or COMIC☆ festivals.Can't blame them though, they probably make more money that way.
>>46469I want Mizuryuu Kei to draw the manga adaption of Doki Doki Precure.
After putting it off, I finally got around to finishing Hoshikawa Ginza Yonchoume. Really cute yuri story. I wish more authors would try somewhat realistic stories instead of wish-fullfilment stories where men don't exist.
I've realized something, /bun/. That I don't really like things ending. I don't like anime ending, I don't like finishing books, and I don't like finishing manga. Is this because I'm scared of the world, life and all that? Probably. I couldn't even deal with ED songs before, because I thought they were sad, and I'd well up about nothing. I thought I was more or less finished with that stuff, but I just finished Genshiken, having put the last volume on hold since October (or November) last year because I didn't want to finish it.I resumed reading, and laughed and had a great reading experience. I thought to myself "Hey, this isn't sad, it's really fun!" Then there'd be a panel of an empty scene, or with someone looking melancholy, and it would hit me, too. By making these characters that I don't even doubt for a second could be real people, and by giving them all distinct personalities with their own insecurities and motivations, the author engrossed me completely in the story. I was especially fond of Madarame, who struck painfully close to home on all fronts. Everytime I saw him in the last volume my heart stung painfully, and I felt like I was looking at myself acting out the story. I can't remember the last time a character hit so close to home. Probably never? Whilst watching Sasahara and Ogiue and everyone develop, work on their problems, and grow together as a group, I'd catch a glimpse of Madarame in a panel, and start welling up. This is not like some "I want to be a kawaii Japanese otaku, too!" kind of feeling. I know that one, too. This is more like watching all my inner insecurities and feelings displayed on paper. And it's rough. But it's worth it. Because Genshiken is a really amazing series. And I love it.
>>46867Everything exists within two states: life and death. The ephemeral and the eternal.You're simply somebody who is more attached to death, and there's nothing wrong with that. It means that you're able to look at the painful passing of life without flinching.It's a good thing. Too many people, in my opinion, celebrate life without regard for death.
>>46507Hoshikawa Ginza was really good but I personally didn't like the ending; it felt very rushed and ham-fisted. Minato's character needed more fleshing out as well.If you enjoyed that, go check out Prism, Notes from the Garden of Lilies, Kigi Tatsumi's works and Ootomo Megane's works.
Punpun has ended. I recommend anyone who's been following this for years to wait for Hox's release when the volume is out in January, since the current translation uses really horrible magazine raws.All I can say is I'm glad it's over. I think I need to reread it to fully feel closure and understand all the connections between the characters.
My tastes are pretty bad when it comes to manga. I reread TWGOK recently, it used to be pretty fun and the goddess arc is pretty decent if marathoned rather than waiting for a weekly release.I dropped Prison School because it stopped being interesting after chapter 90
I can't believe it's really over, but the final volume of Excel Saga was great. It answered most of the questions I had about the story and it gave every character a nice closure. I'm going to miss them. ;_;
Also, it turns out that Excel Saga is connected to Holy Brownie (Rikdo Koshi's other manga) in more ways than I thought.
I've almost lost interest in reading manga, so I'm just rereading JoJo's part 5.
Does anyone use an ipad to read manga? If so what do you use for it?
>>48225At least reread a good part.>>48226I've been using Cloudreaders, since I don't want to install iTunes and other Apple products on my pc and this app allows me to upload via WiFi.
>>48226Just use your browser and read online.
>>48225I reeeeaaally like part 5, ok? I like most of the main characters, Trish and Narancia are really cute, and it has the most outrageous clothing, which I really like. Also, each to their own.
>>48227At least he's not rereading part 3, that would be even worse.
>>48230Vento Aureo is Araki's attempt at making another Stardust Crusaders adventure, with worse results.
Was there anyone on /bun/ who didn't like Stone Ocean? Because when I was getting into JoJo's, everyone hated Stone Ocean, but it's super badass, so I don't see why. It also has some really funny scenes, and Jolyne makes the goofiest faces sometimes.
>>48232I think most people hate the end to that arc.
>>48232I don't hate Part 6 but it's probably my least favorite. I found the characters and plot to be really lacking and none of the fights really wowed me. I did really like the detail on Kennedy Space Center though.
>>48232I like to think of Stone Ocean as an enjoyable trainwreckI mean sure almost nothing makes sense on closer inspection but it's enjoyable regardless of thatI think Jojolion does weird shit going down a lot better though
This has to be one of the best shounen out in a while.Megumi a best.
I just can't deal with the fact that Violence Jack will never be fully translated;__;
>>48479Become rich and find some scanlation group to commission. I think some can even do it for $30 per chapter.
>>48479If it has furigana what's the big deal? Lack of raws? Will Dynamic Pro Scanlations not touch the project for whatever reason?
Recommending Route 225 by Takako Shimura.A weird, cute and very human little story about two siblings who wander away from home and can't find their way back.
>>48791I didn't like the sudden artstyle changes from one panel to the other but it was alright. I really like the song it inspired.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAIGk68EakM
Wow. I need to punch something right now.
I can't even see straight anymore.
Got around to reading Aku no Hana a few days ago.Haven't felt so much intense emotions in a while now.
>>49351What is this?
>>49353looks like Yotsuba&
>>49351Praise the lord.
Is there a good site that has a bunch of manga to download? I don't want to resort to online readers and I like have everything on one site rather than having to go to a bunch of different sites.
>>49412There is /a/ Mangatraders archive. ftp://ftp.madokami.com/READ.txtMost of complete series should be on BakaBT.You can also download from online readers with FMD. https://www.mediafire.com/folder/3ccy2c7g36hp3
>>49414Make sure to spread the word so retarded hacktivists know what to target next.
http://www.shonenjump.com/p/sp/tOeNR26r2SlDbAdQ/index.htmlIf you click on certain parts of the pages, they animate.The future's here.
>>49483Whoa. That's pretty neat.
>>49483If you click on Mikan's popsicle 10 times the characters start to blush. Happens on a few other pages too.
Wakabayashi is going to kill me one of these days. My heart.
>>49493Her face looks like an anchor.
>>49512She thought her boyfriend would break up with her. She's just happy.
Kurosagi is better than I remember
Is anyone still reading Vinland Saga? I stopped around volume 9 because the translators hadn't gone further, but I'm thinking about picking it back up now that Kurokawa are up to volume 13.
I started Sekai Oni because it had a crossover chapter with Mob Psycho 100 and seemed funny. Turns out it's not really funny but it's good. It reminds me a lot of Bokurano.
>>49981It is ok.It kind of got better once they got past farmland saga. It is funny how they went from war mercenary -> farming to sailing/merchant(present).
Mom is the best.
Phoenix is incredible
境界のないセカイ (Kyoukai no nai Sekai)I'm really enjoying this series: I wanted to go through sex reassignment, but gave up on that due to my age, lack of monetary support, and the worries about possibly being dissatisfied with how I would look. The manga is mostly silly romcom, but it does hit the nail on the head on some of the worries that I (and probably others) have had.It really is a shame that Kodansha is cancelling serialisation for a stupid reason.http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2015/03/15/ikuya-daikokudo-comic_n_6875204.html>>50304Mom really is a best. I hope YYS gets an S2.
>>50393>Ikuya DaikokudouOh hey, that guy. He drew some weird H stuff. Didn't know he did mainstream manga, but considering he seemed to like crossdressing/genderbendery stuff, sounds like that series was right up his alley.
>>50393That manga has no semblance to reality at all. You should spend some time on the trans help thread on /lgbt/. As one who went through with transitioning, effort and hormones can do what you thought was impossible. It's better to try for happiness than to live forever in sadness always wondering what could have happened, right? Also unless you get surgery which is usually not necessary to "pass", it's not going to have any real cost.
I'm sure there was an additional kleiopost here last time I looked at /general/.That artist is a weird guy with weird tastes, he drew a manga where a mom wishes she'd had a girl instead of a boy so she makes her son crossdress and then they have sex in a bathroom stall at his school or something, totally messed up, man
Nekogurui Minako-san. Crazy young catlady, addicted cats represented as catgirls and ahegao. Lots of ahegao and drooling. Check it out.
>>50463> She was 31（´・ω・｀）
>>50463That's sad. Too young.
>>50481>Too young.If she were older, it would've been okay that she died?
>>50485It sounds terrible, but yes. When someone who's 80+ dies, it's sad, but at that point it's inevitable to happen soon. They've lived a full life, whereas someone who dies young missed out on a big portion of it.
Any jp-speakers here who read Ken Ishikawa's Records of Nothingness? How does it compare to Getter Robo?
I loved Ushio to Tora but fuck that ending.
Good job faggot. You made her cry. Can someone throw this worthless asshole under a bus.
So let me get this straight:A nanoha reboot, with everybody revived and the A's and prior groups lolified, and then it gets combined with SAO, yugio, and Hisoutensoku for everybody having after school duels in a VR world with ability cards that do fusion and shit.what the fuck.
>>50642What is this? Reverse search only brings me back to this thread.
>>51079Thanks based anon.
Praise the lord. More of everyones favorite Orc.
I sold almost my entire manga collection yesterday for 1/10th of what I paid for it. I sold 26 volumes of claymore and 24 volumes of D-Grayman, 8 volumes of future diary, 2 volumes of 1ko-chan, 8 volumes of death note. It wss time to move on in life. I couldn't take the embrasment of owning manga any longer. I still have a few gems, but the rest is gone. My entire adolecents was a collection of manga as a hobby. I'm.moving on and feeling better everyday as I progress in love, econmics, and self acheivment. Might as well torrent the last volume of claymore. It doesn't seem like going 26 volumes in the story will be able to be resolved well with only 1 more volume. Theres still a huge battle that has to take place, they never finished full discloseur on the machine making himans into yoma, nor the continet's raging war.
>>51371I don't think I'll ever be able to do this.I sold my entire Love Hina collection recently, but only because I want to replace it with the newer omnibus edition.
>>51371Who let the iffy icky normy in?
>>51372I am definitely able to do it, but my manga collection consists almost entirely of entry-level shonen series. I haven't bought any manga in many years now.
I detest reading manga on a screen, but I will never learn moon. I hope the days of downloadable physical books isn't too far off.
>>51383What about using a printer?
I just read the end of cat eyed boy. It was one of his most popular series yet he made it so short. The chracter has no home and you can just work any ghost story into his story. The worst part is there's like a 40 episode tv paper puppet series of Cat Eyed Boy that will never be translated with only one episode uploaded onto youtube. Never rleased on DVD, so the only other platform its on isn't even avalible on vhs, so I have convert the platform the series is on to vhs recordings, then onto dvd, and finally on to a capture card for torrent uploads. I won't even be translating it any time soon. I'm bugged by Kazuo Umezu for not just countinuing the manga. For the series being popular even to this day in Japan and world wide you would think he would have kept going. Kazuo Umezu is known for getting board with series or rather his many short works. The lingest series he has is Number 17 and Manko-chan. Number 17 is probably Umezu's last manga he will write at the age of 70 something.
Oh no! The princess has been kidnapped by the demon king and now he's holding her hostage in his castle! Strangely, the princess doesn't seem to be too concerned about the current affairs and is only worried about her sleep. There is nothing more important than a good night's rest and she will get it at any costs.http://dynasty-scans.com/series/sweet_dreams_in_the_demon_castle
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