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Tiferet
2006-07-16, 01:45 PM
Most of the manga series I read are either completed, or I've cought up with the releases thus far, and I'm getting sorta tired of spending an hour or two browsing the manga at the bookstores and not coming up with anything that interests me, so I thought I'd ask if anyone has any good suggestions for me. :)

Here's a few of my favorites:
Angle Sanctuary
Vampire Game
Kenshin
Descendants of Darkness
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Model
.hack Legend of Twliight
Devil May Cry (manga and the novel)
Vampire Hunter D (novels)

I know most if the guys probably think it's a fairly girly list. Sorry. Anyone got any suggestions. Thanks in advance!

Wukei
2006-07-16, 01:47 PM
Magic Knight Rayearth, (try to find the book called Princess Prince, though it's rare) *Loki Ragnarok

the last are shoujo comedies, so you should like them okay. *Actually, I don't know if Loki is classified as shoujo, but it seems that way to me.

Oh, and Utena if you don't mind shoujo-ai.
Obviously you don't mind it...since you have it and all...

RG Veda is another good Shoujo

and Ceres...of course her other mangas are good too...I'm just...gonna go now..

Poison_Fish
2006-07-16, 01:56 PM
Blade of the Immortal. Now there is a good story with good action.

For amusement factor, and if you can find them, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Ranma 1/2 is a classic.

As well, to continue in the shonen realm of things, Flame of Recca is nice as well.

I hear the Excel Saga manga is wackier then the show.(Haven't read it)

I hear the Tsukhime manga is pretty good(Haven't read it)

Do not worry. There is nothing wrong with shoujo manga. Just a different aspect on telling a story.

I'm sure I'd have other series to suggest, but nothing is popping into my head.

Wukei
2006-07-16, 01:58 PM
Ugh...I hate Excel Saga...and Azu Manga Diaoh...but that's just because people played it in my apartment constantly when we were holding business meetings...

terror_drone
2006-07-16, 02:16 PM
Im gonna go and Say Bleach and GTO, not based on your selection but cause thats what Im reading as of now.

Ebonwoulfe
2006-07-16, 02:19 PM
I'm gonna throw my hat in and say "Full Metal Alchemist", but just because it's about the only one I like. And if it's the only one I like, and you like all of those, then our tastes probably differ slightly.

Think about it, though!

Thray
2006-07-16, 02:37 PM
Death Note is excellent, good story, fast moving plot, and good characters. I highly reccomend it, and if you're not in a country where it's licensed you can find it online.

Krytha
2006-07-16, 02:39 PM
Ah! My Goddess?

Ludo
2006-07-16, 06:00 PM
GUNNM aka Battle Angel Alita

TheSilverKnight
2006-07-16, 08:34 PM
Every one I know reads Fruits Basket so you could look into that.

I like instant teen. Hmmm...and a friend of mine swears by that Tennis Prince or king or whatever.

RoboticSheeple
2006-07-16, 11:42 PM
You would like Ororon and Lament of the Lamb. Also look into X-day and Confidential Confessions.

ivanmckilliagin
2006-07-17, 04:43 AM
I particularly like Chobits. suprising depth for a manga, woulda been a bestselling novel, IMO. Shojo romance, i think, for a category.

TheSilverKnight
2006-07-17, 07:41 AM
I particularly like Chobits. suprising depth for a manga, woulda been a bestselling novel, IMO. Shojo romance, i think, for a category.

Chobits is even better in the Anime/Hentai sumomo:"porn sites porn sites"

Gralamin
2006-07-17, 09:12 AM
If you like anything done By CLAMP chances are you'll like this: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Adjudicator
2006-07-17, 11:43 AM
If you like zombie horror/action with a nice western twist thrown in, try Priest. Some folk hate it, some like it. I am fairly upset with Tokyopop for printing the things western style. The print all their other books proper manga style, but not Priest. Ah, well.

Also, for a nice three parter (priest is up to 15 I think or 20?) Deus Vitae is a good read. Heavy nudity, usually gratuitous too, which drops it a couple of marks in my mind, but it's their story, so meh. Story is quite good though, and very rereadable, as I recently read through them again and enjoyed them just as much as the first read.

NinjaFish
2006-07-17, 02:10 PM
I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Love Hina. Quirky enough to please one's love of the ridiculous, but with enough plot, character development (and cheese...) to make it a good story.

...

Well, if you don't mind the more-often-than-not naked chicks, that is... ;D

Poison_Fish
2006-07-17, 05:29 PM
Aha! I knew there was one I forgot

Cromartie High School, this little gem is packed with hilarity. I've read the first three volumes and I still enjoy rereading them.

Tarnag40k
2006-07-17, 09:01 PM
the only Manga I have ever liked was the Intial D and the samurai X series (including ruroni Kenshin)

If you already haven't i would suggest reading the Samuari X series, which is before Rurouni Kenshin when he was the botosai still. It tend to have a much darker feel though.

Ryuuk
2006-07-19, 01:22 AM
Death Note is excellent, good story, fast moving plot, and good characters. I highly reccomend it, and if you're not in a country where it's licensed you can find it online.

I agree wholeheartedly. It's already over finished, but it hasn't been fully translated yet. You'll get hooked after the first volume.

awalton87
2006-07-19, 01:30 AM
:x You must read Paradise Kiss...it's a bit of a switch from your favorites but sooooo good.

jewellissa
2006-07-19, 02:30 PM
Full Metal Alchemist was already recommended and I need to second that. I start reading translations a year before it came out on Cartoon Network and in stores and I knew it was going to be amazingly popular.

I am a chick so I tend toward girly manga. My bookshelf is:

Love Hina
Negima (same guy as Love Hine but Harry Potter style, kinda)
Those who Hunt Elves (HYSTERICAL)
Full Metal Alchemist
Girls Bravo
Steel Angel Kurumi

The straight chick stuff I like (that a guy prolly wouldnt be interested in and my boyfriend is ashamed to have displayed in his house) are:
Boys Be
Gals

I just started a new one:
Midori Days-I really liked Volume 1. It was cute and quirky. The school "soft-hearted" tough guy who has a "devil's right hand" and cant get a girl to save his life suddenly has a girl on his right hand. Seriously, his right hand is a girl. Worth checking out. =)

Good luck!

axraelshelm
2006-07-20, 04:11 AM
Most of the manga series I read are either completed, or I've cought up with the releases thus far, and I'm getting sorta tired of spending an hour or two browsing the manga at the bookstores and not coming up with anything that interests me, so I thought I'd ask if anyone has any good suggestions for me. * :)

Here's a few of my favorites:
Angle Sanctuary
Vampire Game
Kenshin
Descendants of Darkness
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Model
.hack Legend of Twliight
Devil May Cry (manga and the novel)
Vampire Hunter D (novels)

I know most if the guys probably think it's a fairly girly list. *Sorry. *Anyone got any suggestions. *Thanks in advance!

Any ken Akamatsu stuff love hina, a i love you, negima
case close is also a lovely read but i do like detective stories though.

Yuki Akuma
2006-07-28, 05:24 AM
I'm gonna have to embarass myself and recommend Card Captor Sakura, simply because it's my favourite manga.

Also, if you don't mind anime instead, Serial Experiments Lain is awesome, and the English dub is actually good.

(Speaking of anime, Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star are also good and follow the "surprisingly good dub" way of thinking, too...)

Heads_or_Tails
2006-07-28, 07:09 AM
Well, seeing as it has already been said, I can merely throw my support in for Ranma 1/2. So, I second Ranma.

Dr._Weird
2006-07-28, 10:54 AM
Trigun, anyone? anyone?. Both the manga and the anime are quite good (Though both are finished). It's a good mix of humor, action, guns, badassery, western, somewhat sci-fi (It's set on another planet, low-tech though). I recommend picking up the first volume and giving it a read.

Poison_Fish
2006-07-28, 01:20 PM
(Speaking of anime, Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star are also good and follow the "surprisingly good dub" way of thinking, too...)

As does Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex(If you don't mind wrapping your mind around some of the stuff they pull)

sun_tzu
2006-07-28, 01:56 PM
I'd like to recommend Case Closed. It's a detective manga, and absolutely fantastic. Several highly memorable characters, and very intelligent plots.

KennyBot
2006-08-01, 01:20 AM
I dont know if some onesaidthis but you should read Full metal alchemist, Naruto, and Sargeant Frog :)

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-08-01, 10:47 AM
Ah, Kerero Gunso - extremely funny parody manga. It has a lot of Gundam references, so if it's even better if you're a big Gundam fan, but it's still quite funny if you aren't.

I'm going to throw my support behind Azumanga Daioh, which is a wonderful little series. It's amusing and can be very touching at the same time (and occasionally wacky). The manga - or, more often and more accurately, yonkoma - aren't quite as wacky as the anime can get. I personally suggest both reading the series and then watching the anime, since they're fairly different.

Love Hina is a favorite of mine, but I must admit it starts to drag in the last few books. But, it's still a lot of fun, particularly for a somewhat stereotypical harem manga (it breaks a few of the conventions to good effect). I can't stand the anime adaption, though.

For shoujo, I've been told that Nana is quite excellent (I found the anime boring and haven't had any interest in digging up the manga or live action film adaptions). Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango, more literally Boys before Flowers) is also supposed to be quite good.

CLAMP already has several recommendations here (Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura, RG Veda, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Magic Knight Rayearth), but they certainly deserve them. They're also responsible for Angelic Layer and xxxholic (which crosses over into Tsubasa), both of which I found interesting but not quite my cup of tea, and X (aka X/1999), which I found way too angsty and melodramatic, but has a really interesting story behind it.

Moving away from shoujo again, a few classics: Miyazaki is best known for his films, and not as a mangaka, but the manga version of Nausicaš of the Valley of Wind is even better than the film (and has a lot more in it), and one of the most epic and well told stories I've ever read. It has a wonderful, unique setting, and interesting characters. I'd look for the most recent manga release, the seven volume, full sized one from Viz (it has the correct right-to-left format and leaves in the Japanese sound effects, which means the art hasn't been messed with).

Another classic well worth the read is Akira. Just about everyone has seen the film version, but there's a lot more to the story that you can only get in the manga. It's a very long series - six or seven volumes that are quite thick - but reads fairly quickly. Just be prepared for a fair bit of gore, and for people yelling each other's names back and forth a LOT.

RoboticSheeple
2006-08-01, 03:22 PM
I am a chick so I tend toward girly manga. My bookshelf is:

Love Hina
Negima (same guy as Love Hine but Harry Potter style, kinda)
Those who Hunt Elves (HYSTERICAL)
Full Metal Alchemist
Girls Bravo
Steel Angel Kurumi

The straight chick stuff I like (that a guy prolly wouldnt be interested in and my boyfriend is ashamed to have displayed in his house) are:
Boys Be
Gals

I just started a new one:
Midori Days

Girly ones huh?
Love Hina, Negima, and Boys Be are very male tageted mangas. In fact looking at your list all of the books there except Gals, and Steel Angel Kurumi are "male" comics. I can't vouch for the those two because I don't know anything about them.

In other news, Chobits is not girly, it's another "male" series.

Mars, Marmalade Boy, Azumanga Daioh, Confidential Confessions, and almost all of the stuff my Clamp or Yu Watase are actually the "girly" comics.

Closet_Skeleton
2006-08-09, 01:28 PM
If you like zombie horror/action with a nice western twist thrown in, try Priest. Some folk hate it, some like it. I am fairly upset with Tokyopop for printing the things western style. The print all their other books proper manga style, but not Priest. Ah, well.

Priest is acutally Korean Manwa (which is ritten the same as Manga) and therefore was originally printed in western order. I got confused reading a manwa once. Ended up reading the dialogue in zig zags.

Quirinus_Obsidian
2006-08-10, 01:34 AM
Im gonna go and Say Bleach and GTO, not based on your selection but cause thats what Im reading as of now.

I second GTO. Awesome. As far as bleach, I have only seen a couple of episodes of the anime; so I am not sure yet. Friends say that it is excellent in Manga and Anime forms.

I also throw in Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and InuYasha. That is, if you have free years to read all of them =).

General Leitmann
2006-08-12, 11:06 PM
If you're into the whole future with crazy powers and mesterious figureheads, get AKIRA, all six books. I suggest getting all six at once because if you only get the first or first two, you're going to finish them and go through withdrawls. Unlike most series' of Manga, AKIRA is actually a continuation all the way through. Oh, and for help, the author is Katsuhiro Otomo.

HealthKit
2006-08-13, 02:54 AM
Genshiken's great for otaku... it's a self parody in a way.
Also, I've always enjoyed Azumanga Daioh and Yotsuba.