My first manga was Doraemon!
I recommend it to every kid.Genres:
action, science fiction, slice of life Plot Summary:
Nobita is an incredibly unlucky 4th grader. He is constantly yelled at by his teacher and his parents, always beat up by his friends, and never have any luck with the girl he likes. One New Year, a robot cat named Doraemon appears from the future in order to save Nobita from a terrible fate. Doraemon helps Nobita whenever he is in trouble with future equipments that Doraemon pulls out from his special pocket. As Nobita grows older he continues to be saved by Doraemon from the cursed fate he was born with.
For young (and bigger) girls:Card Captor SakuraGenres:
adventure, comedy, magic, romance, supernaturalPlot Summary:
One day, Sakura Kinomoto accidentally opened a book containing dozens of magical cards called Clow Cards, and they scattered around her hometown of Tomoeda. Sakura was chosen to be the master of these cards and has been enlisted by the sun-based guardian Kerberos to use her magic and reclaim these cards before they make any more trouble in town. She is encouraged by her best friend Tomoyo Daidouji, and she meets a rival cardcaptor, Syaoran Li, who is a direct descendant of the creator of the Clow Cards.
For teens:Ranma 1/2Genres:
action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, tournamentPlot Summary:
Ranma Saotome has just gotten back the legendary Cursed Springs (Jusenkyo) of China and has been engaged by his father and his best friend, Genma and Soun, to Akane Tendo, Soun's daughter. Ranma and Akane are off to a rough start and it doesn't help that Ranma has a curse from Jusenkyo: turning into a girl when splashed with cold water. Throughout the series, more characters are introduced, some with curses similiar to Ranma's, and Ranma and Akane begin to love each other, even though they refuse to admit it.Slam DunkGenres:
comedy, drama, tournament Themes:
Sakuragi Hanamichi is a no-good, high school punk that is famous to some for his fighting exploits. And because of that, he gets rejected by girls whenever he confesses to them. In comes Haruko Akagi. With his eyes and heart for her, he decides to do anything to win her heart, even playing basketball. Little did he know of the game that he is about to play, plus with the fact that there is a freshman like him who is exceptional, and a fierce and strict captain who is always behind his back. Gradually, he begins to experience the life of a basketball player, and his love for the game. This is a story of hardships, friendships and commitment in order to gain something. It is suitable for basketball lovers as well as those who are looking for inspiration.Great Teacher Onizuka / GTOGenres:
action, adventure, comedy, drama, romance, slice of life Themes:
Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets a job at a prestigious private school to handle their 'problem class' that made the past few teachers quit. He must handle a different sort of trouble when the trouble makers include some of the smartest kids in Japan who preffer a more cerebral approach to torturing their teacher. Onizuka must slowly win his students over and deal with their mistrust of teachers while handling the distrust of his fellow teachers.Rurouni KenshinGenres:
action, adventure, comedy, drama, romance Themes:
Historical, SamuraiPlot Summary:
During the violent era known as the Bakumatsu, there was an Ishin assassin known only as the Hitokiri Battousai, whose skill and brutality became near legendary in the age of Restoration he helped to build. However, as the time of fighting drew to a close, he vanished without a trace, only to resurface eleven years later as a wandering swordsman, Himura Kenshin. Now staying at a kenjutsu dojo maintained by a fiery-tempered woman named Kamiya Kaoru, and surrounded by newfound friends like the streetfighter Sagara Sanosuke, ex-samurai's son Myoujin Yahiko, and the shrewd doctor Takani Megumi, he seeks to carry out his vow to protect the weak without killing in order to atone for the lives he's taken. It's not long, though, before this vow is put to the test, and the shadows of his past return to haunt him and everyone he holds dear.
For adults:You're Under ArrestGenres:
action, comedy Themes:
Running late on her first day as a patrol woman for the Bokuto Police Department, spunky moped rider Natsumi Tsujimoto decides to take several shortcuts, only to be chased down and cited by mechanical genius and expert police driver Miyuki Kobayakawa. Upon arrival at the precinct, Natsumi finds out that her new partner is the same woman who ticketed her earlier. At first, she doesn't trust Miyuki, but in a short period of time, they develop an unbreakable friendship that overcomes traffic accidents, reckless drivers and even the strongest typhoons to hit Tokyo.Read or Die / R.O.DGenres:
action, adventure, comedy, mysteryPlot Summary:
Her name is Yomiko Readman, a bookworm with the ability to manipulate paper to her will.An ability which she uses as part of a British special operations division.Read or DreamGenres:
action, adventure, comedy, mysteryPlot Summary:
The Paper Sisters Detective Agency will solve any case relating to books and they'll do it with style as the sisters that make up the group are skilled Paper Masters and can manipulate paper into anything they wish. It's the work of Maggie, Michelle, and Anita to find people and books and, while they're at it, maybe their next meal (Of course when that fails the pidgeons outside their window better be careful).HellsingGenres:
action, comedy, drama, horror, supernatural Themes:
Historical, vampiresPlot Summary:
Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, a secret organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing has secret weapons. Alucard, an incredibly powerful vampire, has been controlled by Hellsing for years. It is unclear how he feels about being a servant to the Hellsing family, but he certainly enjoys his job as a vampire exterminator. Seras is a fledgling vampire and former police woman. Although reluctant to embrace her new self, she is a valued member of the organization. Integra Hellsing, the current leader, is usually fully capable of fulfilling her duty, but lately, vampire activity has been on the rise. Unfortunately, the cause is more alarming than anything she could have imagined. A group long thought dead has been plotting in secret since their apparent destruction over 50 years ago. Plotting to plunge England, and perhaps the entire world, into war.
I LOVE School Rumble
, but it's hard for new readers to understand the puns. It's not easy for everyone to understand it who cannot read Japanese, but for the beginners it's harder. But they would like it nevertheless...
When I wrote "for adults", I didn't mean that the manga is (only) for adults, but they are my recommendations for new adult readers.
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