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Offline wolfangel87

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2009, 03:04:57 am »
The first manga I ever read was Vampire Knight.  That actually really got me into manga.  I had previously always just watched anime and never even considered trying to read manga. 

I would totally recommend Ayashi no Ceres, Absolute Boyfriend, and of course, Vampire Knight!!!

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2009, 06:08:59 am »
My first manga ever would be One Piece, and I'm still a religious reader.  Naturally, that would be my recommendation to everyone.  Some others I'd recommend are (based on genre):

Harem (so if you like looking at a lot of girls):
  • To-LOVE-Ru
  • Ichigo 100%
  • Rosario + Vampire I/II
  • Hayate no Gotoku!
  • Ai Yori Aoshi

Shounen (some of the manga from above actually fit into this one, but I'm just going to refer to this as a genre that emphasizes action):
  • One Piece
  • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Claymore
  • Pandora Hearts
  • Freezing

Two manga that I'd recommend that don't really fall into either are Death Note and Vampire Knight.  Death Note is a lot of dialogue, while Vampire Knight is a lot of story.

Some others that I can't really put into a category are:
  • 100% Perfect Girl
  • Koe de Oshigoto
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X
  • Nana to Kaoru
  • Skip Beat!
  • Beauty Pop

There are more, but I've archived them and don't remember the titles.  Sorry if I'm recommending too much, but once I start I tend to not be able to shut up ^^*


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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2009, 05:52:02 am »
Well I need some help on recommending a new manga. I really liked Pastel and ended up going back and reading his previous work "Parallels". Now I'm looking for another romancey manga, although it can include additional sub genres.

I'm a lil' bit of an artist and I'm looking to actually buy a few manga for art references and ideas for my own work. I'm not really interested in the overly stylistic manga with zero anatomical sense and stuff though. I like the more grown up and mature'ish art, but with a warm and approachable style.

Since I'm looking to purchase a few I wanna hear your best suggestions. Whenever I go online to browse manga I end up reading the whole dang thing spoiling everything for me.

Edit:: Preferably I'd like to start out with shorter series. I don't have the money to get invested in some monster 5 million volume epic. So under 10-12 books would be nice. 6-8 would be great!
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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2009, 07:33:26 am »
LOL I don't remember what my first Manga I read was, but I definitly want to throw out NANA as a recomendation. Probably IMO the best Manga of all time.
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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2009, 07:34:48 am »
Well I need some help on recommending a new manga. I really liked Pastel and ended up going back and reading his previous work "Parallels". Now I'm looking for another romancey manga, although it can include additional sub genres.

I'm a lil' bit of an artist and I'm looking to actually buy a few manga for art references and ideas for my own work. I'm not really interested in the overly stylistic manga with zero anatomical sense and stuff though. I like the more grown up and mature'ish art, but with a warm and approachable style.

Since I'm looking to purchase a few I wanna hear your best suggestions. Whenever I go online to browse manga I end up reading the whole dang thing spoiling everything for me.

Edit:: Preferably I'd like to start out with shorter series. I don't have the money to get invested in some monster 5 million volume epic. So under 10-12 books would be nice. 6-8 would be great!

Then Chobits would be perfect. Clamp have a brilliant art style, the main topic is romance (with some sci-fi underneath) and it has only 8 volumes to buy. Go get it (And its prequel, Angelic Layer, 5 Volumes, though you're not obliged to read it to fully understand Chobits)

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2009, 10:19:09 pm »
@FallingAngel
I looked the manga up and while the story might be interesting, I'm not really digging the art. I'll give it a read online when I get a chance since the story looks interesting though. :)

Well I need some help on recommending a new manga. I really liked Pastel and ended up going back and reading his previous work "Parallels". Now I'm looking for another romancey manga, although it can include additional sub genres.

I'm a lil' bit of an artist and I'm looking to actually buy a few manga for art references and ideas for my own work. I'm not really interested in the overly stylistic manga with zero anatomical sense and stuff though. I like the more grown up and mature'ish art, but with a warm and approachable style.

Since I'm looking to purchase a few I wanna hear your best suggestions. Whenever I go online to browse manga I end up reading the whole dang thing spoiling everything for me.

Edit:: Preferably I'd like to start out with shorter series. I don't have the money to get invested in some monster 5 million volume epic. So under 10-12 books would be nice. 6-8 would be great!

Then Chobits would be perfect. Clamp have a brilliant art style, the main topic is romance (with some sci-fi underneath) and it has only 8 volumes to buy. Go get it (And its prequel, Angelic Layer, 5 Volumes, though you're not obliged to read it to fully understand Chobits)
Hm. I literally *just* watched the anime for Chobits. I liked it, but I think I'd just skim through the manga online instead of buying a volume or two from the start. Although I may buy one or two later if I absolutely love the manga. Clamp? Sounds perfect, but is that the title? When I look it up I either get various titles with 'Clamp' added on, or an author by the name of Clamp. You have an amazon link or something?

Edit:: Also, would it be a good idea to get a subscription for Shonen Jump? I know it has crappy stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh and crap in it, but are there some good stuff in there occasionally to help discover manga? I think it's like $30 for a subscription so if it's even just 'decent' I might pick it up.
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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #66 on: August 26, 2009, 11:49:42 pm »
My favorite manga('s) and the ones I've started reading first are:

Hajime no Ippo - Boxing Anime. It never stopped intriguing me.
Naruto - Got tired of waiting for the anime releases and started reading the manga ahead. Also a good way to find out what on earth is filler or not.
One Piece - Started reading it from scratch. Always loved the Anime. Later on decided to read a bit ahead. Still reading it from time to time though. It's a really good comedy manga.
Great Teacher Onizuka - Absolutely brilliant manga. Always made me laugh (except a few times :p). It's better than the anime.
Slam Dunk - Very good basketball manga. Bit stereotypical story of a guy who's slowly getting better at basketball... but what a character he is :)
Skip Beat - Started reading this after watching the anime. It's pretty good (romantic type) stuff.
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - About a guy who starts up "martial arts" and slowly gets better at it. And yes, over the top... but it's a very funny/good manga.
Love Hina - if you're in for romance/comedy. This is it.
Angel Densetsu - I thought it was very funny/good. About an "ugly" guy who's always misunderstood as being "evil", for being so "devilish" looking, while being kind at heart. This is kind of the constant running gag, but it's milked out good.
Eyeshield 21 - Yeah, sports... gotta love it :) a good american football manga, even if you're not into american football yourself.
Prince of Tennis - started to read this one recently... never saw the anime, also a bit stereotypical about a guy who wants to get better... except this one actually has talent to begin with :p still a fun read.



And yeah, I haven't read that much manga yet... Hence I've posted the ones I've read :p
There's a few more that I read, but not recommending those.
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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #67 on: September 01, 2009, 06:11:11 pm »
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History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - About a guy who starts up "martial arts" and slowly gets better at it. And yes, over the top... but it's a very funny/good manga.
Love Hina - if you're in for romance/comedy. This is it.

These are two of my favorite manga! I definitely recommend them both, although some people may be turned off by the art on Kenichi.

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2009, 09:22:10 am »
Some recommendations from me are:

Vagabond
Fictionalized story of Musashi Miyamoto.  Intense artwork and storyline.  Story isn't completely done yet, but still has enough out to keep you reading for awhile.  Not a light read, lots of mature elements.
Love Hina
Don't know why this one is everybodies first manga, but its definitely a good place to start since it has a quirky funny story and a sweet romantic ending.
Welcome to the NHK
Ok, maybe this shouldn't be your first manga read, but I highly recommend it for its good blend of dark humor and real life issues.

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #69 on: December 16, 2009, 07:59:37 am »
My first manga was Fruits Basket - which I would highly recommend to all the shoujo fans out there, it's a nice read even if you aren't the romantic type - the ending of the book actually is quite dark in nature and completely derails from the cherry atmosphere of the beginning.

Other highly recommended manga:

-Hana Kimi
-Hana Yori Dango
-Angel Sanctuary
-Skip Beat!
-Gakuen Alice
-Negima!
-Elfen Lied

-etc. pretty much anything that's higher than a 8/9 on this: http://myanimelist.net/mangalist/Xyresic&order=4&status=7

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2009, 10:21:21 pm »
Wow, thanks for this thread. Got a lot of useful titles.
I recently got into manga and the first one I read was "Infinite Ryvius" vols. But I'm still not very comfortable with genres and authors.
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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2010, 04:42:42 pm »
Ok Just a fast question!!

How can i upload?? I have some great hentai manga in my computer and i want to share them with others :)


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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2010, 04:27:16 am »
My first manga would have to be .Hack.

But as a recomendation i'd have to say Jing: King Of Bandits.

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Re: Your first manga (recomendations to new readers)
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2010, 05:32:50 pm »
1st manga i read ...Hmmm can't remember but i'm pretty sure it was naruto or bleach...I was watching the anime's 'marathon like' and got fed up with the slowness in the anime...So i switched over to the manga's ...
As for recommendations

Action
History's Strongest Disciple
Naruto,bleach,etc..the regulars..deserve a mentioning
Beelzebub
FairyTail
Hajime No Ippo('supposedly the best')

Horr-Action(blend of horror and action)
Gantz!!

Shoujo(romance)
Tora Dora(well kinda)
Onani master kurosawa('')

Comedy
To-Love-Ru
note:manga's normally don't live upto the standards i expect in comedy...mostly they are fusions of comedy + romance or comedy + action...well whatever

Must Read
GANTZ!!!!!---THE BEST EVA


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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2010, 05:52:20 pm »
The first manga I ever picked up was Trigun. The anime was just too much of a cliff hanger for me!

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2010, 06:26:28 pm »
The first time a read a manga it was a shounen jump magazine and flipped throught going whats up with the story then i realized im readin it backwards lol!!


A good beginner manga i would say is yu yu hakusho absolutely loved the story and everything!!!

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2010, 03:37:29 pm »
well the first manga i ever read was naruto.but its no treally something i would recomen for new readers.
for people who like action i might recomend to strt with one piece,soul eater,claymore and finaly pass to d gray-man.
to girls i would recomend nana and inubaka(and maybe vampire knight).
ok for more extreme situations some Junjou Romantica might work :-\

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2010, 12:06:41 am »
There exists no way to cover all good manga, especially since people like different things. Forums are still good attempts, so I will try to contribute too.
There may be some loli (as in partially nude +middle teens) but no pedo stuff. Damn right biatches, some manga do contain child porn, stop denying it, that's just so goddamn annoying! "But the characters are actually older than they look!" Yeah, well don't we all get horny by the age numbers instead of the looks?  ...Point made

First manga: da dA DA DRAGON BALL!!  
                  Then One Piece...

Comedy
Addicted to curry: A pervert/curry cooking master helps a friend's daughter run a curry house.
Great Teacher Onizuka: A gang member suddenly finds his call is to teach, but does it his own way.

Psychological & thriller
Bloody Monday: Genius hacker+terrorism+dad's a special unit's cop
Death note: A top class student wants to change the wretched society around him, and finds the means in a book
Liar Game: A stupidly naive girl gets wrapped up in a game with 100 million yen debt, and asks a swindler for help.
Ikigami: Follows a man working for the government to hand out death notices 24 h prior the incident.
Franken Fran: A "strange" doctor does her best to fulfill the patients and clients' wishes, but somewhat lacks understanding of human thinking, and her abilities are too good for the patients' best (may belong to horror, but I still think there are some interesting chunks of psychology here)

Action
    Belzeebub: The most evil delinquent OF ALL TIME is chosen to raise the son of satan, with the aid of a gothic-ish demon nanny.
    Shaman King:Ghosts do exist, and shamans help them pass on, or claim them as their spirits for varying uses. A japanese slacker is one of them weirdos, aiding both people and ghosts.
    Veritas: A "dog" of the streets winds up at a school with martial arts and superpowers after his newly found master disappears.
    History's strongest disciple Kenichi: A weak student wanting to learn martial arts meets a girl introducing him to martial arts masters monsters.
    Ao no Exorcist: The son of satan chooses to become an exorcist.
    Claymore: Akumas(monsters) lurks concealed among the medieval people in an unknown region, and half demon girls with silver eyes hunts them down.
    Kekkaishi: Beneath a school lies Karasumori, a power drawing demon-like spirits close and making them stronger by the clock. Two clans destroy these spirits before they turn too strong, but that's a temporary solution.
    Dragon Ball: A ridiculously strong boy secluded from society meets a girl searching for dragon balls, that when collected summons a dragon that makes any one wish come true. (I do not recommend Dragon Ball Z as strongly)
    Nurahiryon no Mago: Youkai(demon spirits) roam in the dark, and the inheritor of a youkai commander position is three quarters human and wants to bee a complete one.
    Blade of the Immortal: A girl seeks the thousand-man killer to help avenge her murdered family in old Japan.
    Rorouni Kenshin: A traveling samurai with a inverted katana not meant for killing meets a girl whose dojo's sign has been stolen, in his name.

IF you haven't checked these out yet, well GET TO WORK  :P
Naruto, One Piece, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, Bleach

Horror/action
Hellsing
Zetman
Deadman Wonderland
Jack Frost
Majin Devil

Mystical-ish
Mushishi

Tragedy
Bitter Virgin (kinda the only shoujo I've ever managed to read through, drama with tragedy traits)
Record of a fallen vampire
Basilisk
Elfen Lied
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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #78 on: March 30, 2010, 11:44:42 pm »
D. gray man


well in my personal opinion i'd say D. gray man it takes some of the over used anime/manga ideas, and makes them seem original.
it's great and has an excellent story. you know how in most mangas the heros get in a fight and lay back and heal completely? THEN start a new fight?
well in this manga the get attacked WHILE they're resting and healing.i suppose you could call it a drama action 



PLOT

D.Gray-man follows the adventures of 15-year-old Allen Walker, whose left arm can transform into a monstrous claw and destroy akuma, evolving machines created by the Millennium Earl to help him destroy humanity. As ordered by his master General Cross Marian, Allen becomes an Exorcist, people who can destroy akuma, for the Black Order, an organization attempting to stop the Earl. He becomes a powerful asset for the Order because he can detect disguised akuma with his left eye. Allen is sent to recover pieces of Innocence, a substance that gives the Exorcists the ability to destroy akuma. The Earl decides to call together the Noah Family, superhuman descendants of Noah who can destroy Innocence. Both sides start the search for the Great Heart, the most powerful piece of Innocence that will assure victory to the side that finds it.
During his search, the Earl begins killing the Generals, the Order's most powerful Exorcists. To protect them, the Order attempts to bring the Generals back to headquarters, and Allen and three other Exorcists are sent to search for the missing General Cross. During the search, Allen and Lenalee Lee are nearly killed and saved by their Innocence, leading the Earl and Bookman and his apprentice Lavi, who are chronicling the war, to believe one of them possesses the Great Heart. Meanwhile, the Order learns that the 14th, a Noah that betrayed and was killed by the Earl, implanted his memories into Allen. The memories will erode Allen away until he becomes the 14th. This leads the Order to believe that Allen may betray them.

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Re: Your first manga and recomendations to new readers
« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2010, 04:06:15 am »
My first manga was Rozen Maiden, which is better than appearances may suggest, though still pretty average and with a weak ending. I've since read through Ghost in the Shell (including Man/Machine Interface and Human-Error Processor) and recently finished up with Alien Nine (very good, I'm hoping to find a reasonable price on the rather rare Alien Nine Emulators now). My next manga read is actually sitting not far from me now, all seven volumes of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I expect it to be very enjoyable when I finally find time for it.