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Your first shocking Manga.
« on: June 18, 2015, 08:55:14 am »
We've all come across that one manga that caught us unprepared and smacked us upside the head.  At first I thought mine was Battle Royale, but then I started reading Berserk...wow.  So what manga where you not prepared for when you started reading it?


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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 11:57:32 am »
I second Berserk. Going through the Conviction (Retribution) Arc and Falcon of the Millenium Empire Arc first time especially. The progression of the macabre as I got closer to Falconia continued to amaze me.

MPD Psycho had my jaw on the floor by the 8th volume. I was reading a sometimes decent, sometimes shotty scanlation, but there was a lot of plot twists that even the M. Night might cringe at. That might not be the best analogy, but hopefully you get the point. I can't speak for how it plays out, but its gonna end fairly soon in japan; meaning that DH will probably be more likely to get back into issuing it.

Akira, because of the very different vibe it gave me compared to the experience I had watching the film for the first time at age 7. I still regard the film highly, but considering Otomo worked on the manga for some time before, during, and after the film was in production, I have a strong preference to the manga-- as it feels to be a more complete telling of the whole story IMHO. When I realized that Akira actually appears far more than he does in the film adaption, I had a great WTF moment.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 09:17:29 am »
Wolfsmund was mine. I was shocked by the level of death and depravity. Mind you when I first read this I had already read all that was available of both Berserk and Gantz. Wolfsmund gives Gantz a run for its money in the depraved levels.

Tokyo Akazukin gets an honorable mention. I went into it not knowing what to expect. It definitely surprised me.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 05:07:04 pm »
Probably NHK ni Youkoso because of the ways it differs from the novel and the anime, which I had read/watched before. Had some pretty 'what the fuck' moments there.

After that was the second part of Usagi Drop.
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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 06:27:39 pm »
Tokyo Akazukin was awesome  ;D

I don't think any really qualifies but Narutaru or Saikano maybe?

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 07:24:19 pm »
I've read some fucked up shit but the worst I can think of right now is Bradherley no Basha.

Upon further thinking I did read Gantz first, but it didn't shock me all that much.
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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 07:34:42 pm »
Onani Master Kurosawa

Never expected that joke of a manga to be one of the best I've ever read.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 05:33:17 am »
I've read some fucked up shit but the worst I can think of right now is Bradherley no Basha.

Oh damn, I forgot about that one. I agree with that being the most "fucked up" of all the manga I've read. I... don't recall being so shocked by it though. Probably because it was the last twisted series I read in a marathon of dark twisted manga, so my soul was already pretty numb from the previous ones.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 05:43:06 am »
As best I can remember, Claymore. Its mild but still messed up.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2015, 08:14:38 am »
Perhaps Aku no Hana, though I came late into manga scene. It was School Days that well...you know.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2015, 04:40:51 pm »
not in any particular order...

berserk was ok, nothing to be scared of, its pretty mild.
gantz not really, though there is quite a lot of gore.
franken fran was a bit "woah, the hell did i just read".
Gyo was similar to franken fran, but a lot more weirder.
emerging kinda just dark, same with manhole.
6000 is a bit different, weird in a sense.

the list would go on if i list all the weird things i've read.
but if i were to name the most disturbing manga i've read, mai-chan's daily life.
its one of the earliest manga i've accidentally stumbled upon.
i took a peak and got sucked into the endless disturbance, now i find things like Another kinda cute.

ohh and stay away from the mangas made by KAGO Shintaro.
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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2015, 08:51:40 pm »
My first was not a manga but rather american comics. It was Crossed. It had other extended series such as Crossed - Badlands, Crossed - Wish you Were Here, Crossed - Psychopath, and Crossed - Family Values. It was very brutal and traumatizing. Couldn't sleep for a week.

After that, my first experience of shocking manga was Gantz. It was no longer grotesque to me as defined by some peers since I had Crossed. The others:
3. Berserk
4. Uzumaki
5. Battle Royale

I've read other but they're not as memorable as these. For example, I've read the Drifting Classroom and Corpse Party but they're kinda average.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 08:59:36 pm »
not in any particular order...

berserk was ok, nothing to be scared of, its pretty mild.
gantz not really, though there is quite a lot of gore.
franken fran was a bit "woah, the hell did i just read".
Gyo was similar to franken fran, but a lot more weirder.
emerging kinda just dark, same with manhole.
6000 is a bit different, weird in a sense.

the list would go on if i list all the weird things i've read.
but if i were to name the most disturbing manga i've read, mai-chan's daily life.
its one of the earliest manga i've accidentally stumbled upon.
i took a peak and got sucked into the endless disturbance, now i find things like Another kinda cute.

ohh and stay away from the mangas made by KAGO Shintaro.

Emerging was a great one.

Oh and Mai-Chan's daily life is a classic.  ;D

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 01:37:11 am »
i'm still searching for biological horror actually, those genres tends to be quite interesting.

its hard to look for it though, the term "biological" isn't a genre, nor an oftenly used tag.
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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2015, 04:48:54 am »
i'm still searching for biological horror actually, those genres tends to be quite interesting.

its hard to look for it though, the term "biological" isn't a genre, nor an oftenly used tag.

What about that Junji Ito manga with the bio-mechanical fish heads?

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2015, 05:11:51 am »
i'm still searching for biological horror actually, those genres tends to be quite interesting.

its hard to look for it though, the term "biological" isn't a genre, nor an oftenly used tag.

What about that Junji Ito manga with the bio-mechanical fish heads?

if you meant Gyo, i've seen that one, and i actually have it archived some time ago. :P

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2015, 06:46:07 am »
ohh and stay away from the mangas made by KAGO Shintaro.

... I was curious and had to check. I think curiosity killed the cat this time around. That stuff was too far out there! Holy moly. Weird stuff is all good in my book, but that was too weird even for me.

i'm still searching for biological horror actually, those genres tends to be quite interesting.

its hard to look for it though, the term "biological" isn't a genre, nor an oftenly used tag.

Other than Gyo that was already mentioned, the only other one I've read was BioMeat: Nectar. It's very much shounen horror though.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2015, 09:24:57 am »
the author has his issues. :P



i don't mind, biological horror is often good, if not great.
though zombie genre is getting a bit overly used, so newer ones are starting to get dull.

on the top of my head...
Franken Fran
Petshop of Horros
Emerging
Manhole
BioMeat: Nectar
Gyo
Uzumaki
Abara
Sidonia
Hive
Green Worldz
Apocalypse no Toride
7 Seeds
Alien Nine
Dorohedoro
Keyman
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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2015, 07:19:01 pm »
I'll second Bradherley's Coach. Kakutoshi no Yume is pretty high up there too. Both are 'good' reads, although very disturbing.

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Re: Your first shocking Manga.
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2015, 09:17:32 am »
Uzumaki was my first one and hell i'm still shocked by that one. I got over it and i'm a fan of Junjo now, but fuck it got me bad.

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