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    I need a manga to read..

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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:46 pm

    Hi guys, as some of you may know I'm fond of staying awake into the knight for no real reason, and well my favourite past time doing this is reading manga, nice and relaxing for me.

    Anyway, I'm all out of ideas on what to read. I'm not asking for any specific genre or style, just throw ideas at me, and I'll read the first chapter and see whether I like it enough to continue with it. If you don't know any manga, recommend anime (most are adaptions obviously)

    Thanks for your suggestions, but please try not to give me giant lists each, just the highest quality please happy
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    Post by Forum Pirate Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:48 pm

    Eureka 7 (always my go too)

    Trinity blood. Its more well rounded than most manga with a similar "feeling" about them.

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    Post by FexDS Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:05 pm

    Skip Beat.

    Yeah its a girls manga. And you'll love it and be ashamed of it and hide it and love it more. Mwahahaha
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    Post by Servant of Priscilla Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:16 pm

    Angel Beats
    K-on
    Gurren Lagann
    and my personal favorite Card Captor Sakura big grin
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:27 pm

    lol! I used to watch card captors as a kid, sailor moon too (hooray for the shojo), the nostalgia is painful, but think I'll try something thats new to me silly

    keep em coming, I'll probably make a to-read list outta all of them winking
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    Post by Servant of Priscilla Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:36 pm

    Card Captor was amazing same with Sailor moon. Try Tsubasa, XXX Holic.
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    Post by roanispe Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:40 pm

    Fraken Fran
    Dragon Head
    Oyasumi Punpun
    Vagabond
    Ichi the Killer
    I am Hero
    Ressentiment
    Uzumaki
    Aqua Knight
    Pluto
    Nationial Quiz
    Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
    Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga
    Me and the Devil Blues
    Tokyo Akazukin
    Buddha

    Somewhere in there, I am sure there is a manga you haven't read, have a try; I can assure these are all good.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:52 pm

    ^^^^^^^Care to filter that down to 4 or 5 you think are the best thing you've ever ever read? happy

    Though I've read vagabond, Pluto and Uzumaki, they were all really good I thought in their own way as you'd know, vagabond's probably my favourite of the three (just because Naoki urasawa is my favourite mangaka, don't wanna appear totally biased silly )


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    Post by Forum Pirate Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:54 pm

    The best thing I've ever read is the elfstones of shanara.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:56 pm

    was applied to roan with hit epic list mainly, but thanks I'll take a look at that winking

    And yes people, I still want more, kind of excessive but oh well I need a load to read so I don't have to ask/search each time silly
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    Post by swordiris Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:59 pm

    Hellsing is awesome but you've probably read it.

    Try Psychic squad. They are cute.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:02 pm

    Lol, I looked up that forum, is there actually a manga version of that or you trying to get me to read a trilogy of epic fantasy novels? silly
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    Post by Forum Pirate Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:07 pm

    You didn't specify, lol. Your rule was just best thing/s you've read.

    Anyways, if epic fantasy is your thing, Record of the lodus war is a manga in a similar vein.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:17 pm

    *Psst* Title of the thread is I need a manga to read silly

    I don't have too much of a 'thing' with manga, I usually like it or I don't without correlation. I suppose it's just if I enjoy the feel and I'm engaged by it well.
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    Post by Forum Pirate Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:26 pm

    My favorite manga/anime is the previously mentioned Eureka 7. It get both, thats how much I like it.

    It made me cry with happiness, its literally the only thing, real or not, to accomplish that.


    I shy away from slice of life and horror, but those are my only real preferences in terms of genre.

    I like Birdy the Mighty as well but thats 5 so I'll stop now.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:39 pm

    lol, thanks for your consideration silly
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    Post by roanispe Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:06 pm

    You want more, but want me to list less. Wait a second, are you trying to trick me? You have read a few on the list already, and you have a rough idea of the quality; you know how hard it would be to choose among stuff like that! Besides, favourites don't translate so well among different people, it's (unsurprisingly) a personal thing; most of my tastes are arguably are considered acquired.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:09 pm

    shut up and whittle down the list silly

    That is kinda funny isn't it... :| I guess I only want a few from each so I get their best, so I have a list of people's favourites rather than an even bigger lists of everything they've ever read lol
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    Post by Forum Pirate Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:12 pm

    Aqiured taste is code for bad.

    alcohol is my best example, followed by rockstar, followed by coffee.
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    Post by roanispe Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:26 pm

    Hey if I can like bad stuff, then my world is all the more full of joy. Anyways, I don't think the code of acquired taste for bad carries so well to the nauseatingly subjective world of literature.

    @Serious, You want me to whittle down the list, eh? Read Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I recommend parts 2,3,5,6,7, but don't skip part 1, and 4. It has been going on for a while now, you aren't going to finish it in a night.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:29 pm

    Meh, not always. Though I know a lot of acquired tastes that are bad, doesn't necessitate it silly

    Lol, noone really likes the taste of alcohol we just use it to get drunk (or at least everyone our age does that)... what's wrong with rockstar?

    Roan, I wasn't intending on finishing it in a night, I take on a manga read that then go onto next when I'm done, I'd rather one with a decent length to it happy
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    Post by Forum Pirate Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:45 pm

    Everything is wrong with rockstar. I have tried to drink a full can, I couldn't hold it down. The juice things are barely tolerable.

    Also monster.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:13 am

    lol, really energy drinks aren't an qcquired taste, that's just if you like a drink to be ridiculously sugary (I can't but they are reasonably tasty sometimes, though I like relentless personally if I do drink some)
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    Post by Forum Pirate Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:43 am

    Monster>venom>amp>everything else. At least so far. Rockstar is the only one I really hate, but redbull is pretty bad.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:50 am

    So... Fex you got me hooked on a girl's manga, and I like it....

    Wow, I got a guilty pleasure silly

    After I'm done with this (dunno how long will take) I'll probably give trinity blood a try, as it contrasts well seemingly to skip beat

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