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#1 Lucy

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:23 AM

Not sure if there's a topic about them yet. If so, please DELETE.

 

Manga (漫画 Manga?) are comics created in Japan, or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.[1] They have a long and complex pre-history in earlierJapanese art.[2]

 

Thank you Wikipedia, old friend. So, I bet you've all heard of them, I'd like to ask you:

 

What's your favourite genre?

What are your all time favourites?

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

¨When did you start reading manga?

Do you draw manga yourself?

 

 

So I guess I might as well answer those questions too. My favourite genres are shoujo (fight me), shounen, and josei. I'm always a sucker for school life/romance/comedy/real life works. 

My favourites are Bonnouji (Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, two students living in the same house start a friendship that slowly turns into a relationship. Very cute and very funny, but also quite mature. Had fun reading this.), Himegoto- Juukyuusai No Seifuku (Drama, Romance, Mature, School Life, Psychological, Gender Bender, Seinen, college aged young people struggle with gender and sexual identity and get it on a lot. But good writing, I'm always keen for the next chapter.), Hiyokoi (shoujo, school life, romance, comedy, a really small girl and a really tall dude end up as a couple and many funny things happen.), Horimiya (romance, comedy, school life, slice of life, shounen, e headstrong girl and a dude who looks like a delinquent in his spare time but normal at school get together, very funny relationship dynamics. The girl's father is hilarious. Read it.), Orange (drama, romance, supernatural, mystery, school life, shoujo, tragedy, slice of life, the main character receives letters from her future self, telling her how to prevent the suicide of a transfer student whom she eventually begins to fall in love with. The amount of tears I shed while reading this is silly.) There are more, but these are my all time favourites. Also so many smutty and nsfw ones, but those would be against the rules.

 

Koe no Katachi isn't that well known I think? It's about a dude who used to bully a deaf transfer student, years later he tries to make amends and learns sign language and tries to befriend the girl. Nice drawings, great writing.

 

I have no favourite artists, and I'd like to say that Matsuri Hino is overrated, tyvm.

 

Started reading manga when I was like... 8ish? 9ish? I think the first one I read was Gakuen Alice and then Gals! by Mihona Fujii. If you ever meet a Mihona on a website, that's probably me because I worshipped that woman and her manga.

 

Of course I had a phase where I scribbled manga heads everywhere. Not so much anymore, idk how to describe my style though.

 

 

Pictures will be added whenever because I'm lazy. So incredibly lazy.


Edited by Octopus, 24 May 2016 - 07:56 AM.


#2 Poh

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:44 AM

YEEEES to this topic

 

What's your favourite genre?

HORROR/ERO GURO. It's almost ridiculous how hard it is to find horror manga fans outside of the community

 

What are your all time favourites?

Kouishou Radio, Fuan No Tane, Kijin Gahou, Plastic Girl (not the shoujo one...) They're mostly all made up of short stories

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

I don't notice artists that much except for my fave and the usual big names so :/

 

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

SHINTARO KAGOOOOOOOOO my man

 

When did you start reading manga?

Was 12 when I started collecting the entire series of Fruits Basket...

 

Do you draw manga yourself?

Probably could if I bothered learning but nah....



#3 KyloRen

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:07 AM

What's your favourite genre?

Shojo and Shonen (I think that's what naruto is classified as)

What are your all time favourites?

Fruits Basket, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Ouran High School Host Club

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

Nope

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

I don't really have one. 

¨When did you start reading manga?

When I first discovered anime which was around 9. 

Do you draw manga yourself?

I've drawn characters in manga style, but I've never drawn an actual story. Just characters. 



#4 diebuster

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 08:07 PM

Koe no Katachi's getting a movie this year!

 

 

I like Shintaro Kago's works, as well as Usamaru Furuya with Litchi Hikari Club. Is there a horror manga community at all? I've never been able to find any.

 

What's your favourite genre?

I really like historical fiction when they're done right. It doesn't have to be accurate, just entertaining (like Drifters for instance).

 

What are your all time favourites?

This is hard. I'd say right now it's Soremachi (Sore Demo Machi wa Mawatteiru), a seinen manga by Ishiguro Masakazu. The manga is a perfect blend of comedy and slice-of-life with some mystery as toppings. The other would be Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow's Joe), which is a classic in every essence of the word.

 

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Sore Demo Machi wa Mawatteiru

 

The series follows the exploits of whiny Hotori Arashiyama, her friends, family, neighbors, shopkeepers and colleagues at the local maid cafe. The typical slice of life format is occasionally interspersed with stories dealing with aliens, ghosts and the paranormal.

 

 

 

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Ashita no Joe

 

Joe Yabuki is a young man living in the slums of Tokyo. But, one day he meets Danpei Tange, a former boxer, who discovers his potential in boxing and tries to make him into a champion. Due to petty crimes, Joe is sent to a juvenile prison. There Joe mets Toru Rikiishi, a promising boxer, who knocked him out with one blow when he attempted to escape prison. Slowly but surely, Joe realizes his own potential. Joe begins his boxing life, step by step, with only one goal in mind: To defeat Toru Rikiishi!!

 

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

Can't think of anyone else but Katou Shinkichi at the moment. Most of the manga I've read from him are top class material. Here's one example:
 

 

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National Quiz

 

In a different world than the one we live in, a world where Japan is the lone superpower of the world, there is a wildly popular game show called the National Quiz. Every night, people dreaming of riches, fame, vengeance, and happiness compete on the show, for the chance to be granted a wish, any wish they have: the National Quiz has the power to make your wildest dreams come true. It also has the ability, if you lose, to make your life a living hell.

 

This is the story of K-i K-ichi (aka prisoner KK47331), a former actor-turned losing National Quiz contestant-turned wildly popular host of the show, and the people and events surrounding him.

 

 

Oh, and if there are any drug lords reading this, please give Ultra Heaven a try. Here are some sample images:
 

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Who's your favourite writer/artist?

Shigeru Mizuki, the genius behind Gegege no Kitaro who passed away at the ripe age of 93 last November. ;_;\

I'm also not the biggest fan of Tezuka, though I can see why he's heralded as the God of Manga

 

¨When did you start reading manga?

Been a reader since I was a kid. Only got really into it after I read Berserk in my teens.



#5 SamanthaBee

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 04:08 AM

What's your favourite genre? I like the fantasy ones that don't take place on Earth/Currently

What are your all time favourites? Naruto, FMA, Fairy Tale

¨When did you start reading manga? I started when I was 12 I want to say

Do you draw manga yourself? No, but I wish I did!

 

Personally, I like Anime more but manga is great too



#6 DDPink

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 06:41 AM

What's your favourite genre?

Comedy, fantasy, and action mostly.

 

What are your all time favourites?

Konjiki no Gash (Zatch Bell), Tokyo Babylon, and Diamond is Unbreakable (Jojo part 4)  are my top 3

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

Not really, my taste is pretty mainstream

 

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

I've read lots of CLAMP stuff, so probably them.

 

¨When did you start reading manga?

When I was a kid, don't remember how old.

 

Do you draw manga yourself?

Nope.



#7 Cnourinha

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 03:57 PM

Yeaah finally I found a topic about it *-*

 

What's your favourite genre?
Shonen, Horror, Yaoi ( don't judge me hahah), but I also read anything that is interesting. 

 

What are your all time favourites?

One Piece  :heart:  :heart: 
Deadman Wonderland, Homunculus, Monster, Fruits Basket, 20th Century Boys, Uzumaki, Astral Project, NO.6, Loveless and the list goes on 

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

Huum I don't have a good memory for names, but probably not

 

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

I don't have a favourite

 

¨When did you start reading manga?

 The first manga that I read was Dragon Ball, when I was around 5 - 6 years old.

 

Do you draw manga yourself?

No, I'm suck at drawing, but at high school my friend that is an artist drew some mangas and I wrote the script hahah



#8 Rainforce

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:07 AM

What's your favorite genre?

Mostly shoujo, but I do like others too 

 

What are your all time favorites? 

Sailor Moon, Sukitte ii na yo, Cardcaptor Sakura, Fruits Basket, Itazura na Kiss

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserved more recognition?

Most of these gems have turned into popular anime. Vampire Juujikai maybe?

 

Who's your favorite writer/artist?

Naoko Takeuchi

 

When did you start reading manga?

When I was 12-13 years old.

 

Do you draw manga yourself?

I used to draw in manga style, but no full comics or anything.



#9 JinxProof

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:46 PM

I have been out of the manga game for a while but I wanna do this anyway xD Also, Koe no Katachi/A Silent Voice is pretty popular in library manga circles, idk if that means anything :p

 

What's your favourite genre? Horror <3

 

What are your all time favourites? The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Also, because of nostalgia, Sailor Moon and Wallflower. FLCL and Q-ko-chan are awesome as well.

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition? It depends on the circles? Some people haven't read Akira but I doubt that's true in this thread at all. (IF IT IS GO READ IT NOW SHOO)

 

Who's your favourite writer/artist? Hajime Ueda and Junji Ito (read his manga about his cat, especially if you loved his horror)

 

When did you start reading manga? When I was like... 10?

 

Do you draw manga yourself? Oh gosh, no. I used to, like ten years ago. I remember it was a wolfgirl named Ichigo. 



#10 gyro

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

niiiice, good topic

 

What's your favourite genre?

 

whatever the heck jojo is... so i guess shounen? but i also like horror/psychological horror.

i've been warming up to shoujo though... only the really well-made ones so far though.

 

What are your all time favourites?

jojo's bizarre adventure

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

yes but their work is very nsfw so i won't mention them LOL

 

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

hirohiko araki

i also really like akira amano's style, though her storytelling has had its ups and downs

 

When did you start reading manga?

a few years after i got into anime, idk but more than 5 years ago i think

 

Do you draw manga yourself?

not like actual comics but i do draw anime-style stuff yea


Edited by gyro, 24 March 2017 - 06:10 PM.


#11 sherm

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:35 PM

 

What's your favourite genre?

Comedy, fantasy, and action mostly.

 

What are your all time favourites?

Konjiki no Gash (Zatch Bell), Tokyo Babylon, and Diamond is Unbreakable (Jojo part 4)  are my top 3

 

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?

Not really, my taste is pretty mainstream

 

Who's your favourite writer/artist?

I've read lots of CLAMP stuff, so probably them.

 

¨When did you start reading manga?

When I was a kid, don't remember how old.

 

Do you draw manga yourself?

Nope.

 

i really enjoyed zatch bell as well!

 

i love to read manga -> my list is:

spirit blade mountain

noblesse

tower of god

red storm

 

the ones that i get really excited for when the updates comes out, some are monthly and others are weekly:

the combat continent

the gamer

the legendary moonlight sculptor

tales of demons and gods 

 

 

i used to really enjoy reading the breaker so i was excited when the new series new waves came out. unfortunately its been so long since the last update for a new series for the breaker that we've had a falling out. :(

I.D was super fun to read as well. except it also has stopped coming out with releases :(

 

theres a couple that i know im missing right now but not sure if youre very interested with this list either :p



#12 jaredyne

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:14 PM

I really love the Black Jack manga, Tezuka is so great generally but dang Black Jack is my fave - I even have one of its panels tattooed on my arm!

 

Pluto by Urasawa is also really good and makes me cry every time.

 

I like a horror comics a lot too, Junji Ito's stuff is amazing.

 

 

I don't draw manga myself per se, but I am a comic artist and spend almost all of my spare time drawing webcomics.



#13 salmonfisher

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

I love Tezuka's mangas!they are just awesome and my favorite is Blank Jack ;) I tried to draw manga but it's sooo hard though :/

#14 Sienna

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

I just wanted to give a shout out to Gangsta because that manga is amazing <3



#15 toua00

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

Reading manga on and off. However the currently list of new manga is only so-so, weak storyline. art style is no problem as long as readable. Try readin the mangas from the 90s, those are the true gem to me, though not speticular artwork. Akaji is pretty good in the seinen genre.



#16 Shiemi

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:12 PM

DOOD I love Koe no katachi! I think I cried like 1 or 2 times omfg. The last scene was beautiful, I was in TEARS!

 

What's your favourite genre? Horror / Psychological 

What are your all time favourites? Tokyo Ghoul / Tokyo Ghoul re: / Noragami ... and then some manhwas if those count (Killing stalking, A man like you, Blood bank, etc.)

Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition? KOOGI

Who's your favourite writer/artist? KOOGI

¨When did you start reading manga? 3 years ago but I barely read it unless i LOVE the anime

Do you draw manga yourself? nah

 

I am tempted to read the Shingeki no kyogin manga because season 2 has me dying 





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