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My brain is too fucked to pull two intelligible sentences together, so pardon me if I don't make any sense.
As there are just too many manga, it is a huge pain to dig into this pile to find good ones to read. So why don't we share each other great manga, and good mangaka.
I'd recommend Fumetsu no Anata e (To You, the Immortal), pic related.
Story of some sort of immortal being of the shape of a sphere, has the ability to imitate object and being in his surrounding. It bit by bit, start to experience the world, pain, hardship, death, not having any idea of anything of who it is, and slowly develop of conscience. It's set in a fantasy world, where the clothing and customs are loosely inspired by early Japan, and maybe the Ainu.
Beautiful and detailed artstyle, incidentally the author of this manga is Ooima Yoshitoki which can explain why it reminds me of Koe no Katachi (same author after all).
I've been fallowing this since some group started translating it, very nice overall, but I find that the author focuses too much on relationship dynamics between normals, probably her forte or some shit. As was especially evident in Koe no Katachi. It's sad that the white haired kid died and the alien is basically kind of stealing his appearance. I really don't want to even pretend that this thing's human. Also, it's getting really fucking inappropriate in the recent chapter where that succubus is started to lust after it, smells like some sort of bestiality NTR, if you ask me.
There was this manga someone here recommended back in 2014 or somewhere near that time (+- one year).
It was about a female disguised as her brother to become the best ski jumper, and eventually trying to go professional and beat some professional competition.
I never finished it, and maybe only got 100 chapters in. This was when I was just finishing high school. On the final day of senior year, I was still reading it, so it's precious to me. I wonder if it ever finished?
It's Nononono and is completed with 142 chapters.
I like downloading raw manga that is untranslated and no one knows about, at least in the English community, and reading it.
I think it's fun to read something no one has read before, even though of course that's not really the case, it still feels like it.
I only read stuff that's already completed with all raws uploaded. There is a surprising amount of stuff out there that matches this criteria.
Started reading this one earlier today:https://myanimelist.net/manga/21344/Yuukoku_no_Rasputin
I'm reading random things with no rhyme or reason. Found a manga called Acony recently, hope it's at least fun for its 20 chapters.
I don't understand how you guys can read ongoing manga. Too much stress about forgetting things for me, no thanks.
Only few of the manga I'm reading are ongoing. You stave it off by reading the sea of works that are actually finished.
I just read Shamo.
It was good for awhile, but then halfway through it just became total trite that I think I just wasted my fucking time reading it.
I use addons to track what I'm reading.
Unless you mean forgetting what happens, in which case I usually mark it as read later if updates are usually longer than two weeks apart unless they get dumped out by volume.
I used to read "I am a Hero" and liked it quite a bit. Then took a break to wait for it to conclude. Now I have finished it and FUCKING HELL the finale felt like the author just got fed up with the whole thing and decided to quick-draw a half-assed conclusion. These were ones of the most underwhelming and nonsensical final chapters I've ever seen. Very-very-VERY disappointed.
I think I've read it up to the part where there was a high-jumper zombie in a mall. Should I bother reading to the end?
Can you spoil the ending for me?
It is pretty decent up till volume 21. But then everything is dropped: all the build-up, all the mystery, all unaswered question - everything is flushed down the toilet. What used to be a wild biopunkish transhumanist mindfuck ended in something resembling the beginning of the "I am a Legend" movie. I would like to spoil it but there is nothing to spoil at all - after quite a dumb showdown the protagonist is just left alone in Tokyo and survives there for a year hunting and scavenging. That's it. The end. No explanations, no point, no sense. If I actually bought this manga I would've felt scammed.
Shame, proves I shouldn't pick up unfinished works.
I remember when I first read this way back during the early 2000s when scanlation groups like Omanga was a thing. Back then there was a faithful group of fans around this title and you can still find old websites like this http://www.randomisgod.com/blame/btranslation.html
where you can find translated interviews where the author himself explains the story.
Everything up until that is fun enough to read so it's worth reading either way imo. The ending is not good from a story perspective but this mangaka is a real muh realism guy, so the ending fits the protagonist best.
I stumbled across an old forum for it recently: http://heeen.de/blame/
Do you like gekiga? I just finished Munou no Hito or A Worthless Person. It's about a deadbeat breeder who keeps fucking himself over with stupid business decision and his equally deadbeat friends. It's very pessimistic and wistful but don't expect anything too deep. It's a nice read and is only 6 chapters.
Oh it finished? Thanks for the reminder, i will read it later.
This is the only manga I could stand reading because there's no words and you can look at each page for 5mins or more.
All the other manga have been very incel that people recommend usually.
>>22996>Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuzoku Ni Ikimashita Report
Oh, so that's where the OP image of this thread >>>/dep/138322 comes from. That looks just as bad as those English language tumblr comics by the "depressed" cunt. Another thing to add to the blacklist.
What comics are you referring to? I could go for some "so bad it's good." As for me, Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuzoku Ni Ikimashita Report was like a grown-up Watamote. I like things that remind me of Tomoko Kuroki.
I'm sorry, I can't remember the name. It's not manga, but it's all black and white. The succubus draws herself with messy hair, striped shirt, bags under her eyes, ping pong ball eyes with black dots in the center. There is a particular strip about her "depression" that gets posted the most. I have even seen it on wizchan once. I don't know if that description will help you find it at all. But it might jog your memory if you've seen it before. I tried searching "depressed g[irl] comic tumblr" thinking it might show up but it didn't.
Oh, I think it must be Sarah's Scribbles then. I've gotten a crack out of it and some edits of it before. Appreciate your earnestness.
I binge read all of Kodomo No Jikan.
Not bad. I watched the anime when it came out. I remember someone on here described anime as just a "commercial for the manga" and that couldn't be more true in this case. The anime is a trace of the first three or so volumes with a tacked on ending at a point where in the manga, it just continues normally, but that's anime for you. The only thing I remember from the anime that wasn't in the Manga were the scenes where Reiji had locked Rin up in her room.
The art wasn't spectacular; there were no vistas or explorable environments present. It was strictly about the characters. It's kind of an upgrade from what I'm used to really. I read for the story, not the pretty pictures, so when an author focuses more time in to polishing dialogue and tying things together it has more of an impact on my memory than a nicely drawn scene. I can't really vouch or the dialogue though because I read a translated release. From what I got though, there were quite a lot of clever puns and other underhanded quips that worked.
The thing I really liked though is that it's not totally completely 100% lolibait. As the three literal succubi grow, they cool down and start viewing relationships as a more serious issue. The teachers themselves also don't remain oblivious and ignorant for the whole series, which I expected they would for comedy reasons. It gets pretty depressing at times at hit me on a personal, non-incel level. It didn't just flat out end either, the ending was in sight for 3 volumes and everything tied up at the end of volume 13.
The ending pages genuinely surprised me though and had me all giddy. I really didn't expect such a turn out. If you don't plan on reading it: Rin and Aoki commit to a relationship, starting with painful loli sex in a sex hotel, Usa hooks up with Reiji, Kuro is Kuro
how much grow are we talking about?
Two years, then bit of them is seen at the age of 16 at the end. You can see Rin's body growing out a bit more every volume and her and Mimi's faces loose a lot of their baby-like appearance. Even Aoki begins to look more masculine towards the end but that may just be an illusion. Rin eases out of being so openly horny rapidly towards throughout and Mimi's confidence shoots up to where she is no longer the shy, quiet succubus.
So, I watched the anime several weeks ago and then checked out the manga for the final chapters that didn't get animated (thinking "it can't possibly get worse than it already is"), and oh thank goodness they didn't get animated.
Now the thing is I don't like to spread hate on /jp/-related subjects so at first I decided not to post about it (at least not here on /jp/), but here your posts have rekindled those recent memories and kind of forced me to speak out. Thus I had written a hatepost with elaborations, but then after some consideration deleted it nonetheless.
Instead I'd like to keep it short: just want to inform all the wizzies who might potentially get deceived by the "school comedy" and "slice-of-life" tags this anime and manga usually get recommended with - stay away
. Sure, there are some decent-ish comedy moments there, but it is not worth tolerating all the forced drama and other obnoxious stuff, of which there is aplenty.
It's true, School Comedy and Slice-Of-Life are misleading tags for the series. Typically someone who hunts for series tagged with such tend to enjoy works like Nichijou or Yuru Yuri - completely different on all levels. They are not any bit similar to KNJ save for the lack of a fantasy setting which is where those tags find their way in. This is one of the reasons to avoid manga indexes all together. The series does get melodramatic a lot. There were many instances where Aoki could have just laughed and walked away.
You can post your complaints about the series no matter how hostile they may seem. I don't think any adult here would get offended by someone not liking any particular manga. It's good to vent.
I watch the anime in spring this year. I expected it to be a pedobait show but in fact it was a coming of age show. I recognised myself in Shirai and I am surprised how deep it actually was at times.
These were both really nice despite being completely different. This guy is one of my all time favorite mangaka now.
This manga was so good, I think it's because like the other anon said there's not much words and your imagination can just go wild.
>>21823>I like downloading raw manga that is untranslated and no one knows about, at least in the English community, and reading it.
I enjoy doing the same thing, but instead of only reading completed series, I download each new thing that is uploaded that looks appealing to me, and whatever else I run into being recommended that seems of interest. My standards have degraded over time and I've read a lot of real shit, but it's a good way to practice my Japanese and pass the time when I can't make myself care about anything else, I figure. I've downloaded around 500 titles by this point, and of course I've only got around to actually reading a fraction of those, and finishing or at least reading the bulk of a small handful.
I've idly thought of starting a Wizchan raw manga reading circle or something, to be able to discuss what we've found, but I don't know if I would actually commit to it.
Finished reading Welcome to NHK manga. Not sure what am I supposed to be thinking about it: the story seems rather scrambled, the plot progression is rather unsteady - with a lot of regressions out of nowhere, with the narrative randomly speeding up and slowing down.
What were supposed to be emotional scenes didn't really click with me and often times they didn't carry any sort of weight to the overall story. Maybe except for the revolutionary garden scene closer to the end of the manga - it was rather cute, and was preceding what is basically a denouement. Speaking of the epilogue - it caught me off-guard, I mean, it came rather suddenly, ended rapidly, and is quite undeveloped.
Ending, at least for me, seems like an unfitting puzzle piece. Before that, Satou always reverted to his previous condition when things were getting better for him, and Misaki just went along with it, trying to cure him or something - fuck if I know, more on that later. In the Ending, all the main cast parted their ways - Satou got himself a part-time job and is now working, not trying to run away from this like he did before, Yamazaki moved to his parents' house although he didn't want to, and Misaki… locked her up in the attic of the apartment where Satou used to live (?). It's all rushed, somewhat ungrounded, it is probably the part of the manga I have most gripes with.
Then there's Misaki and her relationship with Satou. I'm not quite sure what the fuck is going on between these two. Misaki has an implied metal illness (or something) that's why she was bullied in her school, forcing her to drop out and go around volunteering to help people with her recovery program. She's somewhat manipulative, and is trying to feed her ego by helping someone who's worse off than her. Apparently, the plan she had for Satou, she was afraid to take it any further after he proposed to her (?), and that was the reason why she cloistered herself in the attic of his house. Everything about her is just really strange, and I'm not sure if I got everything correctly, really. Her character doesn't get any apparent development, and the motivations still remain unclear, and are open to interpretations, and I'm not sure if it's beneficial to the story or not, since some may get the notion that the writer was just too lazy to create a stark personality for his character, going with the mystery factor instead. I guess it just boils down to the reader and his preferences.
Overall, It's okay, I guess. It doesn't have any particular mind-blowing insights into hikkikomori lifestyle or the human nature, "emotional" scenes are quite weak, characters just flounder in the same small pond of problems, sometimes getting out of it, just to return to it five pages later, repeating same process throughout the whole manga up until the ending.
Art is nice, nothing extraordinary though. Manga is quite short, you can complete it in one sitting.
I'm pretty sure I'll have to read the Light Novel to clear things up, but I'm not sure. Has anybody read both the Light Novel and the Manga? Can anybody tell me if there are differences?
Thanks wiz, you've saved me the bother of having to read that. I didn't like the anime much but heard that the manga is better. Apparently not better enough.
Finished reading what there is of Kakushigoto.
Based Kumeta is at it again, but this time instead of constantly lampooning whatever he finds fit and inserting social commentary, he decided to go with a somewhat mild setting that makes it somewhat reminiscent of his earlier, pre-Zetsubou Sensei works, except the degree of craziness of his gags' has been lowered substantially.
The premise is: a single "dirty" gag manga artist and a caring father is bitterly trying to hide his (as he supposes - shameful) occupation from his ten year old daughter while keeping up with his mangaka duties.
Although Kakushigoto isn't as bitter as some of his previous recent works, the carping is still there, and Kumeta's aim has shifted from the social/political sphere to the manga industry. There are plenty of insights into mangakas' workflow and problems that come up along the way. The manga probably serves as an autobiography of sorts, as there are plenty of small details and scenes that directly parallel with Kumeta's own life.
Characters in this one are nothing really special, much like in all of Kumeta's works - they all possess a set of their own quirks and traits that sooner or later come up in the gags. The designs are likable and way more varied than what you'd expect from Kumeta. There's also some SZS-like subplot going on, that is, there already is a set of females who got the wrong impression that the main character was hitting on them and fell for him. Then again, most of them are brought up for very specific gags, and probably will play some sort of bigger role later on, bearing Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Manga Ending in mind.
Kakushigoto is still an ongoing, so that may be troubling for some, but find some time for yourself to read it - it's fun and lighthearted.
I'm retarded. Where does everyone go to get manga scans?
Am I the only one that dropped To Your Immortality ? I feel like it's going nowhere, I'm tired of the same pattern of meeting a new character which dies and it's only reminder is it's fizical form.>>24288
madokami, join their irc on rizon and msg the bot for an account
How are Kumeta's other works like?
Even if they're not as cynical or satirical as SZS, I'm still really fond of his art style and succubi>>24288
mangaupdates.com lists the specific scanlator groups that worked on a translation, and you can usually just search and go straight to their site
>>24346>How are Kumeta's other works like?
If I were to pick a single word to describe his manga, it'd be: "original"
, or, maybe, "ingenious"
Most of his works have a really quirky and interesting premise to them that is then expanded upon throughout the course of manga in the form of thematic gags and occasional plot progression. And that's pretty much it. If you're expecting some witty story choices and about-turns, then you'll probably be disappointed - all the wit is put into the gags, because that is what Kumeta is, a gag artist. It'd be really interesting to see him write a story and stray away from the gags, but considering that he has been in the industry for over 25 years now - it's very unlikely that he would do that, ever.
I remember reading and liking Ciguatera years ago. For whatever reason I never went after more titles by he same author. I'll definitely check Wanitokagegisu out. Thanks.
Read voynich hotel the other day.
It was pretty short but the artstyle was interesting and it had a lot of funny black humor, the story is a bit all over the place but it was enjoyable. Only real issue was the last couple chapters felt rushed.
The story really didn't change in narrative pacing even at the end. Something weird happens and you meet this character, something weird happens and you find out about that character, the only thing the ending did was return to the characters that felt like they had the most focus and do the same thing with them. That's why it's such a great manga, and why everyone still talks about it in rec threads. It's not supposed to be a satisfying story, in fact I think the whole point of Voynich Hotel is that even if you reveal mysteries the truth isn't that much better than the anticipation of what is to come.
I mean, I liked the end and especially the last page was incredibly fitting. I guess I just wanted snippets of a few more characters, rushed wasn't really the best word.
Just finished catching up on/rereading dorohedoro.
It's definitely gotten a bit off the rails but it's still a lot of fun.
the new Berserk chapter has been out for a while, opinions?
I was a little disappointet tbh but I am happy enough that it finally picks up again to overlook that.
what are some good shounen ai books? not looking for porn just some BL
I've been reading a manga called blue flag, it's a love triangle between the mc who is pretty neutral, his best friend(who is gay and likes mc but no one knows), and a succubus that becomes their friend and that likes both of them but is really shy. It's very realistic, not really your generic BL story, has lots of drama and romance
but like, what's the gayness on a scale of 1 to 10?
it's still ongoing, nothing too gay has happened yet, but the subject of homosexuality is touched on often, it's awkward confused love at this point. It sort of shifts between BL and shoujo at points imo. It's a realistic manga on gay love, not really something generic like super lovers or something in that vein
I wish Japan did colored manga. I can't ever figure out what's going on in some of them because it's all just black and white.
Full-colored manga is rare because it takes way longer and it's close to impossible to release on a weekly basis (and most serial manga is released weekly).
Never had trouble with black-and-white because manga style comics incorporate lots of effects that make it easy to distinguish action. If you're new to the medium, you'll get used to it.
Is there a Naruto manga ? I only watched the anime so far , I love it
>>25770>it's still ongoing, nothing too gay has happened yet,
Ok. Well I'm looking for something completed, and more romantic. If you've read Ghost that's a good example of what appeals to me.
>>25782>If you've read Ghost that's a good example of what appeals to me
Only thing I can think of is No.6, you'd probably find more stuff you like under shoujo tags than bl
>>25783>No.6>"…Shion later witnesses his coworker age rapidly and die as a wasp emerge from his neck."
wtf am I reading
I started reading HxH out of boredom. I'm now at the point where they all got their hunter licenses. Really mundane, characters are one not, and a lot of contrivances so far.
I wan't a huge fan of it but you are at the part it starts picking up. If you made it that far definitely keep going because it gets better.
Well, I finished the Auction/Phantom Troupe arc and I don't think I'll bother going on with it. Guess my expectations got inflated with all the groids who I heard praising it as something above shounen, but it was run of the mill to me. Characters defined by one personality trait and their motivation, villains so out of the maincast's league the only way for them to compete is to bullshit their power up, fights where characters explain how their abilities work, worldbuilding that has no rhyme or reason outside of the mangaka going "Hey this would be cool!", etc. The next arc seems they'll be going into a video game and I already had enough of shit like that so I'm done.
Not sure what I'll try reading next.
Read Black Paradox and after reading that and Hellstar Remina I'm convinced Ito works better when he isn't trying to write a longer story, haven't read Gyo or Uzumaki yet though. It seems to me he's better suited to shorter things because it's awfully apparent how bad he is a plotting and characterization when he tries to take on something more.
It's painful reading naruto and seeing how it got progressively worse and worse into it's piece of shit ending, it used to be so good but was ruined by shonen jump jew making it longer for gold. It's too painful because it was so good.
Romance manga has to be the worse genre, even netorare gives you a better feeling at least to your penis compared to the black hole thats left in you from romance when the other succubus isn't chosen. And then they show a time skip 10 years later and the other succubus that we read all about in the manga now suddenly has kids with some random man instead of the main character, and the main character is married with his wife and they have kids and get old and die a happy life. Endings like that piss me off more than anything.
read bl romance instead, it's the only good kind
what does bl stand for?
Romance manga that has a VN or drama structure with multiple love interests is terrible to read for the actual romance. It's too many negative emotions. Look for the rare dramaless, one interest romance.
do you have any recommendations?
Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki of course
Gyo's pretty meh but Uzumaki is among my top 20 because of how Ito ties together the previous chapters in the finale.
I've been reading manga by Oh! great like air gear and tenjou tenge and this guy is a great artist, but he can't write stories worth anything. Everything feels unnatural, random parts of the story suddenly happen that don't flow well and aren't believable and its hard to understand whats going on a lot of the time because of that. He should just hire someone to write the stories for him while he focuses on the art, he would make great manga then. Somehow he's been making manga for more than 23 years even though he can't write good stories.
Manga isn't really that great for storytelling as a medium. Spirit Circle guy makes it work because I think he has a very good sense of the story having a structure and he clearly plots it. Looks effortless reading it. Most manga is focused on getting the most from the pages you have in front you, so reading it all at once usually feels jumbled. It probably wouldn't be as bad reading it week-to-week.
I really liked Machida-kun to Sekai and Chio-chan going to school. Both heavy character focus, don't have much of a continuing story but still manage to link together plot elements to give you a feeling of progression as you read further. I think that's the best balance. Manga isn't fit for more complex stories, books have much more freedom for that.
Tried Komi-chan, first comedy manga I outright hated. Humor didn't feel like humor at all, just look at this weirdo and this weirdo.
Kaguya was the most enjoyable I read for the character reactions and interaction. Fun watching the characters pride crumble.
I'm rereading Narutaru. Decided to because I read it years ago and liked it a lot but couldn't remember exactly why I did.
Does anyone here has an account on madokami? They have closed registration for a while now and I would like to know if it's worth keeping on the lookout for when you can register again. Do they have a large collection of raw stuff? I'm interested in older titles, 80s and early 90s stuff, specially from defunct magazines like コミックボンボン. I'm not interested in translated material so if that's the bulk of their stuff I might as well forget about it.
from what chapter is this page? it got me intrigued
I don't know, Asano used to be my favorite mangaka, but I find it really hard to dig their new, 'cutesy' art style (which this page is an exception to).
Also, did he actually become a succubus in the end?
It's one of the early chapters. Somewhere around c5-15 I believe.
What level is ideal for that, N3 or something?
there's also a movie in case you didn't know
I've been purchasing the licensed English prints of Kiniro Mosaic and Nichijou. I dropped both anime about 3 episodes in as they were being released because I was enjoying both on a relaxing level, so I figured reading the manga would extend the enjoyment. I was right, but dang does it take long for them to wind up on the shelves of bookstores where I live. I want to read some more recent series which caught my attention but none have been officially translated yet.
>inb4 pirate it
I just can't shake the need for a full book shelf.
>>21816>So why don't we share each other great mangahttps://reader.deathtollscans.net/series/dice_the_cube_that_changes_everything/
It's not really a manga, and its not released on paper but somehow it got stuck in my mind even though i don't feel like reading it anymore)since 3 years ago(.>>25766> blue flag
More like gay fag, am i rite boys? How can you love someone who has no bewbs?
Close to being done, I read through 80% of it a few months ago and planning on finishing what's left this month. There's quite a few moments where the protagonist should've died and plot bullshit saved her and there's arcs which are borderline filler with how little they add to the overall plot.
Also the fucking teenage succubi with black hair look nearly identical and it's fucking annoying.
i need a manga collection for beginner japanese readers. i know enough japanese to read yotsubato
i can probably read any manga with furigana but it will take longer because i'll have to look words up every sentence
In my experience the best manga to learn Japanese is the one that you like the plot and characters. No point downloading some manga that's easy to read but you have no interest in it. After Yotsuba I read Doraemon, Papua-kun, Super Mario (the Kodansha one), little bit of Kirby, some Dragon Quest stuff, some Urusei Yatsura volumes, currently reading Kochikame. Plus lots of others I read a chapter or two, sometimes just the first couple of pages. Go to mangazip and grab a bunch that draw your attention. CoroCoro titles are the easiest to read usually, being for kids and all.
>i can probably read any manga with furigana but it will take longer because i'll have to look words up every sentence
Haven't you grinded some Core words deck before going for native material? You have to literally stop every balloon to look words up in Yotsuba? Then anything else will be too exhausting I'm afraid.
> You have to literally stop every balloon to look words up in Yotsuba?
no, not with yotsuba. I meant a manga other than yotsuba
I still have to look up words occasionally with yotsuba but not every balloon.
mangazip links never workhttp://rawmangazip.com/
i prefer rawmangazip
Just finished reading all the currently available chapters of Black Clover. (182 at the time of posting) and watching the anime.
I gotta say it far exceeded my expectations.
In my opinion Black Clover puts boku no hero to shame. Both of them being your typical shonen that hit very similar beats I feel the comparison is fair. BC is not without its faults but when it comes to suspension of disbelief, humor, characters & setting I feel BC hits these points out of the park compared with boku no. My only real complaint about BC is how fast it feels like the plot moves but I suppose it's better than dragging on forever with story arcs(looking at you one piece)
If anyone here enjoys a good battle anime I would highly recommend Black Clover. I avoided it up until now because of the memes surrounding the launch of the anime.
"All the main character does is yell"
"It's just a certain magical index knock off"
"It's a harry potter anime"
"boku no is better" (this is a lie)
While I can admit that all three of those points are somewhat valid not one of them actually bothered me whatsoever. Riding on brooms and certain locations are the only things that feels extremely harry potter to me but its not a deal breaker since the manga and anime excell in so many other areas.
The anime is actually really well done as well. Certain fights are just people throwing spells at each other but since it's a world of wizards I understand the reasoning behind it. Since the main character uses an anti-magic sword whenever he fights it totally throws all the normal rules out the window and its a real treat to watch(especially with the anime since the english dub is good)
Overall I would rate Black Clover in the category of shonen as a solid 8.5/10>great world building>awesome characters>really well executed fight scenes when powerful characters clash>cool villainswell done character deaths
When it comes to the anime>solid animation most of the time (especially when it counts)>sweet soundtrack>really well done voice acting>Have yet to see any filler
If you are on the fence or simply bored I would recommend reading the manga which is free and easy to find online or watching the anime which is also easy to find.https://blackclovermanga.com/https://www.watchcartoononline.io/anime/black-clover
It's not perfect but honestly what anime is?
>>28902>"boku no is better" (this is a lie)
It is A truth actually. You are comparing mangas. I'm comparing animes.>"All the main character does is yell"
This is my main problem right next to being "a certain BNHA knock off". I can say that they're knock offs of each other but hey. its just my opinion. I started with black clover, Dropped it and started watching BNHA to the end. Perhaps I'm tired of this "mystery" trope. I prefer more simple anime now.
My biggest issues with boku no pretty much all stem from how the superhero powers function and how the plot is self contained to a fault.
I'll start with how I think the superpowers are either weak or impractical to a fault. A basic gun would win in a fight against 90% of the characters explored in the show, no questions asked. Thats leaving out actual combat rifles which I assume would make quick work out of every hero from All Might all the way down to All for One.
Why does that problem not apply to Black Clover? Simply because guns do not exist in BC's universe.
The second major problem I have with boku no in regards to the superpowers is how totally impractical a majority of them are. Jet engines in your legs? Tape dispenser in your arms? Headphone jacks stemming from your ears? Those are all extremely low hanging fruit examples but lets not forget that all three of those powers are from characters in lead supporting roles to the story which might I remind you, takes place in the primary class of the world's (or maybe just japan?) best ninja training academy I MEAN SUPERHERO SCHOOL… sorry. I know asking for a shonen to suspend disbelief might be considered asking a bit much but its My Hero's fault in the first place for following the superhero format which just so happens to generally take place in the real world. I can not say I have ever had this problem with the Marvel comics as powers are normally scaled up to literal "superhuman" levels in order to compensate for this issue. X-men on the other hand is pretty much just an 80s soap opera that has less to do with mutants fighting each other and more to do with a school full of outcasts hooking up (spoiler alert, that's all boku no truly is). This kind of power scaling can't take place in boku no because literally every single person on the planet has these powers and much like in X-men the show is more focused on mutant power vs mutant power rather than realistic circumstances.
The third biggest issue I have with boku is the scope of the story or should I say, the lack of scope. For a show based around the real world or even "the comic book world" I simply find it rather distracting that the greatest superhero school is full of predominantly characters so bad they would even be rejected from the X-men. I understand that the show is mostly based on call backs or homages to comic book characters but having world changing superhero events pretty much all take place in one or two japanese locations while simultaneously only directly impacting a dozen characters at most simply feels incredibly underwhelming to me.
With all that hot mess to say please don't think I am shit talking My Hero for any other reason besides my personal inability to look past the shows faults at telling a compelling narrative by my own standards. The show simply does not hold a candle to actual comic books and if it wasn't for the anime aesthetic the show would have nothing going for it besides totally re-hashed ideas. I have still read/watched all of the content available for boku simply because I am a stunted child at heart who enjoys the familiarity and safety of the shonen archetypes. I would also like to take a moment to address a green text of yours.
>"All the main character does is yell"
While that can indeed be said about Black Clovers main character(especially in the anime) I believe saying that all My Heroes main character does is cry would also be a true statement from the same standpoint.
My distrust for boku not only stems from the shows limited writing & concepts but also from how the fans of it have forged the fandom into something that closely resembles the early naruto's fanbase obsession over characters relationships. I would not at all be shocked if in the future we got My Hero 2 where all the main cast has hooked up and now we follow their spawns around much like Boruto.
Ultimately I would like to sum my jumble of thoughts simply into.
I was not a fan of the 80s X-men as it was nothing more than a bunch of norms hooking up in a high school that they lived in and now Boku No is doing the same thing for anime fans almost 40 years later.
My biggest issues with MHA is that it's generic as fuck and follows the shounen formula to a T yet everyone's praising it for breaking some new ground. Like all hyped shounen, it'll start getting shit on the moment the next "hypest shit" comes around the corner and people get bored with it. Same thing happened with Naruto, Bleach, and Fairy Tail.
I keep going back to Itou Junji's manga, he's an artist I actually like. Seems like most just have a couple of good works but mostly uninteresting ones>>21823
Yeah yeah we all read Genki and thought we were good
I don't know what X-Men comics you have been reading but the ones I read had nothing to do with romantic school drama and everything to do with majore world changing events and heavy social issues.
Then again I don't read the current stuff because marvel comics suck now.
Honestly boku no hero is such trash I'm amazed it has any following at all.
>>28923>Itou Junji's manga
Shitty storyteller and boring art, lacks creativity.
I'm just reading Blame! and holy shit its great. I don't know why I waited for so long to read it.
Considering that most manga (and japanese media in general) always has tons of dialogue and exposition its refreshing to see something that's mostly carried by its visual with almost no dialogue.
In fact I didn't understand shit about the plot and I gave up on it. But the scenery was beautiful of course, especially if you like cyberpunk.
It is slightly explained in the anime a little better… mankind has evolved post-transhumanism, and survivors who are constantly attacked by the wired and rouge AI are stuck trying to survive on a dyson sphere.
Fuck, I didn't know they made a Blame anime
What addons are you using? I am also interested in keeping track of ongoing manga. Too many have slow updates that make you forget to check it after some time.
You mean you don't just use a notebook or text document with title and chapter/volume number next to it?
I though that is what everyone did.
It's from the same author as Kokou no Hito.
Although Kokou No Hito is far more introspective, and the art is slightly better, Innocent has better characters and a better story.
I extremely reccomend both.
Caught up with Neverland. I still like it even though some of the later arcs are nothing to note. But with recent twists, it seems like the mangaka is deviating from what they originally planned.
Oh well, not sure if I should read Blame or Dorohedoro. I'll let my post number decide.
Where do you anons download your manga?
Looking for Strongest Legend Kurosawa but a site with a large collection would be more helpful in the long term desu
I stopped at vol 10 when I made this post. Now my mom went on a month long trip and I'm back home to take care of her pets and endure an internet so shitty I'm not even sure this post will go through it takes so damn long to load anything. Only thing I have on this laptop is 45 volumes of Doraemon and for the past 2 days that's all I do now. It's been a while since I'm at this point where I feel like stop reading/watching/playing some media but once I stop I immediately realize there's nothing else to do
and just force myself to continue. I'm actually having lots of fun with it.
I just finished volume 6 of succubus's Last Tour and I went in not knowing it was the last. I really really liked this manga, From a normal viewpoint it wasn't anything special at all and the art was comical, but this particular series clicked with me personally in more ways than one. It ended on such a sad note. I hate this feeling of the adventure ending. I guess I can watch the anime now and prolong the experience for a little longer but my pansy ass is going to be butthurt over this for some time.
Things are worth praising when they end. It should teach you here to appreciate what was good rather than the potential future.
I watched the anime first then read the continuation in the manga.
What a great work of art.
Very depressing but very calming too in a weird sort of way.
It's not over until it's over.
I just read them online.
Her role is kinda insignificant in the latest issues, though.
She kinda just dropped off the pages after she was saved.
I just read the first chapter of this after remembering a post saying it was like heroin on magicchan. Its wonderful
Does anyone still read Watamote? I remember that it was really big among NEET/hikki types on imageboards a few years ago when the anime came out, but I haven't seen anyone talk about it in forever. I stopped reading it a while ago around the time when Tomoko gets caught trimming her pubes. Is it worth reading still?
I'm reading it right now. I'm not far in the manga since I've seen the anime twice so I put off reading it. I have a few manga with hikikomori characters I plan to read. It's a decent story, I like the Tomoko's personality and awkwardness more than the actual story. That's where the appeal is
also I know she's not a hikikomori but she's always brought up in discussions since without school she would be one without a doubt
Last chapter I read she was checking out campuses with the succubi from her class. Also there are so many relevant characters she interacts with now it's impossible to keep track of their names. I still like it though.
Just finished reading rozen maiden 1 and 2. Really liked it, even more than the anime in some parts. It's a real shame that the anime doesn't follow the original story fully.
Also, what the fuck is wrong with MAL? Why is rozen maiden #938? I refuse to believe that rozen maiden is worse than SAO and whatever seasonal shit that's popular right now. Is it nostalgia or something? Am I the crazy one here?
Rankings on websites like that get easily skewed and shouldn't be taken seriously. Popular and relatively recent shows have the advantage of people actively reviewing them.
Now read the webcomic
I never read the manga but the anime was not very good. But regardless, MAL ratings are always terrible. If I recall it lists Fullmetal Alchemist as the number one anime, just how? I don't understand.
"OP" characters can be done right if the story focuses on aspects that don't pertain to them being op. OPM starts off with the premise that Saitama's OPness made him depressed and bored and that the story will be about him dealing with that, but it quickly starts to become the boring run of the mill shounen it's parodying. I'd say once you've read to the end of the Boros arc you've seen all OPM has to offer.
People say Mob Psycho is better, but I heard that it gets pretty dogged down in normalfag platitudes the further you go in.
OPM for large stretches is just a show like others with some plot, some cool fighting and some character interactions which can all be fun in their own right. It can be watched and enjoyed for what it is.
Mob Psycho takes the 'OP hero struggling with his powers' thing a lot more seriously, however it never lets up the condescending moralizing and one could even say that everything else in the show is subservient to the authors lecturing. At least for the anime that's the case.
Reading the newish KOF manga now.>>21816
Just focus on the ones you like for whatever reason?
Yeah, first issues look ok. But then… I forced myself to read all of it. It has some tiny bits of good existencial thoughts now and then, but the vast majority of it is just crazy nippon normalfaggotry, sex and abuse. The whole "cult" plot, idk what the fuck that was for, to show that it's a big issue in Japan? Well it isn't worth filling 50% of the series with that brainfarts. And him becoming a familyfaggot in the end is just fucking crap.
I wouldn't recommend it to wizards.
>>30619>The whole "cult" plot
Japanese love to join groups, cults exploit this need.
I don't want to sound snobbish, but you might have read it in the wrong way. The creator himself said that "living is harder than dying" for Punpun and thinks it's the "worst possible ending" for his story.(https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/inio-asano-interview-reality-is-tough-so-read-this-manga-about-cute-succubi-and-feel-better/) It's also hinted at very early in the story(picrelated) that punpun wanted to be left alone all this time(which is really wizardly) and that he doesn't even get that at the end
About the cult arc, again, the creator said that it was all real and they actually saved the world, lol. I don't think anybody liked that, me included haha>>30352
I read it on my shitphone using tachiyomi, it's a pretty good app for reading manga. I even stopped reading from my pc and switched to phone.
>>30625>creator himself said
If so, he did a shitty job showing it in his work (or just lied in an intrview to avoid contradiction)>hinted at very early in the story(picrelated) that punpun wanted to be left alone
it's not "hinted early", that is what 70% of teenagers all around the world think of themselves, and just like him they grow up and start fucking everything that moves, "really wizardly" my ass. >oh poor me, cosmos is cold, i am nothing, let's fuck
anyone reading chain-saw man?
its not super but its entertaining,it has potential if it avoid common tropes
Read Bitter Virgin because at first I thought it was a wizard's autobiography. Turned out to be a tear-jerking seinen by a female mangaka. Cried a few times, pretty good overall.
I've started reading Berserk and I absolutely love it. The themes and atmosphere are precisely my taste and I feel like I can relate to Guts on some level.
Is the anime also as good as the manga?
The first anime is great. But it only covers the first part of the manga. The new reboot is terrible. Done in really really horribly done 3d. Dont reccommend that one at all.
I found I liked pretty much anything by Oshimi Shuzo. Aku no hana, chi no wadachi, Happiness.
I now finished Berserk and I quite enjoy it. The last 10 volumes or so weren't as good as the first few and I also don't seem to enjoy the anime.
The one thing that bugs me is that I couldn't figure out where this image is from. I don't recall a single page where Schrieke assumed that pose.
Thanks a lot. Asking on Wizchan felt like a shot in the dark. I'm genuinely surprised to run across the creator of the image here. What are the chances?
im about to finish the breacker,a manwha,and im reading the raws for kinnikuman nisei
after that ill read pokemon special
il also reading like 10 other shonen ATM, abyss rage and chainsaw man I reccomend
It says " You're late, Killy" "It's been at least 10 years I've been waiting."
I don't think it's underated at all, it got 3 different releases over the years, including an over sized one that looks pretty good, it has 2 movies on it, an artbook and a good deal of merchandise. It's one of my favorites too, I have the original release. Blame! is what pushed Nihei to be a big name. His Knights of Sydonia got animated too.
i didnt know KOS was from nihei,ill try to watch it on netflix
I got him to sign my second volume of BLAME! in the new french edition, it made me so happy but it was kind of awkward to just say "hello" then "thank you goodbye" when other people where asking him questions while he signed their own volumes.
Guess that's what you get as an autistic wizzie trying to meet the author of one of his favorite mangas.
your brain is too fucked? I got a instant bonner for that shota. I need stop with hentai and quit porn.
can anyone translate the headband symbol?
its kin's,from air master.
the spanish translation goes up to chapter 190,i could start picking up after where the english stopped if theres enough interest
while getting boners on command is a sign of virility,you indeed need to quit all porn.
use the energy for other means instead!
It's 黒 (black) the other one outside the circle is 誠 (truth).
his group is called"black justice alliance" in spanish
Is there any site out there has good quality images, you don't have to download anything, and you don't have to make an account to view stuff? Bonus for putting all of the images for a chapter on a single page.
Binge read like 30 isekai/fantasy mangas/manhwas in a month. Felt really addicted to that shit. Certain tropes started to stand out, like "obligatory succubus romantic partner", "end goal being either returning to earth or defeating the big bad", "empty platitudes served as highly intellectual philosophy" etc. Coincidentally, the only mangas I liked were the ones that either subverted the trope or completely ignored it.
Can recommend only like 5 manga out of the 30 I read, from most liked to less.
"The Gamer" - korean manhwa about a gamer getting OP powers. Art style is below average, but the amount of chapters it had was pretty nice for my binge(a whopping 285). Romance is nowhere in sight, at least from the main character's point of view. Had a lot of fun skipping boring gamer lingo and reading how he got out of tough spots. Superpower manhwas are already for pretty dumb people, but "The Gamer" takes the cake. You can completely turn off your brain and read it without any issues.
"Solo Levelling" - another korean manhwa about superpowers. Art is better than "The Gamer"'s, but the amount of chapters is pretty low, 89. No romance at all. Was pretty satisfying to read about a guy getting stronger in complete solitude.
"Overlord" - I watched the first season of the anime and then read the manga. Manga was infinitely better, didn't even bother to watch the second season of the anime. No romance because the main character is a dickless skelly. After all the boring human isekais, Overlord was a great change of pace. Main character is a good balance between an edgelord and a goofy comic relief.
"The Eminence in Shadow" - pretty funny manga about all the stupid tropes isekais have. Subverts some of them, embraces the others. Reads more like a comedy rather than an author's power fantasy, which is pretty unique for isekais.
"Kumo Desu Ga, Nani Ka?" - a nice manga about a spider getting stronger in complete solitude.
The other 25 mangas I read were either really shit, really boring, or, worst of all, really generic. Isekai mc's suffer the "cardboard cutout" syndrome, which is acceptable if character… nay, power progression is executed nicely.
Gonna read SAO next, but I fear it will be the most shit, boring and generic isekai manga of them all. Or not. Can't really trust the reviews, I'll have to find out for myself.
I've been reading this manga called Neeko was tsurai yo,it's about a 23 year old NEET,I can relate a lot,this may seem like cliche but she's basically me,same age,same feelings same shame and sadness.
I like it that it never sugarcoats what being a NEET feels like,there's no "boyfriend" or any other solution like in NHK,You have everything,the more successful sibling,the parents that look at disgust to you,the happy youth memories that feel like fucking torture I really like this.
I wish there was an anime,but this manga is not popular at all it seems,so it's not gonna happen,but you should still check it out.
that shit looks like suicide fuel.
It's not,it's a bit depressing yeah but it's charming and funny too sometimes.
One of the chapters actually had this disclaimer it was probably made by the translate though.
I would rather watch this than other "Wizard" shitty shows like NHK ir Watamote,at least I can actually relate to this.
i'd rather avoid any of that depressive stuff.
You have happy youth memories?
Yes,none of them with succubi of course,but me and some guys on school used to play Vidya together after school,life was actually bearable back then.
Kazuo koike also died this year. Man this sucks
I read his Disappearance Diary and it was pretty good, but I can't help but feel bad for the wife and kids he abandoned (twice( and then had to put with his alcoholism. Dude is still a legend though.
Machikado Mazoku~ succubus wakes up one morning to find that she is a demon complete with horns and a pointy tail; then she is pressured to defeat the local bored mahou shoujo. Slice of life comedy with a mahou shoujo/demon theme. Read before sleeping to cure insomnia or feel good.>>30335
Agree that One Punch Man should have ended with the Boros arc. After that, it's more like the Garou & Genos show with Saitama being a side-character in his own show.
I finished steel ball run recently. I really liked the premise of a old west race from coast to coast on horseback, not to mention the amazing characters and fights. I tried reading jojolion after this, but it's not the same thing. After i finish it I'm reading berserk, i never read it and only watched portions of the original anime.
I just finished reading that a couple weeks ago. In my case, I found it somewhat difficult to stick with, since it often made me quite depressed and I'd sometimes take a break for a week or two before reading any more. All the sex stuff, including Punpun's constant need for human affection, and all the associated antics he gets up to in regards to that, were a little tiring after a while, but I don't know. The pervading feeling of having to endure an entirely dreary life, filled with self-loathing, loneliness, and emptiness, really bummed me out and only served to intensify my own miserable disposition. Much of the character, in what they say & do, only serving to reinforce these points of misery even further. Next to Punpun's uncle, I found Nanjou in particular to be pretty potent for this sort of thing, especially when she's giving out her rather scathing reality checks to Punpun, or, by extension, just the reader themselves, since, at least for me, I found most of her remarks said against Punpun, and his general spinelessness, could just as easily apply to me as well. That whole scene where Punpun is getting dressed down by Nanjou's former fiancee was especially brutal and all I could feel was angry & upset while reading it, making me feel even worse since that's essentially what he was calling out Punpun for.
Other than that, I thought a lot of the characters were pretty likable, especially Seki & Shimizu. I also found the abrupt direction the story took near the end, (Punpun going on the run for murder with Aiko)
, to be actually kinda interesting and a novel change for the pacing, despite it being a little jarring as well. The sheer cluelessness of Punpun himself can be somewhat frustrating & contrived at times, but, even in that, I could feel a sense of recognition in him, given how much of a laughable nincompoop I am myself. I'll also say that when it comes to the ending. I felt quite bad for Aiko. Yeah, she was pretty crazy in her own way and was, in some sense, just the female version of Punpun, but it would have been nice to see her be happy & satisfied somewhere. Her eventual suicide, while easy to see coming, was still pretty sad. The fact that she suffered so much guilt over murdering her horrible & abusive mother, while then continuing to be needlessly abused by Punpun, only for her life to end in such a dismal way, really reflected how awful & tragic life so often is. Leading on from that, I found Punpun stabbing himself in the eye, in a bid to kill himself(?), to be pretty dumb. Who the fuck kills themselves by plunging a knife in their eye? Fucking Punpun, as retarded as ever. The whole scene kinda reminded me of the end of Fight Club though, what with Jack shooting himself in the mouth to get rid of Tyler, in just the same way Punpun does to get rid of "God". Nanjou randomly coming across him afterwards felt kinda contrived however. The chapter devoted to how Punpun is starting to forget Aiko was also very sad.
As another wizzie mentioned, one of the biggest gripes I had with this manga had to do with the cult sub-plot. It was dumb, lame and only got in the way of the main story instead of adding to it, becoming essentially nothing more than annoying filler dragging it down. The cult seems like it might be interesting at first, but it ultimately just fizzles out & goes completely nowhere. Maybe that was the point perhaps, as indicative of how life itself follows the same trajectory? Either way, I'd of much rather preferred it had that whole cult bullshit been cut out entirely.
Another, somewhat related thing, is how this mange touches on societal collapse, albeit briefly. As someone who somewhat frequents r/collapse, I thought it was a pretty cool & prescient inclusion for the author to slide into the events of an otherwise unrelated story. Having a real collapse associated with resource depletion, climate chaos, and eventual nuclear war, be faced against a fake "woo woo" collapse, as exemplified by the cult, was a neat juxtaposition I thought. Although disappointingly, it sorta all becomes a bit of a joke at the end since, in the very last line of the manga, you see a new generation of kids remarking to themselves about how society will collapse soon, in the same way Aiko said to Punpun in the beginning of the manga, implying that life will just go on no matter what happens and that nothing will change. Needless to say, but that sort of ignorant & shortsighted attitude pretty much retroactively ruined that aspect of the story for me, which was a shame.Just a randomly wild aside, but did anyone else find those two teachers playing hide n' go seek with each other in the first few chapters of the manga to be creepy as fuck? Just imagine finding one of them in your closet or under your bed, eyes wide open just standing there/laying there. Freaked me out even more than most horror related things ever do.
Anyway, all in all, I'd say I enjoyed it and I'm not ashamed to admit that it even managed to make me cry a couple times. It might sound entirely cringe & egotistical, but I sorta wish I could manage to write something like this, but modified to reflect my own life as an agoraphobic wizard, hermit living in North America. I suppose one might say, what could someone possibly write about such an existence? Maybe not a lot, but what could be written, would have enormous value, I think. I realize manga really isn't a "thing" outside of Japan, but I don't know. All I'm saying is that if it were somehow possible for me to do anything on this planet, writing a story similar to this would be exactly what I'd like to do. Knowing that I never will, and that no else probably ever will, just bums me out is all. It's just something I couldn't help, but be bothered over while reading this, or thinking back on it now. I'm a bit jealous of authors like this, and others, who can manage to write & express themselves, or to at least go headlong in the attempt, as opposed to someone like me who never does anything and can only dream about ever doing similar to the same degree.
I love the Goemon games but this manga always annoyed me since the focus just seems to be any excuse for the mangaka to jack off to Yae
The last games still managed to put her in something skimpy without being going stupid about it.
You can't stop people from being horny I guess o
Holy shit someone actually responded to my post. Just had to wait over a year for it. Where did you find it btw? I've gave up on it after I couldn't find it anywhere. Don't really mind been shitty to be honest, I've played all the games aside the pachinko ones of course and watched the anime. I really want to check this manga out.
I am enjoying his newest manga Dead Dead Deamon's Dedededestruction right now. Its very much about all that societal collapse stuff.
Really? I'll have to check it out then. I wouldn't have guessed he'd dabble with it again, given the way Punpun ended, but I'm not complaining though. Societal collapse, real societal collapse (not some zombie shit, or what have you) needs to have better representation in media. We're at the very precipice of it after all, so I really appreciate those who choose to incorporate it into their stories and really dig deep into what collapse, especially pre-collapse, means on a human level as we all busy ourselves with our various lives. Again, Punpun did a good job with this, I thought, outside of blowing it all off as, "lol, whatever things are fine actually", right at the end.
Finished PunPun. Overall, while I liked the art and the way the story is presented I really didn't like the story and characters. It's hard for me to describe but everyone talks like they just got out a philosophy 101 class, and while I generally don't have a problem with stories doing that, in PunPun a lot of the dialogue just comes off as shallow when you actually assess the vague shit the characters say. Though given the themes of the story itself it could easily be argued that's the point.
The pacing is sooooo much better in the manga then the anime.
Should I read the manga or watch the anime of Vinland Saga?
Posting in manga thread because the ones who read the manga would respond.
Manga, the anime changes the order of some stuff
damn all these manga getting anime adaptations lately i must be living under a rock
Dorohedoro. I torrented the whole VIZmedia collection.
I use free Sumarta PDF for everything, including .cbr/.cbz files.
Corocoro recently began releasing free digital editions of their monthly 2020 issues. It's always one behind current but still pretty good.
If anyone is interested. https://csbs.shogakukan.co.jp/book/?comic_id=39019
Star Trek: DISCOVERY aka STD
The series was worth revisiting to see Roshi back in the picture alone.
lmao Roshi got wizardzoned
I find his art more amusing than scary
Ichi The Killer was intentionally different from everything else at the time.
It went out of it's way to be like nothing else. So good luck with that.
IMO it's not supposed to be "scary" to begin with. But yeah I like Junji Ito art as well, very cool and unique stuff.
I also liked the Vinland Saga very much. Other than that it's all garbage like all other Jap media are
Yeah it seems like it but I thought maybe someone continued in it's path.
How can it be that in such a strange culture that no one took that psycho sexual gauntlet and ran with it…
Comfiest manga for those new to manga?
New Treasure Island
What is the best site for downloading manga.. I would like to know it is a pain I usually use Mangapark to read online but mommy is taking away my tendies and internet!! so I need to stock up!
A bit late but AB has a lot of manga in torrent form if you're in the club. For android Tachiyomi is really good, it pulls from multiple sources and you can download things in there.
There's probably also a bunch of downloader browser extensions, couldn't tell you what is good though.
hakuneko seems the best
read 37 chapters of Bleach, it's pretty good tbh, better than I expected
I guess Berserk taught me to never start an ongoing manga.
We'll never see the end of this shit. Most likely he'll die and his relatives gonna publish some scripts, hope he has any.
Innocent (SAKAMOTO Shinichi)
What a true disappointment. I was expecting another wizardly masterpiece like Kokou no Hito instead of liberal art degree indoctrination course about gender roles and transsexuals. Even ignoring that aspect, the story is painfully awful despite using the french revolution as a writing prompt, with shounen anime fights and character temporarily becoming retarded for plot convenience at all stages. The art however is just magnificent, its amazing how much effort and quality work is put into every frame no matter the size. It really is a shame the writing is THIS bad, because by god is the art just absolute perfection.>>29561>Innocent has better characters and a better story.
Honestly I thought the exact opposite way, especially Marie was such an abhorrent character start to finish, whose entire purpose was to push anti gender role ideology while being nothing like a real human is any fashion what-so-ever.
around 300 chapters into Kingdom and it is Very good but some of the magic is wearing off however I expect it to pick back up.
600 chapters and sadly ongoing but worth it for strong characters and some very fun/dramatic scenes.
Getting a little bored now of the manga and admit my standards have lowered as there is rarely anything that catches my attention anymore as I have read anything that is f my preferred genre.
Junji Ito's manga volume SPIRALS has a short story on fungi…
UPDATE: Dropped kingdom at 430 chapters the story is good I guess I got a little tired of it and it is not suitable for binge reading in these later arcs.
Thanks for the update, I was waiting at the edge of my seat for you next blog post.
I was letting people know what to expect if they dive into the manga and binge read it.
Finished reading basically every work from Tsutomu Nihei. Guess I'll do a quick ranking/guide for them in order if anyone is interested.
Must read no matter what tier:
Blame!: It's his most famous title and while its certainly not a perfect work - if you like it, you will REALLY like it. The artwork and world design is simply well… out of this world. Just go and read it if you haven't, just don't expect well explained characters or story. The story is written in a very obscure and cryptic manner, while the characters are rather… mute much of the time.
Worth a read if you want more Nihei art and don't mind not having great plot tier:
Biomega: I think I honestly find this to look even better than Blame overall, which is rather astounding - to say the least. Unfortunately the story is far worse and its almost 80's action movie feeling at times. The artwork is just gorgeous though, the rule of cool + style over everything.
Noise: Its a sort of a tie-in with Blame, so read if you want some more story and art.
Abara: The main issue with this story is its world not being particularly interesting outside of Nihei's character and monster designs. Still well worth a read though.
Only if you just want art and nothing else matters tier:
Blame Academy (and so on): A collection of oneshots, spin offs, and two small chapters of Blame story tied together in one book. This focuses a lot on Nihei's coloured pages, which are frankly amazing and 100% worth a look at.
Space harem adventure with neutered art:
Knights of Sidonia: Despite being much more lighthearted (for Nihei anyways) and getting very Harem-like at times, I might say this is Nihei's best story since Blame. The artwork however, is just… dead. The lines are shaky, some pages look like a draft made it to printing, the heavy dark shading is gone and replaced with some strange all white look. Don't get me wrong, it still good compared to the rest of manga made, but for Nihei's past works it a sad state in comparison.
There are some more obscure oneshots and compilations that I read, but that are hardly worth talking about. You have stuff like Dead hands, which is a cool concept but never made a full showing, or Sabrina which is just pure nonsense. Neither have good enough art to justify readings anyways.
I'm reading vagabond and it's really pissing me off. Miyamoto Musashi's whole thing is that he's undefeated in duels but then they have him fighting to a draw and getting defeated and running like a bitch. Something is wrong with the japanese. They just can't have main characters that aren't pathetic even to the point that they have to take real life badasses and make them into losers so they can identify with them or something.
Wouldn't that be boring if main character won every time? Good story has got to have loses, otherwise it won't have any emotional response from readers.
I'm reading Kights of Sidonia right know and I don't know how to feel. Its like a harem comedy manga but set in a surreal sci-fi world and the protagonist is this weird dude who doesn't seem to register the world around him at all.
I also don't like the art at all, it often feels confusing to me.
Nihel's stuff is pretty strange over all, I don't know if you've actually read his other stuff, but its all pretty "out there". The MC thing is standard Nihei character wise, and it is explained in KoS by the MC spending his entire life basically just talking to a dying old man and playing a virtual sim video game all day. The harem elements are whatever, the MC is the best pilot and literally famous - so he has bitches who love him, kind of standard stuff for that genre. To me Knights of Sidonia is Nihei making waifubait for popularity, while keeping his horror filled scifi worlds in-tact. I think the story/world underneath the haremshit is actually pretty decent, and the haremshit itself isn't awful or too fanservive filled; which makes the overall experience an alright read in my books.
As for the art, yea its not even close to being his best work if you ask me. I didn't find it too hard to follow like you did, but I just didn't like it as much as his previous works. Its a transitional style from his old heavily inked and shaded methods, to his newest vision in "Aposimz"; which I never mentioned in my list since its not finished yet. These three pictures should kind of show his transition, although his style in Abara isn't using the original Blame methods, it was however still very similar in nature to it.
I read Blame a few years ago and loved it, enough to actually spend my neetbux in the physical edition.> I think the story/world underneath the haremshit is actually pretty decent
yeah I do like the worldbuilding, but I'm not sure I can get into the blend of weird shit with standard harem comedy, it doesn't mix well for me.
I still probably read all of it because whatever, but I doubt I'll like it as much as Blame.
Oh sweet, what version did you get?>I'm not sure I can get into the blend of weird shit
Fair enough. It is a bit strange, but I think it was explained well enough in the world so I don't mind it. It's also not too jarring, you don't have it flip floping tone in the middle of a battle or something. Usually anime/manga has a terrible problem with having comedy/romance suddenly interject into a dark and gritty scene, ruining any feeling or atmosphere. Nihei didn't do that, there were very clear light or heavy segments separated from each other. At least that's how I felt.>I doubt I'll like it as much as Blame.
Nihei probably won't even make anything like that again unfortunately, I believe he did it during a period of his life where he basically hated the world, life, and humans overall. Now he has a family complete with children, who don't even like Blame or the other works because they found it too confusing. So he decided to change things up with KoS. I have heard good things about Aposimz, but obviously the art is COMPLETELY different, and apparently the atmosphere is too. I'm just waiting for it to finish before I read it.
You can still check out his other works that are closer to Blame that I listed, I sound harsh to them but that's just how I am, other blame fans like them a lot. At least check our Noise since its a tie in to the original if you haven't.
>>37160>Oh sweet, what version did you get?
I got the master edition, was pretty expensive but it is really nice looking>Now he has a family complete with children, who don't even like Blame or the other works because they found it too confusing
I remember reading something about that, iirc it was that her daughter wanted his manga to be more like attack on titan or something like that and he got kinda depressed over it>You can still check out his other works that are closer to Blame that I listed, I sound harsh to them but that's just how I am, other blame fans like them a lot. At least check our Noise since its a tie in to the original if you haven't.
Thanks for the rec, I'll check it out
Also I think its kind of unfair to me to expect everything to be on Blame's level
>>37161>I got the master edition
Yea nice choice, I've never had physicals of anything really, but I like the Master edition scans. I think it has the biggest size as well, so if physical I would go for that too.>iirc it was that her daughter wanted his manga to be more like attack on titan or something like that and he got kinda depressed over it
Basically, lol.>Thanks for the rec, I'll check it out>Also I think its kind of unfair to me to expect everything to be on Blame's level
Yea no problem, Noise/Biomega/Abara are nice to read if you love Blame, but just not at the same level story wise in my opinion. I have very, very few manga I like equally to Blame, like Nausicaa or Kokou no Hito; but its so incredibly unique and well done that I had to check out everything Nihei had ever done. It really was a masterpiece of art/worldbuilding.
Finished reading basically every (translated) work from Shirow Masamune. Guess I'll do a quick ranking/guide for them in order if anyone is interested. If anyone else has anything to mention about Shirow I would love to hear it, it's quite the "experience" reading his work to say the least.
Must read tier:
Nothing if I am to be honest. Not even Ghost in the Shell really deserves to be here despite what you might think due to the movies/anime. Shirow really lacks the ability to tie his stories together properly in a cohesive narrative. Fantastic worlds, great ideas setting wise, and even better themes/messages; but he just isn't great at stories in my opinion.
Worth a read tier:
Appleseed: I actually liked this more than Ghost in the Shell (the manga form anyways). The two stars of the story Deunan and Briareos are fantastic and bounce off each other really well. The mech designs are amazing as typical of Shirow, the world is explained very well, and of course a heavy helping of political/philosophical ideas sprinkled on top. Sort of falls off the tracks during the later half of volume 3 and all of volume 4, but that's just Shirow's weakness in not being able to connect events properly.
Ghost in the Shell 1.0/1.5: It's Ghost in the Shell, just as you remember it from the movie! Uh… well not really. You are in for a SHOCK when you read these, very different feeling than the movie. That being said, the same philosophical/politic moments are here, just don't expect the characters themselves to be even close to what Oshii presented in the 1995 film.
Orion: Most magical than scifi, but still a very cool world. I don't think it was as good as either Appleseed or GitS, but its still interesting enough to be worth a read.
Mediocre comedy tier:
Dominion/Dominion C1 Conflict: The Pseudo-sequel "C1 Conflict" is better than the original Dominion, and its technically in a different world, but so many references are made to the original that you are forced to read both. Is it good? Not really. Is it bad? Not really. Not really worth a read in my opinion.
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: Do you like incomprehensible and psychotic technobabble? Do you like Pantyshots? Well don't you worry, Shirow has you covered. 300 pages of indescribable, incoherent, and utterly nonsense dialog while the MC contorts herself in any position possible to show off her panties on each and ever panel. I'm not even joking by the way. There is a story here, and it might have been ok, but good luck digging it out underneath the endless esoteric technical terminology. Even when you do figure out what in god's name the story actually is, its still not worth reading 300 pages of idiotic technobabble to go through it again.
Absolute dogshit do not read tier:
Black Magic: Its just fucking awful, nothing is properly explained at all, events are not connected, and the ending was completely limp. Do yourself a favor and actively avoid this manga.
Thoughts on Planet of the Fools? I can't say I am a fan of Endo Hiroki but I liked his short stories. >>37280
Orion is translated but the scans are impossible to find online
Its not finished, and I really hate reading unfinished works. Same reason I haven't read Aposimz from Nihei>>37291>Orion is translated
Yep that's why its on my list, >but the scans are impossible to find online
Here you go https://archive.org/details/manga_Orion
. There is a torrent link there if you scroll down.
Eden was alright, I thought that basically every action scene was hollywood tier stuff. Especially Sophia/Kenji being undeafeatable gods of the matrix was a bit too much for me, every scene involving these two were basically just a waiting game for when the asspull shows its face.
Obviously the second half just seems to drift off into haze of questionable stories one could easily ask why they even existed. Why it shows random indian doctor storylines instead of gee… idk… Enoa Ballard's cartel backstory? No, instead you get dramatic death scenes for Enoa's right and left hand man, yet know almost nothing about them at all anyways. Priorities clearly not in order when I see things like that.
I still thought it was a decent series, but clearly flawed in my opinion. The first few volumes were great, just falling off as it got longer and longer. Also the liberal ideology here starts getting a bit annoying, no alternative is really proposed or offered, its just "racism bad, bigotry bad, violence bad, religion bad. etc etc". It lacks the depth of thought that someone like Shirow Masamune shows. Politically this manga really comes off as lacking nuance and rather childish much of the time.
It was already 25 or 26 ep long.
I think they did pretty well adapting it given limitations they had to work with.
I've been reading solo leveling lately. It's your classic zero to hero story. It is pretty damn uninspired and blatantly rips off of several other anime (and video games) but at the same time, that's fine because that's what all anime do just not as blatantly as this one. The mc basically has no flaws and makes no mistakes and easily overpowers his opponents and has massive plot armor but it's all fine I still enjoyed it. The aspect ratio of the format is ass though. It's clearly made for phone consumption. I found it funny how much the author clearly wants to rip on the Japanese. They are constantly being evil and getting alternatively btfo or saved by the koreans.
Overall it's not exactly a masterpiece or anything but it's a decent power trip fantasy manhwa.
I finished all the currently available chapters of Tales of Demons and Gods. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Started reading martial peak because it is another popular manhua but sadly it's nowhere near as good. The author isn't completely without talent, but there are dozens of chapters in-between anything that could be considered creative or interesting. Anyone know of some good manhua dealing with "cultivation"?
I just got caught up on dungeon meshi, such a great manga. Amazing artwork.
Started reading How to Fight. On chaper 14. Pretty good so far other than the haremshit they're setting up and the author acting like TKD is actually an effective martial art. I don't have high hopes for the martial arts aspects of the story if the author actually thinks TKD is legit. I swear the koreans do this in literally every martial arts thing they produce, it's like they have some sort of fetish that they just can't let go around how their shitty useless martial art is actually not shitty and useless.
With nothing better to do I kept reading martial peak. It gets good around 300 chapters in. The strange thing about it is just how prolific the creator is. He puts out 3-4 chapters per day. I wonder if it's a team working on it or what because I have never even seen close to that level of production before.
how do you read it that long to get into it?
left to right text and full color helps. Idk why they don't do color in japan, it's way better.
color can be worse and it takes much more time to do properly. Look at korean or chinese comics/toons and how bad the coloring is to see what I mean. B&W can be a stylistic choice that pays off
Chi no Wadachi, Trail of Blood.
This shit is something special.
I've never seen such good psychological horror mixed with mommy issues.
What is even more horrifying is how realistic it all is and how common shit like this is IRL.
Literally had nightmares after reading it.
And you're confused all the time, because the monster is so hot and "motherly".
What aggregator sites do you guys use? I need something that I can just check every three days or so for recently released/translated.
I use mangapark but there are probably better places. Mangapark is the best for pc manga viewing as it loads entire chapaters at once and has dark mode.
this is not finished yet though.
I read it up to where it was and it is good. can anyone recc me some manga I feel I have read everything I like. some pyshcological manga would be good
mangasee123 is the best one but mangapark has more titles
Nice, thanks. These sites have a tendency to get shut down after some time and I'm too lazy to find new alternatives myself.
I started reading some manhuas on manhuaplus.com, and I have to say I really enjoy it. For some reason the comment section there reminds me of the old internet back when it was fun. People just post memes and fuck around for fun. It honestly made me wonder if maybe what I missed about old internet was the fact that most of us were kids just trying to have fun. Now everyone is grown up and always working some angle, but on this one site it's just memes for fun. All the stuff is full color and is updated much more regularly than most other stuff. Idk what the chinese are doing to produce manga that quickly, maybe some slave labor shit but whatever it is it's working.
After reading a selection of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese manga it seems like there are consistent trends starting to emerge. Japanese MCs are often self-effacing beta males, the stories and characters and themes explored are more complex. There is lots of moralizing and social commentary.
On the other hand you have the Chinese manhuas which have much more conservative values, the characters are shallow and undeveloped, the stories mostly revolve around plot and move very fast, and there is almost zero moralizing or social commentary to be had at all. The MCs are often borderline villains with extremely grey morals. They will steal, lie, and kill just because it benefits them.
Korean manhwas I have found to be similar to the Chinese in terms of character development, just a bit better, but they have more social commentary and a level of moralizing in-between Chinese and Japanese with a level of overall complexity landing in-between the two as well. The tone of them is the most narcissistic by far. I just feel like every manhwa I ever read was written by a raging narcissist. There are also a lot of really unimaginative authors out there who just copy what other people already did or copy stuff from video games. This is true of every country of course but I feel the koreans are the worst in this department.
Has anyone else noticed this or am I just imagining it?
Personally never got into Korean comics because the grammar of the fan translations were univercially shit to the point that it made it hard to follow the story.
I swear some of the larger translator groups were using early 10s google translate with no attempt to correct or edit the grammar between languages at all.
The few Chinese comics I read were based on very old stories, folk tales, etc, so they were pretty moral of the day heavy in the same way Aesop's fables are.
Also read that one that was heavily inspired by the life of Siddhartha Buddha (only with Chinese characteristics and culture) so it was also pretty moralistic.
But honestly I haven't read ether of the two extensively to come to any sort of generalized conclusion.
I do sometimes wonder if the fan translations have improved for Korean comics, but now I can't be bothered to read much of anything anymore. When I do Japanese manga is still king.
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Fun idea for wizards who haven't killed themselve yet.
If you know Japanese, that is.
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Rip. Glad he passed after he finished his project, many mangaka these days don't have that under their belt by the time they expire. Doraemon is definitely a legacy to behold. It's weird, I see Doraemon everywhere in Japanese art and culture, and even here in the west (It's a it's a JDM icon). Almost as much as Sanrio and Nintendo icons. Yet I have absolutely no idea what it's about, the names of the characters, or the extent it was released. The information just never organically landed in my peripheral and it doesn't look interesting to me enough to look it up.