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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).
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