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Pendulum

Senior Member
I am a big fan of Manga and Anime. One of my favourite monthly magazines is Shonen Jump. Any one else a fan of this Japanese drawing form?
 

JenJoyful

Member
I've just recently become a huge fan! I've always loved Anime but finally got curious about Manga and bought Mars & Boys Over Flowers.

Mars is a fantastic manga that TokyoPop is distributing. You should definitely check it out!

 
I've read less manga (since searches of manga on the internet inevitably turn up pornography) but I've watched some spectacular anime (Escaflowne comes to mind). I don't really read the magazines or anything, but I loved Ah My Goddess (don't you DARE tell anyone I know that :p) and some manga from Chobits and Fruits Basket (yes, I'm rather feminine for a male). But they're good!
 
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RONIN

I read lots of manga and enjoy some anime. AKIRA is my fave but ghost in the shell is amazing too. Right now I'm reading appleseed. A good forum for anime/manga/japanese stuff:

ishttp://users.boardnation.com/~flyingkoi_anime/index.php

It's got some great people in it but needs more still!
 

Karen

Member
Yes, I like manga so much, I draw one^^. Although mine's not a pure manga, but eh...same difference.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to read much manga of late (no $$), but hopefully after I get a job (somewhere, somehow), I can get back into it. I have a problem where the manga that I liked a few years ago was all teen-agey sort of stuff, whereas now I'm more interested in mature titles, but I've been out of the loop for so long I don't know what's good^^.

Some titles I have read/ liked in the past include Love Hina, Rurouni Kenshin, Ah! My Goddess, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Card Captor Sakura, and Ghost in the Shell. I also liked this more adult series called "Eagle", but I kind of ran out of money after the first two volumes ^^;;.
 
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Sharaz Jek

I'm fond of anime but I've found few manga I cared to bother with. The only major exception is Battle Angel Alita...truly a masterpiece. I'd like to read Berserk, but I can't find it, and besides, I'm broke.
 

Csira

Senior Member
I am a fan of manga and anime! ^_^ But I am not very obsessive and have not read or seen many. The manga I like though are Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura, and right now Alice 19th. (Wish I had more money T.T) But, ooh Mirei-chan, you like CLAMP?? Yay, I am a fan of CLAMP too ^^.

~Csira
 

Csira

Senior Member
Hm, I haven't read many of their works. I need to be a bit more dedicated, it seems. The plot for Magic Knight Rayearth turned me off a bit, maybe I should look into it more. I love Cardcaptor Sakura though, Chobits second to that, and I have to pick up Tsubasa: Chronicles of Reservoir. Clover seems interesting, so I might pick that up soon to read. Ack, so much manga for me to buy!! And I really want to read the next volume of Alice 19th (by Yuu Watase => Fushigi Yuugi or Ayashi no Ceres)
 
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Booksmart

obiwanjabroni said:
I've read less manga (since searches of manga on the internet inevitably turn up pornography) but I've watched some spectacular anime (Escaflowne comes to mind). I don't really read the magazines or anything, but I loved Ah My Goddess (don't you DARE tell anyone I know that :p) and some manga from Chobits and Fruits Basket (yes, I'm rather feminine for a male). But they're good!


No you're not. Believe it or not, Chobits with its ecchi comedy is actually intened towards teenage boys. Fruits Basket is also widely known and loved by boys. By Ah! My Goddess!...? You're on your own for that one.

But I also love Shonen Jump, I love Chobits, Fruits Basket, Saiyuki, Kurumi Steel Angel (this is sort of like hentai for those of you who like that stuff) and...Tsubasa, Love Hina, and Negima!
 

Airborneguy

Senior Member
When I was in the Army, one of our favorite pastimes was getting drunk and muting anime. Why? Great question! Try it sometime. Once it is muted, make up your own dialogue. It's hilarious! You have to be drunk though...at least I think...
 

rashadow

Senior Member
Blade of the Immortal-One of my favorites. The fight scenes the main character the swastika and the art style, truly poetry in simulated motion.

I also loved the ghost in the shell manga (read it after seeing the movie way back when)

the Battle Angel Alita manga was also superb

And...well the list goes on and on, I am just intrigued by the japanese way of thinking, I mean, where do you get story ideas like that, and the visual style they use to bring these stories to life is almost too much for me...
 
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The Tao Of Spike

I'm into both anime and manga, though not as much as I used to be. I transitioned from anime to manga because anime was too damned expensive. (Luckily my friend's dad distributes movies so he has a 200+ massive collection, all for free.)

I read the first three issues of Chobits and it seemed like an excuse to look at half-naked girls and wasn't all that funny (IMHO). But I am a big fan of Kare Kano (don't tell!), GTO and Confidential Confessions. As far as anime goes; I loved Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop and Serial Experiments Lain.
 
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FieryHands

I stopped reading manga for a while but then I got drawn back in again. I love x/1999 (I've started on Tokyo Babylon), I enjoyed CLAMP's work in general. I like Oh! My Goddess too.

I've got one volume of Mars and I really liked it. I can't find volume two when I'm at book stores though.
 

European_Son

Senior Member
I used to read the US 'Pulp' magazine, which got me interested in hilariously intelligent subversive pisstake comics like 'Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga' and horror stuff like 'Uzumaki' and pop culture comedies like 'Short Cuts', but my real interest lies with Katsuhiro Otomo's works like Akira, Domu, and the Memories collection.

When I'm a bit more flush with money, I might explore a bit further ('Wounded Man' looks interesting), but as money is tight, I'm content with rereading what I've already got.
 

lisajane

Senior Member
JenJoyful said:
I've just recently become a huge fan! I've always loved Anime but finally got curious about Manga and bought Mars & Boys Over Flowers.

Mars is a fantastic manga that TokyoPop is distributing. You should definitely check it out!

I have some of the Mars manga series. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

I used to be a big fan of anime and manga. I'm not one anymore, but I still have all my stuff.
 
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