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  1. Share your recently read Manga

    #942732015-11-19 08:58:27 *Koushiro said:

    Manga Club

    Manga is my favorite way of passing time. So in exchange, I wanted to share some manga that I have read, cleaned and volunteered to. They are entertaining and simplistic, yet some of them depicts everyday life.

    Since this is a everybody-is-welcome thread, I wanted for everyone to follow the format so that each and everyone would not be confused.


    Manga Title:

    Manga Artist:

    Extra: add a short tidbit of what the manga is about (no spoilers though ^-^)

    Share and familiarize yourself , both old and new readers of manga, you might be able to read new ones! Cool right?

    My suggestion for Manga viewer on their phones and tab.


    Helpful Links for new readers:

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga >>> Manga Basic, history and what its all about.

  2. #942812015-11-19 12:52:39 *Ecstasy said:


    Manga Title: One Outs

    Manga Artist: Shinobu Kaitani, also known for Liar Game.

    Genres: Psychological, Seinen, Sports
    175 chapters in 20 volumes (published 1998-2009)

    Extra: Although this is a baseball manga, the main focus of it is actually gambling. You really don't have to be interested in sports to get hooked on the plot. It's often compared to Akagi, Kaiji and Death Note because there are a lot of mind games and Keikaku doori moments. Our pratagonist is a gambling demon who is set to make a very weak baseball team win the championship. He uses the psychology and physical pressure of professional athletes as well as sports corruption and politics to achieve his goal.

    Personally, I feel like the manga is a little underappreciated. In fact, it's not even fully scanalated. Some chapters were skipped and you have to watch them in the anime adaptation (chapters 32 - 54 = episodes 9-16, chapters 62 - 82 = episodes 18 - 25). So I would recommend to just watch the 25 episode TV show (made by Madhouse) and continue reading the manga from chapter 82. There are a couple of minor differences but otherwise the anime is as close to the source material as it can get (and the soundtrack is pretty well done too).

  3. #942832015-11-19 13:46:09 *Yugure said:

    "Pokemon Adventures (PokeSpe)"


    Manga Artist: Kusaka Hidenori

    Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

    Getting tired of watching that boy who is forever 10, and has 'Ketchup' as a surname? Still want to see Pokemon battles in an exciting way? Here is one!

    Unlike the anime, the manga counterpart revolves around the main protagonists of each game, and their names are the Pokemon games they star in. Also, this has realism as well - people dying on the spot, Pokemons ACTUALLY trying to kill humans, etc.

    If ya don't know who the hell is Red, and everybody talks about him, then read this manga!

    Now has 520+ chapters, and is only lacking Black/White 2, X & Y, and oRaS.


    (This manga holds a special place in my heart. And, Gold is pretty much me)

  4. #1047022016-07-08 02:20:13 *Yugure said:

    "Air Gear"


    Manga Artist and Author: Oh! Great

    Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Sci-fi, Shounen, Sports

    Status: Complete

    Manga > anime. It's 358 chapters though.

    Anyways! Air Gear is one of those typical sports, but on a larger scale. From defending territories to betting your life on the battle to conquering the world - you name it. Filled with action pack on every turn of the page, to meaningless (but sense-making) information filling the screen. From ecchi shots once in a while to devastating and glorious scenes. It has everything! ...Well, not everything. Also, it has that somewhat vibe of Katekyo Hitman Reborn, albeit without the mafia.

    I recommend it if you have spare time and have the fucking time to read 358 chapters. And like all mangas that have excessive information, if you are not like me, you may or may not absorb all the info on the first read. Not that it matters anyways.

    But for me, this manga somewhat opened my eyes, and taught me that "Everyone was born with a pair of wings. And it is up to us to spread those wings and fly to the sky."




  5. #1058752016-08-07 17:47:03 *Enami said:

    Ore Sama Teacher


    Author: Tsubaki Izumi.

    Genres: Comedy, School, Shoujo.

    Status: Ongoing.

    I started this manga expecting it to be your typical shoujo manga with a physically strong heroine with some sort of harem or a typical rom com situation, but I was surprised (in a good way), while the plot here does seem pretty basic:

    Kurosaki Mafuyu was a juvenile delinquent and head of her gang before her subsequent arrest got her expelled from high school. Now that she's transferred to a new high school, she's determined to become an "ultra-shiny, super feminine high school student." But with a new friend like Hayasaka-kun and a homeroom teacher like Saeki Takaomi (who may be more than he seems), will Mafuyu really be able to live a girly-girl high school life!?

    It's more than that, Ore Sama Teacher turned out to be a hilarious and entertaining shoujo manga with a bit of a shounen feel at times. Not only is it pretty original and has a unique outlook on the story, the characters are all likeable and quirky, as well as distinct; the character development is simply amazing too. Not to mention the art, one of my favorite parts about this, it's pleasing to the eye and just perfect for this manga, enjoyable and smooth, the characters's facial expressions were awesome as well.

    If you're looking for a romance or serious action, then this manga isn't for you, but it's a very fun one with a well written female main character and a nice storyline, I highly recommend it.

  6. #1148392018-10-11 08:01:20 *Bavalt said:
    Imperfect Girl

    Author: Nisioisin
    Artist: Mitsuru Hattori
    Genres: Suspense, Psychological, Mystery
    Status: Completed (3 volumes)

    Picked this up today on a whim at the bookstore when I saw Nisioisin's name on it, and it blew me away. The premise is as follows: the protagonist, a college-age aspiring author, witnesses a tragic accident one day, and in particular, witnesses a young girl involved in the accident reacting in a way that shakes him. As he's trying to process this, a small series of events ends with the same girl sneaking into his house and abducting him at knifepoint, bringing him to her house and locking him in a closet. This leaves him wondering not only how to escape, but what his bizarre captor's motives are.

    I bought this for the name, and I got what I paid for. This is unmistakably a Nisioisin story, with his typical introverted, self-monologuing type of protagonist, a co-lead that seems almost alien but ultimately makes perfect sense, and a meaty (if short) plot supported by a strong thematic core made very explicit. If you like Nisio's work, you'll like Imperfect Girl, and if you haven't seen or read any of his other stuff, I'd call this an almost ideal jumping-off point. It's equal parts suspenseful, comical and poignant, and short enough to be read in an hour or two.

    The art didn't amaze me, but it does its job perfectly well. It's textured in a way that support's the story's tone, looks nice, and is easy to follow. What did impress me was the paneling, which does a great job of emphasizing the ploddingly erratic pace of the story, and Hattori's excellent attention to the story's few important symbols (I got tangible shivers on the page that shows what all the coelacanths are about.)

    I came away from this manga deeply impressed, and even inspired a little. The climax hit me really hard, and I think the theme culminates in a way that's bound to speak to most people in the modern world, particularly those in or around their 20s.

    In short, I was impressed enough to dredge up a manga recommendation thread to talk about it. Imperfect Girl comes highly recommended.
  7. #1148402018-10-11 17:15:24Kinnear said:

    He wrote this at 8AM, which means he stayed up all night reading it and still had to revive this thread to write a review. It must be good. xP