Away in a Manga

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Away in a Manga

Postby Seppuku on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:44 pm

Two years of posting by hundreds of people has turned this place into a pretty handy Buyers' Guide on anything a geek can need. I've killed hundreds of hours the last couple of months reading whole runs of comics and watching anime series because of searches I've ran here.

So I started this thread mostly to expand my horizons in a field that I'm completely ignorant of, save for three pretty epic mangas, Lone Wolf & Cub, Akira and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (which I'm just starting to read).

I know that I've rarely got so caught up in someone's work as I did in Akira and Lone Wolf (and yes, I've read all 7000+ pages!), so if there's anything else out there even half as good as those two then I sure as hell want to know about it.

It's a shame Balmy's not about, because I know he knew his shit when it came to manga.
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:47 pm

Mai the Psychic Girl is very charming. It's science fiction laced with international business conspiracies, governmental espionage, and a cute young lead who goes through some significant changes. Difficult to find and has some unfortunate superdeformed emotional moments, but lovely to look at and fun to read.

Oh - and you should be slapped for this thread title.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:05 pm

DennisMM wrote:Oh - and you should be slapped for this thread title.

Lolzers. If just one person broke out in a cold sweat flashbacking to their strict Catholic upbringing, my job is done.

And looking up Mai, the Psychic Girl as we speak...type.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:18 pm

I dig on BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL - the mix of language and fighting styles, coupled with a brazen disregard for pesky little details like historical accuracy make this a pre-runner for SAMURAI CHAMPLOO (unless, of course, there was a CHAMPLOO comic which pre-dates BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, in which case my horse is a hack).

also, of course, pretty much anything by Masamune Shirow.
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Postby Al Shut on Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:12 am

If you liked Akira, Domu is a pretty safe bet.
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Away in a Manga

Postby bastard_robo on Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:27 am

I highly Recommend


One of my favorite anime's, and one of the best Manga's I've ever read. I unfortunately had to sell my collection, but its action packed and fantastic art with a story that keeps you in no matter what twist it takes.



Its 15 volumes long, and its 15 volumes of GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heres a piece of the art!

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