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Finally a new thread!
Discuss your mangos.Please apply spoilers as necessary.
>What are you reading recently?
>Top 5 favorite titles of all time?
>What are some guilty pleasure titles?Series specific threads
Jujutsu Kaisen >>>/m/143500
Golden Kamuy >>>/m/145286
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Sensei chen honk
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Has anyone else read I Loved You So Much It Hurt? I love this kind of despair porn and the mangaka herself is a nutcase, so the insanity of the protagonist feels all that more authentic.
I got to the part where she pays for her bully to be kidnapped and… you know
and waaalked awawaway. It's interesting but not something that can help me at the moment. It was also weird how her intentions switched off, you think she's this troubled but ultimately sweet girl and then she does that.
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currently reading hatsunetsu libido it's lit. you can reading in on CHEESE! magazine blog. it's in japanese tho.
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>>149667>>149588>>149591> I love this kind of despair porn and the mangaka herself is a nutcase, so the insanity of the protagonist feels all that more authentic.>the protagonist feels like the most accurate depiction of a very mentally ill woman I’ve seen since
Are we wrong about the manga or is the scrote is? And the fuck is he talking about porn, is he confusing the author with someone else or do I suck at googling?
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i started reading fire force and i enjoy it a lot so far but what the fuck went wrong with tamaki??
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finished the to your eternity anime and decided to re-read and get caught up on the manga. did not realize there were so many chapters! i remember reading it for the first time in lockdown last march and it absolutely wrecked me. someone help this kid pls
I feel like the current arc has been dragging for so fucking long
It felt like it was near the end 2 years ago but here we are, still post egg laying
check ebay, facebook marketplace, or if by chance your town has a free anime convention they usually sell manga $5 a pop.
i try not to buy as much physically because i don't have much room, so i use tachiyomi on my phone and tablet
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Read Not Simple by Natsume Ono. Relatively short but very good. Has a very neat art style. Kinda wish it'd been longer, I would have loved to have seen elaboration and more extensive backstory on some of the events that occurred. As is, it's a good little read.
I'm not really into consuming Japanese media much anymore but I think I'll start reading more manga again, at least some more obscure ones I haven't read. going to try Ristorante Paradiso by the same author
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Good choice nonnie
, be sure to read Gente and post who your favorite is
I only buy manga if it's impossible to find online or it's a collector's item for me. I used to read on mangadex. Now I use batoto but I'll probably switch back if MD is rerstored to its former glory.>>149588
I thought her art style looked familiar, then I realized that she was the mangaka of a manga where a girl gets violently gangraped in milky planet
that got passed around /cgl/ for a while.
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Boy's Abyss chapter 59, author is dragging it out huh
Is sensei in jail now or what??? Is the hikkineet brother Esemori and Yuko's kid?? Or actually the abusive one who died? Or some kind of rape child by Genji's dad? He looks like all of them lol Man, if only they had Maury. It's kinda wack that the mom didn't die (yet). Soon tho, probably, she needs to be around for Genji's arc.
Either way, BL ROUTE! BL ROUTE! BL ROUTE!
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I’m confused, is that Bato.to the same Bato.to that was shut down in 2018? When did it get back up? Do they still have the forums and the enormous manga catalog? Are scan teams using it?>>150086
If I like it enough and it seems “rare” or a collectors item, I will buy physical copies. The less popular it is, but the more I predict a future rise in popularity, the more hastily I make an effort to procure my share of copies. I find that older series tend to never get properly reprinted, so it really is a first come first serve kind of deal once they fall further into obscurity and the prices drop. English I get from rightstuf, amazon, ebay, marketplace, or my local bookstore. Japanese I buy from ebay, mandarake, and yahoo. Korean I buy ebay and globalpark. Otherwise I read on WSJ and aggregators since mangadex is down, and until today I was under the impression that Batoto was gone for good. For Korean webtoons I’ll browse the official webtoon site or ManhuaScan.
For the rare occasion I need Korean raws and Japanese translated into Korean (for raw access) I browse an aggregator called hamtaro/momo. Like >>150141
says, you really shouldn’t buy manga you don’t like if it’s being sold at more than half the retail value. It is a waste of money if you can never care to read it again and it doesn’t hold some kind of strong emotional value. I’d recommend buying copies from series you deeply love and have already completed, and building your collection from there. The value those volumes hold should be the standard to which manga are worth your money and storage space. Simultaneously, a good book is never a bad way to waste money, for an appropriate price.
Obviously these stories contain themes that are prevalent and relatable like rejection, depression, obsession etc. Some of them manage to capture those feelings quite beautifully. I unironically love the abyss panels in this manga for example.
In a good story, you root for the characters to receive some sort of release. In a funny story, you want to see them suffer by their own undoing.
It’s the fact that these characters would react to their world in the most unhinged and illogical way that is almost cathartic to me. Who haven’t thought about double suicide, murder-suicide, sex as self harm, abusive
dynamics? It’s nice to laugh at those thoughts that are usually source of shame and self-hatred. This story in particularly isn’t deep like its name would suggest but it doesn’t have to be. These authors are like a child playing with dolls where you shave their heads off, make them have sex and car accidents. It would be misguided to take these stories seriously. It would be a choreee if every story dealing with heavy subjects are tryhard think pieces.
Alternatively, we’re trash goblins who enjoy camp content. Suits me just fine. One must be an autist to be confused by the concept of ironic enjoyment. It’s nice to have more than the same 5 titles ranked worthy by ~critics~ to have a good time.
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Senseitards BTFO. I’m tired of these bitches on his cocks. Time to get manhandled REIJI.
Kek he's like FREEDOM and then get surrounded by the worst mfs in supposed last momments of his life
. Get in the abyss reiji~
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I kek'd at pic related. Couldn't agree more LMFAO
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god I can't stand this whiny piece of shit
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The last thing he sees stalker sensei and stalker childhood friend having a spazz out, lmao
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I feel like Noragami is slept on
I'm really happy I started reading it. Gives me warm vibes, even if it's a little sad. Ongoing too.
its not slept on just dragged out. the new gen(2016?-current) of anime fans have either never heard of it or would call yato a grooming pedophile.
its for the best that it's underappreciated
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recommendation, it was a great surreal survival manga. Does Deadman's Wonderland count as survival? If so, I recommend that. Battle Royale is a classic and I've heard the manga is just as good as the film, and I'd recommend Btooooom as my personal favorite. It has ecchi scenes and it's a seinen so it's overly edgy, but I liked the game's dynamic and the players.
Definitely Give Afterschool Nightmare a try, though.
Thank you I'll definitely give it a read!!
Battle Royale's manga is great but oh boy is it gory, if you're ok with that I'd 100% recommend it, it also goes a lot more in-depth with the characters like characters you hate from the film will be so much more understandable.
Deadman I'd count as survival for the first half but not really after that, I really like it anyway!
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Probably Shimeji Simulation. Tsukumizu is a really uniquely talented artist, and his designs are always really creative.
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NSFW, but Plastic Girl by Usamaru Furuya.
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Also some other ones that I thought were unusual were National Quiz and Japanese Tengu Party. But I think once you follow certain magazines/publishers you’ll start noticing similarities in the artists
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I really love the character designs and the things on their hands.
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Is anyone reading The Hunters Guild; Red Hood? I've heard a lot of dooming regarding it being axed, but I think it's really good so far. The werewolf designs are unique and it feels like it has a lot of potential. Grimm's design (the tall lady) is the coomer bait, but at least she's clothed (and the outfit is interesting.)
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Not sure if this is the right thread for that but I want to vent. I feel like I'm growing out of liking manga these days. Nothing new interests me at all, many of the manga I liked back when I was younger are on hiatus or so slow that they might as well be on hiatus, and most popular things have fandoms that are so shitty and seem so generic that being bombarded with fanwork and ads online pisses me off and makes me want to read them even less. Same shit for anime tbh. There are so many manga and anime I loved before too but I can't see myself reading or watching them again because they tend to be pretty long and I'm lazy. Sometimes I'm just lazily going through my collection of shojo manga and that's enough for me. I'm currently reading Princess Jellyfish online because I started it long ago at the library and only read the first 4 volumes and I want to know how it ends.
It's kinda frustrating because for so long it was a huge hobby of mine, but now I don't feel anything about it anymore. I even sold a bunch of manga I didn't care about anymore at some point.
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A one-shot from fujimoto came out today, and now i'm sad.
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For added context, this is the second year anniversary of the KyoAni fire. I'm not afraid to say that I cried. I've heard speculation that Fujimoto must have had a friend that died in the fire (because the protagonist's name is Fujino and she wrote Shark Kick) and if so, that just adds yet another later of depression.
I loved it. the panels were framed in a very cinematic way and the beginning of the story felt relatable. I cried during the second part. There is too much coincidences to say it wasn't inspired by what happened to KyoAni. I just wonder if it was written from perspective of a fan or someone who lost a friend during that tragedy. Also what do you guys think about that final 4koma? Was it from alternative universe or is it like other say and was actually drawn by grief-stricken Fujino? Personally I think it was from alternative universe. Fujino looked too hopeful and full of disbelief after seeing it.>>152801
i expected some interesting convos but instead got hit with 4channers arguing whether or not fujimoto is a tranny… the only things /a/ is good for is reading leaks and posting yaoi to piss off scrotes.
It's on the viz site.
One of the criticisms on /a/ is that it feels narcissistic, and fuji is making the kyoani fire all about him. I can see it (it's clearly about fuji) but don't agree. Or maybe it's better to say i don't see it as a bad thing, like him wanking over himself or his misery.
What do farmers think?
I thought it would be sad but knowing the context and reading it…. man that is absolutely not it. It felt entirely self-serving and a bit exploitative of a real tragic event. The part where the crazy person said verbatim what the kyoani murderer said was not subtle. I've consumed tons of media that tried to reimagine a mass murder and it's never worked out well.
On a different subject, I thought the characterizations that fujimoto makes in CSM was exclusive to that series but this man can't characterize for shit. The characters all seem shallow with no deeper thought. or maybe im austitic, who knows
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Midnight Diner. I couldn't get into it at first because I really didn't like the art, but the story is very charming and eventually the art really became a part of that charm. There's a Netflix series based on the manga but I haven't watched it yet.
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Not smut/romance and you might already be familiar, but I like josei by Kyoko Okazaki and Moyocco Anno. Okazaki's stuff is really dark and weird, Helter Skelter probably being the best place to start, which is about a supermodel starting to lose her mind and fall apart from plastic surgery. Faves from Anno are Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen (picrel), which is about life in a Parisian brothel in the 1900s, and Sakuran, which is about a viciously unhappy 1700s courtesan.
I also like Ooku, which is an alternate history set in…I think the 1700s. Most men in Japan have died from a plague, and women have taken over their jobs, including the position of shogun. It's translated in a consciously old way, lots of "upon my troth" and "forsooth" and stuff, which I found REALLY distracting at first and then completely stopped noticing. Different characters get different arcs to themselves, but I remember looooving the hard-ass lady shogun who hates wasting money on fancy court stuff like the ooku, which is the shogun's opulent harem of attractive dudes.
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I recently revisited "March Comes in Like a Lion" and while I was in love with it the first time I read it, now that I'm older it just seems wrong in some aspects to me.
Akari is only 23 but is in a very Japanese way pushed into the role of a responsible mother to everyone around her, and when the author finally ships her with someone it's two middle aged men for whom she's supposed to play a healing mother figure too.
One of the characters that's portrayed as most evil in the manga is Rei's half-sister who is the opposite of Akari, fashionable, young, arrogant and hates Rei because her father adopted him and gave all attention to him while his real children were treated as inferior.
It's treated as this national treasure series with an anime airing on NHK, but for a manga written by a woman it feels a lot like an escapist fantasy for young adult males.
I like following the series but it’s published in a men’s magazine, which is probably why it’s catered to guys more than women. I didn’t really like how the last arc had the teachers vying to date Akari…IMO if it were in a different magazine it would wind up being Rei dating Akari instead of Hina. She’s so childish in the current chapters compared to how she was introduced, which makes it kind of awkward with Rei obsessing over her.
Umino Chica is an awesome artist but I didn’t like Honey & Clover as much as I expected to either.
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This is the only acceptable color palette for Johnny. I'm so scared they will ruin him in the adaptation with the retarded blue lipstick and clothes from colored manga version
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I'm actually really enjoying Tokyo Mew Mew Au Lait ngl. I feel like a lot of people are sleeping on it
araki is consulted for the colour schemes so whatever they end up as will be according to his vision
I like the baby blue tbh and the lipstick is kino
t. pink giorno supremacist
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I'm having a hard time getting over Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou.
One of the bullies in Kimi ni Aisarete Ittakata is overweight and that gets brought up a little but the series is on hiatus. There is also a horror manga by Hideshi Hino called Skin and Bone
I feel like there aren’t a lot of manga with fat characters as a focus. There’s a handful of manga/manhua where a character is fat and they immediately lose weight from magic/bodyswapping or they lost the weight offscreen
Nice pic. You really know how to sell me nonny
, gonna go read it now.
If you don't mind horror, there's this one by Hisashi Eguchi https://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=3850
It's very short, but has a twist at the end.
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I wanted to rec the same thing to nona but forgot the title. It's great! I would also love to read more manga like this one or In The Clothes Named Fat, NGL. MAL recommends this josei and it seems interesting, but I haven't read it yet (or I did but forgotten, the cover seems like I've seen it before)https://myanimelist.net/manga/13619/Cousin
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This entire thread is making me want to bust my old manga collection out and read everything again. The last manga I read was "mars" (picrel) because I'm a sucker for romantic shojo/josei manga but I also really enjoy manga that cover modelling, EDs and the ugly side of beauty
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Yeah, it's pretty hot and cold at times when it comes to quality, but that last chapter has me hooked. I hope they drop the penis jokes and stick with helping spirits.
Also, more aliens when?
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Really? I hate the new arc for the most part tbh. The hunting dog characters are annoying trash. Only thing I really liked was Akiko Yosano's really horrible and disturbing backstory. I have a problem with the characters I like not getting enough page time and development.
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Same, I really like her and she's totally underused. During the great war when she was only 11 she was drafted because of her ability (and because he was into her) by pedophile Mori who was a military surgeon at the time. She becomes close with a particular soldier (later turns out this character is the brother of another character in the series) who calls her his angel and gives her the golden butterfly hair clip she still wears in the current day. Eventually the soldiers almost dying only to be revived over and over by her begins to break them mentally, and her. She refuses to heal them so they can't be sent back out to be maimed again. Mori mortally wounds the soldier she is close with in front of her to force her to heal him. She becomes more and more traumatized and has obvious PTSD but Mori won't let her go. The soldier eventually kills himself to escape the torment and leaves a message saying she isn't his angel she's his angel of death. She is arrested after trying to sink the ship with explosives. Years later she is still broken and detained in isolation and Mori tries to get his hands on her again but Fukuzawa and Ranpo rescue her.
hope I got all that right.
That origin of the hair clip hit me.Tachihara is kind of a major dumbass for blaming a woman who was a literal abused child at the time for his brother's death.
I hate Mori. He's literally a sadistic pedo so the series's treatment of him going from jokey to sinister is really weird and discordant tbh. Yeah, ew. I was like oh no no no.
Yes, ugh. Now it's a vampire plague.
Anime pls come back. I'm only interested in those two if Chuuya finally gets to beat Dazai's smug and annoying ass for real.
Oh wow that is horrible. I hate him even more now.>going from jokey to sinister is really weird and discordant
To be fair that is a common jarring thing in the series. But yes fuck Mori.
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Yes I do like Tachihara but I agree he was being ridiculous about that. Poor Yosano Lets hope she doesn't somehow get roped back into Mori's schemes because of that deal about an ADA member joining the mafia.
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bouquet for an ugly girl?
You can read the raws on the pixiv manga site, I think it’s in the 50’s now or something? The last I read they are dating and doing typical dating things >>154339
I love/hate this because it reminds me of myself, except without the hot guy lmao
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I'm not into shoujo manga but I became really interested in this one. It's named In the Clear Moonlit Dusk (Uruwashi no Yoi no Tsuki) The premise is the main girl (Yoi) looks like a cute boy so she's treated like a prince by girls at school and ends up getting attention from another 'prince' (a handsome guy named Kohaku). I was ready to hate this as I thought she was going to go full 'not like the other girls' at the beggining but it's actually really nice. It feels realistic and the author doesn't pretend teenage boys are pure little angels that never think about sex or desire like most shoujo manga. Also it's the first time I see an accurate depiction of someone who isn't masculine or has masculine hobbies being treated as a tomboy just cause she happened to be born androgynous looking. It must suck.
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I used to hate the brother but now I feel bad for him, why is everyone keeping him a secret lmao
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KEK IKR just run away retard. Anyway author takin a vacation or somethin? Nothing is happening. Except Chunko is bad end confirmed I guess…which is so retarded and cringe.
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Any romance manga recommendations where the main girl is assertive, self-centered and popular while the main dude is kind, humble, and considerate while still being favored and attractive? (not nerdy or unappealing) Very specific ik. I've yet to find a story where the confident girl isn't paired with a boring, nerdy, unpopular (and sometimes ugly) dude.
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His and Her Circumstances
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Any anons here read Witch Hat Atelier? It's my absolute favorite series right now, and the mangaka is a woman too.
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I read 40 something chapters and it's really charming. The world is great and the art is adorable.
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I'm surprised the Witch and the Beast isn't getting more attention. It's got great art and paneling, likeable characters, and an intriguing story and setting. Probably my favorite manga I've read this year.
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Nonna, thanks for the rec. I actually passed over this when I originally saw it a year ago since the first two chapters made me think it was gonna be too lesploitation-y. I enjoyed myself thoroughly though. It feels like a throwback to the era of gothic battle manga from like ten years ago.
Surprised no group is working on this series at all, I might slap together a translation of some of the Chinese scans of recent chapters if I have a moment.
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sorry nonna I think the new trend in manga is "if you're ugly get hit by a truck and be reborn as a beautiful otome/novel villainess"
There are a couple korean webtoons about ugly/plain girls who make themselves pretty though.
> True Beauty / Yaongyi
About a girl who learned how to do makeup on youtube and her normal look without circle-lenses and etc is picrel.
> My ID Is Gangnam Beauty / Gi Meng-gi
About a girl who gets extensive plastic surgery and in the comic (but not the kdrama adaptations) she looks visibly like she's gotten work done and it's noticeable to all the other characters. Idk it was a unique premise but I dropped it since she was annoyingly insecure.
> The Makeup Remover / Lee Yone
The best of the lot since it actually directly addresses ideas about beauty and how much it can both be created with makeup yet it's seen as the primary value when it comes to women. Also the main character is a talented photographer and like her looks aren't her only interest/personality.
im just being autistic, but I hate when True Beauty gets mentioned next to good works that commentary on beauty like MyID
The main character is literally just a self insert of the author. The main character also has no growth as a character. Even though she' ugly af she's equally as judgemental of other girls and even refuses to hang out with one because they got too fat. Fuck that manhwa lol
Oh no I agree, the series lost a lot of its appeal to me when I realised the author looks literally like her protagonist. That’s fucking weird and also she uh is so surgeried, made up, and filtered that she doesn’t even look human.
Like I think there’s a similar point in all three about how constructed the beauty standard is currently, especially in Korea, but True Beauty ends up being about the protagonist half heartedly bouncing in a love triangle and having no personality outside of makeup.
Totally forgot the name but there was another series that was about a Korean girl getting tortured for being ugly and falling into the clutches of a sociopathic plastic surgeon but the author had to quit writing it after she got loads of death threats from other Koreans.
Shit’s pretty dire there honestly. One of their Olympic gold medalists was just harassed online by Korean 4chan type scrotes just for having short hair. Nothing else, just short hair. And they accused her of misandry.
Umm >WataMote>Sora Wo Kakeru Yodaka>Pochamani
Can’t think of much else. Plain janes are drawn exactly the same as everyone else in most things lol
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>>156483>Me and (the other) me
By Yumeka Sumomo, it is a one-shot but deserves extra points just for actually drawing the ugly girl ugly. There are actually two protagonist, who have the same name, one is an ugly girl and the other is beautiful.
And I guess everybody already knows about Kuragehime.
Neet Onna to Shougaku 2-nensei
More like low self-esteem though
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>>156483>Metamorphose no Engawa
This one isn't focused on beauty but the main characters are an old lady and a younger women who isn't attractive or concerned with looking so, they bond over BL manga and it is very wholesome
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There was some anon in a thread who said she hated this (Omoide Emanon), or that it was shit or something.
I hadn't read it, so I didn't know what she was talking about, but I liked the art, so I went ahead and checked it out.
After reading it, I want to reread the anon's post and find out why she disliked it so much. I thought it was pleasant, actually.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I scrolled through both this and the first manga thread, but couldn't find the post(s).
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I had a gift card so I bough he first volumes of Nana because I read the series at the library when I was in middle and high school and the books has been reprinted not too long ago where I am. Reading this now that I'm way older than the main characters feels weird, it gives me a completely different perspective now. I used to think Hachi was a (cute) idiot and Nana was the smarter and cooler one but now I think they're both equally retarded, just in different ways. Seeing them meeting and hanging out together is so comfy though. I'll pretend the story ends right before Takumi and Hachi meet because I hate him so much he makes me want to throw up.
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Reminding me I need to read Nana, for some reason I never get around to it even tho it is my style, pinterest keeps suggesting me images of it
No, we just know she never fully recovered, she can draw now but not at the pace expected from her like before she got ill. Ii saw some short part of an interview from 2019 on instagram or somewhere I think, she was saying her husband does most of the housework because she isn't in shape like she used to be. The post didn't have a source though but it seemed legit. I've seen on other threads some anons saying Yazawa did most of the art from "I'm not an angel" to practice and re-release that manga but I don't know more than that.
We don't even know if she was hospitalized because of an illness or an injury, now that I think about it. I remember at the beginning of Fruits Basket, the mangaka had an injury in her left hand, and she's left-handed, so she was forced to take a long break and that forced the first anime to be short/not have more seasons, and it ruined her art style long term.
>>157984>As explained by the article's author, the disease seems to be some kind of cancer or autoimmune disease which caused Yazawa to not be able to move freely, enduring a lot a pain. As she always was a very hard working woman who, at times, slept nothing but a couple hours to try and cramp as much work as possible, this drawn her into a deep depression. Those two factors combined make the future of Nana still quite fuzzy, but the author more than a couple times, said she do not want to drop the manga unfinished.
Here is the source in Japanese, can anyone confirm what it says? Google translate is absolute trashhttps://hkmtiz.com/3092.html
Source of the quoted post: https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/5lk5h1/what_ever_happened_to_ai_yazawa/
Katsura Hoshino was reported back in 2009 to have "a wrist injury" so maybe an extreme case of carpal tunnel syndrome (I thought I had read somewhere she had calcification in the articulations but I can't find any source anymore). For Bastard I think the dude just got tired of it and is doing whatever now, he was basically throwing spaghetti on the walls with the last published chapters. The guy who created Yu-Gi-Oh apparently got physical trauma from the intense publication rythm, has completely stopped drawing and basically lives off the series' royalties.>>158005
I had heard rumors about cancer too (specifically throat cancer iirc), I hope she can at least live comfortably as much as she can and she doesn't feel pressured to end the manga at any cost.
>>158012>I think Yoshihiro Togashi (the guy who created Hunter x Hunter) was heavily implied to have been simply burned out by the heavy tempo and was later also revealed to have permanent damage to his back
iirc that was already the case before he started HXH, it just got worse during HXH. He was already burned out at the end of YYH, which is why the last arc seems so forced and ends so suddenly. The publishers forced him to shit out one final arc even though his physical health was ruined and he was running out of ideas as well. I'm not sure if that's also why he took more time to do Level E and did it without his assistants.>>158007>For Bastard I think the dude just got tired of it and is doing whatever now, he was basically throwing spaghetti on the walls with the last published chapters
Last time I read Bastard I was still in high school and had a hard time finding all the volumes at bookstores and scans online, I just remember that the story went from heroic fantasy to some weird angels VS demons story very suddenly. I read online over a decade ago that he maybe had health issues and that's why the manga was so slow at some point, but at the same time he was redrawing the first volumes and adding porn scenes just for the sake of it so I was never too sure. I wonder if he works on other things, or even at all. I just know at some point he got married and had at least one kid and that's it.
>has completely stopped drawing and basically lives off the series' royalties.
I don't get why more mangaka don't do the same thing. I'm talking about the most successful ones obviously. By the way, how is Rumiko Takahashi so productive, she's still drawing stuff on a regular basis according to her twitter account.
Shit like this is why I hate the ongoing hiatusxhiatus memes and complaints
Hxh ended at the tree, let this man rest and fuck Japanese crunch culture.
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Same. I'm a big Togashi simp and I seethe when people act like he's faking health issues so he can play video games and ruin their enjoyment of HxH. I'd love to see the series end but he should do it at his pace if his health allows, and if he needs to take breaks so be it. The dark continent arc is ambitious af so I don't believe he lacks motivation, I fully believe that he physically can't work on it.
He told his wife the ending if anything were to happen to him, if that’s any consolation>>158063
Wow that sucks. I looked it up and the statement reads like she honestly just didn’t wake up one day and suddenly passed. Life can be fucked that way I suppose
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I will be forever thankful to you anon, I started reading it after I saw your post and I'm completely in love with it. Cute characters that are not sexualized, amazing art, a very fleshed out and appealing world? Yes please. It's been such a long time since I've read a manga where I actually wish I could be part of that world. Plus fucking Qifrey man, his character design is chefs kiss.
I just bought the entire collection and I'm on volume 7. Things are getting interesting.
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If Yuki is only giving us hope for a Taichihaya ending just so she can squash it again istg I'm going to fucking murder someone.
Any anons on board?
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I'm glad you liked it nonny
! Honestly I'm in the same boat as you, I bought all seven volumes so far, and I never do that with manga. I think my favorite character so far is Beldarut. But I love Qifrey too.
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Anyone read Giant Spider & Me by Kikori Morino? It's got the similar comfy vibes from Witch Hat and also beautiful food shots and recipes like from WHA and Dungeon Meshi
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are the tokyo revengers nonnas still around? the last two chapters murdered me in cold blood. picrel is spoilers for chapter 223.
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I loved it, ngl, but I felt unsettled while reading, thinking that something terrible would happen because of the spider, but it was just so comfy that there was a moment in which I stopped feeling unsettled.
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BL boys abyss fags chime in, ARE WE WINNING?
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I WANT THIS SO BAdd
I KNOW IT'S IMPOSSIBRU BUT I WANT IT rreeee, everyone fucking DIE ALREADY
It wouldn't be fair if the MC only got raped by women
i don't know anyone who understand fight scenes in manga, nonna, don't feel bad about it. most of the time i don't even understand what's going on in week to week chapters. like i have no idea what the entire culling game in the current jjk arc is about because i always zone out when they explain anything. i hardly understand any cool fighting techniques either because they don't make any sense unless animated and you know the artist just tried to come up with the most convoluted shit ever. (kirara's technique? don't know, don't care.)
just read and enjoy the parts that make sense to you, nonna, and maybe check a wiki or reddit if you really want an explanation. sometimes fans are better at explaining shit than the characters that are speaking in the panels.
I think I got spoiled by the first mangas I read, Dragon Ball and FMA had amazing scenography (I have a specific word in my language and can't find an accurate translation, sorry) and I never felt lost following what was going on, Dragon Ball in particular kept being straightforward despite the fights getting sillier by the end. Nowadays I'm as lost as you about Chainsawman, but I think it's mostly the fault of the author, it feels like he has a bunch of ideas and has no idea how to execute them properly.
I have this problem with shoujo mangas too, I have a hard time following them because I feel like the narration is jumping way too fast, I tried reading Nana and stopped because I was utterly confused by what was going on during the first chapter. Another manga whose title I can't remember had a moment where a boy broke his arm and everybody was "omg it's gonna take so long to heal", and yet on the next page he was already okay, talk about confusing.
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I revisited, I've seen and read NGE more times than healthy and this still doesn't read well. What the fuck is this supposed to convey? I shouldn't have to guess or think about it>>161781
LMFAO that's hilarious, like one of those 'like if u cri everytiem' copypastas that circled around the net around 2007
oh thank god. i thought i was the only one who was experiencing this and i was so confused because i thought everyone else was understanding things perfectly and i thought something was wrong with me.
re chainsaw man: i enjoy the crude humor and black comedy aspects to it and some of the more darker themes but some of the art could do with some work in the action scenes.
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tried reading Pet Shop of Horrors, I enjoyed the 4 episode series and thought I'd enjoy the Manga but I was mistaken
after a while the twists become incredibly predictable and the artstyle can be unintentionally horrifying for characters that are supposed to be beautiful in canon and unintentionally hilarious for things that are supposed to be horrifying
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The funniest part is watching scrotes be like>It wasn't ~suki da~ in the romantic way!!!!
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I read Fire Punch today and what a weird and surreal Manga that is. Ngl I really dig the artstyle
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It has the best ending of any manga I've read. After hearing 'Live' so many times and despite how painful it was to hear each time he still listened, and because of that, he got to be happy in the end. It was so perfect.
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Is anyone else reading Chi no Wadachi? It's becoming my favorite of Oshimi's manga and I really can't wait to see how it ends. My theory is that Seichi has always been the real psycho all along and Seiko has had to grin and bear him, which was why she jumped at the chance of being away from him, even if it meant being to jail. So when she finds out Seichi is now in prison, she finds no reason to be there and she recants her confession. It's really a story about a woman who never wanted to become a mother, but never the less did what she could and became broken by it.
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I feel like Inio Asano's Manga usually have a bittersweet/sad ending? Like Solanin. Kaine by Kaori Yuki or Kuruizaki no Hana by Mikuzi Hasake was also bittersweet
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Can we post about cringy guilty pleasure mangas here too? Or is there a different thread for that?
I've been reading Beauty and the Beasts (got tricked by facebook), it's pretty bad but I love it.
It's a reverse harem story where all the guys can shapeshift into animals (no furry luckily). The main character is definitely a mary-sue but not in an annoying way as she's very nice to everyone. The fandom seems to simp for snake-boi (Curtis) even though I dont get why. My fav is the hawk (Muir).
I'm kind of hoping to find some people here who are also indulging in this.
Oh yeah I completely agree and it's quite misogynistic but for some reason, I can't stop reading.
It's such obvious mary-sue too, all the mean characters hate her and all the good characters love her. But I can't really hate her because she seems so friendly.
Also what is up with all the cooking?
I think its kinda weird everyone loves Curtis so much, the half-snake thing looks so weird and he killed that cub
Anyone for Muir? He turns out to be a jerk but
I like him haha
I love Asano's work, I'll check your other recs too! Thanks a lot.>>162139
I meant it as in sad/bittersweet, I can use some catharsis
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new boy's abyss came out: reiji is so pathetic that even gen is sick of his shit.
Also, women are people? Happens more often than you think.
Riyoko Ikeda is a master at doing that.
Versailles no Bara
gen is best boy lmao
i want a crackhead gen goes to tokyo and pursues his gay dreams sequel
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half a year ago i got a new job, nothing crazy but something that has allowed me to buy manga instead of reading it for free online. fast forward to me realising that a lot of manga i want to read is out of stock or worse, out of print. so i've spent a lot of time on google searching for certain manga and where to get it, often i'd end up on threads in r/mangacollectors. yesterday i decided to look a bit around in that sub and i was honestly disgusted. so many photos from people who buy absolutely insane amounts of manga each month! picrel is an example of what one user has bought in a month. i don't get why this hoarding habit is encouraged? i don't care if someone has a huge collection in general, but why would you add way more than you have the time to read? at first i didn't really understand why they were even calling themselves collectors instead of fans, but i guess that makes sense now. seems that owning the absolute most and bragging online is more important than actually reading and enjoying what you already own.
i shouldn't be surprised though, it's not like i didn't know these people exist, i guess i was just baffled to see so many people who appear to be hoarders encourage each other so much and never address if they perhaps have a problem. and then on one hand it's whatever, their problem, if they want to throw money at creators, go head! that's just good for the creators. but then i wonder how many mangas i want to read but can't buy because they're out of stock or print, that are sitting on some otaku freaks shelf and not being read. like those mushishi volumes in picrel, they are out of print and being sold used on ebay for insane amounts on money, and here is someone just contributing to the rarity of them, because who knows when he or she will read them, if at all. vent over
>>163060>picrel is an example of what one user has bought in a month.
Nona I thought this was your own manga collection that you bought over the span of many years…>why would you add way more than you have the time to read?
Same reason some women buy tons of makeup each month, more than they could use up before it goes bad.
These people are just shopping addicts.
I agree with you overall, except>but then i wonder how many mangas i want to read but can't buy because they're out of stock or print, that are sitting on some otaku freaks shelf and not being read.
I feel weird about you believing you are more entitled to the manga because you are ~a true fan~ who would ~actually read the comics~. Aren't you forgetting you can do it online? You just want a hard copy, though, which isn't all that different from the hoarders. Sorry, but it's first come, first served.
I used to follow that sub until I got disgusted with everything people were buying. There’s a youtuber that spends thousands of dollars on manga for his haul videos, posts them on the sub and immediately tries to resell them. I get people buying in bulk to save money but you know so many of them don’t read anything or hoard volumes to resell,
But you should blame the publishers for the shortage of recently printed books, not the collectors. They’re the ones telling the manga readers that they need to preorder to guarantee copies or that they have to buy series digitally before they can be printed. It’s bullshit considering manga sales are bigger than they’ve ever been.
just go look at some of the hauls people post, there is no way they have the time to read everything while also having a job so they can afford to even buy them. >>163069
yeah, that was stupid of me to say, sorry. obviously i'm not more entitled. you're right that i could read it online, but i prefer physical copies to get a break from the screen. and it is not about me being "a true fan", it's about casual readers who struggle to find what they want to buy not being able to, and then the same volumes they can't find are collecting dust on some hoarders shelf. you're right that it's first come, first served, but it still annoys me! but that is as >>163070
says, the publishers fault more than anything.
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I'm currently reading 'Okite Kudasai, Kusakabe-San', it's a cute and relaxing manga about a girl who wants to do nothing but sleep and her very sweet and caring boyfriend who tries to get her to wake up.
I've been needing more simple, cute, SOL type things in my life.
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This looks so cute, I'm gonna check it out!
I was also suddenly reminded of an ex-friend who used to recommend me really good slice of life. I recommend checking out Odette by Hiate Haru! It's been years since I read it but I think this was one of the ones she recommended me that I was obsessed with.
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I just started skip to loafer and it's so lovely, wish we didn't have a tranny in it but besides them it's such a refreshing manga and I love everyone so far
wow, she is literally
me (thank you for the recommendation, anon!)
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Anyone know where I can find chapter 38+ of Uramichi Oniisan in English? Like is there anyone translating it anymore or it just stopped at ch 37 on all the sites I see?
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currently reading 20th century boys. i'm only 8 chapters in but i like it so far i think.
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Does anyone have any good josei recs, especially those that have a similar vibe to Pink by Kyoko Okazai. I know the big names like Moyocco Anno, Akiko Higashimura, Moto Hagio and would love recs for similar modern day authors!
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Just finished this and damn, funny as hell but what an unsatisfying ending. I'm pissed that the romance was not resolved and completely ignored in the last chapter, what was the point of racking up the tension in the final 2 volumes??
I wanted to see them play at least one real hockey game, judging by the final extra chapter, the author originally intended to lean a bit more into the sports genre?
Someone give me something with a satisfying and conclusive ending to read please….
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I'm so pissed anons, I just started reading Mieruko-chan, it's about this girl who suddenly starts seeing creepy shit, very sixth sense-ish starts slow but gets better when the new class prof seems to be dangerous as he's always followed by ghosts and I love the idea and the tone of it, but it's full of so much coomer shit I have a hard time ignoring it. Why can't we have a manga written by men that's isn't full of fucking gratuitous sexualization
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Picrel is from Ch 19 of Blue Period and I hope someone can help me identify I know for real an artist who draws like this style (The rest of the manga is way more realistic, it's about art hence the diff style here)
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Do people actually think that the relationship between Ian and Jeremy is 'a love story'? I've heard some circles call a Cruel God reigns a 'yaoi', but, for me, it felt like the manga was focused on horror and drama, and that none of the sex scenes were meant to be 'hot', if anything they provoked a sense of disgust. Is it just called a 'yaoi' because it features gay sex/rape?
This was such a captivating but uncomfortable read! Some pages and especially the buildup in the first part of the story were so impactful and dramatic they left me stunned in discomfort.>if anything they provoked a sense of disgust.
This so much. I feel like the story is more of a personal character drama than a love story, and one of the main points imo is that Jeremy isn’t able to have a healthy relationship or sex because of what happened to him.
It’s really a display of various kinds of dysfunctional/toxic
relationships and the devastating and long lasting impact rape can have on a person.
I recently started to read into another work of this author but I stopped reading because the theme of rapey older guy molesting an underage character makes me feel so damn uncomfortable and I am not sure why the author fixates on this so much, I really hope it’s because she wants to show the horror of it not because she thinks it’s hot. Regarding that, what kept me reading picrel was that the depictions of sexual acts did not seem voyeuristic or coomerish to me.
I get so weirded out when fujos talk about this manga using yaoi terms, I've seen some saying shit like "it's so sad that Ian x Jeremy didn't happen uwu"
, it's clearly a drama about sexual trauma and its consequences, it's completely different from the basic yaoi manga.
Speaking of which, am I the only one who thought Marjorie kinda ruined the second part of the manga? She was so fucking obnoxious and I really didn't get what was her purpose.
Your post has been a wild ride for me>Manga thread>some sports shonen cover>Do people actually think that the relationship between Ian and Jeremy is 'a love story'?>Huh? double check picrel and thread>Continue reading>yaoi>horror and drama
I feel bamboozled by my assumptions
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Eyeshield 21 if you wantto read a sports manga, Hana Yori Dango if you want to read a shojo manga even though it's a bit over the top. Stop reading onceyou get sick of Tsukasa's mother antics, it getssuper repetitive after that.
Swan and Yowamushi Pedal>>172412
I think you just saved me from wasting money, I read the first volume a while ago and was thinking it must get better because it didn’t seem that good
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What are some mangas where you looked at a page and it made you go 'wow'?
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Oyasumi Punpun (shut up — the art is objectively good), (Innocent) Rouge, Clover and X/1999 by Clamp (also Chobits kinda), something by Usamaru Furuya but cannot tell you what as I've read his managa a long time ago - maybe Chronicles of A Clueless Age, Paradise Kiss too
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Inferno in Bottles by Suehiro Maruo (if you have a weak stomach, don't Google his name). He usually draws vile shit but then occasionally he does sometimes really beautiful panels, I feel really ambivalent about his art
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Ive only read 2 mangas from keiko takemiya but i feel like she portrays emotional turmoil beautifully, I love how her delicate lines give pace to strong emotions
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Platinum End was disappointing, but Obata's art never is.
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It’s a webtoon but i really liked nora swipes right
yea its about sex tourism
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Any recs for a good app to read manga scans?
It seems like all of the apps I used to use 3~5 years ago either shut down or became a webtoon/paid platform.
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Late, but thanks, nonnie
! It is perfect, exactly what I wanted. I love that you can download and read it offline as well, cause where I'm staying currently, my room doesn't have wifi, just the living room. I've been reading every night!
Thanks! Never heard of them and excited to check them out!
Btw does anyone know a place I can read Tokyo Tarereba girls 2, it hasn’t been translated officially into English from what I see and I can’t find anyone scanlating it also if anyone knows a place, thanks
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You're welcome, anon. Any anon reading this who has not yet read Yotsuba to!, I highly recommend you to.
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Anyone reading Dandadan? First chapter and granny made me rme at how scrotey it was, but I'm really enjoying it a lot and know it would make a good anime. Poor Okarun for real tho but Momo is a cute protagonist, I like her gyaru friends also
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Has anyone read The Girl from the Other Side? I recently finished volume 1 and thought the art was so cozy. It hit all the good spots of a fairytale with dark undertones. It was a little slow, but IDK seems okay so far.
Also cool that it got an anime adaptation! Can't wait to see it after finishing the manga (if it doesn't get bad like some manga tend to do). The trailer's animation looks great.
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the guy who drew horimiya now drew a story about a 17 year old girl and a 37 year old guy being married to benefit their respective families. it's made up all cutesy uwu. koyuki is adorable but the scrote can die.
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also nta, but i think ancient magus bride somewhat falls into that trope, even though he's her husband/future husband and sometimes he takes on human form. also bondrewd and prushka from made in pedo-abyss.
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I have just found out about Ooku: The Inner Chambers
>In an alternative timeline of feudal Japan, a strange disease that only affects men caused a massive reduction of male population, thus females have to pick up men's jobs, changing the social structure. Now, after 80 years of the initial outbreak and current man:woman ratio of 1:4, Japan has become completely matriarchal, with women holding important political positions and men being their consort. Only the most powerful woman—head of Tokugawa shogunate—can keep a harem of handsome yet unproductive men, known as "Oooku."
>Oooku won an Excellence Prize at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Grand Prize in 2009, and the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award in shoujo manga category in 2011. The series also received special prize at The Japanese Association of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy's 5th annual Sense of Gender awards in 2005, a live-action film based on the series was screened in 2010, and it received a two television drama adaptations in 2012.
Sounds extremely promising
I definitely recommend Ooku, it's really really good!
Your post reminded me to get back to it, thanks nona
I'm with you on Punpun. TBH by lolcow standards I'm a sTaN because I enjoyed the manga a lot (and related to Aiko – I'm no longer that person, but I used to be). I don't think that Asano is talentless since he is a great artist and his manga plots are interesting and memorable. Problem is that he is a scrote, so his perspective bleeds through the panels. More or less depending on your interpretation. So I like his work, but I'm fairly critical of it at the same time.
I didn't like the Kanie plot though because it ended up being about manipulative underage hoes using and throwing away Good Men™ who are so traumatised by it uwu despite being predators
. Asano's misogyny really jumped out here. I'm curious about your thoughts on the later plot development.
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Nonnas please read Department of Corporate Slave Rabbits thank you
It does have its own merits, but it's definitely overhyped by zoomers who have never read or watched anything even remotely unique.
Imo fuji had too many cool ideas but has no fucking idea how to make them interesting in a story outside of cool panels/pages.
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I finally bought the 4th volume of Nana since it's getting reprinted where I live. This manga is bad for my blood pressure, fuck Shoji for being a cheater, fuck Takumi for existing I'm anticipating his first appearance in the next volumes, and fuck Junko for telling Hachi that she should try to understand Shoji after he cheated on her. No wonder Hachi is so retarded when she has always been surrounded by retards her whole life, poor girl probably thought this was normal.
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There's a manga I really like called Inside Mari that has elements of this. It's definitely meant to be disturbing rather than purely coomfuel despite being by a moid.
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>>179011>from people and scrotes alike
I liked chainsaw man, not in a "this is a masterpiece" way, but in a "this is a crazy B movie" kind of way. My fav characters were definitely Power and Aki, and even though denji is a total whatever of a character I thought the three of them together were really funny.
I do not understand the Makima simping. She's easily the least interesting character in the series, even over Denji
and that's saying something. All that said, I thought it was pretty solid and entertaining for what it was up through the middle part, but it jumped the shark really hard at the end. It literally felt like the author had a stroke and kept writing through the seizures. I think he didn't know how to end it and just sharted out a bunch of actual nonsense onto the page so he could call it done.
anyway I love Power's original design/outfit (and her pet kitty cat), picrel
this manga was absolutely coom bait. Ooshimi shuzo is great as trying to hide his coom behind a faux intellectual façade, he does it almost every time and people eat it up with their eyes glazed over. I liked "Happiness" though
Our standards for male-authored manga are so incredibly low that we let stuff like this fly as "non-coomer
, this shit is coombait garbage and I’m sorry you were fooled
I like chainsaw man but I defenitelly tought this too. I especially found it stupid the death of the guy and girl with the scarfaces
. It was kinda looking like they were going to do something actually noteworthy for once
but then they just die. It did not shock me (a lot of characters had already been killed, not new) and I didn't even care I don't even remember if they had done actually anything by that point so I had 0 attachment
and literally the only thing it made me think was that those characters might as well literally not have been in the manga. The american guys could had stolen a literal background character's face instead and it would be the exact same "oh no I'm killing people" but with an added "the people that you don't know anything about are also people with feelings and lives" subtext
NTA but he also made Sweet Pool aka a manga about a hairy girl and a hairless boy, which was pretty interesting.
I like Oshimi Shuzo. IDC if he can be seen as coomer. There is enough interesting plot, characters etc. I forget about any coomer content.
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based, my absolute love for her makes me forget about all the weird and badly executed plot lines.
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I love her so much
The arc with the international hunters was the exact point I lost interest, they all felt so irrelevant. It felt like you could remove that entire part of the series and it wouldn’t make a difference to the overarching plot. I get killing characters off to show off the threat of the real antagonist but when you do it more than three, four, five times in a single series it gets old really fast.
Fire Punch had a lot of random secondary characters too but they at least had interesting backgrounds. The pages about baseball man’s relationship with his dying son, the foreign underwear girl talking about her family and Togata’s childhood movie obsession gave them more character than any of the black suits in CSM.
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yes a portion of it is because i'm attracted to her
Nta but sounds like the horny one here is you anon. I found Reze's design okay but her outfits were incredibly unappealing, the choker and the thigh highs being what a weeb with no fashion taste would find sexy. Her face is cute though, but I hated how she either wore that lame coomerbait outfit or was naked.
Fujimoto's writing is far from good, but I liked that Makima craved someone to be her equal. It was in her nature to be controlling, but she still yearned for a family, which I KNOW is not very good writing, but I found it sweet. I wish I could've been her friend…
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Has anyone heard of Land of the Lustrous. It's on hiatus rn but the last page genuinely made me cry.
yes its a pretty popular manga anon
imho the anime adaptation is the only one where the cg didnt just work but actually outright enhanced the show, still holding out for s2 to happen
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personally liked this one, specially because the character grew in a way I find realistic for a depressed NEET
only thing that comes to my mind is Vitamin, but it's not explored much
(it's a shoujo manga about overcoming rape). Also Mars, but in terms of leaving abusive
family - there is a retarded plot point where a victim becomes besties with her physically dangerous bully like no problem.
The manga is great overall, though.
I would also be interested in other recs!
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LIFE by Suenobu Keiko
so i just finished binge watching the entirity of LIFE, and i agree with the og nona who suggested it in another thread long ago; very palatable to watch! Love the "bullying is a cycle: bully becomes bullied and bullied becomes bully", bullshit and that the head bully is just a rich bpd bitch who was honestly never That popular in the 1st place. Also personally love that it potrays cross sex bullying; american media barely ever/fucking never potrays that or at least with a female victim
- as if boys don't bully girls in america!! I feel like alot of japanese media, in regards to if/when it potrays bullies, actually do that shit justice!
Some of the bullying that ayumu got was SO fucking real it hurt!!! - an alleged "friend" setting you up and getting her boyfriend and his friends to run a train/rape you is some serious college girl shit!!! Theee party girl horror story!! That was TOO real!! Though, I wouldn't actually say LIFE is completely realistic - very wish fulfillmenty towards the end. Like, watching the last 3ish eps made it obvious that the author was bullied and wishes the shit that happened to ayumu would have happened to her lol. I wouldn't say that that's a bad thing tho…I just wish ayumu stopped giving a fuck about her middle school friend who had a superiority complex towards her and completely ghosted her after they started high school!! Like, absolutely nothing about the original situation was ayumu's fault!! It's not her fault that her middle school bestie had a fucking narc meltdown!! She shouldve ignored her!!!!! FUCK HER!
nona!! I'm in 3 eps in and I'm reminded I had read LIFE in the past too, also around mid-late 00s because during that time I thought the manga was Heavy as fuck lol. Now I'm more of a writer and has another highschool girls complex relationship as backburner for one of my stories, LIFE really makes me motivated to get back to writings.
I like how the editing (sound effect, zoom shots) and the exaggerated acting didnt take that long for audiences to get used to, and I'm hooked! Plot progression and characters narrative are so even out, I'm actually impressed at the Live action adaption did so well even if it's over the top highschool drama.
Also sperg away! My sperg is going be really sapphic lesbian brainworms
since the interaction between Ayumi and the long haired delinquent girl really hits me just right. Though I vaguely remembered it's going to have a hetero ending with the shy moid
, I'm rooting for these two, idk, badass delinquent girl that gives no fuck vs traumatized girl doing her best to cope is my favorite GL dynamic so I dig it a lot.
(Feel free to disagree on this because, yeah, I like Girls' Love whoops) >>180087
Going to check this out after LIFE, thanks miao ♥
Apparently the artist is a woman but the original story was written by a scrote.
I honestly thought it was supposed to be a "stay in school and don't do drugs, kids" kind of story but I've now realised that I fell for coomer shit. AGAIN. Gonna stick to josei by confirmed female authors from now on
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choujin x sucks. MC is pathethic, character desgins are awful, plot still feels like tg knock off and ishida's artstyle got ugly
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>>181157>Ishida's artstyle got ugly
I was going to ask why until I searched for pictures. I really loved Ishida's artwork and paneling in Tokyo Ghoul, and when he did the redraw of the first volume I was quite pleased with the improvement. But now I gave a look at Choujin x and I'm just asking, what happened here? Some panels look okay, but then I compare both mangas and it gets very clear that he was most invested into Tokyo Ghoul. Not even is Twitter fanarts look this ugly, jesus.
I have an easier time following manga than anime. If i get distracted watching anime the story keeps moving forward and I miss stuff, but if I get distracted reading manga I just keep reading where I left off.
That said, i don't think you're retarded. Sometimes messy art is really hard to parse
I'm this anon.
Happy to see other anons are reading and watching LIFE!
A spoiler though, since this part stuck out for me.
When I googled a bit of LIFE's manga screencap there were Ayumu kissing Hatori
and Ayumu went through a self harm period, cutting her wrist
which shook me. I vaguely it's either LIFE or other heavy shoujo manga I read at the time had this obvious self harm
depicted, and in a schoolgirl manga netherless!!
I understand nonnas frustrations at Manami and Anzai
, though I think the show really gave them justice in making their characters rounded, and in a sense they're still victims of circumstances, though still partially because it is highlighted in the end that they HAVE to the choices in their life, when highschool is over and they become adults
Ahh I love it, I think the show made me cried me a bit here and then, Ayumu and Hatori's friendship is so beautiful… I'm fine with the shy moid in it but w/e
I will read the manga when I get a better headspace, since it's much heavier than the live action.
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anyone here read usogui? art looks insanely up my alley but its long as balls so i wanna know if its worth starting
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I did! But I dropped it when the art style changed at ~ch.80. It wasn't just because of the art, but that was part of it. Up until then, the MC has this epic, like art nouveau flowy hair and a great vintage VK(?) flair that made it unique and cool to look at. Then, out of nowhere, the author must have decided he needed to make his art fit in better with other action manga and drops all the playful stylishness that initially sold me. The author isn't a very good technical artist (you'll see that immediately based on how wonky different angles look) but the initial style had enough purposeful stylishness that I didn't mind it. When the author switched to a generic style, it only served to make it even more obvious how much he struggles technically, since there's no artful style to make up for it. Before it was a little amateur, but cool & stylish. After… it was amateur and utterly boring.
Other than the art, though, I got a little tired of all the side characters in the organization taking up so much time in the plot. This was the real reason I dropped it. Up until then though I really liked the story, it was a lot of zany fun. I guess the direction it eventually went in just didn't interest me.>>181599
WOW. We have polar opposite opinions.
I guess that just means anon should just read it herself and see what she thinks lol
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The artstyle changes a lot from chapter 80 if you dropped it around there, there are like 500+ chapters and he only really develops the style I like past chapter 300 (pic related is how his faces end up looking). Mostly though I just really like his interesting compositions and fun nightmare faces even if the anatomy looks wonky sometimes, he has a very distinctive style. I do agree that the huge amount of characters can be hit or miss, there are some arcs that are really dull (though the Air Poker arc is one of my favorite manga arcs ever and is basically the reason I hold Usogui in such high regard).
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I just read this entire thing from start to finish after seeing it shilled on lolcow and these bitches are gay? I honestly couldn't help but get subtle Yuri vibes from it all. Also Anzai should have killed Sako. Or at the very least he should have gone to jail too. Disgusting scrote.
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My favourite mangaka is Kaoru Fujiwara, I haven't seen anyone post any of her stuff but I really recommend Night Fish and Vampire Girl!! Her illustration can be really simple at times but for me it really gets the point across. Most of her works gives me a really airy and comfy vibe. Also I really like how she draws men and women very similarly. Vampire girl maybe isn't super good but I'm a sucker for vampires and it's special to me. I'd be really happy to get recommendations for more vampire manga!
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I really love her work, I think here on LC she'd be received similarly to how Anne Rice is considering the themes she works with but I haven't really seen anyone else talking about her.
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Pen to Chocolate is a cute comfy read. There is also Blank Canvas by the author of Princess Jellyfish, it is autobiographical and starts when she's still a student.