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No. 148640

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
Naruto >>>/m/96027
Jujutsu Kaisen >>>/m/143500
Golden Kamuy >>>/m/145286

No. 148790

Wow last thread lasted 6 years wtf

No. 149575

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Sensei chen honk

No. 149580

>>148790
Funny to see how the mentalities evolved, last thread pic was from an Asano manga, nowadays he is widely hated here.

No. 149586

>>149575
I love seeing sensei getting her psycho ass kicked. The only one I remotely like now is Esemori, everyone else can continue to fester. I wonder why Chako sent that picture to Nagi? Why would she care if Esemori is sleeping with someone else? I assume it's to lure Nagi back, but why? I'm guessing she's giving up Reiji (Least I hope so, she deserves better than that personality-less sandtrap) and thinks only Nagi can rescue him.

No. 149588

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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.

No. 149591

>>149588
Yeah, I was following it before mangadex had its issues. As gross as her other stuff is I like this series and it really captures the feel of growing up in a dead-end town.

No. 149604

>>149588
Is there something like this, except the boy gets bullied and also he's hot

No. 149640

>>149580
I mean the thread did last 6 years and he released more manga since then. I don’t think farmers hate him, they just aren’t sucking his dick like every other anime fan

No. 149667

>>149588
Thank you for the rec anon, this is horribly depressing, but also the protagonist feels like the most accurate depiction of a very mentally ill woman I’ve seen since nagata kabi’s stuff. It really feels like the author is drawing from her own experiences.

No. 149736

>>149588
Thanks for reccing this anon I binged it all at once lol. I’m surprised it’s on hiatus because of the author having mental illness. Do you have any more info on that?

No. 149753

>>149588
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.

No. 149763

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currently reading hatsunetsu libido it's lit. you can reading in on CHEESE! magazine blog. it's in japanese tho.

No. 149794

>>149763
That cover looks like a shoujo doujinshi of Sword Art Online.

No. 149852

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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?

No. 149857

>>149852
You might be bad at googling, besides this series she’s pretty much only drawn super fucked up porn under the same name

No. 149867

>>149588
Is it like a girl version of Boy's Abyss where the drama is so absurd it's hilarious, or is it genuinely fucked up?

No. 149874

>>149794
kek it does

No. 149898

>>149857
Shouldn't have stopped at MAL (though I did find one hentai). I wonder what's her story tbh

No. 149901

>>149867
It’s even worse than boys abyss, these girls batshit

No. 149926

>>149901
I've read some chapters and it's fucking weird, it's like a mix between the shoujo Life and the hentai Emergence, it doesn't have much going on, just some misery porn turned up to eleven. Also I came across the author's old hentais and damn are they fucked up, that's the kind of shit I'd usually expect from a guy. I'm sure she has some kind of trauma, her first drawings on Pixiv are Touhou guro, you don't start off your career with this kind of shit.

No. 149937

>>149926
I'm pretty sure she was raped.

No. 150012

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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??

No. 150016

>>150012
I dropped Fire force the first episode because this cringe scrote shit. I’m not 14 anymore and it’s gonna take more than generic battle shounen and ~le fight animation~ to make up for that. Naturally I’m not touching the manga with a 10 ft pole.

No. 150021

I started reading Homunculus after watching the trainwreck that was the netflix live adaption. Like I suspected, the manga is way better. It's still weird as fuck though and nowhere near as deep as it pretends to be but it's a solid read anyway.

No. 150031

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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

No. 150035

>>150031
>finished the to your eternity anime
It's 20 episodes

No. 150038

>>150012
I read it for Arthur, it's pretty generic otherwise.

No. 150069

>>150035
welp that makes a lot more sense. for some reason it was done. sage for being an idiot

No. 150071

>>150031
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

No. 150086

where do you mostly read your manga? I usually read online but I think I might start buying physical copies. I'm not sure where would be the best place to buy them. I'm guessing amazon would be the best for now.

No. 150141

>>150086
i would only recommend buying physical copies if you really like the series and/or if it has re-read value. i used to own a lot of manga (basically three out of four walls of my room had shelves filled with manga) but most of it was stuff i bought on a whim because it sounded good, only to drop the series after a few volumes or to grow out of it. in the end, i sold everything and now i don't buy physical copies anymore. if anything, you could check ebay for used and complete series.

No. 150248

>>150086
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

No. 150546

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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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>>150546
Good choice nonnie, be sure to read Gente and post who your favorite is

No. 150594

>>150546
This author was heavily involved in the production of the anime ACCA 13! She also made a very sweet BL called Tonari Ni under a different pen name, check it out of you like that kind of thing! I know I should say it in the bl thread but the author was mentioned here so yeah

No. 150633

>>149852
>>150086
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.

No. 150754

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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!

No. 150757

>>149588
>>150754
Depressioncore manga where literally everything goes wrong all the time, the mains are hypersexual and the characters are so unrealistic. Some of their situations sure can be realistic but not their characters. What is this genre even? It's so boring and predictable but quite popular. It's like the author chose manga over therapy. They all seem different but are all so samey.

No. 150761

>>150754
Damn I was just about to post this, BASED GAY ROUTE HERE WE COME CHOOCHOO

No. 150763

>>150761
I can't stand Reiji so I hope he gets no girls and gets a psycho obsessive boyfriend instead whether he likes it or not, lmao. Boy's (Love) Abyss.

No. 150771

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>>150633
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.

No. 150779

>>150757
people who actually enjoy depressioncore or think it's deep are mental cases. I think most of us here watch it like a reality show, a dumpster Kardashian fire, for fun.

No. 150781

>>150779
>people who actually enjoy depressioncore (…) are mental cases
>I think most of us here watch it like a reality show, a dumpster Kardashian fire, for fun.
I'm not sure if you are contradicting yourself or calling every farmer reading Boy's Abyss or Girl's Abyss (lol) mentally ill, in which case, fair enough

No. 150792

>>150781
Nta but nobody here genuinely enjoys Boy's Abyss, we just like to read dumb shit to see how far the manga will go. The people who unironically enjoy it and say it's deep and emotional are the mental cases (or they are just 13).

No. 150807

>>150792
I agree with your point, but ironic enjoyment is still enjoyment

No. 150820

>>150757
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.

No. 150822

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>>150754
Senseitards BTFO. I’m tired of these bitches on his cocks. Time to get manhandled REIJI.

No. 150827

>>150822
Tbh they have hilarious psycho chemistry with each other. I was wheezing while Reiji was bleeding out and Sensei and Gen were rolling around having an impotent fight on the floor next to his futon.

No. 150828

>>150827
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~

No. 150831

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>>150754
I kek'd at pic related. Couldn't agree more LMFAO

No. 150832

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>>150831
god I can't stand this whiny piece of shit

No. 150841

>>150832
Niether can I. Chako poisoning the town water supply when?

No. 150844

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>>150828
The last thing he sees stalker sensei and stalker childhood friend having a spazz out, lmao

No. 150845

>>150832
I really don't get why the town is self destructing around this white bread of a protagonist, also I'm dreading the day the idol comes back (see how much of a shit I give about this manga, can't bother to learn the characters' names).

No. 150846

>>150845
Nagi, suicide idol. The one all the male readers who think this is the saddest manga ever created fap over.

No. 150952

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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.

No. 151054

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask for recs but does anyone have recs for "survival game" type mangas? Manga like Alice in Borderland, As the God's will, Tomodachi game, doubt etc.. I've read so many and I just love them so much so I don't mind if its too echii or the overall story being dumb I just love the genre. Thanks.

No. 151058

>>150952
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

No. 151069

>>151054
After School Nightmare

No. 151096

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>>151054
Seconding >>151069 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.

No. 151098

>>151069
>>151096
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!

No. 151202

What's the most unusual/most original looking manga that you ever read?

No. 151213

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>>151202
Probably Shimeji Simulation. Tsukumizu is a really uniquely talented artist, and his designs are always really creative.

No. 151222

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NSFW, but Plastic Girl by Usamaru Furuya.

No. 151223

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>>151222
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

No. 151224

For those caught up on To Your Eternity, how do you feel about the direction the current arc is going? I don't know if I'm really feeling it.

No. 151228

>>151213
It looks like deformed Nichijou.

No. 151234

>>151222
Wow this is really pretty

No. 151238

>>151228
tkmiz's stuff is usually like that

No. 151247

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>>151228
I really love the character designs and the things on their hands.

No. 151272

>>151096
> Afterschool Nightmare
God I remember reading this as a child. Now that I think about it, it’s one of the first early mangas to address gender/sexuality. Pretty brave for that time

No. 151274

>>151272
>it’s one of the first early mangas to address gender/sexuality
what are you on anon, it's nowhere anywhere close to being one of the first and it's not really an "early" manga. It's been published between 2004-2007. Do you think that manga was invented in 2000 or what?

No. 151283

>>151058
Wow I never realized that that's how Yato would be perceived if S1 dropped today but you're absolutely right kek. I'm glad I could enjoy anime like Noragami without that shit years ago.

No. 152212

>>149588
I just spent the last 2 hours reading this and damn I feel bad for some of the minor characters.

No. 152457

>>151228
>>151213
Omg YES I love the art, the weird little details are just so cute

No. 152611

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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.)

No. 152770

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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.

No. 152782

>>152611
I fucking hate the way the art style in this. It reminds me of everything I hate about Horikoshi’s style, especially the eyes/faces in particular.

No. 152783

>>152770
That’s fine, you’re either moving on or just burnt out from the same flavors being rewrapped. Finding other hobbies and then checking in on manga a few months or years later could easily excite you again. That’s what happened to me.

No. 152795

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A one-shot from fujimoto came out today, and now i'm sad.

No. 152797

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>>152795
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.

No. 152798

>>152795
Thanks for the heads up. People are going to screech at him for not releasing Chainsaw Man 2: Electric High School Boogaloo instead.

No. 152801

>>152795
I liked it, too bad his fanbase is so goddamn stupid thanks to CSM. The comments on the 4chan threads are awful.

No. 152812

>>152795
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.

No. 152814

>>152801
>>152812
I agree, but them bringing up how the fire happened around the same time Fire Punch was hitting its popularity was insightful.

No. 152818

>>152795
Does anyone know where to read it?

No. 152820

>>152818
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?

No. 152824

>>152795
It was alright. I don't understand why people are crying over it and calling it a masterpiece, you'd seriously think Fujimoto is people's first mangaka with some of these reactions.

No. 152827

I've been itching for good josei mangas recenlty. I particularly like the smut ones and romances but they're so niche or untranslated. Anyway, regardless of genre do you guys have any good recommendations?

No. 152829

On chapter 60 of Shadows house, it's very cute!
Anyone have any other good mystery manga or ones with female protagonists who aren't sexualized?

No. 152849

>>152795
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

No. 152858

>>152849
>characterisation
He's an ideas guy

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>>151202
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.

No. 152942

>>152783
Yeah same thing has happened to me too, just take a break and come back to it

No. 152952

>>152937
I just read the first chapter and really liked it!

No. 152955

>>152849
what's the title?

No. 152977


No. 153029

>>152952
I hope you'll continue it anon! It really is one of my favorite mangas, it's like a warm chicken soup for the soul.

No. 153137

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>>152827
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.

No. 153205

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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.

No. 153206

>>153137
NTA, but from following this post, I just found out Anno also made Sugar Sugar Rune and In The Clothes Called Fat. Her range is so impressive.

No. 153207

>>153205
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.

No. 153274

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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

No. 153282

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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

No. 153306

>>153205
I like the shogi parts but like her other series, when she started shipping the MC with some underage girl I had to dip. I know its normalized in Japan but as an adult, that shit takes me out.

No. 153312

>>153274
No, they wouldn't dare… right.. right?

No. 153325

>>153312
They went with pink Giorno, at this point you can expect everything.

No. 153338

>>153274
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

No. 153341

>>153282
Didn't even know it existed thanks anon, might have a read because I think the concept is funny and I mean look at those designs they remind me of simpler times.

No. 153365

>>153338
>the lipstick is kino
It's fucking gay

No. 153379

>>153365
yeah as i said, kino

No. 153380

>>153365
why even be into jojo if you don't like gay shit, everyone looks like that there. even some women look like trannies

No. 153383

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I'm having a hard time getting over Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou.

No. 153397

Can anyone recommend any tragic mangas about fat girls? Trying to lose weight and in a mood to read some sad manga about being fat. Weird request I know but what can I say. I am currently reading In The Clothes Called Fat but I just want to add some more to my list.

No. 153414

>>153380
>>153379
No, flamboyance and faggotry are not the same thing. For example, the characters in parts 2 and 3 are flamboyant yet masculine, meanwhile the characters in part 5 are straight up faggots.

No. 153420

>>153397
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

No. 153429

>>153282
Nice pic. You really know how to sell me nonny, gonna go read it now.

No. 153431

>>153397
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.

No. 153440

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>>153431
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

No. 153461

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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

No. 153472

>>153383
It's one of my favorites! Makes post apocalyptic life seem so comfy

No. 153560

Anyone reading Dandadan? The plot is basic, but the art is nice, and i really like the girlMC.

No. 153568

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>>153560
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?

No. 153579

Any anons into the Bungou Stray Dogs manga and/or light novels? The new arc is great imo and I'm sad I can't find many similar series

No. 153595

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>>153579
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.

No. 153648

Any classic or new josei recommendations? Mainly about about life post high school, kinda sick of reading about HS when I've been out of there for so long.

No. 153651

>>153648
try anything by Maki Enjoji, Real Clothes, Kuragehime, Tokyo Tarareba Musume, Kakeochi Girl

No. 153652

>>153595
Wow I haven't read BSD in ages. Could you spoil me abut about Asano's backstory anon? I always thought she was a cool but underused character.

No. 153653

>>153440
Enjoying Cousin so far! Thanks for the recommendation

No. 153654

>>153651
Cheers anon

No. 153691

>>153595
nyart but that arc is still going on? i think i stopped reading when it was revealed who the traitor was on the mafia side. i have yet to catch up but that arc is just so boring and uninteresting to me. kinda wish they'd just continue with the anime already so i can get back into it. but i bet they'd just waste like six episodes of the season on some dazai/chuuya bullshit background story that the author pulled out of his ass crack because they sell well.

No. 153700

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>>153652
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.

No. 153701

>>153700
Her back story was so interesting but really sad honestly especially considering More is now trying to use her again. I loved the detail about her hair clip.

No. 153702


No. 153705

>>153701
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.

No. 153706

>>153691
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.

No. 153728

>>153700
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.

No. 153790

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>>153705
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.

No. 154337

Anybody know of any good mangas with ugly main characters falling for a hot/beautiful/cute love interest and being reciprocated (or vice versa)? Kind of like Adekan, the webtoon Out of Control (bl stories are fine too!) or Nude Model. Nothing with cliche glowups where the "ugly" character is already pretty but just wears trash or doesn't use makeup. Just ugly characters that stay ugly. I just need to live my fantasies you know?

No. 154339

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>>154337
bouquet for an ugly girl?

No. 154356

>>154337
Aitsu no Daihonmei? It's shonen-ai and very old but I remember it as one of the better bls in the early yaoi days, you might like it as a casual light hearted read.

No. 154369

>>154339
>>154356
Thank you anons! They both look very nice. The "ugly" main characters still look kinda cute, but that's alright. Also I forgot to clarify, if the romance is hetero, the girl must be the one that's unattractive, so no weird harem bullshit where the plain guy gets to bang all the sexy ladies, though I doubt anyone here would read that shit.

No. 154406

>>154339
i love this manga! glad, there are others that enjoy it too. it's sweet and wholesome. I highly recommend to everyone that wants to read about a chubby girl getting along with an attractive guy.

No. 154477

>>154406
>>154339
where are you reading it? The scanlations I’ve found end at chapter 16 and haven’t been updated in nearly a year

No. 154487

>>154477
The one on mangago have reached chapter 20 and it was uploaded on june 2021. Although, the scanlation, after a certain chapter prob 16 or 15, is kinda meh, with smaller font size and it doesn't align to the bubbles. it looks like was edited by one person who was prob a beginner but I can't be picky with what I can find.

https://www.mangago.me/read-manga/busu_ni_hanataba_wo/

No. 154525

>>154487
bless you

No. 154705

>>154487
Ah thanks! Hopefully the original translators keep going

No. 154769

>>154487
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

No. 154826

Is Happy Sugar Life worth reading?

No. 154827

>>154826
Not really

No. 154829

>>154826
It's not good but I liked how fucked up it was and the art style made me nostalgic

No. 154844

Anyone reading Fuyumi Soryo's Cesare? Just checked the scanlation out yesterday and seems like another team has picked the project up.

No. 154846

>>154826
The anime is better

No. 154858

>>154826
Fun to watch while drinking with friends and knowing it’s 2deep4u

No. 154865

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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.

No. 154866

>>154826
It's not a long read, I didn't hate it.

No. 154868

>>154826
It's shit and Maho Shoujo Site 2 Electric Bugaloo in terms of writing quality. It approaches topics it has zero understanding of. Not even funny or entertaining, just infuriatingly bad and stupid (and I love edgy and depressing manga). Kimi ni Aisarete Itakatta is a goddamn masterpiece compared to that turd. Hell, even Boy's Abyss executes ow the edge better and at the very least it's fucking hilarious.

No. 154935

>>154865
i love that one, even though i haven't read the past few chapters that were released. i'm glad the author is finally drawing something else and not another young girl/old guy story. i feel like she had to draw tsubaki-chou lonely planet to please the fans who were upset because mamura won the end game poll for hirunaka no ryuusei.

No. 154984

>>154865
I’m enjoying this so far! Thanks for the rec nonnie

No. 155008

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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

No. 155025

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>>155008
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.

No. 155163

>>155008
My brother ended up reading the manga after hearing me sperg about it so much and thankfully he agrees that it's very dumb and he thinks Chako is the only decent character, at least he doesn't think like the average 4channer.

No. 155185

>>155025
>>155008
Isn't he like a diaperfag or something?

No. 155192

>>155185
I think it was more the homicidal mom keeping him in against his will. When we were led to believe he wanted to be there.

No. 155216

>>155025
why bad end? Cause she will stay in the cursed town? Things are looking up for her otherwise. Kek at protagonist agreeing it would be better if he died

No. 155232

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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.

No. 155242

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>>155232
His and Her Circumstances

No. 155274

>>155242
Got hooked just from the first chapter! tyvm!

No. 155317

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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.

No. 155326

>>155317
I absolutely love it! The characters are cute and the art is beautiful, it's a nice read. I follow the author on Twitter just to see some extra doodles.

No. 155334

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>>155317
I read 40 something chapters and it's really charming. The world is great and the art is adorable.

No. 156085

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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.

No. 156409

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>>156085
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.

No. 156483

Bumping thread for more "ugly" girl manga. Need to grow my list. Help an ugger out.

No. 156532

>>156483
What’s an ugly girl manga

No. 156541

>>156532
manga with an ugly female protagonist.

No. 156547

>>156483
For real, there aren't enough good mangas about ugly girls. What do you have on your list?

No. 156604

File: 1629340593207.png (1.57 MB, 1450x1334, True Beauty.png)

>>156483
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.

No. 156756

>>156604
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

No. 156770

>>156756
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.

No. 156781

>>156483
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

No. 156796

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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.

No. 156802

>>156796
Could you link it pls, can't seem I find it on Google

No. 156803

>>156483
Neet Onna to Shougaku 2-nensei
More like low self-esteem though

No. 156842


No. 156867

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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

No. 157361

Junji Ito is such a sweet guy. I found this video that was made by a fan. He drove the fan home, gave him tea and fruits, showed him sketches and his working desk where he draws. Adorable

No. 157511

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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).

No. 157529

>>157511
I remember that, but I don't remember where it was posted either

No. 157539

>>156842
ntayrt and not usually what I'm interested in but this was a cute read (and lol at surprise mmorpg troon)

No. 157594

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No. 157622

>>157594
fuck you this is amazing

No. 157626

>>157594
>AOT but with Chris-chan as the MC
Fuck you anon. I now want this.

No. 157759

>>157594
Fuck you anon you beautiful bitch I love it

No. 157949

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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.

No. 157960

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>>157949
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. 157962

>>157960
Take your time reading it, there isn't going to be a conclusion any time soon. It's the kind of story that starts normally and then it gets way more serious the more you read.

No. 157974

>>157962
>there isn't going to be a conclusion any time soon
or ever

No. 157976

>>157974
Yazawa wants to conclude the manga, so let's hope there's still 0.000001% chance we'll get a conclusion. Hopefully Takumi burns in hell and Leila goes to prison for being a deranged pedo.

No. 157984

>>157976
Do we even know what her illness was? Miura's death was sudden but it was public knowledge that he had health issues, the fact that they are keeping their mouth shut about Yazawa is really weird.

No. 157994

>>157984
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.

No. 157995

>>157984
>>157994
And to add to that, I don't think it's weird that we don't know more, I'm super curious but at the end of the day her health is her personal business and I'm guessing mangaka either talk directly to the fans about their health issues or they have to explicitly allow the publishers to share this kind of info. There are other mangaka who are or were on hiatus or take way more time to release new chapters than before because of health issues but we're not always told what these issues are either. For example do we know what the D Gray Man author has? Or what the Saiyuki author has, although I've vaguely heard she had a bunch of surgery done to her body and face over the years but that's still vague? What about the guy who did Bastard?

No. 158005

>>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 trash
https://hkmtiz.com/3092.html
Source of the quoted post: https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/5lk5h1/what_ever_happened_to_ai_yazawa/

No. 158007

>>157995
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.

No. 158012

>>158005
>>158007
Japanese culture is notoriously secretive about illness which is why well-known public figures die seemingly out of nowhere. They might let the public know that they have an "illness" but never specify the severity until they pass away. But as for mangakas it's usually related to the highly stressful job they have, 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. They often have to meet impossible deadlines and are overworked to the point they don't sleep or move and just sit on their spot drawing and/or writing, barely eating. It causes circulation and heart problems and fucks their internal organs up really bad, not to mention the mental damage. The life of a mangaka is absolutely miserable and publishers abuse young promises until they're ready to have a stroke at 32.

No. 158013

>>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.

No. 158015

>>158013
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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>>158015
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.

No. 158063

Speaking of which, Ai Morinaga died not too long ago but do we know why? When her death was announced nobody knew why and everyone was shocked, I remember a bunch of Japanese people on twitter being really surprised.

No. 158064

>>158031
He's a stubborn fuck tho, he doesn't NEED to physically draw HxH, he's a good and iconic artist but no one reads HxH for his art. I know HxH is his baby but I really don't see why he couldnt just write the script and let his assistants do the art for him

No. 158067

>>158064
He'd still need to draw the storyboard for each chapter though if he wants the manga to look how he wants it to look.

No. 158075

>>158064
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

No. 158091

>>158031
God I hate all the Idolm@sters jokes during Berserk's hiatuses, most unfunny shit ever.

No. 158261

>>157995
Wait, the Saiyuki mangaka was sick? I've been following that manga since I was a teen and I never knew (it doesn't help that Saiyuki was never picked up again after Tokyopop imploded). I never knew, this explains so much.

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>>155317
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?

No. 160493

>>160218
I thought it was pretty obvious months ago he’s perm 3rd wheel despite being best boy

No. 160514

what's going on with mangadex

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>>160024
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.

No. 160519

>>160518
Another anon here who wants to thank you for the recommendation. The art is so lovely!

No. 160649

>>160514
>>160516
…Explain?

No. 160697

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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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>>160697
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?

No. 161696

>>161632
I've been hanging out on /a/ just for Rokyo Rev threads, and they're shitting out some good fucking theories. Have hope, anon!

No. 161716

>>160697
I haven't but it looks lovely Nd I'll check it out

No. 161723

Don't know if I should ask this here or in the BL thread, but since BL is not the main focus, I guess it goes here well enough. Do you nonas know of any M->M<-F/M->F<-F mangas? Not some polyshit or something, but romance manga where characters of the opposite sex are rivaling over the MC? I thought about it yesterday while half asleep and now it won't let me go.

No. 161728

>>161723
Ao no flag, after school nightmare, there are definitely more I just can’t remember rn lol

No. 161757

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>>161695
BRO PLEASEEEE
I WANT THIS SO BAdd
I KNOW IT'S IMPOSSIBRU BUT I WANT IT rreeee, everyone fucking DIE ALREADY

No. 161758

>>161695
JUST RAPE HIM ONE TIME ONEGAI

No. 161759

>>161758
Why are fujos so obsessed with rape.

No. 161760

>>161759
It wouldn't be fair if the MC only got raped by women desu

No. 161762

>>161759
they like bloody anuses

No. 161763

>>161760
What a crazy manga.

No. 161766

does anyone else here feel bad at reading manga?
i never really read any growing up but recently i’ve been reading some and it’s kinda hard to keep track of what’s happening especially in fight scenes. like for example i’m currently reading chainsaw man and i kinda just look at the pictures of the moments when they’re killing demons like .. okay .. and then hope they explain what just happened in a later scene. idk what it is. i try to imagine how the scene would be animated if it was an anime but i guess i’m just better suited to reading actual books.

this probably sounds retarded.

No. 161776

>>161766
I get what you mean. I don't really read much of manga that feature action scenes, but relatively new artists have issues conveying movement in a non-chaotic way. I remember feeling the fucking same about fights in the first volume (maybe even chapter?) of Sadamoto's NGE manga. It was absolutely fucking unclear what the fuck was going on. He got much better in the later volumes and it no longer was an issue.

No. 161777

>>161766
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.

No. 161778

I got a question if someone understands who has read Jojolion
How the hell did Norisuke survive I mean good for him but how? Was it one of Tsurugi's illusions?

No. 161779

>>161766
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.

No. 161781

>>161779
>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.
This reminds me of some one shot I read. One page he confesses his love and they plan a date for valentines day, smiling and howahowa and all, and then the direct next page was her crying in front of his grave because, as the page after that explains, he died in some car crash or something on his way to the date spot. This was so unexpected I actually bursted out laughing lmao.

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>>161776
>>161766
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

No. 161787

>>161781
Lol I need the title of this, it reminds me of that other shoujo one-shot where a highschool girl meets a dude on the escalator and they sign marriage papers despite not knowing each other's name.

No. 161792

>>161776
>>161777
>>161779
>>161781
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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