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No. 186701

Discuss here your mangos while /m/ is still kill

No. 186705

That Mikasa nendo is so cute with her scarf like that

No. 186711

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Nonnies, which manga series would you recommend for someone who hasn’t read one in over 5 years? A manga that could reignite my interest!

I’m in my early 20s, I used to love (to an autistic level) black butler as a teen. Nana is my all time favorite. I also liked some fantasy-like mangas by CLAMP, Arina Tanemura etc. So specific genres aren’t that important, BL is fine too. It doesn’t have to be translated either, Japanese is fine.

No. 186714

>>186711
When was the last time you read Black Butler? It's not over so if it's been a while I suggest you read what has been released until now at the very least. I love Nana too so I've been recommended Paradise Kiss very often, maybe try that one?

No. 186717

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>>186711
That's a bit hard. Since you were not very specific, I can't narrow down the "vibe" that you want. Do you want something laid back to ease into manga reading again? Or do you want some crazy shit that will keep you reading and come back with a bang? Do you want something more grounded/mundane or a fantasy world? Do you want an adventure or something dark or dramatic? Something light hearted and funny or some action? Something that you can read casually or something that has a lot of overarching narratives?

No. 186730

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>>186714
Oh it’s still a thing? Thanks anon then I’ll check out Black Butler again! Haven’t read it since 2016 I think. Ah I remember hearing about Paradise Kiss, I’ll check it out too, thank you kind nonnie!

>>186717
Yes sorry for being so vague anon, I couldn’t really say that I wanted a specific genre because I used to like so many different mangas. But I guess as for the “vibe” I’d like something that isn’t too much slow slice of life and something that isn’t too sad and dramatic maybe? What’s the manga in the picture you posted, it looks like a comfy fantasy adventure

No. 186745

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>>186730
>it looks like a comfy fantasy adventure
It's literally that! It's called Tongari Boushi no Atelier or Witch Hat Atelier. The art is gorgeous. It's written by a woman and there's no fanservice, as far as I read and probably not ever tbh.

I don't know if you'd consider Yotsuba too slow, but it's pretty cute and laid back, as well. Do you want completely mundane SOL or can it have more fantasy/adventure elements as well? I love Gokushufudou (the way of the house husband) and Kodoku no Gourmet (and Wakakozake) but it's pretty mundane. I will look into my stuff and see if I can find other recommendations!

No. 186746

>>186745
where can i buy the manga in english?
>>186730
what's picrel?

No. 186749

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>>186746
Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP. One of my childhood favorites.

No. 186752

>It's written by a woman and there's no fanservice
That’s even better, thank you so much anon this seems right up my alley! The art really is gorgeous and I love the fantasy vibes!

I actually read Yotsuba when I was twelve kek! I loved it, it’s super cute but definitely a bit too laid back to my current preferences. I’m not that interested in slice of life anymore, and yes I definitely like fantasy elements! I’ve heard a lot about Gokushufudou actually so I might check it out! Thank you so so so much anon you’re putting so much effort in helping me

No. 186766

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I'm curious what farmers think about this manga. Personally I really enjoyed it. Caught myself tearing up certain times.

No. 186767

>>186766
Tranny faggot bullshit

No. 186770

>>186767
NTA but what's wrong with it

No. 186773

>>186770
Its a manga about sexual and gender identity. I'm a terf but I riked it still, it was pretty good.

No. 186775

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>>186773
I am the most homophobic person in the world but I love seeing these topics in fiction so much, right now I am reading this manga, is quite bad, I do not recommend it, it is a slife of life about a nonbinary character kek

No. 186778

>>186775
>nonbinary
>that picture
please no, this alone gave me brain cancer.

No. 186783

>>186775
lol I remember this one. IIRC it's a male crosdresser and all the staff in the cafe he works at are traps. He gets upset and cries when they think he's also a "boy who crosdresses" but in reality he's "neither boy nor girl".

>>186773
Really? What's so good about it? I don't mind spoilers.

No. 186789

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>>186783
I like the way it explores the topic without feeling like weird pandering if that makes sense. Stories like this can easily turn into trauma porn, woe-is-me, repetitive and doubling down on stereotypes IME but MC learning about the cast and discovering himself is done quite tastefully. An experience you've heard before but still interesting. I'm not very good at explaining myself. I empathised with the homosexual characters in particular, their storylines touched me the most. The characters in general feel very human-like and real as if I'm listening to conversations and private stories someone IRL had.

The art being attractive and whimsical is a huge bonus too of course. Coastal town setting. Picrel made me kek

No. 186792

>>186789
>>186783
>>186775
holy fuck no. Stop reading this shit, it's disgusting tranny propaganda.

No. 186796

>>186792
The tranny is a background character who gets 1 chapter

No. 186797

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>>186775
The worst part is that the origin is from a hentai of the author, where the character has a suspiciously small penis

No. 186798

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Anyone else read Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai? It's romantic horror about a girl trying to continue to date her boyfriend after he dies and becomes a ghost. It's balances the fluffy romance and spooky shit really well and touches on a lot of subjects that I imagine would hit close to home for many anons.

No. 186799

>>186792
She >>186789 is not talking about >>186775 you retard

>>186797
>loli-looking trapshit author is also a shotafag
wow what a shock

No. 186800

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>>186799
This is how the autor looks kek
>>186798
I will definitely watch it, I love twisted things, if you have more suggestions like that I would love to see them

No. 186801

>>186800
Jesus fucking christ, he needs to be put down

No. 186802

>>186800
coomers really are one and the same. coomers be cooming i guess.

No. 186821

>>186800
Ew spoiler this shit next time anon

No. 187013

>>186800
That's just the average Japanese male

No. 187021

I give no fuck about recent series but I've been buying manga I used to read at the library as a teenager (mostly stuff from the 90s and 2000s) and I almost want to get Love Hina even though it's trash. It's fun trash at least. Forgive me father for I have sinned and have shit taste.

No. 187062

>>186766
Beautifuly drawn, too bad the author is a themby, crossdresser character is an asshole. Also the god is obviously the mangaka's self insert.

No. 187207

>>187062
Tell me more. I keep seeing it at my favorite bookshop and while the topic seems interesting I don't want to see tranny shit anymore.

No. 187214

>>187207
As far as I recall it's just a slice of life harem manga. The stereotypical "a bunch of girls somehow end up living with bland MC and fall in love with him. Drama ensues". My memory could be wrong though. The art's fine.

I picked up the first volume of another of the author's series (Negima I think?) that was in Japanaese to try translating as Japanese practice but I didn't get far.

No. 187217

>>187214
Wait are you talking about our dreams at dusk or love hina?

No. 187223

>>187207
NAYRT but it’s basically an introductory manga for LGBTQ categories. Like each character is one type of “queer” identity and have a small story arc before moving onto the next one. Protag is gay, there’s a lesbian couple, MTF kid, FTM adult, old gay couple which of course has one guy living a double life and suffering from AIDS. Like the other anon said the character Anonymous is an asexual themby and basically is the author’s self-insert that guides all the queers with her OPness

The art is beautiful but yeah

No. 187235

>>187223
Maybe I'll check the scans then but I'll avoid spendingbmy money on the books, thanks.

No. 187238

>>187223
>MTF kid
Nah that's a crossdresser kid, he did have some pages about questionning but choose to stay male.

No. 187250

>>187238
The questioning is cringe enough for me to think it's a bad manga. It's just not my thing. Feels like it was made for tumblr and twitter users exclusively.

No. 187262

>>187250
The one spot of reality actually happens with that character because he gets groped by a creep while crossdressing at a festival, and it’s what convince him to stay male. Almost everything else (excluding the cis gay male couple ofc) is sugar coated in it.

No. 187285

>>186766
hated the feminization of the gays, ovely dramatic in a way that no normal person would act

No. 187330

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>>187250
>Feels like it was made for tumblr and twitter users exclusively.
Actually you reminded me of this pannel when the "god" says that, so yes you are right.

>>187262
Holy shit I forgot about the details but if that's true the fuck, no wonder the mangaka trooned out.

No. 187361

I checked the manga because of this thread yesterday and stopped at chapter 3 or 4 I think. Too much stupid, exaggerated melodrama. I can't relate to a teenager boy being gently bullied for watching hardcore gay porn on his phone at school when I've dealt with worse than that when I was younger for something I couldn't help. The stupid bitch then has the audacity of whining because now his classmates joke that he might be gay for watching a lot of gay porn. The long haired character is very obnoxious too. I thought it'd be a more subtle, realistic manga.

No. 187362

>>187223
Boys run the riot was also popular lately

No. 187370

>>186766
>>186775
Japan already has low birth rates. rofl that country is doomed if this tranny shit spreads there

No. 187380

>>187370
No way it'll spread as much as in the West, what's considered an official tranny is very specific legally speaking. There's no self ID bullshit.

No. 187382

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>>186730
Another comfy fantasy adventure I'd recommend to someone who hasn't read manga in a few years is Dungeon Meshi! It's about a group of adventurers in a DnD style dungeon, but two of them are obsessed with cooking and eating monsters, so every chapter or two they make Japanese food out of the monster they killed. It's very funny and exciting.
It also has a really talented female mangaka.

No. 187383


No. 187384

>>187380
On top of >>187383, that's how it started here too. Just fifteen years ago it was still "Ohh, we're just trying to live our life, but we won't deny we're actually men, sex and gender are different. We just wanna pee, and get our dick chopped off and silicone tits slapped on." until just a few years later it suddenly was "What do you mean males can't be lesbians? That males have a biological advantage in terms of strength, mass, weight and volume? That we don't belong in womens prisons? Suck my dick, bitch."

No. 187392

>>187382
>really talented female mangaka
lol that explains why it's so good

No. 187606

I never read boy’s love anymore, but i read ganbare! Nakamura-kun because it has "80s inspired" art and its just so cute. Recommendations with that art style ?

No. 187673

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Hate that I even have to ask this, but is Yotsuba& safe from random pedo moments?

No. 187685

>>187673
Been a while since I read it but as far as I can remember Yotsuba is very cute and family friendly. There aren't any gross moments like that.

No. 187692

>>187606
Anything by Rumiko Takahashi I guess? A lot of manga from the late 80s to the 90s have that same style.

No. 187729

>>187673
100% pedo free. I've been reading it since I was like 8 and it's always been a really perfect family friendly manga. I got a few copies for my nephews recently!

No. 187732

Can moonspeaking nonas recommend me manga that's easy to read but also engaging? I'm probably around N5-N4 level

No. 187768

>>187732
anything shounen jump! not only does it have furigana but the grammar structure is quite simple. tbh if you have jisho and weblio handy you can read most anything w furigana (shounen/shoujo), it just takes a while lol

No. 187843

>>187685
>>187729
Thanks you two

No. 187867

Chainsaw Man is moid trash. Fujimoto is nothing more than an ideas guy.

No. 187869

>>186789
That look of sheer terror kek

No. 187897

SUPER excited for Zatch Bell 2 starting on the 14th.

No. 187901

>>187897
Whaaaat? I was so into this anime as a kid.

No. 187904

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>>187901
The mangaka announced out of nowhere that he was making a sequel a week or two ago. At first, I was worried since the original ended so well, but I have faith in Raiku.I liked Animal Land, although I haven't read VECTOR BALL yet.

No. 188185

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>>186711
Maybe Magi The Labyrinth of Magic? It's one of my favorites despite how it ended. Has a very fun and diverse cast, decent plot imo, and nice/cute art.

No. 188187

>>187768
Thank you nonna! Not sure why I didn't realize this kek. Gonna go reread all of my favorites in Japanese now heh

No. 188832

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Why are abominations allowed to be the norm in anime/manga? But give a yaowee/otome guy larger hands or body frame and it's a running joke for the next decade

No. 188871

>>188185
Magi has gorgeous art, and some of the most consistently attractive male characters I've ever seen. It's not very good beyond the first few arcs though.

No. 189098

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Golden Kamuy spoilers
I can't wait for the next chapter cause I wanna see shit going down between these two

No. 189101

I bought witch hat atelier recently and I'm so excited to read it. It's the first manga that I ever buy it's just too pretty

>>187380
>No way will it spread as much as in the West

Nonnie the world is connected together and nothing stops the flow of information. Anything that comes from America is highly influential.

No. 189114

>>189101
Cultural differences as big as the ones between the USA and Japan makes it unlikely for Japanese AGPs to self-id like in the US. The USA and France are way more similar culturally speaking, and I can tell you that the idiots over here trying to copy American SJW shit are having a hard time with it and won't stop complaining that you need to see a psychiatrist you cannot choose on a regular basis for years and live as the opposite sex publicly before you can even think about chopping off your dick with taxpayers' money and changing your sex on your ID card. So yes, information is spreading almost instantly all over the planet, but that doesn't mean everyone will take all the information they see into account.

No. 189288

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>>188871
Yeah, the end was a shitshow and I honestly still can't really wrap my head around it kek. It felt like L vs Light where it was like "you think I outsmarted you? Jokes on you, I knew all along!" and then "I knew you knew so it was I who outsmarted you" and so on kek. I really enjoyed a lot of it though. The art is soooo cute I'm about to reread it just to enjoy how dumb and stupid some of the little chibis are hehe. Peep my favorite boy.

No. 189295

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I can't believe Mia Ikumi passed away, my heart is breaking

No. 189299

>>189295
im so sad crying like a little baby, she was like 47 years old only

No. 189341

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>>189295
I heard Mia was overseeing the new anime too so I can’t wait to see her final project. She was so young RIP queen Mia Ikumi.

No. 189355

>>189295
Fuck this is unfair. I loved her works so much as a child, and I'm still attached to it now. I still have the character dolls my country issued, I'll never throw them away. Rip.

No. 189357

>>189295
That’s really sad, didn’t she make another series fairly recently?

No. 189375

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>>189295
The news has me weeping like a child, especially knowing tomorrow is Mew Ichigo's birthday and now she won't even get to see her creation debut this Summer. Sailor Moon may have been my first love, but Mew Mew is my forever. Rest easy queen.
>>189299
She was even younger, 42.

No. 189381

>>189295
Are you kidding me?!!! It has been my childhood dream to write a letter to her. And now it’s too late. I can’t believe this, I hope she rests in peace.

No. 189420

>>189295
Rest in piece, mew mew always has a place in my heart

No. 189445

>>189295
Rest in peace, she created so much beauty. I'm forever glad that was my first manga.

No. 189524

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Holy shit i thought i hallucinated this whole thing, no i just read it on danbooru six years ago, its just not translated and searching for "imperial army dogs" turned up a lot of horrible chinese stories and not much manga

No. 189540

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I just finished reading Totsukuni no Shoujo but I think I'm too retarded to get the ending.

It felt so unsatisfying. I guess they both become trees at the end? Cool I guess, but humanity never receives salvation and the mother at the bottom of the lake is still just a big ass black blob so nothing really changed at all in the end. Is that the point? That this world will be locked forever in a fight against each other? Rest in peace to the king but what the fuck ever happens with the priest? Do the people kill him as a result too? The people in the wall are like 'lol ok so we have to kill the girl to save ourselves? cool lets kill her' but now there is no vessel for Father, nor is there a soul for Mother. They hint that insiders are coming out of the walls, so have they just accepted they must live with the outsiders? No one gave them the message that Albert speaks of in the end though (the "true" curse stuff, constantly being at odds with each other), so why would they suddenly decide this? They still run the risk of becoming cursed. Also nothing is explained about what will potentially happen if Father got his body back and Mother got her soul back.

The worldbuilding and the lore were really neat but the towards the end I felt like it got really convoluted. Maybe finishing it all off nice and neat wouldn't have done it any true justice, but I don't think the way it ended really did much either.

No. 189542

>>189295
I've always wanted to read tokyo mew mew.. It was the first manga I wanted/tried to buy but my parent said no at the time. I only watched one episode I think tho. Very unfortunate considering the airing of the new anime.

No. 189572

>>189524
>searching for "imperial army dogs"
Kek I can only imagine the mix of propaganda and real-world horror stories this turned up

No. 189604

>>189540
Ok I'm back after reading some people's interpretation of the ending.

The best interpretation I read is the emphasis on sharing, such as Albert sharing some of his soul with Shiva, and Shiva (in her original form) sharing part of herself as a black child with him (even though it is a forced sharing at first- Albert and Shiva willingly pass the soul between each other later on). They are able to escape the curse because of his, such as that Shiva is not instantly cursed when touched by the black children and Albert is able to retain some of his humanity even after being cursed. The insiders and outsiders will remain cursed because they do not realize they are each a half of a whole (a vessel and a soul) and therefore will remain cursed in their own ways. I like this interpretation, although it doesn't really make me enjoy the ending very much since my questions about the priest and mother and father still remain kek. Also someone pointed out the cover, which I posted above, shows a bucket and a tree which furthers along the idea that they both died (Albert becoming a tree, Shiva is an empty bucket (no soul left)), along with Albert normally not needing to sleep as a black child, so nap = death. Well. It's fine. But I'm just not really a fan of stories where, despite all that we followed and the effort that was put into lore and worldbuilding, important/special characters die having zero impact on their world in the end. Maybe Nagabe's point was most of us die like that anyway? kek

No. 189787

Are there any josei manga that have zero romance or sex whatsoever? I want to read series about women getting shit done, realistic or fantasy, with no relationship of any kind with men (lesbian relationships are okay but I don't care for romantic content in general). I asked this question in a previous thread but got no answer so I'm not getting my hopes much high.

No. 189799

>>189787
Maybe Hatarakiman? It's about a workaholic woman and some chapters focus on different characters. She has a bf but he's just there. He doesn't feel like he's her bf, his own chapter is focusing on his own career. Not something I'd recommend if you don't want to think about work though.

No. 189800

>>189787
What about Your Throne? Its a webtoon though. 2 female protagonists but the main one is the one who gets shit done. There's some light implied romance but it's late in the story and it's not the focus of Medea's character development (she's mostly driven by revenge and competitiveness). Can't say it will satisfy you though, im not an avid reader so I don't know a lot of many stories..

No. 189807

>>189799
Thank you for your suggestion, I'll check this one out, I don't think I mind the working environment, and since the relationship is already established and not the focus it should be alright.
>>189800
I'm not super fond of webtoons, especially the format, but I'll check it too, it sounds nice.
I mostly read seinen mangas with a mixed protagonists group because romance is usually absent or a last chapter addition and I wanted to branch out by reading more things with adult female protagonists, but it's really hard to find stuff I like.

No. 189810

>>189787
Ikoku Nikki

No. 191216

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Read My Alcoholic Escape From Reality and A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's An Alcoholic, and just looking for more recs for mangas that are realistic about alcoholism-overdrinking like those two, theyve helped me realize my own issues so Im a fan

No. 191244

>>191216
I love her stuff so much—it really disturbs/pleases me how much I relate it to her. Did seven seas translate the last two books? I’ve only read the diary one.

No. 191248

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>>191244
My Alcholic Escape and My Warrior Life have been translated into English nonna! Idk about other languages tho sorry

No. 191419

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>>191248
I was able to find them—thanks so much nonnie.
Upsetting spoiler but this coming out in Wandering Nagata Kabi explained a lot. Jesus fucking Christ.

No. 191457

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i know everyone hates op but bear with me. what's up with those spoilers/reveals about luffy and his devil fruit not being the gomu gomu no mi? i heard wano arc finally concluded so i was excited to read the whole thing in one sitting now, but those spoilers i read today are insane.

No. 191458

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>>191419
Oh no that just broke my heart and it would explain more about her upcoming memoir: Straying Warrior Kabi Nagata: Go Gourmet! (it hasn't come out in Jp even) which talks about her eating disorder/excessive eating

No. 191502

Hi nonnies, any josei (idk if that is actually the word, i'm a newfag) manga with adult-women-with-adult-women-issues? Like Nana, or Perfect Blue. The point is i dont want any schoolgirl loli shit. It can have moids or het relationships but is discouraged. Please help me #

No. 191520

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>>191502
My Broken Mariko

No. 191521

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>>191502
Free soul

No. 191522

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>>191502
Ikoku Nikki

No. 191539

>>191521
anything by this author tbh

No. 191574

>>191520
Ntayrt but this made me cry. I lost my only friend in January so this one hit me right in the gut. Thanks for the good rec!

No. 191744

>>191521
Nta but I read this and it seemed to go nowhere and nothing got resolved? I kept waiting for the mc to grow up and have some character development but she basically "falls in love" with an emotionally detached chick she knows nothing about, we hypothetically hear about her writing a manga that only vaguely touches on the character she's creating (why a black woman? why jazz? why is her career only a minor plot point?), her mom feels she's incompetent and worries about her, and some people on the periphery have thoughts about it. The premise was interesting but ultimately felt very unsatisfying to me.

No. 191947

>>191419
Just finished reading the two newest issues since they came in the mail, this made me honestly tear up.
I had trouble understanding a lot of the stuff in the book about her alcoholism due to only drinking like, twice before but her other books including this one hit me so hard.

No. 192799

X by CLAMP is now 30 years old and it's still on hiatus! Ending never ever!

No. 192802

>>191419
Oh holy fuck that explains everything

No. 192809

>>192799
CLAMP… where are you…

No. 192827

>>192809
Hanging out with Yazawa.

No. 192828


No. 192835

>>192809
Are they still working on some mangas like TRC or CCS spinoffs? I'll be honest I never managed to really get into their mangas (mostly because of the confusing narration and dialogues) and it feels like they really lost their popularity during the 00s.

No. 192842

>>192835
Yes, and CCS really didn't need a sequel, I hate it here.

No. 192909

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>>191216
I started catching-up with her latest manga but seems like to most likely to troon out (at least probably to gender-x), I'm dissapointed. I really liked her first two mangas, and I read about her alcoholism part too.

No. 192913

>>192909
disappointed but not surprised.

No. 192916

>>192913
I don't know if the english traduction it at cause but they used "any gender" and cis and whatnot. So yeah, weakest work so far because I can't relate to that shit.

No. 192918

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>>192909
That's just sad, I can understand with her past though a bit but I also do blame twitter/American influences, a lot of people in the states don't realize it but their culture is very influential no matter how fucking stupid it is (hence why I'm seeing people whose languages don't even have pronouns like mine still putting shit like him/her/they like wtf.)

Anyway back to manga, does anyone have a rec for a place for me to read Happy Mania by Moyoko Anno? I can't find it anywhere

No. 192920

>>192909
Wow, gender bullshit legit is spreading to nipland. Just what their autistic, pornsick culture needed.

This is kind of, I don't know, callous to say but after reading all her books about her horrible life, trooning out only to
>A. deeply regret it down the line and write another depressing book about it
or
>B. finally be pushed to sudoku by it
Seems like the natural course of action for her. God is that woman's biggest hater.

No. 192921

>>192918
I looked for it too a few months ago and I didn't find anything either.

No. 192927

>>192909
The fact that she described herself as a “serious social media addict” in the previous manga (where she can’t go without scrolling twitter even when in the hospital) and pages after this one talks about having been sexually assaulted as a child really make the whole thing too. Ticks all the boxes for trooning out in the near future. It’s a shame.

No. 192931

>>192927
I found her twitter long ago, but I don't remember her @. I just remember that she was tall and slender in the few selfies I saw, not sure if that could contribute to her self-image and wanting to troon out?

No. 192947

>>192931
She honestly has a very cute look (to me,) very casual but I really like her pixie cut, but I feel that as a not very feminine woman and her related life issues she's sadly pretty susceptible to sadly going on the x-gender route

No. 192948

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>>192947
Also I would love to read her fictional mangas if anyone knows if they ever got published?

No. 192968

>>192947
She's cute! This was a nice watch, the interviewer was quite warm and respectful. I was a little worried she was going to be too prying, but I think she properly communicated how much people love and connect with her work.

No. 193104

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>>192968
They’ve got a great podcast called Manga splaining and blog also where they put down notes and links to what they mention and since they’re an older gen of weeb they’re much more varied and really do have better taste and background in manga and anime then a lot of newer/younger fans!

Btw has anyone read Taiyo Matsumoto work in French? I’m thinking of getting the Bambou Samurai series and I can read to a middle school level so hopefully it’ll turn out good if the translation isn’t total ass

No. 193118

>>192948
You should probably check her pixiv

No. 193853

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I feel bad for the poor souls who have to read about Nagatoro abusing the nerd kid, you can read Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, it's also a girl teasing a boy but it's not retarded coomer content and it's very cute. There is even a sequel where they are grown up and married and have a daughter. There is a part when the wife asks the husband what kind of hairstyle he likes best and he can't think of any hairstyle other than his wife's, that was so cute I wanted to post it but I can't find it.

No. 193873

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I read this manga obsessively as a kid and when I saw the sequel series I was stoked, but what the fuck?? It was shit.

Firstly the guy from the Ura Peach Girl / Sae’s story spinoff completely disappears from the narrative, he’s never even mentioned despite being a major player in that series but fine, maybe the writer wanted to explore something new?

Nah it’s just the same old rehashed love triangle drama with Momo, Toji and Kairi. It just meandered on and on with the same plots as the first manga. I was honestly really annoyed that after setting them up pretty nicely with Toji having a lot of patience for Sae and growing really close to her, the writer still couldn’t break out of the “love triangle must revolve around my shoujo mc, even if she gets married, the other guy still belongs to her and has to be in love with her”

Also momo just got weirdly blander and blander, it was more fun when she pushed back on Sae just as hard even after they become close friends, but her and Kairi are just so stale as adults. Sae really ends up being a way more interesting and fun character, even though she’s pretty awful.

No. 193874

>>191520
just reread it and now im crying(but at least not as hard as i did the first time). the mangakas way of portraying shii-chans raw anguish and loss is amazing

No. 193875

>>192918
I don’t think the English version was ever scanned. But I skimmed it a while ago and it’s about a woman who works at the beauty section of a department store, she’s engaged but wants to cheat on her moid with a bunch of other guys she falls for in each volume. It also focuses on her roommate/coworker meeting a guy and getting married to him

No. 193899

>>193875
Thanks nonny! I found a place selling it and some of Anno's other works so I was going to buy them maybe this weekend!

No. 194549

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Is anyone reading Akane Banashi? It’s about a young girl trying to become a master Rakugo to avenge her dad (whose not dead but got kicked out of the society basically) the art is really good and the MC is so cute!

No. 196571

Sorry guys but I don’t like yotsuba… i wish someone would finally give her some adderall

No. 196766

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>Orochi ni totsuida musume
>snake x woman manga
Scalie sisters, you won.

No. 196830

>>196766
what the actual fuck

No. 196938

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any nonnies reading Skip and loafer? Its very cute and funny, and will be getting an anime apparently

No. 196945

>>196766
Finally.

No. 196970

Please recommend me good slice of life manga/anime, ideally ones that take place in the modern world!

No. 196977

>>196970
Way of the Househusband is really fun! I also liked Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto and Maison Ikkoku (more romance and plot though but still nice)

No. 197601

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Does anyone have a sports manga but with all women in the vein of like Slam Dunk? Like good plot + art, I've read Chihayafuru, and it's nice despite the annoying ass love triangle but a lot of other more modern manga/anime with all women teams is just so so bad with the moe/cutesy shit (cinderella 9 like picrel was killing me trying to watch that) and ott fanservice (fucking keijo) For what else I've read, Asahinagu was a major let down btw the plot was poorly paced. I've already a lot of old school series such as Ginban Kaleidoscope, Ace o Nerae!Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl and Attack No. 1 but I'm personally not the biggest fan of that old school shoujo art style and I was thinking of checking out Bamboo Blade

No. 197614

>>197601
Swan is really good but it has the old shoujo style. There is also Kenrantaru Grande Scène, oddly the woman who makes it is a hentai mangaka but it’s another good dance drama series.

No. 197652

>>197614
I've read them both thank you nonny

>hentai mangaka

kek didn't know that! And it's my fault for not mentioning it but I was looking for more team sports manga, in like that Slam Dunk/Eye shield 21 vein that sadly a lot of girl focused series I've seen seem to lack.

No. 197871

Anons wtf. I read Gokinjo Monogatari in high school over a decade ago and finally bought a compilation book of Paradise Kiss because it was recently reprinted with an ugly cover, fuck Kana. I started reading Parakiss and it's literally just a sequel with a love triangle between the kids from the epilogue of Gokinjo Monogatari. I thought it would be more, idk, different? More like Miwako and the rest would be cameos and not main characters. Fuck I want to reread Gokinjo Monogatari now.

No. 197999

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I'm thinking of getting back in and finishing Bleach but I have to ask, for anyone who stuck till the finale, was it worth it? I don't want spoilers but just will I be on suicide watch like all the AOT fans?

No. 198910

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Has one read the newest Little Miss P (volume 3 + 4 to be specific,) love the first two but a moid on the third cover has me worried for tranny pandering + I can't find a link anywhere online to read it so I don't really want to spend my money on it if it does end up erasing women by pretending men can somehow get periods kek

No. 198993

>>197601
I haven't read it, but Teppu maybe? I have friends who love it, and what I've seen of it looked incredibly refreshingly anti-moe. Only reason I haven't read it yet is b/c I couldn't find good scanlations, but that might have changed

No. 198999

>>197999
Depends on what would ruin it for you.

No. 199158

>xxxHolic Rei" by CLAMP will resume in Weekly Young Magazine in Spring 2023 with a new arc.
>This was revealed on the last page of the new guidebook out in Japan today.
>The last volume was released 7 years ago.
CLAMP nonnas

No. 199194

>>197999
The final arc was such a slog for me to get through because so many things were happening and it kinda felt like everyone got power upgrades just for the drama of it and I didn't care for any of the antagonists of that arc (kubo kinda hit his peak with aizen and the espada imo) but I enjoyed the callbacks to the SS arc at least. I also hated most of the fights save for maybe 2 and the final showdown was a total asspull. I know a very vocal part of the fandom hates the ending because their otp wasn't endgame but since I wasn't too into the shipping I didn't mind it. YMMV, ofc.

No. 199200

>>196766
God I need a full English translation of this

No. 199230

>>199158
Call me back when X/1999 comes back…

No. 199293

great romances with the male lead having long hair? Idk why but I just have the urge to read one, preferably josei too.

No. 199326

>>199293
Maybe you've already read it, but Mars

No. 199488

>>199230
NHL, but this. I tried reading the original Legal Drug but it didn't seem special to me. Maybe I need to read more of it.
I wish newish Clamp manga hit me like the old one. They've peaked with Tokyo Babylon (I want my promised anime, except make it not shit!!!) and X. You will not change my mind.
I've also managed to struggle through Kobato (mediocre) and Tsubasa (a mess with all the clones and CCS worship). I wish I could read Xxxholic but I always stop within early pages. Something about it is uninteresting to me, IDK what and why…

No. 199510

>>198999
Does the hot blue haired guy (Grimmjaw?) my middle school husbando die really thats it kek
>>199194
byt damn that sounds annoying tho fr, I don't care much for shipping but I just want fun fights really, I'm going to spoil myself because I'm curious about that final showdown asspull, thank you nonnies!

No. 199528

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>>197601
I heard really good things abt Yoko Nihonbashi's "Shojo Fight". Haven't read it yet but I did read Nihonbashi's G Senjou Heavens Door. The artwork is pretty unique too. Maybe not for everyone but I love it.

No. 199655

>>194549
Just checked it. The characters are cute. I want to have sex with Guriko.

No. 199663

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Anyone else read Sazan and Comet girl? The art was far better than the plot but it’s still an ok read. Comet girl aka Mina looks identical to cutey honey and the art style is influenced by 90s/80s anime.

No. 200047

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Tatsuki Fujimoto released Sayonara Eri a few weeks ago. At first it really looks like another manic pixie dream girl story, but in the end it's a rather original story about movies (a subject the author's obsessed with), narration and unreliable narrators

No. 200129

>>199326
nta but thanks for recommending this one, i really enjoyed it!
the characters ended up being a lot more fucked up than i anticipated

No. 200142

Any good gory/creepy/horror manga recs? Can be anything from sci-fi, to post-apocalyptic, to paranormal, to psychological as long as it's unsettling. I don't mind if they're a bit scrotey although if there exists any manga that are female-focussed in the above style that aren't just pandering bullshit then I'd love to hear of it.

No. 200147

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>>200142
Have you read Franken Fran?

No. 200169

>>200142
Terra Formars, unfortunately it's been on hiatus for a while, also don't watch the anime.

No. 200395

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saw a youtube video of someone dubbing the first chapter, thought it was okay and i find the old guy hot so I ended up giving it a read. the romance is actually pretty sweet, the old guy is a flirt but not in a scrote-ish way. the story's okay and iirc the angel wasn't used as a blatant fanservice. i actually wanted to read it again and the other chapters i haven't read yet or were recently updated/published.

No. 200401

>>200142
kasane and voynich hotel. imo murcielago is quite funny when you ignore the author’s moidy treatment of lesbians

>>200147
seconded!!

No. 200405

>>200142
Shiga Hime

No. 200441

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>>200405
seconded

No. 200442

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I'm looking for ongoing shojo/josei that's not mainly about romance, if anyone has recommendations. I don't mind if it's untranslated.

No. 200530

The one manga with the guy with the crazy mom sucks. It sucks so muchi haven’t read anything after it. It sucks so much i dont even remember the name. I’m not even bothering with writing this properly because the author sure as hell didn’t

No. 200560

>>200530
I think it's Trail of Blood or something? I started reading it because people were shilling it like "zomg so scary!1" and it was too ridiculous. It reminds me when we talked about Boy's Abyss, do people still read it?

No. 200561

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>>200560
Do you mean Blood on the Tracks? I haven't read it but I was considering checking it out since I've seen people hyping it up

No. 200564

>>200530
Why do you hate it anon? I'm very interested to know why! I read it before it was finished (I think) but I found it okay.

No. 200581

>>200530
Shit taste

No. 200591

>>200530
Does it hit too close to home or something?

No. 200604

>>200560
>>200561
Yup, that's the one. I picked it up because of the hype but it was shit.

>>200564
For me it was just a waste of time. What's the story trying to do? What's the author trying to say? The writing is subpar, the main character has Kaneki syndrome - the whole trauma wanking is juvenile, ill-written, and feels like it was written by a 14 year old for other edgy 14 year olds - and the only good thing I recall of it is that the art is really good. If you like looking at things pick it up. Try picking it up for yourself though, you might like something I don't. Or you might just find it lukewarm.

>>200591
Kek, you're so cute.

No. 200607

>>200604
For me, I only got pass the first super crazy event in the series-so not far at all-and even though I like taboo things this just scares me. Maybe it's because I know that this is possible? That some moms have probably been this sick irl. I feel like this series will end with the mc being ruined with no positive resolution so I just can't do it.

No. 200611

>>200530
>>200561
I haven't read that one, but I read Shuzo Oshimi's Flowers of Evil several years back. I like the artsyle a lot, but pretty much all the characters were terrible people. I feel like they're in the same league as PunPun. But that might be me misremembering slightly.

No. 200625

>>200442
i got nothing, but uh, i looked up that manga in your filename and holy SHIT, i want to read that. no scanlations yet, it looks like?

No. 200889

>>200625
Nope. I wish I had the time and skills to scanlate. I'd flood the internet with atypical josei muke.

No. 200924

>>200611
His art has changed a lot since Flowers of Evil, it’s very minimalist and sketchy now because he works on too many series at the same time

No. 200951

>>200604
>What's the story trying to do? What's the author trying to say?
It's not the author's fault that you have no reading comprehension

No. 200955

>>200951
most of us don’t have the mindset of a wannabe troon venting his mommy issues

No. 201598

>>200955
>troon
There's nothing about this subject is the story, obsessed retard

No. 201609

>>201598
>>201598
NTA but “there’s nothing about this subject is the story” isn’t really a story, let alone a good one. A guy having chronic diarrhea to the point where he has to apply vaseline to his asshole regularly isn’t a story. Too bad there’s nothing written about this subject either.
>obsessed retard
You’re an anon on an imageboard. Who the fuck are we obsessed with? Get it together missus schizo

No. 201621

>>200889
god, same. fingers crossed someone picks this up.

No. 201658

>>201609
I genuinely think it's you not liking the manga for whatever reason rather than it not having a story. Because it clearly has one: teenage boy deals with repercussions of having a psycho mother in the light of her murdering his colleague. It's a psychological comic and has a story written in the vein of the genre. It's fine to not like it, but it doesn't mean it's not there.
Anyway, has it finally finished, so I can binge it?

No. 201754

I dislike My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and how the author writes herself, especially about her eating disorder. I fucking hate how self-absorbed she is. "Oh, I'm so broken because my hands are chapped, oh I'm so frail, oh I randomly BINGED (ate 2 protein bars) LIKE AN ANIMAL (probably just ate them normally) I LOOKED LIKE A FREAK TO MY COWORKERS (no you didn't). She pissed me off in that one she did about drinking, too. I struggle with binge drinking myself but the way she wrote it was so self-congratulatory, she admits multiple times she loves being in the hospital and she causes all her own shit but acts like it was an inevitability, but acts "self aware" as if that makes her deep. Nothing chaps my ass more than a victim that acts aw shucks about it. Retard

No. 201760

>>201658
It always feels like it’s going to end but it keeps being dragged out, the current chapter is in a time skip.

No. 201776

>>200889
tbh if you scan them and give me the translation I could just edit it for you

No. 201915

What in your opinion is a red flag manga/anime for someone to have as their favorite?

No. 201919

>>201754
I kinda get what you're saying but I think those mangas was more like a vent or journal for her to express what she was feeling atm, not a scrubbed down sanitized version of her working through her issues. Of course when you're mentally deranged and depressed small things seem like bigger issues to you, and when you look at it in hindsight it was probably stupid you felt those things.

No. 201925

>>201915
One Piece
It's not "red flag" as "this person might be dangerous" but "It's pointless to try to talk about manga/anime with this person"

>>201754
The author is mentally ill and is talking about common thoughts mentally ill persons have, why are you calling her a retard?

No. 201979

>>201915
Men being into animanga is already a red flag. With exception of the normies who onkly know generic crap like Naruto.

No. 201980

>>201609
>A guy having chronic diarrhea to the point where he has to apply vaseline to his asshole regularly isn’t a story
Just like your stupid analogy isn't really an argument

No. 201986

>>201915
High School DxD, I don't really mind shounen stuff but I put a limit at ecchi and DxD is among the worst ones because every single male who is into it thinks that the MC is FuNnY and QuIRkY so they try to act like him.

No. 201997

>>201915
Oyasumi Punpun and One Piece for completely different reasons
.

No. 201999

>>201915
Dragonmaid, Made in Abyss, Bakemonogatari and just about any series that's exclusively tiny girls with big tits and screechy voices (for men and women)

No. 202102

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>>201915
Monogatari (especially if they also read the LN which consists pages of MC talking about boobs, but no, it's still 2deep4u), Eromanga sensei (The manga is more tame than its source, light novel which ends with picrelated and underage brother and sister having an intercourse.There are also a shit whole lot of coomer scenes where characters are quirky underage NLOGs that are happen to be into porn), My Dress Up Darling.

No. 202131

>>201915
Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and similar popular shonen anime once shown on tv are always wife beater cheating pump and dump trash tier. Specially if they listen to rap music inspired by them. Both on YouTube, SoundCloud, or mainstream shit. Can't remember which mainstream musician uses Naruto samples in his beats.

No. 202132

>>201915
If he likes punpun run. Bianca Devin's murderer was an incel simp who loved punpun and wrote a phrase out of the manga in the sidewalk where he dumped the body.
"May you always remember me" I think. The main girl in punpun writes that on a tanabata paper and then punpun hits her very hard.

No. 202133

>>201915
If he watches any anime mindlessly then just don't talk to him. Do yourself a favor and simply don't. They always end up addicted to hentai.

No. 202134

>>201915
Just don't date someone who watches anime is the best course of action.

No. 202190

>>201915
Depends. I find normies who are obsessed with Shonen Jump manga very annoying, but at least they're just annoying. They'll try to argue with you over powerlevels but won't know good storytelling even if it punched them in the face. Pretentious otaku piss me the fuck off though. The ones who will like anime and manga that seem to have more interesting and varied story at first but they're actually just 2deep4u and full of sexual fanservice or humor that just consist of anime references. Not even clever anime references, just straight up "hey, that scene is like [insert popular anime] lolsorandum pls laugh xD" you know? And they make being an otaku their entire personality, unlike the normies I mentioned first, because at least with the normies you can just avoid mentioning One Piece and you'll be fine.

No. 202294

>>202131
>wife beater cheating pump and dump trash tier
That's because they're men. Anime has nothing to do with it.

No. 202299

>>201915
Pedo Tensei
Chainsaw Man/Fire Punch
Any Asanoshit
Spice & Wolf
NGE
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Welcome to the NHK

Note that I don't hate everything up there^ but I deem moids who enjoy it as subhuman for various reasons
>>201979
This

No. 202364

>>202299
>Spice & Wolf
Really! I see men and women alike talking this show up saying how it's not a typical romance, more mature, they talk a lot about economics (kek). What makes it a red flag?

No. 202407

>>202299
Like >>202364 surprised to see Spice & Wolf in here. Admittedly, I barely watched the first two episodes because they were too much of a drag (my friend had the same experience, so I can't ask her either). Is it because Horo seems to have this Born Sexy Yesterday thing going on?

No. 202413

>>202294
It does though. The most flashy and popular shonen always attracts this kind of people.

No. 202420

>>202364
NTA but all dudes I met online into spice and wolf are usually /a/ type lolicons into wolfgirls. One of them I know is a legitimate pedo that wrote extremely suspicious stuff about his own niece. And they're all obsessed with the "awoo" shit, it's so cringe.

No. 202425

>>201915
I'm actually less bothered by shounenfags cause that's the most mainstream way of enjoying anime and even though most of them are cringe as fuck, at least they're unironically more entertained by the fighting scenes and the plot itself rather than the fanservice. If they're into stuff like nagatoro, komi-san, shikimori, literally any waifu-centric anime then they're a lost cause

No. 202539

>>202413
No, it doesn't. Most males are abusive cheaters, so of course most of the men watching Naruto are like that. Just like most men anywhere else.

No. 202629

>>202364
The anime is boring as fuck. At least the theme slaps.

No. 202968

BSD 101 spoilers
please please please let Chuuya die for Dazai's plan, the tears from soukoku fans would be plenty and delicious

No. 202970

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Anybody remember this wild ass manga? The mangaka wrote a sequel and it started being published like two weeks ago.

No. 202984

>>202970
I actually just started reading it recently because I wanted to read a batshit insane shojo with some fantasy elements. I'm on the third volume and well, I got what I wanted I guess. Had no idea a sequel came out, what a coincidence.

No. 203001

>>202970
I remember reading like the first four books some 10+ years ago but stopped because I couldn't stand the main characters, I'm surprised it's getting a sequel so long after.

No. 203009

>>201776
I'm too busy rn, but thanks for the offer anon. I guess I'll post here whenever I get around to translating stuff.

No. 203011

>>202970
You just reminded me I bought the entire series like 2 years ago and only read the first volume because I'm a lazy bitch. It gave me SMT vibes so I should like it but I like slacking off even more.

No. 203017

>>202970
Do I remember it correctly that the first volume was setting a completely different plot than what it evolved into later?
I actually have entire series at my parents house but I haven't read it in like 15 years

No. 203020

>>202970
Was it popular back then? I know it's revered as a classic now but there's no noise about this sequel

No. 203026

>>203011
Where’d you get them? eBay?

No. 203032

>>203026
Vinted. In French. I think I spent either 50€ or 70€ on the series, not sure if I got scammed but other people were selling their own collections for way more.

No. 203033

>>203017
NTA but yeah, kind of. I liked the early plot much more than the angel shenanigans. I need to read the whole thing someday.

No. 203126

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>>202970
Never read that, but I bought and read all 3 volumes of her Fairy Cube manga in high school because the cover was pretty. I cannot remember a single thing about the plot or characters though, so maybe it was just meh.

No. 203156

>>203126
NTA but I had the same experience with Fairy Cube. I think I remember a character being a reverse trap for trauma reasons and that’s about it.

>>202970
I still have the art books because the character designs were great, but sold off the manga a while ago. The plot is a total clusterfuck and definitely gives off SMT fanfic vibes

No. 203524

This is very weird but what’s a good slice of life to read (or watch) for someone that wants to learn how to make a comic. Im avoiding shonen because its too action heavy and im trying yo get away from that. I want more character focused stories and less “punch away my problems”.
I like the househusband manga, it’s funny and has great art.

No. 203525

>>202970
Kek I just got this series at a secondhand shop because I'm on an old shoujo kick and I thought the art was gorgeous

No. 203532

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Did anyone else get lured in by the pretty cover? Kek

No. 203535

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>>203532
Here’s a page for those who don’t know kek

No. 203562

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>>203524
For manga about artists I really recommend Blue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi and the autobio Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist's Journey from Akiko Higashimura, I'm also a huge fan of Taiyo Matsumoto (Ping Pong or Sunny are some faves from him,) Inoue Takehiko (Real which is very, very character driven about sports/disability and slice of life) For newer manga I also recommend Akane Banashi. For manga about making manga you also can't go wrong with Bakuman from the creators of Death Note, so while the plot can be kinda retarded at times the art always delivers! The podcaste and blog mangasplaining also has very good manga to check out that's not your typical run of the mill 12 year old chosen one story

>>203535
Holy fuck my sides lmaooo

No. 203568

>>203535
holy crap talk about a bait and switch

No. 203569

>>203562
NTA but doesn't Blue Period have tranny shit in it?

No. 203573

>>203532
>>203535
Oh no they got Chris Hart doing the art for this book. That's too bad a Labyrinth manga adaptation could look cool as fuck with all the goblin designs and intricate architecture

No. 203577

>>203535
>>203532
That made my night.

No. 203593

>>203532
>>203535
this is so cruel lmao, imagine the disappointment

No. 203613

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>>203532
Kek, reminds me of the Courtney Love manga, much of the publicity was based on Ai Yazawa doing some character design for it, I've never read it but I don't think the art was as bad as Labyrinth.

>>203562
I wouldn't recommend Bakuman, it's extremely scrotey.

No. 203614

>>203535
Jfc KEK

>>203613
Ah I used to see this in the bookstore all the time but I never actually read it

No. 203676

>>203569
Not really a tranny actually just a cross dressing bi guy who likes cute things and feel that it’s easier for men to accept him if they think he’s a cute girl instead of a cute guy but I am also older and not a total super online pronoun obsessed dumbass zoomer who got really into this series after the anime trailer dropped so sadly don’t have the time to spread common sense kek
>>203613
Oh for fucking real, I blocked out so much of the manga but I really liked the parts where they were creating and plotting and Toru entire dumbass arcs, like I could legit see some weeb influencer trying to do the same today but yeah the way women are treated when they do pop up, the sexism is so real whew

No. 203695

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>>203613
I read princess Ai when it came out and it was just ok. The art wasn’t THAT bad tbh. They actually made dolls of her too it was a big deal to have Courtney Love and Ai Yazawa on board.

No. 203714

>>203532
>>203535
KEK what the fuck, catfished by a comic

No. 203744

>>203532
I will never forgive Tokyo Pop for this. Never.

No. 203747

>>203613
kek I read it in middle school because I found it at the library and I was so disappointed by the art because I legit thought Ai Yazawa actually did the art for the whole thing based on what was written on the cover.

No. 203757

>>203613
oh my god I still own the volumes, the nostalgia. It wasn’t as bad as one might think as far as I remember but it wasn’t great either. The concept was a bit weird because it’s basically some courtney love fantasy marysue with her grunge boy love interest lol but idk don’t remember much
>>203747
>I legit thought Ai Yazawa actually did the art for the whole thing
Kek same, I saw a promo artwork made by her in some magazine before

No. 203758

>>203535
>>203532
WTF the audacity!

No. 203767

>>203532
Yeah. My friend was so excited to buy it when it was announced and she even kept buying it out of sunk cost fallacy for the movie. I’m surprised it was even finished

No. 203782

>>203757
>>203747
Lmao thank you nonas, you're vindicating something I've been mad about for years. I also totally believed Yazawa did all the art and was SO MAD when I actually got my hands on a copy. I was fascinated by the way Tokoypop pushed it – all the merch (I found a shirt with her on it in Hot Topic once), tons of ads in their books. The campaign seemed like it went on for years, but I don't think I ever knew a single person who was truly into it – and I knew a ton of other little girls really into shoujo. Tbh I'd love to read a book or a really long, well-researched article about Tokyopop's collapse, b/c all that "original english language manga" stuff really felt like the end, even at the time.

No. 203788

>>203782
Red Bard made two whole pieces ass videos on the Tokyopop downfall.

No. 203790

>>203788
Meh I don’t need to watch a video, I lived through it

No. 203830

>>203788
oh hell yes, ty anon

No. 203863

>>203532
>>203535
I bought all the volumes and read them. The covers are gorgeous, I can't remember the artist but she had a few other series she worked fully on.

I actually didn't mind the plot. There were some new characters that were hit or miss but I liked some of the quirky goblin bits. I went in fully knowing the art was not like the covers. And I feel like the art got slightly better towards the end. Not amazing, but better.

No. 203866

>>203863
Kouyu Shurei! Her art is gorgeous.

No. 203873

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>>203863
I’ve read and owned her series Alichino. I can’t remember what it was about though.

No. 203879

>>203788
Kek I scour local secondhand bookshops for old Tokyopop shoujo manga. They're like 2 bucks each and they're my little prizes

No. 203892

>>203866
>>203873
Apparently Alichino was her only manga (besides the covers for the Labyrinth comics and some other Japanese novels), and even that was put on infinite hiatus when she broke her hand 20 years ago. That's all I can find on her so far. What a shame, with such pretty art.

No. 203912

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>>203873
Kek I read it in high school for the pretty boy on the cover. I had no idea where the plot was going. I think the alichino were kinda like demons and the hottie was supposed to hunt them and he was super special (hot) so all the alichino wanted to hunt him. Idk it's been a while. Great art though.

No. 204019

>>203912
Yeah that’s why I couldn’t remember it.

No. 204100

Is anyone else a completionist and finishes mediocre manga for the hell of it? Not garbage manga but things that are just…meh.

No. 204110

>>204100
Yeah, this is me with JJK rn, like it's alright but it's just so very meh at points (really only on this journey cause Geto, Nanami and Toji are fine and I like Nobara)

No. 204111

>>204100
Sometimes, if the fandom is interesting to discuss it with. I did that when She Likes Homos, Not Me was being translated and it’s a pretty so-so manga.

No. 204450

Random recommendations for me nonnas?

No. 204477

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So, I've read the first volume of Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi, and… does he stay like that? My theory, which would be his only saving grace, is, that he has all his ideas about women from reading shoujo manga, since he knew about some annoying tropes like the male LI always having to overcome some childhood trauma and we saw him reading some shoujo manga magazine, and thinks manga is made by women -> all women think like that. I don't care if it's a spoiler, please confirm if this is correct. If I'm wrong, he's really sounding like some proto-incel and I'll have to hate-read this from now on lmao.

No. 204483

>>204477
nevermind they started talking about porn and stuff in the second volume, this is going to be the very first series i'm going to sell again

No. 204520

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I was at the comic book store for free comic day and picked up this manga. It’s really cute so far.

No. 205400

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Does anyone have good series artbooks to check out? I have Moyocco Anno's art books alongside Slam Dunk, Junji Ito, Eureka 7, Studio Ghibli, Soul Eater, Toiletbound Hanako, Tokyo Ghoul, Dennou Coil, all of Amano's art books (not anime/manga but still weeb) like even if it's not for a series I haven't checked out, as long as the art is good (and especially zero panty shots) and unique I would still love to take a look!

No. 205433

>>204477
I read a couple chapters and it's amazing how the moid has absolutely no redeeming qualities. Like, even for a shoujo love interest. Constantly demeans her, is sexist, disrespectful, not even particularly cute. I wonder if the author thought she was deconstructing shoujo stereotypes or something because I'm not sure why she would make such an incel-tier love interest. Actually curious to see how bad it gets

No. 205578

>>205433
I'm on volume six (out of seven) now, and he doesn't change at all so far. The most we get is "Oh, but you're different though" when he goes on his rants. I think you're onto something with Robico trying to deconstruct shoujo tropes, because she did manage to do so in other instances. It's a shame, really, the cute moments really are cute, but then they get ruined by his incel-tier sperging (which always gets explained away with "But my auntssssss") in the next panel. The side characters are carrying the whole series (though I can't stand Keisuke and Tamaki, either), I'm much more invested in their stories than in that of Nozomi. All there is to say about her is that she likes Azuma. We barely know anything about her, except for her infatuation with Azuma. While we know that Hamarin has a thing for Azumas friend, her identity is more than that. She's the leader of the literature club, doesn't know how to talk to people, is protectice of Nozomi etc. Suzu likes gardening, has trauma from her father suddenly leaving her, feels alienated because of her looks and name. Azuma is… Azuma, writes his novel, has particular ideas about women, apparently has some unresolved childhood trauma he refuses to see… I feel like we know about as much about Nozomi as we know about her brother, and he appeared for a second in like three chapters, and his face was seen in maybe two panels. Nozomi though is just Azuma this, Azuma that. Also, at this point it's more like he is the protagonist rather than Nozomi, honestly, but I can admit that this might've been intentional. At his point I wouldn't even be mad if Nozomi and Azuma ended up together, because Nozomi is so bland and has no personality outside of him that there isn't much more use for her charater, anyways. We've had her stand up to him once so far, just to apologize some pages later for saying what she said, even though he says much worse things while, while realizing how much of an insufferable dipshit he's being, barely caring about it, if at all. The chapters focusing on the side characters are a breeze to read through, and then I have to put down the manga to take a breath because Azuma ruined a moment that could have been so nice ONCE again because he couldn't contain himself. can't agree on your "not particularly cute" though, he's of the kageyama phenotype especially in his off-mode, which, while plain-ish, is my absolute favorite, but this pisses me off even more, like why is my no1 choice of male character design wasted on a pile of shit

No. 205668

>>204520
The art looks so cute. Very cozy like Moomin.

No. 206027

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>>205400
From your collection I think you'd love the Junji Itou artbook, I don't care about his mangas because they are very similar but his art is great. I also recommend Ayami Kojima's Santa Lilio Sangre (the lady behind a lot of classical Castlevania character designs).

No. 206491

>>206027
I actually already have Itos books! And love Ayami, I was actually browsing for a copy of her book that is not almost 50,000k yen, and in that vein also looking for a good copy of the Gekidan Inu Curry PMMM book, pray for me anon!

No. 207514

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So I started reading Beastars and I've liked it thus far, but I'm surprised no one talks about how the story is clearly and even sometimes ham-fisted commentary on gender and sex more then anything else, think about it the carnivores are physically larger then herbivores and have a deep desire to "consume" them and carnivores are disproportionately far stronger then herbivores, so herbivores despite being in technically an equal society with carnivores still live in fear of being "consumed" and with the strength differences between the two its easy to see why

No. 207567

Can anyone recommend a manga that isn’t sexual or romance. I really enjoy most genres! I love cats forests fantasy ect funny feel good ones would be very appreciated

Thankyou !

No. 207575

>>207514
I know exactly what you mean anon and it was the same thing with Zootopia too, but for some reason people just want to use a racism metaphor even though a sexism metaphor works MUCH better. I started talking about this to a friend once and she just started going off about how bioessentialism and transgenders means that my reading of it is transphobic which was so irritating. Like for once we get a piece of media that is blatantly about sexism and yet everyone at least from what I've seen is too woke-poisoned to even acknowledge it

No. 207582

>>207514
i haven't read Beastars but i watched the adaption and yes it's a pretty big metaphor for sexism especially in the first season
where Haru and Legoshi are at the subway and she she monologues you’ll never understand how it is to feel as if you’re always close to dying
i could get devoured by a carnivore at any time
before experiencing what true love is
but since you don’t have that kind of fear you’ll never understand how i feel at all

I think a lot of women can relate to Haru and it makes sense since the series is made by a women

No. 208314

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What are nonnies thoughts on Oshi no Ko? I enjoy and hate different parts of it.

No. 208328

>>207567
Maybe try Neko Mix Genkitan Toraji? Yumi Tamura is good writer and it’s cats/fantasy

No. 208329

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I wanted to recommend a manga I've been reading, the scanlation translates the title as Heterogeneous Linguistics, the official translation has it as Heterogenia Linguistico. It's about a linguistics student traveling a fantasy world and learning about the different ways different creatures communicate. It kind of reminded me of Dungeon Meshi in parts with the focus on something mundane in a high fantasy world, although it doesn't have much in the way of story. It has a cosy atmosphere, and the half-werewolf little girl sidekick is an adorable character. I like fantasy manga like this, I wish there were more because I'm not a fan of the more isekai-esque stories that seem popular lately.

No. 208386

>>208314
I really really enjoyed the manga until it become just a stupid love triangle and the main plot stopped developing. But I am also an hardcore idolfag, so that's another thing…
I don't think I will continue reading it, honestly, I may just wait and skip all the chapters about the love story.

No. 208450

>>208329
someday I will start reading this.

No. 208896

Nonnies I need your help finding a manga. I remember reading a historical one about the leader of a medieval mercenary band. In the first volume, which is as far as I read, he helps the lord who employs his company by (among other things) sending wine and prostitutes to the enemy camp so they'll be tired and hungover the day of the battle. It had an art style similar to vinland saga, and it definitely wasn't Berserk. I really wanted to finish reading it.

No. 208909

>>208329
This sounds really unique and cozy nonny, thanks

No. 208961

>>208329
This is the kind of shit I love, slice of life in a fantasy world with no isekai shenanigans, thanks for the rec.

No. 209025

I wish I could read or even enjoy Made in Abyss but, the pedo/torture fetish shit I've seen so far, it's such a heavy turn-off. I dont understand how anyone can separate it enough to praise the manga when the fucking manga filler art pages are just pedo coomer art… Such a cool concept ruined by a degen… Does anyone have any good recommendations that come close to MiA? I'm craving a good adventure manga

No. 209214

>Kuroshitsuji
>Ao No Exorcist
>Noragami
>Witch Hat Atelier
Anyone else noticed that female authors tend to enter on hiatus a lot or have too slow paced stories? I wonder why is that

No. 209222

>>209214
fewer assistants and catering to different audience, other mature women versus kids

No. 209225

I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere here but apparently Houseki no Kuni is finally getting serialized again starting in June.

No. 209239

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>>209225
HxH also! I'm so hyped for this summer, regressing back to middle school honestly
>>208329
Thank you nonny! This looks so cozy and I love Dungeon Meshi so totally checking this out

I also have to ask but is anyone a fan of Daisuke Igarashi (picrel) and if so, do you sometimes get a hint of Taiyo Matsumoto in his work? I know they both got interviewed by Brutus like a decade ago (https://mangabrog.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/24/) but I would honestly love a team up for real, especially because both of their work is outside of the typical manga I see being hyped up (shonen or some sort of BL like Dick Fight Island or whatever)

No. 209272

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>>209239
>HxH also
YESSS but god now I'm a bit overwhelmed at the thought of trying to understand the current arc all over again, I don't remember shit

No. 209400

Does anyone have any good websites for just manga, not the colored web toons? I was browsing a site for something to read and every other comic is a web toon, I just don't find them as visually pleasing as manga

No. 209447

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>posts a scribbled tree on twitter
>becomes most followed mangaka on twitter in 3 days

How does Togashi do it?

No. 209597

What’s some cool josei stuff like nana? There’s nothing quite like it, is there?

No. 209646

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>>209597
Kyoko Okazaki is pretty hardcore, her works are slowly gaining traction and attention in the West (shes popular in France and Rivers Edge is getting an english trans this winter.) I really like Pink (picrel) and some of her works have been made into films (helter skelter or rivers edge,) alongside Moyocco Anno another well known josei author was her assistant back in the day! Sadly like Ai-sensei she has had health problems after being hit by a car so she hasnt published much since then

No. 209693

>>209597
Seconding >>209646
Paradise Kiss is also by Ai Yazawa if you haven't read it. Some other manga I liked were Cat Street, Mars, Tramps Like Us, and Jellyfish Princess. But it depends on what you liked about Nana obviously

No. 209713

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I recently discovered a super cozy josei called Hokuou Kizoku to Moukinzuma no Yukiguni Karigurashi. Or "The Snow Country Hunting Life of the Northern Nobleman and the Raptor Wife". The insanely long title is probably because it began as a light novel.

It's about a lord of a tiny kingdom in an alternate universe Finland that marries a retired lady soldier. She moves in with him in his snowy village and they just kind of do daily tasks like hunting, crafts, and helping out people in town while growing closer as a couple. The female lead starts with short hair but grows it longer as the series goes on which is a neat touch.



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