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Post #22279

11:49 pm, Jun 29 2007
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Hey guys, I've been having some difficulty finding good mangas so I've come to the experts for a few recommendations! I haven't read much manga, but of those that I have read the only ones I have actually liked have been Death Note, Claymore, Berserk, Vagabond and Gantz. I've been an anime fan for a long time and only recently made the jump to manga. If it helps, here are some anime series I have liked as well:
-Claymore/Death Note/Berserk/Gantz smile
-Elfen Lied
-Full Metal Alchemist
-Last Exile
-12 Kingdoms
-Kenshin OVA
-Darker than Black

As you can see, I tend tend somewhat violent/dark animes/manga. But it must have a strong story and character development as well.

Thanks guys!

Post #22434

3:08 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 48

Try Homunculus. It seems like you might not like it, judging from the series you like, but it's a great series anyway, and well worth a try.

Post #22440
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3:54 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 29

yay... another *recommend me manga* threads. well before the flamming starting
why don't u try Battle Angel Alita, Blade of the Immortal , Ichi the Killer and u can search more by search by same genre on the title page

note: if i no wrong, i remember a few *recommend me manga* threads before this got locked, dunno if this thread is gonna locked too..

"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so."
- Anton Ego
Post #22441
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4:05 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 1199

If you like the darker side of action check out:
Bleach (One of my fav.)
Battle Royale
Robot (Magazine)
High School of the Dead
If you read any Western Comics check out "the Walking Dead" as well

Life is tough......but it's tougher if you're stupid.
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Post #22443
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4:20 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 267

Devil Devil! its a classic

Post #22444

4:28 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 40

Battle Royale, the problem with this manga. Is that the amount of gore is SO much. That instead of adding the sense of horror or a feel of terror to the manga. By the time you read the first few chapters. It'll be become repetitive and in a way takes the fun out of reading it.

If you've seen the movie, be prepared. Some parts of the manga will make your stomach churn, in the wrong way.

Also the character designs for the insignificant characters are very ugly and for the significant characters they basically eye candy for the girls. And either normal looking for burly and extremely fit for the guys.

Otherwise it's a good manga, and you can find eighty-six chapters here Battle Royale. Unfortunately eighty-six chapters is not the end, and I don't know where to find the remaining.

Post #22448
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4:52 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 267

get it from irc

the movie and the manga for that series was pretty messed up. quite sad. they kill off people you may not want to die. *sigh*

Post #22449
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5:22 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 1199

@Shadows and Varna

Oh, you guys are totally correct. Battle royale is obscenely gruesome, it is definitely not for everyone to look at. To tell the truth, there were parts that were pretty shocking to me too. I would not say it is my favorite by a long shot, but THX2 was looking for recommendations and I thought that Battle Royale would fit nicely into the Bersek/Claymore/Hellsing style of dark action/violence. Sometimes its nice to be exposed to something even if you ended up having a negative opinion of it later.

Life is tough......but it's tougher if you're stupid.
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Post #22457
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6:17 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 486

The mangaka for Monster drew 20th Century Boys (the sequel 21th Century Boys is being made right now) and Pluto. Both series are pretty good. He also made Happy and Yawara. These two aren't dark, but I still like them. Urasawa Naoki is a great mangaka. biggrin

Post #22460
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6:57 pm, Jun 30 2007
Posts: 267


i agree on that battle royale bit. it isn't bad to experience somethinga bit different. on the other hand, i still can't forget stuff like when
Spoiler (highlight to view)
the group of girls who were all friends and protectedeach other ended up massacring each other
. some disturbing stuff.

well anyways. if you want some manga to take up time, that aren't bad and are completed......

Flame of Recca
Black Cat
Chrono Crusade
Hikaru No Go
Houshin Engi
majin Devil (only 2 volumes-by oh great though XD)
Samurai executioner
Ultimate!! Hentai Kamen - i am currently reading this. its pretty funny
Mar- nothing too special- by flame of recca guy - will keep you occupied though.
Eternal Sabbath
Noise- prequel to blame

if you want completed sports stuff get something like

slam dunk

those are all completely scanlated. of course there are many others plus some good stuff that isn't finished yet like...

Angel Densetsu - funny

EDIT- i forgot about this one series. it isn't finished and has like no chapters out considering when it started. REALLLY annoying. anyways it is an awesome manga in my opinion


Last edited by Varna at 8:42 pm, Jun 30

Post #22842
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2:22 pm, Jul 3 2007
Posts: 172

What!? This guy doesn't get flamed? I'm totally jealous (my thread got flamed to hell)!
Anyway, my taste of manga is alot like yours, so feel free to check my reading list. I do have some romance manga and such though, you can only find so many "violent/dark animes/manga" ^^

Some random manga i just picked from my reading/complete list:

kurohime <- Dark
shin angyo onshi <- Dark
vagabond <- Kind of dark
highschool of the dead <- Not so dark, but very good. Zombie = dark element though bigrazz

Last edited by RilleL at 8:26 pm, Jul 6

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