manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
Your favorite series has been going for a while now. You...
Want it to continue forever
Want it to end before it turns worse
Want the author to stop to start a completely new series
Want a spin-off story of it
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Forums center_right_tab

You are now viewing a topic.

Life-Changing Trauma

Back to I'm Looking For...


Pages (2) [ 1 2 ] Next You must be registered to post!
From User Message Body
tartufo
Post #394463
user avatar
Member

11:07 am, Jul 26 2010
Posts: 1355


Hello...

I'm looking for a manga, anime or graphic novel where a SINGLE traumatic incident completely changes the protagonist's life - a total paradigm shift, after which they become like a completely different person. Like in the Batman comics, where a young Bruce Wayne sees his parents being killed in front of him and that completely changes his life; he ends up becoming a superhero who dedicates his life to fighting crime. Or The Crow, who is forced to watch his girlfriend being raped and killed, and thus turns into a vengeful vigilante with clinical depression...

Doesn't have to be like that, exactly - I mean, the protagonist doesn't have to become a hero or anything exaggerated like that - but they DO have to change completely and irrevocably. Like, they were Person A before the trauma, and changed into Person B after the trauma. A complete and total personality change...

Any genre except hentai is welcome.

Please recommend!

Wonderland
Post #394468
user avatar
Member

11:55 am, Jul 26 2010
Posts: 69


First thing I thought of was Limited Lovers. Been a bit since I read it, but seems to fit what you're asking for. Though, maybe not enough of a change, if not, you'll know in the first chapter or so anyway, so you can stop there!

Hanae
Post #394475
user avatar
Member

12:39 pm, Jul 26 2010
Posts: 739


Vinland Saga, definitely. For these, I'm not sure:
Ao no Futsumashi
Savage Garden
Gantz
And Sasuke from Naruto biggrin


________________
User Posted Image
ShadowSakura
Post #394476
user avatar
insomniac Kagehime
Member

12:44 pm, Jul 26 2010
Posts: 2705


nurarihyon no mago
battle royale
kekkaishi
nononono
mahou sensei negima
bakuman
yamato nadeshiko shichi henge !!!

________________
User Posted Image
currently reading: Nyotai-ka
please support me
westsiders2
Post #394482
user avatar
Peaceful Dictator™
Member

1:00 pm, Jul 26 2010
Posts: 732


Angel heart

________________
My heart's frozen so don't tell me I've got a cold heart.
User Posted Image.
http://westsiders2.deviantart.com/
tartufo
Post #394878
user avatar
Member

11:54 am, Jul 27 2010
Posts: 1355


Thank you all. Please keep recommending!

I'd like to add Kuroshitsuji and Kaze Hikaru to the list, as well - both protagonists lost their families to fire (and murder), and set out to avenge them with considerably different post-trauma personalities (and, in the case of KH, even a gender-bending identity).

mu2020
Post #394886
user avatar
the mu...
Member

12:25 pm, Jul 27 2010
Posts: 1033


mahou sensei negima!
kekkaishi
ai yori aoshi
kandachime
GTO
does naruto count??
gunslinger girl

________________
User Posted Image
if u wonder where the sig is from, just click the pic
drolemil
Post #394962
user avatar
Member

4:13 pm, Jul 27 2010
Posts: 1037


Vitamin (SUENOBU Keiko) most definitely~

ewong1220
Post #395024
user avatar
Member

8:04 pm, Jul 27 2010
Posts: 51


gunslingergirl
bitter virgin
Kimi ga Uso wo Tsuita

________________
When your love life goes nowhere, where do you escape to?
Vilde0806
Post #395740
user avatar
Member

1:28 pm, Jul 30 2010
Posts: 117


Sumeragi Subaru from Tokyo Babylon and X/1999. Though he doesn't change until the very end of Tokyo Babylon and then you see him again in X/1999 (He is an important side character in X, though he is the main in Tokyo Babylon). He definitely changes drastically though.



xgloriOHz
Post #395768
user avatar
♪♥
Member

5:54 pm, Jul 30 2010
Posts: 349


Deadman Wonderland

________________
User Posted Image
kittenz73
Post #395797
user avatar
Member

8:16 pm, Jul 30 2010
Posts: 95


Cat Street

Sybear
Post #395809
user avatar
Member
Member

9:32 pm, Jul 30 2010
Posts: 87


Gurren Lagann - I think it's 2 major changes, but they are within a volume's time so this might be what you are looking for, maybe. Based off an anime, though I'm not sure what the anime is like compared to this (I don't watch anime).

Change 123

Kurohime - I think this might fit, might not.

Archlord -
Spoiler (highlight to view)
At the end, for both main male characters.


Threads of Time - I guess there could be, technically, two cases of this happening here. The second makes sense nearing the end of the series.

Gekkoh

Also, this isn't the protagonist, but I though I'd put it here anyways, Kamui.

Besides manga:

Spawn - An antihero you might have heard of.

American Born Chinese - A graphic novel that is well worth a read. Everything wraps up at the end.





________________
I care waaaaay too much... sad

User Posted Image
CatzCradle
Post #395868
user avatar
Genderbent Funghi
Site Admin

2:17 am, Jul 31 2010
Posts: 1702


Deadman Wonderland

________________
User Posted Image
Pikapu
Post #395871 - Reply to (#395809) by Sybear
user avatar
 Member

2:23 am, Jul 31 2010
Posts: 1975


Quote from Sybear
Gurren Lagann - I think it's 2 major changes, but they are within a volume's time so this might be what you are looking for, maybe. Based off an anime, though I'm not sure what the anime is like compared to this (I don't watch anime).


The anime and manga are very much the same. Basically no or minuscule differences. Same art too.

________________
User Posted Image
Quote from LawX
You are like the dense main character in a shoujo manga.
Quote from Crenshinibon
And you will murder someone one day, pika. If you're my daughter.
Pages (2) [ 1 2 ] Next You must be registered to post!

Back to I'm Looking For...  Back to Top

Search This Topic:
 
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer