manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
Your favorite series was dropped by the only group scanlating it, so you...
Find the raws and look at them without understanding the words
Ask other groups to pick it up
Bug the old group to pick it up again
Try to start your own scanlation group
Learn the language so that you can read it yourself
Look for summaries or synopsis to spoil yourself and feed the urge
Do nothing and wait patiently (sadly)
I already read the original language, so no worries
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

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Forums center_right_tab

You are now viewing a topic.

Out of this world

Back to I'm Looking For...

You must be registered to post!
From User Message Body
Post #422565

4:27 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 6

I've read Oyasumi Punpun and Homunculus; all I can say is that the mangaka of each manga is a genius.

So, I'm searching for something unusual, strange... that cannot be seen here and there... something that shows that the mangaka is really a genius (If you've read the aforementioned mangas you know what I'm talking about - especially Punpun).

I beg for help and recommendations.

Best regards

Post #422567

4:44 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 710

You could try Mushishi
It's definitely different.

Post #422582

6:04 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 68

Liar Game, hands down. Though not so much 'weird' as 'very intelligent'.

Post #422587
user avatar

6:25 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 527

Agreed about Homunculus.

If you liked Liar Game then you might also like One Outs which is by the same author.

One Outs has a bit more of a sports focus though and (at least to me) seems to have a bit less variation than Liar Game.

Post #422597 - Reply to (#422567) by unusuallove
user avatar
Lone Wanderer

7:17 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 1439

Quote from unusuallove
You could try Mushishi
It's definitely different.

I totally second this. This is one manga that is both unusual and beautiful.

Anything by Furuya Usamaru and Matsumoto Taiyo should fit the criterion of 'out-of-this-world'.

Bakune Young , Pure Trance - Insanity and weirdness abound. If you actually want some kind of deep plot, though, don't bother with these two. They're meant to be bizarre and random - so you have to be satisfied with that.

I think Soil , Ultra Heaven , Discommunication Seireihen and I Am a Hero might fit, too.

As much as I love Liar Game and One Outs, they have absolutely nothing in common with Homunculus or Oyasumi Punpun; so I don't think you'll be interested. But, neither of these two manga is even remotely cliche or mainstream -so you might want to try them out anyway.

Last edited by calstine at 7:34 pm, Nov 9

User Posted Image
Post #422598
user avatar
insomniac Kagehime

7:23 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 2705

Psycho Knocker
Doll: IC in a Doll

of course Liar Game

User Posted Image
currently reading: Nyotai-ka
please support me
Post #422599
user avatar

7:23 pm, Nov 9 2010
Posts: 422

The World is Mine
The End
National Quiz
Me and the Devil Blues

User Posted Image
Quote from purple716
Is there any manga where the male lead has an illness known as stomach ulcers.Yaoi are fine top.
Post #422838

1:02 pm, Nov 10 2010
Posts: 6

Thank you for the kind replies.

Post #422845
user avatar

2:01 pm, Nov 10 2010
Posts: 1355

N-thing Mushishi! And Me and the Devil Blues, DEFINITELY. Do not miss that even if it has to be your last manga on earth. Lol.

Cesare is a manga about a genius (Cesare Borgia, the ultimate 'Renaissance Man') and is also by a genius, which is a happy coincidence. smile The sheer depth of research, flawless art, intricate plot and mind-boggling yet sublimely lucid story-telling make this a work of MANGA MASTERY. It might seem to be a normal historical manga based on the official summary, but trust me, it has such remarkable depths that you kind of... forget who you are while you're reading it. It's literallly like a time-capsule back to Renaissance Italy... The philosophical, social, political, ethical, artistic and even economic questions raised (and answered) by this manga make this a truly stunning masterpiece that is utterly and relentlessly involving. I have a fangasm every time a new chapter is released. laugh I especially loved the chapter with Leonardo da Vinci - yes, another genius! Plenty of those to be found in this amazing manga.

Monster and Pluto are also out-of-this-world in terms of their depth and genius, but I'm sure you've read them already. smile

Post #422859
user avatar

4:08 pm, Nov 10 2010
Posts: 248

As many good series were covered, I wasn't going to respond until I saw you've only read 15 series so far. So I thought I'd name a couple of the better known series that others probably assumed you've already read (and some lesser known series for balance):

Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo and Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind by Hayao Miyazaki - while these are classic, mainstream titles, they are also clearly works of genius.

Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano - by the same author as Punpun; this work is probably his most experimental.

Witches - Everybody should read at least one work by Daisuke Igarashi.

Ranman by Shinkichi Katou - Worth reading for the art alone.

Human Clock by Seiichirō Tokunan - Perhaps not a work of genius, but it is certainly unlike any other manga.

I also second everything recommended by calstine + revilenigma:
Quote from calstine
Anything by Furuya Usamaru and Matsumoto Taiyo should fit the criterion of 'out-of-this-world'.

I'd specifically recommend Tekkonkinkreet, No. 5, and Ping Pong by Taiyo Matsumoto, and Palepoli, Plastic Girl, and Music of Marie by Usamaru Furuya.

You must be registered to post!

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

Search This Topic:
Manga Search