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Post #444325
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6:58 am, Feb 1 2011
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Historie is excellent. For me, it was the series that made me value manga again.

Mushishi is equally good, although slower-paced, more poetic.

And there's Yotsubato!, which is virtually impossible to dislike.

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Reading: Kingdom, Sangokushi, Historie
Post #444350
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10:58 am, Feb 1 2011
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definitely Psyren. Just Awesome.

Also Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is very good as well

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4:44 pm, Feb 1 2011
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Some of these I picked out of your wish list, some are from my own lists.

Fantasy / supernatural - Mushishi , Gogo Monster , Majo

Psychological thriller - Monster , Billy Bat , Pluto , 20 Seiki Shounen

Shounen-ai (You don't mind it, right?) - Zankoku na Kami ga Shihaisuru

Adventure + comedy - Eroica Yori Ai wo Komete

Cute - Yotsubato! , Noramimi , Kokoro ni Hana wo!!

If you like cats / animals in general + comedy - Chii's Sweet Home , Doubutsu no Oishasan

Sports - One Outs , Ping Pong

Slice-of-life - YKK , Hanaotoko

Action + historical - Vinland Saga , Historie

Darkly psychological - Helter Skelter , Tekkonkinkreet , Pet Shop of Horrors

Sci-fi - Himitsu

Drama - Golden Days

Historical + slice-of-life + action - Takemitsu Zamurai

Game-show type mind-play - Liar Game

Weird, creepy (and occasionally funny) horror + psychological undertones - Franken Fran , Soil

Supernatural + slice-of-life - Natsume Yuujinchou

Action + comedy - Get Backers (This gets much better later on, imo)

And lastly, something outside my field of expertise;
Romance - Maybe Blood Alone , Planetes , Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku and Otoyomegatari...

Take your pick biggrin
I hope at least one of these titles will make you feel the desire to read manga again!

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Post #444394
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4:55 pm, Feb 1 2011
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Well i watched the anime of Natsume Yuujinchou , and i really liked it, since i love Supernatural, so if you are interested in Supernatural, is a nice read, i like how the main character is ^_^
i havent watched/read Mushishi, but it seems like a good option, yeah for the Supernatural.

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5:06 pm, Feb 1 2011
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Full Moon o Sagashite is a good romance/drama read.
Also Dengeki Daisy - for me it's one of the best shoujo that I read, Interesting, a little mystery and romance.
Pandora Hearts - a really twisted and cool story.
Kobato - heartwarming feeling.
For more action D.Gray-man and great Fullmetal Alchemist.
For good laugh and easy-to-like characters Ouran High School Host Club and Beauty Pop smile

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Post #444425
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8:36 pm, Feb 1 2011
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omg please check out Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike!

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insomniac Kagehime

9:23 pm, Feb 1 2011
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otomen - interesting storyline; unstereotypical

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10:47 pm, Feb 1 2011
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First let me second Ouran High School Host Club & 1/2 Prince

Then my #1 recommendation for you is Skip Beat!
A must read. Its super interesting! Has tons of character development, comedy, & romance.
Skip Beat! Skip Beat! Skip Beat! Skip Beat! Skip Beat!
make sure to check it out. biggrin

Some others are
Akagami no Shirayukihime refreshing heroine
Crazy Girl Shin Bia makes me laugh
Love So Life cute!!!

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Pew pew

12:24 am, Feb 2 2011
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Fredward-Shi no Ahiru or also known as Mr. Fredward's duck. An awesome slice of life.

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6:16 am, Feb 2 2011
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Uahhh so many suggestions I dont even know where to start @_@ Thanks guys, I'll probably scope these for a series thats already complete so I dont have to keep track of new releases smile

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