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Post #592153
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11:39 am, Mar 24 2013
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Here's a little challenge. I want a manga with good looking female lead (as in appealing to the reader). Obviously the art has to be good. So where's the challenge? No skimpy outfits (super revealing clothes\armors) and such and as little fanservice as possible.

Romance and fantasy setting is most welcome.

Please NO: shoujo ai, shounen ai, smut, hentai

I think some stuff by Mori Kaoru fits this request well (though she seems to pay even more attention to making the clothing attractive).

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Post #592156
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12:11 pm, Mar 24 2013
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Chrno Crusade
Busou Renkin
Ginen Shounen (this is the only one with romance as the main focus though)
Psyren maybe
Kekkaishi (just hints of romance)

From your reading list:
Fullmetal Alchemist
Pandora Hearts

My current top 3:
Fullmetal Alchemist
Pandora Hearts
Silver Spoon
Post #592157
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12:32 pm, Mar 24 2013
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I had Pandora Hearts stalled on the reading list forever (after just reading one or two chapters). I guess I'll give it another try.

I'm familiar with whole FMA (I've seen the anime) it's just that the last 3 volumes (in paper) are waiting for me to read them.

Thanks and anything more?

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1:21 pm, Mar 24 2013
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Umm.... maybe you could try Emma and Otoyomegatari... though otoyomegatari does have some scenes of nudity... they are pretty much non sexual or rather they are just aesthetically pleasing...

You should try Both of them... and if you really really really dislike nudity.. just go for Emma...

Post #592166
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2:12 pm, Mar 24 2013
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Well, I gave Mori Kaoru as an example, so I'm familiar with both of the manga you mentioned (I had them in mind when making this request). I don't mind nudity if it's handled the way it's done in Otoyomegatari. What I wanted in my request was: an attractive female lead who is fully clothed for a change, doesn't lose it all the time and is very little involved in fanservice (or not at all).

I think female lead from Kiba no Tabishounin - The Arms Peddler fits very well. She is quite hot and she doesn't have to run around half naked to prove it (nor she does so).

An anti-example could be Freezing. Aside from crappy story, we might have attractive female characters (who for some reason look very alike), but they tend to wear skimpy clothes, provide lots of 'service' and if that clothing wasn't revealing enough, they rip one another garment often enough.

Post #592167
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2:45 pm, Mar 24 2013
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zippy ziggy, it's a manhwa though.

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Post #592170
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3:00 pm, Mar 24 2013
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Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku
Omoni Naitemasu
China Girl

Post #592175
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3:13 pm, Mar 24 2013
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ooh woops.. sorry about that.... totally missed that part...
anyways..umm... how about... Kimi wa pet... the art isn't very dazzling... but its definitely worth a read..

You can also try The Great Merchant Kim Manduk... if you don't mind colored art and its pretty short too...

Post #592316
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2:48 pm, Mar 25 2013
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Nousatsu Junkie the art can get a bit sketchy, but its still brillent, and one of my favourits ever! =)
Six Half the story is really good and interesting.
Siesta has really nice art, and i love the girl aswell!

~Be Bold, and Mighty Forces Will Come to Your Aid~

"I loved you
so I drew these tides of men into my hands,
and wrote my will across the sky in stars"

- T. E. Lawrence
Post #592994
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8:35 pm, Mar 30 2013
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I second:
Six Half

Not sure if they'll fit your taste but maybe:
Skip Beat!
Crazy Girl Shin Bia
Akuma to Love Song
Ao Haru Ride
Cynical Orange
Do You Remember, Mogwa?
Hadashi de Bara o Fume
Heroine Shikkaku
Honey Bitter
Ojousama wa Oyomesama
Romantica Clock
Dear My Girls

"A Lady Needs Time To Prepare. Even If It Takes A Year, A Gentlemen Must Wait." ~ Wilhelm Mölders(Emma)
Post #593002
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9:38 pm, Mar 30 2013
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Hibi Chouchou
Mielino Kashiwagi
Song of the Cloud
Shindere Shoujo to Kodoku na Shinigami
[m]Eden: It's an Endless World![/m]
Seirei no Moribito
Tamago no Kimi.
Tomodachi no Hanashi
Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi

Sorry most of these are just shoujo >.<

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Post #593015

11:57 pm, Mar 30 2013
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Paradise Kiss has a beautiful set of characters definetely.

Superior I think the heroine is beautiful, and it has a fantasy setting with nice romance-has a sequel too.

Clover (Clamp) I think the charcters in this were absolutely beautiful. Just look at Ora, and you will be speechless. The plot has somewhat Scifi setting and has a heavy atmosphere generally. Storytelling and art is very different from other series. I fell in love with it when I read it back then. It's unfinished as Clamp wanted it to be 6 chapters but the ending is not open or something, so it may be counted as finished as the chapters they wanted to do was probably telling of past or something like that.

Annarasumanara if you haven't read it, you should probably.

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Post #593025
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1:12 am, Mar 31 2013
Posts: 94

Akagami no Shirayukihime
Destination Heaven Chronicles

Post #593026
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1:18 am, Mar 31 2013
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Hibi Chouchou
Ciel <- the flow is a bit weird on this one

"I don't know everything, I'm just really good at explaining the past, so it seems like I know everything"
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2:32 am, Mar 31 2013
Posts: 53

Hibi chouchou-art is beautiful and the female lead is beautiful too
Watashi ni xx shinasai!- the art
Ao haru ride-art and story line
Strobe edge-same mangaka as Ao haru ride.

Pretty much the art is beautiful and the females leads too. biggrin

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