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kyokugen
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11:37 am, May 18 2013
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Anything but Yaoi, Hentai or Yuri.

Titles you consider as true gems out of whatever reason. Since I'm having a hard time finding something decent lately, I beg of your help. You can also take a look at my list and suggest something that might match my (bad?) taste. Everything I've rated 7+ means good.

Thanks in advance :]




Lorska
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11:46 am, May 18 2013
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Is it OK to suggest ongoing stuff?
my personal favorites: (that should be ok to read for almost everyone)
Bonnouji
Otoyomegatari
Yumekui Merry
14-sai no Koi
Taiyou no Ie
Horimiya

completed stuff:
Double Arts
Melo Holic
Bitter Virgin
Hana to Akuma
Hoshi no Samidare

you seem to have pretty much old/basic stuff on your lists, you could try something new...

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Tripitaka
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I second Lorska's suggestions. Here are some additional stories that I've savoured:

Completely scanlated:

Seishun Kouryakuhon by AKIZUKI Sorata
Wistful and nostalgic story on high school life.

MATSUMOTO Tomo's Kiss
A subtle depiction of the growth of an age gap couple.

Ichigo no Gakkou by SATOU Nanki/ KIZUKI Akira
Realistically portrayed aftermath of a student-teacher relationship.

Itoshi no Kana by TANAKA Yutaka
Harmonious slice of life pondering about life and death.

MORI Kaoru's Emma
Same mangaka as Otoyomegatari. Well-grounded slice of Victorian life and love.

Game Over (MIZUTANI Fuka)
Endearing short series by the mangaka of 14-sai no Koi about the different stages in a relationship.

Made in Heaven by SAKURAI Ami/ YASHIKI Yukari
Two perspectives on a couple's conclusion; set in a bleak future.

MORIE Satoshi's Hakuji
About the obsessive bond between a painter and his muse. Sensual.

Usotsuki Mi-kun to Kowareta Ma-chan: Totteoki no Uso by IRUMA Hitoma/ SATOU Atsuki
Gripping and well-executed murder mystery with a twist.

Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru by ICHIKAWA Takuji/ YOSHINO Aki
Gentle slice of life about a bittersweet romance.


Ongoing series:

Blood Alone by TAKANO Masayuki
Uniquely balanced slice of life and mystery story.

MOTOMI Kyousuke's Dengeki Daisy
Well-known, amusing and mysterious shoujo about a hacker and an orphan.

Gangsta. by Kosuke
Dark portrayal of two handymen in a fictional ghetto.

KOMURA Ayumi's Usotsuki Lily
Hilarious gag manga with lots of self-mockery.

Full Metal Panic! Σ by GATOU Shouji/ Shikidouji and UEDA Hiroshi
Mecha series alternating between funny high school life and thrilling battle scenes.


Last edited by Tripitaka at 6:04 pm, May 17

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To be savoured:
- Blood Alone by TAKANO Masayuki
- Otoyomegatari by MORI Kaoru
- Gangsta. by Kohske
- Seishun Kouryakuhon by AKIZUKI Sorata
ImaginaryWishes
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2:48 pm, May 18 2013
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Well if you don't mind personal favourites:

Ongoing
Six Half
Cheese in the Trap
Kuragehime
Kamisama ga Uso o Tsuku.
Cousin
Tonari no Seki-kun

Completed
My Girl (SAHARA Mizu)
Solanin
Tomodachi no Hanashi
Kiss Wood
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan
Beck
Annarasumanara
Akuma ni Itsukushimi no Te o
Matryoshka, Akai Michi and Sakana no Yume


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Tsubamex
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10:44 pm, May 18 2013
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Favourite reading
Favourite complete

redlinks
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10:58 pm, May 18 2013
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Its pretty hard to say whats a true gem since its pretty subjective but these days, I've enjoyed reading Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

Arisa is another one of my favorites that I've enjoyed and finished recently. It's not your typical shoujo so don't let that miss lead you to not read it.


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reid1
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11:26 pm, May 18 2013
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You gave 9 to Pluto and 8 to Aria. So Monster and YKK. You didn't read anything by Shirodaira Kyou sad . Try something like Vampire Juujikai or Spiral. Feel free to browse my lists for more. Just be aware that my true gem is Gunslinger Girl that you rated bad, how could you dead .

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ListeningDaisy
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12:38 am, May 19 2013
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Here are a few of my favorite completed series
YKK, Annarasumanara, Kiss Wood, Melo Holic, Xxxholic, Mushishi, Pet Shop of Horrors, Hachimitsu to Clover, Hoshi no Koe, Suiiki, Gokusen, Vampire Juujikai, Kekkaishi, Fullmetal Alchemist

silencecomes
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Vampire Juujikai
Hoshi no Samidare


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Sorcha
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2:50 am, May 19 2013
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Completed
Genshiken - The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture if you like slice of life

Ongoing
7 Seeds - My favorite from josei and shoujo genre
Tower of God

I agree with
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan and My Girl (SAHARA Mizu).
Fullmetal Alchemist
Vampire Juujikai
Melo Holic mainly because it was unpredictable

Lelouch22
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2:59 am, May 19 2013
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Second Hoshi no Samidare.
Second tower of god.
Second Beck

aoiko
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4:48 am, May 19 2013
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I have to say Tokyo Crazy Paradise.

strixflash
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5:32 am, May 19 2013
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Have to agree with reid1 for Gunslinger Girl. Its a classic.

My fav is Noblesse!

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Meer2703
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5:49 am, May 19 2013
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I must mention Angel Densetsu , Ashita Dorobou and Karakuri Odette

CuthienSilmeriel
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8:14 am, May 19 2013
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Complete

Banana Fish - Don't judge this by its cover art, it is amazing.
Sanctuary
Let Dai
E's
Watashitachi no shiawase na jikan
Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu
Kokuhaku (KAWAGUCHI Kaiji)
Trace
Angel Sanctuary
Houkago hokenshitsu
Fruits Basket

Ongoing

07 Ghost
Skip Beat
Pandora Hearts




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