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Post #646298
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3:09 am, Jul 4 2014
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So this is the situation. I'm becoming more a seinen reader than a shonen reader, because shonen manga tend to be poorly written. I know it's not literature, but sometimes reading some shonen manga I facepalm'd myself so hard because of the mistakes the author makes. By the way, with quality I also mean creativity in plot and the characters. But I won't be demanding that so much.

I'm looking for shonen manga similar to those like One Piece, Gintama, Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter x Hunter and Fullmetal Alchemist. I doesn't need to be action manga.

By the way, I'm pretending to read Magi and Tegami Bachi. Just if somebody can tell me if those are more or less what I'm looking for.

Thank you.

Last edited by Dioshurleyel94 at 3:15 am, Jul 4

Post #646360
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3:27 am, Jul 5 2014
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Have you tried Bakuman and Death Note?

D.Gray Man, but it's currently on hiatus.

Slam Dunk may be another one. The plot is pretty straightforward but it's very entertaining.

I've heard that Beck is good but I haven't read it yet, so I dunno.

Post #647232
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1:25 pm, Jul 14 2014
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If you like Hunter × Hunter try Yu Yu Hakusho and Level E.

Post #647581
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10:02 am, Jul 18 2014
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Kekkaishi is one of my favorite shounens, though its middling bits get a bit bogged down, but its characters are great and it ends nicely.

Claymore is also great, though, recently, plot progressions have been really few and far between. It's nearing the end too, so you might want to just wait until it finishes and read it all in one go.

I also grew to enjoy Shibatora a lot, though you really have to buy into the premise and the main character's goodness to really like it.

At this point, World Trigger seems really great as well, but you'll have to get through some weak opening chapters before things really get going. It's one of the few shounens I know that utilizes strategy regularly during its battles, though.

I'm also a huge fan of Shirodaira Kyou, so I would recommend checking out Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning, Vampire Juujikai, and Zetsuen no Tempest. They're all fairly different from each other, with their own sets of unique premises and characters.

And, finally, one of my favorite (traditional) shounen action series is Zettai Karen Children, but this one is definitely a "your mileage will vary" series.

Also, you might want to try asking the I'm looking for... forums instead for future topics like these.

Last edited by Suxinn at 10:08 am, Jul 18

Post #647612
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5:41 pm, Jul 18 2014
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i love shounen! these are some of my top picks

Kyou kara Ore wa!! - this is just a fun delinquent manga. i love the mc, he dont give two shit about others
Angel Densetsu - another great delinquent manga, but now the mc is the epitome of kindness and godliness
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro - nice detective manga with supernatural twist. its not rigorous like kindachi and conan, but i love the crazy art
Binbougami ga! - the best female friendship manga ever! they act like real people, not some idealised being
Rookies - if you like sport manga, this is it! with added delinquent bonus
Mx0 - a generic shonen with added charm as the mc win by his head, not by his strength Kaibutsu Oujo - good plot progression, with multiple timeline so dont get weird out
BM: Nectar - the manga that get me into survival horror. the grotesque art is just breath taking
Mirai Nikki - mc is meh, but the love interest is the best yandere ever
Franken Fran - indescribable in the way twisted moral produce such horror and laughter at the same time

i love seinen too, give me some great rec!

completed : 1140+ and counting!

manga challenge: read top 50 completed manga in MU
shounen: 22
shoujo: 15
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