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Your Favorite Manga of all time (or maybe top 5)

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Post #1165
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6:27 pm, Oct 14 2006
Posts: 246

this is not from highest to lowest..
my top 5 favs are

to-love-ru- i just like the series pretty solid, decent story line, and very entertaining..

watashi no messiah sama- i like the gore, the drama, the romance, and the action..

gacha gacha series- i liked both the series that have been released.. the capsule and the other one.. forgots whats its called

Mx0- the only manga that actually had me laughing outloud.. the other ones just made me give a smirk..

love hina- a classic.. my first manga i ever read and first anime.. i love the romance and the ecchiness and comedic characters

Post #1175
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11:24 pm, Oct 14 2006
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~BEST Manga + BEST Anime = Naruto~
Post #1221

9:06 pm, Oct 16 2006
Posts: 58

OMG! OMG! OMG! no one says any title from Naoki Urasawa!!!!!!!!!!! WTFconfused??

This is waht i like (not in order of preference)

* 20th Century Boys is one of the greatest manga out there. Dammed, i almost dying of wait to the last volume of it!

* Bokurano its another great to all of you read.

* Lone Wolf and Cub. This cant be out of any list.

* Eyeshield 21. I became additived to it and read 12 volumes one after another in 2 days.

* Priest. Manwha. Freaking old west tale.

* Mr. Fullswing. Freaking bastard.

* One Piece. Pirates, they rules.

* A Spirit of the Sun. A great storie about hope and faith.

Theres some others too, but i a lazy bastard and forget some of them. XD

Post #1297

4:36 pm, Oct 25 2006
Posts: 13

1. Berserk - Intense, action-packed, mature, gritty, ride of a manga. Insane art detail, and when I read it, I get a feeling of awe. It's simply great, and it's going to continue to release until the year 3030.

2. Vagabond - Superb, storytelling, art, maturity, gosh it feels like Berserk to me, cept in a samurai era japan, with no monsters.

3. Mx0 - As also stated by somebody, funniest manga I've read. I've never actually laughed outloud cept after reading Mx0.

4. Homunculus - It gave me a huge feeling of ?__?. But the complexity, and the psychological factor of it just made me feel like the story's part of something great.

5. Gacha Gacha X2(Volumes 6+) - Pretty funny, and a very ecchi series. And a very interesting twist on the "gender-bender" category in my opinion.

Post #1472
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6:22 pm, Nov 8 2006
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1) School Rumble (dunno why, but im obsessed with it, if it were to release 2 volumes a day im not sure it would be quite enogh for me)

2) One Piece (cmon, everybody needs a bit of one piece in their life)

3) Gantz (hehehe, harsh & cruel but inspiring still)

4) 20th Century Boy (wow, great plot & characters)

5) Berserk (a classic, even if something better comes out, it will never really be BETTER!)

no particular order, as im sure everyone knows or will come to know that when it comes to anime & manga, there can't really be a #1 end all be all. Each series is great, but where one series has one set of things you love about it, another series might have a completely different set that you love just as much.

Post #1475

8:26 pm, Nov 8 2006
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these lists have been pretty helpfull, gotta go check somethings out.

Ok, top five of all time, its hard enough to get top5 , let alone decide in which order. So I'll just post 5 like alot of people.

the serious on:

EDEN - i always wonderd why it doesn't seem that popular on the web

the classic:

AKIRA - the true classic, for me not listing akira in an all time top 5 is almost criminal

the underdog:

DEAD END - great 4 volume story, read it ( now )

the thinkmaker:

BOKURANO - so sad, so individual characters, so good

the last one that propably took me forever to decide:

TRANSMETROPLITAN - ok. it isn't a manga, but it is good enough to be included anyway. Go download it ( or buy it ), a mix of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Politics, Comdey, Sci-fi and Jounalism. As a taste for those who don't know it, one of it's more famous quotes: "Cheap, but not as cheap as your Girlfriend"

Damm, that last one really doesn't count, it isn't a manga.

the really last one:

DOROHEDORO - didn't want to think anymore, there sadly isn't much translated. Have high hopes.

Post #1477
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9:11 pm, Nov 8 2006
Posts: 56

1st is Airgear
2nd is Bleach
3rd is Onepiece
4th is Blade of the Immortal
5th is Naruto

Bleach and Airgear are like a tie and constantly changing. Blade of the Immortal would be 1st if not for the long as hell chapter wait. Onepiece is just awesome. Naruto is good, but there are others that tie with it easily.

Post #1497
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3:15 am, Nov 9 2006
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In no particular order:
Nodame Cantabile
Ja Ja Uma Grooming UP!
Tenshi na Konamaiki / A Cheeky Angel
Passport Blue

I can read a page over and over again for Nodame and Grooming Up biggrin The drawings are simple and clean, yet the mangaka put much attention to what the other characters do in the background too. Mostly you'll see funny deeds/expressions of other characters. Well, a lot of manga also did this, but these two are in my top list. Masami Yuuki did a great job and I love it... (Nishimori Hiroyuki too) They both successfully make me look like a mentally ill person by making me laugh hard in my bed at night XD

Beck is plain good, almost look like it's real... and I like music related manga like Desperado and Nodame ^^

Cheeky Angel also gave me a lot of hard laugh. Below average artwork yeah, but great characters you got there. Can't wait for the ending.

I just read Passport Blue a month ago, and I instantly got hooked up and finish all the 7 volumes we bought. Now I have to wait for the next volumes mad It basically about some boy who wanted to be the first japan astronaut. Initially a lazy/playful boy, until he saw the launch of an unmanned japan space shuttle right in location. Will meet his archenemy later on. Simply put: awesome manga by Ishiwata Osamu (Shogakukan). I can't help to love my country for getting some manga titles really fast. Though there's no possibility in having blatant ecchi, extreme violence, or sensitive issue manga. But hey, they managed to publish Vagabond in the end biggrin

I can't find links for the last two in this site so I just wrote the most relevant link I could find bigrazz

Post #1563
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6:14 pm, Nov 10 2006
Posts: 34

not in any order btw...

naruto <-- first manga >_<
love hina
flame of recca

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Post #1627
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12:44 am, Nov 12 2006
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1. Vagabond (Any Inoue work, since he is as sum1 mentioned "genius")
2. Eden (that has to be a classic)
3. Sidooh
4. Hommunculus
5. Piano No Mori
6. Beck

Death Note would have been up there but it got messed up right in the middle =__=, but the illustrator is definitely the best! ( Obata Takeshi btw).

1. Nodame Cantabille
2. Kimi Wa Petto (aka =_=: Tramps Like Us)
3. Nana
4. Sunadokei
5. Lovely Complex

Post #1631

3:32 am, Nov 12 2006
Posts: 686

Finally, somebody else mentions EDEN!

to rita:
i thought the ame way about death note, started great, got sort of lost in the middle.

Post #1647

1:23 am, Nov 13 2006
Posts: 7

1 = Glass Mask
2 = Berserk
3 = Hikaru no Go
4 = Tokyo Crazy Paradise
5 = Naruto

Post #1698
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6:54 pm, Nov 14 2006
Posts: 481

I haven't read that much manga yet, but the top-5 should go something like:

Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) and GUNNM:LastOrder
Fantastic action stuff, awesome no matter how you look at it. The first manga to make me gasp and scream stuff like "holy Jesus".

Fun, well-drawn and truly captures the spirit of rock music. The characters are great, the story is exciting and you can try and guess how and why I bough an electric guitar.

20th Century Boys
Urasawa is a genius, enough said. This masterpiece here makes you a fan almost instantly, no exceptions.

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
The only manga that caused me to use self-restraint - I dragged reading YKK for a few weeks, since portions of pure bliss must be limited.

NHK ni Youkoso!
My recent favorite. Psychologically deep, but at the same time hilarious and entertaining. Awesome art. No other characters actually caused that much empathy like the NHKish human-failures.

Don't waste your time or time will waste you.
Post #1701

10:56 pm, Nov 14 2006
Posts: 2

I am generally prefering "longer" ones - i.e. 15+ tankoubon.

And these are one of my favorites longer running (well, Open Sesame is kinda in-progress but nice).


Fruits Basket
Hana Yori Dango
Open Sesame

Post #2452

8:58 am, Nov 30 2006
Posts: 70

Hmm. I'm kind of the opposite. I tend to like shorter ones. I think it's in large part because I like stories, and it gets really old if you drag something out over a huge number of pages (refer to: Inuyasha).

My 5 favorites that come to mind (in no particular order):
Penguin Brothers - I love the characters and the interplay between them

Rough - my favorite Adachi manga so far (and it's not just because I used to swim too >.>); I loved the first volume of Cross Game... but I think it's too early to judge based on that.

Hikaru no Go - I'm not sure I need to say anything more about it =P

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle - so far, the story is still compelling, and the pacing is great.

Full Moon wo Sagashite - the music in the anime was great, but the manga was more... raw? Harsher, less bubbly? However you want to put it, it connected with me more, which is something I like. Along the same lines, I really liked Grave of the Fireflies, even though I have lots of friends who absolutely refuse to watch it because "it's too depressing" >.>

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