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Post #553418
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3:48 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 334

I need immediate suggestion to help me relieve annoyed mood after reading awfully frustrating battle manga. I just read the latest installment of Mahou no Iroha!. At that chapter, instead of exchanging blows, people chat during the fight. What the HELL People? You can brawl that leisurely?? When you're on a fight, you shut up and beat the hell out of your opponent!!.

I am irked. Beyond console. The pain of reading illogical manner within various manga since few days ago hasn't yet to be healed, but new wound keep coming and coming. So here my request to you fellow manga reader,

#1. Characters get developed during story progression, be it change of belief, further detail revelation, or just adjusted behavior. This is a common shortcoming of many gory manga. Many only trying to excite reader through unexpected brutality or vulgarism, but missed or neglected development of characters involved.

#2. No illogical interaction, as there are order to things. In blatant manner, you can read that as 'No females suddenly flock to wimpy guy and truly madly in love with him.' Or, 'No underdog able to defeat strongest team/party in their own game.' Or, 'You no chat when you're supposed to fully concentrate on task at hand.' However, illogical setting (magic, strange phenomenon, unlikely disease, etc) is welcomed.

#3. Has powerful plus point to keep reader interested. Strength may be placed on character design, background setting, pacing, or plot biggrin

Example would be Teppu for quirky character design and use revelation to give them new depth. Huo Feng Liao Yuan for sophisticated interaction (tactics) and change of belief. Sakuranbo Syndrome for mysterious setting, logical interaction, and change of belief.

Not some example would be Ichigo 100% for overly-mystical-attraction-factor possessed by seemingly-normal and quite-pathetic-until-near-the-end-of-story young boy (big #2 minus), Blood and Steel for overly-egoistic-author not letting his character interact to move the story forward but depend on narration instead (big #3 minus), Velvet Kiss, failing #2 and almost failing #1, for omg-why-pants-and-panties-must-be-undone-before-story-can-prog ress?. eek

Any genre is fine, though my request will easily opt out hentai, shoujo, shounen, and yaoi. Completed manga is awesome, but on-going ones need to have at least 10 chapters.

Thank you for reading my selfish request none

grammar mistake is intentional, grammar nazis need their entertainment.
Post #553426
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4:17 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 188

its a light novel but its really well written and interesting hakomari
gin no saji its by the fma creater. it is pretty realistic and should meet your criteria
its a little wierd but maybe thetexhnolyze anime. first episode is confusing but it gets better
i think buyuden may fit aswell
i just started kimi no knife its really good and i think it fits

Last edited by gss93 at 6:54 am, May 29

Post #553427

4:19 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 180

Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna, Onani Master Kurosawa

Post #553428

5:00 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 317

I second Gin no Saji. It is shounen but at the same time it's a very down-to-earth coming of age story.

Post #553431
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5:26 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 2275

Takemitsu Zamurai

If you are interested in... umm... disturbed individuals, Doctor Du Ming might be fun.

"Officially, this machine doesn't exist, you didn't get it from me,
and I don't know you. Make sure it doesn't leave the building."
Post #553436

6:12 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 25

Berserk has always been my favorite manga with combat. (And reading it while listening to the ost from the anime really sets the mood.) It is still ongoing but has 300+ chapters out. The story is so engrossing I marathoned it. Though, I warn you not to take the horror tag lightly.

Post #553439
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6:54 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 47

Oyasumi Punpun age progression, coming of age, realistic and others seinen whatnot
if you happens to like this, i recommend you giving a chance to read all works by its author.

it provides a delightful experience which only can be found in seinen manga such as midlife crisis, chara growth, existential, social commentary

viva seinen manga


Post #553440

7:19 am, May 29 2012
Posts: 27

Aria all the way.

Post #553481
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2:30 pm, May 29 2012
Posts: 1658

read Bonnouji and everything is back to great wink

in need of romance?
uncommon, sad, sweet
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Post #553515
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8:11 pm, May 29 2012
Posts: 334

Thanks for excellent suggestion, unfortunately, Gin no Saji, Onani Master Kurosawa, Aria, and Oyasumi Punpun is already on my list (Hachiken on reading, Kurosawa on finished, Aria on unfinished, Punpun on On Hold).

I hear Bonnouji is quite excellent, Lorska. You've recommended it in numerous threads. It's like your signature manga. Checking it right away.

For long time interested in Berserk, read some chapter few years ago. Inhibited by sayings that later chapters took uninteresting turn. Is that true?

Gonna check Zamurai, Knife, Spiral, Du Ming, and Buyuden after sampling Bonnouji, their cover look nice. Will look into the others afterward, not in the mood to watch something or read wall of text.

grammar mistake is intentional, grammar nazis need their entertainment.
Post #553554

12:33 am, May 30 2012
Posts: 25

I didn't think so. The one part that has really stuck out to me was the arc with the Vatican and that starts around volume 16 or 17. (Edit: I looked it up and it's called the Retribution Arc and spans between Vol. 1421) I think the main thing that turns people away from Berserk is because they just want cool fighting scenes and they don't try to understand the characters or the undertones. I believe Berserk is a very deep manga that really shows the ugly side of humanity in a compelling way.
The first 9 volumes or so focus on the Band of the Hawk but then Berserk takes a much more darker turn. I don't want to say too much so I don't spoil it, but I think every volume was well paced and it really lets you connect with the characters making the much darker toned volumes later on that much more powerful. Overall, Berserk is an unforgettable manga to me.

Last edited by FrostyNoire at 12:44 am, May 30

Post #553588

3:52 am, May 30 2012
Posts: 317

Enjoy Bonnouji. Can't believe I forgot about it, lol. biggrin

Regarding Berserk... I read all chapters in one go a few months ago and now am currently up-to-date. I wouldn't really say the latest chapters are "uninteresting," but I will admit that the recent subarcs have... a more shounen feel to them. It also doesn't help that it has an irregular release schedule (correct me if I'm wrong), so I think it might be better to wait until it actually ends.

Post #553610 - Reply to (#553418) by yuno19
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8:18 am, May 30 2012
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Quote from yuno19
I need immediate suggestion

I was trying to think of something when I saw this on your list: Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (Novel).

Just drop everything you're doing and read it. It could seem it doesn't go well with #2 at first, but every character really makes sense if you wait enough. That's my little advice. eyes

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