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ever read a good manga with a deceiving/misleading cover

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Post #590857

3:01 am, Mar 15 2013
Posts: 100

im not sure how many other people do this- but whenever i read a new manga the cover/thumbnail art usually plays a big role in whether or not i decide to give it a shot
(you dont want to read something with bad art right?)

...ive noticed that from time to time ill find a manga that will have an amazing looking cover- but the actual art is just awful- or inversly that the cover is really ugly and unappealing and i give it a shot for the heck of it and find that the actual art is really good- completely different than the awful cover.

have you guys ever experienced this? if so what was the manga in question?

since im always looking for something new- and this is kind of a request section of the forum ill just rephrase it like this--
"can you guys recommend me some manga with a good story and fantastic art that has a cover that initially led you to believe that it wasnt going to be very good?"

im not a fan of horror, mecha, tragedy, harem, historical, or smut- so it would be cool if you would specify your 'recommendations'- however if you were just pointing out manga with decieving covers but dont think i would like them thats cool too. its a very interesting phenomenon
-- i know they say "dont just a book by its cover" but wtf man; thats what covers are for!

Post #590864

4:01 am, Mar 15 2013
Posts: 393

I read a few of those but what I read have a misleading/crappy/unappealing cover but the manga was very good and not unappealing as the cover makes it out to be. Some covers I still can't quite figure out what its connection is with the manga. I discarded alot of mangas I thought or reading because of an unappealing cover but later I find out that it is very good when I read it out of curiosity when I was bored. I would be thinking then what the hell is with the cover it isn't anything like the manga.

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11:08 pm, Mar 15 2013
Posts: 126

Not sure if this counts, but when I saw the image for Onepunch-Man on the website I mistook Genos (the cyborg in the picture) for being the protagonist...

At the time, the surprise was not very pleasant. Now however, I'm over it, and glad I read it anyway. eyes

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Lost Cow

11:27 pm, Mar 15 2013
Posts: 65

Don't really know any good manga with particularly misleading covers since I judge more based on description and reviews. Hello Baby had the most ridiculous plot though (really bad), even though it's got an awesome cover ( artist from Death Note) no

Post #590986
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2:56 am, Mar 16 2013
Posts: 2037

Maybe Love Roma. It still doesn't have "fantastic art" even on the inside anyway, but the story is good.

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The Main

4:36 am, Mar 16 2013
Posts: 46

Meteor Methuselah The actual release art not this sites cover art. Its kinda hard to reply to this topic. I'm the same as you XD.

Please buy the manga your reading online when it becomes available in your area, cos if you don't it just fu**$ us all :].
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Noblesse Forever!

5:05 am, Mar 16 2013
Posts: 1066

Noblesse when the cover was this:

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It has one of the most greatest artwork I have seen so far! Well, now it has good thumbnails (I try to update them as quickly as I can)!

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