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i've read Vampire Knight, Special A, Ouran, and just started on Shinshi Doumei Cross. i haven't read much manga, cuz i just got into it. can anyone recommend me any awesome manga~? >___<
Posted 3/8/08
Shonen manga that I read and recomend, (NOTE: since these are the manga titles I read exclusively, the rating may be diffrent than others) If you think a manga deserves a diffrent rating or anything else, please be my guest. Also, all sources of information are from ANIME NEWS NETWORK. The last sentence is in bold because I want people to know that I only gave the manga a rating, not a written summary.

1. Bleach. Rating: 10/10. Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia--who is slowly regaining her powers--it's Ichigo's job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.
Source: Anime News Network.

2. HunterXHunter. Rating 10/10. Gon Freecs, a young boy that lives on a small island learns that his father who he doesn't remember is an extremely famous man and has become somewhat of an amazing hunter. Gon takes the hunter exam to seek out his amazing father, but on the way while teaming up with 3 other candidates, Kurapica, Leorio, and Killua, he learns that there is more to becoming a hunter and the challenges that he must face will be beyond his imaginations.

3. Dr. Slump. 9/10. The wacked-out misadventures of incompetent inventor Senbei Norimaki and his android "daughter" Arale. Senbei and Arale live in Penguin Village, a place where the sun eats ice cream, parodies of Superman and Tarzan(among others) live and piles of poop walk and talk. Additionally, this series is from Akira Toriyama, the gentleman who created Dragon Ball.

4. Märchen Awakens Romance. 9/10. Ginta is a Japanese high school boy who often fantasizes about a land known as Mar Heaven. One day, he is mysteriously summoned to the imaginary land, which in fact turned out to be real. Upon reaching there, he learns of powerful weapons known as Arms that exist in Mar Heaven. With the companions and friends that he meets during his travels, the group seeks to destroy the Chess, a faction led by the mysterious Phantom, which is determined to bring about Mar Heaven's Ultimate Demise for reasons unknown.

5. Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation. 10/10. Muhyo and Roji are masters of magical law and solve many cases having to do with ghosts, monsters, and all things supernatural.

6.Yu Yu Hakusho Rating: 9/10 14 year old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surpise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether it be an investigation or a fighting tournament.

Shonen sports manga,

1. Eyeshield 21. Rating: 10/10. Kobayakawa Sena is a freshman in highschool. Despite his previous decisions to change his life, he finds himself in the exactly same place he was in during elementary school and junior high: a push over and an errand boy. However, this changes when Hiruma, the most feared person in his school and president of the American Football Club, notices Sena and forces him to join the Football Team. Now Sena will become Eyeshield 21, a mysterious running back with lighting fast speed.

2. Rookies. Rating 8/10. Professor Kawato is the new japanese teacher in the ill-famed Futagotamaga high shool, whose baseball club is composed by thugs and bullies who have been suspended for a year from all school competitions for causing a brawl during an official match. Now that the supension is over, the only club's members left are interested only in women, smoking and doing nothing until, under professor Kawato guidance, they discover a new dream called Koshien. The road to Koshien is far from easy, as they have to get back in shape, to learn how to play baseball and to win everyone else mistrust, including the principal's and other professor's one, with only a few months available. Sweating and fighting, the baseball club will find his determination and strenght, as they proceed towards their dreams, while Kawato's enthusiastic and non-conventional ways slowly change the attitude of everyone near them.

Romance/comedy/shonen.

1. Negima, Rating 10/10. As a side note, I've been reading this series since the begining of the manga, and still enjoy the series. After graduated from a magic academy, 10-year-old genius boy Negi Springfield was assigned to a huge Japanese school as an English teacher for practical training. To his surprise, the 8th grade class assigned for him is all-girl. In addition to teaching (and being teased by) those 31 pretty girls while trying to keep his magic capability in secret, he's also looking for clues about his father, who was once known as "Thousands Master" but mysteriously disappeared years ago.

2. Love Hina. Another side note, this was the first manga I read. I really enjoyed this series until the end. Rating: 10/10. When he was a child, Keitaro Urashima promised with a girl that they would meet in Tokyo University (Toudai). For this reason he has tried to get into the prestigious university, but has failed the entrance exam two years in a row. When his parents kick him out of the house he tries to find lodging at his Grandmother's inn, but unbeknownst to him it has been changed into an all-girls dormitory. He is allowed to stay in the position of kanrinin (dorm manager) but his clumsiness tends to land him in trouble with the girls. To achieve his dream, he studies to pass the Tokyo University exam along with Naru Narusegawa, who has her own reasons for wanting to get into Toudai.

3. Rosario to Vampire. Rating: 9/10. Aono Tsukune is an average boy who failed his High School entrance exams. Tsukune's parents went to the ends of the earth to find a high school that would accept him. Tsukune was enrolled at Youkai Academy, an academy for the education of monsters. Tsukune was unaware of the details of his knew school (as well as his parents) when he met Akashiya Moka, a vampire. Tsukune soon learns that Youkai Academy is a secret academy not meant to be found by humans and any human found on the grounds must be executed. He now has to pass his classes, avoid revealing his true form, and avoid being killed by the many dangerous monsters in the school.

4. Azumanga Daioh Rating: 10/10. Azumanga Daioh is about high school life through the eyes of six girls with unusual personalities: Chiyo (the 10-year-old genius), Osaka (the resident airhead), Sakaki (the shy one prone to cat bites), Tomo (the loose cannon), Yomi (the short-tempered one) and Kagura (the resident jock). This is the most realistic highschool anime to date. No pointless drama, no stupid drama about boyfriend/girlfriend drama, no robots, alliens or tyical shonen characters.

5. Ah My Goddess. Rating: 9/10. While staying alone in his dormitory, college student Keiichi Morisato was trying to call some restaurants for delivery when he accidentally called the Goddess Help Line. Suddenly, the mirror near him glowed and a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appeared out of it. She granted Keiichi his one wish for her to be his girlfriend forever. After being kicked out of the dorm, Keiichi and Belldandy now live in an old temple with her sisters Urd and Skuld.

6. Karin/Chibi Vampire. Rating: 10/10.
Karin Maaka is the middle child of a family of vampires which immigrated to Japan 200 years ago. Karin, although technically a vampire herself, is very different from the rest of her family. Instead of lacking blood, her body overproduces it. In order to get rid of the excess blood, once a month, she must give in to her urges and find someone to bite. Instead of drinking their blood, she gives them some of hers, leaving both her and her “victim” feeling refreshed and energetic. Despite these troubles, she still goes to school and holds down a part-time job. Everything is going reasonably well for Karin, until a transfer student, Kenta, joins her class. For some reason, her body instantly reacts to him, and begins producing more blood than she can stand. He eventually finds out about her body’s problem, which leads to quite a bit of difficulty. Now, yet another complication has been added to Karin’s already very complicated life.

This is my list of excellent manga, I hope that this list has helped members of Crunchyroll find new series.


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Trigun Maximum proves that manga trumps anime.


Maybe it's just me, but isn't it impossible to follow the action scenes in the Trigun manga? There are so many unneccesary lines and so many different views on different parts of the scene, that I can never tell what's happening! At least in the anime, you can tell what's happening!
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The best manga I can think of is Deathnote.
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leviathan343 wrote:

Trigun Maximum proves that manga trumps anime.


Maybe it's just me, but isn't it impossible to follow the action scenes in the Trigun manga? There are so many unneccesary lines and so many different views on different parts of the scene, that I can never tell what's happening! At least in the anime, you can tell what's happening!


They took out all of the good parts out of the manga when they made the anime. It was dramatically toned down.

How far have you read?

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leviathan343 wrote:


The_8th_Sin wrote:


leviathan343 wrote:

Trigun Maximum proves that manga trumps anime.


Maybe it's just me, but isn't it impossible to follow the action scenes in the Trigun manga? There are so many unneccesary lines and so many different views on different parts of the scene, that I can never tell what's happening! At least in the anime, you can tell what's happening!


They took out all of the good parts out of the manga when they made the anime. It was dramatically toned down.

How far have you read?



That's true, the manga's plot was phenomenally better than the anime's. I really only attacked the manga to play devil's advocate. (although I stand by what I said)
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Is Love Celeb over?

my favorites are..

Saboten no Himitsu
Shinshi Doumei Cross
Melty Blood
Tsukihime
Love Monster
Vampire Knight
Imadoki
Zettai Kareshi
Full Moon Wo Sagashite
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The_8th_Sin wrote:


leviathan343 wrote:


The_8th_Sin wrote:


leviathan343 wrote:

Trigun Maximum proves that manga trumps anime.


Maybe it's just me, but isn't it impossible to follow the action scenes in the Trigun manga? There are so many unneccesary lines and so many different views on different parts of the scene, that I can never tell what's happening! At least in the anime, you can tell what's happening!


They took out all of the good parts out of the manga when they made the anime. It was dramatically toned down.

How far have you read?



That's true, the manga's plot was phenomenally better than the anime's. I really only attacked the manga to play devil's advocate. (although I stand by what I said)


The manga's definitely not perfect and I noticed the same things that you did, although it's not as bad as compared to some other anime. But in terms of total quality and structure, it might possibly be the best manga I've ever read (and definitely the most underrated).
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seto no hanayome
airantou
love hina
mahoro
lucky star
tanpo
inukami
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i read manga in narutocentral... the title i read is naruto shippuuden.. i read until to 325.. not yet done!!!
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go check out LOVE MASTER is very good manga
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sekirei the manga isnt that bad either (i think its very similar to FSN, but better) and its being adopted into an anime and should be airing in July 2008. Also, unbalanced x unbalanced isnt all that bad either (its similar to onegai sensei) but with more action in my opinion.
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I'm currently reading Zombie-Loan and soon I'm gonna buy volumes 7 and 8 of Hellsing.
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