That Golden Manga
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Remember that one manga that drew you in so deep you binge read all the available chapters? What about that one that one that compare every other manga in that genre to? And what about that one extra special manga that entered you into this amazing concept?
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Berserk + Bakuman
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Fullmetal Alchemist
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One Piece
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Bakuman
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Posted 7/29/14 , edited 7/29/14
There've been many. ^^; Usually I get manga as they are first released, so I don't have another volume to binge to, but I fairly often get excited and can't wait for the next one for many series. Skip Beat ALWAYS gives me this feeling to the extreme.

Sensual Phrase was a manga that I bought where I had intended to buy only a few volumes at a time (since 16 were already out), but after reading volume one, I proceeded to buy them all and read them continuously over a couple of days. >w< Was so worth it!
That's probably the best example I have of this phenomenon.
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Aku no hana
This manga alone made me go from watching 6-10 anime episodes daily to 1-2 a week.
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Parasyte
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Kaminomi.

I just had to "See the Ending"...
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Fullmetal Alchemist
Pokemon Special
Madoka Magica: The Different Story( I cried while reading this, it's that good)
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For me it was probably Suzuka and Kimi no Iru Machi. When I started reading them, I was having a ton of trouble with the arthritis in my back and couldn't sleep. I ended up reading all of Suzuka and all of the available chapters of KnIM in about four days, getting less than three hours of sleep per night. I got to the "current chapter", which at the time was in the 200's for KnIM on the day that I finally got in to the doctor's office and got some medicine to help me sleep. (I then slept most of the next two days.) In a way, it was a "perfect storm" of physical issues causing sleeplessness and interesting story to keep my mind from caring that much about the fact that I was still awake.

The well developed characters and plot twists kept me wanting to read more, even when I really hated the results of the character's decisions. I felt that the characters were better developed, and the writing a bit tighter, in the early part of KnIM compared to Suzuka, which makes sense. You would expect a writer to get better with practice, after all... I found the inability to communicate one's feelings in both stories almost too realistic, but he took it too far in the "post chapter 200" part of KnIM.

The good news for Seo-sensei fans is that Half & Half and Fuuka seem to be evidence that he is still getting better. So far I find both of them to be better than his earlier work. (Princess Lucia, too, but the fantasy setting is quite different and it occasionally devolves into full-on ecchi silliness at the expense of the story.)
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onepunch-man

even the one in its crude state.
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A few titles that are so absolutely unique, even when comparing to other mediums such as anime and movies. These titles got me addict to manga and also are some of my favorite series of all time. None have been ever adapted to another medium (anime, movie, ect) at all.

Angel Sanctuary - A shoujo masterpiece. Quite dated by now but it is an absolute epic. Highly recommended if you can stand the eye watering amount of details on each page. Don't shy away because of the shoujo tag on it, I think it can be enjoyed by both genders.

Shin Angyo Onshi - Another massive epic with amazing art and a deep and intriguing story. I am quite shocked that this was never adapted into some form of a movie or anime. Highly recommended if you like fantasy epics.

Chikan Otoko - A manga adaptation of a true story from the 2-chan BBS site. Title translates literally to 'Molester Man.' Fantastic rendition of a heartwarming story about how a misunderstanding can turn into love. Absolutely fantastic non-fiction story to read.

Onani Master Kurosawa - Drawn by the same author as Chikan Otoko. Superb story that is quite realistic. One of the best stories of redemption.

Hoshi no Samidare - Completely unique and outside-the-box action romance series. Excellent series by an excellent writer. Tons of twists and anti-hero action.

Alive: The Final Evolution - Written by the late Tadashi Kawashima. A unique shounen-action experience throughout that actually ends. The last chapter is exceptionally poignant because the author was on his deathbed while writing the final chapter. It provides a chilling insight into what the author may have been on his mind as his life was expiring. Overall the series is excellent.

Happy World - A dark-ish and absurd comedy series that is quite hard to explain. It mixes so many things together and ends up with this weird and quirky series.

Yea, these series are the reason why I got into and love reading manga. Unlike anime, there is always new and unique ideas being created in the manga universe. Manga authors are always willing to push the boundaries with new and original ideas.
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