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Been a anime lover and watcher since age 7 have seen over 150 series by now and own about 300 yes i know big backlog. But for the first time my city has a store that sells manga so i want to know some suggestions for a great manga that would be enjoyable
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what are you looking for? Genre? Your taste.
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GreenTheJoker wrote:

Been a anime lover and watcher since age 7 have seen over 150 series by now and own about 300 yes i know big backlog. But for the first time my city has a store that sells manga so i want to know some suggestions for a great manga that would be enjoyable


I've moved this over to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum. As dreamingreality says, it will be easier for folks to make useful recommendations if you offer more information about the kind of things you like.
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A few suggestions that I've recently started and have been enjoying include:
Hirunaka no Ryuusei (shoujo)
ReLIFE (school life, slice of life, seinen)
Bungo Stray Dogs (supernatural, mystery, seinen)
Cheese in the Trap (comedy, romance, josei, slice of life, school life)
Reimei no Arcana (fantasy, romance, shoujo)
Hot Gimmick (comedy, drama, romance, shoujo)

I've read 200+ at this point so if there are any specific genres you're interested in I could probably point you in the right direction.

If you're not into shoujo check out Bungo Stray Dogs from the above list for sure.

You can use Mangareader's advanced search to refine your results to specific genres/premises. Also looking through the "recently updated" section broadens your horizons a bit.
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Here are some of my personal favorites (I tend to like Romantic Comedies more than anything)

Relatively Clean:
- A Silent Voice (Shounen Romance/Drama)
- SA: Special A (Shoujo Romantic Comedy)
- Ah My Goddess (Seinen Romantic Comedy)
- Bunny Drop, Vols 1-4 (Josei Slice of Life)
- Aishiteruze Baby (Josei Romantic Comedy/Slice of Life)
- The World God Only Knows (Shounen Romantic Comedy)
- Angel Densetsu (Shounen Fighting/Romantic Comedy)

And on the more ecchi side of things: (from least to most)
- Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (Shounen Romantic Comedy)
- Love Hina (Shounen Romantic Comedy/Harem)
- Mayo Chiki (Shounen Romantic Comedy/Harem)
- Umi no Misaki (Seinen Romance/Drama/Harem)
- Hen Koi: After School Diary (Seinen Romantic Comedy)
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Others have said it, but it really depends on what you like. I'd start by going for stuff where you already like the anime - checking into the manga version of a favorite anime is the easiest way I find to get into manga. That's how I first got into manga years ago. Then you can branch out based on your favorite genre or recommendations from others.

If you're looking to just dive into something immediately - might I recommend the Cowboy Bebop manga. It's a.) only 3 volumes; b.) a great read; c.) was made after the anime series, so it's merely based on the already existing characters; and d.) has no overall story to focus on & is more a small series of stories, so is easy to digest and follow. That said, watch out for Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star. Not that it's bad, it's just an entire retelling of the story of Cowboy Bebop with the characters being completely different than they are in the series.
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Read the manga to an anime series you really enjoy.

For me I kind of got into manga through Berserk when the original anime series aired.

However, I have officially gotten really into manga after reading Tokyo Ghoul when I finished watching the first series.
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Personally i enjoy many genres. Fantasy Sci Fi Mystery Horror Drama. To name a few got some good ideas off here already.
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Okay, so here are a few that you definitely have to read (they're kinda long, Hellsing is the shortest at 10 volumes... :/):

Fullmetal Alchemist (Was a manga before it became an anime and Brotherhood follows the manga quite closely, but the manga does have more on the earlier parts that anime rushes through. Fantasy, Action)
Basara (Apparently the anime of this ended on an unfinished note, but otherwise followed the manga closely. Also, older art style. Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama)
Hellsing (Manga before anime, though apparently Hellsing Ultimate follows the manga quite closely not sure. Supernatural, Horror)

Here are links to MangaUpdates's advanced genre search and tag dictionary where you can easily look up genres or tags of manga you may want to read. I suggest using the "Adapted into Anime" tag to help you look for manga that have been adapted into anime if you want to go that route.

Oh, and all my suggested manga are published/licensed in English so you can definitely get them at the bookstore, maybe, since they are slightly old.
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