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Posted 4/22/15

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Captainkirko wrote:

In the past, I really enjoyed Bleach but as of now, it's not one of my favorites and I just buy the volumes as they come out, out of habit.

But to say it wasn't one of my favorites at a point would be lying and there lies the problem. Where do I rate it on an all time list?

When it was at it's peak? as it is currently? IF I judge it at it's peak, am I just ignoring the bad stuff that followed?

I know it is MY favorites list but If I rated it high, I wanna be able to give a good reason on why it's on the list. To me, it's worth being on the list just because of the past memories with it but as of now, if I rate the series as a whole, I don't know what to do.


An inherent problem with any Top Favorites list is that they inevitably change over time because our tastes change or something new comes out that we like more. Just because something was on the list before doesn't mean it'll stay on the list in the future, even if you still really like it. Don't feel bad for leaving past favorites off just because of how much you *used* to like them. How you feel *now* is more important. Maybe do an honorable mention if it really bothers you so much to leave them off the list but don't feel you like them enough currently to give them an official spot on your list. And just be honest, don't try to force out "good reasons".

If you like Monster Musume more than Bleach/Naruto/OP currently, then say so, rank it higher. Favorites lists aren't set in stone. If there's a major shake-up in ranking in the future then make a new list.


You bring up some valid points, maybe I should do a top 10/20 current manga list and I think a lot of my problems would be solved.

I appreciate you taking your time and giving me a well thought out answer thanks!
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I think your forgetting one thing with YOUR top 20 list ..

and that this is YOUR top pic's... for YOUR list.

I think we have all looked at other top 10 lists or poles and thought to our selves " this person has the same tastes as me " and read the other titles on their lists ..

or had the opposite reaction .. this list sucks, they don't know whats good ( i personally wouldn't say that but I would think it )

If you publish your list of YOUR choices you will find people of like mind and will share opinions between yourselves and make new friends.

PS. just ignore the trolls
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I wouldn't put Bleach in my top 100. Bleach is just bad.

One Piece is pretty great over all but has some long boring spurts.

Naruto has some really good arcs but is kind of boring overall + it has some arcs that just drag on and on and on. Naruto has some wonderful characters though. SOME.

Honestly, there are manga out there that do what Naruto and One Piece do, but better. The only thing is they usually aren't as shonenish and definitely not as long.

Hunter x Hunter for example is much more compact, coherent, and contains less contrivances than both series do. The only thing is, HxH doesn't really follow a 'toy selling' paradigm. The characters get stronger in the sense that they can do more, and do what they have already been able to do, but better, but they don't really develop any 'new forms' or any 'flashy powers'. Also there are few recurring characters in HxH, each arc has not only new villains but new friends, and the old ones kind of don't show up for that arc, so you kind of forget about them... So basically, while OP and Naruto are great 'products', HxH is a great story.

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Posted 4/22/15 , edited 4/22/15

xxJing wrote:

I wouldn't put Bleach in my top 100. Bleach is just bad.

One Piece is pretty great over all but has some long boring spurts.

Naruto has some really good arcs but is kind of boring overall + it has some arcs that just drag on and on and on. Naruto has some wonderful characters though. SOME.

Honestly, there are manga out there that do what Naruto and One Piece do, but better. The only thing is they usually aren't as shonenish and definitely not as long.

Hunter x Hunter for example is much more compact, coherent, and contains less contrivances than both series do. The only thing is, HxH doesn't really follow a 'toy selling' paradigm. The characters get stronger in the sense that they can do more, and do what they have already been able to do, but better, but they don't really develop any 'new forms' or any 'flashy powers'. Also there are few recurring characters in HxH, each arc has not only new villains but new friends, and the old ones kind of don't show up for that arc, so you kind of forget about them... So basically, while OP and Naruto are great 'products', HxH is a great story.



I just don't wanna get into Hunter x Hunter. The constant Hiatus and the bad artwork in the recent stuff means if I get into it, it most likely will never get finished and I would get more irritated at the series than actually enjoy it.

I don't doubt the story of HxH, but the flow of the story that it most likely won't ever be finished leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I hope you can understand.
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I think your forgetting one thing with YOUR top 20 list ..

and that this is YOUR top pic's... for YOUR list.

I think we have all looked at other top 10 lists or poles and thought to our selves " this person has the same tastes as me " and read the other titles on their lists ..

or had the opposite reaction .. this list sucks, they don't know whats good ( i personally wouldn't say that but I would think it )

If you publish your list of YOUR choices you will find people of like mind and will share opinions between yourselves and make new friends.

PS. just ignore the trolls


Yeah true, you also bring up a lot of good points.

I'll eventually settle with the list, I may do a current TOP MANGA list so it would solve a bunch of my other problems.
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I prefer the Anime adaptations to those ones :/

If I had to do a top 3 based on Anime I would pick One Piece, Bleach then Naruto but it always comes down to personal taste.

If i had my own list the top 3 popular Anime/Manga would be Fairy Tail, One Piece and then Bleach as I find naruto to be so dull and Bleach has only gotten worse imo
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