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52 / M / In
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Posted 10/15/15
funny enough it was through a US comic that was done in a kind of manga style called Ninja Highschool
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I was super into Dragon Ball Z as a kid. At around the age of 13, I discovered that there was a manga. Being a big fan, I had to read 'em. Found some scans online, read the crap out of it. From the beginning of Dragon Ball to the end of Dragon Ball Z. Then, later on, I bought each volume and they now rest proudly in my bookcase. That's how I was introduced to the world of the aminays and the mangoes!
Posted 10/15/15
I had a lobotomy. Then I liked it for some reason.
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Posted 10/16/15
I got into manga for one main reason. I had been an anime fan for a while, but got tired of 12 or 24 episode series that ended so randomly. I then found out that many anime I love were based on manga's and the story was finished or continued in them. Gantz was the manga that got me into manga. And as everyone knows the book is always better than the movie.
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I wanted to continue an anime series but there were no more seasons and started reading naruto since it was ahead since then I have been reading alot of manga.
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When I was in high school I would always have to leave when my friends talked about Naruto manga. I was waiting each week for the episodes to come out and they would read the manga and be so far ahead. Even so I just felt like I rather watch anime. I started a couple months ago when I noticed that the manga app was included with my crunchy roll membership. The biggest factor was when I finished an anime I really liked I wanted to see more so I read the manga if it had one. Also each month I buy two manga books and have started my collection.
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Posted 10/17/15
At my middle school years ago I picked up the 2nd volume of the manga +anima and since then I've loved manga/anime. Also I got into manga before anime.
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Posted 10/17/15
I got into Manga when I was 18 and in the military. I was actually overseas when I read my first manga, my mother and father sent me Steel Angel Kurumi the first 3 volumes and also Cardcaptor Sakura first 5 volumes. They knew I loved anime as a kid and as a teen in high school, so they figured they should send me some Manga while I was stuck in the sand box.
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Posted 10/18/15
Back when I was in middle school, I started checking out Naruto volumes at my local library. I remember when I visited the library every week to grab six different volumes of Naruto.
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Posted 10/19/15
Rurouni Kenshin got me into it. I was so obsessed with the anime and disappointed at the way it turned out after the Shishio ark and hunted the manga down where it was based on. I bought the Japanese volumes off eBay and taught myself to read them.
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Posted 10/19/15
Been a fan of anime since I was little. There was always a group of kids at school with a volume of Naruto, Bleach or Inuyasha on hand but I didn't get into it until watching Attack on Titan and buying that first volume. Right off the bat, I loved the grittiness and that in contrast to anime, which is full of color, was instead in black & white :)

Also with every anime I watched there'd always be those people that say the manga is more in-depth. I found that to be the case with a lot of different series I've watched, most recently being Say, I Love You.

Now have a small collection that keeps on growing!
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Posted 10/19/15
I'd been amazed and fascinated by animated films since I was a child but was only familiar with what was on TV (Flintstones, Scooby Doo) or with some of the claymation stop motion stuff. I met my ex-husband in college and he was the only guy willing to go to animated films at the theater even though we weren't dating at the time and it was "Just friends." He had been collecting anime and manga for about 10 years at the time (1988) and had laserdiscs and original language manga. You had to log onto bulletin boards and download the fan translations in order to watch or read the stuff. So my intro to anime was Akira in Japanese with a dot matrix printout of the dialog. Later I realized that Kimba the White Lion, Speed Racer, and Star Blazers had also been anime, I just didn't know it watching them as a kid. He started me off with Outlanders, Ninja High School, as well as the non manga Elfquest and Tank Girl.

So one thing led to another, I started reading manga and watching anime when I could find it. Eventually my ex and I started dating and got married and joined our collections. Unfortunately 10 years later, we divorced and the court had a heck of a time dividing up over 8000 dvd's, video tapes, and laserdiscs as well as two rooms of shelves full of manga floor to ceiling.
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