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Manga for an 8 yr old first time reader

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Posted 11/27/18 , edited 14 days ago
I'm thinking about buying a manga for my daughter for X-Mas. She's 8 and a great reader.

So I want to introduce her to manga. I think she would really like it. I have manga but stuff she wouldn't like or inappropriate for her. She watches a bunch of anime already, One Piece, Naruto, Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, Little Witch, Non Non Biyori etc. Recently she started watching Pokemon. And she's a pretty typical girl, she likes mermaids, unicorns, and.... narwhals...

I was thinking a magical girl kinda book. She loves cute bubbly anime girls and likes drawing them. But anything you think an 8 year old girl would like. I'm open for all kinds of suggestions. Thanks CR buddies.
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Posted 11/27/18 , edited 26 days ago
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (Teasing Master Takagi-san) manga is great for kids, and it is something they could relate to. Yen Press published the first 2 volumes of the manga in english earlier this year.

Next is Sailor Moon. That manga is timeless.

Cardcaptor Sakura is also brilliant and is considered one of the best young girl manga of all time.

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Posted 11/27/18 , edited 11/27/18
as a general rule of thumb, series from Ciao, Nakayoshi and Ribbon are safe given their main target audience.
(though they can get dark at times. the last few pages of kira kira precure vol 1 was surprisingly dark)

https://ciao.shogakukan.co.jp
http://nakayosi.kodansha.co.jp
http://ribon.shueisha.co.jp

as for really cute girl manga...cant go wrong with the pripara manga
the manga is kinda old by now, but they are a great read, and any pripara fan will love them. (the manga also comes with a card collectible). theres also aikatsu: secret story....although its best read after being caught up with the main series.

im reading ゲキカワ ...which is a fashion theme shoujo manga by Yabuuchi Yuu (やぶうち 優) . if your kid is into fashion, she might like the series. (the mangaka received an award for her series Naisho no Tsubomi, so it might be worth a look as well).

edit: from what ive read, Sailor Moon has quite a few dark and psychological moments
https://www.thegalaxycauldronforums.com/t600-the-darker-aspects-of-sailor-moon
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Posted 11/27/18 , edited 15 days ago
Thanks guys. I'll look into those.

She watched Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor. I kinda want to get her something she hasn't seen in anime form, something new.
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Posted 11/27/18 , edited 19 days ago
go with the classics girls that age love a good shoujo / adventure. almost all of these are animes as well so you could watch them together if need be after she finishes reading the series . its not an any particular order though but there all great.


Mew Mew Power (magical girl)

Fruit Basket (zodiac animals )

Matsuri special

Kodocha ( main character is 11 yrs old)

Gakuen Alice (main character is 10yrs old)

Magical DoReMi ( magical group of girl witches )

Sugar Sugar Rune ( magical group of girl witches )

Marmalade Boy

Boys over Flowers

Hana Kimi

Full Moon o Sagashite (singing)

The Wallflower

Glass Mask

Cardcaptor (magic)

Lovely Complex

Bokura ga Ita

Ultra Maniac

Strobe Edge

Hana to Akuma

Pita-Ten (magical as well if i remember correctly)

theres a ton but those were the ones i could think of off the top of my head at the moment just the right amount of adventure with a mild taste of romance.





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Posted 11/27/18 , edited 11/28/18
She really hasn't shown an interest in romance

Books like "Fruit Basket" isn't her thing right now. Maybe in a couple years. Looking more for "cute girls action" stuff.

But she did like Non Non Biyori so anything goes. Just not to heavy on romance at this point.
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Posted 11/28/18 , edited 11/28/18

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Recently she started watching Pokemon.



So I didn't have a great idea at first. I simply went to Amazon and typed in Manga, scrolling until I found something that might work(of if i gave up)



I was amazed to find the Pokemon Adventures manga, a set of 7 volumes, for $26.


A. It's Pokemon, the original Pokemon manga in fact. It's as classic a Pokemon manga. It follows the same story as the original games and anime, with it's own twists and turns. It's really solid and I enjoy it myself. I don't think you can really go wrong in the content.


B. It's CHEAP. 7 volumes for $26? Like, this is Manga we're talking about. They're like $10 a volume. That's a lot of content! Nothing is more annoying than getting 1-3 volumes of a Manga only to realize you've read all of them before Christmas day is over. It's more bang for your buck here.


C. You can go forward from here. If she does like it, you can get the follow up Manga Pokemon Adventures Gold, which...as you might assume, tells the story of the second generation of Pokemon games. I think the manga continues up to the current day, which....that's a whole lot of Manga and story. She can then branch out into the Pokemon games and anime and MOVIES! We have Detective Pikachu coming out next year too!




There are a whole lot of options here, I just saw this one and think it might be a really good one. Great if she likes it, she can take the fandom and run with it, making Christmas next year easier. If she doesn't, it's not a big deal.
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Posted 11/28/18 , edited 11/28/18
Thanks for the heads up on the Pokemon manga. Looking into some of your suggestions guys and gals

I think when I have time I'll head over to my local book store and just browse. Maybe something will catch m eye.
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Posted 11/28/18 , edited 11/28/18
If you can find it, Peach Fuzz is a really cute manga. It's only three volumes, and is about the relationship between a young girl and a ferret who believes herself to be a princess.
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle is a good manga
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Posted 11/28/18 , edited 8 days ago
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Posted 11/28/18 , edited 12/11/18
Chi's Sweet Home is always an excellent choice for young readers, as is Azumanga Daioh. I would also recommend Laid-Back Camp, Flying Witch, and Hakumai & Mikochi. For something with a bit more maturity, I'd say get her started on The Ancient Magus' Bride.
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Posted 11/28/18 , edited 11/28/18
from what i recall, pokemon manga is surprisingly dark as welll in some scenes - different from the anime.
there was a scene that arbok was chasing ash...but somewhere down the line it gets chopped, and the manga shows the bare meat of Arboks dead body. if my memory is correct it also showed pokemon zombies. nothing too "graphic", but far from "cute girls" type manga

technically not a manga per see (that is, not a collected volume), but
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yw4q3PiWBVQ
https://ciao.shogakukan.co.jp/jigou/
Ciao magazine often comes with exclusive goods for girls, which she might like.
the manga inside are aimed at her age up to younger teens. notable series featured include:
プリプリちぃちゃん!!, アイカツフレンズ!, キラッとプリ☆チャン, ゲキカワデビル、and a few others.
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Posted 11/29/18 , edited 11/30/18
Having read Non Non Biyori and enjoying it a lot, I would definitely recommend Barakamon. It has a similar setting, and a similar kind of comedy (if I remember correctly).I would also recommend Love Live!, though it does have some romance. (Not for a Christmas present, as there is no manga, and the anime is on CR.)
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