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Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 17 2009, 05:40 PM
Alright, as most of you know, the economy's pretty bad, and plenty of businesses are closing down (GM). Well, several months ago, one of those was my closest bookstore/comics.

For a time, I had to drive pretty far to get my daily shot of Marvel.

Luckily, the store has recently reopened. I, eagerly went there on one of its first few days of opening.

BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY COMIC BOOKS?!

I desperately searched through the store, until I was finally forced to ask the cashier. She pointed to the far right, then returned to her magazine.

Once I got to the spot, I found......

MANGA?!

Yes. No comics, instead Japanese books that were printed backwards (I saw the ending to most books just by opening them).

Saddened, but also in need of a good read, I skim through a few books, but soon become terribly dissapointed. Cyborg 009, or something wasn't all that good (despite having a TV Show). Neither was this one about street gangs, or something.

So, now I ask you. What Manga do you reccomend to a person who's never read Manga, and has constant problems remembering the book's printed backwards?

Note: Just so you know, I like my books with plenty of action, maybe a little humor/romance.

Posted by: Pseudonym Jun 18 2009, 12:34 AM
Hellsing
FMA
Death Note

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 18 2009, 03:19 AM
What's Death Note?

I've heard a lot about it, but know nothing.

Except that there's a guy named L....

Posted by: Pseudonym Jun 18 2009, 05:39 PM
Death Note is win.

Posted by: Jailer411 Jun 18 2009, 07:26 PM
QUOTE (Pseudonym @ Jun 18 2009, 11:39 AM)
Death Note is win.

Yes.

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 18 2009, 11:07 PM
QUOTE (Jailer411 @ Jun 18 2009, 07:26 PM)
Yes.

What's it about?

Heroes? Action? Smart guys? Conspiracy? World Domination? Robots?!
What?!!

Posted by: nicker Jun 18 2009, 11:28 PM
Neko Majin
DB
One Piece.
Naruto.

Posted by: Bassetman Jun 19 2009, 01:08 AM
I second FMA.

(Fullmetal Alchemist)

Also, start with the popular ones. The Big Three (Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach). And maybe plus Dragonball or Dragonball Z.

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 19 2009, 02:01 AM
QUOTE (Bassetman @ Jun 19 2009, 01:08 AM)
I second FMA.

(Fullmetal Alchemist)

Also, start with the popular ones. The Big Three (Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach). And maybe plus Dragonball or Dragonball Z.

Thanks (To all of you, not just Bass)
smile.gif

Posted by: Shadow Fenrir Jun 19 2009, 01:24 PM
Don't forget Black Cat, that was an awesome read.

Death Note is about Shinigamis and a guy who wants to change the world, that's all you need to know Marv, L's that guy's rival and enemy...its good read.

If you start to read Naruto, no doubt you'll like Jirayia and Kakashi, biggrin.gif.

Saiyuki! You'll like this, its about four people that journey to save the world type of deal, its like that old western tale, I think. Son Goku (The Monkey King) and a few others are in it. Lottsa of demons and hocus pocus.

Here, if you wish to read a few of these things for free, go to www.ourmanga.com

You should read Witchblade... cool.gif awesome drawings (you'll see why if you do read them...tongue.gif)

Oh yeah, there's another series I'm reading, its short, up to seven volumes but they're thick, its called KAMI-KAZE. its a good read, demons, mystical swords, magical human races...read it.

Posted by: Darkender Jun 19 2009, 02:16 PM
I say there is no good manga.


Posted by: Bassetman Jun 19 2009, 02:46 PM
Oh, and for the Big Three, you may have to stick with'em a bit before things start to get epic.

Though I've heard people who think differently. happy.gif

Posted by: treacherous Jun 19 2009, 09:18 PM
If you are into action/adventure/love/drama and like samurai or kenshi (swordfighters), then you should read...

Blade of the Immortal
Vagabond (the story of Miyamoto Musashi--the legendary sword saint)
and baddest badass to ever bless the pages of Manga, Ogami Itto in Lone Wolf and Cub

and Deathnote is good. Just read it.

and last, everybody knows I love Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventures, however it's hard to find.

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 19 2009, 10:20 PM
QUOTE (Darkender @ Jun 19 2009, 02:16 PM)
I say there is no good manga.

happy.gif I used to think that too....

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 19 2009, 10:30 PM
QUOTE (Shadow Fenrir @ Jun 19 2009, 01:24 PM)
Don't forget Black Cat, that was an awesome read.

Death Note is about Shinigamis and a guy who wants to change the world, that's all you need to know Marv, L's that guy's rival and enemy...its good read.

If you start to read Naruto, no doubt you'll like Jirayia and Kakashi, biggrin.gif.

Saiyuki! You'll like this, its about four people that journey to save the world type of deal, its like that old western tale, I think. Son Goku (The Monkey King) and a few others are in it. Lottsa of demons and hocus pocus.

Here, if you wish to read a few of these things for free, go to www.ourmanga.com

You should read Witchblade... cool.gif awesome drawings (you'll see why if you do read them...tongue.gif)

Oh yeah, there's another series I'm reading, its short, up to seven volumes but they're thick, its called KAMI-KAZE. its a good read, demons, mystical swords, magical human races...read it.

My small bookstore doesn't have Deathnote.

Or Dragon Ball Z.
Or Naruto.
Or One Piece.

Only Rave Master, Cyborg 009, etc.

Still, I'll look for all those everyone mentioned. (Specially Witchblade biggrin.gif hehe...)

Note: Found an interesting one (Planet Blood). Read the first one, got hooked, then found out that THEY ONLY HAD THE FIRST ONE?! I was very dissapointed.

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 19 2009, 10:34 PM
QUOTE (Bassetman @ Jun 19 2009, 02:46 PM)
Oh, and for the Big Three, you may have to stick with'em a bit before things start to get epic.

Though I've heard people who think differently. happy.gif

I watched a bit of One Piece/Naruto, and I liked them. I stopped for a bit, and when I tried watching the anime again, I was completely lost! sad.gif

Posted by: treacherous Jun 20 2009, 03:18 PM
Your small bookstore sucks. I bet they will special order books for you. Try asking.

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 22 2009, 03:09 AM
QUOTE (treacherous @ Jun 20 2009, 03:18 PM)
Your small bookstore sucks. I bet they will special order books for you. Try asking.

So true.

Still, it's the only one anywhere near me. I have to drive to the nearest Barnes & Noble/Books a Million for better books.

Posted by: hellbentnow Jun 22 2009, 09:25 PM
Rave Master is really good. Try heading over to http://www.onemanga.com and use the search, good chance you would find something you like.

Posted by: The Last Technomancer Jun 22 2009, 09:28 PM
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Jun 17 2009, 12:40 PM)
Alright, as most of you know, the economy's pretty bad, and plenty of businesses are closing down (GM). Well, several months ago, one of those was my closest bookstore/comics.

For a time, I had to drive pretty far to get my daily shot of Marvel.

Luckily, the store has recently reopened. I, eagerly went there on one of its first few days of opening.

BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY COMIC BOOKS?!

I desperately searched through the store, until I was finally forced to ask the cashier. She pointed to the far right, then returned to her magazine.

Once I got to the spot, I found......

MANGA?!

Yes. No comics, instead Japanese books that were printed backwards (I saw the ending to most books just by opening them).

Saddened, but also in need of a good read, I skim through a few books, but soon become terribly dissapointed. Cyborg 009, or something wasn't all that good (despite having a TV Show). Neither was this one about street gangs, or something.

So, now I ask you. What Manga do you reccomend to a person who's never read Manga, and has constant problems remembering the book's printed backwards?

Note: Just so you know, I like my books with plenty of action, maybe a little humor/romance.

You actually read the manga backwards. blink.gif laugh.gif They put notices in the back of it soy don't do that and they put a summary blurb on the back like you would see on hard back novels. laugh.gif You FAIL!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Sorry I had to say it. You could start with Dragonball (original) or DBZ. Naruto a good choice. Yugioh isn't bad or Yu Yu Hakusho. One Piece would be good too.

Posted by: Jailer411 Jun 22 2009, 09:34 PM
QUOTE (hellbentnow @ Jun 22 2009, 03:25 PM)
Rave Master is really good.  Try heading over to http://www.onemanga.com  and  use the search, good chance you would find something you like.

http://mangavolume.com//

Manga Volume owns One Manga.

Posted by: hellbentnow Jun 22 2009, 09:41 PM
QUOTE (Jailer411 @ Jun 22 2009, 05:34 PM)
http://mangavolume.com//

Manga Volume owns One Manga.

I know but i prefer Onemanga

Posted by: Marvel Man Jun 23 2009, 01:42 AM
QUOTE (The Last Technomancer @ Jun 22 2009, 09:28 PM)
QUOTE (Marvel Man @ Jun 17 2009, 12:40 PM)
Alright, as most of you know, the economy's pretty bad, and plenty of businesses are closing down (GM). Well, several months ago, one of those was my closest bookstore/comics.

For a time, I had to drive pretty far to get my daily shot of Marvel.

Luckily, the store has recently reopened. I, eagerly went there on one of its first few days of opening.

BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY COMIC BOOKS?!

I desperately searched through the store, until I was finally forced to ask the cashier. She pointed to the far right, then returned to her magazine.

Once I got to the spot, I found......

MANGA?!

Yes. No comics, instead Japanese books that were printed backwards (I saw the ending to most books just by opening them).

Saddened, but also in need of a good read, I skim through a few books, but soon become terribly dissapointed. Cyborg 009, or something wasn't all that good (despite having a TV Show). Neither was this one about street gangs, or something.

So, now I ask you. What Manga do you reccomend to a person who's never read Manga, and has constant problems remembering the book's printed backwards?

Note: Just so you know, I like my books with plenty of action, maybe a little humor/romance.

You actually read the manga backwards. blink.gif laugh.gif They put notices in the back of it soy don't do that and they put a summary blurb on the back like you would see on hard back novels. laugh.gif You FAIL!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Sorry I had to say it. You could start with Dragonball (original) or DBZ. Naruto a good choice. Yugioh isn't bad or Yu Yu Hakusho. One Piece would be good too.

Haha..... dry.gif

I wasn't expecting it.....

Japanese writing....

Note: Even after I got it, it was pretty hard to read panel to panel...

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