What manga are you reading right now?

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Postby robersora » Tue May 30, 2017 10:45 am

Dead Dead demons de dedede destruction by Inio Asano (currently 2 volumes read)

His work is often wrought in ennui with characters who ooze such an extend of blasé in their attitudes, that it's draining every spark of hope out of me, if not enjoyed in careful doses. But they are always highly fascinating, as he is a master of capturing the crushing comfort of youthful decadence. I highly enjoyed his loosely connected vignettes he provided with What A Wonderful World. And while I was utterly lost in the high-concept proceedings of Nijigahara Holograph, emotionally it clicked and connected with me.

Enter Dedede, whose cutesy graphical execution is a big departure from his more realistic art of his other work. Fittingly so, since this time his trademark depiction of the void that is modern life is a lot brighter overall. The girls in this Manga still have their share of problems, but they also still boast enthusiasm to appreciate things, or have at least enough drive left to fake it. Of course, in real Asano fashion, the fantastical twist of aliens that might or might not invade human society is mostly confronted with apathy. For one thing, after two years facing an impalpable threat leading to live in a constant state of emergency everyone's fear is diluted and deadened, and for another, the real alienation happens inside of ourself anyways. So far, so classically Asano. Knowing Asano's other work, it's not far-fetched to assume that those looming space ships are just an externalization of inner struggles. But funnily enough, the aliens hovering over Tokyo tidbit oh so tiny chunks letting the idea creep in that this just might have an actual plot. So far, this threat just offers enough framework and external conflict that all the melancholy of the human condition is robbed of the possibility to become oppressing. All those allusions to an overall plot end up creating the illusion that not everything is totally for naught, because this time there actually might be a resolution.

I love it so far. Highly recommended.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Tue May 30, 2017 10:51 am

I'm reading The Melody Of Sorrow By AnaKris https://tapas.io/episode/378266

I apologise in advance if fan manga's are not allowed here but I think anyone who likes Yuri or Shoujo ai should read this.Because its just wonderful reading and very sweet and charming story wise the artist's artwork which is manga style is also really beautiful.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:34 pm

The Nogi Wakaba wa Yuusha de aru manga, and it's finally reached that chapter

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Every fucking day. Every single fucking day when i go out into the jukai this giant faggot just floats there and gives me this stupid look on his face. What should i do about him? Ideas?

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Postby Giji Shinka » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:09 pm

Berserk

I'm at the chapter where they meet the loli witch and fight against trolls.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:02 am

I've finished Devilman, Shin Devilman and Devilman Lady and it was a ride. Go Nagais writing style is very excentric? at times, but most of the time it doesn't detract from the overall experience.
The art is also weird at times, the anatomy of the characters can be wonky but such missteps aresuplanted by some wonderful paneling in the action scenes and other key moments, along with some more experimental moments were the art becomes very distorted.

The endings of Devilman and Lady are certain to be very divisive as they move at incredible speed and end at curious points. It'll definitely not satisfy everybody, but I enjoyed them.

I find it a hard series to recommend, but it's such a unique experience that I fell that it's worth at least a shot.

Made in Abyss: I'm not going to lie, the reason I decided to read the manga was because I heard the manga was going to censor loli nipples and that is unacceptable. Anyway, as the episodes that are out of the anime show, the source material is of excellent quality, and seems to get better with every chapter, with some fans being saddened by the fact the anime won't reach the (so far) best arc in the manga.

Unless lolis and shotas getting naked and abused turns you off, you should give this one a chance.
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Postby MuscleRobo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:37 am

So I'm 90 Chapters into Zetman and I hate to say this but I think this is the first time Masakazu Katsura has done me wrong. I love Masakazu Katsura, a lot, but this manga has been insane. It was a series of randomly intercut time skips and characters until around Chapter 85, seriously. This really is Katsura's take on Inazuman or perhaps even Wolverine, he's a pretty big fan of western comics, but it seems he's had too many ideas for way too long and they're all piling out too quickly. I know I should finish a manga before I pass judgement on it but it was getting so over the top silly that I put it down for about a month and am just starting to read it again. I try to finish any finished manga I start so I'll power through this eventually but I'm already wishing I could start reading my Transformers comics instead.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:01 am

Lily Love
http://manganel.com/manga/lily_love
Another shoujo ai one but this is really good because its funny in places I also like the creators sot of shifts from the normal narrative and takes it in a slightly different direction to most manga's of this type and doesn't go with all parents are happy about having gay children as it felt more realistic. It also has some moments where its just really awkward between the main characters and helps in the story telling.
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Postby imprimatur13 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:53 am

Well, just read the FLCL manga omnibus. It's short (one sitting), but good story. One issue: If you're not familiar with the manga's artstyle, it's kinda like this:
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Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it can make the fast-paced action scenes very confusing, as half the time I had no idea what was happening there. That's only in the robot fights, though; outside of that, I enjoyed!
There's also a bonus story at the end, which is a dramatization of the adaptation process of the anime into manga form. And a pictorially told omake of the manga. Kinda interesting, but a bit thick. That is, I couldn't really get it on first read.
I'd rate it a 8/10.

Currently reading the Azumanga Daioh manga omnibus (I love omnibi. I hate having to spend money on multiple volumes of a series). This is funny :). I love it. I read Nichijou recently, and Nichijou feels kind of like a deconstruction of AD in retrospect. However, I prefer the original. Just beautiful humor.

(Due to my Eva-geekiness, I've been automatically fitting AD's characters into Eva molds (no matter how little it makes sense). Currently:

Yukari-sensei = Misato (terrible driving, laid-back, easily gets emotional, Misato actually WAS a very Yukari-like teacher in EoTV''s AU)
Kurosawa-sensei = Ritsuko (basically the opposite of Yukari, and plays a Ritsuko-like role in their relationship. Cooler head, more mature, etc.)
Osaka = Shinji (kind of shy, I guess?)
Tomo = Asuka (competitive, energetic, mischievous)
Yomi = Kensuke (glasses?)
Sakaki = Kaworu (because of her love for kittens :shifty:)
Chiyo = Rei ("Wonder-girl" and all that))

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Postby Joseki » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:47 am

I'm reading Prison School because of the famous "Ass or boobs?" scene, I was expecting a light hearted comedy about school but I've got great characters and emotional moments instead. It's really strange to laugh a lot with stupid tits jokes and then feel your heart racing for the characters. It's a very good romantic comedy.
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Postby Zeruss » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:56 am

I caved and finished reading one that has been "discreetly" recommended to me a lot (which isn't usually a good sign), My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness.

It's... it's mainly what the title says: an autobiographical manga that deals in part with depression, food disorders, self-harm, self-care, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, unemployment, anxiety, getting old, adulthood, gender and sexuality--The whole thing, eh.

I've been trying to read it by bits, because it makes my stomach turn and want to vomit and makes me want to cry pathetically every few pages (I almost called a friend at 2am to ask for their company because I got some intrusive thoughts going on, but that is absolutely ridiculous behaviour coming from and adult like me! Can you imagine?! HAHAHAHa... ha.. ah... I managed alone); the first chapters... they remind me of myself so much, it's disgusting. I've not felt this naked and vulnerable since I read Punpun, and that was another rollercoaster of constant heart-wrenching emotional pain via personal empathy, and perhaps the worst I've felt in my entire life while consuming a piece of media. Well, that and this. I hate you, Punpun. (not really, I love you; take care)

Anyways, it was quite the ride for me.
Give it a look, it's sorta quirky, brutally honest, and funny at times--I highly recommended it (also not a good sign).

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