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First and current favorite manga...and why.

Post by Windallion » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:35 pm

Greets everyone!

Ok, no hedging, no complaining, no rationalizing (like: well I like this for this reason and that for a completely different reason)…I want your first favorite manga, and your current favorite manga. Then tell me why they were/are your favorite.

So for the mathematically impaired…that is TWO titles (or just one if your first and current are the same). Not three because you just can’t pair it down…two. Your first and your current favorite. Simple, yes?

First favorite: Oh My Goddess! I just fell in love with the artwork. I picked up pretty early in the American run from Dark Horse, so it was still being flipped, but it was also late enough in the run to have all the characters worked out. I couldn’t get enough of it. Still a big source of eye candy for me, but I am SO ready for the story to go somewhere.

Current favorite: Dance in the Vampire Bund. Yup, I’m so into this title right now that the wait between volumes is almost physically painful. While I like the artwork a great deal, it’s the story that really has a hook in me. I love books that are more than they appear to be on the surface, and this one has fit that bill so far.

So now it’s your turn to dish.

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Re: First and current favorite manga...and why.

Post by Ryokosha » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:44 am

First favorite: Love Hina there was something about the story and artwork which I had not seen before which drew me in and kept me eagerly waiting the next volume.

Current favorite: This one is a lot harder but I would have to say Pig Bride there is a certain innocence about the story which is hard to describe. (not manga as it is manhwa I know and in that way leaves my favorite manga open to many possible choices)
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Post by CMB » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:01 am

My first was Space Pirate Capt. Harlock. As to my current favorite that is a hard one to answer. Just for now I will say Vagabond, as I love the way the story is turning at this time.

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Post by Parallax » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:37 am

"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" is my current favorite manga, "Area 88" was my first contact with manga. Among others. :-B

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Post by yiraheerai » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:33 am

Fruits Basket.

Saiyuki's a very close second.
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Post by sanzo » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:45 am

First? It was either Love Hina or Saiyuki

Favorite? It's between Yotsuba&! and Bunny Drop
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Re: First and current favorite manga...and why.

Post by Azrael » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:27 am

I have watched anime for a very long time, but mostly for extreme lack of availability, I came to manga very late.

My first manga purchase was a several volume grab of Ranma 1/2, Berserk, Bleach, and Rurouni Kenshin as I recall. It has rapidly expanded from there. Picked up Ranma because I always enjoyed Takahashi's stuff and I think this one is my favourite. Berserk because I saw the anime and wanted to find out just what the Hell happened since it looks like they are never continuing the series. :ymtongue: And the other two for much the same reasons.

Can't really come up with a clear favourite though.
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Post by Tenjen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:34 am

My first real mangas were love hina and chobbits. the current mangas iam following are Kodomo no jikan (for the characters and plot i swear!) and fairy tales.

I wanted to follow tsubasa chronicles but it's gotten a bit...convulated at a point. I'll go back later.

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Re: First and current favorite manga...and why.

Post by sanzo » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:35 am

Tenjen wrote: the current mangas iam following are Kodomo no jikan (for the characters and plot i swear!)
And saying that makes no one suspicious that's the real reason :p
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Post by TellusEidolon » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:44 pm

Tenjen wrote:My first real mangas were love hina and chobbits. the current mangas iam following are Kodomo no jikan (for the characters and plot i swear!)
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Post by yiraheerai » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:05 pm

I forgot to post my first one: Sailor Moon, back when Tokyopop was mirroring images to make them in a western style.
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Re: First and current favorite manga...and why.

Post by FedeII » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:32 am

My first favourite was Blame. I had already read some mangas, but none of them ever beat my best books (i've always been a voracious reader), except maybe for a draw got by the first...say ten volumes of Naruto, until i read Blame!. That really made an impression. The art was amazing, the building magnitude, volume, complexity (Nihei is an architect) created an obscure, oppressive atmosphere. Very few dialogues, but there was a sense of travel, of necessity, of hope that i really liked.
Current favourite is 20th Century Boys. Actually, i love and hate it. The first half (some after the New year's eve) is a true masterpiece: very very rarely i've seen better plot, characterization and mistery atmosphere. There are so many themes, a lot of spontaneous question, both a sense of power and melancholy, and it's original, at least in relation with the average jump manga (which still are often very enjoyable, don't misunderstand!).......but then! the second half (actually, more like the last 2/5) . Argh. I think the author got a bit lazy and didn't study back to his creation, because this part is a lot inferior to its previous. Too many question stay unanswered or hastily (and so badly) resolved. Let's be clear, 20th century boys is still a manga much higher than average, but not the masterpiece it could have been. A pity. [the actual ending of 20th is in 21th century boys, i consider them one manga].
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Post by sossossos » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:19 am

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Post by Big D » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:56 pm

First one I really got into was either Urusei Yatsura or Ranma. Possibly Battle Angel Alita. Look, it was a while ago,ok?

Current favourite - Girls of the Wild's
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Post by TellusEidolon » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:24 am

First manga i read was Dragon Ball (literally the first manga that came to Denmark, we got anime/manga really late. It was about 2000-2001 i think.) and then Ranma ½.

Current manga i'm reading...uhm... *looks at the huge stack of unread mangas* Samurei Deeper Kyo, Naruto, Gravitation, Yu-gi-oh, Vampire Game, Magic Knight Rayearth and Inu Yasha.
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