frodolives668 wrote:Okay I didn't see any other threads like this, so I'm frightfully sorry if someone's posted a topic similar to this one. it is a very obvious choice after all.
Okay, maybe this isn't the best place to put this topic, but I just thought that on the off chance there might be a few other people that enjoy it as well. If you do, please let me know.
I read 'em. I also study
'em. (Taking art in college.)
Some of my favorites I'd recommend:20th Century Boys
: In the 1990s, some antichrist-y cult leader is out to destroy mankind following mysteriously the exact same scenario a bunch of kids in the late 1960s imagined during an idle hour. In fact, I'd recommend anything
by Naoki Urasawa like Yawara! Monster
or Billy Bat
: A notebook which can kill anyone whose name is written on it? A young man who plans to cleanse the earth of all criminals and become the god of a new world using the notebook? Epic.Bakuman
(same artist as Death Note
, different writer): You'll really know how manga is made and how it works, seeing it's about two boys who become manga artists King of Thorn
(Ibara no Ou
): This isn't a very-well known series (of the people I know here, only one actually has read it), but I really liked the concept and the plot: whole world becomes infected with a virus, leaving only a few survivors...but then?Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei:
A pessimistic, suicidal teacher who despairs at every single thing in the world, an extremely-optimistic-to-the-point-of-being-creepy student and a class full of well, weirdos. What could go wrong?EDIT:
Oh gosh, how could I forget Attack on Titan
? Man-eating giants (the Titans) appear out of nowhere and eat much of the world's population, forcing the survivors to (mostly) degenerate into a pseudo-medieval type of civilization. What remained of humanity barricaded themselves in a country guarded by three concentric walls thought to be impenetrable - until one day a sixty-meter Titan manages to breach the outer wall, ending the hundred years of peace that humankind enjoyed. And that's where the story begins
GlassHouse wrote:My son likes some Manga, or did, I'm not sure if he's still into it. One of his favorites was a series called One Piece which was about pirates but that's all I can tell you about it because it got seriously weird after that. I think that series was aimed more at little kids but it seems some of it is aimed more at teens and some of it seems to have a science fiction slant. Are any of the those stories any good as science fiction?
Personally, I'm not a big fan of the drawing style but maybe I'm just not the target audience.
What do yo like about it?
Manga is generally classified according to their target demographics like children's, shonen
(adolescent males), shojo
(adolescent females), seinen
(18–30 year old males), and josei
. Of course, these aren't hard-and-fast categories: for example, some shonen
series are also popular amongst females. Manga (and anime) aren't really seen as 'kids' stuff' in Japan as comics or cartoons might be in the West.
I'll admit One Piece
is one of those series which almost everyone familiar with anime and manga will know - even if they've never actually read it. (Me included.
) It's right up there with Bleach
. Incidentally, these are all shonen