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    I started up Golden Kamuy and i'm loving the manga so far.
    I didn't actually know it was this violent but damn if Man Gets Face Torn Off By Bear And Then Kills Bear Anyway isn't some cool shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakonosolo View Post
    I've been looking for a mecha manga to read recently too and most of what I found aren't completely translated, if translated at all. It sucks, especially since those that have anime adaptations or anime entries in the series have them translated but still not the manga.
    Planet with could be good mecha series for you if you like Satoshi's series (I'm a big fan). The storyboard is a 1000 pages draft drawn by him. Here you can find more info about the series:https://manga.tokyo/news/satoshi-miz...ed-for-summer/


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    I finally finished my read through of Assassination Classroom. Awesome, awesome series that sadly doesn't seem to get the credit or attention it deserves.

    Well...okay, that's not to say it's perfect, but still a very creative and emotional series that I would probably rank among the best I've ever read (not that I've read a WHOLE lot of manga, granted).

    Random observations (spoilers included):

    Spoiler:
    -The assassination stuff is cool and all, but I think the stuff with Class E fighting against the oppressive school system was the best part of the manga. Hell, that alone could have been the basis for a series.

    -That said, even after the school stuff was resolved (about 2/3 of the way through) the stuff after that was really great too, especially Kayano's reveal and Koro sensei's backstory.

    -That also said, going into space was probably the dumbest part of the whole manga. That was just a bit too...out there (no pun intended). Hell, even that whole conflict is kinda nonsensical since they try to find a way to save Koro sensei, but then just...go back to trying to kill him? ...I don't get you Class E.

    -A shame none of the romances (aside from Karasuma and Irina) ever cemented into anything final, but eh, they're still college kids by the end of the series. They've got time.

    -Also a shame that Koro sensei never used his Absolute Defense Form again. It just felt like something that should have been used again at least once.

    -God, this manga's use of metaphorical imagery is just extraordinary, if not sometimes a little confusing, but that might just be me being an ignorant American.

    -Between this and MHA, I was really initially turned off by the idea of introducing a whole classroom of students with the false promise of becoming connected to each of them. But both cases proved me wrong as, while it's true that not all the students become fully fleshed out deep characters, you still get a sense of who they all are over time and you can remember most if not all them by the end of the series (almost like a real classroom)

    -I also read that bonus one-shot at the end of Volume 21. While the designs are really creative...yeah, I can kinda see why it wasn't picked up for a series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobodyman View Post
    I finally finished my read through of Assassination Classroom. Awesome, awesome series that sadly doesn't seem to get the credit or attention it deserves.

    Well...okay, that's not to say it's perfect, but still a very creative and emotional series that I would probably rank among the best I've ever read (not that I've read a WHOLE lot of manga, granted).

    Random observations (spoilers included):

    Spoiler:
    -The assassination stuff is cool and all, but I think the stuff with Class E fighting against the oppressive school system was the best part of the manga. Hell, that alone could have been the basis for a series.

    -That said, even after the school stuff was resolved (about 2/3 of the way through) the stuff after that was really great too, especially Kayano's reveal and Koro sensei's backstory.

    -That also said, going into space was probably the dumbest part of the whole manga. That was just a bit too...out there (no pun intended). Hell, even that whole conflict is kinda nonsensical since they try to find a way to save Koro sensei, but then just...go back to trying to kill him? ...I don't get you Class E.

    -A shame none of the romances (aside from Karasuma and Irina) ever cemented into anything final, but eh, they're still college kids by the end of the series. They've got time.

    -Also a shame that Koro sensei never used his Absolute Defense Form again. It just felt like something that should have been used again at least once.

    -God, this manga's use of metaphorical imagery is just extraordinary, if not sometimes a little confusing, but that might just be me being an ignorant American.

    -Between this and MHA, I was really initially turned off by the idea of introducing a whole classroom of students with the false promise of becoming connected to each of them. But both cases proved me wrong as, while it's true that not all the students become fully fleshed out deep characters, you still get a sense of who they all are over time and you can remember most if not all them by the end of the series (almost like a real classroom)

    -I also read that bonus one-shot at the end of Volume 21. While the designs are really creative...yeah, I can kinda see why it wasn't picked up for a series.
    If you enjoyed assclass for creative design and its metaphors then Matsuis previous work is an absolute must read. While i really enjoyed assclass personally i find it falters in front of Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, it amps up the creativity to eleven even the cover pages are creative as hell.
    Spoiler:


    It's my absolute favourite series and i can't wait for his next work to appear.


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    Just read The Waking Man by Taniguchi Jiro. It's 18 short stories (or portraits) of a waking man and the events he lives on his walks. It's a relly beautiful slice of life, I'd say, focused in the spiritual practice of being in the here and now.

    I also read The Magic Montain by the same author. A short story about two children and a talking magical salamander. Like in the first one also in this one the author knows how to portray a spiritual living world in the middle of contemporary society. Really nice author for people who likes spiritualism. It also reminded me of Ashinano Hitoshi's works which revolve around similar topics.


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    I binge read Innocent:Rouge & caught up to the latest translated volume. (I made a mistake & read the sequel first. Will have to read backwards now.lol)
    This series is really weird. It's like I'm on an acid trip but yet I want to keep reading it.
    The art is just amazing...It's so incredibly detailed & beautiful. The characters, costumes, scenery etc. I don't even want to imagine the amount of time spent drawing some of the panels. It's easily my favourite aspect of the series & the reason why I decide to read it.
    Though I'm not really a fan of almost everyone looking like bishounen/bishojo.


    The nudity, sex, violence & gore is kinda off putting. But it does set the tone of the series well & it's at a tolerable level...
    Spoiler:
    In the first few chapters, our main character's son have to help in the execution of a 12 years old girl who killed her rapist husband....
    Definitely knew what I was getting into then. lol

    I'm not well versed in the French revolution at all. So, I can't really comment on the historical accuracy of it. I know there are definitely some creative changes to it. One of the main character may not even exist in real life.

    I need to catch up the original series first before I can comment on the characters.
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    So we're going down this rabbit hole again.

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    Now i am readind Babel2 by Mitseru Yokoyama. Have finished Mars and his giant robo Manga, i realy admire this kind of sci fi....next i will try on his history stuff (Sangokushi).
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    Getting back into reading Phoenix. It's seriously really amazing. Want to finish it before starting Dorohedoro, which is apparently ending soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakonosolo View Post
    Getting back into reading Phoenix. It's seriously really amazing. Want to finish it before starting Dorohedoro, which is apparently ending soon.
    it's 2 years (maybe more) since Dorohedoro is ending soon :-)
    But I certainly won't stop you reading it. It's extremelly good

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    They announced that there's only 3 chapters left in it but apparently they've done this before so who knows. At the very least even if it goes on longer than 3 chapters from now, as long as it does end fairly soon it'll probably be over by the time I catch up.

    Edit: Started reading Dorohedoro. It's got a really cool aesthetic. I knew about it a little bit but it's a lot more obvious when actually reading it. The art's a little sketchy but it fits still.
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    It's been many years since I last reread Shin Angyo Onshi, my favorite manga along with Steel Ball Run and One Piece, and I finally got at it again.
    It's been a very good experience revisiting it after so long, surprisingly (despite the fact this is probably like the 5th time I am reading it) there are a lot of things I forgot, and I am being particularly surprised with the main character - up to this day he is still my favorite main character in any manga, but this time I am finding him so much more nuanced it is like I am finding a whole new character with so many more layers.

    If anyone is curious, I strongly recommend it. It is a manhwa, actually, but it was published in Japan as well almost at the same time and the english scanlation is based on the Japanese translation: https://mangadex.org/chapter/108288/1
    The drawings are kinda off at first, but they improve absurdly in no time (by the end of the first volume it is already much more polished). If you decide to try it, I recommend to at least go through the whole first chapter (it seems like a very lame cliché story at first, but there is reason for that).


    EDIT: Dorohedoro is really ending now? I put it on a hold because I FELT like it was going to end and I preferred to read it all instead of one occasional chapter. It's been... let's me check... 8 years since then!
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    Apparently Dorohedoro was going to end before too but it didn't. Not 8 years ago though I don't think. But yeah, chapter 167 is supposed to be the last chapter. I think chapter 165 came out last month but it hasn't been translated yet. So this month and the next month if it's not another fakeout.

    I finished Believers, which was an interesting and short series. I want to find some raws and see how they do some of the text because a lot of the text is apparently gibberish but maybe with the meaning (or a meaning) written in furigana or something. Started Ran to Haiiro no Sekai and am in the middle of it. It takes several chapters to get going but it's pretty interesting where I am right now.

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    For those who like higly visual narrative manga, there's available in mangadex Fellow short cover stories. A bunch of short stories drawn by some great mangakas (Irie Aki, Kaoru Mori, Shirahara Kamome, etc).


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    I am reading After the Rain manga.This is one of the best manga. This manga story is so nice. I prefer you read this manga.

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    Finished Saint Seiya. Was predictably cliche but I loved the whole thing with the Greek gods and stuff, and the cloths. Might look into the spin offs or the sequel that's running now but it's not something that I'm clamoring for. Probably going to start Rookies next. Only found out about Rookies because I wanted to read Rokudenashi Blues but it's not fully translated yet.

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    Migi & Dali is great. Glad I dove in without a synopsis. Without giving too much away, it's about weird twins.

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    I'm two chapters into Sankarea: Undying Love and wow... I love it already.
    Very interesting concept for a story and the two main characters are pretty likeable so far.

    If anyone's already read the manga and they're interested in reading a Twitter reaction thread,
    then I've recently started one of those. I'll probably end up making one for The Promised Neverland too.

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    There is a new serie by Mizu Sahara, the author of watashitachi no Shiawase and Tetsugaku letra
    https://mangadex.org/title/33728/okashiratsuki

    It's about a girl who falls in love with a boy who is rejected by everybody since he has a physical anomaly.
    Given the author past works, it's an instant follow.

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    To avoid resurrecting a 2 year old thread, will post here.


    Just finished Fire Punch.

    Loved it. Since Kdom mentioned Chainsaw man author having other manga, I decided to check it and I'm really glad I did.

    After I got around the mid-point I started looking up people's reaction from the time the chapters were released and I was really annoyed by this almost meme-ish collective reaction of constantly repeating in absolutely every possible chance in every week that the manga never made sense (even though it was not usually said as a bad thing), because I really think the manga had such an amazing plot line.
    Sure it was impossible to predict what was coming next, but that's not because it didn't made sense, just because the author kept showing he was too self-aware and was consciously trying to avoid manga tropes when moving further.

    At first sight it may look just like your everyday gore manga, but I suggest you keep going. It will change your mind in its first chapters already.
    My favorite moments got to be two that go almost back-to-back. First, the "non-educated dialogue" that calls back to the importance of how looking for easy answers only lead to wickedness down the line (this is something fiction always fail to take into account since we need to wrap things up and long-term effects are never taken into account). The "it wasn't a misunderstanding" moment was so good when I think back to how it started and I thought "I wonder how he will feel when he finds out how he got it all wrong".

    Second, obviously, the gender identity issue. I was at the edge of the chair when it was brought up thinking "so this is it, now he will give me a reason to hate this manga". But no. The subject was handled incredibly well and, again, avoiding all the common places and going for a complete different take on it (since it is such a new subject in media, we are still using it in the most basic way "trans person having to deal with society denying their gender identity", so it was good to see one case when the author thinks "ok, we've seen that already. What about moving over to another way of approaching the subject?").


    Really good manga, even though I think the end came a bit too early and some things were left unanswered.
    I don't expect Chainsaw man to evolve to this point since it is a shonen and I doubt JUMP's public will allow it to live for too long (a shame, I really like the change of tone it could bring to the magazine even if its own argument is not that strong), but I am definitely more interested in seeing how it will grow.

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