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What's the best manga you've read? Best, not favourite.

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>>114713582
>Best, not favourite.
What?
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>>114713582
This. Honorable mention goes to Farmland Saga and Yotsubato!
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>>114713630
The way you can see that something is objectively good but it might not be the thing you'd go back to.

For instance, your favourite movie might be South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut but the best movie you've seen is The Godfather.
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>>114713630
Not OP, but I can really like a bad anime, and can also recognize a great anime but just not like it as much as something I would call not as good. I would say that Giant Robo is the best OVA I've seen but Gunbuster is my favorite by far
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>>114713582
YKK
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>>114714779
My nigger.

>>114713582
Monster is better in my opinion
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Recently finished that series. I loved it and all, but best? It was legitimately great from the beginning, but around half way point the story gradually became shittier and the fucker kept adding too much shit in instead of resolving things. Last part's writing was pretty bad and 21CB was god awful. Still a must read though.
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>>114713738
>>114713778
>>114713582
This is some sort of mental disorder.
There's no such thing as "objectively good" or whatever vague bullshit you like to use.
It's all fucking opinions, what is good and what is not, based on how do you enjoy something or not, even if you will put some criteria for what good is supposed to be, it's still a fucking opinion.
Favorite=best, because that's what people enjoy more then anything else, not because it's supposed to be objectively good or whatever.
Also, different things have different values, you can't compare something like adventure/action movie with thriller and call one of the "best" as if it's actually being better than another, which is why there's no fucking thing as best manga/best movie or whatever, fucking opinions, all of it.
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>>114715212
You're saying that criticism doesn't exist.
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>>114713582
Sanctuary, Shin Angyo Onshi, Slam Dunk and YKK among completed works and Vagabond and Yotsuba among current on going series.
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Definitely this. And I'm hardly a ghiblifag.
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>>114713582
That's stupid.

Anyways, Nijigahara Holograph.
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>>114713582
Dorohedoro, Pluto, Steel Ball Run.
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Music of Marie
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Best and favorite
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>>114713582
Time to read more, son. Just saying
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>>114717338
Oh man. Only one volume left to be translated right?
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Ayako.
Video Girl Aï and 20th Century boys are both very great too.
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20CB is probably the best but I also think Ibara no Ou (King of Thorn) is really good (yes the movie was shit).
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For such a silly premise, the writing was too powerful.
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Pic related is one of the best and favourite.
Also rec.

>>114713582
By the way:
>Best, not favourite.
This is stupid.
The amount of "objectivity" in judging something is there, but it's very limited.
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Devilman.
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>>114717648
>ayako
>dat ending
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>>114715212
But if you recommend people you try to recommend them something which is as "objectively" good as it gets. I know this is completly stupid, but some people like me can actually non-ironically enjoy a show, which they know has very flawed writing If someone new would visit /a/ for the first time they'd think such people do not exist and apparently almost every show this imperfect writing is shit. For example I like Mirai Nikki, because I found it entertaining, but It'd never even cross my mind that it's flawless, because let's be honest, it's flawed as fuck.

I think OP is asking for a manga with good/thoughtful writing and specifically tries to avoid people mentioning mangas they found "entertaining".
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>>114714779
YKK is the only correct answer
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>>114713582
>>114718407
>Sucking this much Urasawa cock.
Also this "best not favourite" thing is stupid, you will always be in favour of something you like.
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>>114718829
Aria is better anywayz...
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>>114719029
>hating Urasawa
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>>114717338
I'm seconding The World is Mine. Everyone should read it.
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>>114719096
Aria is for escapists. YKK is for real men.
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>>114719174
They both have their own strengths, but the setting and the subtleties in Aria are what makes it for me......
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And favourite
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>>114719685
There is no distinction between best and favorite
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>>114719685
That's one of those cases where "best" and "favorite" are separated for me: while Punpun is better, i preferred Solanin to it (to keep it about "Asano's works").
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This thread is making me mad. There are actually people who think Giant Robo is "objectively" better than Gunbuster or that 20th Century boys is the best anything.
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>>114720130
And there is apparently also some faggot who thinks Punpun is objectively better than Solanin. Jesus Christ.
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I like how it's considered pleb and stupid to think 20th Century Boys is a masterpiece, but Pluto is alright since it's less known, shorter and an adaptation of an Astro Boy story.
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>>114720243
Monster is better than both anyways, and even that isn't top manga material
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>>114720130
>>114720243
We all know Monster > 20th CB
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>>114720243
I haven't read 20th century boys but /a/ also thinks Monster is overrated, partly because it's too popular and /a/ is contrarian by nature but also because the pacing is so drawn out as if Urasawa was writing for 6 seasons of a TV adaptation of something and that cheapens it somewhat.

Pluto doesn't feel that way.
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>>114713738
>objectively good
Get out of here with that shit.

>>114716211
Objective criticism really doesn't.
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Lone Wolf and Cub. Worth every fucking page read. If you never read it take some time and do it.
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>>114717830
How is it stupid? I mean, I recognize Sanctuary is better than ES21, but I still like ES21 more.
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>>114720459
/a/ is just contrarian. Pluto has bigger flaws than 20th or Monster, but it's good, since it's not popular.
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this is in my "objective" top 5 list.

no I didn't put it in there just so I can say I read something 'underground'
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>>114720642
dorohedoro is underground?
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The lack of moe in this thread disturbs me.
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>>114719906
yes there is, fuck you
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Or just about anything else by Ikeda. Those page layouts are so good.

>>114720563
There's little value to some idea of "objective" quality. And when you make that sort of call it still comes down on some level to some subjective judgment.
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>>114720775
Of course I'd forget my image.
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>>114720496
Too bad not many anons will ever bother reading it due to it's enormous length.
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>>114720768
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>>114720755
where are you currently sitting?
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>>114720842
Can't fix shit taste. Some guys would read 25+ volumes of shounenshit but would not read the same amount of quality material.
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>>114720868
you got me there...
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>>114720563
Sanctuary isn't even good.
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What is the Finnegan's Wake of manga?

What is The Brothers Karamazov of manga?

What is the Infinite Jest of manga?

What is the War and Peace of manga?
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>>114720772
With this mentality, your favorite manga can also be the worst one you've read. It's doable, but insanely stupid.
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Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa
It's sequel's first two chapters are released as well
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why doesn't manga have any sprawling epics like a song of ice and fire or game of thrones or dune?

I mean there's berserk but that's it

no shounen doesn't count
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>>114721025
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>>114720969
Finnegan's Wake = Abstraction by shintaro kago
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Besides the shaky translations on the earlier volumes, I think it's a masterpiece. My favorite sports manga too.
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>>114721065
Because that's stupid.
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>>114713582

series got too japanese (retarded) with it's logic for me.
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>>114713582
>Best, not favourite.
0.7854/10, made me reply.
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>>114721157
That's known as Urasawa logic (lotsa twists)
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This thread is pointless. Manga is entertainment, not art.
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>>114721201
That's only in 20th though.
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>>114721065
It totally does. You just don't know shit about manga.
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>>114721065
There are plenty. Read more manga.
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Watching an anime critically isn't a good way to watch it. You tend to miss the big picture and a lot of fun.
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>>114721257
how about something made in the holocene epoch my friend? my monitor has trouble depicting cuneiform tablets
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>>114721220
The two aren't mutually exclusive. Manga may be worthless as art, but it is still art.
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>>114721065
>no shounen doesn't count

The sheer fact that you think a demographic dictates the quality of a series proves that you know nothing of manga
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>>114721329
The whole process serialization makes manga a shit medium for art compared to books, not that books are completely immune to those of course. But the mangaka is at the behest of the manchildren readers every week.
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>>114721392
Plus the fact that he uses Berserk as an example before that is really funny.
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>>114721392
>you know nothing of manga

ooh, did someone hurt your weeaboo pride?

wow mangas are a pretty serious business huh?
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>>114721511
We're talking about length here bimbo. There aren't many seinens that rival berserk in length and features an ensemble cast
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>>114721486
You're trying too hard.
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>>114721533
You call that bait?

You're a 1000 years to early to challenge me kid
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>>114721533
You're on /a/
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>putting manga in the same sentence as art

You'd have to be pretty emotionally underdeveloped to have to resort to manga critique and analysis.
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>>114713582
Love the characters and art, hate the actual story for all of its stupid leaps of logic. Same goes for everything else by Urasawa that I've read.
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>>114721329
Where does this stop? Are hentai also art?
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>>114721645
He's right, in a way, but just about any other artistic medium suffers from the same issues, although perhaps to a lesser degree.

Doesn't mean there aren't any interesting manga out there.

>>114721830
Of course. Whether or not something is art isn't really the question to be asking.
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>>114721830
Of course, it's a drawing. All drawing is art, silly.
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>>114720969
>What is the Finnegan's Wake of manga?
Cat Soup
>What is The Brothers Karamazov of manga?
The Heart of Thomas
>What is the Infinite Jest of manga?
Ultra Heaven
>What is the War and Peace of manga?
The Ravages of Time though it's chinese
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I thought Civil War was kind of boring though
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>>114721928
If there are no borders the word art it seems pretty useless to me. Amateur porn, the theory of relativity, cooking... is that all art?
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>>114722142
If only he didn't die before finishing it
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>>114722217
There's still the musical
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>>114721620
Seriously. You don't know shit about manga. There are plenty.
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>>114722180
Porn and cooking yes, I mean you have some sense of direction while filming porn as stupid as it may sound and you want to print a feel on the audience.

Cooking does the same as well, much like esculture and drawing.

They might not be considered fine arts but there's some artistic sense to both of them.

The theory of relativity (science) is not art, because, well, it's science.

I don't know why should we glue ourselves to the western and elititst view on what is art, at the end of the day any kind of expression is art of itself.
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>Pic Related
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>>114713738
>objectively good
Please stop it. I can only take it so much.
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>>114722180
What >>114722516 said. Calling something "art" doesn't imply any sort of value. Like I said early. Whether or not something is art isn't a question worth asking.
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>>114722516
I don't like that term either and never use it but I'd prefer it to be used elitist so that it at least has some meaning.
I just looked it up at least in the juristic sense porn isn't art.
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>>114722631
I would like it a lot more if it had stayed focused.
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>>114723012
>I just looked it up at least in the juristic sense porn isn't art.
In that case you have to deal with the gray area that things like this fall into.
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obviously yotsuba
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20CB wasn't really that good though, Urasawa's great, but 20CB fell apart a lot, didn't need ESP, the stupid VR simulation shit, a second Friend, or original MC coming back to life as an obnoxious hippy.
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>>114715212
No you fucking retard.

I'll make things as simple and clear so that everyone can understand :

You cannot be objective, it's impossible. But you can have a subjective opinion of something's artistic worth, value, quality etc, regardless of your own personal enjoyement of it.

I personally disliked haibane renmei, especially the end, but I think, based of my own criteria and subjective opinion of what makes a good anime, that it's a very good anime with only flaw it's overly dramatic ending. Get it?

TL : DR

>opinion of something in general can be different regardless of how much you enjoyed said thing
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