Story was predictable but the art and triumph make it a masterpiece
IMO Punpun is a masterpiece, don't care about what other people think because I think reading Oyasumi Punpun is an extremely intimate and subjective experience.
Comfiest manga I've ever read. Almost made me cry a couple times.
all who deny pic related are uninformed or trolling
Do you guys use some kind of program to read manga?
I made a script that starts feh at a specific index to mimic bookmarks but it still requires me to update the index manually when I stop reading.
Solanin > Punpun.
As much as the latter is pretty damn good.
It's a solid manga throughout the entire 65 chapters and my only complaint is that the battles were too short.
Opinions are totally divided for that manga (even between supposed Asano Inio fans). You can't call something overrated when there's a lot of people who call it shit even if it's for retarded reasons.
Most people that call it shit are just contrarians and try to troll.
The few readers who actually have a bad impression about the manga are far outweighted by the rabid fans who call it literally the best manga to ever exist.
Best manga ever made. If you read it, read the physical version. It looks way better than these low res scans
Your trips and my opinion agree with you. There's people who can only see the "edgy" aspects of Punpun but lack the sensitivity to appreciate it (only talking about the narrative, plot and character development, if you can't appreciate the visual part then you're clearly retarded). And I'm not even calling their taste shitit for their lack of sensitivity, btw.
>mfw physical release is all printed with classy sepia effect
This nigger too.
If Devilman is not in your top 5 manga of all time then get out of /a/.
Another top 5 contender.
I don't know you faggots are even posting Berserk. It stopped being great, but still good, a long time ago.
pic related is a masterpiece
Still one of the most unique and enjoyable series I've ever read.
Just a harmless, fun, coming-of-age story, right?
WRONG SO VERY FUCKING WRONG
>cheaping out on the art
It's just another technique. It looks like shit if you don't know how to use it. Still doesn't make his drawing style, character design and panel composition any less than good. He's top level and you know it, even if you don't like using shooped photos for the backgrounds.
That's some bullshit he threw around during one interview without even suspecting people were going to take sersiously.
this manga is at times unbelievably silly, but it felt really classic nonetheless
it started off really as nothing special but then slowly went from a goofy old shounen into an incredibly heavy seinen
I can only really give it a 7/10 over all but that ending good lord
what about Molester Man /a/?
Last arc takes a bit of a dip, but agreed. Too bad about 14 Days being such shit and Kamen Teacher being only decent.
I'll never respect any mangaka who uses pictures to get around putting efford into the art of his/her work.Disagree or not,i don't give a fuck.
I liked rapeman better.
at least i like to think so.
The only reason you people like punpun is because main character is a bird. Replace with an actual human and you lose all charm and end up with a manga that goes dark for the sake of it.
It's a classic and definitely have some great ideas/parts, but it's plenty of stupid shit too.
And i mean that leaving alone the whole deal with the ending being rushed as fuck, then LO and now the newest serie (which i don't think anybody gives a shit about, i saw a thread only for the first chapter and then never again).
How did he fuck up LG's ending that much? If it wasn't for the last two shitty games and that Akiyama/Nao's relationship got a closure, it could've been a masterpiece.
Most of my picks have already been mentioned, so I'm going to mention the best manga I've read in 2014. I just love it, from the art to the characters and the story.
Re has been extremely disappointing thus far and I honestly don't care if it goes to shit. The original will probably be in my top favorites.
>implying I don't like other human characters like Seki
I could relate with punpun for almost all manga and still get why he does what he does, I don't just because he's a bird
Picked it up thinking it was going to be young boys living on a desolated Earth, under ruins and all.
But fuck me if i wasn't surprised after it turned into druglords, rape, cyborgs, boipussy rape, despair in every chapter and quantum physics.
Had a great pace, though. Not the best thing around but a very enjoyable read.
Typical Hiroki Endo, always toying with my heart.
This could've gone to places
It's decent. There are a few good ideas here and here but the author fucked up by having Shonan's characters not doing shit. It's too much like GTO.
Paradise Lost is good but there are only 17 chapters now iirc.
What's wrong with Golden Age/Conviction?
Tackled the original's writing faults and far surpasses the anime it reimagined.
Kurosawa and Ten are the best answers
>bad eva copy
Not really. Obviously the premise is similar to Eva's, but it deals with the characters in totally different ways - Eva's about the characters' depression and needs, and Bokurano's about the characters confronting death and moral responsibility.
First 20-25 vols are nearly perfect
The last 10 are kinda meh except for this scene. I think it'll get good again when they get off the boat.
this has gotta be a fucking joke, enjoy your shitty guitarist melodrama with a lackluster ending. punpun was a masterpiece, I dont care if you read solanin first, its still second to punpun.
Pic related is wonderful, can't think of much to say bad about it. Slam Dunk could've been a masterpiece if it wasn't for the bad beginning. The last few games of the series are some of the best manga I've read.
Best JoJo part
I thought it introduced each characters very well, and liked the delinquency part of it.
It introduced the characters well but I just didn't enjoy reading it until they started playing games. It seemed like typical shounen stuff. I wish he became less focused on the girl and more on basketball earlier in the series.
I reread the whole last match as soon as i finished the manga.
I didn't think the beginning was bad at all except for Sakuragi being annoying, but it adds to his character considering how he grows up
Not the poster you replied to, but it's amazing. Had it on my backlog for ages as well, really glad I read it.
Yes, Spirit Circle is great. Definitely my favorite from Mizukami. The arcs have had ridiculously touching endings up until now.
I'd like to submit Planetes as well. Apparently, some anons watched it together because moot said he liked the anime, but the manga is definitely worth reading as well. While I felt the story kind of peaked after volume 3, with Hachimaki speaking to the cat in space, the volume 4 chapters were nice. This one, in particular, was crushing.
He never drops the front and he almost does it. He stopped because of a completely random thing, meaning that he could've done it without much difficulty. I'm sorry, but the combination is just too big. "i don't give a fuck" look + kid + being an inch away to murder someone for just a bit of money. At least if he didn't approach the guy at all, it would've been believeable.
We're talking about a manga where the MC asks his love interest to gouge his eye with a fork and yells at her for not doing it thoroughly. How is it not edgy?
>tfw no one on /a/ reads dead dead demons
>people posting Kurosawa
>people posting Ten
>no one posting Kaiji
Daily reminder that there are no masterpieces, be it either manga or anime, only things that come close to it
And I go with Berserk, Vagabond and pic related
1. just because he acts like he doesn't give a fuck about anything doesn't mean he doesn't actually give a fuck about anything. see shimuzu (that's that one kid's name right? i don't remember haven't read it in a while)
2. yeah I dunno dude is losing his fucking mind, the whole thing is about how mentally unstable he is, I don't think that's necessarily edgy. It handles the themes that it introduces pretty well very consistently. It definitely isn't not grimdark or whatever, but that doesn't make it poorly written or executed.
Don't know about masterpieces but this was really good
Mah nigger. Feel like pic related had a really rushed ending.
The author could've shown him acting more human. I don't care when you're not supposed to empathize with the character but it's the case in Punpun.
Losing his mind or not, first it's a really stupid choice for both Aiko and him (for obvious reasons), and he shouldnt have been able to talk after getting his eye stabbed by a fork.
Nice edgy pseudo-philosophical garbage there, couldn't expect any less from /a/. A masterpiece is a work that perfectly encapsulates what makes a genre great and makes everything else a little worse by comparison.
This is next level fujoshi bait.
>Every character is a psychopath
>Cult story that carry on for the majority of the manga that had little impact on the main story arc
We had threads about it before it went on hiatus. Not much point in talking about it now, considering that we're sitting on so little material.
I'm digging the slow buildup. The setup is there for some major happening in the future. I hope we get new chapters soon.
>A masterpiece is a work that perfectly encapsulates what makes a genre great and makes everything else a little worse by comparison.
That's your definition of masterpiece. Maybe people just have diferent opinions, y'know
I understand that on /a/ it can come off as redundant meme material but this is seriously the one comic I've been waiting for my entire life. And I think it's one of the best portraits of millenial children.
I hope it gets a satisfying ending.
in an interview Asano said Pegasus actually saved the world doing what he did
of course it was a stupid thing to do, he coerced her to do it and he's mentally unstable. Also it's fiction, and at its roots it is totally absurd. Did you miss the whole thing with how the cult functions and just about everything that happens before hand? It isn't supposed to be necessarily realistic.
My point is that this scene was unecessary. I loved the uncle scenes, I loved Punpun's development at some point and the side characters were great but it was too edgy for me sometimes, especially near the end.
Does anyone know where to get past chapter 30 translated? It pains me that I haven't been able to finish it
Yeah I can see where you're coming from. At the end it just sort of escalates to a ridiculous degree, especially the very end where he kills his perception of god or whatever it is that happens. I still think it's really great.
Except that's not what masterpiece is. You're free to interpret it like that, but that's not a strict definition of a masterpiece. So fuck off with your pseudo-elitist garbage. You think it makes you an elitist, all it makes you is a humongous faggot.
>Nice edgy pseudo-philosophical garbage
Stop you don't have the knowledge required to use those words.
I thought that too until I realized I was lying to myself. The aftermath clearly showed she was dead and he fucking scarred those kids.
He was genuinely enlightened and not crazy. I thought there was a different meaning behind what he was doing, but he simply was the hero in the shadows.
You know, I've always wondered. What is manga criticism like in Japan? Is there any actual intellectual discourse surrounding it, or is it trash like what the West has for rock music and video games?
No I just didn't like Sakuragi. I didn't like the whole doing it to get the girl thing, though it was funny at some points. I liked it better when it focused on the games regardless of who was doing what.
20th CB is my favourite Urasawa because it feels the least like an aping of Tezuka and yet still a very personal story from him but it does get too convoluted to be a masterpiece. And yeah the ending is shit.
If he had died, maybe.
It's just good at the moment, it has potential, but it's a long way till his other running series too.
I like Eden, but it's not an Masterpiece, got a really good beginning but it got lost midway through the story and never got as good as the beginning again.
It's not finished yet.
Shit ending. I can't abide for a sport series that end with the protagonist getting fucked up, also the lack of depth on the sport and low number of matches hardly make it the cut as a good sport series.
It's great in some parts, but shallow in other. I greatly enjoy it, but it's not an masterpiece as of now, there's a lot to go through though.
H2 is better as sport, Touch is better at drama.
I guess if you count it's aim to make me cringe and making me do that almost every chapter, certainly.
Too much comedic and exaggerated faces in the manga, lack of real development between the main couple.
Bad ending, great story.
Here's a recent one I read because of another thread
Speaking of nobody's mentioned Blade of the Immortal which is a crying shame.
sauce? google only shows russians sites
Are you pretending to be retarded? Besides the fact, that even in the russian site titles, the english name is right fucking there. Can you not figure it out from the context of the reply?
Lack of depth in slam dunk is fine I think. I don't want a super serious play by play analysis with realistic basketball. If I wanted that I could just watch the NBA. Which reminds, really sucks about Jennings getting injured. Can't believe the Pistons comeback gets ruined by a season ending injury.
This arc specifically
To put it simple, he is after humans with special genes that grant access to what would be our "internet". In doing so, they have a way to completely wipe the main antagonists of the manga, the silicon life forms (once humans).
I love it because its one of the few sci-fi futuristic mangas out there, same reason why I love Gunnm.
I can not thank you enough, I started reading this years ago and stopped for some stupid reason or other, and couldn't remember enough about it to find it again. I just remember it was amazing.
I don't know what the author did, but the whole thing has this amazing laid back feeling on melancholy.
It's odd, the world is slowly ending in it, but everything feels mildly happy and calming through.
Wish it would get published in english, but that's never going to happen.
>I don't know what the author did, but the whole thing has this amazing laid back feeling on melancholy.
Some people know how to create atmosphere and just strike an emotional chord that resonates perfectly with the readers. Doesn't happen often, but it's a real treat when it does.
Honestly, I can't think of another shounen I'd prefer over Kingdom. Maybe Rurouni Kenshin or FMA but Kingdom has been consistently been amazing and continues to impress.
If anyone here hasn't read this, drop whatever you're doing and get on that shit. Right now.
>Not Hows the serenity
Step up anon.
Also, another masterpiece.
I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet. the fuck is wrong with /a/ today.
Oop sctratch that, it has been posted. Good job anon.
You can enjoy Yotsubato regardless of your tastes. I read it early in my days opf reading manga, back when i was all about shounenshit. Still loved it.
First 30-40? I though the second part of the story was really good too, actual character development now.
Also pic unrelated, just Mob being a mob.
I agree completely. Fair to say that Nihei's work consistently comes pretty close, imo.
I could make a joke about how new you are but I felt the same frustration when I first came to /a/.
Just lurk more, you're gonna get there eventually. I'll give you a little hint - those tiny arrowy things behind the postnumber are there for a reason, so I advise you to
I like Lone Wolf but sometimes it did get really predictable, especially early on. Sometimes Itto goes around like Kenshiro with almost no challenge and no doubt what the outcome will be. Also the artist is really good at drawing different looking men but almost every woman looks the same.
Thats what seinen is..
Also on the shounen masterpieces line. I'd say soul eater manga is as close to that as any other.
>the mangaka went overboard with the CGI in the last arc.
idk, I really liked the last arc and the cg made it kind of a cinematic reading experience which was really fitting.
you should check out one of his early works though, it looks like a total joke because the cg is so crappy. he's come a long way
Well... I might as well post it if no one else will.
actual character development now.
that kind of irritated me. to be honest the manga lost me a bit during the little girl exorcism arch, felt a bit too gloomy imo. but I guess it's a good thing one doesn't stick to formula and tries new things once in a while.
His new manga's digital effects are pretty good, hopefully he gets time to make a decent gantz epilogue in the next year or so.
The thing is on Batoto the duel page scans are pretty good quality while the single page scans look like shit.
Can't really say on the translations, just glad that some spanishbro translates both languages
You sure you read the fucking manga man? That's exactly what is shown to happen to Sakuragi all the way to the end, his character growth as he very quickly comes to realize that he really fucking loves basketball and its not about the girl, idk what that fuck you're on srsly, its always about the games, just because the girl is there doesn't make it about her.
It was okay, decent characters but terrible development. Very good but far from a masterpiece. The ending is also kinda meh.
Can't think of a single flaw to this manga, the only manga I'd truly consider a masterpiece.
Yeah I know he changes, like I said I just wish it happened earlier or didn't happen at all. The manga was great, but I didn't really enjoy the beginning. It's actually one of my favorite manga, but having such an unenjoyable part of the manga for me makes it not a masterpiece.
>No ones posted the best surreal manga of all time.
If it pulls off a good ending I could easily see it being close to perfect. Fantastic art, premise, story, characters, shit's all good. Slightly confusing but its a mystery so its understandable.
My amigo, One Outs is underrated as shit, under Liar Game's shadow just because people are afraid of trying sports manga.