hey /a/ what manga are you reading?
Just got done with Sanjin Sadou, thank you guys for translating it.
Yoru in this outfit done strange things to my heart.
I'm probably the only one on /a/ who's still reading Bowling King. Chapter 200 was just translated today. One of the funniest manga I've ever read, though technically it's Taiwanese
lets see, i just finished holyland and that end man, god damn.
right now most of the things i'm following either got dropped to hell by translators or i'm caught up too, so shit like red eyes and drifters and some other stuff.
Catching up on Vinland because Hox finally got around to it. I don't really blame him for doing other stuff (Terrarium was good and Chinggis Khan), and it was nice having a raft of chapters.
Yeah, but some people on /a/ get pissed when Korean works are discussed
>every tsundere thread ever
also new chapter next chapter can't wait
I mostly avoid the gookshit (bad experiences and just can't stand the coloring of the webcomics). Though some of them I like
want more chapters of pic related.
Just some pieces that came in the volume of AX that I'm scanning. Some fairly weird manga in here. Here's a random page with a shitty auto-level for the purposes of posting.
Oh cool, I borrowed that from the library a while back, I don't have a scanner though, well a really shit one. The Box Man by Imiri Sakabashira was scanned by someone, although not very well, but it's on the internet.
To be fair, I haven't seen much in the way of decent Manhwa. Pretty much just your pic, and this.
Yeah, I have that. No idea who scanned it, but it's better than nothing. Might rescan it one day if it isn't too expensive. I think The Box man is only 1/3rd of the volume called Aka Tights Otoko, which is untranslated.
Just recently started Tokyo Ghoul. A couple days ago I caught up on Watamote and that Shield Hero one. I also read Kiss x Sis whenever it releases, but that's about it. I'm having trouble with Tokyo Ghoul on Mangareader. Shit is hard to read, as in see. I almost want to read it on a tablet or something so I can hold it close to myself instead of hunching over at my desk. I've never had the problem before, so maybe they're just shitty scans.
This, and a few chapters of ongoing series that were released this morning. Some more All Rounder Meguru, finally.
Just read Nana to Raoku
>tfw no Nana to <spoiler>dom</spoiler>
Can't decide if I should read the follow up or just wait until the main series is over. Synopsis says the follow up is 8 months after the original, and I don't want any spoilers until the original series is over
One Piece. I'm, uh, a guess a ways into Water Seven? The CP9 basically just clashed with the Strawhats. Manga's fantabulous, really enjoying it so far. I particularly like Oda's sense of humor, but there's really a lot to like.
just finished this, it was okay but the main male and female leads are the shittiest characters while every side character is way more interesting. i hated any chapter that focused on the mcs tsundere bullshit
Reading Kingdom. The first chapters were a pain but I suffered through it cuz I had time to waste. Turns out its really good afterwards so it was a good time investment.
How is the animu?
I'm a part of several private trackers, but I'm not sure if any of them have manga. AnimeBytes might, but they don't usually stay up to date very well. Where do you suggest I get my manga from?
Started Nausicaä, pretty good plot and glorious art, but there is too much dialogue and Miyazaki is not subtle at saying "humanity is earth's cancer".
>Nana to Raoku
If you mean Nana to Kaoru, then yeah, that one is pretty good.
I just wish they would stop acting like faggots and the romance part would evolve a little bit.
>humanity is earth's cancer
It's actually gets more complicated than that. The first few volumes push the anti-environmentalist themes hard like in the anime, but it become a lot more grey afterwards.
The truth is, if you wanna read for romance, then there are much better options than Nana to Kaoru.
I guess the only reason why I read it is because the BDSM part and how they deal with it is interesting.
Shinigami-sama to 4-nin no Kanojo
>who is this semen demon
I wanna know the fucking anon who's translating this shit.
I read Again!! and I liked it so much that I searched for the raws and read it till the end, even if I don't understand moonrunes. I think I found my waifu.
To think there's so much good slice of life manga out for me to discover... I love you, /a/.
Rereading Slam Dunk for the first time in years.
I had forgotten how great it is.
>To think there's so much good slice of life manga out for me to discover.
Yeah thats what I thought at first. Turns out there are much, much more bad ones, so to actually find a good one is a feat in itself.
I was told there would be more handred soon.
Day 79. 4 am. Still no sign of cute blushing robot girls. Morale is running low. Refrigerator has broken and I am kept awake by trying to salvage chicken that is quite possibly long spoiled.
It's pretty cute, just wish there were more chapters.
I remember that anon who's working on it wanted to dump Latin completely, but at that time he started to get captcha with images, so he decided to not. And that's the last I've seen of him. No DDL too.
I bet you're reading it right now, faggot. Where is it, I'm tired of waiting.
Kyou no Yuiko-san is going places.
Places that I like.
Just finished reading Kokou no Hito, my god what a fucking amazing read. Thought it was gonna go the road of some kind of meh shounen but man after
the teacher diedit just got better every volume.
I heard of it, just never bothered to read it is all. The way the first few chapters panned out kind of made it look like it was gonna go that way what with the "rival", "possible love interest", lonely MC and sensei who takes care of them kind of vibe.
hopefully now that moot's killed himself the new lord above will create a manga board. manga threads get buried too fast on /a/ and if we can have boards for fucking toys, buisness and traditional games we can have one for manga.
500g down the gullet. If I start exploding from both ends I'll have my roommates report back.
There have been numerous arguments for this. Previously I might have contested that it would be full of WSJ crap and would do very little to help the problem, but honestly I don't think that's the biggest issue.
My new understanding would be that it would divide /a/, and if the last week has given any kind of insight, it was that /a/ is surprisingly resolute. The unfortunate offshoot known as /jp/ gives me question to wonder what the long term effects of such a divide would give and no doubt moot knew this too.
I don't like it. A board split worked out for /vg/ because general threads made up for a huge bulk of /v/. I don't think manga readers number anywhere near the rest of the population on /a/ proportionally, killing a lot of discussion.
I don't see how it could divide /a/. It's not like people on the whole come to /a/ for the manga threads. Instead of the 2-3 unique manga threads on /a/ at most, including one seldom seen general type thread like this one, we could have a board where you don't worry about the threads getting pruned. Persistent threads would make discussion of less popular works happen more often. I think /lit/ is the best example of what we would expect, except since it's not "real" literature you wouldn't have the psuedo intellectual shitposters.
There could be a us vs them mentality but really, people already get butthurt over anime on faggots and anime only fans don't care for still pornography drawings anyway, nothing new there.
>I don't think manga readers number anywhere near the rest of the population on /a/ proportionally
If any unrepresentative and misleading polls are to mean anything, nearly half of /a/ reads some manga or only read manga. Sure the other half reads basically nothing, but the number of mangafags isn't small.
Lots of mangafags come to /a/ entirely for manga threads. I do. Because there isn't anywhere to go. It's even worse than it is for anime. I stopped watching anime years ago, like lots of people I've talked to here.
So surely it would be better to have a board dedicated to it? You post a thread about a particular lesser known manga, you MIGHT post at a time when a handful of people have read it, you might get a couple of replies before it dies out. That's it.
You post it on a manga board and the thread doesn't get pruned for days, peoplle use the catalog on smaller boards so you wind up with a thread that won't necessarily be quick replies, but still is a persistent discussion. It's not like you are then banned from /a/ either, all splitting the boards would do is stop manga threads from being swamped.
I actually emailed moot about this a few weeks back and no response, I figure maybe this was considered in the past and decided against and has never been brought up again.
Just look at the catalog. The vast majority of threads concern anime. Manga just isn't as popular around here as anime is, which is disappointing to me because outstanding manga are far more common than outstanding anime.
Finally tried SnK to see if it was really shit or not, and I went through the 65 chapters in a single night. That was a fucking wild ride.
It's been brought up lots of times and not only did moot disagree, so did most of /a/.
Sure, the prospect is nice, to find people who are interested in the same series, but that's not why I like to post on /a/. I'd rather have one live conversation with one person than a snail-pace conversation with a dozen - because you may as well trade it with a forum.
Of which, lots of them are also manga. If you actually went and counted, it's not that bad - even the actual threads specifically for manga, but the series that are focused on are usually widely popular series.
A decent number of threads may be tangentially related to manga, but still, the great majority of discussion that happens on this board is about anime.
Having a thread about an anime series that has a manga adaptation does not a manga discussion make.
NotACaptcha ate my text again.
I was going to say I went through my first re-read of Angel Sanctuary since it's initial release in my country. Still fine for a shoujo, even if the end is a complete clusterfuck, and it can't stop from going into full-shoujo retarded mode sometimes.
But still, nice read, even if you aren't into shoujo/bishonen shit.
Moonlilly best girl
Do you think the Jojofags ever not mention the manga? Ripping out manga is literally ripping out the heart of lots of series, and honestly, I tend to think manga /a/ tends to keep more people in line - something that /a/ would suffer for.
>Ripping out manga is literally ripping out the heart of lots of series
And that is what happens a lot of the time. Anime is simply the more popular medium here. Even if a series begins with a manga that is adapted into an anime, it's quite often that the adaptation is discussed more often than the original. It's sad that a lot of people miss out. The simple truth is that we're in the minority - I think a split would only slow any existing manga discussion that there is even further.
Pic related. Mizuki is a bloody genius.
Also read Ginga Patrol Jaco by Toriyama. Very nice read. Very good light comedy, some of the jokes were perfect. I really liked how it wasn't too dependent on action or jokes but mostly on telling the short story. The only thing I could say against this is that the connection to Dragon Ball story is a bit unnecessary and a bit forceful at times. The story could flow flawlessly even without it.
if that person was on /a/ and /ma/ you are still going to have that one on one discussion same as if it had been in a manga thread on /a/, that doesn't change. the snail pace is just going to be because the thread lives so much longer and people browsing at diferent times can chip in. if you made a thread on /a/ about it instead all you get is the lucky discussion with a handful of people for a short time and that's the end of it.
I tried reading AS but the art looks like a rough draft and I can't get past it, that and the formatting, it is just completely lacks any aesthetic appeal. I can deal with it for shorter series' but something like AS is too long for that.
I would be most worried that these people would be told to go to their respective boards. Look at how many people get pissed off at 'spoilers' because they didn't read the manga a decade ago. I think you underestimate how many people would simply not visit /a/ anymore if there was a split.
arachnid takes forever to weave its web
I don't think it was the relationship between the two boards that >>120359143 was trying to talk about. Who gives a shit about that? The problem is that a split would only stifle discussion because it would reduce the number of people exposed to manga discussion.
Do you hate manga and want to see all speak of it die off?
I honestly can't get over the super realistic backgrounds coupled with the cartoony characters. Specially when it's an obviously photo-referenced body with a hand drawn head, takes me right out of the story.
His stories are great though. The last third of Onwards is fantastic.
People who don't go out of their way to seek manga discussion get exposed to it on /a/. They take part out of curiosity or some other interest, and they may latch on.
Splitting manga off removes that entirely. /a/ is one of the biggest boards on this site. Have you ever ventured to a smaller board, where posts happen once an hour later at night? It's just not fun.
What ever happened to Kurokami (Black God)? It is available around up to chapter 109 or something, but that's it. A few sites reference it going on for another 50 or so chapters and concluding. Did it just get dropped by translators or something? I can find so little info on it people seem to just forget it existed.
Same goes for pic related which incidentally is my favourite lewd manga of all time, holy shit. It's gets up to ch 18 or something and that's it, whereas I've found references to it continuing but no actual material.
I think scanlators forgot about it. There's probably a reason for people forgetting, most people I've seen just wanted to see the end of it more than actually wanting to read more.
Well, the characters are usually fine and pretty well detailed, but most of time we get Kubo-level of backgrounds, and everything is arranged in a huge mess on the page. Double page spreads are gorgeous though.
The manga is actually pretty ancient now, I'm sure it has aged quite a bit
That's a good point, but I think that's overstating the few manga threads on /a/ recruiting new fans. A manga board wouldn't suddenly mean people are banned for discussing manga. It would be fine to run it exactly like it is - the majority of threads on /a/ are about anime that people are watching, often scattered throughout the threads are discussions on the source manga. The discussions would still be fine there just discussing a book a movie is based on in a /tv/ thread. The difference is there is a dedicated home for that stuff if you wanted to have a more indepth discussion.
Are you moot btw
I feel like you are moot, pls make a manga board before you leave forever. also email me back asshole.
NotACaptcha is shit and I wish there was the old captcha even if they were on hard-mode. Makes it even less motivating to dump manga.
The grammar nazis have indeed grown weak.
Leaving /a/ as is in regards to manga discussion would have countless people question the need for a manga board in the first place.
also why would you think I am moot
the fuck browses /ck/
I remember he posted a pic of his breakfast once and that thread was on the front page for like a week, without being stickied
I think there should be a rule that frenchfags and italianfags should shut the fuck up in manga threads. No, really, you're rubbing it every fucking time. Please stop already.
I actually was in Japan and bought a shit ton of manga. This one was at the top of my list. I don't know where the scanlations are now, but let me tell you that in it's entirety, volume 2 completely melted my heart. I didn't think it'd be able to, and feared that it might just be more of volume 1 (which would still be great, just a tad repetitive) but holy shit does volume 2 deliver.
Other than that I bought like over 100 volumes of manga in total. Can't wait till work slows down and I can read it. Only thing I couldn't find that I wanted was the entire Getter Robo saga.
She's definitely grown more honest/accepting of romantic things over time - you can see the progression happening chapter to chapter. I eat that shit up.
This last chapter upped the ante on sexual tension, which was near nonexistent before. Surprising but I hope it keeps going this way.
Anybody got a clue when the last chapter of Ran is dropping?
>holy shit does volume 2 deliver
not the guy you're replying to, but I'm very happy to hear this
I'd like to pick up more stuff, but I don't know where to start and I'm scared of asking /a/ for
Sorry,real life kind of hit. can't say sure that chapter 2 will be done but it will be ok in the end.
Like I said, I don't know where scanlations are, but be prepared to die of diabetes during every chapter from the letter chapter onwards. The bike, arm-wrestling and final chapter will hit you so hard that your family will get diabetes as well.
Only because every person on the planet should read this: Karakai jouzu Takagi-san.
I literally buried my face in my pillow like a little grill while reading it.
Here's a mindfuck:
からかい 上手 の 高木 さん
Teasing good of Takagi
in Google translate.
Googling the horrible mistranslation gives the actual name of the series. And there are dozens of other ways to find the title from moonrunes.
Is this EVER going to update? Leaving things where they are is killing me.
Yes, all 10 posters
>one for alcohol threads
>two for ramen threads
>one for vertical "recipes" that are all shit
>one for food gore and/or food humor
>one for favorite/least favorite celebrity chef threads
>four for totally not fast food viral marketing
and a bunch of crossboarders.
Cheers. If I get salmonella I'll smear >>120360504 on the walls in bodily fluids so the police know who to look for.
Ah nice, enjoy it then. Can't fucking wait till volume 3 comes out.
A friend of mine read it all and said the ending was very fitting and that they liked it. This friend is also very fond of bittersweet/painful endings, so yeah, be ready for that.
I try not to pain attention to the MC.
Indecisive betas already ruined Itoshi no Karin. It's all about this and protecting that smile.
Indecisive betas already ruined Itoshi no Karin
There was no kiss, but we at least got a confession and confirmation that she's going to live with him in his hometown.
Didn't bother me all that much. The worst in recent memory was KnK. Holy shit, how do you take a manga with so many heavy hitting emotional scenes, then give us such a lukewarm, tepid ending?
It's funny because when their relationship eventually fails it will be one of the most clear cut and stellar examples of an MC who is such an immense faggot that he can't even make it with a 10/10 tier, forgivng and loving woman.
>A friend of mine read it all and said the ending was very fitting and that they liked it. This friend is also very fond of bittersweet/painful endings, so yeah, be ready for that.
So the chances of him staying with Akira and making her happy for the rest of her life are zilch.
Romance manga with satisfying endings are rarer than fucking unicorns.
>at least we got
a bunch of half-assed shit that felt less like cathartic release after a long build-up and more like a slow and squeaky fart? Yeah, we got that.
I figured that since it was an older work, it may just take place in an alternate setting where Akira and the MC don't marry each other and have pretty babies for all eternity.
Mahou Tsukai no Yome is fantastic. I know it gets around here and in the one-page-threads, but more people should read it.
Can't wait for those, and I also can't wait for Maigo to touch up that chapter. Some of the impact is lost with the current awkward wording.
Yeah, glad it got the scanlations it deserves. I'm enjoying re-reading it as they release, I've got a MUCH better understanding of things now with the better translation and with the fact I know what's going on from previously reading it.
Last chapter of
Boku ni Koisuru Mechanical is out
He does, but to be honest the premise doesn't seem very interesting.
what to read next? I just got a whole bunch of new stuff and have it formatted for my aura.
dat sum real basic bitch taste there
I'm reading Tenjou Tenge. It's been in my backlog for years, but I didn't really care for it since I know how O!G works (nice premise, good art, dogshit plot).
The only reason I started it is because I have a fetish for long hair.
I'm at ch. 83 and I wish it woud end already. The start was pretty cool, but now it's starting to become a mess.
Does it get any better?
Nothing at the moment. I'm going through One Punch Man again, but I'm looking for something new, with magic and adventure and strange settings. I'm tired of low-fantasy, man.
I know it's mangareader but I haven't been able to find a decent quality torrent or anything, and this is just a casual re-reading. Psychic loli is best girl.
>how O!G works (nice premise, good art, dogshit plot)
Yeah, that's pretty much it.
That reminds me i haven't checked out Bjorg Trinity yet, iirc that have a dedicated writer, so i might give it a shot.
Uh, well, i guess you'll get the gist of it in a couple of chapters at least.
WHY IS NOBODY READING OVERLORD
I think it's going to be a massive hit, or it crashes hard. The Light Novel is really promising, and it's a different take that I've never seen before.
I'm also reading Kingdom (who doesn't), The Arm's Peddler, and whatever new manga that just got scanned and I decided to start reading.
But the those above are my top three. I really want to see more overlord.
Let's put it this way. The MC of overlord is a lich king. Not a human, but a full on spooki skeleton that can raise dead and specializes in magic.
I started to read more of Moon Child, I read volume one a while ago and wasn't that interested but it gets much better after. Found some copies of it to buy too because the scans get kinda shit.
I was also happy to see that someone recently translated another chapter of March Comes in Like a Lion and also downloaded Slam Dunk. Would it be hard to get physical copies of SD these days?
I'm mentioning it because it is already slated to receive an anime, on top of the manga. There might not be much out there, but I want people to know about it, add it to their reading list, you know? I've got over 100 titles but I'll add on more if I think it's promising. Hell I'll read it if it as long as it's seinen. Romance +seinen is a good combo, or sci-fi+seinen (or all three and you get Planetes). Fantasy - seinen is good too. I usually stay away from comedy since I am actually trying to look for a good plot.
rip my first favorite manga.
I still hold out that it might be restarted though since this truly was the first manga I ever read.
They really liked the Light Novel, for a good reason. Yes, I wish other manga got an anime adaptation but this one managed to get it. It's seinen (supposed to be non-harem, only two girls like him) and it's a story that I haven't seen before, similar to the arm's peddler.
>it's a story that I haven't seen before
Have you read the LN? What direction does the story take? I can't help but feel like an overlord thread would be swamped with sao/lh shitposters.
the newest chapter from haru x kiyo got translated today.
>Boku no Hero Academia
I wonder if one day we could read scanlations of Jump manga not done on topazed to death raws. No one's even bothering to wait for tank to come out and do it properly. Anyone else not reading any Jump manga and/or weekly series because scans end up looking like complete shit without any screentone?
I have read the LN. If you have ever played an mmorpg for a while, you would know this feeling, otherwise it might miss you.
Imagine you have been at the helm of a clan you formed years ago in a game called yssangrdil. You racked up feats, you conquered clans, and you raided more dungeons than any other clan could say. Even when 5 of the top 20 guilds came to destroy your home, they could not get past your guardians.
But alas, that is no longer true. your clanmates, your brothers in arms are now long gone. It is rare that you see one online in any given week, and many have been AWOL for months and years with jobs in the real world, if not given up the game for good.
Now, it is the last day of yssangdril, and you wish to watch the clock at the bottom of your labryinth where your clan calls home. Even though it is widely know across the world that the game is ending, only two people logged on. Even worse, one person left an hour before since he 'didn't feel like watching the end'. It is truly you, alone, in a hall of past relics; a hall of former glory. And as you watch the clock tick down you wonder if it was worth it.
However, the clock keeps going, past midnight. And this is where the story starts. The MC starts to travel the world in search to see if he can find ex guildmates or ex players in a world that knows nothing about him. He also is very strong. His companions are people that used to be programmed NPCs, but now act real.
I went way too deep into that, but I loved the idea. I formed a CW guild with a couple of other people back in 2005. We slowly turned into a massive guild that would win almost all battles, but after the wildy updates many of them left. I haven't seen a single one of them. I am now the third rank on a clan in RS3 with over 300 people but I mostly solo dg since doing anything else reminds me of what used to have been.
Well, I wouldn't pay a single dime to Viz. And no, not much of digital rips is getting its way to public.
I just wonder if I anyone else skipping on weekly series due to topaz overload, something looking like >>120362995 shit.
I read manga by the hundred's lol. I usually read on batoto but I post on mangahere tsukkomus.
I don't even read this forum that much anymore tbh, I left a long time ago. I just came back, like many others, to reminisce of what used to be since Moot is now gone.
>Where do you guys usually discuss manga?
On /a/ if there is a new chapter of something i'm reading or in these rare manga threads.
The whole deal with the "Please give us a manga board even if we know it probably wouldn't work very well" is because there is literally not a single decent place to discuss manga (and anime, actually) out of here.
I tried to take a look at
/r/Manga, and while I have to admit it's much better than the anime counterpart (not like that's much of an accomplishment), it's still lightyears worse than here - when there is some manga discussion i mean.
The only thing it have over /a/ is that it's a separate thing only for manga.
Otherwise you might try your luck with "national" websites, but that doesn't really count.
and this is a great example as to why I left /a/
you people sometimes take things way too seriously. It used to be that no one really gave a fuck other than that we'd hate on the big three, but now you people just call everyone out.
you looking for a specific genre or something?
I finally finished it.
That was the most insidiously depressing manga I've ever read. Nobody was ever entirely right, nobody was ever entirely wrong, and nobody got a happy ending. Nothing good ever happened. Just full-out fucking misery all the way through.
>Do you wait for the (kind of rare) threads on /a/?
yes saddly, believe it or not but the a great part of manga readers are actually underage reddit/tumblr-tier posters, you can see that when you read the posts in mangaupdates or mangafox and they are either SJWs, edgelords or fedoras of the highest levels.
For some reason neckbeards do read the obscure stuff but still consume more anime than manga.
>I couldn't deal with that MC
I've become so fed up with shitty no-personality spineless male MCs that I've stopped picking up most romance themed stories. The premise might be great, the girls might be super cute, but as soon as I see the 'average every-day guy' with his generic MC haircut, vacant nice-guy smile, white shirt and black pants I just have to drop it. I don't even give them a chance anymore.
The sad thing is I'm probably missing one or two good series as a result.
Finished the latest chapter of "14-sai no Koi" today. All i could say is that i couldnt care less about the main Couple.I Want more Sensei action.
Fuck yes. I would love a series about cute teachers doing cute things with other teachers.
>cute lesson planning
>cute staff meetings
>cute substitutes being bullied by the class
>cute lunchtime duty
>cute extracurricular activities
>cute staff parties
There's so much untapped potential here.
I picked up Domestic na Kanojo from a few threads ago and just finished the last chapter today
like it so far until I found out it was made by the good ending author who I've heard is a mini-seo
should I worry anons?
The last manga I read was Yuri Danshi since anon was kind enough to translate a couple of chapters.
I ended up on the dynasty reader as a result and I'm going through All Hail Empress, although it's a manhua. The main girl is great.
If I translate it, I dump it on /a/ and discuss it here. Manga reader sites are fucking toxic, and I've never touched any community outside of /a/ for discussing my weeb shit. If I know someone who's read it, I'll talk to them. If I don't know anyone who's read it, or who might enjoy reading it and it never gets threads on /a/, then I just never discuss it.
You'd think they'd like manga more because it had a variety of lgbt titles from the past couple decades, not to mention mountains of fujoshit doujinshi but I guess they're more interested in Avengers porn and lesbian multiracial poc fetish comics
It's probably better this way.
Only these threads or one page threads. It used to be a little better when people were able to have storytime threads but the timer that was added to prevent spam/general threads killed a lot of interest in making them, since it takes hours just to post one volume.
Reread this yesterday.
Newest one is 3 am Dangerous Zone
either people just read GTO and wanted more super teachers
or people were reading TWGOK and wanted more swag neckbeard
or people were reading Super Dreadnought Girl and wanted more of the mangaka's work
naturally it's not as good as any of them
>Want to dump manga on a fucking image board
I wish mods would lift that restriction for people actually dumping large amounts of manga.
Actually it's by the people doing it more than anything. If you have a Japanese native speaker translating something into English and their English isn't great, you get really literal sounding "awkward" translations. If they're an English native who's moon isn't great, it'll usually read well but isn't always accurate. I imagine French is the same way.
I´m currently reading renai boukun and I´m glad its getting updates more frequently.
>watch Isuca episode 1
>fuck censorship, let's read the manga instead
>chapter 1 is completely fucking different
Why? It's a standard opener, nothing special, yet the anime makes it even more cliche.
and though I like other series other "cute bride" series like Oku-san and Sachiare the MC of this series is pissing me off every chapter. The wife tries to do everything for him and he treats her like dirt. This latest chapter is sort of understandable because he's equating his eventual death with his father but the fact he lashes out on her despite confirming her own loss is a dick-move.
Close to finishing Resentment.
2 or 3 chapters from catching up with Real
Also reading Prison school
The googles do nothing, mind sharing salsa on that one?
Kojiro saga of Vagabond is so fucking good. Better than most of musashi's parts imo.
I'm not asking you to spoonfeed me, faggot. I'm countering your "350 chapters is not so big" argument by asking you to prove it.
So eat a dick.
Yeah, but it's so monumental, I just feel kind of put off by the sheer volume.
I'll get to it eventually, but yeah, been putting it off for months because it's just so big.
The vengeance against the asshole doctor? Man, that was sublime.
meh it's only 2 chapters anyway
Ultimate Special High School
I also want more chaps of another series from the same creator called Aspirin, but the scanlator dropped it due to licensing (which is funny because I can't find the official translated copies anywhere), and it's on hiatus.
No. I'm saying that, other than Shonen Jump manga (most of which is shit), there's very few ones that reach 350 chapters. So even if the manga IS known to be good, like Berserk and Vagabond, just thinking of starting it feels like a chore.
But I'll get to it eventually.
More like thousands and thousands since the '90s, and currently reading at least 20 ongoing ones religiously every month. But nice projection.
And yeah, hence the reason why starting a very big series feels kind of hard.
>More like thousands and thousands since the '90s, and currently reading at least 20 ongoing ones religiously every month
I almost believe you, almost.
Have you seriously never heard of series like Ippo, Baki, Cooking Papa, Tough and Kindachi while reading "thousands and thousands since the '90s"? Fuck off with your bullshit.
You must be seriously mentally challenged, then.
By the way, pic related for my mangaupdates reading list.
Though of course, it also lists mangos that have been left on hiatus by the author, the scanlators or by me.
>read this arc
>this is awesome I wonder what's the historical relevance
>read history about the Musashi vs. Kojiro part
>Musashi stands up Kojiro pissing him off then pulls out of bullshit dual-wield style from out of nowhere to defeat him
hopefully takehiro pulls an artistic license change on that fight.
Right now i'm going through a bunch of short series (both ongoing and over) as break after marathoning some lenghty ones.
>tfw reading this
I know the ending will be disappointing as hell and the MC will be a wimp all the way through, but it should be illegal drawing girls this perfect.
Reading through the latest few chapters of Nukoduke, my heart cannot take this cuteness.
Reading Tanabata no Kuni
Just started volume1 a few minutes ago actually.
Doing a Iwaaki marathon, since I've never read any of his minor works works (i.e. other than Parasyte and Historie.)
I don't suppose anyone in here is a Franco-Belgian comic fan? I'd like to commission some translations, wondering what people want. Right now I'm just considering Melusine and Le Mond Mil. /co/ is a terrible place, so I have to wait until later tonight to ask them.
I've always wanted to get into them, but I really have no idea where to start. Maybe look up a few essentials lists if you can find them, and pick something that shows up all or most of those.
and now I´m sad, fucking bittersweet ends.
Black Jack has a few bonus, previously-sealed chapters. Vertical published some of them (those have been scanned and should be uploaded to Meguca), and the others are an ongoing scanlation.
>anyone in here is a Franco-Belgian comic fan?
I don't mind them (i have few
friendsinto them and graphic novels in general lending me stuff from time to time), but i doubt this is the right place to ask usually.
Here we got Historie going on (at snail's pace, but it's not like the manga is any faster: at 4th volume right now), and Kisejuu kanzeban just started (fun fact: the localization started twice and the publisher died twice before completing it in the past).
The same publisher of Kisejuu bought Heureka and Tanabata rights too.
I usually save some single pages to post in one page threads but I just had to give up on this one due to the sheer amount of amazing pages
Is that from Cities of the Fantastic aka Les Cités Obscures? I'm fairly sure that the most recent volumes aren't translated. Could be something for >>120371354 To commission.
I was interested in broadening my horizon and read more kinds of comics(american comics, fumetti, BD, etc). Is /manga/ interested in these other mediums? What are you favourites?
Also, where should I start with them? I tried Google, but it appears that there are no contralized resources like for manga.
I can read italian, if that helps; but again, I have no idea what to look for.
I'd ask /co/, but browsing some threads I noticed it's full of leddit, so I'd rather not.
I read manhwas and one (Feng Shen Ji of course) manhua. /a/ hates manhwas, and after reading more of them i actually do agree that most of them (as in webcomics) are actually pretty mediocre, but others are fairly cool. But I think nowadays reading them is not that uncommon.
You start wherever looks interesting, there's no real wrong way to do it. I started with capes and expanded to other stuff as I got acquainted with the medium.
In Italian I know stuff Maxmagnus, Diabolik and Satanik are cult classics but they look so b-movie look that I'm not so confident on their quality.
>WHY IS NOBODY READING OVERLORD
>I think it's going to be a massive hit, or it crashes hard. The Light Novel is really promising, and it's a different take that I've never seen before.
Isn't it just another loser otaku reincarnated into fantasy world story?
I've enjoyed Altina so far. It's nice to have a fantasy story that focuses on the tactics and politics rather than another harem.
Overlord isnt -exactly- that, but basically that type of thing. I hear lots of great things about it, but there is a period of abhorrent translation in second half of first volume.
One of my favourite ongoing series is manhua. Pic related, this kind of stroytelling is definitely not for everyone but if you like it or if it just doesn't bother you it's excellent.
And the art is fucking awesome
I don't read cape comics due to continuity clusterfuck
I don't read that many other comics either but I do respect them
Manhwa I tend to avoid
Manhua I avoid too, but I don't know why
webcomics of any kind a shit save OPM
Well, when i say manhwa i mainly mean webcomics, because most of the ones I read (and am aware of their origins are one). ToG is actually good despite what most of /a/ will try to say, of course as far as shounens go, even if it has really apparent problems. Other good ones are annarasumanara, dr frost. I really liked Kubera for setting, Magician as a fantasy the breaker and Distant Sky. But agreed, there lots of shit that not only has abhorrent deviantart-tier artstyle, but are also shit themselves, like The Gamer, Soul Cartel or TAL (god that one sucks).
Just started this the other day. MC lost his virginity in the first chapter.
That is something i hear often. And I dont really feel that way. As in, yeah - part one as a whole was very constitently good, but i dont mind it afterwards, and it has its ups even now.
I couldn't handle it and dropped like 40 chapters into.
Mostly love shit, Hadi girl, 14 sai no koi, it has been months since I read something different, the short but very good chinese story "Once again" and marathoning Biscuit hammer.
Also posting pic, because it would be quite related and growing.
I'd rather see dead scanlation projects being finished or brough back to life before getting new stuff.
>tfw Barakamon has been halted at vol 3 for ages because it has been licensed in the US
>only vol1 has been released and took ages for it
well, disregarding those who just had some drama at one point.
>kanpeki no kanojo
the first chapters deceive you somewhat because its filled with unnecessary cliché misunderstandings but not only for comic relief moments but actual drama and it get worse as soon as the dyke is introduced who not only allways cockblock the MC but also has some pretty angsty moments. So overall little healing and more rage.
>Ran to Haiiro no Sekai
this one has an shoujo tier asshole character who is even an violent cunt but it was ok because he didn´t have much screentime anyway but the manga starts to concentrate too much on him, to the point where he gets mixed up with the phantasy stuff and is kinda like the final boss of the last arc, the arc by itself was great but overall he has been nothing but an annoying cunt and when he is finally gone, the manga ends a few chapters later, it was great before his arc though.
>bocchi na bokura no renai jijou
it would´ve been great if only the MC wasn´t such an idiot and the other male characters weren´t such a arrogant cunts, the female lead falling in love with the MC came really out of nowhere.
Re-reading all of Twin Spica while looping the OP from the anime.
After all these years still one of the best manga series ever.
I suppose those could be removed then, not sure about "Ran to Haiiro no Sekai", it seems worth it from your words still.
Also, pic related there are various titles I was wondering if they are worth to add.
Perhaps I let myself go too easy on some of the addictions, adding I think even some that are or are considered harems which I would not previously add.
I'd say Ai Kora isn't really that kind of thing. It has some cute things, but not really healing, which is what i'd look for on this list. And it is straight up comedy/harem/h
Isn't Barakamon (among others) scanlation dead because "We got a US release so who give a fuck anymore"?
Because that's the point, how the localization is doing is marginal, it being up to 2 volumes rather than 1 is irrilevant.
I need to get the tankoubon one of these days. I don't even remember how it ended.
I got Ohikkoshi, and love it.
I really feel like Samura writes short stories way better than long ones. Mugenin just got really draggy and kinda boring halfway through, but all his shorts have been great.
It really sucks his stuff doesn't get more attention from scanlators. I disagree with you, anon, about BotI dragging; I loved it throughout and though it built and built on itself.
The rest of Baba Yaga. One fucking volume and it ends just as shit is getting real.
Man, I'm thinking on starting Urasawa collection.
ALL of it, starting with Master Keaton and Yawara.
It's gonna be quite a load, since I'm planning a trip to Japan in Fall, I might just physically pick all of them up and ship them to myself on sea mail.
Don't get me wrong, I like Mugenin, but I felt the momentum dropped significantly in the latter half of the series. I still own the whole thing, wouldn't have finished the series if I didn't like it.
I´d say chocotto sister, koe de oshigoto, Subete ni Iya Girl and strawberry shake sweet deserve to be on the list the most. Koi Neko could be as well, it is more or less as interesting as Kashiwagi-san. Kahe Tantei Bu is from the guy who did Nagasarete Airantou, its mostly girls SoL but has some romance. Peshi is a really comfy comedy-manga.
>koe de oshigoto
But really, thanks for the input, if it werent Sunday I would check up and update it, I havent read all the series inside the image because I trust anon's input.
There's some even earlier Iwaaki:
Fuuko no iru Mise
Hone no Oto (shorts)
Early Iwaaki seems to be focused on how terrible people are.
Can you guys recommend me manga where the characters start out as a weak little shit and gets stronger over time.
Seinen manga preferred over shounen.
Also, I like the idea of things not being left over to "luck" too much. That everything has an explanation and that the characters don't get stronger of powerup's out of fucking nowhere.
Other then that, depressing mangas are also okay. Like Eden: It's an endless world or bokurano
Forever waiting for a new chapter of Iris Zero
Does it have to be a battle manga?
Suicide Island protagonist starts out as one of many suicidal weakling, but becomes the only hunter on the island adept with a bow and survival techniques.
The title is Suicide Island but the theme is more of survival and finding reasons to live on. Also quite a bit of Lord of the Fly element with society forming and inevitable human conflicts.
I'm finishing up Ping Pong before I watch the anime and I'm reading Glass Mask which I'll probably take a break from once I've caught up and start either Saturn Apartments or Miyuki.
Also, figured thats a good place to ask - what is the name of that mange where a class was on the ship cruise and then zombie/parasite invasion happened? Read it a few years ago, but forgot the name.
>...You're willing to venture into the never ending tale with no hopes of a conclusion?.
I've caught up with Berserk anon, I know this pain you speak of, not to mention it's extremely addictive, never thought a manga about acting would be this great.
Berserk is still just 26 years old, and while slow, the author is still in good shape.
Glass mask is 40 years and on going. The likelihood of the author dying before the manga finish is infinitely higher.
I thought the artist is still recovering from her illness, or at least that's what I get from reading her twitter.
You can actually check here
http://www.mediafactory.co.jp/comic-alive/index.php?MENU=backnumberand see that it hasn't been published since the May issue.
Yeah, the alternatives are either cancerous or dead slow. There's IRC but it requires a different level of engagement.
There are other slow boards on 4chan, so I don't see why an /ma/ would be a bad thing.
People giving too much of a shit over EVERYTHING MUST BE CATEGORIZED CORRECTLY is what ruined 4chan
It killed OC, it encourages general proliferation, and it only enables autistic spergs who have nothing better to do all day than SORTING THE INTERNET
Did it ever actually kill a board to have a few stupid offtopic threads here and there? No.
But some zigzags can't ignore and move on, and here we are
Just picked up Koi to Uso from a OPT recently, why is this shit only 8 pages a chapter
Also just caught up to the scanlators right now
I know translations are behind by 13/14 chapters but is the series itself weekly?
Finished reading pic related a few days ago. The most depressing manga I have ever read, but also one of the best stories I have ever read in a manga. I still feel emotionally drained after finishing it.
The last chapter of v4 needs an editor, the guy from before is too busy. I have a script just sitting here. It's part 1 of an arc, though, might make the lack of translations worse.
>I was also happy to see that someone recently translated another chapter of March Comes in Like a Lion
oooooohhhh. Where? Shogi plus found family plus author of Honey and Clover is pretty much my ideal read.
On the topic of Ran ending, this is FWPA's next project. I still have to scan v1, which is a shame because the prints are top-shelf material, great quality.
It could do with a few more additions, but that doesn't mean it needs some retard to add everything he looked at thought the cover looked cute on.
Just finished reading gantz, what a fucking ride
I'm glad this thread exists! I wanted to talk about this but I don't think a thread would survive.
4koma avoiding drawing backgrounds is slowly driving me crazy. It's like, emotions are expressed so refinely in how the blankness is sued. Dots, action lines, but NEVER any background. I'm going insane. It's talking heads! It's like the School Days visual novel where it's just talking heads. There's no body shots cuz there's no room for it! Ohh man it's crazy. I can't stand 4komas.
You may want to cut the exclamation marks if you don't want to look like an idiot.
Not drawing backgrounds is generally an indicator of quality. Most 4koma are lazy, but a number of them aren't.
I type as a stream of consciousness, forgive me for being raised in the south. Are you saying not drawing a background is indicative of low quality? I wouldn't be surprised. Though I wonder how a high quality 4koma would be drawn...
It's for future reference.
Yes, generally. I mean look at Seitokai Yakuindomo for instance. They at least make an effort most of the time. There are also half 4koma, half normal series like Kyoukai Senjou no Rinbo or Sekai Maou. While it's not always true, lack of backgrounds is a common precursor for normal manga at least. Some of the B-list titles, or worse, that no one really bothers to translate have like one tone backgrounds or none at all.
Seitokai is a high quality 4koma? Color me surprised, the anime didn't give that vibe off at all. I'll give those titles a shot to see what I'm missing, anything to get away from talking heads.
I like having each page have roughly the same number of panels and dialogue. It's easier to gauge my progress. Normal manga often have pages like >>120400830 and >>120394610 that don't have nearly as much dialogue so it's harder to track how much I've read.
Why did this end so quickly? It was pretty good but it's too damn short.
Right around the climax?
That's like going on a date with an annoying bitch and telling her to fuck off at the end of the day, right before your apartment.
It's the JP magazine, no idea where the raws came from. Probably from some obscure p2p board or something. Thanks to whoever uploaded it, hope more comes.