I recently heard some anons say that Berserk is the best manga ever created. So I'm going to be reading it.
I haven't read that much manga in the past. Mainly because I'm a lazy faggot that prefers to watch something instead of reading it. However there are times where a manga can't be replicated in an anime and vice versa. The mangas that I've read so far are proof of that (Goodnight PunPun and some of Junji Ito's stuff). Besides Berserk I also have Chainsaw Man and Futari Solo Camp (Don't know what this one is about but the female protagonist is hot as fuck) on my list.
What have you been reading?
Anything you recommend?
I read Chainsaw Man and thought it was ok, at least. I don't see what the big fuss is about, the fights were nice and I'm glad that they didn't take like 300 pages to end, but it kind of felt I dunno bare bones compared to most fights I've read.
That's one tall order, especially with, allegedly (haven't read it myself), both guts and griffith being fags at one point or another. The last one I read before running out of chapters was Kingdom, which I enjoy a fair amount, but I do vastly prefer the side characters (especially the bandit general) verses the actual main character(s). It's been a while now, should probably check on it to see how it's progressed.
>I don't see what the big fuss is about
It might be catching on since it's a breath of fresh air from an industry riddled with shallow self-insert power fantasy mangas. The characters are likeable and the mangaka knows how to tell a story--on top of making decent fight scenes. It feels like the mangaka's trying to emphasize on the characters and the storyline moreso than the fights, which might be the reason why the battles feel lacking compared to other series that focus solely on that.
>Anything you recommend?
I've been reading Kengan Omega lately, I'd recommend Kengan Ashura and Kengan Omega if you haven't read that yet.
Lately, I've been finding myself reading mostly Korean titles. It seems as though the Koreans are making better quality manga/webtoons than the Japs in general now. I'd recommend "Survival Story of a Sword King in a Fantasy World" on that end. It might be the only isekai that I've enjoyed, aside from that other isekai with Aquasama.
>Anything you recommend?
Maybe try Usogui.
It's a gambling manga with the premise of combining battle and gambling while also trying to give a reason why people have to stick to the rules and can't just brute force their win.
The series makes a huge change over the course of it's volumes. The art makes a phenomenal leap and the story goes from focusing on the gambles only to developing characters personalities a lot more and creating more context for their relationships. To not spoil too much there's a reason it becomes very re-readable in the later chapters. tons of foreshadowing
The translation work also got finished just recently and the only reason to wait longer would be the team working on improving the early translations right now.
>It's not me
It might be the old (You)s from the previous /a/ that got nuked.
>It feels like the mangaka's trying to emphasize on the characters and the storyline moreso than the fights,
It doesn't feel it is more focused on its character more-so the fights. We know a-lot about the main cast and most of chapters are mostly about the main casts and some of the things they do.
**But don't know what the fuck is >>43 even talking about.
>both guts and griffith being fags at one point or another
There's more to it than that. Read berserk nigger.
found something nice
What is some good horror manga? The only horror manga I have read is Uzumaki.
Read the rest of junji itou's stuff
Did this manga have anything going for it? Or is just your usual SOL?
I'm interested in reading this one, specially since the anime seems to be CG shit. I always prefer watching the fighting genre rather then reading it but the illustrations look fucking sweet.
I heard Chi no Wadachi is pretty good.
>Did this manga have anything going for it? Or is just your usual SOL?
I think I've read it and enjoyed it. But I'm not sure.
>and Futari Solo Camp
For some reason the author decided to make the FeMC the wrong type of annoying in the first chapter but outside of that first meeting the story is comfy. Really basic camping trivia for if you're ever going to a public campsite and food recipes every odd chapter or so. Artist also doesn't discriminate on the fanservice which I'm sure is appreciated by the ladies.
>Anything you recommend?
It will be getting an anime next season so I think Shadows House is a good rec. Same author as Kuro, the story of a little girl with her bizarre black cat, but this time about a manor of nobels that lack any features and the humanoid dolls that serve them.
that shadow house one seems good
It's ok I had fun reading it but it gets somewhat boring after awhile so I never finished it.
>Shadows House is a good rec. Same author as Kuro
Seconding Shadow House, it's very good. Love how it transitions from a creepy slice of life to a full mystery/conspiracy with the characters ageing and progressing through the levels of the manor.
I would highly recommend anything by Fukumoto Nobuyuki. Kaiji is one of his most famous series about a dirt poor NEET in shitloads of debt that is forced into underground gambling in order to pay off his debt. Kurosawa is more down to earth than Kaiji and centers around a 40 year old failure who decides to chase the things he's always wanted - respect from his co-workers, popularity with the ladies, and a life worth living. Silver and Gold has a similar premise to Kaiji in that a down-on-his-luck man is drawn into the world of scam artists and gambling.
Although not drawn by him, Fukumoto's Confession and Seizon LifE are shorter series and I cannot recommend them enough. Confession revolves around 2 mountain climbers stranded in a storm. Fearing they'll die, one of them confesses to murdering the other's girlfriend - but the storm eases up enough that they are able to make it to a cabin for shelter. The manga then follows the tense few days while they wait for the rescue team, with the confession weighing heavily on both of their minds. Seizon LifE follows a man's quest to find out what happened to his daughter over a decade ago when her remains are discovered buried underneath a car park, racing against time as his cancer diagnosis has given him months to live.
Images didn't post, fuck.
Read Liar Game. It is the greatest.
These are good suggestions, thanks. Is there a good central repository for manga since mangadex is down?
Fuck knows but mangadex should be back up soon.
Would you like to see a list of my favourite shounen manga (all of them), or my favorite e. g. renga novels?
I promise not to mention Nanase Inoue this time.
Also, I know this blog will probably be renamed (if not again in a week) to Posts about different stuff soon, but I also hope it stays the same.
I want this to be a sort of platform to rant and swear.
Perhaps this won't be a good reading blog but that's not my goal.
Onward to the next topic!
>mangadex is back
>new layout is modern pseudo-minimalism shit that doesn't even work without JS
>all featured manga are current-season anime
does chan even work without js?
good stuff, thanks
I miss web 1.0
Are there any good sites to download manga? Madokami has been really shit since they decided to restrict user uploads.
I'd kill for a return to Web 1.0, everything looked so cool back then. Even when it was lame it was like walking into a teen boy's bedroom, so not bad.