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Manga Rec Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by Selias, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Selias

    Selias Experienced.

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    I just discovered a new manga, "Sakamoto Desu Ga?" and I was wondering what other good manga that I've been missing, so I decided to start a rec thread. Keep in mind that linking to illegal content is against the rules, so just stick to names.

    To start things off, a few manga that I like:
    Binbougami Ga!
    Golden Boy
    Hentai Kamen
    Hikaru no Go
    Katte ni Kaizo
    Kenji
    Hoshi no Samidare
    One-Punch Man (Pretty sure everyone's heard of this one, but I still like it)
    Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan
    Sakamoto Desu Ga? (I wasn't sure about it, at first, but I like it)
    Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
    The Breaker, and its sequel, The Breaker: New Waves (Technically, they're manhwa, but whatever)
    The Gamer (Another one that I'm sure everyone has heard of)
    Yamada Tarou Monogatari (It's been something like ten years since I last read this, so I'm not sure if I still enjoy it or not)
    Yotsuba&!
    Yuusha Gojo Kumiai Kouryuugata Keijiban

    I thought about adding a brief summary for my recs... but I don't really want to do that for 16 different manga/manhwa, so you can just google them, if you're curious.
     
  2. ZiPeppe

    ZiPeppe (⌐■_■)

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    Claymore by Norihiro Yagi

    Angel Densetsu by the same author as above

    Hellsing by Kouta Hirano

    Uzumaki by Junji Ito

    Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

    Black Lagoon by Rei Hiroe

    Red Eyes by Jun Shindo
     
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  3. Selias

    Selias Experienced.

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    Oh, I forgot to mention Angel Densetsu. Seconding that rec.
     
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  4. Mu-Sensei

    Mu-Sensei Working to support my hobbies.

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    Ok, My list....

    Change HiFuMi (or 123 depending of the translator) - Martial Artist Girl has 4 different personalities, each of them well versed in a different combat style. Enter our protagonist, who is a fan of Kamen-rider heroes. Tons of Ecchi, nice martial arts, and interesting angle on her MPD. Complete.

    Doubt! - The Mc is a ConMan in debt, and his father offers him a deal. Enroll into his school (father is the dean) and investigate three girls, to find which one is his half sister. Seduction optional.

    Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya- Needs no intro. Go read it.

    Full Metal Alchemist - Seconded, Thirded and Quaded. It is awesome.

    Gate - A bit Jingoist (ok, make that a LOT), but it does cover more details than the anime. Art is Meh at best, though.

    Hatsukoi Limited - Instead of following one romance story, this manga alternates between a whole classroom worth of girls and boys. And makes it work.

    High School of the Dead - It should be called High School of the Boobies instead, but it is good. High Schoolers in the zombie apocalypse.
    Infection - As above.

    iShoujo - A cellphone app that appears randomly, has a virtual girls giving people powers to help match-making couples. Pity it was cancelled.

    KissXSis - No, Keita has not banged his sisters yet. Hes inching closer to the line everyday though. While managing a harem, and keeping his teacher as an official girlfriend.

    Let's Lagoon - A boy and a girl, cast away into a deserted island. At first. Later on, things might take to unexpected directions. Ongoing, but highly recommended. Also, a protagonist which is not a wimp! He actually answers to challenges by getting better himself!

    Madan no Ou to Vanadis - Two countries at war, and a young earl taken captive by a warrior princess. Then he is forced to strike a deal to save his homeland, and rise to the challenge of being an army commander. It is a harem, manga, but instead of individual battles, this ones focuses on actual large scale warfare.

    Negima/UQ Holder - Akamatsu's masterpiece. Started Ecchi, took a turn for the shounen, but never lost the sexy, sexy shenanigans. Plus, Negi and Touta are very good protagonists in very opposite ways. Lots of characters and character developments, and damn if his world isn't well developed and balanced. Plus, a magic system that works (even if you take stripping spells in account!).

    Nisekoi - The Yakuza Heir, the Mafia Princess and their fake relationship. And things go from that to more, and more complicated. The manga even have a fourth girl join the fray by the end.

    Onegai Teacher / Onegai Twins / Ano Natsu de Matteru - A Trilogy on the same universe, though the order of the last one is still to be clarified. Very nice WAFF stories, while being very touching, and despite the whole alien artistic licence, very realistic when it comes to people's feelings and reactions.

    Rising vs Raijin - A boy wants to be a hero, when his only power is to secret high amounts of goo from his skin. His childhood friend, who he promised to defeat once he got his powers, is an actual hero, and can generate ungodly amounts of electricity and turn into lightning. Oh, and she's a tsundere. Together, they fight crime. And get girls sticky.

    Sankarea - Boy meets girl, and they work to revive his dead cat as a zombie- wait what?! Yup. Also, girl end up taking the zombie potion and turning into a zombie, to escape her family issues. Bloody, sweet, disgusting, cute, revolting and extremely romantic, Sankarea is a clash of terms and words that one would never expect to find into a single work. Like I often say, is like gender-swapped twilight, if the later work was, y'know good.

    Shinigami-sama to 4-nin to Kanojo - A shoujo-manga loving boy is forced into a deal by a shinigami: get a girlfriend in 24 hours or die. So, he sends 4 invitations to different girls, hoping to be reciprocated by at least one. All of them accept, so he is now forced to become a 'four-timing scum', using and abusing his knowledge to keep the relationships from crumbling down. As if to make things worse, all the girls seem to have a hidden side to them.

    Spice and Wolf - A journey through a fantasy world, from the eyes of a trader, instead of a warrior. Adventure, profit and sometimes danger seem to await our protagonist and his companion goddess at every turn of the way. And you learn economy, while having fun!

    Sword Art Online, Progressive - Kawahara's final rendition of SAO, in the hands of Himura Kiseki (of Fate Swords Dancer's Fame), and let me tell you: It surpasses the novels every now and then. At other times, it complements it, seeing as the novels are meant to be Kirito's PoV and the Manga Asuna's. Highly recommended, if slow updating.

    Tsugumomo - At first, ecchi manga, then it goes somewhat shounen. But hey, it has a rich story, charismatic characters and an intelligent protagonist. Also, very sexy artstyle.

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    Disclaimer: I haven't read everything just yet, so I can't vouch for quality! Also, some of them are Brazillian Stuff, so don't worry if you don't know them.
     
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  5. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

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    I'm going to echo Mu-Sensei is a very good manga with all the things he listed and that you should definitely read it if you get the chance. As for some of my reccomendations.

    Sekai Oni - A young girl saves the world from destruction by otherworldly invaders and in the process kills off her abusive family one by one. While it may come off as a bit 'edgy' it's one of the best horror and psychological I've read.

    School Ningyo - Schoolgirls hunt down a very untraditional interpretation of mermaids so that they can have love. It's crazy but in a good way with a neat horror aspect to it.

    Misu Misou - Bullied girl snaps when her classmates end up killing her family in a fire and goes on an epic revenge killing spree.

    Jisatsu Circle - A girl tries to find the secrets behind a suicide club only to find that there's more going on than there appears.

    Fox Daughter - A happy fox god is excited that a guy she liked has come back to her and then she realizes how much time has passed.

    Bokurano - A group of children find themselves forced to use a giant robot to fight other giant robots to save the world. This is not a happy story.

    To Love-Ru Darkness - A shameless harem fanservice manga with good art.
     
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  6. Mu-Sensei

    Mu-Sensei Working to support my hobbies.

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    hmm, I second To Love Ru Darkness and add one of my own:

    Maga Tsuki - A perverted boy living on a temple unseals a goddess of misfortune, and have his soul literally attached to her. Now, he needs o remain in contact with her at all times or he'll die and have to be brought back to life within minutes or his soul will pass away. All he wanted was to marry his neighbor and do H things to her. Later, more goddesses will join the lovely family.
     
  7. mizerie

    mizerie Brazenly New

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    Grand Blue - a mature comedy about diving(lol) that will give you a laugh. Its been written by the author of BakaTest so expect the usual shenanigans.

    Maou-jou de Oyasumi - a funny story about a little kidnapped princess that terrorizes her demon kidnappers while looking for a good way to sleep.
     
  8. Unyouthful Steve

    Unyouthful Steve Know what you're doing yet?

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    Acchi Kocchi
    Amano Megumi wa Suki Darake!
    Ao no Exorcist
    Bakuon!!
    Dagashi Kashi
    Danberu nan kiro moteru?
    Domestic na Kanojo
    Dragons Rioting
    Ero Manga Sensei
    Hajimete no Gal
    Hatsukoi Zombie
    Horimiya
    It's My Life
    Maou na Ano Ko to Murabito A
    Maou no Hisho
    Maou-jou de Oyasumi
    Spirit Migration
    Tejina Senpai
    Tensei Shitara Ken deshita
    Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
    Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!
    Tsugumomo
    Yakumo-san wa Edzuke ga Shitai
    Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san
    Zettai Reiiki
    Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
    Ajin-chan wa Kataritai
    Anitomo
    Ashita wa Doyoubi
    Boku no Hero Academia
    Boku no Kanojo ga Majime
    Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
    Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai
    D-Frag
    Enen no Shouboutai
    Fudatsuki no Kyoko-chan
    Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai
    Kanojo ni Awaseru Kao ga Nai
    Kanojo ni Naru Hi
    Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
    Koi wa Amaagari no You ni
    Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.
    Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!
    Kusumi-kun, Kuuki Yometemasu ka?
    Kyou no Cerberus
    Magical Change
    Mahou Shoujo Pretty Bell
    Murenase! Shiiton Gakuen
    Nagato Yuki-chan No Shoushitsu
    Nukoduke!
    Ojojojo
    Omae o Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore o Riajuu ni Shitekure!
    Otonari Complex
    Pocket Monsters - Festival of Champions (Doujinshi)
    Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan
    Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals
    World Customize Creator
    Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
    Yuusha-sama, Yukagen wa Ikaga desu ka?
     
  9. Xyarlothep

    Xyarlothep Tentacular Observer

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    Psyren- One of my favourites in its respective genres, has a good post apocalyptic setting, an interesting take on time travel and superpowers.

    Holyland- One of the two manga that I could think of that's good enough to practically be required reading.

    Monster- The other manga that's good enough to practically be required reading.

    Maybe I'll think of more as the day passes.
     
  10. Selias

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    Never heard of Monster, and I didn't really get into Psyren when I first tried reading it, but Holyland was a good one.
     
  11. daimahou

    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

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    ARIA/AQUA and Amanchu! by Amano Kozue. ARIA anime is great too (that soundtrack...), haven't seen Amanchu yet.

    Übel Blatt by Shiono Etorouji.

    ID - the greatest fusion fantasy. Might even make a comeback as a webtoon as the artist had said he might do it if there is interest.
     
  12. Derek58

    Derek58 Rocket Punch is Best Punch

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    One Piece by Eiichiro Oda- extremely well done story, characters, worldbuilding, and fights. The manga's been going since 1997 and I can think of only two arcs that I didn't like all of (Skypiea and Dressrosa)

    Boku no Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi - Another Shonen Jump manga. Very nice art, unique characters, and great action.

    Konkiji no Gash Bell by Makoto Raiku - One of my all time favorites. Great humor, characters, and fights.

    Dobutsu no Kuni also by Makoto Raiku - same reasons as Gash Bell, and handles some very mature themes quite well.

    Hajime no Ippo by George Morikawa - One of the best sports manga I've ever read. Wonderfully drawn and paced fights, lots of detail about the boxing world, and great characters.

    Berserk by Kentaro Miura - Absolutely amazing art, some of the best I've ever seen. Excellent action, setting, and characters.

    Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki - Rough art at first, but it improves great along with Araki's skills. Very unique settings and characters, and some wonderfully done fights that rely on outsmarting your opponent, especially once Stands are introduced.
     
  13. CrossyCross

    CrossyCross LADY OF LOVE

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    It's kinda like this tho:

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  14. Svaleryn

    Svaleryn Not too sore, are you?

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    Gonna hafta rec Nana to Kaoru and it's sequel, Nsna to Kaoru Arashi with the gorce of a thousand suns. Both are completed as well.

    Also gonna rec Voynich Hotel. Complete and hilarious. Seriously, how often do you get to see a 'loli' get to legit wear a shirt with 'Fuck Me' snd a downwards pointing arrow underneath outside of a doujin?
     
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  15. HeWhoWasMarduk

    HeWhoWasMarduk Well worn.

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    Oh, I can't believe I forgot to mention it but Yosuga no Sora is perhaps both my favorite manga and my favorite anime. It's exceptionally well done and deals focuses on Kasugano Haruka and his twin sister Sora dealing with their parent's death and their own need for one another.
     
  16. Somebody

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    So, I may or may not be performing necromancy here. Please don't kill me?

    Two of my absolute favorite manga/manhwa/manhua have to be The God of Highschool (basically, imagine korean DBZ in high school. Main characters Mori Jin, Daewi Han, and Mira Yoo have been invited to the God of Highschool competition, a contest between the strongest fighters in the world with a single, unlimited wish as the grand prize. There's a fairly serious genre shift halfway through where it goes from a martial arts manhwa to a fantasy one, in case you're not into that sorta thing) and this new one, Records of Ragnarok (the gods have come together for their once in a millenium meeting, where they unanimously decide to kill humanity. Thankfully, a valkyrie, Brynhildr, one of the intermediaries between humanity and gods, interferes and manages to get a stay of execution. She challenges the gods to Ragnarok, a thirteen vs. thirteen battle between humanity and the gods, where if humanity can win at least seven matches then they are allowed to live. On the other hand, if the gods win seven matches, mankind dies. The first battle? Thor vs. Liu Bei. And it only gets crazier from there. It's only thirteen chapters and two battles so far, but shit gets crazy awesome. Also a few genuinely tearjerking moments, some badass awesomeness, a dash of heartwarming and some serious character development, despite the battles only lasting three or four chapters each).

    Of course, there's also Boku Girl, a gender bender manga about a boy, Mizuki, who gets transformed into a girl by Loki, and the various sexy shenanigans as he tries to find a way back to being a guy. There's a genuine Love Triangle, various funny moments, and some serious moments to spice things up. For foodies, there's Shinmai Shimai no Futari Gohan, a cooking manga about these two girls who've just recently become stepsisters cooking various dishes, and Hell's Kitchen, a sadly discontinued manga about Moriya, a boy who never commits to anything, being taken under the wing of Dogma, the Duke of Poor Eating, who trains Moriya in cooking so as to obtain the 'Soul of a True Chef', a delicacy in Hell that is basically the soul of someone who is wholeheartedly committed to cooking above all else. Unfortunately, Moriya has no intention of being eaten by Dogma, and endeavors to escape from this one-sided contract, to little success.
     
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  17. Mu-Sensei

    Mu-Sensei Working to support my hobbies.

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    Okay, here are some recent finds of Mine:

    Shachiku Succubus no Hanashi - A guy is visited by a succubus, promising to show him any dream of his choice in exchange for some life force. The results... are not what she expected.

    Kumo wa Desu Ka, Nani Ka? (I'm a spider, so What?) - Girl is reincarnated as a spider somewhere on a huge dungeon underground, and a desperate fight for survival starts.

    Buta Koushaku ni Tensei Shitakara, Kondo wa Kimi ni Suki to Iitai - Guy is reincarnated as a fat, assholish, but magically powerful dukedom heir in one of those magic high schools of anime, and wants to fix himself because he can do better. And not be NTRed by the protagonist, because he likes his maid.

    Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari (Tales of Wedding Rings) - A guy finds a girl (and her grandfather) in a forest as a kid due to a strange light, makes friends with her, who carries a pair of wedding rings on a necklace, and falls in love with her. Years later, she invites him to a festival to say goodbye, and he follows her into that forest, and into a parallel world under attack by the forces of evil. Turns out she's a princess, and those rings, are capable of empowering a human to mach the demons. ...Oh! and there are four more princesses he needs to marry to get the other elemental rings from!

    Kanojo, Okarishimasu - Guy breaks up with his girlfriend, and goes down in the dumps. Seaching the net, he finds out a bout a 'Girlfriend Rental Service' to help people gain confidence and or feel better about themselves and gives it a try. The girl is super-cute, super-nice and he totes do it a second time after he meets his Ex again. One tiny bit of a problem: He might or might not rushed into the hospital with her when he found his grandma passed out. Oh, and the girls own grandma might have made friends with his...