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What's Your Current Manga?

Post by TheGoose » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:35 am

Just something to complement the "What's Your Current Anime" thread and an excuse to show off your reading material. :D

Heres mine:

Astro Boy
Pluto
Monster
Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Post by Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:00 am

Not reading anything right now, but I recently just finished Planet Ladder
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Post by X10A-Freedom » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:14 am

re-reading Buso Renkin. I just cant get enough of it

Im also reading the Castlevania manga Curse of Darkness so far ive only read the first volume and wasnt really impressed at all im still going to read the second volume though hopefully it gets better.
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Post by Attomoku » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:44 am

Finally got a copy of Shirow Masamune's Dominon and have been reading that and the Black Lagoon books.
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:00 am

Once again, my huge ass list will blow everyone else out of the water.

First off, the manga on my shelf and my current status of purchasing:

Jinki:Extend volume 1-3 (discontinued)
xxxHolic volume 5-7 (dropped)
Tsubasa volume 4-10 (dropped)
Code Geass volume 1-2 (ongoing)
Ecole Du Ciel volume 1-8 (ongoing)
G Gundam volume 1 (dropped)
Gundam SEED Astray volume 1-3 (complete)
Gundam SEED Astray R volume 1-4 (complete)
Gundam SEED X Astray volume 1-2 (complete)
School Rumble volume 1-2 (dropped)
RahXephon volume 1-3 (complete)
Pretty Face volume 1-6 (complete)
Forbidden Dance volume 1-2 (dropped until further notice)
Claymore volume 1-5 (dropped until further notice)
Magic Knight Rayearth volume 1-2 (dropped until further notice)
.hack//Legend of the Twilight volume 1-3 (complete)
My HiME volume 2-5 (volume 1 is on the way) (almost complete)
Rurouni Kenshin volume 13 (dropped)
Suikoden III volume 6 (dropped)
Trigun Maximum volume 1-2 (dropped)
MAR volume 1 (dropped)
Kingdom Hearts volume 1 (dropped)
Castle in the Sky volume 1 (dropped)

Most of the odd volumed books were gifts; I never had any intention of picking up the other volumes.

I also have a subscription to Shonen Jump, so I read everything included in there (except Yu Yu Hakusho).

Other manga I'm following:

Berserk
Bakurano
Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally
Eyesheild 21
Futari Ecchi (it's a good read, even if it's porn. It's very educational)
Future Diary (Mirai Nikki)
Getter Robo Go
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Deleted Affair
Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
Gurren-Lagann
Gurren-Lagann High School version
Hayate the Combat Butler
The various Higurashi mangas
Kissxsis
Koe De Oshigoto
Linebarrels of Iron
Love&Collage (Ai Kora)
Muvluv Unlimited
REC
Rosario+Vampire II
To Love-Ru
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Umisho
Yotsubato!
Akumetsu
Ayu Mayu
Bakuman
Beach Stars
Bleach
Claymore
D.Gray-man
Ga-Rei
Gantz
Girls Saurus DX
High School of the Dead
Kannagi
Kodomo no Jikan (no surprises here, I'm sure)
Mahou Sensei Negima!
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
Minami-ke
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Gakuen Datenroku
Open Sesame
Red Eyes
School Rumble Z
To Aru Kagaku no Choudenjibou
Vampire Knight
xxxHolic
Zetman

There are some other, minor titles I'm keeping up with, but those haven't been updated in forever, so they're barely worth noting.

And yeah, before anyone asks how I have time to follow all these, well, reading 1 chapter of manga sure isn't as time consuming as watching 1 episode of anime.

On another note, my top 3 mangas I've read are My Otome, Pretty Face, and Vampire Knight. I highly recommend them.
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Post by scythedd7 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:08 am

I'm currently out of my manga phase (i switch between gaming, anime and manga)

but I'm currently reading Negima, Black God, Char's Deleted Affair (slooowly) and patiently waiting a US release of Evangelion vol. 12.

I actually have a lot of ongoing readings that I actually own the books for and just haven't read yet, for, as I said, I'm out of my manga phase and therefore have forgotten what those series are :P . I finished Welcome to the N.H.K. last, and LOVED it
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Post by Aegis » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:47 am

Currently, off the top of my head, I am reading:

-Claymore
-TTGL
-TTGL High School version
-Zero
-Gantz
-Change 123
-Naruto (yes, THAT Naruto)
-AIKI
-Devilman

I had finished reading Pretty Face, Ichigo 100%, Shin Getter Robo, Rurouni Kenshin, G-Unit, Zeorymer (which is hilarious in an oh, so wrong way... thanks, D_G), Iono the Fanatics (why I read that, I don't know), and... that's about all I can think of.

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Post by Ryujin » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:39 am

Cooling my heels while waiting for the next installments of:

Vinland Saga
BAA: Last Order
TTGL HS
Berserk
Red Eyes
Kemeko DX
Biomega

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Post by lafiel » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:12 am

Currently reading.
Bitter virgin
Pluto
Blade of the immortal
Eden it's a endless world!
Yotsuba. (so good <3)
And following one piece and full metal alchemist.

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Post by thanatos » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:29 am

I just finished Gundam Lost War Chronicles. I'll might pick the Astray series where I left off, or I might restart it.
I'm reading Yotsuba at a very slow pace, savoring each of the chapters.

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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:58 am

lafiel wrote:Currently reading.
Bitter virgin
Pluto
Blade of the immortal
Eden it's a endless world!
Yotsuba. (so good <3)
And following one piece and full metal alchemist.
Oh man, Bitter Virgin has some real heavy stuff in it. Definitely not for the casual reader. How are you finding it, lafiel?
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Post by Imperial » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:41 pm

I started re-reading X recently. It's a bittersweet thing. I love the manga, but CLAMP doesn't have any intention of finishing it any time soon (if ever), so I'm always left at the cliffhanger in volume "18.5" C'est la vie.

I should be finishing RahXephon any day now. I finally got my hands on the third volume, which has long eluded me. It's radically different from the anime, but I love it all the same. There's something fascinating about watching the author/artist take the same setting and characters and spin them off in a brand new direction.

I finally dropped Bleach a few weeks ago. It has some interesting ideas, but the characters are migraine-inducing and it drags like nothing else.

I've been sporadically keeping up with Nightmare of Nunnally. I'm a vocal Geass critic, but the wacky spin-off amuses me with its madcap nature. It doesn't make sense half the time, but I suppose that's half the fun.
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Post by hawk of endymion » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:11 pm

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Post by X10A-Freedom » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:34 pm

Hows the Tenjho Tenge manga I loved the series but it leaves the story hanging.
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Post by Duo Himura » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:37 pm

X10A-Freedom wrote:re-reading Buso Renkin. I just cant get enough of it
Huh... really? Buso Renkin was fun but... I dunno, it missed Kenshin-caliber greatness, and I'm pretty sure that's not just nostalgia for the series that got me into anime talking. Still Captain Bravo -was- one of the coolest guys ever. And Buso Renkin did surpass RK in the insane antics department.

As for what I'm following in manga... relatively little, honestly...

Waiting for volume 10 of Hellsing (which I guess will be the end?)
Bokurano
D.Gray-Man (kind of)
DNAngel (which is finally being released again, even if it is being slow about it, so yay!)
Lagoon Engine
Trigun Maximum (you know, I still haven't read the volume I got over the holidays... jeez...)
Five Star Stories (sort of... I'm not being really proactive about finding more of it, and I'm still really early in the series... you'd think there'd be scans for a cult-title, though)

On the other hand, there's a lot of stuff I fell way behind on that I'd -like- to catch back up with:

--Fullmetal Alchemist (the official translations have caught up to where I was in scans, -that's- how long it's been)
--Tsubasa (though I get the sense that there's no way future installments can -not- run the series into the ground, since CLAMP seems to have gone a little -crazy- with it)
--Black Cat (still back at... 6 or 7 or so... it's not an -amazing- series, but it's fun, so)
--Hikaru no Go (I've been collecting this series really sporadically, so I may go through and actually buy them in order somewhere down the line...
--Bleach (though I've heard the series gets even WORSE about dragging things out with constant battles, which is part of why I got bored with it...)
--Eureka Seven (I've heard that the manga is actually really depressing, which I'm okay with, sort of... the American translation seems to have bungled some stuff so as to just... not... sound good, though.)

And I might go back to X or finish collecting Zombie Powder or something too.

The fact that I have relatively little going on in the manga department at the moment is actually kind of depressing... I've been thinking I should pick up something new but I can't seem to find anything that looks that great by just browsing around Borders. I could actually go for a decent Shoujo series, but as these things go they seem even harder to identify than decent Shonen series, because, let's face it, there's not a lot in the -premise- of a romance to grab your attention. I'll probably end up looking at Karekano if only to get closure after finishing the anime, but the manga seems to lose a lot of what makes the anime so cool... and I may see how the manga of Nodame Cantabile stacks up to the anime as well, at some point.

Anyway, other series I've considered checking out in manga form (if anyone has any suggestions with regards to this list, I'd certainly be willing to listen):

--Please Save my Earth
--To Terra (I think that's the way the manga's title was translated, anyway... the official anime translation "Toward the Terra" was horrid, though)
--Mushi-shi (though I'm more interested in the anime, to be honest, but I may check both out)
--Planetes
--20th Century Boys(?)

So yeah, I'm kind of in a weird place where manga is concerned... Well, I'm sure I'll find something new to get all enthused over sooner or later (maybe go back to One Piece at some point, I never actually was caught up with that series...).
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Post by Kavik Ryx » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:46 pm

As of right now

Berserk
Evangelion

Rurouni Kenshin (rereading)

Ecole du Ciel (on hold)

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Post by X10A-Freedom » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:12 pm

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X10A-Freedom wrote:re-reading Buso Renkin. I just cant get enough of it
Huh... really? Buso Renkin was fun but... I dunno, it missed Kenshin-caliber greatness, and I'm pretty sure that's not just nostalgia for the series that got me into anime talking. Still Captain Bravo -was- one of the coolest guys ever. And Buso Renkin did surpass RK in the insane antics department.
Oh man its so great I love it. I know its not technially the best out there But the premise is good and fresh. I think it mixes comedy,action and drama so well together that it comes out a new catagorey almost. I mean one moment you watching Bravo show off his Bravo techniques and the next your learning about the twins origins wich is one of the most messed up things ever. And it has one of the best villans of all time Papillon (no no no you have to say it with love Pa-Pil-Li-On). I thnk the thing that makes its so great to me is how the characters interact with each other. Kazuki and Papillon seem more like best friends than enemies. And not to mention its the funniest manga ive ever read. Im not one to burst out laughing usually but I was laughing till I was crying with some of the stuff in there like the resturant scenes (priceless).
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Post by ZeonsSilverStar » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:14 pm

I just finished reading X Astray, the ending was a little dissapointing.
Finished Destiny Astray aswell and the ending was a big dissapointment. I'm in the process of reading Char's Deleted Affairs and I'm enjoying so far.
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:40 pm

Duo Himura wrote:--Tsubasa (though I get the sense that there's no way future installments can -not- run the series into the ground, since CLAMP seems to have gone a little -crazy- with it)
Well, if there's a time to get back into Tsubasa, I'd say it's now. Where they're at in Japan, they explained everything and are now about to start what should be the final showdown. It'll definitely come to an end soon.
Duo Himura wrote:I could actually go for a decent Shoujo series, but as these things go they seem even harder to identify than decent Shonen series, because, let's face it, there's not a lot in the -premise- of a romance to grab your attention.
I definitely have to suggest Vampire Knight. It's probably the best shoujo title I've ever read (and I've read a lot of them). Other than the romance, it has the whole premise of, well, vampires and the baggage that comes from dealing with them.

There's also Skip Beat, but I'm only watching the anime of that. I haven't check out the manga, but I assume it would be just as good, if not better, than the anime. Instead of your typical shoujo story of a girl chasing after her dream guy, Skip Beat is about a girl that seeks revenge on her dream guy after she finds out he's using her. It's hilarious stuff.
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Post by Xanadu » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:48 pm

Hourou Musuko ”The Transient Son”(pretty freakin awesome, though it takes a copule months between releases I still say read it.)
Yubisaki Milk Tea(also awesome)
AI Ren(I bawed so much at this XD)
Deadman Wonderland
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