What manga can you highly reccomend?

United States
January 29, 2007 4:01pm CST
I'm an avid reader of both novels and manga, and I'm always looking for new series to try out, especially with the waves of disappointment for the past anime season. Either way, what manga are at the top of your list? I can recommend D. Gray-Man, as even though it has the standard shounen formula, it still delivers likable characters (villain or otherwise!) and an interesting plot. The end of a fake 19th century starts a movement by an enigmatic creature by the name of the Millennium Earl who seeks to destroy the world. He brings the dead back to life in metallic skeleton, but not at a price. A mourner can "bring back" their love, but at the cost of that soul's freedom and their own life. Many are unwillingly pulled into such a scenario, and these creatures, akuma, cannot be combated normally. That is why there are exorcists. The story follows Allen Walker, one exorcist with a heart of gold and a troubled past. Up to volume 4 has been serialized by ViZ Media, and it is on the 11th volume in Japan, and still runs weekly in Jump. Any suggestions are quite appreciated! If it's a more obscure series, though, a short plot summary would be appreciated.
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• Brazil
30 Jan 07
hum... I thing "Ring" is good. It is like the movie. It has a kind of horror and scary me xD but I think it's good ^^ Have you ever read xxxHolic and Tsbasa Chronicle? They both are Great! another tow CLAMP magas xD so.. i can't Reccomend one xD I prefer CLAMP mangas than the others \o\
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• Brazil
29 Jan 07
D?? I have never know about this manga \o\ I reccomend X-1999 by CLAMP it's great ^^ I love so much this manga. it's about the end of the world \o/
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• United States
29 Jan 07
X\1999 I've actually read partially. CLAMP's character designs and stories are usually not to my taste, so X was no different. But thank you for the feedback!
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@meguchan (181)
• Spain
20 Mar 07
I recommend to read manhwa (korean manga) because this ones usually have a more stylished artwork and original stories. Specially I recommend Tarot Cafe, that is my favourite. In japanese comic, I choose Princess Ai as one of my favourites, I enjoy the artwork of the author.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 07
As far as shounen manga goes, my absolute favorite is Houshin Engi.It's loosely based on the Chinese classic Fenshen Yanyi and it was serialized in Jump from 1996-2000. The story initially is about Taikoubou a lazy but extremely brilliant in-training immortal who was given a mission to seal all the evil sennyo that are on the Houshin list. I say initially because the plot changes into something deeper as you read the book further. There are lots of strategizing going on in this manga and lots of plotting and surprising revelations. Sadly,there are lots of deaths too and some are even major characters. Another manga I'd recommend is Neuro. It's basically a detective manga but what sets it apart from other detective manga is that Neuro doesn't solve cases so he can help the society or something like that; he solves the cases so he can eat the riddles.
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• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
D is nice manga. I only read from manga scan. I wish Indonesia will publish it soon Do U ever read "Dr Koto" that my favorite. About genious doctor in small island. ^^ I also like "Wild Life" About animals doctor. Funny and touching Umh.. if U like dark story.. maybe "Rose hip Zero" will suitable for U. Its about girl who has batlle knowledge more than adult. And she betray her organitation (Alice), and try to save her friend from that organization. Alice use some formula to raise young ppl skill to batlle. So sad. T__T
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@abiesm (376)
• Vietnam
2 Jul 07
a bit late but I highly recommend Hajime chan ga ichiban ( burn to be idol ) or Vampire Knight They're nice stories about meaning of life , about love .. Besides , you should read Rurouni Kenshin, Yaiba or Dragon Ball
@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
21 May 07
It depends on which genre you are interested in. From the looks of it, you're more into shounen. I can recommend Vagabond, Berserk. Vagabond is an adaptation of Musashi Miyamoto's life. Very graphic and the artwork is good. The story's well done too. The fight scenes are drawn nicely and it keeps you wanting more. Berserk is about Gutts, a knight in a kingdom who is known for his strength. The story shows his history and his quest to fight the evils that caused him to lose a lot.