your first manga
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Manga didn't "stick" for me until some friends of mine at college translated their Imadoki! volumes and let me read them with the translations. That was eight or nine years ago now.
I really liked that series.
A couple of years later, I ended up going to my high school's anime club and from there got into Ranma manga, belatedly realizing 1. what Gunnm was and 2. that a whole lot more of it was now out.
Sailor Moon was my first anime series that I watched :D
I find that there a lot of people that read anime that like to learn Japanese.
to novelandmangacrazy: oh I hear that. I'm reading like one or two books every week. I know that's really hard to believe, but I'm completely in love with them and I just keep finding new ones to read. Right now I'm reading a book called Saint Iggy and I just finished Last Exit to Normal yesterday. woohoo for me!
I'm a college student and I have very big group assignments, so I have to do my work. I also have a math class. Math is not my forte either, so I have to do my homework in that class too.
As for short stories, I only just started to read them. I actually just finished my first one like 2 minutes ago, lol. As for what type of short stories, for now I was just going to read some romance stuff.
It's funny because when I was a kid I only new about the anime Sailor Moon and not about the manga, and years later I discover manga and become an absolute manga fan :D
However, I don't actually like the art in the SM manga.
I've probably started reading manga in 2002 (if my calculations are alright). My friends were the ones to introduce me to manga.
(oh, of course i still watch anime, but honestly i read more manga than watch anime ^.^")
Ya that sucks. I bought what I though was the end of a series, just to find out that it was not the end and that the series is discontinued :(
Descendants of Darkness, I have never hear of it before. What is it about?
I was at the Hana to Yume website last month and they had a whole thing about another Decendants of Darkness release.
(Link here: http://www.hanayume.com/yamimatsu/)
There had been some uncollected Japanese chapters years ago (8 years ago to be precise - I remember reading the translations online w/o scans back when I was in college and breathing manga) and now they're releasing them in volume 12! As far as I know they've been heavily changed from the originals though and her art is different. Less subtle on the emotional plot and heavier on the snake tentacle pr0n. I confess to not having yet read the comparisons, I just saw the discussions going on.
I doubt it will come out in English though - did they ever release the all of the first 11 in English?
What's your guy's favorite manga? mine is Chibi Vampire, FMA, Cresent Moon, of course, FRUITS BASKET!!!
Well, whaddya know. Here I was about to say no one had released an English version of Descendants of Darkness, and it turns out Viz has released all of the first 11 volumes: http://www.viz.com/products/products.php?series_id=47
Guess it pays to investigate first, eh? :)
(I wouldn't wait too long to pick these up if you're interested, though - seems like Viz released them a few years ago, and they've been getting stingy with new printing runs lately.)
EDIT: Central Park Media released the DoD anime, but since they're out of business, that might be hard to find now (it shows up on SyFy's Ani-Monday every now and then, though).
Go figure! Looks like I'll have to track some down.
As for Love Hina, I thought that it was a wast of money. I bought most of the series at my first anime convention. It was also one of my firsts manga series and at the time I did not know many other series so I just bought it.
I love Mars, and it's still one of my favorite series. I also own a few volumes of Saiyuki (which I still haven't read yet) and Kenshin, which are in French. Hopefully this summer I'll have the chance to re-read and finish Kenshin.
And possibly start Vampire Knight, since it seems very popular (and my library has it) :D
Those two days of reading were awesome. I had very recently gotten my license and I got to drive across the river to the store (like an hour away!) and stay there for hours just enjoying myself. Two great days, definitely. *reminisces*
Inuyasha was a huge thing for me. Sailor Moon was /technically/ my gateway drug into this world but Inyuasha was really what did it.
Wow, it sounds like a bunch of you were gateway-ed by these two series as well!
One of my first mangas was Kenshin and that was in French too.
I have so so many others that I read at the same time:
1. Shaman King
2. Kitchen Princess
3. Ouran High School Host Club
And so on.
And then I had to read my manga online because I was too impatient to wait for my manga in the library. www.mangafox.com has helped me by helping me read different genres of manga. So now I guess I have READ over 500 different series of manga in the last 2 years.
One of my first animes was Sailor Moon, but I never read the manga. At first I did not even know that it existed, and when I found out that it did I did not really want to read it since I don't like the graphics.
500 series, that's a lot in 2 years. Ive read about 35 series in about 7 years. I guess I don't always have that much time to read, especially when I'm in school and reading textbooks. I also read novels.
I have heard of Trigun, but I've never read or watched it.
Like several previous posters, my first anime/manga was also Sailor Moon. I noticed it on TV one morning before school and I noticed that every episode they wore different clothes which I'd never encountered before! After mentioning it to a friend at school we started watching, and then an acquaintance had a full set of rare and elusive fansubs. Thus began a beautiful obsession.
Eventually I got a hold of the manga in Japanese, and since I was already into comics in general, and already had formal training in other languages, I just more or less stared at the books until they started to make some sort of sense.
I do like the anime more, though. Which doesn't happen often. And I still love Sailor Moon, I do. It speaks to the 10 year old in me.
I followed up Sailor Moon with Fushigi Yuugi - and there went most of high school - I mean it takes MONTHS to watch them in full, even when you are young and can marathon them for days. And then it takes more months when you sit each friend down with it.
I'm surprised you remember all of that, lol.
I love Sailor Moon too and was introduced to the anime as a kid. At that point I did not even know that the manga for it even existed or what manga was. I discovered the books years later, not knowing that it was manga, but I did not read any of the series because I was not fond on the graphics. I was only introduced to manga in about grade 9, when I started reading Kenshin and crescent moon.
I did read Fushigi Yuugi too, but it was not as good as Sailor Moon. I read the entire series in 2007.
Well I guess thats alot, I read faster online than I do with a hard book in front of me. haha.
That sounds like me! My little sister also made me watch Inu Yasha, back in the day. I don't have as much as manga as you though! That's like, twice the amount that I have! Wow!
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You can always find room for books. I love the Billy book cases at IKEA, their great for book space (I also add an extra shelf). I can't imagine getting rid of my manga unless it's something I really don't like. Have you tried your local library for manga? That way you can enjoy new titles without getting rid of old ones. Sometime you can also find manga at used book stores.
Love Hina was also one of the first series I read. I practically bought the entire series at my first anime convention. It was such a wast of money. As I was just learning about manga, I guess I had not yet discovered different genres. Love Hina would definitely not be something that I would buy again today.
That reminds me, I should probably finish reading Vampire Knight. I think I'm at volume 10.
the first series you read seriously? lol, what had you read before that?
Sailor Moon was one of the first animes I watched but at the time I did not know what manga was. To this day I have never read any Sailor Moon, but I'm going to get the new release of the Sailor moon manga. I already got the first two for Christmas.
I have yet to start a good yaoi series. (I have read volume 1 of Fake, lol)
When I was in elementary school (grade 4 or 5) there were not that many older kids on the bus, but there was one guy my age and one 2 years older who really liked Dragon Ball Z. I think I started watching it so that I could understand what they were talking about. Even as a girl, I really enjoyed it and still do. My dad even watched some with me (at which point I believe I was watching the cell games).
By the way, am I the only one over the age of 60 is this group?! :D
It was before I was really an anime fan (and I was 4 at the time) so my dumbass read it the wrong way lmao, and it was only when I was almost done with the book that I realized I was reading it the wrong way
Seriously, y'all, this is not a general chat. Stay on topic.
I've started to watch the Anime One Piece (Water 7 arc is TOO LONG)
Which is better the Anime or Manga?
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