I read mostly Japanese manga and some Korean manhwa and Chinese manhua 漫画. I do read other kinds of comics though rarely. The ones I've read so far have been extremely eye-opening and interesting and made me think. I only remember reading 3 series/authors of english comics. One is a singaporean author and IMO his comics are more manga like. The other is French/Iranian and her comics are French style. The only other western comic I've read is Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. I haven't read all though I like them enough to keep it on my 'To Read' list.
So, I'll just introduce the 2 of my favourite non-manga comics:
1. The Resident Tourist by Troy Chin
2. the works of Marjane Sartrapi, especially Persepolis
more to come....
Just re-read Orange (Orenji) Kakumei and Flower Patterned One-Piece. They are both 1 volume stories of about 2-3 chapters. The stories are set in middle school and serialized in Ribon. I like them for their cheerful and upbeat heroines, and also no silly over the top drama and angst - sometimes found in manga aimed for older teens. Overall an 'awwww' kind of manga. I like...
Here's a list of manga I so very want to read, but I know, I know, I know that they will suck my life. I need to set aside 2-3 days full undivided attention. Well, waiting for Christmas/New Year's 10 day shutdown to catch up on them. That means I need to do spring cleaning and moving planned for shutdown before that. or never. sigh. Oh and get a better chair.
1. Until Death Do Us Part - 12 Volumes and Counting!
2. Vinland Saga - 8 volumes and counting
3. Historie - 6-8 Vols and counting
4. Cesare - 3 volumes. hmm I might wait for the scanlators to finish this before starting
5. All-rounder Meguru - 4 Volumes and counting.
I haven't touched Vinland Saga or Historie yet, officially, sorta of. I gave a mid-volume (like volume 3) a preview peek and I ended up reading the entire volume, even without reading the first chapter. So I've read Historie vol 3, and Vinland Saga Vol 4 and 6. Its that good...
Manga which the Miyazaki anime/movies - Whisper of the Heart and The Cat Returns - were based on.
I enjoyed this manga a lot, as I also enjoyed the anime movie. They are different (Miyazaki has his own style/feel) but both have the same laid-back slice of life easy going feel.
The 4 'related' manga series by Hiiragi Aoi are
Mimi wo Sumaseba
Mimi wo Sumaseba: Shiawase na Jikan
Baron - Neko no Danshaku
Yume no Machi
I haven't read all of them yet so I'm not sure if they're sequential or can be read separately.
I've just read Mimi wo Sumaseba and will read Shiawase na Jikan next...
Mimi wo Sumaseba and Shiawase na Jikan have been scanlated completely. Yume no Machi is partially scanlated.
Baron Neko is available in English thru VIZ.
Gokusen has got to be my favourite manga of all time...
I hated the drama - it was so preachy! and boring! I didn't like to see how each episode is about some kid's problems and how they hate her and how she changed them. The manga is much more refreshing - yes the kids give her hell, and yes she changes them. But its in now way preachy. and it is all very funny. the humour is sometimes slapstick funny, and sometimes just totally surprisingly unexpected and less in your face. I have all 15 volumes (in chinese)...
*fangirling* Shinohara-sensei <3 ~love~ /fangirling
1st post and a test post.
I have no idea how to set private, friends only.
what's the difference between friends and communities?