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3766 No. 3766 [Edit]
I'm reading the classic manga Buddha since I want to read more anyway. It is honestly so bizarre seeing stuff that supposedly happened with such a cartoonish artstyle, and I know it's already going to be heavily fictionalized just due to the nature of religion and historical figures but still.
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>> No. 3767 [Edit]
I'm reading spice and wolf at the moment. Pretty good so far. I also have a habit of obsessively reading Girls Last Tour over and over because I just love it so much.
>> No. 3768 [Edit]
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Code Name wa Sailor V - The prequel to Sailor Moon's manga has been good fun, especially for something aimed at girls!
>> No. 3769 [Edit]
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A lot of the manga I enjoy reading are ongoing series with slow translations, typically. At this rate it looks like a lot of kirara will never be translated.
>> No. 3770 [Edit]
>>3769
Off topic, but I used to love doing that to the computers in middle school. it was almost like the screensaver was made of velvet or silk. It used to piss the teachers off so much, hehe.
>> No. 3772 [Edit]
I went on an eromanga binge last night to come out realizing I hate hate hate netorare and the feelings it brings out in me. I’m seriously thinking of going through my manga/eromanga/doujinshi collection and deleting everything that has that or infidelity in it! Ugh!!
>> No. 3773 [Edit]
>>3772
I think I posted this before but sometimes I trick myself into reading that shit when I happen to like the art. Once I start I have to finish.
It's horrible. I don't even get why anyone would make something so mean spirited. It makes me feel like shit.
It's the worst because I can't ever relate to positive characters, but with shit like NTR I get the crushing feeling I'd 100% be the character that's meant to be betrayed, ridiculed and hated.
It hurts so fucking much, holy shit.
>> No. 3774 [Edit]
>>3773
It changes you. I finally understand the hardcore vanilla, and the SoL lovers who almost exclusively watch CGDCT. Even the extreme purists who only read non-h yuri stuff. It feels like I have a lead ball in my stomach and it just won’t go away, I used to be into some pretty extreme stuff and now nearly none of that appeals to me anymore. I hope I forget about it like all the other fucked up doujinshi i’ve read, I think I’m finally cured of being a sadomasochist. It was weird and even a day after the fact I still feel physically ill.
>> No. 3775 [Edit]
>>3773
I don't like it personally, but maybe making that stuff is a way of letting out those kinds of feelings.
>> No. 3776 [Edit]
Started Beck. Wondering if I should just watch the anime since it's a music anime, also downloaded the OST Mongolian Chop Squad that I tried to upload to /ddl/ but I'm not sure if it did.
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Dat ass.
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>>3777
This feels like a yuri manga.
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Exactly how I feel after reading NTR.
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New glasses!
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Currently I revel in the land of the lustrous. The manga holds up to the marvelous anime. A completely unique setting meets sympathic characters, stylish drawings and an intriguing story.
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I just finished the original devilman manga and it was a pretty wild ride. I didn't think it was as special as some make it out to be, but it wasn't bad either, very cheesy.
The art was probably the highlight for me, Go Nagai is very recognizable in his style and the faces he draws are very expressive. The paneling was also pretty damn good too, especially for a manga of its era.
I know why it is the way it is but my main problem with the story is the ending: I knew Ryo was Satan (and knew Satan was the main character through the sheer popularity of the manga) when he came back after seemingly dying but the sudden end was weird. He was in love with Akira? What? Then why fight him at the end and kill him? I could've swallowed that fine if the ending was them happy together in the post-Apocalypse.
>> No. 3783 [Edit]
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Musume no Tomodachi

A widower salaryman who becomes involved with her hikikomori daughter's friend, a girl opressed by her tiger mom...

Loving it so far. It has passion.
>> No. 3784 [Edit]
>>3781
Where should I start reading to pick up where the anime left?
>> No. 3787 [Edit]
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Killing Bites got a new volume!
>> No. 3789 [Edit]
>>3781
There's too much suffering for me to read that, honestly. I've been interested since the anime but seeing some of the spoilers I have I just can't.
>> No. 3790 [Edit]
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I’ve been reading Urusei Yatsura, and I’m not liking it. Shinobu deserves better.
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Parasite Eve. I only bought it because I liked Parasite Eve 2 (PS1 game) when I was a kid, but I loved so much about this manga. The character designs, the mtDNA parasite concept that serves as the premise, the way it deals with the topic of organ donation, and how all the sub-plots fit together in the end.
It also got me to do some further reading about biology. I started out reading some articles related to mitochondria on Wikipedia, then i listened to the audiobook of Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene which is referenced several times in PE, and now I'm on to JF Gariepy's recently released The Revolutionary Phenotype.
>> No. 3792 [Edit]
>>3790
Urusei Yatsura being considered a “golden age” series is so strange to me.
>> No. 3793 [Edit]
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Usagi-moku Shachiku-ka or Department of Corporate Slave Rabbits.
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Caught up with Azumi a few days ago, great series. Not sure what to read next but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
>> No. 3803 [Edit]
>>3801
Are you the same guy who posted about Azumi on fufufu not too long ago? (I'm just curious.)
>> No. 3810 [Edit]
>>3803
Yeah.
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>>3766
Found picrel recently,so far it seems really nice its a little different in its artstyle.
Madokami went down a few weeks back thankfully most of the stuff there was uploaded over at archive.
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>>3811
Also this, i havent got around starting it yet but it seems to be good.Its just two vols
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>>3812
and lastly Hensuki.Its really funny unlike the anime that i dropped at the first episode.Cant wait for updates though and i contemplate starting the LN-there are already 10 vols translated.
Oh and Yon and Mu from Itu Junji.It was comfy af for some reason.
>> No. 3814 [Edit]
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>>3813
And for a little nostalgia the two vols of Compiler.Much better that the ova where for some reason they decided to remove half the story and nothing made sense.I didnt even knew there was a manga.
>> No. 3815 [Edit]
>>3813
Reminds me that I need to finish the anime adaptation of that. I was waiting for a BD release.
>> No. 3819 [Edit]
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Reading "with the light: raising an autistic child". the most interesting thing is how it shows autism is treated differently in japan. The art style can get a bit to shojo at times
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Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia is the name, and it's good as expected.
>> No. 3821 [Edit]
Reading the Konjiki no Gash manga. After watching the anime adaptation in 2018 I got interested in the manga since the anime stops at some point and adds its own ending leaving a lot of the story unadapted. The anime seems to have followed it to a T so far (up to nearly chapter 100) with a few minor things left out or added. Probably a few pages at most and one encounter with an enemy that happened toward the beginning of the anime didn't happen in the manga, not really sure what I'm remembering there. Also some fight sequences are longer in the manga than they were adapted to be, but not all the time. It's very good and as before I appreciate even more what it has to offer, and also that the anime adaptation did a pretty good job.
>> No. 3822 [Edit]
>>3819
Just starting reading this, it's definitely a product of it's time with all the tidbits about autism they put in there. Also why does everyone who write an autistic character have them like trains? Is it that common or something else?
Though I do like how the mother makes it a point that she WANTS Hikaru to socialize with normal children, here where I live it's very much the opposite.
It's nice to know even the author wishes the same for children with developmental issues.
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I don't know if any of you guys know about this, but recently I found out Corocoro is sharing free online editions of their monthly issues published this year. It's always an issue behind current of course, still pretty good. That's what I've been reading. Mario kun and the new Doraemon is pretty decent.

https://csbs.shogakukan.co.jp/book/?comic_id=39019
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https://mangadex.org/title/38672/
>> No. 3841 [Edit]
>>3840
So how's the fanservice and action?
>> No. 3842 [Edit]
>>3841
It's not too excessive I think, the primary focus is comedy.
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https://mangadex.org/title/52895/
A manga about Rakugo set in the Taisho era. Surprisingly the mangaka for this is Tansuke who was known for the character Takagi. https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=takagi_%28tansuke%29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iAS5LDik2s
A couple of short animation based on the series was made and brought significant attention to the series. Only 2 poorly translated chapters so far however. I do hope this would get a proper release and perhaps an anime adaptation in the future. Loved Joshiraku and always had a fascination with the Taisho era so this was a pleasant surprise.

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>> No. 3868 [Edit]
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Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya

It's a canonical story that follows C.C. and her protegè during the Edo period.
The art style is good and the dialogue is memorable in some places.
But I'm like 3 volumes in and it feels like almost nothing has happened yet in the plot other than fighting against two JoJo-like villains, and the fight scenes are not drawn particularly well.

But if you're into it, it does have a lot of bathing scenes featuring the female cast, as well as C.C. frequently being covered in her own blood as she is impaled by sharp and pointy objects.

Post edited on 3rd Sep 2020, 11:54am
>> No. 3869 [Edit]
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I have a habit of reading shonen weekly in boredom hours for a couple of years now and this is the first time I feel like talking about a new series. Last issue they had this bizarre title called Koukousei Family. It's a gag manga about a whole family attending highschool together. It's so different from the rest of the magazine it almost looks like an accident it being there. The art style feels like the author pitched his idea without ever even opening a shonen magazine before... and they liked it, next thing you know it's on the very cover. I really hope this one gets high ratings and keep going for a while, I know it makes no sense complaining how samey all shonen weeky titles are but damn, this one really stands out.
Just did some research and the author have in fact published a previous title before called Isobe Monogatari, I'll have to check that one out too, the premisse is quite amusing.
>> No. 3880 [Edit]
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https://manganelo.com/manga/vw922060
I've been reading Evil Dragon Friend. Mumu is really cute and funny and I like her a lot. I would like if it updated more frequently though, it makes me really happy to read.
>>3774
I know the feeling. I avoided ntr when it was popular like the plague and I was mostly good at it but then I had a friend who kept talking to me about it even though I've always made it clear I can't stand that shit. Ever since I've been a more cynical and unhappy person as a result. It didn't help that I've steadily gotten more and more blackpilled over my life, I didn't need more.
>> No. 3881 [Edit]
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>>3774
>it changes you
This right here is why I try to keep my porn consumption to a minimum, be it 2D or 3D. I've never been into NTR, but it still became pretty clear to me that sexual stimulation is possibly the most powerful key to changing your psyche, and by reading/watching porn you hand over that key to the porn producers. When media outlets like CNN started promoting cuckoldry as "the thinking man's fetish" and so on, that was what convinced me to delete all my porn folders.
>> No. 3882 [Edit]
>>3881
How to keep it to a minimum?
The urge to fap is so strong, I always fail.
>> No. 3883 [Edit]
>>3882
Depression helps
>> No. 3884 [Edit]
>>3882
Just be glad you can still enjoy it.
>> No. 3885 [Edit]
>>3883
Have it, it lessend the amount of it but didn't stop it.
>>3884
I don't.
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>>3882
My goal was just to get away from porn, not to completely stop masturbating.
I made it a rule for myself that I'll only fap to my own fantasies and memories, not to porn videos.

As I said, deleting your porn collection is a good start. Next, I blocked all porn sites I know in my router and resolved to stay away from porn boards on the chans I visit.

Staying away completely is of course hard because it's so ubiquitous, but I've definitely managed to reduce my porn consumption a great deal.

And just to stay on topic, picrelated is from what I'm currently reading: Asper Girlfriend, which is about a guy who draws porn doujinshi for a living.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/fnk0jekuei4gbvq/%E3%81%8C%E3%82%93%E3%81%B0%E3%82%8C%E3%82%B4%E3%82%A8%E3%83%A2%E3%83%B3.zip?dl=0
>> No. 3926 [Edit]
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the art is good.

I like the protagonist, as she is a quite agreeable woman.

The story's theme of forced pregnancy would probably resonate more deeply with a female reader than with me.

It's a nice horror story, albeit quite formulaic, and so far (I'm at the 2nd volume) it has been fairly predictable.
It is set in your usual quaint isolated Japanese village. As always in these stories, the locals are friendly but have some strange customs that seem harmless at first but turn out to be quite horrifying.

The calm but spooky atmosphere reminds me of the Fatal Frame games. Come to think of it, listening to the Fatal Frame soundtrack might go well with this manga. So far I've been listening to this while reading:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=RipkSFmuwfA
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>>3926
I just finished Blue Mother.
I enjoyed reading it, even though the finale is a giant clusterfuck that leaves many things unresolved.

I looked up the author because the art style as well as the treatment of weird sexual fetishes seemed familiar, and sure enough, it's from the same author as Pupa.
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Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
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Chobits is nice. It's a good romcom. The most interesting part is it's guesses about the relationship between technology and humans for a manga made in the 2000's
>> No. 3974 [Edit]
>>3973
I like how it eventually goes into how hard androids would be for a real person to compete with, and the effect that causes on dating culture and people's relationships. Seemed like just about everyone in that series has tons of emotional baggage thanks to androids.
>> No. 3975 [Edit]
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Neeko wa Tsurai yo. It reminds me of Sora no Shita Yane no Naka, but set about a decade later and with more suffering. It ends next chapter.
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>>3975
I remember when I saw some people pick this up and say they enjoyed it. Considering they were neets, I didn't understand why. Neeko is hot and all but if I was a neet I would feel like I'm being laughed at.
>> No. 3977 [Edit]
>>3976
It's relatable to some NEETs. Some people are able to laugh at themselves, and the overall tone of the manga is more sympathetic than mean-spirited, even though it's ultimately disapproving of the NEET lifestyle.
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I miss these girls already.
>> No. 3980 [Edit]
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Decent horror story with good art. Love the protagonist.
>> No. 3983 [Edit]
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I was perusing the gangan app last night and came across this very endearing series. Ended up spending all my coins reading the thing. Very wholesome story.
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The Mermaid Princess's Guilty Meal.
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Hoankan evans no uso.
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What a great one-shot this is. Came out on Yuri Hime 4 of this year. It's basically a failed isekai architect that goes around meeting people that are about to kill themselves to try and make them sign a contract to be reincarnated in one of his shitty worlds. I feel there's potential here for a great series. I hope they pick it up.
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Oneesan wa Joshi Shougakusei ni Kyoumi ga Arimasu

It's an ecchi comedy about a lolicon woman who babysits her next-door neighbors kid. Goes about how you expect it to, cute and funny.
Though there's some points in the story where I feel this would be better off as a drama. I'm only on chapter 23 for now, but I hope it addresses it. You can't just say you'll marry one little girl and then turn down another girl who you used to like because she got older...;_____;
>> No. 4022 [Edit]
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https://mangadex.org/title/162146eb-672a-4a05-b3b2-0c6303f9614e/takopii-no-genzai
Not sure if this is the right thread for it since only one chapter has been translated so far but then again I don't see a reason to make a new thread just for this either. In any case, seems like this series is trending in Japan right now and for a good reason too. Thought I should bring /tohno/'s attention to it.
>> No. 4023 [Edit]
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Finished reading Itou Hachi's Master and Mel series, both the serialized manga and the doujins.
Even though it's just a typical onee loli slice of life, the artwork is absolutely stunning and made every page a treat to look at.
It has that delicate feeling of traditional sketches and paintings but with a moe aesthetic.
The earlier works were very rough, but it's to be expected from a very short couple of self published works. I like how you can see the ideas progress further, it's rare you see that in real time upfront.
The conflict between the master and Mel herself was interesting, having a romantic/sexual realtionship with beastkin is basically zoo+pedo and in the master's case, homo all in one. I wish the laws regarding beastkin were a bit expanded upon in this series but that's not really the point of fluffy romance series...
I'm very excited to read Hachi's other works now.
>> No. 4024 [Edit]
>>4023
That sounds really good. I feel like excellent art in manga is rarely appreciated because of how common speedreading is.
I understand your thought process but you might be overthinking this a tad. In stories like this unless they have hidden depth or this takes place as a subplot in a larger story
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>>3868
finally got around to finishing the other half of this.
All in all pretty disappointing. Very little is revealed about C.C. or about the nature of the Geass, even though that's the premise of the whole thing. Yet none of the characters other than C.C. are particularly interesting, and Renya in particular remains the same annoying try-hard brat from beginning to end. Dash, Victoria and maybe Lorenzo have some potential, but they're not really explored to any great degree and remain rather one-dimensional. There's a hint of the political intrigue and plots-within-plots that made the original series great, but at no point is there a moment where you'd marvel at how beautifully orchestrated everything is.

I wouldn't say it's complete shit, but everything actually worth telling about this story could've been told in 2 volumes instead of 7.
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Just read the first 6 chapters of 骨の髄まで私に尽くせ (no idea if there's a translation)

It's about an average, somewhat nerdy guy who cheats on his pregnant wife with his childhood friend.
The story is ok for what it is, but I don't feel like reading any more of it.
>> No. 4027 [Edit]
>>4026
>no idea if there's a translation
There is, but it's only available via an app. Not that I'd want to read something depressing like this right now, but boy do I hate this practice.
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>>4027
>it's only available via an app
That's pretty much standard practice on the Japanese market for anything other than doujin stuff, and I hate it. It's basically impossible to buy DRM-free digital books in Japanese, every publisher wants you to install their own app on your phone.

Also picrelated is what I'll be reading next.
>> No. 4029 [Edit]
>>4028
>It's basically impossible to buy DRM-free digital books in Japanese
Christ, the odds are probably small that this trend will reverse itself, but I nonetheless hope for the best.

>Also picrelated is what I'll be reading next.
Looks good from the art and synopsis. Hope you enjoy it.
>> No. 4030 [Edit]
>>4022
https://mangaplus.shueisha.co.jp/titles/100187
Just a little update. This manga is finally completed and officially translated. You can read it here.
>> No. 4031 [Edit]
>>4030
Not him, but I just finished this. It started off really good, but the ending was sort of a disappointment. I was surprised it ended up being so short, feels kind of like the author ran out of ideas pretty quickly and just wanted to wrap things up. Particularly, the part with Takopii getting flung into the future felt really awkward. Having to trudge through this shitty half-functional mangaplus reader didn't help matters either.
>> No. 4032 [Edit]
>>4031
I actually liked the ending for what it's worth but I agree that the part you mentioned and the pacing could definitely be better. I do think the mangaka did the right thing by not dragging the manga too long however, a lot of other manga have a habit of overstaying its welcome. Sorry you had to slog through that site, I only found out after I made my post that it is available on nyaa (there is also a direct download link).
>> No. 4033 [Edit]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUX4nPYcSMw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an5K8kKE0bY
Coincidentally, it seems like they have only just released the audio version of the first chapter.
>> No. 4034 [Edit]
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There's a fair amount of titles running on Gangan right now that have otaku characters filled with inside jokes about the tropes of the industry. Yankee Shota to Otaku Oneesan is, in my opinion, the best of the bunch right now. This is the tale of a fujoshi and shotacon fan called Kazuko, and her neighbor, Ryuou, a 3D shota (from her perspective) that starts to follow her around for reasons she doesn't understand.

It's a very light and fun comedy and Kazuko in particular is quite a hilarious character with her mannerisms and excessive inhibitions. There's a balance here between the funny moments that centers around the interactions between the main characters, and the more drama-like aspects of the story, centered around Ryuou relationship with his parents. They're good people but maybe not the best parents in the world. Don't worry though, it never reaches the point of tragedy, so you can read it always hoping to finish the volume in a good, uplifting mood.

If you like to watch socially inept women forced into social interaction, and you want the comedic aspect of those interactions expressed, then you'll certainly enjoy this title, because that's what this is at its core. Liking meta jokes about the anime and manga industry tropes will also help you out here. Like I said, there are several titles like this running right now, but to me, what makes this one the best is Kazuko and how likable she can be without trying too hard. There aren't any absurd moments purely for comedy (like with Watamote), her reactions seem more genuine and this adds a certain tenderness to it that really gives this title the edge.
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It's funny, I read a few chapter of this last year, really liked it and intended to read all of it but for whatever reason I completely forgot it ever existed until I saw it's available at Piccoma by accident. It's a lighthearted comedy about a pair of hikineet siblings hanging around the house. Looks like the stuff I would like.
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Mr. Fujiko passed at the age of 88 a couple of days ago. Doraemon was the first manga I read from beginning to end in Japanese. Here's a post to celebrate his memory. I'll be reading Dora for the next couple of days.
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I used to be annoyed that the manga stopped being about only Tomoko but now I love all the weird characters
>> No. 4038 [Edit]
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To follow the life of Itai Shiori is like watching a tiny and precious trainwreck. It gets personal very quickly, too, because you’ll care about her from page one. Itai wants a boyfriend but she doesn’t quite know how to go about it and is not the best at reading social situations. And so comedic yet painful events follow.

The way the story unfolds is really clever in this one. Most of the text is not dialogue, but narration, like we’re watching Itai’s with the narrator and she too often will get flabbergasted about her actions. This really puts you in a position of wanting to help Itai. A lot. But you can’t. You’re forced to watch as she moves along being silly and living her painful comedy day by day.

A very engaging narrative and a very interesting read. If you enjoy awkward female protagonists and painful laughter, this title has you covered. The art is simple but it has a very unique charm I don’t quite remember seeing anywhere else. The author has a way of coming up with excellent facial expressions for the characters and even though it’s a simple, straightforward way of drawing the characters, there’s an attention to detail to the expressions that really adds a very special quality to them, it’s hard to put my finger on it. I guess you’ll have to read it to find out by yourself.
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Aren't you guys happy that she has such a nice dad? Her sister is pretty nice, too.
>> No. 4067 [Edit]
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Finished reading what English translations were available for Yougen no Chi.
It's got that early scanlation scene scuff, so it was a bit difficult to understand at some points. Especially when different groups decided to change the name of some terminology or how a name is written.
It doesn't help the manga itself straight up just redacted a plot point because the mangaka didn't like it as per author notes, so it's just ignored entirely later on. Unless that's just translation scuff again. Very hard to tell.
The translation group that was currently working on it never finished the rest of the fourth volume, and the series went on hiatus after the release of it anyway. It's mildly infuriating...
I'm going to track down the raws to read the rest myself, even if my own Japanese skills aren't the best.
At the very least, the art is great. I love the rough style of late 90s-very early 2000s manga, and the colored pages like pic rel give it a dreamy feeling.
It reminds me of those AI programs that color in pictures for you, funnily enough.
>> No. 4068 [Edit]
I read the few chapters available of midnight children and, I'd say it's pretty meh. 6/10
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I don't know why it took me so long to get into Rozen Maiden despite seeing it everywhere for years. I had very different interpretations of characters because of it, so it was interesting finally seeing how they actually act.
Right now I'm still reading II, on volume 2. The ending for the first series was the most blatantly obvious "publisher cutting a series early" incident that I've ever witnessed.
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>>4111
Finished it finally. I came in expecting it to be a shonen style work for some reason (probably from watching fangame videos) but it felt more like a collection of character studies. I really feel for Kirakishou...
I'll read 0 next and maybe reread just the raws to get some clarification on things.
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Reading Hitsuji no Uta. I'm still on Volume 3. Wasn't expecting incestous grooming in my vampire manga but I'm not complaining.
>> No. 4122 [Edit]
>>4118
good read, was well written from beginning to end
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>>3766
I have wonderful news! After doing a measly amount of research, I discovered that there are websites that, with a monthly subscription fee, let you read manga! I can read manga legally, with no piracy!

And so, I'd like to announce that I'll soon begin reading Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind. I really enjoyed the movie, so after watching it, I went onto YouTube to see more content regarding it, and somebody said that the movie is actually an anime-adaptation, and that Miyazaki had actually made Nausicaa as a manga first, and then made the movie. Then, after the movie, he finished the story of the manga, and then, to little fanfare, that was that. Most people don't even know that the manga exists. I thought the manga was so old and so obscure that I would probably die never reading it, but lo and behold, viz.com has the manga! Man, gentlemen, we are truly in a blessed age.
>> No. 4124 [Edit]
>>4123
I can't tell whether this post is sincere or not.
>> No. 4125 [Edit]
...I got too happy too quickly. Yes, there are websites that, with a monthly subscription fee, that let you legally read manga for the fee, and yes, I did find such a website, but, although Nausicaa's manga is listed on the website, that doesn't mean it's readable for the fee! You have to actually buy the volume, regardless of whether or not you're already a subscriber.

Man, I got happy, for no reason. I mean, I guess the Nausicaa manga's quite cheap on Amazon, but yeah, reality isn't what I thought it was. I'll find something else to read. Sorry for the false good news guys.
>> No. 4126 [Edit]
>>4125
Any reason you don't just torrent it?
https://nyaa.si/view/1224749
>> No. 4127 [Edit]
>>4126
I have religious reasons that prevent me from doing so. I think I'll ask my pastor about this nonetheless. Due to its age, perhaps this instance of piracy is permissible in his eyes.
For the time being, I think I'll pick up The Promised Neverland.

I heard from another YouTuber that the anime adaptation's second season was horrifically butchered, so much so, that the staff that worked on it didn't even put their names on it, in order to protect their careers. Everyone wanted to keep their hands clean of that mess. Nonetheless, the manga might be good? I'll give it a go!
>> No. 4128 [Edit]
>>4127
NTA. Those reasons being? If you are fine with me asking. If a reason is stealing being bad I do think that it is theft only if you are pirating something which you would have spent money on if that was the only way of acquiring it
>> No. 4129 [Edit]
> I think I'll ask my pastor about this nonetheless
This is kind of hilarious, and would be a good setup for a rakugo tale (I'm reminded of the joshiraku audio drama).
>> No. 4130 [Edit]
>>4128
I consider pirating college textbooks a moral good.

>I do think that it is theft only if you are pirating something which you would have spent money on if that was the only way of acquiring it
Which doesn't apply in this case. You can buy physical copies.
>> No. 4131 [Edit]
>>4130
Huh, I see
>> No. 4132 [Edit]
>>4128
Yeah, piracy being bad is basically the reason. I actually don't know if anyone of repute within my religion has actually commented on this matter, since piracy is such a new issue, but yeah, it's probably, basically, always wrong. I intend to ask though.
Sometimes, you're pirating something that's inaccessible legally (e.g. geographic restriction, or in the case of old media, it's been abandoned, so nobody is offering a legal way to access it).
Sometimes, you're in a small internet community, and some files have been made accessible to the community by a single person or group of people. Is this really piracy? Isn't this like sharing with friends? I think some really rich people have cinemas inside their own homes, but they get into dangerous waters when they start showing home cinema screenings of movies to audiences of like, 50 people or something. That's not really like a small family get-together. That's starting to enter into the territory of public screening, without a license. Since home cinema screenings for large gatherings seems to be bad, this implies the converse - sharing in small communities, even with digital copies, is okay.
Nonetheless, I seek my pastor's input on this matter. It's weird, because it seems to be more of a legal matter than a religious one.
Not only that, but, there's even the matter of Law Enforcement. Does a law really matter, if nobody enforces it? Is it even possible to be a totally lawful person? Even if it's illegal, do I have to obey?
These are the questions I look forward to getting clarity on.

>>4130
I don't understand your post. You pirate college textbooks, and believe this is okay, because you can buy physical copies? Don't you mean can't? Don't you mean that this is okay, because you can't buy the physical copies? You can't buy them, therefore, as you would have never obtained them fairly anyway, it's okay to pirate them.
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