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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Uh, ShenHaze? That wasn't recently added to the manga ST hosts ... or even hosted by ST at all. This is a thread for sifting through what's available here, not general recommendations.

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    Oh? Well now I feel stupid.

    Well I recomend Battle Royale!! It's really gorey at first (I mean REALLY gorey!!) but that goes away after the first ten chapters. (Or maybe I got used to it.) It actually is a good story of fear, hope, and the limits of sanity. ^^ I started reading the other day and Im already half way through it.

    (Sorry, english isn't my first language X3)

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    Oops. Life being lifelike, I haven't been keeping up with this. But there is one I read in there:

    Honey Bunny - Shoujo romance about alienation. By which is to say, the jerky cute boy that Chiyo's crushing on is intermitantly possessed by a sweet-tempered bodiless alien -- but instead of the threatened hijinks, it's played more or less for the serious emotional consequences of being not yourself half the time, and then more drama's added. It takes a while to get good, though -- the first couple chapters are cleverly disguised as a midling romantic dramedy of the ShoujoMagic backlist sort.

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    can a mod sticky this thread ?

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    To do that, we need a mod who actually shows up.


    Continuing catching up, here's another "if you like this sort of thing, you'll like this" one:

    Break Shot - Shounen sports manga, billiards flavor (nine-ball, for the velvet-illiterate like me). The tournaments are exciting, in a how's-the-writer-going-to-find-a-trick-shot-he-hasn't-used-before sort of way. And it gets there really quickly: by the second volume, Our Hero is doing bank shots off the chandelier and opponents are shattering cue balls and knocking balls in with the fragments. If you like tournaments and trick shots, it's got that in both spades AND the trump suit -- it doesn't even bother with skill development (Our Hero even starts out as a (completely unknown) world-class player).

    And the trick shots are fun.
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    Heh. I second Break Shot. Forgot that it was one of the new series added here. While not as great as some of the other sports/competitive manga out there (mainly because the character development is kind of erratic), it's still pretty interesting. Sidewinder shot FTW! (And D.H.S, for that matter...)

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    I see you use "erratic" in the sense of "hardly ever" too.

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    Yeah. I read it out of a sense of morbid fascination to see how far the mangaka can stretch the boundaries of belief with his made-up trick shots, not because I'm interested in the characters. :P (There's just so much difference when you compare it to a series like Hajime no Ippo, for instance, or even Eyeshield 21, where character motivations are explored. Here we have no idea what Chinpi's motivation is, and all the characters in the past are relegated to becoming mere commentators, but who cares? It's all about the balls on the table...)

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    Or the balls flying off the table, in many cases.

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    And with a couple new ones, time to revive the topic with:

    Itsumo Misora - Dude, it's Adachi. Of course it's good. It's not even a sports manga.

    Actually, I'm not sure how to describe it beyond "six kids get psychic powers and have to work together, somehow," because that's as far as the scanlation got. And the project (and the scanlation group) seems to be dead.

    I also recommend Count Cain to anyone who wants over-the-top gothic plotting-on-crack. Also, to anyone who thinks Emma is boring for sticking to historical plausibility, and plot plausibility, or indeed any sort of plausibility at all.

 

 
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