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    abrighteraffect is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Recommend me something, please!

    I am always having a hard time finding good manga/manhwa that I like.

    Series that I own (and like):
    Fruit Basket
    Bride of the Water God *
    Card Captor Sakura
    Magic Knight Rayearth
    Flame of Recca
    Fushigi Yuugi
    Ayashi no Ceres


    Series I've read that I liked:
    Full Moon wo Sagashite (I also watched and like Fancy Lala)
    Aishiteru baby*
    Everything by CLAMP
    ..Uhh... There are more, I just don't have access to my lists at the moment

    *I absolutely love this one and would like more like it!


    The two I stared are ones that I really got into, especially BotWG (I am DYING for new scanlations!) which I like not only because I find the connection to myths interesting, but because I enjoy that it's not a straight Boy Meets Girl Fall in Love sort of romance. (Same with Furuba, haha)

    Aishiteru baby I liked because it was very well written and very simple, emotional story.

    I really do not like stories with a large focus on fighting. Exception to this being something like Angelic Layer.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    *rubs hands* This is exactly the sort of task Dizzy and I like.

    Let's start with the complete series of Mitsuro Adachi. Which is of course way too much to take it, but start with Rough -- which is 10 volumes, and entirely typical of his works and so a good starter series. It's a low-key romantic comedy sports series, where in this case the hero is a swimmer and the heroine is a diver, they being from rival families in the confectionary business. If you like that, go on to Touch, H2, and the ongoing Cross Game, which are all baseball series that I adore even though I don't like baseball at all, and all masterpieces of manga storytelling.

    Next, pinging off Fruits Basket in another way, you probably want to try Penguin Brothers (warning: no actual penguins, dammit) and Land of the Blindfolded. The former is a school romantic comedy focused more on the school cliques than the romance, and the latter is a school romantic comedy with psyonics. Possibly also Yurara (aka Yurara no Tsuki), school romantic comedy with exorcists.

    If you're up for something older, as in romantic comedy out of school and into grown-up life stuff, Living Game and Tramps Like Us/Kimi wa Pet (that last is a single series with different English/Japanese titles).

    And just to round things off, the most grown-up, mature series I know (as in, it's Aishizura Baby after graduation, only better), try Yotsuba&!. Really. You will not regret it.
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    As I know and like almost all the series you named, you may like Aqua+Aria and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, as I do.
    You may also like The Story of Saiunkoku, though I donīt know the manga version, the anime is very interesting.
    Last edited by nroejb; 04-23-2009 at 12:55 PM.
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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Since YKK is THE best manga I've read, and I use Aqua+Aria as an acceptable substitute pending its better older sister gets licensed, I probably need to track down Saiunkoku.
    Today is always the most enjoyable day. Just ask Yotsuba.

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    ^You may do, but it has nothing to do with these two...
    Itīs a shoujo story about a girl of an old china like country, working to become the first female oficial.
    I recommended it, as it remindes me a little of the clamp story telling style, wich abrighteraffect seems to like.
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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Looks like no one has tried scanlating it.

    ETA: Oh, wait, one group did two volumes two years ago and seems to have either stalled or dropped it. Which is better than nothing. I almost want to read the original light novels it's all adapted from more, though.
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    you can still watch the anime version, at least the first season is completely translated somewhere in the net.
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    ^edit no longer possible? Oh well...
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudorandom View Post
    Looks like no one has tried scanlating it.

    ETA: Oh, wait, one group did two volumes two years ago and seems to have either stalled or dropped it. Which is better than nothing. I almost want to read the original light novels it's all adapted from more, though.
    Looks like under the title: Saiunkoku Monogatari, it is continued to be translated...
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    It's been nearly two years since since a chapter's been scanned, and the only scanlators who touched it list it as dropped.
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    There are 12 chapter of the first 3 volumes here, and the last was added today... http://www.mangafox.com/manga/saiunkoku_monogatari/
    Last edited by nroejb; 05-02-2009 at 07:03 AM.
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