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  1. #1
    dado is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Dec 2006

    Default out of ideas what to read

    Hi read several recommendation-threads but i couldnt be satisfied ;( well, hope for your help..thanks

    i'll start with a list of what i've read so far

    != very good x=not so good..

    666 Satan
    Ares (!)
    Chronicles of the Cursed Sword
    Claymore (x)
    D. Grayman
    Deadman Wonderland (!)
    Death Note (!)
    Dragon Ball + Z (! ...its a classic ! )
    Elfenlied (x)
    Eyeshield 21 (!)
    Fairy Tail
    Flame of Recca (!)
    Fulmetal Alchemist (!)
    History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi (!)
    Hunter x Hunter (!)
    Inuyasha (x)
    Marchen Awakens Romance
    Naruto (x)
    One Piece (!)
    Prince of Tennis
    Rurouni Kenshin (!)
    Shaman King (x)
    Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
    Yakitate!! Japan
    Yu Yu Hakusho (!)

    As you can see, i like fighting! But it doenst have to be fighting..the best would be something tournament style (i.e. YuYu Hakusho, Flame of Recca, Eyeshield 21..i love those 3 !) or even just competitions (like Kenichi)
    Most important is character development !! i just love to see someone weak slowly becoming the strongest, while developing new technics..i dislike real mature mangas..something like berserker or gantz, i tried but i dont really like it there something else i should mention *thinks* i dont thinks so, at least not for now

    thank you very much in advance...i appreciate your help

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    dizzcity is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Hmm... Hajime no Ippo springs immediately to mind. Weak high school boy who gets bullied a lot wants to become strong, and ends up joining a boxing gym to become a pro boxer. Think Eyeshield 21, but about boxing instead. And waaaay longer... 80+ volumes and ongoing. Plenty of fighting and rising through the ranks, of course.

    Other than that, perhaps H2. Two best friends are the ace pitcher and star batter of their middle school team. But when the pitcher is diagnosed with a glass elbow, he joins a school with no baseball team. However, he soon finds out that the diagnosis was false, and then starts to form a team to challenge his best friend, who had gone on to join one of the top high school baseball teams in the country. Along the way, there are many relationship tangles as well, letting the friends compete not just in baseball, but also in love. Think Rurouni Kenshin applied to baseball. 34 volumes, complete.

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    dado is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    First, thanks for the recommendations

    H2 sounds really interesting, gotta start with that
    Ill try to read Hajime no Ippo afterwards, didnt read it before cause i heard it was "especially realistic" and to be honest..80 volumes do scare me but ill have to try, its gotta be famous for some reason

    thanks again

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    jamie1990 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Hajime no ippo isn't especially realistic, it's all hugely glamorised and idealistic.

    I'll also recommend Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. It's a fighting series which isn't in a tournament format , but excellent nevertheless.

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    be0wulf is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Try out Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (I got some Death Note-like vibes from this one) as well as Basilisk and Berserk (more hardcore versions of Ares). Have fun.

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    Kein_Mitleid is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Try Higurashi no Naku Koro ni... if you like mystery/horror (in a weird way).

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    circus is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Hajime Ippo is a good choice if u havnt read it.
    Instead of H2, read Major.
    Change Guy could be in your taste.

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    Ganegrei is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    If you didnt like Claymore and Elfen Lied then there not much I or anyone else can do for you.

    However, I can suggest Rosario and Vampire. Its a decent supernatural manga and worth a read.

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    barny21 is offline Senior Member Regular
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    If you happen to like H2 then you'll have to take a look at Touch and other works of Adatchi Mitsuru. Also, if you'll like a more rowdy version of touch, you'll have to look at rookies - a bunch of thugs turned base ball players.

    If you like deathnote, you might like to try to look at Monster and 20th Century boys. I believe they have the same air of mysteries and a few blood shed.
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    shadowateng is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Since you enjoy competitions and sports manga, personally I recommend Slam Dunk, it's realistic and probably my favourite. It starts a bit slow but it gets really good. Hajime no Ippo also pops into mind. It's really long though.

    Also Busou Renkin because it's by the same artist as Rurouni Kenshin. Last thing I can think of is Mahou Sensei Negima, it does competitions at one point, and the fighting's not bad. Beware of subtle adultry though, but you've already read Flame of Recca. x3




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