looking for MANLY manga
It's been a while since the topic has been raised, so I'll bring it around again. I'm looking for some MANLY manga about MANLY MEN doing the TOUGHEST job there is on this earth. Series like
Usagi Drop/Bunny Drop
My Girl (Mizu Sahara)
Aishiteruze Baby kinda counts, though it's about a teenager being manly. In a pinch, something along the lines of With The Light... or Love So Life will do, even through childcare provider is female in those. But I'm looking for men in that role.
Because there's nothing more MANLY than raising a child. Carving your way through an army of demons is child's play in comparison. NEED MOAR MANLY CHILDCARE NOW!
Okay, I meant to post that in the Rec forum -- could a passing admin toss it over?
Hmm... not many I can think of. Well, Little House with an Orange Roof you probably know (Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie). And Hotman. And Corseltel no Ryujitsushi, which you yourself recommended about a year or two back. And Adachi's Jinbe as well (though that's more of stepfather / stepdaughter romance than childcare).
Um... There's also this short story called Baby Pop, done by ShoujoMagic, though it's more from the viewpoint of the 14-year-old daughter dealing with her playboy stepfather after her mother died. Don't think that's what you're really looking for, though.
I'm guessing the best way to find something would be doing a search for 'josei' and 'slice-of-life' on Manga-Updates (and filtering out all the Yaoi, Yuri, Ecchi, etc). Realistic childcare series would probably fall into those two categories. I found Nico Nico Diary that way, which features a female caregiver.
Jimbe sorta counts, but alas I read it long ago. Ditto Nico Nico Diary, though it's not a male caretaker and also read it. I'm eagerly awaiting for someone to pick up scanlating the sequel to Corseltel no Ryujitsushi, which is really the same series continued under another name when it switched publishers.
And no, Baby Pop, while very good, doesn't fit at all.
The thing about josei as a filter, is that less than half of all the above mentioned series aren't that -- Bunny Drop and Nico Nico, yes, but Yotsuba&! and Corseltel no Ryujitsushi are shonen, Hotman and My Girl are seinen, and Aishitezure Baby and Baby Pop are shoujo.
GTO - Great Teach Onizuka
I don't think it gets any manlier than to be a teacher for a psycho class. ;D
Close but not quite. GTO isn't quite MANLY enough. Neither is Otaku no Musume-san, but it's close.
Otaku no Musume-san is indeed more manly, but not quite manly enough.
It either Aragorn in LOTR or the "manly" Elfman in Fairy Tail..(ok, I just spew some nonsense)..
I think the nearest bet is Chocolat by Kubonouchi Eisaku, the mafia family tried to raise a 16 years old spoiled girl & using a really MANLY way..
Another one is Sand Land by Akira Toriyama, its a one shot, but, there's an old man character involved in this story tried to co-operate with good-behaviour demons.. Well, he really can takes a good care of the demons in his ways.
(& I always thought, if a man taking care a child or something like that is considered as manly, then, Watari (Death Note) is certainly the manliest of them all, upbringing L to his intelligent state is simply awesomely MANLY! Its really a shame that both are already goners..)
I'll check those out. Thanks!
I'll definitely second Chocolate.