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    yaoiisgay is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Realistic fighting manga?

    Are there any realistic fighting mangas that don't involve chi/energy/ki/ZOMGLAZERBEAMS?

    Something like Change guy in the early chapters where the fights were actually humanly possible. Series that involve super-human moves and abilities make me a sad panda. =(

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    Shamo is the one you are looking for. Except for the fact that the main character never stays in top condition for too long this is one badass manga. There is only one arc the focuses on chi, and it is short, but it also stays within in the boundaries of reason.

    IF you don't mind swordplay, then Vagabond is the obvious choice, like Shamo it focuses on realism, the two are often compared.


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    Yeah, Vagabond is really great! It's the only manga where I have actually seen drawing skills. It's the most realistic manga, in my opinion.

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    Check out some boxing manga, perhaps? Adachi's Katsu! for ex.

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    Shamo is great, until the chi bit. That entire arc was so damn clichéd. The one-armed monkey villain was amusing though.

    Vagabond is pretty damn realistic. Superb art as well.

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    Yeah Shamo and Vagabond are great. Theres also Hajime no Ippo if you have not already seen it.
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    I already read Shamo and Vagabond and they were pretty good. The chi arc in Shamo was cool until they introduced the chi crap. My favorite part was when the monkey guy stopped Ryo's punch with his foot. Pure ownage.

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    Yeah, it looks like boxing manga is the way to go. The usual Hajime no Ippo, Katsu! and Fist of the North Star recommendations.

    Also, perhaps Noritaka, which is centered around a loser in high school who takes up kickboxing, and ends up picking one fight after another with champions from all the other martial arts groups in his school. He usually gets beaten up pretty badly, though. It's used as a comedic selling point.

    If you don't mind girls fighting, you could try Hot Blooded Woman, Red Lion or Tokyo Crazy Paradise, all of which have significant amounts of fighting involved (mixed in with romance, as usual in shoujo series).

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaoiisgay View Post
    Are there any realistic fighting mangas that don't involve chi/energy/ki/ZOMGLAZERBEAMS?

    Something like Change guy in the early chapters where the fights were actually humanly possible. Series that involve super-human moves and abilities make me a sad panda. =(
    Good fighting manga with no supernatural fighting skills:
    Vagabond, Samurai Champloo

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    Samurai Champloo? The manga? Look, I'm willing to admit that the anime had some of the best choreographed fight scenes in the history of anime and was overall a good show, but the manga was crap. Couldn't get the taste out of my mouth for weeks.

 

 
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