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March 2008

Qem posting in Manga Readers Discussion Board
User: [info]qem_chibati
Date: 2008-03-21 13:35
Subject: Review: dnangel
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Title: D.N.Angel
Mangaka: Yukiru Sugisaki
Genres: comedy, fantasy, romance, supernatural, shoujo
Number of volumes: 11 - continuing

Fake cut to my review

If you like this series you might also like:
Fruitbasket, Ouran highschool host club,

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Qem posting in Manga Readers Discussion Board
User: [info]qem_chibati
Date: 2008-01-27 20:53
Subject: Never Give Up [manga review]
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Never Give Up!
I wrote this review for something else, but thought it might be appreciated here. It's xposted on, and archived in my fan-community archive [info]gemini_gems

Never give up is licensed by TokyoPop - the story revolves around Kiri who's dad's model looks they have inherited. ^.^;

The problem? Kiri's a girl! And she's not terribly impressed to have people say that she looks like an attractive man! v.v;
Cut to save flists )
Series you may like/like this one if you like:
Fruitbasket, Ouran highschool host club, cutexguy, dn angel.

P.S I'd love to meet some other fans of this series.

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User: [info]yohjideranged
Date: 2008-01-23 15:41
Subject: Manga for sale
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I didn't know how many of you manga-heads would be interested, but I have a ton of manga for sale over at  [info]fandom_sale.

Included with the general audience manga are a bunch of YAOI manga and a Yamane Ayano artbook.

If your interested, just click here to see what I've got!

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User: [info]ex_caro73
Date: 2008-01-01 20:12
Subject: Keeping track of what you've read?
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Do any of you keep track of which series you've read? If so, do you use a particular program? Excel, maybe? Or a website? I've been thinking of trying this out--

Any thoughts or recommendations?

Also, happy new year!

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User: [info]ex_caro73
Date: 2007-12-31 05:06
Subject: Yet another intro *waves*
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I'm Caro--24, from Ohio, and someone who never really knows what to say in posts like these. :)

My intro to manga was via an exchange student in middle school. She had some chapters of InuYasha, and I fell in love (though not with her).

I still read Inuyasha faithfully. Right now, I'm addicted to Seirei no Moribito, which is incredibly fantastic.

I also love Nekoten, though I seem to be the only one! It really doesn't get better than demon-fighting cats. (I just wish another release group would pick it up. Only the first five chapters have been scanlated. I've looked through the raw versions of chapters six through fifteen, but it's just not the same.)

I've just started Hellsing, which is good so far... And lots more, but now I'm having one of those moments when your mind goes completely blank--like when you go to a bookstore and suddenly can't remember any of your favorite authors' names. Or you go to a CD place and suddenly can't think of anyone you listen to. (Okay, maybe I'm the only one who has those moments.)

Anyway, it's great to meet all of you. :)

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User: [info]gesichtlos
Date: 2007-12-30 18:12
Subject: Hullo
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Just joined, thought I'd post my intro:
I'm Snake, 24, and I've been reading Manga since, like, forever. XD;; My first was Dragon Ball, when it was being released in digest form (single chapters). I followed it up with Pokemon (as by Ono). :P Also in digest form.
I've read quite a few series, and I'm not going to list every single one I've read, but I will share my favourites:
Currently, my top favourites are 20th Century Boys and Monster by Naoki Urasawa. I really love his writing and art, and I'm looking forward to a friend of mine loaning (or giving? I'm not sure...) his collexion of Yawara! to me, albeit it's going to be the Japanese volumes (well, I might be able to catch pieces here and there...).
Speaking of Japanese volumes, I've also been collecting Origins of Pocket Monsters. I can barely read it, but it's worth the effort to me. :P
A couple of favourites that I was happy to see come over so I could read them in english (I tend to pick up the books in Japanese if that's all that's available, so) were Sakigake!! Cromatie High (just Cromatie High in the states) and Hellsing.
Although I don't like most of their work, two CLAMP series that I've collected or been trying to collect are Angelic Layer and Chobits. They're just the right dose and type of cute, I guess. :P I've also got a little bit of X/1999, too, but I can't find it any more so I can't finish it D: .
One of my favourite series of all time is still AKIRA, though. :D
I don't like excessively long series too much, but I have been trying to keep up with Naruto (and failing at it, I'm so behind... D: Lost my bookmark to the weekly scans.....). I'm also keeping up with Full Metal Alchemist as it comes out here (as opposed to looking up scans). I used to read Bleach, but it got too long for me.

Some others that I read/have read right now are Saiyuki, Saiyuki Reload, and Death Note, and I wish I could read more of Jiraishin, Dorohedoro, Pilgrim Jäger, Testorotho, and Sazae-san (which is a newspaper strip, I know, but they do put out books of it, so it should count. :P). I either can't find scans or can't find books of those. :/

Series I'd love to read, but can't afford at the moment or can't find at all are Master Keaton, Pineapple Army, Pluto (basically, anything by Urasawa XD;;;;), and Mu (I don't normally go for Tezuka's stuff because of the art, but I found an unwrapped copy of Mu and flipped through it, and discovered it had yaoi in it. O.O Among other things. So I have to read this. XD;;;).

I hope that didn't get too long...... ^.^;;; A lot of what I read is limited, though, since my scans finding skills are somewhat lacking, or I don't quite have the funds I wish I had in order to just buy the damn things. When available. D:
But yeah. I have no idea how to end this, so I'm going to stop... here.

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Bridget posting in Manga Readers Discussion Board
User: [info]brimac13
Date: 2007-12-30 15:41
Subject: Allow me to introduce myself...
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Hello all, I'm Bridget. I'm 21, American, (female,) and obsessed with most things shoujo.

Most of my favorite mangas (or is it just manga? how does the plural work on that one?) are shoujo, with a few exceptions. I'll read anything by Aihara Miki. My favorites by her are Hot Gimmick, Tokyo Shounen Shoujo (Tokyo Boys and Girls), and So Bad!. I also like Watase Yuu. I won't read absolutely anything by her...just most anything. I like Alice 19th and Ayashi no Ceres (Ceres, Celestial Legend) best. Another of my favorites is Souryo Fuyumi, and my favorite by her is Mars. I like Eternal Sabbath too, but Mars is by far my favorite (I think I've read it about six times by now). I also enjoy Miyasaka Kaho's Kare First Love. Most of all though, I love her art. It's just so pretty (and I very much like pretty--in both my boys and my girls). Though it's not a the top of my favorites list, I do like Kawahara Kazune's Koukou Debut (High School Debut). Another favorite is Mimori Ao's series B.O.D.Y.. One of my favorite so-sad-it-rips-your-heart-out reads is Replay by Riang Ryu. I've read Akuma de Sourou (by Takanashi Mitsuba) a few times and like it well enough (the ending seems a little flat to me). And, while I normally loathe "gender-bender" stories, I really liked reading Hana Kimi (which is by Nakajo Hisaya). While I liked Kamio Youko's Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers), I'm not sure I'd read it again. Mostly because it's so freaking long, but also because I really don't think the ending was true to Tsukushi's character.

My not-so-shoujo favorites are: Kubo Tite's Bleach, Takahashi Rumiko's InuYasha, and Morimoto Kozueko's Gokusen. I saw the anime for all of these (Bleach and InuYasha on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and Gokusen on E-Wam) before I even thought of reading the manga. And, with all three series, I find myself liking the manga better (although, Orihime's "five lifetimes" soliloquy on the Bleach anime was just absolutely wonderful...I totally cried...).

I only have one managaka that I flat-out refuse to read another series by, and that is Shinjo Mayu. I've read quite a bit of Haou Airen, a few volumes of Kaikan Phrase (Sensual Phrase) and some of a few others (notably Sexy Guardian), and I just can't stand her portrayal of women. (Or the anatomically insane, broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted men she seems to have a fetish for.)

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User: [info]yohjideranged
Date: 2007-12-30 15:43
Subject: intro
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Hey there - I'm Romy.

Thought I would throw out a little info here.

I have always been a comic book fan but when manga started making it over - mostly in a comic book format still - I began reading that. Crying Freeman was the first I got into and after that I graduated to the IRC spots and Interent websites for the scanlations that started to infiltrate the 'net.

Those got me really hooked and I started purchasing the manga that I had read there - Yami no Matsuei and Angel Sanctuary quickly became favorites.

Then shonen ai and yaoi took over my libraries for a time. Kizuna and Haru wo Daiteita became staples as well as Shout out Loud and Yellow. Even imported some Be Boy Golds (and a few doujinshi) so that I could see the pretty art even though I don't read a word of Japanese!

Currently I have been reading Get Backers and Please Save My Earth for something a bit different. Also, I just finished a few books of Sorcerer Hunters (complete crack) and From Eroica With Love

I have read so much manga that to name every series would be a lengthy list that is just a bunch of boring to post.

And that is about where I stand right now. Always on the lookout for really good reads, but with lack of money I am a bit stuck. Occasionally, I do jettison manga to the next reader - maybe I will post some here after I go through my collection again after the first of the year.


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AKK posting in Manga Readers Discussion Board
User: [info]akk
Date: 2007-12-30 19:23
Subject: Intro - Fav Manga
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My manga experience started in 2005 when I got infected by Clamp's Tokyo Babylon and soon thereafter X, both of which are still my top favorites, together with some of the loosely connected other series of the Clamp-verse like Leeza Sei's Combination and Clamp Campus Detectives and Man of Many Faces (both by Clamp). I'm even writing on an elaborate fanfic arch in this universe, which is posted in my journal and announced in the appropriate asylums. However, I don't really like Clamp's newer works like xxxHolic and Tsubasa; their new drawing style just turns me off.
Other favs in this mystery genre are Clover (also by Clamp), Matsushita's Yami no Matsuei and KARA's Demon Diary, which actually is a manhwa (Korean comic).
A more mature reading would be Kozue Koike's Crying Freeman about a triad killer and Lone Wolf & Cub about a ronin and his little son fighting the shogunate, the latter I still have to finish (I'm at book 22).
Prefered shonen-ais would be Satosumi's Shout Out Loud, Higuri's Gorgeous Carat, Matoh's Fake and Tateno's Yellow (one of the main characters actually reminds me of a setting in one of my favorite novels "Deathgift" by Ann Tonsor Zeddies).
And I admit I just love the works of Yamane Ayano, because of her drawing style.

The list of manga I've read, liked, or even enjoyed is longer than this, but I think I gobbled up enough space on your friends' list already. :)

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Kat posting in Manga Readers Discussion Board
User: [info]runekat
Date: 2007-12-30 10:18
Subject: Intro Post
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I'll jump on the intro bandwagon. Hi! I'm Kat, and among other things, I'm a reader. I started reading manga a few years ago (2003-ish) when I noticed there was an Excel Saga manga. Since I love the anime a little too much, I had to read the manga.

Recently, I've enjoyed Death Note and Eureka Seven. In ongoing series, I'm snagging Fullmetal Alchemist, and Bleach as new volumes are released. I tend to pick up titles as they're translated and released in the U.S. because I don't have the computer stamina to hunt down scans and read them on my screen. It means I miss out on a lot, but it saves my poor dialup connection and eyesight a lot of work. ;-)

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codyne posting in Manga Readers Discussion Board
User: [info]codyne
Date: 2007-12-30 08:46
Subject: Intro
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Hello everyone!

I've been reading manga off and on since the early 90s, when I started reading June, the monthly 'boys love' anthology manga, in Japanese. There weren't many manga being translated into English back then, so I struggled along with my limited Japanese and looked at the pretty pictures. :) After a while, I gave it up because it was too hard to read, but I still have several years' worth of my old issues of June.

I got back into it again when I got into Yu-Gi-Oh! a few years ago. It's still one of my favorites.

Current I'm reading Hellsing, Berserk, and the new Vampire Hunter D manga. I also subscribe to Shonen Jump and enjoy most of the series in it.

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User: [info]providences
Date: 2007-12-30 09:16
Subject: Hi!
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I'm fairly new to the manga world. I only started reading it seriously last year. :)

My favorites include: Loveless, Death Note, Confidential Confessions [both series]. Fortunately my house mates have a rather large collection of it, that I can read pretty much whenever I like. I'm considering Chobits, and Tsubasa for this year. :)

Also, I like Yaoi. :) I have many titles of that, too many to name, but my favorite is Only The Ring Finger Knows.

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User: [info]piratesenshi
Date: 2007-12-30 23:30
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Hi all!

It's usually customary to start off a new community/asylum with member introductions, so let's do that. How about everyone introduce themselves in a post? A little bit about yourself would be great, but not necessary.

So how's this for an introductory post: Let us know what your favourite manga is!

I've been a loyal fan of DNAngel for a long, long, looooong period of time. Several years, I think. Lately I've gotten into a new fandom: tactics. Some of you might recognize the mangaka -- Sakura Kinoshita -- as the one behind Matantei Loki Ragnarok. tactics is not quite like Loki though; it's a little darker and a lot, a lot more sexy.

So why not all new members introduce themselves with a new post about their favourite manga? You don't have to talk about just one if you have a lot of favourites, and even if you don't have specific favourites now, you can just talk about what you read recently.

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