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RobotsLoveSpectres
Dec 29, 2008


Oh I didn't know Blame! was the same artist. I've only seen the netflix Blame! and thought it was cool.

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Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

Hi, Everybody!


BLAME! is an absolute classic and well worth owning. The movie isn't a direct adaptation of the manga, it's loosely based on one of the more prominent arcs of the manga.

Tsutomou Nihei's also created BiOmega and Knights of Sidonia, which are both good reads (Sidonia also has a two-cour CGI anime series), a one-off graphic novel called Abara (which has a lovely hardcover release in english), and currently has a still-ongoing manga called Aposimz.

Neddy Seagoon fucked around with this message at 08:29 on Aug 23, 2019

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

This is one of my favorite new series, Elf Boyfriend and Boyish Girlfriend. It's about a haughty elf man and his tomboy girlfriend in modern japan, but is just adorable and charming even if the chapters are only a couple pages long each.

ryonguy
Jun 27, 2013


Let's Read (extremely fictionalized) History Manga series

Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan: Noukou Giga is about a schoolgirl who gets transplanted back in time and plopped down in front of Oda Nobunaga. Poor guy must be wondering why the hell all these time travelers keep seeking him out by this point. As she is ordered by Oda to maintain and improve a village, the manga streams along as a slice of life as she quickly gives up on the notion of maintaining any sort of preservation of the timeline while scrambling to keep up with his demands in the usual Connecticut Yankee situation; also as I type this I realize Mark Twain create the isekai genre.

Issak is another stereotypical samurai dramas you've seen a hundred times before. A lone samurai is seeking the person who killed his master, and fights various brigands on the way to fulfill his destiny.

Also, he's a mercenary in the Thirty Years war in central Europe and wields a matchlock rifle.

Historie is an unfortunately often on hiatus series by the same mangaka as Parasyte with his usual relaxing and deceptively simplistic art style. Its main character is Eumenes, one of Alexander the Great's generals, beginning with his childhood. I really like this setting, since it's so wide open for fictional interpretation, but so few comics cover the era.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

Yeah, Historie is one of those series that I'm waiting to end before reading. I've heard almost nothing but good things about it though.

here's one I just caught up with that I had initially dropped after only a few chapters, but was convinced to pick it back up. Binged through the current 158 chapters, and loved it, it gets progressively more ridiculous as the series goes on, yet stays grounded when it actually matters. It's a shonen romcom in the vein of My Monster Secret or Ranma 1/2, and over the course of its run the artwork has improved dramatically. It's called Rokudou's Bad Girls and it's about a boy who is cursed to have a mark on his forehead that makes any "bad girls" fall in love with him, a problem when he lives in what is basically River City Ransom, a town jam packed with gangs and delinquints. Now, this sounds like a standard setup for a schlocky harem series, and indeed, quite a few girls fall for him, but he explicitly refuses to take advantage of people not making that choice of their own volition, and it really starts to get to him eventually, to the point that he starts feeling like he's incapable of being loved without the mark forcing it. It's a pretty neat scenario. The entire main cast of characters are great, Osanada Sayuri probably being my favorite, though Himawari Ranna really builds up a great character arc throughout the series.

the humor is on point and the author really likes motorcycles as they are the best looking part of the entire series






the humor is suitably goofy and charming a lot of the time, which is why I feel it harkens back to the Ranma 1/2 style a lot. It's good fun.






edit: dungeon meshi updated and there's a new volume cover and it's the BEST

Captain Invictus fucked around with this message at 02:05 on Oct 13, 2019

Mr Wind Up Bird
Jan 23, 2004

i'm a goddamn coward
but then again so are you


I was going to bump the horror comics thread but it hasn't been posted in since 2014 hachi machi

ANYWAY, The Drifting Classroom Perfect Edition Vol 2 is out. It's a horror manga from the 70s about a school that gets teleported somehow into the middle of an endless desert and all the kids have to try and survive. Check it out if you like watching just horrible things happen to children constantly.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

oh hey, I thought the thread had been archived.

I vaguely remember The Drifting Classroom being brought up by a teacher in middle school, iirc alongside stuff like Lord of the Flies, which we were reading at the time. Never read it proper, but I've definitely heard of it plenty since then as an iconic and depressing horror series.


well, since the thread's still around and people are all quarantined so some reading material might be worth suggesting, here's what I've been reading as of late. Links to purchase English volumes or otherwise on each series's Mangadex page.

BEASTARS



Beastars is fuckin' amazing. It is Paru Itagaki's award-winning anthropomorphic animal manga about a modern society of herbivores and carnivores. The most common and simplest comparison people make is "edgy zootopia", though it's not so much edgy(usually), more that it digs deeper into things zootopia only touched on the surface. Interracial relationships, segregation, the sociopolitical factors of a world with carnivores, but eating meat is outlawed. Do they just endure, or do they find other ways to sate their desire for meat?

The series follows Legosi, a grey wolf, who is generally a quiet, humble person, but due to his species' reputation as an aggressive apex predator, is both feared and respected by most people despite his demeanor. He encounters a dwarf rabbit, Haru, and immediately falls for her. Amidst the murder and devouring of a classmate by an unknown predator at school, tensions between carnivore and herbivore are at an all-time high, and legosi has to come to terms with whether his desire for Haru is romantic...or hunger.

Netflix funded an anime version, and it is FANTASTIC. It captures much of the amazing world perfectly, though I do recommend reading the manga from the beginning as well, as Paru's goofy artstyle and reactions for the characters has its own charm. The CGI, by Studio Orange(also known for Land of the Lustrous), is phenomenal and definitely puts to rest the notion that you can't do 3D anime well. The characters are wonderfully animated and very expressive, and the Japanese voice cast worked together in the same room while recording their lines, which really adds a lot of weight to their lines over being isolated in a recording booth.



TVIV thread for the anime
ADTRW thread for the anime


The Demon King's Daughter is Too Kind!!!



Ahriman, the most powerful Demon King in history, has conquered the world and rules over it with an iron fist. And he aims to raise his daughter in the demonic traditions of savagery, ruthlessness, and cruelty. But nothing can stop her innocent, kind demeanor, not even the Demon King himself.

This is an absurdly cute series. It's just a cavalcade of plots to get her to do monstrous, evil things, and instead she frees a village of slaves from their overlord through the power of innocence, etc


Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun!



If I had to describe Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! in one word, it'd be: charming. This series is charming as hell. When his parents sell him to the devil to pay off their debts, Iruma assumes he's done for. But turns out, the devil just wanted a grandson to dote on. So Iruma is brought to the demon world and enrolled in school there, hiding the fact that he's a human from his demonic classmates. Shenanigans ensue. All the characters are fun, especially the main trio of Iruma, Alice, and Clara. Clara is the best little gremlin and the running gag of her and her family being the worst-drawn thing(and worst-animated thing in the anime) is one of my favorite parts of the series. It is just a super-upbeat, family friendly series, and I love it to bits. The series has passable artwork, but it doesn't need to be super well drawn to convey the good vibes it's sending out. This is from a recent chapter and makes me smile every time I see it




Kaiju Girl Caramelise



Afflicted by a "mysterious illness," high school first year Kuroe has spent her entire life avoiding socializing with others. However, after coming into contact with Minami Arata, the most popular boy in school, something changes— and Kuroe's true powers are unleashed...

This is a really cute shojo romcom about a girl who, whenever she experiences extreme feelings, goes full Godzilla. I love the artstyle and Kuro's character, it's fantastic.



Demon Mom



Lorem, an infamous and fearsome demoness, has had to settle down for the sake of Gospel, her baby boy. Try as she might, she is a loving and doting mother, but she remains fearsome to both fellow demon and human onlookers because she retains the dire reputation of her wild and terrible youth years past. For the sake of motherly love, she has to persevere, to learn and to thrive in a world where she's not alone. For the sake Gospel and his future.

Just a really cute and occasionally sad manga about a single demon mom trying to raise her baby boy Gospel. Initially I think it was just kind of an off-the-cuff sort of series by the author, but they've since developed a pretty decent storyline to go with it, and added some interesting new characters to the mix. The artist sure likes'em stacked, btw.


Gourmet Adventure of the Legendary Tamer(main series)
Sui's Big Adventure(spinoff, read after catching up with the main series)



Mukouda Tsuyoshi has been summoned from modern Japan to a different world of sword and magic. He thought of what kind of a huge adventure was waiting for him, but actually, Mukouda is just a civilian who got caught in a Hero Summoning. On top of that, Mukouda’s base status is shabby compared to the legitimate heroes. Suspecting the king of foul play, as he's morbidly obese in a country in crisis, apart from being war-happy, he decides to leave the castle by presenting his lack of martial prowess. The only thing that Mukouda can rely on in this world is his unique skill Net Supermarket - it can only order goods from modern Japan to the different world.

There's a fair number of "isekai, but the character can order from Amazon". This one I enjoy because the main character is almost a side character in his own story, he's just the chef for the fighters in his party; Fenrir, a demigod wolf, and Sui, a baby slime. They go around fighting city-destroying calamities while he makes dinner in the meantime. Fenrir agrees to form a servant pact with him in exchange for cooking all sorts of meals for him. This quickly turns into the equivalent of a World of Warcraft newbie being escorted around by a raid boss, and it plays into that pretty well. It's a nice, chill, occasionally really funny series. The side story, Sui's Big Adventure, is a really cute take from the baby slime's perspective, really charming, for a slaughterhouse little slimeball.


My Daughter is an S-Ranked Adventurer



A failed adventurer retired to the countryside, whereupon he discovered a crying baby in the woods. He raised her as his own daughter and trained her to be a fighter, and when she was old enough, she went off to become an adventurer. Soon enough, he heard back that she had joined the ranks of the most elite: the S-Ranked Adventurers, the ones who defend the country from calamity. But she's still daddy's little girl, and just wants to go back home to visit, she's so homesick, but her heroic duties demand her attention.

It's a relaxed(most of the time) adventuring/slice of life series with a lot of heart. It hints at some greater storylines occasionally, and I think it's starting to get into one in the more recent chapters, but it's mostly about the hijinks of the daughter and her friends.


Hopefully this has given those locked away from Covid-19 something to wile away the hours with!

Captain Invictus fucked around with this message at 10:22 on Mar 18, 2020

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."



Been on a deep dive of manga lately and thanks to this thread I have a very long reading list.

So far I've completed

Inside Mari
Qualia the Purple
Uzumaki

Currently reading
I am the Hero
Department of Corporate Slave Rabbits

Mikl
Nov 8, 2009

Vote shit sandwich or the shit sandwich gets it!


Shiori Experience

Shiori was once a guitarist in a light music club in high school. But her first live performance was dashed when her brother ran away from home with a lot of debt, to become a musician in Tokyo. Now she's a high school English teacher. Her life is mostly boring: she goes to work, and then goes back home, nothing else. And she's bummed by that. She wants something more.

On the day of her twenty-seventh birthday, she remembers her deadbeat brother had given her a guitar for her birthday ten years previously. So she opens her closet to look at the guitar, and finds the ghost of Jimi Hendrix just sitting there.

No, I'm not kidding.



As it turns out, her brother has used a magical book give himself supernatural guitar skills, quite literally: the book works by summoning the spirit of one of the members of the 27 Club to act as a teacher / advisor for whoever uses the book, and occasionally play on their behalf by possessing their body.

But Shiori's brother screwed up big time, and it was Shiori who ended up being possessed by Jimi, not him.



And the book comes with a big caveat: if the one who gets possessed doesn't make it big by the time they turn 28, they will die.

So now Shiori has exactly one year to start up a band and become famous, or she will... Drop dead.



What follows is a hot-blooded tale of how Shiori assembles a rag-tag band of social outcasts from her school, how they each overcome their personal doubts and demons, and how they try to become famous in the cutthroat world of rock music.


Shiori Experience owns, you guys.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

Shiori Experience has the unenviable position of being a music-focused(involving existing musicians and often references their works, to boot) series in an entirely inaudible medium, and likely will never, ever be able to get an anime made without SEVERE compromises. But it does some really incredible things with what it has to work with, and the artwork is phenomenal as well. It can get overly dramatic and disney musical movie-esque at times with the tone, but when it hits things just right, the pages sing.

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017



Holy crap.

Glagha
Oct 13, 2008

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You forgot to mention that they like naming characters after cars so there's straight up an American character named Ford Mustang. Also the ghost of Kurt Cobain shows up.

Mr. Steak
May 8, 2013

T.T.D.D.T.D.D

Thug lyfe.


Can I shill Souboutei Must Be Destroyed...?

Full disclosure: I'm the one translating it, but it's also a manga I'm a huge fanboy of. I mean, that's why I'm translating it.

Souboutei Must Be Destroyed

[link]

[thread link]





Years ago, two young boys encountered something horrifying inside a haunted mansion called Souboutei. Now, those boys are the prime minister and defense minister of Japan respectively, and they use their authority to order an airstrike on the mansion. Of course, the house is unscathed, but this event jettisons our main character into the plot by obliterating his apartment which just so happened to be next-door to the haunted mansion. And another character, a young boy named Rokurou, has a horrific experience inside Souboutei just before the bombing, which results in his father's death and inspires him to vow revenge against the house. Meanwhile, a plane crashes, containing a child who went missing 45 years ago and has the mysterious ability to turn his arms into drills. Also, inexplicably, he has a single-minded hatred for Souboutei.

And that's only chapter 1.

It's ostensibly an action series like Kazuhiro Fujita's most famous prior works (Ushio and Tora and Karakuri Circus), but it also borrows heavily from horror, plus practically every other genre you can think of. It seriously juggles a staggering amount of genres in a plot that somehow remains entirely cohesive. And speaking of cohesion, the author truly had the entire series planned out from the start. Vitally important plot points are foreshadowed over a hundred chapters in advance, and dramatic parallels are formed all the time with things you'd long since forgotten about. Also, as you might guess from the title, the series is also quite impressively laser-focused. There isn't a single chapter that's not geared toward defeating this one titular enemy.

I highly recommend this manga for an unendingly unique experience that never lets up for a second.

Note: it's not a completed series, though it should be finishing in the next year probably. I release new chapters in English every Wednesday, one day after the Japanese release, with the help of a fan group.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

by all means, talk about your own favorite stuff too! I have found some great series I had otherwise missed from recommendations in here, so the more the merrier.

and speaking of more, another manga Humble Bundle is here!

For 20 bucks you get:

all 8 volumes of Parasyte
all 11 volumes of Your Lie in April
all 34 volumes of Beck
all 14 volumes of Love Hina
all 10 volumes of Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

9 volumes of Princess Jellyfish
11 volumes of To Your Eternity
34 volumes of Space Brothers

this is a MASSIVE deal, obviously. I've not read Love Hina, Your Lie in April, Beck, Descending Stories, To Your Eternity, or Space Brothers, but I have at least heard great things about To Your Eternity, Space Brothers, Beck, and Your Lie in April. The others, I'm not sure, but they're probably at least good, I'd love to hear from folks who have read them and your thoughts on them.

I have however read and recommended Parasyte, and Princess Jellyfish has been recommended in this thread before, both are fantastic and well worth the price of admission alone, even if the bundle doesn't seem to have the entirety of Princess Jellyfish.

but yeah, this is 131 volumes of manga for 20 bucks, a pretty fantastic deal.

Samuringa
Mar 27, 2017

Best advice I was ever given?

"Ticker, you'll be a lot happier once you stop caring about the opinions of a culture that is beneath you."

I learned my worth, learned the places and people that matter.

Opened my eyes.


I've read Your Lie In April from when I was looking for some romance stuff but it turned out to be much more of a heavy personal drama, though a very good one.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Mr. Steak posted:

Can I shill Souboutei Must Be Destroyed...?

Full disclosure: I'm the one translating it, but it's also a manga I'm a huge fanboy of. I mean, that's why I'm translating it.

Souboutei Must Be Destroyed

[link]

[thread link]





Years ago, two young boys encountered something horrifying inside a haunted mansion called Souboutei. Now, those boys are the prime minister and defense minister of Japan respectively, and they use their authority to order an airstrike on the mansion. Of course, the house is unscathed, but this event jettisons our main character into the plot by obliterating his apartment which just so happened to be next-door to the haunted mansion. And another character, a young boy named Rokurou, has a horrific experience inside Souboutei just before the bombing, which results in his father's death and inspires him to vow revenge against the house. Meanwhile, a plane crashes, containing a child who went missing 45 years ago and has the mysterious ability to turn his arms into drills. Also, inexplicably, he has a single-minded hatred for Souboutei.

And that's only chapter 1.

It's ostensibly an action series like Kazuhiro Fujita's most famous prior works (Ushio and Tora and Karakuri Circus), but it also borrows heavily from horror, plus practically every other genre you can think of. It seriously juggles a staggering amount of genres in a plot that somehow remains entirely cohesive. And speaking of cohesion, the author truly had the entire series planned out from the start. Vitally important plot points are foreshadowed over a hundred chapters in advance, and dramatic parallels are formed all the time with things you'd long since forgotten about. Also, as you might guess from the title, the series is also quite impressively laser-focused. There isn't a single chapter that's not geared toward defeating this one titular enemy.

I highly recommend this manga for an unendingly unique experience that never lets up for a second.

Note: it's not a completed series, though it should be finishing in the next year probably. I release new chapters in English every Wednesday, one day after the Japanese release, with the help of a fan group.

Thanks for recommanding this, I'd never hear dof it and it owns so much.

Anora
Feb 15, 2014

I fuckin suck!


Captain Invictus posted:

I've not read Love Hina,

I think this was basically the start of the current trend of harem anime being more about T&A then actual romance. It's not the worst offender of it's genre, but it's not that good.

Fun story though in that the creator went on to write Negima, where the editors wanted Love Hina 2, but he wanted to do a Shonen series. So to trick them he started it out as semi-trash harem, then slowly ramped up the shonen until it was barely a harem any more. He's currently(?) working on UQ Holder, a follow up to Negima.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

It's always fascinating to hear stories of the mangaka wrestling with the editor over control of their series, especially when you can look at the work and reflect on how those discussions/arguments turned out.

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017



Captain Invictus posted:

It's always fascinating to hear stories of the mangaka wrestling with the editor over control of their series, especially when you can look at the work and reflect on how those discussions/arguments turned out.

Yeah. Bleach makes a lot more sense when you find out just how much Tite Kubo and his editor went around and around. Tite wanted more of an adventure series and his editor wanted him to follow the more standard battle shonen forumla.

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


I definitely fell off with following Bleach while it was starting to be more of a battle shonen, so I don't really know how much it went back and forth.

I do still feel like manga still generally gives creators more control compared to here in the US where most comics are big corporate properties that regularly shuffle their creatives around (so you get art wildly changing in the middle of a story or the characters just randomly forgetting the plot as writers get swapped around), and even if a writer can manage more than a few years on a single title, they'll be periodically interrupted by poorly written linewide crossover events.

Anora posted:

I think this was basically the start of the current trend of harem anime being more about T&A then actual romance. It's not the worst offender of it's genre, but it's not that good.

I think I've decided that the best harem anime is Oh My Goddess, which doesn't really focus much on romance either, and it's mainly about cars.

SlothfulCobra fucked around with this message at 22:30 on May 22, 2020

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

SlothfulCobra posted:

I think I've decided that the best harem anime is Oh My Goddess, which doesn't really focus much on romance either, and it's mainly about cars.
That's a harem? I've only read the books but I though there was just the one romantic relationship

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

I'll always have a soft spot for tenchi muyo. It's not the best, especially the more recent reimaginings, but the first few anime and a couple of the manga series are some good scifi-fantasy space adventures with romcom antics.

I also love the weird as hell tech and ship designs, like the jurai ships being literal space trees, they grow them from a seed and the entire ship is grown into an elegant ship form, with the original tree at the center as the cognitive hub/control deck in this dreamlike garden area of the ship.

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017



The first Tenchi OVA still holds up pretty well, although like a lot of harem stuff the more love interests you add the more diluted it gets. It's more concerned with action for big stretches anyway which helps and is a lot more tight than other iterations which need to fill a lot of time.

Discendo Vox
Mar 21, 2013

Nothing scarier than an artillery barrage -- Am I right?


I'd like a harem manga where the protagonist, who has a reputation as the universe's most desirable and desirous man, is really ace, aromantic and serving as omni-beard for an ever-expanding cast of housemates.

Discendo Vox fucked around with this message at 00:15 on May 23, 2020

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






My standard for harems is just give the protagonist a personality, please for the love of god.

That's why I think Bakarina is the best one I've ever read.

Fellis
Feb 14, 2012

Kid, don't threaten me. There are worse things than death, and uh, I can do all of them.


Ham Wrangler

Discendo Vox posted:

I'd like a harem manga where the protagonist, who has a reputation as the universe's most desirable and desirous man, is really ace, aromantic and serving as omni-beard for an ever-expanding cast of housemates.

Bakarina assembles a harem while trying to avoid the bad end of the game she iseakai’d into, completely unaware that everyone is in love with her for the back half of the comic

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


I really liked Tenchi Muyo as a kid, but that was before I knew what sex is, so while I remember a lot of cool stuff, I don't actually remember the stuff that was the central point of the work.

Although I think some of that was also the Toonami dub trying to play down some aspects. Washu still had a fairly mature-sounding voice, so I never noticed that she was supposed to look and sound like a kid instead of just being a short adult.

Jackard posted:

That's a harem? I've only read the books but I though there was just the one romantic relationship

Technically it's before the concept of a Harem Anime really got developed, but it still followed the format of a bunch of hot girls collecting around one boy for improbable reasons. I think some of them come onto the male lead a few times as well.

Tenchi Muyo is supposedly the first "proper" harem anime with multiple girls being portrayed as viable options for the protagonist that never really gets around to choosing one of them. It was originally intended to be a more straightforward romance with Ryoko as the main female lead, but then they changed things, birthing a genre.

I also have a bad habit of reading manga that I go into expecting it to have some light romance and then multiple romantic interests pop up without any tension to turn it into a proper farce or drama, but by the point I realize, I've got sunk cost, so I'm not sure whether to stop or keep going.

RareAcumen posted:

My standard for harems is just give the protagonist a personality, please for the love of god.

That's why I think Bakarina is the best one I've ever read.

"Reverse" harem animes predate harem animes because originally they were meant to be about a romantic possibility space targeted at women rather than sexual possibilities directed at men.

SlothfulCobra fucked around with this message at 00:38 on May 23, 2020

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

SlothfulCobra posted:

I really liked Tenchi Muyo as a kid, but that was before I knew what sex is, so while I remember a lot of cool stuff, I don't actually remember the stuff that was the central point of the work.

Although I think some of that was also the Toonami dub trying to play down some aspects. Washu still had a fairly mature-sounding voice, so I never noticed that she was supposed to look and sound like a kid instead of just being a short adult.
there's lots of ~vying for tenchi's affection~ early on, but also everyone just kinda lives together and does stuff together, backs each other up, etc in the first 12-volume manga series. A good bit of it eventually becomes the group coming together as a family unit rather than rivals in love, though it does tend to go back to the well for romcom antics. I don't know if the original ever actually picks a "winner", but did insinuate that tenchi eventually married Tsunami/Sasami when she grew up? I think?

also, treeeeeee shiiiiiips. I wish there were better quality images of the various designs in the earlier series. a lot of just weird, alien-looking ship designs.



I believe they converse with the juraians by shooting singing beams of light from the central tree's leaves into a pool of water surrounding the roots of the core tree. for a fairly silly romcom, it had some really fascinating design decisions for the surrounding world.

Kurui Reiten
Apr 24, 2010


Captain Invictus posted:

I don't know if the original ever actually picks a "winner", but did insinuate that tenchi eventually married Tsunami/Sasami when she grew up? I think?

Apparently the original creator or writer or whatever did a bunch of pseudo-canon doujin that suggest an eventual poly-amorous relationship with all of his potential suitors.

It's weird.

I'll always contend that Ryoko is best girl overall, Ayeka is just pining for someone he reminds her of, and OVA Mihoshi is probably best love interest.

Kurui Reiten fucked around with this message at 03:14 on May 23, 2020

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017



Kurui Reiten posted:

Apparently the original creator or writer or whatever did a bunch of pseudo-canon doujin that suggest an eventual poly-amorous relationship with all of his potential suitors.

It really felt more like Tenchi didn't want to choose instead of choosing them all. Even calling it poly feels not exactly right since the girls didn't particularly care about each other beyond their already established relationships. It also included Kiyone who is like The One who never actually cared about Tenchi that way?

Anyway, yeah, it's weird.

Dawgstar fucked around with this message at 02:57 on May 23, 2020

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."



Mangas I've been reading and enjoying

Gunsmith Cats
BackStreet Girls
And a bunch of Junji Ito

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

Dawgstar posted:

It really felt more like Tenchi didn't want to choose instead of choosing them all. Even calling it poly feels not exactly right since the girls didn't particularly care about each other beyond their already established relationships. It also included Kiyone who is like The One who never actually cared about Tenchi that way?

Anyway, yeah, it's weird.
I'm pretty sure there's actually a scene in one of the manga series where he flat out says he doesn't want to "just pick one", because he considers them all family. bit of a cop-out, sure, but also pretty in-character for him.

I dunno what is going on in some of the later series, there's jurai ships that just look like regular-rear end generic gundam-esque mechs, and some vaguely tenchi-styled characters that look like they'd be a nameless background filler character or some poo poo. I dunno.

Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Mangas I've been reading and enjoying

Gunsmith Cats
BackStreet Girls
And a bunch of Junji Ito
ah, gunsmith cats, the generally really solid series with gorgeous mechanical detailed artwork and solid characters, drama, tragedy and over the top action, that is basically impossible to recommend to people because minnie may exists

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

SlothfulCobra posted:

Technically it's before the concept of a Harem Anime really got developed, but it still followed the format of a bunch of hot girls collecting around one boy for improbable reasons. I think some of them come onto the male lead a few times as well.
The sisters weren't following him around, when they're not freeloading they're either spending time with the female lead or looking after her.

As far as I read, there's only Belldandy and his ex. You can't call it a harem anime just because Urd flirts with everyone

Jackard fucked around with this message at 05:23 on May 23, 2020

Mr. Steak
May 8, 2013

T.T.D.D.T.D.D

Thug lyfe.


MonsieurChoc posted:

Thanks for recommanding this, I'd never hear dof it and it owns so much.

hey no problem man! actually i should be the one thanking you for reading it, since ive kinda made it my life's mission to get people reading this series lmao

thetoughestbean
Apr 27, 2013

Do not attempt to interact with the hogs.



Broke: Harem anime
Woke: Pseudo-Harem, a delightful little manga about a girl in high school flirting with a guy in her club by pretending to be different anime tropes

It’s delightful, and a super easy read. Most chapters are only a couple pages long. https://mangadex.org/title/30945/pseudo-harem

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017



What was really fun, and by fun I mean horrifying, was reading Gunsmith Cats when it first released in the States in floppies before Dark Horse even started collecting it and not known that they had aged up Minnie by two years and even then it was kind of sketchy.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Mr. Steak posted:

hey no problem man! actually i should be the one thanking you for reading it, since ive kinda made it my life's mission to get people reading this series lmao

I get chills every time someone looks all intense while saying "Souboutei must be destroyed!"

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE





Lipstick Apathy

This is a copypaste in a couple threads in case anyone bookmarks stuff and missed the posts in the discussion thread:

I'm setting up a fantasy draft for comic creators. This is similar to threads we've run in SAS to pick yearly or all time sports teams or in Trad Games to pick favorite board games. It's an opportunity to talk about comics in a different type of format and learn more about creators or comics you may not have heard of before.

Basically, we're picking creators (Big 2 folk, mangaka, webcomics creators, golden age artists, whatever) for imaginary comics companies in a snake draft that runs from 10AM EDT to 10PM EDT every day. I expect it to take about 6 weeks to finish. I've done these like 8 times, and they're always fun and result in learning a ton about a thing I like.

Right now we have 7 people participating, I'd like to get up to at least 12 if possible. We're going to aim to start this weekend.

To sign up or ask more questions check out the thread here: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3924491

Zetsubou-san
Jan 28, 2015

Cruel Bifaunidas demanded that you [stand], I require only that you [kneel]


Mr. Steak posted:

Souboutei Must Be Destroyed.

I've read from the start up to Ch 135. in three days and this series is fantastic.

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Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

here are a few oneshots that were mentioned elsewhere and are quite good. I won't describe them since they're so short, but they're both great.

I happened to be going through the FF14 OST(which is phenomenal so far) and had Sultana Dreaming playing while reading these, and it fit super well.


https://mangadex.org/chapter/427377


https://mangadex.org/chapter/903511

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