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tobibra

Bought the second Wandering son book yesterday. Its my first manga ^^ I'm gonna get the rest of the Wandering son books, but do any of you have other recomendations?

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started watching Nichijou, so far it's being pretty funny!

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CanisWolfred wrote:

GuSolarFlare wrote:

started watching Nichijou, so far it's being pretty funny!

That's one I figured you'd like. Surprised you haven't watched it already.

yeah when I started watching it I was wondering why I hadn't watched it before.

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ShadowFox254 wrote:

Okay, I need some help on picking a anime to watch again (yes, I'm bored). Here are the 4 choices I'm mostly leading on:

Bubblegum Crisis (Original)
Gunsmith Cats
Trigun
Outlaw Star

Thanks guys. Also, any of the summer shows you guys are enjoying or plan on watching?

I'd say Gunsmith Cats was my least favorite out of these, if that helps. Trigun would definitely be my top pick, but Outlaw Star holds a special place in my heart, too. Bubblegun Crisis is also pretty good if you watch it subbed, just not quite Trigun/Outlaw Star levels.

Outlawstar for what ever reason is my favorite. Ok because it rocks. Episode 21 I believe goes down as my favorite anime episode all time. No wonder it was cut from the early goings of adult swim. Trigun comes in a close second or 3rd but my top 5 are all really interchangeable. Oh and Bubble Gum Crisis is at least watchable. Falls somewhere in the middle for me.

Edit: It was episode 23 actually. Also did I mention it had the best opening music as well!

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Tobias95 wrote:

Bought the second Wandering son book yesterday. Its my first manga ^^ I'm gonna get the rest of the Wandering son books, but do any of you have other recomendations?

As for recommendations, it depnds on what genre(s) you're into. I'll go ahead list my top five recommendations though (they are mostly action stuff, since that's what I typically read).

5. Puppet Master Genzo - Set in feudal Japan, it follows the adventures of a master puppeteer and a warrior princess who get caught up dealing with all sorts of trouble in her fiefdom. It's not unusual for some magical element to be at play with regards to the issues at hand, and has the highest level of mystery amongst all the titles listed. It can be quite dark themed at times, and fanservice isn't uncommon, but if those two things don't put you off, it's very much worth a read.

4. History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - Kenichi is unusual for your typical shonen action hero. He's not your upbeat happy go lucky hero (like Goku or Luffy), nor is he the brooding loner with a heart of gold (Ichigo or InuYasha). Instead, he's a kind and humble guy who gets picked on all the time and as such, even looks down upon himself. However, he secretly desires to be strong in order to protect the weak, and after witnessing the beautiful new girl in school wipe the floor with some punks (saving him in the process), he gets the courage to venture to an old dojo and start tutelage under it's masters. The hook though, is that this dojo houses the six greatest martial arts masters alive (so skilled they can do all sorts of superhuman feats like running on water), who not simply want to teach him how to deal with his bullies, but to pass down all their knowledge down to him (after all, who better to teach ultimate power, than one who doesn't want to fight). Before he knows it, Kenichi is wrapped up in a global battle between martial artists with the world at stake! Oh, and that beautiful girl that he likes, is the granddaughter of the dojo's top master! It'll probably be the longest thing on this list (about 550 chapters and still ongoing), so it can drag at times (seeing as how the entire series as been spent fighting the same evil organisation), and this one has a LOT of fanservice, but if you can get past those issues, this'll keep you entertained for a long time.

3. Deadman Wonderland - Ganta Igarashi was your average teenage boy, until a mysterious man dressed in red appears out of nowhere and massacares his entire class with some strange power. Ganta being the only survivor (and no traces of the "red man's" existence), he's assumed guilty, and thrown into Japan's first and only privately owned prison (the titular Deadman Wonderland), where the prisoners are forced to operate an amusement park for guests. While there, he runs into a strange white haired girl with enormous strength who claims to know him (and is supposedly his best friend), and he even discovers he has been given the power to weaponize his blood. He's quickly thrown into an underground tournament with other prisoners with this power, and is promised a chance to fight his hated "red man" if he wins, but can he survive, even trust the seedy warden who gave him this promise, and what of the mysterious white haired girl? This is by far the darkest series on this list (being forced to fight in such a tournament has twisted the psyche of pretty much every character to a sick and twisted state, though most of them end up being good at heart), but the pacing is absolutely perfect, with each arc flowing into the next one perfectly, and the next enemy always being a logical next step forward.

2. Rurouni Kenshin (may be known as Samurai X) - In terms of sheer quality, this is probably the best series on this list. Set in Meiji era Japan, it centers around a ronin named Kenshin Himura. During the Meiji revolution he was the best killer around, and it was partly in due to his skill that his side won the war. Saddened by the deaths he has caused, he now wanders the land protecting the weak, vowing never to kill again (fighting with a reverse blade katana, that has a blunt "cutting edge"). However, he becomes enchanted by the ideals of a young female dojo leader named Kaoru Kamiya, who vows to pass down the teachings of her father who created a sword style that aims to protect life, rather than kill. Kenshin settles down at this dojo, but it's not long before his reputation gets out, and he has to start dealing with punks who want to make a name for themselves, and old rivals coming back to settle scores. A new revolution is about to set the nation alight, and will Kenshin be able to stop it's mad masterminds without breaking his pledge to never kill again? At around 200 chapters, it neither drags on, nor leaves you wanting for more.

1. InuYasha - In terms of quality, I'd say RK is definitely ahead, but I enjoyed this manga more (mostly due to the nostalgia I have for the anime).

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Tobias95 wrote:

Bought the second Wandering son book yesterday. Its my first manga ^^ I'm gonna get the rest of the Wandering son books, but do any of you have other recomendations?

As for recommendations, it depnds on what genre(s) you're into. I'll go ahead list my top five recommendations though (they are mostly action stuff, since that's what I typically read).

5. Puppet Master Genzo - Set in feudal Japan, it follows the adventures of a master puppeteer and a warrior princess who get caught up dealing with all sorts of trouble in her fiefdom. It's not unusual for some magical element to be at play with regards to the issues at hand, and has the highest level of mystery amongst all the titles listed. It can be quite dark themed at times, and fanservice isn't uncommon, but if those two things don't put you off, it's very much worth a read.

4. History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - Kenichi is unusual for your typical shonen action hero. He's not your upbeat happy go lucky hero (like Goku or Luffy), nor is he the brooding loner with a heart of gold (Ichigo or InuYasha). Instead, he's a kind and humble guy who gets picked on all the time and as such, even looks down upon himself. However, he secretly desires to be strong in order to protect the weak, and after witnessing the beautiful new girl in school wipe the floor with some punks (saving him in the process), he gets the courage to venture to an old dojo and start tutelage under it's masters. The hook though, is that this dojo houses the six greatest martial arts masters alive (so skilled they can do all sorts of superhuman feats like running on water), who not simply want to teach him how to deal with his bullies, but to pass down all their knowledge down to him (after all, who better to teach ultimate power, than one who doesn't want to fight). Before he knows it, Kenichi is wrapped up in a global battle between martial artists with the world at stake! Oh, and that beautiful girl that he likes, is the granddaughter of the dojo's top master! It'll probably be the longest thing on this list (about 550 chapters and still ongoing), so it can drag at times (seeing as how the entire series as been spent fighting the same evil organisation), and this one has a LOT of fanservice, but if you can get past those issues, this'll keep you entertained for a long time.

3. Deadman Wonderland - Ganta Igarashi was your average teenage boy, until a mysterious man dressed in red appears out of nowhere and massacares his entire class with some strange power. Ganta being the only survivor (and no traces of the "red man's" existence), he's assumed guilty, and thrown into Japan's first and only privately owned prison (the titular Deadman Wonderland), where the prisoners are forced to operate an amusement park for guests. While there, he runs into a strange white haired girl with enormous strength who claims to know him (and is supposedly his best friend), and he even discovers he has been given the power to weaponize his blood. He's quickly thrown into an underground tournament with other prisoners with this power, and is promised a chance to fight his hated "red man" if he wins, but can he survive, even trust the seedy warden who gave him this promise, and what of the mysterious white haired girl? This is by far the darkest series on this list (being forced to fight in such a tournament has twisted the psyche of pretty much every character to a sick and twisted state, though most of them end up being good at heart), but the pacing is absolutely perfect, with each arc flowing into the next one perfectly, and the next enemy always being a logical next step forward.

2. Rurouni Kenshin (may be known as Samurai X) - In terms of sheer quality, this is probably the best series on this list. Set in Meiji era Japan, it centers around a ronin named Kenshin Himura. During the Meiji revolution he was the best killer around, and it was partly in due to his skill that his side won the war. Saddened by the deaths he has caused, he now wanders the land protecting the weak, vowing never to kill again (fighting with a reverse blade katana, that has a blunt "cutting edge"). However, he becomes enchanted by the ideals of a young female dojo leader named Kaoru Kamiya, who vows to pass down the teachings of her father who created a sword style that aims to protect life, rather than kill. Kenshin settles down at this dojo, but it's not long before his reputation gets out, and he has to start dealing with punks who want to make a name for themselves, and old rivals coming back to settle scores. A new revolution is about to set the nation alight, and will Kenshin be able to stop it's mad masterminds without breaking his pledge to never kill again? At around 200 chapters, it neither drags on, nor leaves you wanting for more.

1. InuYasha - In terms of quality, I'd say RK is definitely ahead, but I enjoyed this manga more (mostly due to the nostalgia I have for the anime).

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If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Tobias95 wrote:

Bought the second Wandering son book yesterday. Its my first manga ^^ I'm gonna get the rest of the Wandering son books, but do any of you have other recomendations?

...

I'll continue here, since my last post was so long, it couldn't fit in one thing, lol.

With regards to the plot of InuYasha, it centers around a teenage girl by the name of Kagome who gets thrown back in time to feudal Japan, and discovers she's the reincarnation of Kikyo (a dead priestess from that time), and has been brought back to purify the Shikon Jewel (a powerful orb that grants immesurable power to one who wishes upon it), which was burned with Kikyo's body, and reborn with her. The thing is, the jewel gets shattered, and now she has to team up with the foul mouthed half demon InuYasha (who wants it for himself, to become full demon) in order to get it back. Only she has the power to sense the jewel shards' locations & purify them, but she needs his protection from the dangers in this world. Of course, as time goes on, romance starts to build between the two, but things never go so smoothly, once the series villain pops up, amongst a variety of other things. I'd say the manga is a lot better than the anime, and lacks many of the problems that people seem to dislike the series for (most, though not all issues, were either anime exclusive, or highly exaggerated in the anime), so I'd give it a shot even if you don't care for the anime. The manga is also quite a bit darker themed than the anime, and has more explicit (and common) fanservice than the anime had, though (at least for the first 150 or so chapters, then both of those things get toned down, even in the manga).

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ShadowFox254 wrote:

@Spoony_Tech: The hot spa episode was awesome.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that!

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Tobias95 wrote:

Bought the second Wandering son book yesterday. Its my first manga ^^ I'm gonna get the rest of the Wandering son books, but do any of you have other recomendations?

I ain't got much since when I read manga, it's usually really dark and serious, or at least action-heavy. I Hear the K-On College manga (basically just the college arc of the original manga) was pretty good, though.

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It'd be cool if they made a cosplay replica of Future Gohan's gi.

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ArabPikachu wrote:

It'd be cool if they made a cosplay replica of Future Gohan's gi.

...what made his Gi different from Goku's? The symbol on the back?

Not to mention longer sleeves

Of course, I forgot to mention that I'd like a cosplay replica of Future Gohan's boots (dark blue with yellowish stripes on the bottom edges and without the line running in the middle of the boots from top to bottom)

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Tobias95 wrote:

Bought the second Wandering son book yesterday. Its my first manga ^^ I'm gonna get the rest of the Wandering son books, but do any of you have other recomendations?

I ain't got much since when I read manga, it's usually really dark and serious, or at least action-heavy. I Hear the K-On College manga (basically just the college arc of the original manga) was pretty good, though.

I bought that back when it released here in the states. It is pretty good! The comedy and characters are largely unchanged though and don't seem to act any differently despite having the responsibility of college thrown on them. Not that anyone should expect character development in K-on, lol. Comedy's pretty funny though and I enjoyed the characters they introduced. Especially the tomboyish girl whose name I always draw a blank on. It's a nice choice for a slice of life.

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Just saw my bro watching Stardust Memory, and I just realized that it probably has one of the best openings of Gundam.

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Just saw my bro watching Stardust Memory, and I just realized that it probably has one of the best openings of Gundam.

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You know The WINNER is one of them. But seriously, my top 5:

5. Rhythm Emotion (Gundam Wing)
4. The WINNER (Stardust Memories)
3. Stand Up To The Victory (Victory Gundam)
2. Dreams/Resolution (Gundam X) (Tie)
1. INVOKE (Gundam SEED)

Honorable Mention: Tobe, Gundam (Gundam 0079)

I could obviously list more, but I feel like this is enough, though I wish I could've fit in the Opening from 08th MS Team. However, I only wanted to list ones I could remember off the top of my head without looking it up.

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tobibra

Might give K-on a go, as I like the anime. How is the pokemon manga?

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