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Whats a good manga/anime series?

Asked by bluegirl (83points) November 30th, 2009

I’m looking for something new to read, not sure where to start…

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RAWRxRandy's avatar

A new anime is coming out in English next year called Soul Eater, theres a Manga in japanese and the tv show is aired already in Japanese with English subtitles.
You can watch it at
if you want manga check
Good mangas i’ve read are:
Ultra Maniac
Shugo Chara
Kare Kano

But i highly recommend Soul Eater the anime, it’s fast loading at and its such a good show!!

haze014's avatar

I read Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, and a few others I can’t quite remember. It’s all a matter of opinion, though.

evegrimm's avatar

Whoa…this is like asking about a “new book to read”. Without knowing what you like, it would be nearly impossible to recommend anything you might enjoy. There is a HUGE variety of manga/anime out there, much like there is in the TV/Movie and book world.

So…what do you like? What have you read and enjoyed?

phoenyx's avatar

I’ve been reading Fullmetal Alchemist lately and I enjoy it. They are making a(nother) animated series based on it that follows the manga pretty closely:

Also, what @haze014 said.

haze014's avatar

@phoenyx Is that new one any good?
I might just check it out if it is.

Haleth's avatar

I love Great Teacher Onizuka! I’ve never seen the anime but the manga is great. It’s got a lot of wild, over-the-top action and humor. The style of drawing is sophisticated and it avoids a lot of the cliches that are typical to anime and manga.

Foolaholic's avatar

If you’re looking for something to read, then you’re looking for manga. My favorite online source is One I use it to keep up to date with the ” big 3” (naruto, bleach and one piece), because in my opinion there’s way too much filler in the anime. For other mangas, I suggest:

Fullmetal Alchemist
D. Gray Man
Ranma ½ (so funny)

For animes:
Gurren Lagann
Haibane Renmei
Cowboy BeBop
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (see @phoenyx‘s hulu link)
Mononoke (if you like a good freak out)
Ouran High School Host Club

You might also want to look into DBZ Kai. Apparently, it’s a remake of the original DBZ, remastered and with less filler.

@haze014 Brotherhood is essentially a remake of the anime that follows the plot of the manga. That means (if you only know the anime already) variations in characters, villains and homunculus.

shego's avatar

Ah My Goddess!
Witch Hunter Robin
Tenchi Muyo
are some of my favorites

haze014's avatar

@Foolaholic I’m gonna go take a look at some of the other manga you suggested. <3

Foolaholic's avatar


If I had to choose one, I would say screw it I’ll take Baccano and FLCL. Both are short, very confusing until you’ve watched the entire series, and have fantastic animation, voice acting, and music.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

Most everyone has mentioned the ones I can think of… I especially recommend Death Note, FLCL (furi kuri furi kuri furi kura… you’ll get it once you watch the series.), Cowboy Bebop, Baccano and Gurren Lagann.

Uh, if you’re looking for some kind of horror-oriented things, I also highly recommend Battle Royale. It’s pretty graphic, but it has an incredible psychological component that I love. There’s also a novel and a live-action movie, but I think the manga is superior.

Pet Shop of Horrors is also fun, and Sorcerer Hunters (a.k.a. Bakuretsu Hunter) if you want a little silly perversion in your life.

Nullo's avatar

Hayate the Combat Butler is pretty good, as can be Mahoraba. The Time of Eve is short, thoughtful, and loosely based on Asimov’s I, Robot.
Kekkaishi is pretty good so far.
Uncassandra was fun.

Pretty much anything by Rumiko Takahashi is a guaranteed win, same for Komi Naoshi.

markylit's avatar

Dakkoida is really nice. It’s about a boy hired by an alien girl named Tanpopo to try out an experimental suit for an intergalactic toy company.

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