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[up] That's entirely possible. Yesterday I misread 'chance' as 'Oprah'.

edited 4th Oct '12 1:07:58 PM by Brushguy

 2477 Furiko Maru, Thu, 4th Oct '12 1:59:42 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Nah, I was making a Boogiepop reference.
Wannabe Comedian
I have never read a manga before (other than the Scott Pilgrim series, but I have no idea if that even counts), yet I am interested in trying to write one for the hell of it. Other than picking up the Battle Royale series (I'm a huge fan of the movie), I have no idea where I should start out. A large majority of my favorite films and books tend to be thrillers with a few doses of black comedy (Such as Pulp Fiction, The works of Chuck Palahniuk [and the Fight Club movie], Snatch, and John Dies at the End), so I kind of want to start out reading manga in that genre. Any suggestions?

edited 6th Oct '12 7:51:50 PM by Gringoamericano

if I had enough money, I would donate a bunch of coloring books to the blind.
 2479 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 6th Oct '12 7:44:39 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
A large majority of my favorite films and books tend to be thrillers with a few doses doses of black comedy (Such as Pulp Fiction)
...

Someone else say it this time. <_<

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Wannabe Comedian
[up]Whoops, didn't notice the typo until you pointed it out.
if I had enough money, I would donate a bunch of coloring books to the blind.
 2481 Furiko Maru, Sat, 6th Oct '12 8:13:58 PM from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Not that. He wants someone else to recommend a certain show that he usually does.

It's called Durarara.

Problem? : D

Definitely not a weirdo
I'll do the honors. You should watch Baccano! It's a nice little series about immortal gangsters in prohibition era Chicago/ New York (most of the action takes place on a train between those two cities). Among other things, it shares many of the qualities that people tend to like about Pulp Fiction.

edited 6th Oct '12 8:21:13 PM by CompletelyNormalGuy

 2483 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 6th Oct '12 8:22:13 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Nothing to do with the typo, actually. XD It just happens that you've pretty much described by accident the series that I recommend to everyone on what have occasionally been alleged as flimsy justifications, so I was going to let someone else say it this time. :P

EDIT: Ninja'd twice. (XD, Furiko)

edited 10th Oct '12 7:40:25 AM by Noaqiyeum

D•R•Y•H
O•E•O•E
N•S•U•A
T•T•R•D
 2484 The Handle, Sat, 20th Oct '12 4:28:49 PM from Location, Location, Loca
So, what's hot this season? I'm following SOA and Jo Jo. Is there anything else worth a mature, non-fanserivce-loving, anime fan's time?
I stayed up all night, 'cause I wanted to see where the sun went—and then it dawned on me.
This season is actually really good! It'd probably be easier to list the things that are generally considered bad than to come up with a list of all the good stuff. But if you're serious about 'mature' and 'non-fanservicey', I'd suggest Shin Sekai Yori, Zetsuen no Tempest, and Psycho-Pass

edited 20th Oct '12 4:42:55 PM by Hylarn

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 2486 Ultimately Subjective, Sat, 20th Oct '12 4:55:34 PM from Once, not long ago
Conceptually Frameworked
I'm still liking Tonari No Kaibutsukun. It's definitely mature and non-fanservicey.

It's also comedic and romantic, which might factor into your decision.
"Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes."
 2487 The Handle, Sat, 20th Oct '12 5:01:37 PM from Location, Location, Loca
I'm like Jake the Dog; I love rom-coms and I've got a bombastic personality.
I stayed up all night, 'cause I wanted to see where the sun went—and then it dawned on me.
I that case, I'll add Little Busters!
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 2489 Orange Spider, Sun, 21st Oct '12 12:10:51 PM from Ursalia Relationship Status: On the prowl
Must Keep The Web Intact
So, as anyone watched the anime of Claymore?

Currently reading through the manga, wondering if the anime is worth it.
The Great Northern Threadkill.
In honor of my 50lb pup
The anime is fine... right up to the Gecko Ending that finishes the War Of The North and the series.
Yu hav nat sein bod speeling unntil know. (cacke four undersandig tis)the cake is a lie!
 2491 Heatth, Thu, 1st Nov '12 5:41:14 PM from Brazil
My little brother have been pestering me about manga suggestions for him to read and I am running out of ideas*. So, suggestion for mangas for 11 yeas old?

Pretty much everything he have read so far have been your standard action shonen, so I guess suggestion along these lines would be good. However, maybe a change in genre may be cool too, I don't know.

He have already read pretty much all main-stream Shonen Jump ones, btw.

 2492 The Handle, Thu, 1st Nov '12 5:44:10 PM from Location, Location, Loca
Berserk, Claymore, Hellsing, Monster, Death Note, Madoka, Bebop, Evangelion Something appropriate for an eleven year old...

Negima!?
I stayed up all night, 'cause I wanted to see where the sun went—and then it dawned on me.
 2493 Heatth, Thu, 1st Nov '12 5:53:27 PM from Brazil
He have already read Death Note and liked it very much. It is a shonen, you know*.tongue Though I just remembered he probably haven't read Bakuman yet.

But suggestion noted, thanks.smile Anything more? I want to have a buffer for when he inevitably finish reading whatever I suggest, next week.

edited 1st Nov '12 5:55:54 PM by Heatth

 2494 Tam H 70, Thu, 1st Nov '12 5:59:34 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
[up]For an eleven year old boy? Well, this one springs to mind.

Ironfist Chinmi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironfist_Chinmi - it's really rather good from what I remember. You could and I stress could try him with the first couple of mangas for K-On and Cardcaptor Sakura.

Oh yeah, and if he is into sports, The Prince of Tennis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince_of_Tennis

and

Ninja Baseball Kyuma

http://www.amazon.com/Ninja-Baseball-Kyuma-Volume-1/dp/1897376863

edited 1st Nov '12 6:02:38 PM by TamH70

 2495 Fluid, Thu, 1st Nov '12 6:00:41 PM from The Netherlands
Let's see, I have...

Well dammit, the only shonen-like thing in my comics folder was the Divine Wars manga.

 2496 Ultimately Subjective, Thu, 1st Nov '12 6:01:23 PM from Once, not long ago
Conceptually Frameworked
How about ½ Prince? Then there's Ratman's take on Superheroes.

Also, I'm going to list a bunch, disregard the ones that he's already seen: Angel Densetsu, The Law of Ueki, Kekkaishi, Yumekui Merry, The World God Only Knows, FullmetalAlchemist, Ranma ½ and Gintama.

If you're really stuck, Mushishi and Nichijou, but they're both better in animated form.
"Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes."
In honor of my 50lb pup
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple would be good, if you don't mind the eichi (that gets worse as time goes on)

If he gets into Hajime No Ippo, that will take him a while to get through. Started reading it the other day and it is fairly good (even if I don't see how it has managed to last so long).

Maybe The World God Only Knows for a change of pace while sill being shonen. Though I'm not sure an 11 year old would understand some of it.

Currently, the only clearly "not shonen" series I am following is Skip Beat!. Might look into it.

Looking through the top list of a website, I remember liking Beauty Pop even if I don't remember if it has an actual ending or ended up being canceled.

I'll leave it at that for now. There are a number of shonen things I could point to, but he has probably read most of them.

[up]If you are going to point out ½ Prince, I'll point out Yureka

edited 1st Nov '12 6:12:44 PM by Belian

Yu hav nat sein bod speeling unntil know. (cacke four undersandig tis)the cake is a lie!
 2498 Joaqs, Thu, 1st Nov '12 6:54:25 PM from Argentina
Técnico Electromecánico
Shaman King, Rave Master, Pokémon Special comes to mind.

Maybe Soul Eater? Though I am not sure if it is for an eleven years old boy.

For some comedic ones, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei and Binbougami ga! but both are better enjoyed if you understand the Shout-Out and Parodies.

Seconding Yumekui Merry and thirding The World God Only Knows.

 2499 Fluid, Thu, 1st Nov '12 6:59:28 PM from The Netherlands
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If gag comics count, I'm nominating Azumanga Daioh. Fairly easy to understand humor, while still being able to make me laugh.

 2500 Joaqs, Thu, 1st Nov '12 7:34:45 PM from Argentina
Técnico Electromecánico
I am not sure if gag comics works, it is just that those two where in the Shōnen page.

I forgot to recomend Yozakura Quartet in my previous post.

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