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    The Manga Thread

    Technically this could be a part of the comic book thread, but since many of you seem to be into Urazawa, it might not be such a bad idea to have a manga thread on match-cut. (Though this might end up being just Qrazy and me yapping about Naruto.)

    Lately I started reading Mysterious Girlfriend X, and still can't quite get a hang of it. It's overly cliche at a time -- perhaps intentionally. The idea is to give a classic, ie. worn-out, romcom formula some sexual spin. 3 episodes in, and I'm intrigued. Don't know how it'll fare out in the long run.

    Some of the artwork are quite impressive.

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    The only current manga I'm reading is 20th Century Boys, Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, and Detroit Metal City.

    Old manga I'm slowly catching up on: Monster (I only own two volumes and love it but sooo many volumes to catch up with) and Parasyte.

    Various Manga volumes I own but haven't read yet: Battle Royale 1 & 2, Gunslinger Girl 1, Lone Wolf & Cub 1, Museum of Terror 1-3, Octopus Girl 2,3.
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    I found an adaptation of Frankenstein by Junji Ito recently. It's pretty damn awesome. Ito's rendition of the monster is horrifying.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    I found an adaptation of Frankenstein by Junji Ito recently. It's pretty damn awesome. Ito's rendition of the monster is horrifying.
    i am a mollusca-phobia, so i never really dare to check any of his work, but that sounds awesome.
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    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I'm nearly done with Urasawa's Monster. I've read volume 15. I'm gonna start volume 16, and volumes 17 and 18 (end) are on their way to me. I can't believe I've torn through this book so fast, but it's damn hard to put down. And from the very beginning, it's been exquisite.

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    I should reread Monster again.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    i love debating with myself which one is better: 20th century boys or monster.
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    I like Pluto more than both.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    By the way, having now read a lot of Junji Ito's stuff, I'm beginning to think that Uzumaki is his weakest.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I haven't read much manga yet, just Berserk, Lone Wolf & Cub, Samurai Executioner and some chapters of Yotsuba&!.

    I'm hearing so much praise for Monster that I have to check that out.

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    I like Pluto more than both.
    i too love pluto, but it's a short series, and to me, hard to compare with the others.
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    I finished reading Monster's 18th and final volume some time in the last week. Then I read some reviews on goodreads.com and elsewhere and everyone was all like "It leaves so much unanswered" and "loose ends" and "needed to explain more" and I was like "what."

    I hate that. I guess I don't give near as much of a shit about plot and background information and conspiratorial nonsense as most people do. Or most nerds, at any rate.

    The conclusion of Monster was a perfect philosophical, moral, and emotional conclusion to one of the best-crafted graphic works I've ever read. That's what I care about.

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    Good. Now apply that to Battlestar Galactica and you get me.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I respect where you're coming from, 8, though I don't agree.

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    We had a discussion on Shintaro Kago somewhere, right?
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    on the latest issue of naruto.

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    What the fuck. Some guy tattooed a Maruo art on his arm.

    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I wonder if anyone has ever tattooed shit dribbling down their leg.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Quote Quoting lovejuice (view post)
    on the latest issue of naruto.

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    That's why I downloaded some Maruo a while back but never read it.

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    i've been arranging my manga shelves for the past two weeks. being absent from home for 11 years and constantly moving around tend to have my bookshelves in jumble. i estimate more than 6,000 mangas in my collection which is nothing for comics but quite a lot for a personal collection of mangas.

    i am so happy seeing my babies getting in order day by day. ritch:
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    Granted I'm not reading Monster and I'm watching the anime but I'm not impressed in the slightest. There's enough there to keep me watching but I can't say the characters, the story, the quality of the animation or the style are very interesting.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Two very different things.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Two very different things.
    Certainly in terms of animation quality and style but I feel criticisms of character and story carry over.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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