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Welcome to the sushigirl manga club!

The purpose of this thread and club is to get people reading and enjoying more manga, and chatting about it to too. To join in find a manga to read and take some time out to close distractions like IRC at some point each Saturday to read.

If you don't have any manga here are some masterpieces I'd recommend anyone to start off with:

Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa - This is a fantastic story about being an outside, lacking purpose and eventually finding it.
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou - The incredibly beautiful and touching world of alpha the robot cafe owner.
Ichigo Mashimaro - A lovely relaxing story and atmosphere, lots of fun relatable characters. Just something to take it easy with.
Hi No Tori - A trancendental story from the great master Tezuka.

Do you have any manga you are reading right now?
Do you have a backlog of manga that you want to read but haven't got around to?

Useful software for reading manga offline: mcomix.


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I own copies of Azumanga, Yotsuba&!, and Watamote because they make me feel good. Nichijou is a classic. Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa as you mentioned, is excellent. Welcome to the NHK's manga rivals the anime (there's an excellent light novel out there, too.) Bartender is another that comes to mind, a fun one if you enjoy tipple. Sayanora Zetsubou Sensei if you want something …different. Tonnura-San is hilarious, about a talking cat that seduces women. There's others but the titles won't come to me, and I do read ecchis too, but I'm too ashamed to mention titles lol.


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I own copies of nichijou(only one I've finished a volume), azumanga daioufucking kanji everywhere, black cat, yuyushiki and nisekoifucking slangs everywhere.
I also read Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, Ii Orc no Hi, keijo!!! and a few others.
Also, most of Douman's stuff are pretty good.
>Tonnura-San is hilarious, about a talking cat that seduces women
What the fuck is this and why am I downloading it?


By the way, the PDF is a Douman mango.


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I'm gonna read shirley!


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Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is such a pleasant read.

All I do is bask in shoujo manga like Horimiya and occasionally switch up with Berserk…which updated recently actually


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Ichigo Mashimaro is divine yet one should be into Japanese humor.

Currently I'm reading Oyasumi Punpun, a tragical story about growing up. The manga is pure eye candy and combines the unique style of Asano Inio with computer-assisted editing for backgrounds.


- Narutaru (translated)
Kids obtain telekinetic relationships with monsters. In the first few chapters the series seems like a preschoolers manga, but soon things become quite serious with involvement of the military and people dying en masse.
- Bokurano (original)
>nother work of Mohiro Kitoh where a group of kids are granted with the control about a giant alien robot, condemned to fight other robots at a high price.
- Monster (original)
I don't even know what the manga is about, but everyone said it was superb, so I bought the whole series.
- some adaptions of Visual Novels by Key (Little Busters, Rewrite) with illustrations by ZEN <3
- Teizokurei Daydream (original, that vocabulary overload)
Domina-medium VS ghosts.
- Mokke (original)
Ghosts infest humans and manifest as physical or psychological problems. Cute girls help to exorcise victims.


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>Oyasumi Punpun
I found this a tough manga to get into. I had read Inio Asano's earlier work Solanin which was very powerful but I decided to come back to Oyasumi when I'm a little older. Solanin is a lot shorter and I think it would be a good rec. to someone getting into Asano.

Maybe it would be fun to compile a little list of 4koma comics together? Hidamari sketch is my favorite.


Solanin is like PunPun a manga about growing up, though the starting point is set at the end of youth and the sudden events bring it to an somewhat artificial or literary collapse, while PunPun smoothly goes from early childhood to maturity with all the lingering doubts and issues.

The first chapters made me feel really nostalgic. Punpun himself is a brilliant gap in the illustrations, enabling one to project oneself directly into the happenings.

>Welcome to the NHK's manga rivals the anime
Second that. Both versions are good and develop the possibilities of their medium respectively to a very high degree.


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I read the first 6 chapters of my manga and it is just so adorable, I love it. I'm going to do a lot of searching to find more maid manga before I finish it. I'll queue up Emma next (same author).

Really happy I got around to reading it finally.


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this chapter was really fun. it's separate from the main story.


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tonnura-san is a pimp


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this french comic looks good..


Looks like an Albrect Durer woodcut.


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I rarely read manga, but when I do, I really enjoy it.
My favorites:
* Ai-Ren
* Onani Master Kurosawa
* Houkago Play
* Bra Girl


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One manga that I love is called Hinamatsuri, it's really silly.

I'm trying to remember this other manga I read, about this guy who lives in an apartment which is always full of stuff sent to him by his family or something, and he ends up friends with his neighbour and they hang out and go through the boxes of stuff and do generally cozy stuff.


I'm a big fan of the Bokurano anime, do you think the manga is worth checking out?


Do you guys read manga on your phone or tablet? What apps do you use? I used one called Mangareader for a while but it got out of date, so I now use one called Manga Bird.


I use my phone to read manga so I can read when I'm out-and-about. I personally use an app called ZingBox. Always alerts me when new subscribed releases come out.




Yes! That's the one! What did you think of it?


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Lately I've been reading Vinland Saga. I really dig the historical setting.


checking out bonnouji thank you


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Hope you enjoy it!


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Caught up with Baby Steps, it's pretty great


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Has anyone read Onani Master Kurosawa or Chikan Otoko? I really enjoyed those. Also, what are some other good psychological manga in the same vein as Punpun and Aku no Hana?


>Chikan Otoko
Oh God that was my first manga, it was apparently based on a story that some Sushi Roll posted on 2ch. It was really enjoyable reading it, I doubt that I'll find anything funny and light hearted like that again.


Onani Master Kurosawa is my #1 favorite manga.

I really enjoyed Aku no Hana. Gave me a lot of chills. Punpun next.


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I just watched the first Ghost in the Shell movie, is the manga worth checking out? I'm not really sure what order to tackle the rest of the series in.


The manga is a bit different from the movie. It's a bit more light hearted and the world building is also much better. The characters are more fleshed out. Obviously the story is longer, too. If you've ever seen the Stand Alone Complex series, the manga is similar to that. It's also hand drawn, unlike the sequel manga which is digital, and frankly looked like shit so I dropped it. To answer your question, yes, the manga is worth checking out.



oh absolutely, the art is just incredible.


I'll give it a look then, thanks. In terms of the anime, should I watch Innocence next, or the Stand Alone Complex?


Not him but Innocence was pretty meh. In the other hand I found SAC really cool, one different case every episode along with the laughing man case which is very mysterious.


Sounds good, I'll watch that first. Has anyone read Koe no Katachi? I had been reading it until it got licensed and scanlations stopped.


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I'd appreciate if you have a look at my site ~ there are some projects being hosted there (including info on the upcoming manga series, W O R L D).

Something like printing your own manga can be really satisfying, if not difficult ie. finding a publisher who will distribute it for you is a mission… Self-publishing is no easier!


that's cool as fuck you're doing your own. Wishing you best of luck.


aw thanks! Anyone wanting to help can email me ^.^


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by the way i'm reading this at the moment and would recommend!


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>Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

This is my favorite manga ever. Gonna check your other recommendations OP.

I just finished Masamune Shirow's Appleseed, gonna read GITS next.

Where you do you guys download your scans from?


I used to use mangatraders T__T


I'm poor as hell, and I don't have any good way to acquire manga except through the mail. What's the best place online to order manga cheap, especially major (older) works that aren't in production any more?


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I've always had good luck finding books reasonably on Amazon, but that depends as I'm in the US.

If you know Japanese, http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/ is the best.


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Aside from low quality scans and watermarks, what are the disadvantages of reading online vs downloading scans?


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Watch Innocence if the thematic concepts interested you in the film or if you've seen Oshii's other films and are a fan of his work. In goes in to more detail and digs deeper into the existential complexities of the narrative, indulging more in Oshii's standard style of filmmaking (i.e. it's a lot closer to Jin-roh or Patlabor 2 than GITS1).

Stand Alone Complex is extremely good, too, but as a TV series it's more lightweight and focused on the action. The first season still has a very interesting and highly relevant narrative with the villain being a terrorist exploiting social memetics to spontaneously generate the attacks. The second season is also great but not as good as the first.

I just finished Appleseed, by Shirowe before GITS, it's a fun read and only 4 volumes. Less dense and more light hearted than the GITS TV show but still very interesting narrative and cool mecha. I'm waiting for GITS to come in the mail now, imported an international edition of the english translation because the first localization was censored, so idk when it'll come in.


Cool, I'll check Appleseed out.

What do you think about GITS: Arise? Is it as good as Stand Alone Complex?


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A manga about cute art students doing actual art. Patiently waiting for v7 (why can't this manga be longer ;-;).



looks nice, what's the name of this?


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The mangaka is the one who does Shoulder-a-coffin Kuro, one of the most comfiest manga I've ever read. Reading pict related now.


my friend showed me a cool manga about bodyswapping and some weird stuff, ill post the link tommorow


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The manga is called After School of the Earth by yoshitomi akihito (known for his "weird" stories).

This looks pretty neat.


I read Punpun, it was good even though it made me feel even worse. I thought it was less about growing up and more about life being a horrible thing, no matter the age.


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oh, punpun is tough man. I can relate with so many situations it's like it was made for me.


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I'm going to have a good Sunday reading this manga.

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