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Tell us about your favourite manga.

My fave is The World God Only Knows, followed by Railgun and Saki. xD

My favourite is definitely Fruits Basket. Looking at it objectively, I can see that it has its problems, and I've read manga that I think are better. But no other one has had anywhere near the same impact on me, and I doubt any ever will. ^_^ I started reading it at a very dark point in my life. I was kind of circling the drain emotionally, I had completely lost track of who I was and where I was going, and I had a deep seated distrust of others. Though it might sound silly, through reading Furuba all of that started to change. I found so much to admire in the gentle life lessons the manga delivered, and in the wonderful, altruistic attitude of its lead character. I wanted to be like her. I wanted to see the world the way she did, to greet people with the same gentle warmth, and to always look to tomorrow with the same optimism. Through my admiration of Tooru, I gradually learned to love the world and the people in it, and I learned to see the good in people, and perhaps even the good in myself. The changes were subtle to begin with. Nobody can change completely overnight. Still, within hardly a year my days were filled with more sunlight and joy than I knew existed in the world. And now, four or five years later, I'm simply worlds away from where I was then. I'm genuinely glad to be alive. I love my family, I love my friends, I love my tutors, and I love most every moment of every day that I'm on this earth. ^_^

Of course I'm not naive enough to believe that life is like a shoujo manga. The real world has more unhappy endings than happy, and sometimes things don't go right no matter how hard you try. Still, even if Furuba has a tendency to sugarcoat things, I feel there is a great deal of wisdom in the attitudes it presents. And I believe the morals it promotes are extremely noble ones to pursue, even if any real person would have trouble adhering to them as closely as Tooru does. In short, I feel like I owe Natsuki Takaya and her characters a great debt of gratitude. ^^ I'm not going to be melodramatic and say that they saved my life, but they led me to so many wonderful people, and helped me to gradually start to become a person I could almost be proud of. They might not have saved my life, but I'm thoroughly convinced that they helped me make it something worth living. ^_^ Whether Fruits Basket is actually good or not is completely irrelevant. All I know is that it made a genuinely meaningful difference to me at a very crucial juncture in my life. And even if I one day forget all about Japanese pop culture, it will always be important to me.

My manga/manhwa top 5:

1. Shin Angyo Onshi. Impressive from the first chapter. Beautiful art, deep and multi-dimensional characters and an intriguing, dark, complex plot. And deep themes, of course, I could never call a story my favourite without those.
2. Angel Sanctuary. Another one with a complex, epic plot and dark overtones. And fairly deep themes. Back when I read this, incest wasn't so common a theme as it is now.
3. Mahou Sensei Negima. The best long shounen series I've read. Never lets me down, it's epic, entertaining and simply awesome. Gets way better after the first couple of volumes.
4. Aflame Inferno. Gets better all the time, the latest chapters are VERY impressive. Dark, entertaining, awesome and goes way beyond what you'd expect after the first couple of chapters.
5. Id - The Greatest Fusion Fantasy. Epic western fantasy mixed with Asian martial arts fantasy, and it totally works. It's probably the most epic comic I've ever read and it's got everything that I like about fantasy.

Ironically, I haven't finished any of these, and while the three last ones are incomplete, the two first ones have been complete for a long time. I just haven't got around to finishing them. They're the kind of stuff I really love, but only when I'm in the mood for such deep, dark and heavy stuff. Which isn't often.

Shin Angyo Onshi, Aflame Inferno and Id are manhwa. I don't read as much mahwa as I read manga, but those that I read tend to be really good...

My Top 11. In no Particular Order (Except #s 1&2. Those take their respective Places)

1. Baba Yaga. Dark and twisted. This is one of my all-time favorites. Bending psychological Thriller/Horror, Suspense, and One-sided Shojou-ai. Only Four chapters released with raws of any other hardly seen. Still, I've read those four chapters hundreds of times since 2009. Two tankobons are out...hmm I wonder what ever happened.
2. Tsukiyo no Fromage A Fantasy Slice-of-Life with Shojou-ai elements. This anime is probably one of the cutest I have read. Its nice, endearing and just a great relaxing manga
3. Countrouble A generic Supernatural RomCom. WHy do I love it so much? I don't know, it is just a fun series full of Romantic Mishaps
4. Otome wa Boku Ni Koishiteru Just as I love the anime I love the Manga also. It is nice, endearing and another great relaxing manga
5. Otome wa Boku Ni Koishiteru: Futari Wa Elder The Sequel of Otome wa Boku Ni Koishiteru. Set about 4 years later so we see no characters from the fist series. The sequel is also a great series and in the five chapters I have read I like more than the first OtoBoku.
6.Hajimete no Aku Everyone has one long series they read from the beginning. For me it is Hajimete no Aku. Spanning over 100 chapters, it is a great series full of Fanaticism, Mistakes, Ecchi and Tsundere Pettanko meganeko.
7.To Love-Ru Darkness My Super Ecchi manga. I liked the Original To Love-Ru and was sad to see it go with a horrible ending. The sequel gave me back my love for the manga series and even more oppai, harem and brocon than I can wish for.
8. Sora No Otoshimono Complete Ridiculous. Sora no Otoshimono has succeeded with giving nonsensical Ecchi Comedy played Seriously, Drama, Plot, and Action all in a good balance to keep us entertained and not turned away. Unfortunately the mangaka's other serieses, Goudere Bishoujo is too Nonsensical and more like a sexual gag and He~shenin gives us Ecchi with boring Golf
9. Asa made Jugyu Chu This one again is just purely for ecchi. Except instead of a harem it is a comedic Teacher. Student thing
10. Mangaka-san to assistant-san to This manga is great. Come on, it is about a perverted mangaka and his life trying to be number #1 while drawing an Ecchi Manga. It has a huge cast, which is one of it's flaws. Tons of the characters are only seen in one chapter or in two chapters back to back and basically barely seen again. (Neko-Mangaka, Middle-schooler, Trap Editor)
11. Himitsu no Akuma-chan I still can't really believe I like this manga. It is essentially a Ecchi Gender-Bender Shounen-ai. I hate Shounen-ai. But The whole plot and predicament is just so funny and makes the main guy so pathetic I still read it. I just cloud my mind to think the Trap is just infact a toned pettanko


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