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Manga |OT|: No matter how I look at it, it's discord's fault we're not popular

HStallion

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Oct 25, 2017
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As for Blade of the immortal, even though I found it kind of slow at the beginning (even dropped it a while) and I wasn’t a fan of the artwork, it ended up being one of the best things I’ve read, few manga/anime I’ve covered have an ending that satisfying.
It got better and better. The entire second half was a roller coaster that went some places I was not expecting it to and gave you a large cast of really interesting or weird characters and all kinds of incredible action. The ending as you said was great as well and it was not a series that overstayed its welcome. In fact it left you wanting more. It also gave us one of the most detestable villains ever in Shira. There are few characters who made me as angry or disgusted as that fucking guy. When I realized he's raping that one little kid that is helping him I said out loud,"Someone needs to kill this fucking guy already!"
 

A.J.

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Oct 25, 2017
6,742
Kaguya 161:

I like that the guide's face was way more detailed than anyone else in the manga.
 

shadow_shogun

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Oct 25, 2017
12,078
It got better and better. The entire second half was a roller coaster that went some places I was not expecting it to and gave you a large cast of really interesting or weird characters and all kinds of incredible action. The ending as you said was great as well and it was not a series that overstayed its welcome. In fact it left you wanting more. It also gave us one of the most detestable villains ever in Shira. There are few characters who made me as angry or disgusted as that fucking guy. When I realized he's raping that one little kid that is helping him I said out loud,"Someone needs to kill this fucking guy already!"
Shira certainly left an impression, without a doubt one of the most memorable villains in manga.
Also happy to learn today that it has a sequel, the Bakumatsu Arc, which apparently takes places 80 years after the itto-ryu saga ended.
 

Aaronrules380

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
10,503
I like how half of the Kaguya chapter is just Aka putting photos from his actual trip to India and just using a manga filter lol
 

A.J.

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd like to see this chapter make it into the anime. Just take the manga filter off and have Maki and her brother walk in front of a clearly 2D background.
 

citrusred

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Oct 28, 2017
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Caterpillar Girl and Bad Texter Boy

Finally finished reading this after buying it ages ago and I enjoyed it quite a bit despite feeling it could have gone on slightly longer.

Basic scenario is the MC rejects his childhood friend Suzume feeling she is too 'perfect' for him and subsequently turns into a giant caterpillar which he has too now help support.

By the end they seem to switch perspectives with the MC loving and caring for Suzume, who by the end can assume a human form, has permanently transformed and has become very dismissive and callous towards others.

I'm defiantly going to be chewing on how it ended for a while. I'll probably reread it in a while since its only a single volume.
 

Aizō

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
7,099
ほぼ真ん中の方
Cross-posting from the comic thread.
I'm making my Halloween reading list right now. Halloween recommendations, please. They don't necessarily have to be Horror, but if they have a Halloween vibe, that's also great. I've read everything by Ito, the big stuff from Hideshi Hino, Suehiro Maruo, Kazuo Umezu, Shintarou Kago, etc., and I've read a lot of the usual Horror recs: Ibitsu, Hideout, Kouishou Radeo, Fuan no Tane, etc.

A Huge Battleship , got anything for me?
 

AoM

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Oct 31, 2017
3,499
The Comiq. Though I guess one can only read it in English if they have the back issues through Viz. Not sure if they'll ever do a volume release.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Fire Force v5

Obi and Hinawa were really good in the backstory, definitely are growing on me more and more.

Benimaru is as well though I still vastly prefer Arthur and Shinra for character and action as both have my favorite loadouts in this.

Scared of whoever is going to be immolated next.
 

RecRoulette

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Oct 25, 2017
14,574
Haikyuu!! 365

Jesus that title drop at the end.

That was the first time they showed Oikawa all match right? That panel with the teacher's speech over it was so dead on.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Haikyuu
Everyone wishing Hinata to be ok and rest well THEN THERE IS KAGEYAMA TELLING HIM HE WON AGAIN...perfection

Hoping that the other characters can shine with Hinata on bed rest and they can make a come back win. I'm still holding out for a semi finals match up with Bokuto and Hinata's team
 

RochHoch

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May 22, 2018
5,058
Dr Stone 121
Holy shit. I was not expecting this series to take a turn like that, well done. This arc is so good, the finale is gonna be hype.
 

Lexxism

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Oct 25, 2017
2,640
Toronto
Haikyuu!! 365

Damn. That was a great chapter again. Great motivation by the teacher and followed by Kageyama talking shit to Hinata. lmao
 

Rainy

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Oct 25, 2017
1,831
The Takagi-San spinoff with their daughter is so cute.

I love fluff. Need more fluff in my life.
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,184
Double Taisei

Wonder if this is ending soon, they finally closed things out with Haga and Tai, I cried, but also smiled, Haga and either of them is a perfect couple and friendship, and Haga getting friends is lovely.

Beast Children

Epic play by Sakura

Sora is back, he should have been there from the start, really stills seems to be Sakura's only friend.
 

Silfer

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Oct 27, 2017
15,397
Jujutsu Kaisen 75
Gojo's abilities this arc have gotten some really interesting paneling. I thought the "Purple" attack's paneling was quite clever. Fight was enjoyable overall too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Mission: Yozakura Family 4

This is actually not too bad. Way better than Demon Prince Poro.

Mitama Security 3

And this is still lame and unfunny. Put it in the pile with Double Taisei and Beast Children and Tokyo Shinobi Squad.
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,184
Mitama Security 3

And this is still lame and unfunny. Put it in the pile with Double Taisei and Beast Children and Tokyo Shinobi Squad.
Stop.

TSS is really fun and creative, and Double Taisei only took a little bit of time to hit its stride. Its pretty decent for now.

Beast Children as well.

Though Id only buy TSS of those three. Beast Children needs more compelling main cast members, reminds me of the faults I took with Robot x Laserbeam.
 

Chase

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Oct 25, 2017
3,589
Really good week of jump chapters, especially HQ(!) and Stone
Jujutsu Kaisen 75
I kind of find it charming how the author tries to apply logic to these near incomprehensible powers. Last week it was negative times a negative is a positive. And now red and blue is purple. As if this helps make any sense of what is going on.

Cool fight. Gojo kind of looking like the villain not caring about the death and all. Has definitely bought into his own hype. Wonder if Geto's "turn" will be in part due to this?

Act Age 81
And so the whole cast and crew became complicit to this terrible plan that is going to certain to emotionally crush Yonagi.

Double Taisei 17
Series has kind of been winning me over. The comedy and general wackiness makes for a good time. Feel like it could have helped to get the day night swap earlier so it didn't look like it was giving up its main premise, but the way they did it probably works better in the volume format.
Yeah. The fact that the last... Five or six weeks, in a row I've been like "Holy fuck this chapter was a 10, how could this be even better than the last chapter" is a feat in its own. But the fact that its so consistently amazing, in art, story, pace, characters. Fuck I love it.
That has also been my reaction to this set.
Remember when Silver Spoon was a thing?
Maybe Arakawa will come back to finish silver spoon after adapting 10 more arslan novels lol

"Are you hearing this up in heaven" as they are kicking some dude in the balls is some of the funniest shit I've read in my life. I fucking lost it.
"It's a requiem from us to you"... pretty great
 

Silfer

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Oct 27, 2017
15,397
Double Taisei 17
Series has kind of been winning me over. The comedy and general wackiness makes for a good time. Feel like it could have helped to get the day night swap earlier so it didn't look like it was giving up its main premise, but the way they did it probably works better in the volume format.
Yeah Double Taisei has been winning me over too as of late. I remember a couple issues ago my finger was hovering over its icon like "do I want to keep reading this or do I wait to see if it actually survives" but to my surprise I've been enjoying the recent chapters more than I expected to. Even if I'm not terribly invested, it's, as you say, a good time.
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I don't know what's been going on in Haikyu!! but it seems like I'm only 3ish volume releases away from being able to catch up.
I haven't started Vol. 34 yet but in 33 the match with Nekoma started (and what a way to set it up, I was legit brought to tears as it began) and I'm guessing they won since a recent Jump cover had Hinata with some dude clearly not on Nekoma lol but I'm looking forward to seeing that match unfold. The one before against Inarizaki is simply stellar and I have no doubt Nekoma will be the same.
 
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