I'm gearing up to draw several hundred pages of comics set in the mountains and small villages of Japan, as it was in 1865. Recommendations for movies, manga, anime, books, anything that I can add to my collection of visual reference? [more inside]
Consulting the hivemind for manga recommendations for a 12-year-old boy. In other words, please help me give a kid a cool, exciting present. Snowflakey details within. [more inside]
Please help me find this obscure comedic anime I watched ~7 years ago. It's definitely not Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, but extremely similar in terms of comedy and characters. (Spoilers inside) [more inside]
I'd like to start reading manga in Japanese. I don't know any Japanese. What's the best way to learn it? [more inside]
I grew up reading stuff like Sailor Moon and CLAMP, but now that I'm in my late 20s, I'm craving characters that I can better identify with as an adult, and more complex social/philosophical storylines and settings. Can you recommend adult manga series that I might be interested in? [more inside]
My googlings have been unsucessful because the keywords I can come up with are all very generic terms, since I recall very little about the film or watch. [more inside]
Need a book rec for a sixteen year old girl who reads manga and Game of Thrones, loves Miyazaki movies and Japanese culture. Extra context inside. [more inside]
Hi, I'm learning Japanese and am a big fan of anime/manga/tv shows. I'm far enough long in my studies where I would like to start watching/reading them with Japanese subtitles instead of English subtitles. The only problem is... I'm having a hard time finding manga/anime. Any sources for original Japanese manga or Japanese-subbed anime? (Like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
I have some fabric I picked up from a remnant stall a while ago. It has Japanese writing and pictures of faces all over it - is it just a random design or are these characters from some manga\anime? (The place also had Naruto fabric, but there,s no logo I recognise here, nor anything on the selvege.) Picture here. Any ideas? I want to check in case it'll unwittingly offend Japanese speakers!
Give me your recommendations for your favorite horror manga.
How is the character of Kinnosuke Ikezawa from "Itazura na Kiss" viewed in Japan? [more inside]
I have read Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto, and plan to read the rest of Urasawa's oevre. What other long-form manga series (preferably concluded) should I read now? I have also previously enjoyed Beck, Akira, Drops of the Gods and Death Note (mostly). [more inside]
For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
What are your favorite Anime and Manga magazines? [more inside]
Hoping to ID an incredibly violent manga that I read a few pages of, back around '88 give or take a couple of years. I've had some images seared in my then-impressionable brain. Lots of blood and gore but not explosively cartoonish like, say, Hokuto no Ken / Fist of North Star. More cruel than anything. Set in modern times. The main character was some sort of vagabond/wanderer/assassin, and was drawn in a Golgo 13 style, with longish hair and maybe a leather jacket. Episodic stories as far as I can tell of him going around fighting baddies. [more inside]
I live in New York City and am visiting Montreal and I'm looking for Chinese translated manga / manhua. Tian Hua in Montreal used to have some, but maybe they got rid of them when they moved? Is there another place that stocks them in either city? Bonus points if you know any good sources for Chinese children's books in either city.
Watched Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart several days ago, and am now obsessed with introspective movies/TV series about young students living in Tokyo. Suggestions? [more inside]
I ran across a manga a while ago, and now I can't remember what it was called. Help me remember. Details inside. [more inside]
I need recommendations for comic strip collections, graphic novels, and manga that can be purchased from Amazon, don't contain drug/sex/gang content, and can enjoyed by someone in their twenties. This is very much a follow up to this question. [more inside]
I need help finding a horror manga title based on some poorly remembered details. [more inside]
Where can I find folders with manga designs? [more inside]
In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
Where can I purchase or download English audio and/or radio dramas based on animes? Is there a website that caters to such a medium? If not, which animes do you know that have been converted to an audio drama? Perhaps a podcast? [more inside]
MangaFilter: So, I recently watched Gantz, the live action movie, and it was so delightful, it inspired me to read the manga, and now I am addicted to it. A couple years back, I also enjoyed the DeathNote movies, as well as Oldboy. I seem to be attracted to a kind of manga that is quite grounded in reality, that trespasses into the fantastic, and goes to very dark places, and likes to play with ideas. Please, can you recommend other manga of the type I like? Thanks.
What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
Graphic novels, manga collections? [more inside]
What are some comics, mangas, animations, animes, and other illustrated works, from any part of the world, that depict regular sex and sexual behavior without fetishizing it? [more inside]
I read a volume of a comic/manga when I was younger. Please help me find it. [more inside]
Nihongo Filter: Help me find a short story/SUPER easy manga for my final project in 4th year literature, Plus advice on studying for N3 for JLPT
Nihongo Filter: Help me find a short story/SUPER easy manga for my final project in 4th year literature, Plus advice on studying for N3 for JLPT [more inside]
I'm looking for academic/scholarly/somewhat-serious articles discussing anime and/or manga. [more inside]
Please help me find manga and/or anime that has a story that would appeal to a mature audience, but without "mature" content. [more inside]
Help me get into Manga. In the last few years I have gotten into comics when previously they had been lost on me, now that I am comfortable with the American form I want to try some Manga but I have no idea where to start. See inside for a list of things I have read and enjoyed that might inform your suggestions. [more inside]
Mefites have read everything, right? Has anyone here read the light novel sequel to the manga Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō (Yokohama Shopping Log)? It's mentioned on the YKK Wikipedia page. If you have, could you tell me what happens in it, and if it is illustrated? Spoilers, hopefully, within. [more inside]
Recommendations for surreal Japanese humor? [more inside]
MangaFilter: Help me find some English language manga for a non-native speaking 11 year old girl. [more inside]
Silly Request. Can you moments in anime series where an opponent is able to see/predict the moves of the enemy, but is too slow to do anything about it? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any web sites that provide you spoken manga? Specifically what I'm looking for is audio files for manga, read in Japanese, so I can listen to it and follow along in the manga I already own. Sometimes I have my Japanese wife read a manga to me, but often she is too busy or unwilling. I can read it myself, of course, but my Japanese is not yet good enough to know proper pronunciation, intonation and rhythm, and so on, so I find it helpful if someone reads to me. Anyways, any ideas?
MangaFilter: I know nothing about manga but my friend is a huge fan. I'm pretty handy with crochet, so I wanted to knit her a plushie (amigurumi) of something manga-related. Here's where you come in... [more inside]
In manga, what does that one eye open, one eye closed expression mean? Sometimes it seems like a regular wink, but other times I get the feeling it means something else. Does it?
I know next to nothing about anime or manga. I do know, however, how much I enjoyed Azumanga Daioh. What else is out there that I might like?
I need manga recommendations for an eight-year-old girl. [more inside]
I need to sell about thirty volumes of various manga series. The catch: they're all in Japanese. [more inside]
I need to contact manga artist Kazuichi Hanawa for an article I'm writing, and I'm stumped. Any suggestions? [more inside]
In the manga Black & White (Tekkon Kinkreet) by Taiyo Matsumoto what is the significance of the "96" shirt worn by Black and the "46" shirt worn by White? [more inside]
MangaFilter: I'm just finishing the Lone Wolf and Cub series, and read the Akira mangas two years ago. I've really enjoyed the mix of action and relatively good writing in both of them. What should I read next? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend comic-books or manga that feature tournament-fighting or gladiator-fighting as the central setting/plot? [more inside]
Trying to find a bizarre and disturbing short manga, featured on Reddit a month or two ago. The manga in question played with the idea of panel art by depicting the inhabitants of each panel from different angles, or slightly ahead in time - a perspective from which they could be seen to be only partial bodies, or horribly mutilated, etc. [more inside]
Who is the (presumably Japanese) artist responsible for drawing the old Howard & Nester comics from Nintendo Power magazine in the early 1990s?
Can webcomics fans point me to some good online manga or graphic novel type comics? Bonus points if the story is complete and I don't have to wait for an update every week (side question - why is it so hard to find webcomics that are completed?). Sex, violence, serious, silly, whatever, as long as the story is engaging and the artwork is well done. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any good manga series for 12 to 14-year-old boys? [more inside]
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