[ kaitensushi ] [ lounge / arcade / kawaii / kitchen / tunes / culture / silicon ] [ otaku ] [ yakuza ] [ hell ] [ ? / chat ] [ lewd / uboa ] [ x ]

/otaku/ - Japan / Otaku / Anime

Japanese and Otaku Culture, Anime, and Outlying Samachan Topics
Password (For file deletion.)

• Files Supported: webm, swf, flv, mkv, mp4, torrent, 7z, zip, pdf, epub, & mobi.
• Embeds Supported: youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, metacafe, & vocaroo.
• Max. post size is 10MB / 4 files.

Remember to keep it cozy!

Currently looking into whether we need more Janitors to keep up with spam removal.

File: 1590143747692-0.jpg (120.21 KB, 780x1097, x2.jpg)

File: 1590143747692-1.jpg (254.54 KB, 761x1100, x29.jpg)

File: 1590143747692-2.jpg (227.51 KB, 754x1100, x41.jpg)

 No.98[View All]

Talk about what manga you've been reading!

I've been reading an older manga called Yume Tsukai by Ueshiba Riichi. It's about magical shrine maidens with weird powers solving paranormal mysteries and stuff. Fairly standard concept but what makes it good in my opinion is just how crazy and bizarre the stories get, as well as some really fantastic art and a nostalgic sort of comedy. It's sometimes goofy, sometimes quite emotional, and other times borders on Junji Ito-esque horror scenarios. I really like the creepy body horror stuff, and the comedy between the weirdo cast is fun. I especially like the over the top lolicon character.
161 posts and 86 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


Where do I read manga from now that MangaDex is gone?


mangadex still exists. The new site kinda sucks but it works


File: 1645093483435-0.jpg (154.42 KB, 700x1090, ad8d774809c3861a884b9be931….jpg)

File: 1645093483435-1.png (459.59 KB, 546x868, 5.PNG)

File: 1645093483435-2.jpg (213.27 KB, 728x1129, 66baffdffbd7f5a855e3feb103….jpg)

File: 1645093483435-3.jpg (202.81 KB, 728x1079, f8df755e1c9205b93bbcfbb86c….jpg)

I read the Alien 9 manga, and really liked it! I think the OVA is better overall, especially in terms of pacing and certain scenes having MUCH more emotional impact in the OVA. However, it was great to see more of the characters I love, and the direction they went with the overarching story was interesting, as it's only ever teased at in the OVA. This series has a really cool (and quite dark) tone and aesthetic to it that is definitely shown off a lot in the later chapters of the manga. The alien designs, body horror, and action scenes are really striking in how unique and gory they are. That, along with the focus on the girls mental states, personalities, and upbringings really makes me empathize with these characters. I was consistently rooting for them the whole time, especially as things looked increasingly grim.

I also appreciate how invested I was able to get into the setting. It kept the lore dumps concise, but vague and interesting enough to make you want to keep reading. I never felt like I had to go out of my way to keep up my suspension of disbelief towards what is ultimately a very strange setting, and I think a lot of that is due to how little is explained. It keeps the focus on the girls, the changes and struggles they go through, and the aliens themselves.

I haven't read Emulators or Next yet, but will probably do so in the coming days.


File: 1645149646019-0.png (245.06 KB, 669x328, 1.PNG)

File: 1645149646019-1.png (143.2 KB, 651x403, 2.PNG)

File: 1645149646019-2.png (330.55 KB, 684x593, 3.PNG)

File: 1645149646019-3.png (459.59 KB, 546x868, 5.PNG)

Having slept on it I have a couple other, more spoiler related things to say:

I was slightly disappointed initially in how fast they cleared up Kumi's death and resurrection. I felt like there was a lot of room there to explore Yuri and Kasumi's reaction to it that they never get into beyond just one or two panels. This kind of thing is what I mean when I say the manga is paced oddly at times. However the way in which she comes back was more than interesting enough for me not to mind in the long run, and she actually became my favorite character after that arc. The stuff with her struggling to cope with her new body and her desire to protect Yuri from the same fate was really interesting and emotional.

The themes of puberty and growing up and sexual stuff is less prevalent in this manga as compared to the OVA. It's there (at least to my eyes), but it feels like the idea is less pushed. It makes me wonder if the OVA staff saw that and decided to focus more on it. For example, in the OVA there is a dream sequence with Yuri's stomach expanding into a borg while standing in front of a ruler to measure her growth. To me that reads as very blatant pregnancy or puberty-themed imagery. But this scene and probably others are absent from the manga. The manga does have some pretty serious plot points about how drastically the girls bodies and feelings change though so I'd hesitate to say that my 2deep4u interpretation is only relegated to the OVA.

I found it interesting how the teachers, who were initially framed as evil or nefarious, are revealed to be basically just as powerless as anyone else in being pawns to the aliens. They're just trying to make the best of the way the world works in this universe, which brings the interesting question of if what they're doing to the girls is "right" or not. When the alternative is the sunflower aliens, it seems very obviously like the lesser of two evils, but even so it's a very grim conclusion.


File: 1648837448416.png (188.1 KB, 580x431, yuyuorange.PNG)

what did they mean by this


File: 1648854508705.png (192.52 KB, 690x540, v01_107.png)

I don't think there's much room for interpretation


File: 1648934125786.png (664.6 KB, 1106x1600, ClipboardImage.png)

I binged Tasogare Otome
It really is strange how keeping a story short and focused on its ending can help its quality so much.


I've always preferred shorter anime and manga, they feel more impactful if they're done right.


I think it's more that a lot of the shorter shows are clearly more well-planned and since they're kept "tight" the mangaka is free to execute his vision.


File: 1649334226376.jpg (347.72 KB, 868x1236, 4bf29b30-0f16-4f05-9e8b-22….jpg)

Been slowly reading Ryuushika Ryuushika in my downtime. It's similar to Yotsuba in that it stars a little kid character, and most of the humor is from her imaginative way of examining ordinary things in an unordinary way. It's also full color and I love Yoshitoshi Abe's art so that is a big plus. Very cute, do recommend it.


File: 1650588269024.jpg (225.49 KB, 759x1080, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou - ….jpg)

Well I've finished reading what was left of Girls Last Tour in the manga, and already read through what is available of Made in Abyss.
I'd like it if I could get suggestions with a similar premise, folks exploring a world much more different than ours. I liked a lot of the environments in both manga and the contrast of the cute characters with oniric/violent settings is one of the things I like the most. I feel like this is a very broad thing to ask but I feel like this is the kind of stuff I like
Both Yuuri and Chito are much more cute in the manga, I wonder why and how


Have you read Yokohama kaidashi kikou or kabu no isaki? Ykk is set in a comfy post apocalypse.


File: 1650841833403.png (688.28 KB, 826x2000, ff38572c436773f6a591e34cd0….png)

I've read some chapters of the first one, but I don't think it's what I'm looking for.
I think what I like the most about certain works of fiction and, even the real world, is the sense of journey someone can get. It's why I liked those previous manga I mentioned so much. It's also why I fantasize a lot about the idea of getting a motorbike and travelling all across the world as well.


I just read girls last tour and went on to read shimeji simulation… they are both really good! I'm super excited for more shimeji to come out now.
I think I'm going to read alien9 next.


File: 1651274378040.jpg (136.54 KB, 728x1093, 59578be06bd8a4d6720ec7eabb….jpg)

>I think I'm going to read alien9 next.
Oh awesome, I really enjoyed it. I wrote a bunch of my thoughts about it up above, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on it too!


So far I like yuri's gooey melty eyes they're so cute, but I'm kinda anxious about how much I identify with her.


Have you watched the OVA?
The series deals a lot with (very minor content spoilers:) trauma on Yuri's part and there is some body horror stuff so fair warning


Well, I can sum up my thoughts on alien9: kumi wants to merge with yuri lulz

No, actually, I feel like either about around the time the OVA ends the story started to make less sense to me. Like, the reveal of the broader world was good, but then the progression from that point in terms of what the characters were actually doing and what their motivations were… kinda lost me. I'll probably go back and read it again sometime and maybe be able to follow it a bit better. Though I do feel like being unable to follow it kinda works given the story being told.

I thought the concept of their memories being in some way absorbed into the borg was really interesting and like either they should have done more with that, or they did do more with that and it flew over my head.

>fast they cleared up…
I agree, but I feel like they couldn't have done it slower without having some extra explanation. Like, the superviser is screwing with them to be sure, but for them to not find out about weird gross cell gel healing until later would require some explanation. Like "Hey your friend is actually fine, I can just heal her using alien magic bullshit, but I didn't tell you right away because reasons"… unless the supervisor didn't know she could be healed so easily but I think that would have weird implications for the state of her knowledge and the rest of the world.

Really having read it I'm still fascinated with the world. It would be cool to read more stories set there, but as for the plot… I'm not sure exactly what I make of it. Maybe I'll comment again after dwelling on it some more.


I've been getting into reading manga more regularly, so far I caught up on shimeji simulation which was amazing, and i read kira kira study which was decent but the ending felt rushed and unsatisfying, then i started reading chotto ippai!, but then it got a little too melodrama heavy so i stopped reading it. Then i randomly started reading Onii-chan is done for, which i wasn't expecting to like but it's actually quite good fun. If anyone has any recomendations for good slice of life cgdct manga (for context on my taste my favourite anime are hidamari sketch and gochiusa and sketchbook) i would greatly appreciate it. I always thought reading manga is too much effort but it's actually quite calming. And i can read on the train or something that is nice.


>Then i randomly started reading Onii-chan is done for, which i wasn't expecting to like but it's actually quite good fun.
good taste. did you know it's getting an anime adaptation?! I was really happy and surprised


I did not know that! I did not expect it to get an adaptation. It sure has some cute girls in it.


I really enjoy reading manga and I need to get back into it. I was reading the Wadanohara manga and it was pretty fun


I read shimeji simulation after I read all of girls last tour and needed more girls last tour and it fulfilled all of my hopes and more.


File: 1653751663559.jpg (48.03 KB, 287x401, d06e841c32af556df06fcc692a….jpg)

Oh I see. Kabu no isaki has more focus on travel. They fly an airplane in a world that is mysteriously 100 times larger than ours, so Mount Fuji, which they visit, actually goes up into space. They are making trips out to explore and trade. They are returning home though, not wandering without a home like in girls last tour.
Have you tried mushishi?


File: 1653753440219.jpeg (89.55 KB, 800x800, 6123b799991eccb6f41202116….jpeg)

>Have you tried mushishi?
I had it reccomended to me from time to time. Haven't seen it nor read it, but I guess it wouldn't hurt giving it a shot


I've only seen the show, but if you vibe with it the comf levels are off the charts. I think I'll give the manga a go sometime.


I'm currently reading CITY! Starting with the second volume today.


how does it compare to Nichijou?


So far it's very similar. Fair to say that if you liked Nichijou you will also like city.


File: 1655157700795-0.jpg (134.25 KB, 800x1149, 1631732-6.jpg)

File: 1655157700864-1.jpg (576.17 KB, 943x1390, Screenshot_20220613-180027….jpg)

File: 1655157700864-2.jpg (721.81 KB, 1021x1477, Screenshot_20220613-180102….jpg)

I finished reading kotonoba drive and I've now read all of hitoshi ashinano's manga. I think I liked kotonoba even more than yokohama kaidashi kikou but it's hard to call.
The story follows suu chan, often following her on her short journey seeing supernatural phenomena. The things she sees are often peaceful or somewhat absurd, though occasionally mildly unnerving or melancholy.
As with ykk there is great focus on natural landscape and weather, which I find quite comfy to read at a slower pace, spending time just looking at the pictures.
There are few reoccurring supporting characters. Most notably sub chans boss at the noodle shop. I found some of their conversations quite charming.
Hitoshi ashinano is now my favourite mangaka. I recommend all of his work and would love recommendation for similar works. I'm thinking of trying mushishi, made in abyss, and arakawa under the bridge.
Actually, I haven't read all of hitoshi ashinano, he also did some work in Mushishi Gaitanshuu, so maybe I will read that next.


Oh, I guess only hitoshi ashinano's chapter of Mushishi Gaitanshuu got translated. It was pretty cool. Now I really have read all of hitoshi ashinano's work I think.


File: 1655829699475-0.png (300.1 KB, 346x1042, Screenshot 2022-06-18 at 0….png)

File: 1655829699492-1.png (258.97 KB, 633x450, Screenshot 2022-06-18 at 0….png)

File: 1655829699492-2.png (454.65 KB, 745x1082, Screenshot 2022-06-12 at 0….png)

File: 1655829699492-3.png (501.12 KB, 774x1101, Screenshot 2022-06-18 at 0….png)

I've been reading this recently, and it's honestly incredible the way they manage such a huge cast of characters and their various arcs. I love how the stories start to overlap too and you can see the vignettes take place alongside each other and how the interactions in one influence other ones.
It's surprisingly well written for something that started off as a cheesecake sort of "look at these girls messing around" kind of manga.


I love how they draw the lips, very sexy


Yeah, you don't see lips like that in anime/manga very often, they usually just blend into the mouth


And the noses too! I wish more anime girls had those
The artist knows how to draw very attractive girls :>


very true!


File: 1656812491571.png (162.26 KB, 825x1200, b1919049-921b-46d3-ae49-32….png)

So I'm reading Ichigo Mashimaro since we finished it on stream, and there's a bunch of chapters of a very early version of the characters.

Nobue is blonde, Chika and Nobu have a brother, Miu looks very different, and look how rude Matsuri is!!!


punished Matsuri


File: 1657303223037.png (108.59 KB, 908x250, Bildschirmfoto 2022-07-08 ….png)

Finished Three Days of Happiness. I've enjoyed it a lot, even though the ending wasn't what I expected.

I thought he would die alone


I like shimeji simulation. I hope it gets an anime someday. Mushrooms and fried eggs are a pretty good combo


The manga gets so good later on, also thank you sharing the video, i needed it lol.


Ah… Uh… Oh, I know, right?! Isn't shimeji simulation awesome?


File: 1661451844304.jpg (457.96 KB, 952x1041, Screenshot_20220823-004024….jpg)

Inspired by our very nice sushi anime stream I've started reading yofukashi no uta. I like the exploration of the feeling of walking in the abandoned cityscape at night. I used to do that all the time and remembering it through this comic has been nice. Also nazuna a cute!


nice, I've never really lived in that kind of "downtown city" area


File: 1661871742811.png (111.44 KB, 1177x763, caleb_wut.png)

>reading in mangadex
>font changes to comic sans on the next chapter
Ehhh, I need an alternative to mangadex that has more consistency between chapters.


Mangadex isn’t the problem.
You’re reading the work of multiple translations or scanlation groups.

It’s because the original group didn’t finish or didn’t upload. Mangadex is trying to make your life easier. Your other option is to download directly from the groups.


File: 1662619070928-0.jpg (86.43 KB, 772x532, area 51.jpg)

File: 1662619070928-1.jpg (413.84 KB, 1394x2000, area 51 2.jpg)

File: 1662619070928-2.jpg (279.33 KB, 1739x1247, area 51 3.jpg)

Been reading Asper Girl, Shiori Experience, and Area 51, rather unfortunately Area 51's translation is incomplete and doesn't seem to have any active TL effort going on, seeing as the last translated chapter seems to have been done over a year ago. Pretty unfortunate, it's got some of my favorite art in any manga I've ever read with its use of stark black and white tones and how its pages often use only the silhouette or shadows of a character to show them. The mangaka's a master of this style.
Douman's one of my favorite mangaka, all of his stuff has this wonderfully unique feeling to it and his art style is up there as one of my favorites.


File: 1669921389405.png (424.49 KB, 666x941, ea0c6210cf68f03be5893d1dc1….png)

I've been reading Pun Pun as of late to cope with possibly the worst time in my whole life.
I got to the High School arc where He blatantly says he wants to score. I just gotta ask does that actually happen?
Because this may be a lot for me. I was abused since earlier than 13 and I just was never able to develop healthily like most people. I never had anyone either. I got a traumatic experience trying to read "Never Let Me Go" and the kids were talking about that and… Yeah…
I won't read Pun Pun if that is gonna happen.


File: 1679989887322.gif (2.92 MB, 500x281, 1442710680110.gif)

Chapter 53 (volume 4) of Yuyushiki suddenly got a translation


File: 1680046883783.png (3.46 MB, 1400x1991, 629ea5d6-f43e-4fb1-982b-d6….png)

I've been reading Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu (the summer Hikaru died). It was described to me as a horror yaoi about your best friend being replaced by some sort of eldritch being. I am only two chapters in but it seems good so far.

[Return][Go to top] [Catalog] [Post a Reply]
Delete Post [ ]
[ kaitensushi ] [ lounge / arcade / kawaii / kitchen / tunes / culture / silicon ] [ otaku ] [ yakuza ] [ hell ] [ ? / chat ] [ lewd / uboa ] [ x ]