I’ve been slowly dipping my toes into the manga universe, trying to expand my comics/graphic novel horizon. Moyasimon, for example — the 1st volume was very good. Beyond that, I’ve only read a couple of titles here and there.
Of course, like any good librarian I’ve been looking for lists to help me in my explorations.
- Antique Bakery by Fumi Yoshinaga
- Clover by CLAMP
- Death Note by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
- Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike
- Monster by Naoki Urasawa
- Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa
- Planetes by Makoto Yukimura
- Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma
- Ghost in the Shell by Shirow Masamune
And another, with handy genre hints:
- Rurouni Kenshin (chanbara) by Nobuhiro Watsuki
- Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (fantasy) by Hayao Miyazaki
- Crying Freeman (crime) by Kazuo Koike
- Monster (thriller) by Naoki Urasawa
- Maison Ikkoku (comedy) by Rumiko Takahashi
- Berserk (fantasy) by Kentaro Miura
- Battle Angel Alita (cyberpunk) by Yukito Kishiro
- Blade Of The Immortal (chanbara) by Hiroaki Samura
- Nana (drama) by Ai Yazawa
- GTO (comedy) by Tohru Fujisawa
Of course, any reviews, suggestions and comments are more than welcome. In general, I like science fiction, horror and noir/hardboiled mystery so suggestions along those lines would be particularly helpful.
I already have some Nausicaa and Ooku lying around the house.