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I ordered the first volume of the perfect edition soul eater manga. I was looking for recommendations for other nice hardcover or collected editions of manga. I'm aware of the berserk and hellsing uber editions. Anything else out there?
Releasing material in hardcover or several-collected-volume omnibus editions has become a trend in the U.S. manga industry over the last 10 years-or-so. My suggestion: get yourself a nice drink, head over to RightStuf.com, and type "hardcover" into the search box. After a quick spot check, the results looked to have returned all of the various titles I'd have recommended off the top of my head. RightStuf's site also provides a good indication of what products are currently available on the U.S. market. As a tip, after conducting the search, sort the results by 96 items per page and listed in A-to-Z alphabetical order.

As for omnibus-style releases, there are so many at this point that you'd really need to provide some content criteria in the hopes of getting meaningful recommendations. Although you should buy VIZ's current release of Urusei Yatsura, simply because you should...
 
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I ordered the first volume of the perfect edition soul eater manga. I was looking for recommendations for other nice hardcover or collected editions of manga. I'm aware of the berserk and hellsing uber editions. Anything else out there?
I just bought the hard cover of the Manga Theater by Akira Toriyama and have been enjoying it. The art was a lot better and more creative than I was expecting after reading dragon ball super.
 
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Heads up, guys. Barnes and Noble are doing an in-store sale on all hardcovers. That includes manga. 50% off. It goes through today. Time to get me some of those uber Berserk editions and maybe Vineland Saga.

Edit: The sale is extended through Tuesday, December 28th.
 
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Just started reading Hokuto no Ken today! I don't usually read manga, but since I just watched a movie and played the game I was just in the mood for doing some reading too.

So far I'm in the middle of the first tome and liking it a lot, it's very well drawn.
 

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Lupin III is on Netflix US - supposedly Miyazaki's first feature length film. Is it good? I went looking for early anime on a whim and saw that Netflix US actually has a whole lot of them.
 
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Recently a lot of people watched and loved Arcane, many of them liked specifically the visuals, right?
If you liked how good Arcane looks and moves than you need to watch Revue Starlight.
It's a 12 episode series from mid 2018: https://myanimelist.net/anime/35503/Shoujo☆Kageki_Revue_Starlight
And mid last year a movie came out, movie that it's finally available to watch with subtitles: https://myanimelist.net/anime/40664/Shoujo☆Kageki_Revue_Starlight_Movie
I watched it today and it's as good as the series.

I know that many will not like the idea of watching this, because this series is very theatrical.
It takes place inside a (female) theater school with a some unexplained crazy magical things happening, it's a bit shocking in the beginning but it's so fucking good guys! I don't like don't care about idols and shows but once in a while you meet something that you should dislike but just can't, because it's that good. Revue Starlight was one of those to me. Also, it served as a good substitute for Utena that I was trying to watch bu was failing to captivate me. This one can be seen as an Utena-light, I think.

Again, if you liked looking at Arcane you'll not regret watching this one.
It's full of unforgettable frames.

 
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Been watching "The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat" and it is pretty much a generic harem action anime. I also just watched Tsuki Ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu on youtube. It also felt kind of felt like a generic isekai where the goddess doesn't like the summoned person. I did enjoy it but unfortunately this season is more like an introduction to the world and its characters. I think I watched more anime today than I've watched in the last 6 months. The only problem is that these looked low budget and weren't that great but still was enjoyable.




 

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A reminder that the japanese dubbed version of Link Click starts airing tomorrow:



PEOPLE, DON'T MISS (AGAIN) THIS ONE!
WATCH IT WEEKLY!

And of course, avoid spoilers and enjoy the ride.




 
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So still watching that world's finest assassin anime but the dub version and the voice for Maha is absolutely terrible. Like half the time it sounds like she is just straight up just reading the lines.

So I've watched a couple of the anime that I think just started this season and here is my thoughts on what I've watched. The Strongest disqualified crest was pretty generic. The main reason I watched it was because I had either read the manga or was it the light novel. Nothing really stands out so far and the first episode kinda skips the origin story I believe which threw me off or maybe I fast forward too far past the opening music(?). Pretty much a character who has all of the knowledge/skills in a world that has become cavemen in level with that stuff. The love interest felt forced or just not told in the story well. Oh yeah the art/animation was meh.


My Dress up Darling was interesting to watch. About a boy who loves old school traditional female Japanese dolls and I won't spoil much past that. You have the bossy pretty female character that opens up his world or I guess is suppose to since the first episode pretty much just introduces them. I still like it since I guess we'll get more info on those dolls. My family used to own some of them back in the day so it got me interested. Art is pretty good.



The last thing I watched was Police in a pod. An anime about a female police officer who hates being a police officer who gets a new supervisor or teacher not sure which who is also female. You get to see how they are both annoyed with the job and the stereotypes that go with it. Seems like it is going to be an older police officer showing the ropes to the younger person and making it more enjoyable in the end with them bonding and stuff. I liked the banter between the two and the art was nice.

 

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So, watched the first episode of Police in a Pod.
No this is nothing like You're Under Arrest.

I like it so far. I think anyone who feels stuck in a job they don't particularly like can relate to the characters. I don't think it will be funny for many people but if you can relate to the situation you will certainly find many parts amusing.

 

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^I was going to watch this. Reminds me a lot of You're Under Arrest.


Been mostly reading a lot of manga lately. Oh finished 20th Century Boys, the ending definitely ends with a lot of questions to be answered that is for sure. But man, I don't regret buying this on a whim. Really loved the world building and the ever evolving cast of characters. Read about 20 or so chapters of Solo Leveling. I can see the appeal of it. It's easy to read, has decent cliffhangers, and is basically a shonen jump manga. But unfortunately, I found the series bland and pretty predictable for me. It's a pass for me. Read a couple of chapters of Jaaagaaan. Still pretty good, but definitely goes in a weird direction at a certain point.
 

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^I was going to watch this. Reminds me a lot of You're Under Arrest.

So far I think the only similarities are two policewomen.

The manga has 19 volumes and the author was a policewoman in Japan for 10 years so I am interested.

In one chapter, the female police officers are unable to go to the toilet because they are not allowed to take off their handguns. Unlike male officers, women cannot simply unzip the flyer in their trousers—they would have to take off their handguns. She commented that when she was on duty, she avoided drinking too much water in order to subdue the urge to relieve herself. She said that nowadays there are more male officers who understand these kinds of problems, but that when an incident is at hand, people generally tend to overlook women-specific issues.
 
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So far I think the only similarities are two policewomen.

The manga has 19 volumes and the author was a policewoman in Japan for 10 years so I am interested.
Ok so I watched the first episode. And I see definitely similarities to You're Under Arrest. But YUA is more action oriented and focuses on a set cast of characters. This is more comedy base/slice of life and seems to focus on developing the two policewomen. But it's not bad though, it's pretty decent based on the first episode.
 
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I picked up the first volume of Worlds End Harem. Don't judge me! lol. Should be in today. For a harem manga is it any good?
 

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That was expected, this manga will have and anime and a live action movie.
As always I hope that it'll be a good adaptation. Remembers me that Wit would be a perfect studio to animate this, like they did with After the Rain. But anyway, the manga exists, and that's all it needs.
In case you don't know, it's called "Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia" (Insomnics After School) and it's one of the best slice of life and romance that you can read right now. It's even better in these times when many people just want to read something that "feels good".

You can read it on any online reader of you may get the complete translated tankos on the links below.
The translator ways for the new volume to came out because sometimes they come with some tweaks to the pages and releases it all at once.

Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c001-008 (v01) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/25f0ww.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c009-018 (v02) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/poes23.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c019-027 (v03) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/b5mi3d.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c028-037 (v04) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/yy06vz.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c038-047 (v05) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/3cb007.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c048-055 (v06) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/25wqif.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c056-064 (v07) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/ytebxq.zip
Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia - c065-072 (v08) [Sleepyhead].zip -> https://litter.catbox.moe/go0gu8.zip

Mood:
 

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Watched first episode of Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san (Miss Kuroitsu from Monster Development Department).

Not great but rather amusing, essentially a workplace comedy in superhero/villain setting. Will follow.

Kuroitsu is an assistant researcher in the superhuman research & development department of Agastya, a villainous secret organization that battles with heroes who try to save the world. Kuroitsu lives a busy life in Agastya, caught between the absurd requests of her bosses; making presentations; implementing new features into superhumans; and getting results within the allotted time, budget, and spec requests; all without vacation. (from manga)

 

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Tensai Ouji

The first episode fast forwarded through half of the first novel, I don't know what the hell they were thinking. I like the LNs they are a fun read, hopefully they slow down and actually explain what's going on.

For some reason people doing the anime used Armenian language for the map.

 

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I picked up the first volume of Worlds End Harem. Don't judge me! lol. Should be in today. For a harem manga is it any good?
Based on how it looks, it looks decent and has a generic looking MC but I think the art's good, and the ecchi is pretty good. I say check it out.
 
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Whew, been reading a lot of great and interesting manga.

Juujika no Rokunin​


A brief summary:
(from Manga TX) Labeled “Experiment A” by five of his classmates and tortured throughout sixth grade, Shun Uruma hung on by a thread. When his bullies targeted his family, leaving him with nobody but his grandfather, it was the final straw—Uruma had suffered enough. Determined to get back at his enemies, Uruma begged his grandfather, a WWII veteran, to guide him through the path of vengeance.

It's basically a revenge manga. It's decent for it is and has some twists that interesting. The MC reminds me of Sasuke from Naruto. The art isn't the best and is rough in spots but the revenge plot is what really holds the manga together. Currently still in the process by translated.

Rikudou​



Brief summary:
(its wiki) Riku experienced a lot of pain and tragedy in his early life. After his father's death, a former-boxer Yakuza man taught him how to do a basic punch, and that punch saved his life when he had to defend himself from his mom's drug dealer. He ended up taking the drug dealer's life, marking him as a killer. Criminals continued to come after him, leading to more tragedy for the people who attempted to care for him. All of this drove him to ask that same former boxer to teach him to become stronger, which led him to a rundown gym, his door to the world of pro boxing!

Probably has a 1 to 100 start of well that escalated quickly for boxing manga from chapter 1. Don't know if I keep reading this but man, the start is what really sold me. Has good art and pretty good storytelling. Currently has over 200 chapters.

Bestiarius​



Brief summary:
(from Manga Pill) Set in fictional Rome, slaves, criminals, orphans, and monsters fight in the Colosseum. Losing means death. Winning means you live for another day. Fin, a talented gladiator, was raised and trained by the last living wyvern. Yet fate and the emperor are cruel to the two.

What if Berserk and Record of Lodoss War had a baby? It'd be Bestiarius. This has probably the best art of the bunch I've read so far. Pretty fluid and smooth looking. Only read a handful of chapters, but will definitely come back to reading this.




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Hakaijuu/Monster!​



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You lead quite a nice life... Competing with your friends... Having a childhood-almost-girlfriend, who is coming back to town... All dreams starting to come true... when the ground suddenly shakes and a shelf drops on your head.... Well... You hit your head just now, so it'd be quite... reasonable that everything went nuts and people get eaten before your eyes, wouldn't it?

Man, I was so hooked to this fucking manga. It's about monsters attacking Japan but it's the kaiju that you really have to worry about. And kaijus are otherworldly, to say the least. The designs of these monsters are fantastic and are easily the highlight of the manga. I really dug this so much. The escalation is really good as well. Probably the most fun I had reading a manga since Gantz. I could not stop reading it. A really good horror manga. The only thing that sucks is that there is no way to get this in physical form in English, only digital. Which sucks for me because I was planning buying this just based on the first volume cover. The only way currently to read the full series is thru Amazon. If you're a fan of kaiju movies, READ THIS!!! 9/10 (finished)
 
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I picked up the first volume of Worlds End Harem. Don't judge me! lol. Should be in today. For a harem manga is it any good?
It's not even really a harem series. It's more like the plot for an H manga or something, only the MC resists going along with it (to the audience's dismay). It gets better when other men are introduced. The overarching story is disappointing. It ended rather abruptly. Overall, it's okay if you like fanservice.

Trying to resist the temptation to watch.
Is the plot really any good?
I've been reading the manga. It's okay. I like the MC, he has a distinct personality. The girl is a generic gyaru, but their interactions are fun. I just don't like that it's about cosplay. I've no interest in cosplay, costumes, crossdressing, taking pictures and stuff, but the story focuses on that whole subculture a lot. It's even more difficult to care when they cosplay non-existent characters. This leaves little room for the characters to interact and grow. That's what I'm invested in, so it's been a bit frustrating to follow this story. The anime definitely ups the fanservice though, if that clip is any indication. Might be worth watching just for that.
 

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Whew, been reading a lot of great and interesting manga.

Juujika no Rokunin​


A brief summary:
(from Manga TX) Labeled “Experiment A” by five of his classmates and tortured throughout sixth grade, Shun Uruma hung on by a thread. When his bullies targeted his family, leaving him with nobody but his grandfather, it was the final straw—Uruma had suffered enough. Determined to get back at his enemies, Uruma begged his grandfather, a WWII veteran, to guide him through the path of vengeance.

It's basically a revenge manga. It's decent for it is and has some twists that interesting. The MC reminds me of Sasuke from Naruto. The art isn't the best and is rough in spots but the revenge plot is what really holds the manga together. Currently still in the process by translated.

Rikudou​



Brief summary:
(its wiki) Riku experienced a lot of pain and tragedy in his early life. After his father's death, a former-boxer Yakuza man taught him how to do a basic punch, and that punch saved his life when he had to defend himself from his mom's drug dealer. He ended up taking the drug dealer's life, marking him as a killer. Criminals continued to come after him, leading to more tragedy for the people who attempted to care for him. All of this drove him to ask that same former boxer to teach him to become stronger, which led him to a rundown gym, his door to the world of pro boxing!

Probably has a 1 to 100 start of well that escalated quickly for boxing manga from chapter 1. Don't know if I keep reading this but man, the start is what really sold me. Has good art and pretty good storytelling. Currently has over 200 chapters.

Bestiarius​



Brief summary:
(from Manga Pill) Set in fictional Rome, slaves, criminals, orphans, and monsters fight in the Colosseum. Losing means death. Winning means you live for another day. Fin, a talented gladiator, was raised and trained by the last living wyvern. Yet fate and the emperor are cruel to the two.

What if Berserk and Record of Lodoss War had a baby? It'd be Bestiarius. This has probably the best art of the bunch I've read so far. Pretty fluid and smooth looking. Only read a handful of chapters, but will definitely come back to reading this.




And finally,

Hakaijuu/Monster!​



Brief summary:
(from Animanga wiki)
You lead quite a nice life... Competing with your friends... Having a childhood-almost-girlfriend, who is coming back to town... All dreams starting to come true... when the ground suddenly shakes and a shelf drops on your head.... Well... You hit your head just now, so it'd be quite... reasonable that everything went nuts and people get eaten before your eyes, wouldn't it?

Man, I was so hooked to this fucking manga. It's about monsters attacking Japan but it's the kaiju that you really have to worry about. And kaijus are otherworldly, to say the least. The designs of these monsters are fantastic and are easily the highlight of the manga. I really dug this so much. The escalation is really good as well. Probably the most fun I had reading a manga since Gantz. I could not stop reading it. A really good horror manga. The only thing that sucks is that there is no way to get this in physical form in English, only digital. Which sucks for me because I was planning buying this just based on the first volume cover. The only way currently to read the full series is thru Amazon. If you're a fan of kaiju movies, READ THIS!!! 9/10 (finished)
I came across the first two Hakaijuu mangas a couple years back. It was auto recommended to me after reading a couple other obscure titles on Kindle. Genuinely got creepy the way Kawajiri used to warp things. Only 10 volumes? That's doable. I got side tracked and never got past volume 2...maybe I should get back into it.
 
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I came across the first two Hakaijuu mangas a couple years back. It was auto recommended to me after reading a couple other obscure titles on Kindle. Genuinely got creepy the way Kawajiri used to warp things. Only 10 volumes? That's doable. I got side tracked and never got past volume 2...maybe I should get back into it.

Wait, you came across physical copies of Hakaijuu? Were they in English? Damn, I wished I got into this sooner but no one was talking about it. Hell, it's still relatively an unknown title compared to some of the other stuff I owned. And oh it's 21 volumes. It does kinda sucks reading using kindle on PC, the pages are too small.
 
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Wait, you came across physical copies of Hakaijuu? Were they in English? Damn, I wished I got into this sooner but no one was talking about it. Hell, it's still relatively an unknown title compared to some of the other stuff I owned. And oh it's 21 volumes. It does kinda sucks reading using kindle on PC, the pages are too small.
No physical copies, only in the Kindle store for my Kindle Fire. I'm okay with it on Kindle as my physical mangas were too expensive to import when I moved in 2016. I'm not sure that it would get a physical printing unless it can make it's way to a Western publisher. I think Kindle has the rights to it right now. Not looking for a spoiler necessary but is the guy actually seeing all that crazy crap going around him or is it in his head? That's something I could never figure out.
 

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No physical copies, only in the Kindle store for my Kindle Fire. I'm okay with it on Kindle as my physical mangas were too expensive to import when I moved in 2016. I'm not sure that it would get a physical printing unless it can make it's way to a Western publisher. I think Kindle has the rights to it right now. Not looking for a spoiler necessary but is the guy actually seeing all that crazy crap going around him or is it in his head? That's something I could never figure out.
Oh damn ok. Yeah I think there are physicals only in Spanish and Japanese. And so suffice to say it's real.
 
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