View Full Version : What Series first got you into Manga?

07-25-2003, 01:15 AM
Well I just recently got hooked on Manga. The series that did it for me was Ragnarok. Great art, cool characters, good action sequences and a complex storyline. I love it.

I was just wondering what series first got everyone else into Manga?

07-25-2003, 01:19 AM
A few years ago when they Viz first published it, Nausicaa got me hooked. Mai the Psychic Girl came second but I never really pursued the series after the first two volumes.

07-25-2003, 03:00 AM
Cardcaptor Sakura. I was amazed by the beautiful artwork.

07-25-2003, 03:03 AM
hmm I think Sailor moon got the ball rolling but Oh My Goddess and video Girl Ai REALLY got me big on it! XD

07-25-2003, 11:30 AM
I remember reading all the translations for Sailor Moon and Rayearth back when I was in 4th or 5th grade (I'm going into 12th in fall!) so as soon as they came out here, I was totally hooked on them and others soon followed.

07-25-2003, 11:53 AM
Back in the days when I used to read English-translated manga, the first series I read was Sailor Moon. ^_^ I rememeber seeing Sailor Moon S #2 at a book store, and I picked it up and thought, "Wow, cool artwork". (I think this was back in early 2000). So from then on, I collected the series, then went onto Magic Knight Rayearth (which got my into Clamp big-time). I gradually began learning Japanese, so I eventually sold all my English-translated manga a year back, and now I get the original Japanese manga. But yes, thanks to Sailor Moon, I got into manga. (One of these days I'll collect the Japanese SM manga).

07-25-2003, 12:01 PM
Erm.. Pokemon? *is killed* Hey, I thought it was really cool when I was younger..

07-25-2003, 12:39 PM
Mai the Psychic Girl was one of the first ones to really interest me. Read some before that, but it was sporactic with whatever I could find in the bargin bin.

07-25-2003, 03:06 PM
Sailormoon got me started but then the Rurouni Kenshin manga floored me.

07-25-2003, 04:05 PM
What really got me into being the manga addict that I am now was Peach Girl, and SMILE. I got the first Peach Girl book the same time I got my first SMILE issue.

07-25-2003, 04:23 PM
Sailor moon got me to know what manga actually was... but Mars totally blew me away. I hadn't read manga in a very long time and when I saw racks of it at a comic store in Harvard Square I was hooked. Then parakiss came and I was totally hooked... ^^

07-25-2003, 04:39 PM
Like anime...Sailormoon. I was in 6th grade and my parents prohibited me from buying it mainly 'cause it was in Japanese.

When I finally convinced them that I would eventually take Japanese (count nearly seven years later...) and I also wanted to get ideas for my artwork (at the time I loved to draw). So, did the Sailormoon thing for a while...

And then I got my hands on some other titles like Ranma and Maison Ikoku (sic?)...but didn't eventually get hooked on manga 'til last year when Tokyo Pop started released a plenty titles.

07-25-2003, 06:11 PM
hhmm..for me it Ranma 1/2 and Appleseed....then it slowly snowballed from there. Same thing with sailor moon, as soon as I saw the anime, I had to get the manga, even if it was in japanese..which I did along with Eva and Utena lol

Lady Hikari
07-25-2003, 06:49 PM
I'd got to say it was Fushigi Yugi. When it was first released, some years back, a friend decided to lend me vol. 1. So I read it and got hooked. I went out and bought the first volume and every volume afterwards on its release date. ^_^; The guys at the bookstore thought I was crazy, spending $15 on a "lil' comic book". Well anywho, after Fushigi Yugi was Inuyasha, Video Girl AI, Gundam, etc. Its only been a couple of years since I've started reading anime and my room now looks like a shrine to Kaori Yuki and Yu Watase.

07-25-2003, 07:52 PM
For me it was Mai the Psychic Girl too!! Wow, there sure are a lot of people who got hooked with Mai. And here I thought it was a rather obscure little series....

07-26-2003, 09:12 PM
Love, Hina def got me into manga...my friend lent it to me..then I started the MARS series, and wow, the story, I fell in love with Rei and Kira. Great stuff

07-27-2003, 03:36 AM
i think X1999 got me into manga. before when the movie came out i loved it but it seemed like it was too quick so i wanted to know more about the story so my friend suggest try manga!

07-27-2003, 03:35 PM
Kare Kano, definitely. I still love it very much. When I first read it, the emotions and personalities of the characters just floored me. Even now that's what I look for first when I'm reading manga. ^_^

07-27-2003, 04:34 PM
I think it was Fushigi Yuugi that got me into manga. Either that or vol 1 of Gundam Wing that my cousin gave me for Christmas.

07-27-2003, 06:00 PM
Yea. I think at AFO2 they gave out an issue of SMILE. I remember. I was going to get that. Yea, I read Peach Girl in there. But the first Manga series I got was Planet Ladder. Not that much ppl know about it

07-28-2003, 02:17 AM
I can't remember if I got into manga by buying the Japanese books from Japantown when I was into Sailormoon... or if it was when MixxZine was first released. o_O; Meh.

07-28-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by Tutu
Kare Kano, definitely. I still love it very much. When I first read it, the emotions and personalities of the characters just floored me. Even now that's what I look for first when I'm reading manga. ^_^

Kare Kano is one of my favorite mangas (and only manga :D). I also enjoyed the anime but they need to bring the second season soon :rolleyes: i wouldnt mind getting more of the Ragnarok manga tho.

07-28-2003, 07:43 PM
it's wonderful
pretty pretty clothes...
nuff said

07-29-2003, 01:18 PM
Mine was definitely the later Ah! My Goddess Mangas. One of my friends gave me a copy of The Fourth Goddess and I was absolutely hooked for life!

(Note: The later mangas were the one to hook me, the early ones are drawn rather badly....)