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Unread 07-25-2003, 02:15 AM   #1
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What Series first got you into Manga?

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?
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Unread 07-25-2003, 02:19 AM   #2
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 04:00 AM   #3
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Cardcaptor Sakura. I was amazed by the beautiful artwork.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 04:03 AM   #4
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hmm I think Sailor moon got the ball rolling but Oh My Goddess and video Girl Ai REALLY got me big on it! XD
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Unread 07-25-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 12:53 PM   #6
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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).
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Unread 07-25-2003, 01:01 PM   #7
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Erm.. Pokemon? *is killed* Hey, I thought it was really cool when I was younger..
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Unread 07-25-2003, 01:39 PM   #8
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 04:06 PM   #9
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Sailormoon got me started but then the Rurouni Kenshin manga floored me.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 05:05 PM   #10
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 05:23 PM   #11
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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... ^^
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Unread 07-25-2003, 05:39 PM   #12
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 07:11 PM   #13
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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
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Unread 07-25-2003, 07:49 PM   #14
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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.
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Unread 07-25-2003, 08:52 PM   #15
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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....
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