Joined: 20-September 09
Member No.: 71,165
Fullmetal Alchemist all the way. It's basically also the first manga-series I've ever read. The anime was cool, but the manga is simply a thousand times better (story and art are simply top-notch). And while I'm at it I have to add Black Lagoon as another favourite of mine ,(also published by Vizmedia) art and story by Rei Hiroe. It's extremely violent (and contains deliciously a lot of profanity...yummy). Art and story are also top notch. Usually I stay away from popular stuff (wich you have to admit FMA is), but somehow I couldn't resist and gave it a try. I'm usually more into niche-stuff (like Gunsmith Cats from Dark Horse manga).
Joined: 16-October 09
Member No.: 71,525
of course, I love the first manga I have read.... it is titled : Cherry Juice the story goes on with two lovers, they are siblings but not related in blood .... for me, the moral lesson of that story is ....
Joined: 21-October 09
From: Somewhere in the globe
Member No.: 71,582
[font="Palatino Linotype"][/font] Well,, It is very hard to choose, I love Card Captor, Hunter X, Inuyasha, Death Note, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Ponyo , Cherry JUice, Fruits Basket, Chibi Vampire, even Dragon Ball and Pokemon. Anyways I really LOVE FMA, it taught me a very valuable lesson,
well, you can never correct or reverse the mistakes that you already made.
Well, I also loved Yamato Nadeshiko and Black Blood, (Seems that i forgotten it)
Joined: 1-November 09
From: New Jersey
Member No.: 71,737
Right there with Fullmetal Alchemist, is Maison Ikkoku. Being a seinen romantic comedy set in 1980s Japan it might seem as opposite as FMA as you can get, but it has a couple of big things in common with it- well written, well developed, and often tragic characters who develop wonderfully throughout the series. And it's drawn by a successful female mangaka (Rumiko Takahashi) with a real knack for illustrating characters drawn with a sense of emotional honesty. The feelings of the characters emanate from the drawings, no matter how subtle. Like Arakawa, she's not the best illustrator, but really uses her art to tell the story as dramatically and emotionally as possible.
It also has the most AMAZING ending ever written for any manga I've ever read. Like I'm feeling it with FMA now, everything in those last 30 chapters or so was just falling perfectly into place.
Joined: 8-January 05
From: California, USA
Member No.: 5,257
Out of those choices, Fruits Basket. Loved the variety of characters and I really liked how to turned out to be pretty deep and psychological. Besides Fruits Basket and Fullmetal Alchemist being my favorite mangas though, my last but not least favorite manga is Rurouni Kenshin!