Joined: 15-August 07
Member No.: 49,523
i was up late one nite and caught FMA and Bleach on adult swim...since i can't stay up that late all the time i decided to go to the library and pick up the manga...now i am addicted...in three days i devoured 13 volumes of FMA...waiting to get my hands on the next volume...now i'm reading Death Note and Bleach
Joined: 10-August 07
From: somewhere in central city
Member No.: 49,217
me...hmm...i think it was back when i was in kindergarten i just learned how to read and i read anything that i can read from 123 sesame street books to newspapers. i was so bored with the storybooks until one day i sneak into my big sis's room and i found lots of manga (indonesian) so yeah i steal some of them and one day i was caught and my big sis was soo cross we fight over manga (stupid, isn't it?) until my mom bought me complete collection of doraemon manga (no. 1-50) and then i started to collect on my own and hell yeah it exceeds 500 now (my big sis still beats me. she got like 2000)
Joined: 25-September 07
From: Puerto Rico
Member No.: 51,512
Well, Everything began with the .hack video game. I loved the game so much that I decided to buy the manga. Then in the manga I saw the Sgt. Frog ad inside. I was curious and I decided to buy it... and then, I began to love the anime and manga world. People thought I was crazy because I was old for comics. But, I never cared for what people say, so I keep buying them.
Joined: 17-December 05
Member No.: 27,884
Well, my dad is a long-standing comic book geek, and I grew up reading the likes of Spiderman and Ghost Rider, as well as playing hand-me-down figure and tabletop RPGs. My friend had a collection of Card Captor Sakura gn which we read, but we didn't know it as manga. Then in 6th grade a friend formally introduced me and I was hooked for life.
In short, my dad trying to raise me as a boy made me an otaku! Hooray!
Joined: 4-June 06
Member No.: 36,799
I went to the library looking for the Nausicaa film. They only had the manga so I came home with that instead. Can't say I was all that impressed with it, but the style intrigued me enough to compel me to try something else.
Joined: 20-February 08
From: from the middle of nowhere
Member No.: 56,852
my older brother was a total manga geek.(if he reads that, he'll totally kill me ) anyway, i always borrow books from him, and i ran out of interesting books, so i started to look through naruto. i got totally addicted XD so i kept on reading...and reading...and reading until i got to fma! ask any of my friends, they'll totally say that they're annoyed of my being addicted to fma
you little liar you are God :] by the way, i am a girl no matter what the profile thing on the side says
Joined: 19-February 06
From: Tumblr tbh
Member No.: 31,492
I asked my mom to buy the 16th volume of InuYasha, the first time he got all demon-like, and then I just bought InuYasha ones at r@ndom (i.e. 1, 9, 17-21 and 30), then got FLCL, and then .hack//DUSK. After that came FMA and many more(I.e. Naruto, Blood+ and Death Note).
Joined: 23-December 07
From: Where I can do many things
Member No.: 54,690
My brother and I were total Yu-Gi-Oh! geeks, playing and watching the anime all day. One day, we were at Books-A-Million, and he was trying to finally get out of it, but I wanted to stay in it. I found the first novel, read all of it, and that day where my brother left anime and manga, I began my journey of loving manga!!!!
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Joined: 23-July 07
From: Western U.S.
Member No.: 48,158
In 7th grade, Tokyo Mew Mew was on TV as the HORRIBLE American dub, and I looked it up, and found the manga. I was hooked. (I had loved Sailor Moon as a little kid, but I never knew there was such a thing as manga.)
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Joined: 28-March 06
From: An IKEA box.
Member No.: 33,782
I'm still not entirely sold on manga. I started reading Fullmetal Alchemist a few months (or maybe a year) after I finished watching all the anime, and I found myself hooked on, so that's what pretty much sparked it.. Since then I've read a bit of the Death Note manga, but stopped reading it because I found it repetitive. Occasionally I'll read Black Lagoon, but I have to be in the mood. I've also read some of the manga that they based on Samurai Champloo, and Cowboy Bebop but disliked them because the illustrations were too different from the shows, and didn't have the same vibe or tone. I keep meaning to start reading the Inuyasha series, but it's a little daunting because of the amount out (like 300?). Can someone tell me if it's worth the read? Better or worse than the anime? Anything?
As for friends who read it? I have two sort of casual friends (acquaintances?) who started reading them last year or this year. They'll read pretty much anything, whereas I'm completely fussy and refuse to stray away from FMA (which I'm trying to talk one of them into reading). My best friend knows I read it, but that's about it. I'm slowly turning her into an anime geek, I'm so proud!!