Joined: 30-August 09
Member No.: 70,852
I started reading manga when i got bored of anime and wanted to find something new or more detailed. I started reading it when i finished waching latest anime episodes. That's the good way to get forth on some animes.
Joined: 10-May 09
Member No.: 68,646
I picked it up when I first got into manga/anime and my friend convinced me to watch Inuyasha...I got impatient with the anime and decided to just read it instead because I could go through the series faster XD
Joined: 10-June 09
Member No.: 69,408
mm long story XD i was allways attracted to the art style from been little without havin any idea about what it was or where it was from, i allways watched the kids anime when i was little cause i just loved the style, as i got older i grew out of the kids anime mostly, but that didnt change the fact id allways been a rabid gamer from been like 4, and that obssesion simply continued. During the lead up to the release of legend of zelda twilight princess, i found a girl on the net who also loved zelda and anime and manga, and she recomended some anime to me and i found a new love for it again, and understood it wasnt just for children at all, i finally got around to readin manga about half a year later after i finished watching the fruits basket anime to be greeted with a crappy ending
Joined: 10-May 09
Member No.: 68,640
Hm, I think I started reading manga after I finished watching Tokyo Mew Mew (don't laugh). I wanted to see the manga counterpart, and naturally I liked it better. Then I started reading more and more series until I found FMA, and it will eternally be my favorite
Joined: 10-February 05
Member No.: 7,450
Gender: Not Telling
I started reading manga because there is anime on TV ever since I have access to a TV (read: age 1). 8D Parents back then usually buy us manga such as Doraemon, which is quite educational, and then we start to expand our manga interest to other genres.
*June 11, 2013 - New Doujinshis Added* Hi, I got a bunch of FMA merchandises (keychains, pencil boards, cards, figurines, book in figure red...etc) for sale at my LJ. Please visit my sale post here if interested! Thanks ^_^
Joined: 1-October 09
Member No.: 71,304
I got into reading Manga from Dragonball (Z, specifically). I knew there was a comic (didn't know what the word "Manga" was, I was seven. XD) so I went to the book store and bought volume 1 of the DBZ arc of Dragonball. After that, I bought a Shonen Jump one day and just took off. Oh, and then I found OneManga. XD
Joined: 17-November 09
From: Somewhere in the known Universe :D
Member No.: 71,921
I started reading manga because of the anime Death Note, I'd seen the anime and my friend had read the manga and she told me it was good so I went on the internet and looked it up and after one chapter I couldn't stop reading manga, and it also made me want to watch more anime.
Joined: 10-February 07
From: Florence, Italy
Member No.: 44,604
I got into it when I was fourteen years old, near the end of freshman year of high school. I had always loved animation, and I watched cartoons so much when I was a kid. However, I found myself getting a bit tired of American cartoons (especially since at that point a lot of the good ones were getting canceled/going off air and lots of crap came about on CN, Nick, etc.).
When my friends introduced me to manga, it was an entirely new medium than what I had seen before. The art was gorgeous and much more realistic than most American cartoons (excluding things like Batman & the comic genre) and the stories were so much more mature and substantial. Also, in a lot of cartoons, characters are very black and white. Good or bad, sweet or nasty, brave or cowardly, funny or dull, etc. Manga had such fleshed out characters with endless depth. Like real humans, they usually can't be placed in just one category. By the time I had been introduced to manga, I had been at the age and point in my life when I wanted something more serious and of thicker material than the cartoons and anime like Hamtaro and Pokemon being shown on TV.
So, to make it short, manga combines wonderful art and visuals with fantastic stories. They are truly deserving of the title "graphic novel."
Thank you, Ms. Arakawa, for sharing this wonderful, enriching story that has affected so many of us!
Joined: 9-October 09
From: United States
Member No.: 71,431
I liked anime way back before I knew it was anime (my favorite childhood movie was Kiki's Delivery Service back when I was about 6 or 7), and then in 3rd grade I saw Spirited Away and fell in love with it too. What got me into manga though happened later, in about 4th grade, because my best friend's brothers were really into it and so their house was like a manga library. She introduced me to Rurouni Kenshin and the Nausicaa manga, and I've been an otaku ever since
FMA was the first anime/manga to turn me into a crazed fangirl, though XD
Joined: 8-January 05
From: California, USA
Member No.: 5,257
When I was young, I started watching anime first, but then when I noticed that there was manga, I was instantly hooked because lot of the series that I loved were just so much more detailed in manga. Nowadays I read manga when I have no school work and I'm not out with friends. It's a good "alone time" activity I guess?