Joined: 6-December 04
Member No.: 3,343
I started reading manga off the Internet about a year ago...winter break, I think it was. I had a lot of time then. I came across a scanlation site for short manga stories, and I started reading those. I liked the artwork, and I was amazed at how easily the story was conveyed through dialogue, short explanations, and the actual images. At first I was a little wary of the ongoing series--would I have time to read them? But I couldn't say no to Naruto and Bleach.
Nowadays, I use manga to supplement anime. There's so much more detail in the manga sometimes. And as others have mentioned, the stories, in some cases, are different.
Joined: 11-August 05
Member No.: 19,705
i forget how i learned about it i think i might have played Fullmetal Alchemist:and the broken angel and their might have had a advertisment and when i became an Edo/Fullmetal Alchemist otaku i wanted everything todo with FMA and so thus i looked into it at my fave bookstore i.e Border!!!!!!!!! man i love that store
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Joined: 31-August 05
From: Wherever there is a good book...
Member No.: 21,583
Actually, I never heard of manga until I saw it with my own two eyes. Saturday morning/ extremely dubbed kid anime, yes, I mean who HASN'T heard of either DBZ, Sailor Moon, Card Captor Sakura, Pokemon, or Yu-Gi-Oh? But with manga, a few years ago, I was lookin' through the young adult book section and I see it. Well, I see Sailor Moon. And I used to LOVE Sailor Moon so I'm like "I KNOW THAT!!!" Sadly it was the 2nd edition but I got it anyway, despite my worried-ness about the price. And after my SM craze, I got into all these other titles and authors and that brings me to where I am today, I guess. Yeah Manga!!!
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it all started with Inuysha. For my tenth birthday, I got Inuyasha manga volume 1 and 2. Then, since I L-O-V-E cats, my mom thought I would like Tokyo Mew Mew. And now I'm up to forty-something in manga with 8 collections.
Joined: 16-June 05
Member No.: 15,439
I first started watching the anime.But I wanted to read the manga so I went to the store and got some.But then I saw all the other kinds they have.So now I am reading stuff I have never seen on tv befor.
Joined: 31-October 05
Member No.: 25,207
I just started watching Naruto and I got to the part where he thought Haku killed Sasuke and then that was all of the anime that was out at the time not wanting to wait I looked for the manga and I've been into Manga since
Joined: 8-October 05
Member No.: 23,530
I saw a friend reading it, and being naturally nosy and curious, I asked to read it. It was volume one of Fruits Basket. I loved it right away, and started to buy my own. Now I have 10 volumes, soon to be 11.
Joined: 22-April 06
From: A deepening abbyss...
Member No.: 35,001
I started watching Sailor moon and Pokemon when I was a kid, and then I moved to a new school district where I met a bunch of girls who also liked anime and manga, and they introduced me to some of the manga I like. I also go to the bookstore to see what types of manga I can try out next.
Joined: 8-March 06
From: Safe in my room and online... BOO! J/k, I'm behind you!
Member No.: 32,480
Well... I've always watched anime about as long as I can remember... I just didn't know that it was anime. What got me into manga were my friends. I saw them reading it and noticed that it looked a lot like anime (by this time in my life, I knew what it was) so they let me borrow it and I've been hooked since
Joined: 15-March 06
Member No.: 32,978
What go me in to manga was shonen jump. I never heard of manga until my friend older sister so me and let me borrow her book. Now everytime we get a new manga we switch off books to read every week.
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Joined: 17-April 06
Member No.: 34,820
Gender: Not Telling
My first manga was Gundam Wing: Episode Zero. I never knew what manga was until even after I bought some more GW graphic novels. They were translated from their original Japanese and given a Western Left to Right format. You must understand this was years ago. One day, I picked up an art book by an American cartoonist by the name of Christopher Hart, who had an entire series of How-To-Draw Japanese Manga books. It was then that I discovered the world of Manga. The first time I encountered the Right to Left Eastern Format was a few years ago when I picked up a copy of Shonen Jump #2. I became obsessed with Manga from that point on, collecting every issue of the Magazine, picking and choosing favorites to follow, and going out of my way to search every bookstore within reach for Manga that catches my interest.
To me, I am very much attracted by the superior art found in Manga and Anime, compared to American Cartoons and Comics. As I grew up, I began to admire these Mediums more for their content. I find that the best Anime and Manga out there can be found through extensive research.
Joined: 9-March 06
Member No.: 32,549
I'll be honest...Shonen Jump and Yu-Gi-Oh! vol. 1 were my first manga and the reason I picked them up was because they had Yugi on the front ^.^;;. Now, my horizons are much wider and I like to read whatever sounds interesting!