Post what manga you have recently enjoyed.
Pic related. Akame Ga Kill. Just finished catching up and it's great.
Is that the upcoming edgemaster anime in town?
Probably. It is getting an anime, but the edges will be severely dulled if they produce it for the shonen crowd instead of seinen.
Yes. Though please reign in the buzzwords. It makes you look like a retard.
>thought it was 2hu from the thumbnail
Left: Meiling Youmu Hina and Kanako
Right: ??? Nue ??? Marisa
AkG is a shounen, dumbass.
The character progression, battles and story development are similar to shounen. However the mature theme and grotesque violence are sufficient enough to say that this isn't something that was written for tweens.
You'd better be one of the types that holds strong to their feelings of enjoyment even after a series explodes in popularity and likely shitposting like this will when the anime airs.
Not very many people like this exist. I had an acquaintance that introduced me to Titans back in late 2010 and I had a blast following it, but now he thinks that it is the worst thing ever and completely stopped reading it.
It still is shounen, though.
I build a completely separate view of manga adaptions. I'll rate the manga and anime separately.
Everywhere I go it specifies that it's for a mature audience. That's seinen level.
I consider AgK more of a guilty pleasure than anything especially great, but I'll admit it's probably the manga series I most enjoy at the moment.
you don't look at the softest content to scale to an audience, you look for the most adult like crap you can find and then slap a label on it. the show could be about bunny rabbits, rainbows and love, but if suddenly in the last chapter a tentacle monster appears and rapes a chick out of nowhere it's going to get a mature rating even if it was all kiddy stuff for 99% of the the chapters.
>shounen can't be violent
Is this your first day or something?
Even with all the messed up stuff that happens, it still feels shounen to me. The way it handles all of the corruption, torture, death, etc. feels like a shounen manga.
If it was in a seinen magazine, it would definitely seem childish.
violence can be anything from throwing a shoe at somebody, having a light poll fall on someone, or getting shot.
however, being sliced into numerous pieces, having fingers sliced off, being decapitated and put on a stake, dissection, feeding humans to creatures, slicing off tits and poking out eyes are all GORE. (Extreme) violence warrants mature rating. so does prostitution, slavery, torture/execution, and numerous other adult themes in the manga.
Yeah, I like it well enough.
The tone, over the top characters(both in terms of design and personalities), plotline, powers, type of humour etc all definitely mark it as shonen, but I wouldn't consider that a particularly bad thing.
It's Shonen because it's published in a Shonen magazine. Stop being retarded
i agree it feels shonen, but the most adult natured content/themes prevalent are what makes it for mature audiences, not the vibe it generally gives. there's no way this manga is intended for young kids to read.
the anime will probably be a different story though
Barakamon is probably my favorite series that I'm currently reading. Naru is almost as adorable as Yotsuba.
There's a character in Barakamon who wants to publish her violent manga in a shounen magazine. Pretty sure it's supposed to be a Death Note knockoff.
Akame Ga Kill would be so much better if the villans weren't mostly all psychopaths.
The problem I have is that that the author tries to give you two PoVs. In other words you have the protagonist & their backstories, but you also learn about the motivations of the antagonist.
The only problem is, the antagonist are clearly "broken". Like the chick with the dog who got her arms chopped off early on. Her motivations for hating Night Raid are obvious...
...but it's soooo easy to hate her. Almost too easy, I want to feel some conflict, I want to question what Night Raid is doing as well. But I can't.
The author makes this point about them being murders & sinners, but who can honestly look at it that way. The bad guys do so much horrible shit all you want to do is see them die.
It was easy to hate the dog chick, but I found it incredibly difficult to hate Bors. Bors was committed countless unspeakable horrors, but he was funny, self conscious, well mannered, kind (in a social sense), and a family man. The only time I hated Bors was when I thought he had blown up my favorite character, and then after Bors was assassinated I learned that he didn't even manage to kill her, so I felt incredibly bad for him.
Caught back up with Shut Hell, one of my favorites. Translation was slow for a while, but I can't complain since it wasn't being translated for years until the new translator picked it up
Why is that wolf making out with her?
It's true love, anon.
He's just feeding her some meat.
>cliche evil villain scene
It doesn't have mature themes. It only has mature content. Otherwise AgK is a very immature story with very standard themes. Just look at the very next page ...
>thanks for telling us he's rotten
>would have never guessed
>what a great insightful internal monologue
Cliches after cliches. Don't forget, it's also a battle shounen. So single-minded protag. Sorry, suffering isn't character development.
>there's no way this manga is intended for young kids to read.
It' runs in a fucking magazine for kids. Get this through your thick skulls, Akamefags. You can post the word "suffering" in all caps as many times on /a/ as you want, but it doesn't change the fact that its intended audience is kids.
>implying we don't realize that
There is always that one person in every shounen manga fandom grasping at straws, refusing to believe what he enjoys is classified as shounen. I blame Narutards for making shounen something akin to an insulting curseword around here.
It's decent, but sometimes I feel like the author is just trying too hard. And god damn the colored pages are awful, I almost gouged my eyes out when I found out some of the haircolors.
>author of Barakamon
>author of Death Note
>yfw they're the same
>And god damn the colored pages are awful, I almost gouged my eyes out when I found out some of the haircolors
My thoughts while reading Akame ga Kill. Just looking at Mein or Leone colored hurts my eyes.
im stoping read good manga because stupid people watch it now and they are cool.
im that cool dude !! watched it before it was cool too btw, then droped it !!