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The Guardian has an article on their top 10 manga for teens. What do you think of their list?

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/feb/03/manga-top-ten-teens
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shit/10 and so were the recommendations
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>The Guardian
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That list isn't bad for teens, the only thing I don't understand is why One Piece isn't on it
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>2. Naruto
Stopped reading
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>>101470308
>top 10 manga for teens
>8. Ghost in the Shell

Huh.
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>>101470838

It would do their brains a lot better than countless shonen.
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>>101470308
I can understand why Naruto is there, but it also contributes to making this list very inconsistent. They should certainly permute it with One Piece or SnK.

If you want to keep it shonenshit, at least pick the best it has to offer. And just don't judge by mere popularity.
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>naruto, dragon ball and bleach are in it
>no one piece
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It's alright. I'm reading FMA right now and it's decent, really doesn't deserve the praise or hype.
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>>101472180
>implying one piece is any better
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I don't really get this list they talk about how manga draws in more female readers but then they only recommend shouen manga. Also
>no berserk
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>TFW no Prince of Tennis
>No Yugioh
>No Slam Dunk
>No Eyeshield 21
>No 4-koma manga.

Like, really? The mighty atom? It's a classic, but that shit doesn't age well.
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>>101470308
Yeah, those probably are the top ten most popular.

>>101470628
Insufficient edge.
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>>101472260
>I'm reading FMA right now
You haven't read it already?

>really doesn't deserve the praise or hype
It's a really good beginner's manga/anime. At the very least, it's better than the big 3 stuff.
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>Dragon Ball that low
>No Rurouni Kenshin

Step it up britland.
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>>101472646

Just because it didn't age well, doesn't mean that people won't find it interesting.
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>>101470308
>Doesn't even list the most popular and highest selling manga series of all time.
Holy shit that's a crap list.
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>>101472744
>Yeah, those probably are the top ten most popular.
Then why no One Piece?
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>>101474102
Because English teens don't read it.
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>>101470308
It's stupid. The fact that they put Astro Boy in it only cements it as a stupid list made by somebody who probably hasn't read more than 50 different Manga in his life
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>Astro Boy
>teens
Today's teens are too edgy to enjoy Astro Boy.
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>>101475008
Please anon. Just write the word classic in the wikipedia article and thousands of pretentious fucktwats will pick it up and start criticizing you for your pleb knowledge and lack of manga culture.
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>children's books
>Akira
lol wut
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>>101470308
I'm not sure Akira is appropriate for teenagers
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Is The Guardian the paper of record in The Soviet Islamic Republic of BONGistan
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>>101475488
>>101475537
This. What the hell is Akira doing on there?
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>>101476400
It's an attempt to educate plebs.
also,
>being surprised entry-level anime is being recommended
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>>101476400
>>101475537
>>101475488
Since when was Akira not something enjoyed by teens? Does the word not mean what I think it does?
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>>101476510
The section is called "children's books". In a children's books section I would understand they refer to 12-17yo kids when they say "teens".
I liked Akira when I was a kid, but I don't think it's what parents would like their children to watch since it contains drug abuse, violence, gore and rape.
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I remember glancing at Akira at a library when I was a kid. My mom was disgusted by the violence on the cover.
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The article talks about the original Astro Boy but has a picture of the remake by Akira Himekawa.
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>>101476754
There's no violence on the cover. But your mom would probably be disgusted at the guy being shot to bits of flesh and the clown being hit on the face with an iron bar at the beginning
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>>101477012
It was a Finnish release of the manga in the nineties.
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>>101477119
Or maybe it was in the early 2000s, I can't remember.

sage
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>>101476662
what kind of christian family did you have?
Ever watched spriggan?
It's a kids movie.
The MC is a child soldier who killed his entire unit of other child soldiers because he thought some civilians he had killed were his parents.
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>>101477166
Oh, ok.

>>101477210
I first watched Akira when I was 10 and my parents have never really cared about my tastes (I've always liked violent movies). But that's a list of anime and manga recommended for children to their parents. And I assure you most parents wouldn't like their 12yo sons to watch something remotely as explicit as Akira. Hell, I even heard in USA they censor shit like blood on anime sometimes (in my country we don't have this kind of censorship).
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>Blue Exorcist
>Black Butler
>Death Note
will I have to kill a nigger
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At the very least FMA is number one on this list. So they're not doing too much damage.
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>>101475537
It used to be, back in the day.
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Isn't that the journal for Brit socialists?

Economist here. Every time I see something in the Guardian, it is about how economists should read more Marx or why we are evil for not being more to the left.
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Wow, it's like they made a top ten manga for for filthy casuals. Filthy filthy casuals
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>>101478104
Why would you make a recommendation list for people who aren't casuals?
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>>101478027
Not being a leftist is ok if you are rich. If you are poor isn't evil, it's just retarded.
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>>101478174
Doesn't make it any more pleasing to look at.
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>>101478255
I don't want to turn this into a political discussion, but that's a very simplistic way of seeing things.
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>>101478346
Well, it's not like capitalism was created to help the poor.
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>>101478174
>>101478343
And you don't recommend series with 2131231232323 chapters or they'll stay casual.
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>>101470308
>One Piece is another well-known and very popular manga. It's very imiginative and, in my opinion, better than the two other 'popular manga' which were in your list, Bleach and Naruto

Shots fired.

>Another 'great' absent in the list is Rurouni Kenshin. I enjoyed its anime-form "Samurai X" very much and the manga is even better.

Samurai X, hah.
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>>101477866
Death Note is good though. I'm serious. It's a realistic look at what could happen to a person's mind when you give them God-like powers.
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>>101470308
>Dragonball
>This series eventually became Dragonball Z
Haha, oh wow.

Also, why is GITS there? It's not really for teens.
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>>101478798
anime is for kids tho amirite!!1!1
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sigh



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