My first manga was the Dragon Ball, and since then I have been very fond of this medium.
I think it is an very intricate, rich yet difficult way to tell stories.
Though not very successful, I tried to create my own manga during middle school days.
I usually choose manga based on both artistic styles and stories. It is sometimes very interesting to
read long manga series and see how the artist's drawing techniques or understanding of his/her own characters
evolves over time. Here are some mangas that I love.
- Dragon Ball (龙珠): The classic by Akira Toriyama.
I have been reading it since middle school days. My copy had a few pages missing at the end of the last volume,
so for a long time I thought it was an open ending.
- The Ravages of Time (火凤燎原): A manga series by Hong Kong comic artist Chan Mou.
A fascinating reinterpretation of the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history.
- Bakuman (爆漫王): A manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
A very interesting manga depicting the life of Manga artists. The artistic style is also very beautiful
- 3x3 Eyes (三只眼): A manga by Yuzo Takada. I liked the artistic styles, the imaginative stories
and the development of the characters.
- Ruler of the Land (热血江湖): A manga by Korean artists Jae Hyun Yang Geuk-jin Jeon.
I'm a big fan of Wuxia (武侠). Unfortunately there are not many wuxia-related manga that matches my taste.
I started reading it in middle school, and since they are still slowly updating it today (2021), this is
the manga that I have been following for the longest time.
- Ranma ½ (乱马 ½): A classic by Rumiko Takahashi, and a perfect combination of comedy and martial arts.
Takahashi is truly a master. I feel no matter how many times I revisit this manga, I will find new
details on a corner of some page that will make me laugh.