I’m looking for recommendations of mangas that are slice of life, school, and/or even just modern day (aka living in our times with cell phones and computers, and pretty ordinary, although touches of fantasy/sf would be okay like Death Note). Preferably already finished ones (if they have a story line so a finite number of volumes) or something that is coming out right now (so I can easily pick it up in any bookstore). (I’m more into shoujo manga than shonen. Handsome guys always a big plus. )
I already have some of the mangas from the book clubs, but was thinking of maybe picking up something to read by myself. I hope you guys have lots of recommendations because I’m so out of the loop on manga that I don’t even know where to start looking.
I went with the anime first and to my surprise it felt real, which I greatly apretiated since I was having trouble finding something actually engaging. The plot is amusing in the sense that the story is mundane, real problems, like real people, no need to add anything else than life itself and still comes SO good. … the music is a big plus too. I’m still humming that piano song they used in the hectic scenes. And by the way the artwork … I was forgetting about those waterpainted animations … … (oh but this of course is the anime… )
In any case the target audience are adults, even though the little girl on the cover can give the impression that maybe could end up resembling Yotsuba in the plot, is nothing like that. Actually I would like to find more manga like this one. Does anyone know of any other one among this lines??
I’d recommend Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san. It’s a middle school “yet to admit” couple that spend their time trying to tease one another. The one that blushes first, loses. The girl always wins. It’s very very cute, and I got a couple of laughs out of some teasings.
The cool thing is that there’s no need to wonder if they’ll end up being a couple. The author made Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san which shows us a world where they’re married and have a daughter together.