As you can see, this is an Anime & Manga related thread, and I wanted to use it as a general thread for everything that has to do with Anime & Manga itself.
This is no platform for posting how crappy, gay or whatever Mangas and Animes are!
Still, there have to be rules, so there is no chaos:
2. To Flamers: Discussions are good, but no bullshit. Everyone who thinks he has to keep stressing is being reported or gets (even worse) chased by ThE_MarD
3. Pictures are always good, BUT: For pictures:
- NO GORE (extreme violence)
- NO TENTACLE (women who are being sexually harrased by tentacles)
- NO LOLICON (child porn)
You can even post (your) Cosplay pictures here, because that is straight related to Anime and Manga!
No bra is not okay. Everything is okay as long as you see no meow-meow and nipples.
If you are not sure with posting something, then better ask before you do it.
4. Have fun.
For anyone who did not have the chance to watch Anime or read Manga yet, here is a little introduction and FAQ, presented by wikipedia.org:
Q: I have a question.
A: Sure, that's good. If anyone here has a question, and it's generally asked or interesting, I will update the FAQ.
Q: What is Lolicon?
A: Lolicon [...] means manga-style sexual artwork involving childlike characters. Click here to read a detailed explanation.
Again: We don't want this stuff here, so don't even dare posting that!
Q: What is the best Manga/Anime?
A: An interesting question, but I'm afraid that there is no answer
You will have to find out what your tastes are. The Manga- and Anime Community is growing day by day, and there are "comics" for every kind of tastes. Comedy, Action, Thriller, almost the same choice like in the cinema. Ask other members if they can advise something.
Q: Why the hell are most Manga turned around?
A: Well, that is because most Manga are being written and drawed in Japan. In Japan, you read from the upper right, to bottom left side.
It just takes too much time to flip the pages and pictures, so many companies decided to leave it like that when they are being published.
Q: I fucking can't read Manga, because I never read the other way around. What shall I do?
A: Practice I thought "screw that" at the beginning, too, but it's really easy after you read a few times.
Q: Where can I download free Manga and Anime?
A: I seriously can't and won't tell you that. Even if I knew, I would not. Why? Because Anime and Manga are copyrighted, too.
That means: If you download them off the Internet like you might do your Music and Videos, you might get chased, too. And it's illegal.
The good news is that there are many sited who publish "Doujin". These are fanmade Manga, and sometimes even Anime.
These are completely free on most sites are pretty interesting, too. Here is a good example:
http://www.megatokyo.com/ (from gamers, for gamers)
[€DIT]: Another good example is Crunchyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com/
You can sign up and watch Anime like on youtube for free, because it's Fansubbed. A must-have for every Otaku
Q: What is AMV? I see links for that on youtube all the time!
A: AMV stands for Anime Music Video, and is basically a track with a video of many clips from a or many animes.
A very good Example can be found on this link here.
Okay, enough talking around the topic. Let's start!
The Manga I personally own:
- Love Hina (1-14) (Comedy / Love)
- Manga Love Story (1-2) (For Sexn00bs with Comedy. Was a present )
- GTO (1-13) (Comedy)
Anime I watch(ed):
- Cowboy Bebop (watching it again) (Comedy / Action about Bountyhunters in the future)
- Lupin III (Comedy / Action about a thief and his friends)
- Goldenboy (Comedy / Soft Erotic about a guy who wants to do it, with funny turns of tides )
My picture for the opening of the thread: