This is supposed to be a monthly post. I had written my top-5 post earlier this month, it was about Men to Drool On…however, because the timing is so perfect to make another Top-5 list, I’m willing to bend my own rules. This month, I’m having 2 top-5 list 🙂
Why am I making another Top-5 list? You all can blame Tanabata for this 😉 her Hello Japan! Mini Challenge forces us to write about Manga. I have written my first experience in encountering Manga and I think to make that post perfect, I need to write my most favorite Manga of all time.
I’m going to write this from number 1 to number 5.
I know for sure that my number 1 Manga WILL NEVER change, I can not be so sure about my number 2, 3, 4, and 5 Manga…they might change one day.
So…here we goes!
#1 One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
Do I need to say something about this Manga? Hahaha I already make it so clear – crystal clear – of how I feel about this Manga. The fact that Onepiece has its own category in this blog also shows how I feel about this Manga. I can not say it better than I have said it before, therefore, I’m only going to quote my old post here:
Onepiece is the complete guidance on the power of determination and perseverance, the will to survive and relive dreams, the strongest bound amongst friends, and the joy of adventures. So much positive vibes can easily find in this manga…it is more than just a fun laughing kick-ass manga…it’s an inspiration to live life to the fullest. Looking beyond all of the fighting scene from this comic and you will see incredible quotes.
I want this Manga to continue forever because Oda-sensei has not turned this Manga into something boring, he made it even more interesting and more intriguing. I re-read this Manga EVERY YEAR, no matter how much books in my TBR list, I still find time to re-read all Onepiece volumes …it’s not only fast-read or just looking at the picture, I read all of the sentences as if it was my 1st time reading it.
Actually, I want to give number 1, 2 and 3 to Onepiece…but that wouldn’t be fair 😉
#2 Deathnote, story by Ooba Tsugumi and Manga by Obata Takeshi
Deathnote was bought simply by hunch, I love the cover so much and back cover summary also raised my curiosity. I bought the third volume because at that time the 1st and 2nd were out of copy. From the fist time I laid my eyes on it, I knew that this is gonna be one hell of a Manga…and I’m glad I was right 🙂
I fell in love with Kira and Ryuku instantly. Unfortunately, the story becomes boring after L died. I’m going to give full review of this Manga somewhere this year. I’ve made one review in Bahasa. I’ll write the English review somewhere this year.
#3 Wanihiko series by Chie Watari
Chie Watari is what I call as Stephen King in Manga World because she is always writing/drawing horror Manga, mostly 1 volume Manga. However, she wrote about 4 volumes of Wanihiko, a man who has an ability to see ghost and exorcise it. All Mangas by Chie Watari are very interesting, but every time she includes Wanihiko in her story, the story becomes more interesting. I’m currently re-reading her works and I will review each Manga after I finish rereading them.
#4 Rankudai Ninja Rantaro bySoubei Amako
This is a very very very funny Manga with a lot of plesetan (I have no idea what this mean in English!!). You can read more about Ninja Rantaro here.
Last but Not least is….
#5 Get Bakers by Kamijo Akimine
Although I didn’t read this Manga till its last volume, but it gives strong impression on me. The story is unusual and the drawing is great. He didn’t leave any empty space. Amano Ginji and Mido Ban are a hire get-backers (that is how they call their profession, people who are willing to return things that has been taken from their client). Ginji can create lighting while Ban can manipulate people’s mind. My favorite character is not from those 2 main characters, my favorite character in this Manga is Akabane Kurudou (the one with the hat), very cool and cruel.
You can see that my Top 5 doesn’t include Shojo Manga because I find Shonen Manga more interesting than Shojo Manga. However, I wish I can put Manga by Kyoko Hikawa in this list. She is my favorite ShoujoMangaka.
Now, I want you to share me your top 5 Manga…and remember, don’t mock on other people’s list because everyone has different preference.