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Manga for teenage boys

Postby mps » Wed 12.26.2007 12:22 pm

I would like to get some Manga as a gift for my 14 year old stepson. He doesn't know Japanese or manga, so I'd be looking for some good choices to start with (in English of course). Any suggestions?


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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby richvh » Wed 12.26.2007 1:08 pm

Do you have any idea of his taste in reading material? There are lots of shonen manga (i.e., manga published in magazines aimed at teenage boys.)

Inuyasha - fantasy based very loosely in Japan's warring states period.
Naruto - competing ninja villages. Also fantasy.
One Piece - pirates competing to find a legendary treasure.

There are lots more.
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby Hatori » Wed 12.26.2007 2:21 pm

Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin... Initial D, Saiyuki, Neon Genesis Evangelion, possibly Excel Saga, Elfen Lied.
That's all I can think of that has something a guy would be interested in. I read girls stuff a little too much...
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby Chris Hart » Wed 12.26.2007 4:04 pm

Negima!: Magister Negi Magi - a story about a 10 year old Welsh magician who becomes a junior high teacher
Love Hina - a story about a guy who becomes the manager of a girls dorm while studying for college
A.I. Love You

Also, with the exception of A.I. Love You, these are available as an anime as well.
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby Kurasho » Thu 12.27.2007 9:53 am

Full Metal Alchemist - A story of two alchemist brothers in their search for the "Philosopher's Stone" (Award winning)
Case Closed - A 16 year old detective who gets shrunk into a 10 year old by a mysterious organization
Death Note - A bored super intelligent 17 year old finds a deadly notebook and uses it to kill criminals (Japanese but meh )
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby seiryuu » Thu 12.27.2007 9:48 pm

In addition to what everyone else said, you could try <highlight here> Naruto
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby nabilahforever » Thu 12.27.2007 11:34 pm

I think ONE PIECE is the right choice for the teenage boys. The story is cool and i like pirates. Just try it.:D
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby alx123 » Fri 12.28.2007 1:34 am

This are mangas I think a 14 yearls old would like. I am 13 and this are some i like:

Naruto, Detective Conan, Death note, Bleach,Elfen lied, Hellsing
One piece , Evangelion , Prince of tennis
Claymore , School rumble,
Fairy tale , Yakitate!! Japan
Full metal Alchimest , Eyeshield21
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby mps » Wed 01.02.2008 2:52 pm

I went with Bleach. I'll post back on whether it was a success.
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby rasengan » Wed 01.02.2008 9:51 pm

i think naruto, bobobo bobobobo(random, but funny), and one piece
I love Naruto and Pokemon!
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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Postby oxymoronism » Fri 01.18.2008 8:53 pm

Death note
one piece

you know what everyone else mentoned
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