View topic - Manga for adult learner?
Caveat: I'm a late-20s female and I am not really into teen drama manga, sci-fi or fantasy. Can anyone recommend something that would suit me?
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That said, it will probably still be a little difficult for someone who's only studied for a couple months to break into, if only because, like most manga, it is filled with colloquial pronunciations.
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You have to be careful though, as the older books do not have furigana, although all the modern ones do.
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I read many issues from the "Ranma 1/2" series while I did my study abroad here. It is light-hearted humor, and like many of the other recommendations here, includes common, everday expressions and furigana. It managed to keep my interest where most (about 99% of all other) manga couldn't.
I found Doraemon to be interesting, but a little on the childish side to keep my interest long-term.
"Crayon-shin-chan" tends to be more of a comic strip than a full-blown, story driven manga. I also can't remember if it has furigana or not. But man, that stuff is funny as hell. I still try and catch Shin-chan on TV when I can. He's like a perverted version of Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes."
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