Manga for teenage boys

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Manga for teenage boys

Post by 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?

Thanks,

Mike

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RE: Manga for teenage boys

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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
Chobits
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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by oxymoronism » Fri 01.18.2008 8:53 pm

Death note
one piece
inuyasha

you know what everyone else mentoned

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