View Full Version : Niichan's Recommendation Thread

June 17, 2011, 12:44 PM
Hello there guys, my name's Naruto-niichan! (For everyone who's curious and may not know me, here's a little info): My real name is Kevin, I'm 20 years old and I have started reading manga at the tender age of 15 :XD
Since 2009, I'm in an apprenticeship for education and will hopefully finish it in 2013.
I've joined MH 2008 but was never that active (at least not at writing), still I was asked if I wanted to help them with the Otaku Finder and here I am :)
Anything more you want to know? Ask me in my soon to be opened threat at the "Member Zone" :sweatdrod

Today I bring you the first recommandation for the new and ultra flashy Otaku Finder!
From now on, this will be a place where all members of MH can recommend a series they are in love with or want to support. On the other hand, this will be a good place for everyone who wants advice on what to read/to watch next too. So make sure to come by from time to time!

If you want to know more, Here (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php/70871-Otaku-Finder-Guide-and-General-Information) is the thread for specific rules etc. And last but not least a special thanks to the people from MH staff, who are trying their best to make this place even more enjoyable! :thumbs
Sorry for the long introduction, now let's get started with my recommandation.


The manga I want to recommend you is called

"I am a Hero"


Basic information:

Author: Hanazawa, Kengo

Demographic: Seinen

Genre: Horror, Slice of Life, Psychological

Status: 6 Volumes (ongoing), 3 Volumes scanlated

Serialized in: Big Comic Spirits

The Plot:

Hideo Suzuki is a thirty-five year old mangaka assistant struggling to be the hero in his own life by breaking back into the lime light with a new serial all the while juggling his relationship with his girlfriend and his own delusions.

Yet the world seems to have a different set of plans for him; sinister and dark machinations that completely overturn his reality as he knows it.

(From Illuminati-Manga)

[B]Why I recommend it:

1. The main character. He's what you would call a "looser", someone who's at the very bottom of society. Having some serious delusions and a heavy sense of inferiority, he can be quite disgusting, yet you can sympathize with him. If you're looking for an remarkable main character, then this will be definitely a good choice.

2. It takes an enormous turn after the first volume. To be honest, the first chapters are quite boring and disturbing. It's thanks to some people on MH that I didn't stop reading it, because they said that it's getting really good after a while. Believe me, they were damn right! After the first volume I couldn't stop reading till the end of the scanlations.
On a side note: Make sure to finish the first volume at night, that way the impact will be even bigger :kukuku

3.Contrary to some other certain mangas, like Highschool of the Dead it's a very realistic and interesting story despite the more or less cliche/overused scenario.

4. It's a relatively unknown manga and I think it deserves more attention.The scanlations have been on-hold for a long time now, so a few new fans/supporters could be of a lot of help!

I think that's most of it. You will find some sample pictures at the bottom of the page for everyone who's interested.

Thanks for reading this far, I really hope I could convey a good impression of the manga! Make sure to give it a try, you won't be disappointed :whoo

_________Extra Info__________

Manga Details Page: Here (http://mangahelpers.com/m/i-am-a-hero)

Discussion thread: Here (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php/64628-I-Am-a-Hero-by-HANAZAWA-Kengo)

Sample Pictures:





All Images Copyright © 2009 - 2011 HANAZAWA Kengo

July 07, 2011, 03:41 PM
I am a Hero is a great series, I also recommend it. It's kind of hard to summarize without spoiling, just take Niichan's word: most of the first volume is a red herring. Do not give up on it until after reading the entire volume. The slow parts are actually brilliant set up, the series is better for it. It's a funny manga, parodying genre tropes while at the same time gleefully reveling in them. The mangaka is quite accomplished too. Ressentiment (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=7055), one of his older series, is also supposed to be very good. I've been meaning to read it since scanlations were completed, but have not had the chance yet.

August 16, 2011, 01:48 AM
I liked High School of the Dead, as I thought it was done pretty well (and was surprised that it was as I wasn't expecting it to be good), but I mainly liked it for the fanservice :D of course.

But for me *personally* I've never really been into the more hardcore violence/etc of Seinen nor Adult (American) graphic comics, as I guess my stomachs a bit weak, laughs. So, I probably won't like this recommendation of yours. I looked at Gantz a bit, and I can tolerate that a bit (as I'm looking for the fanservice... yes, HK's a perv...), but it gets a bit too weird and gruesome/violent for me, at least later on anyways. I also hate the Saw movies as well, never seen a single one of them...

February 13, 2012, 01:20 PM
Thanks for recommending it, it looks interesting and you made me very eager to read it as soon as possible, so will do ;)