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Ok, I will add the votes. Good to have you here.
I'll go with Nausicaa. I've read it before, but didn't manage to finish (I think I've only got up to half of the whole collection of volumes). So maybe by this I can finally finish it.
Ok; welcome raDar!!
Nausicaä, Shin Angyo Onshi, Pluto, Planetes and Hoshi no Samidare would be rather short reads if that is important for some concerning the voting.
I have creaated a google spreadsheet, maybe it will be clearer to see what everyone wants to read (and for ukimix). The idea is that you fill your column in the sheet 'To fill' using the letters from the sheet 'legend'. I have added some weight to give us an idea of which serie would be good to start with (Of course it's just an indicator that one can discuss). If you have other titles in mind you can also add them. I myself added Parasyte and Holyland and Gash Bell
Maybe we could add some Adachi manga like Touch (actually I added it already). Well, I haven't read any of his works other than his collection of short stories. Still has to make a background check with the other unfamiliar series I left ?'d, just so I would know if it will get me interested or not.
Thanks raDar; then I'll add Touch.
I was reading about this guy and it made a first good impression: Tatsumi Yoshihiro. I won't add any of his available series to the list because I don't know nothing about him, and the project is about the classics. But If some one knows about him, I would appreciate a comment. I couldn't find any review here in MH or in baka, but it seems to be an interesting author.
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Wow, thanks a lot man. That would be a big help. Yes we can use the sheet as a helping criteria to take a decision. Big thanks man!!! I will add your proposals to the first post also.
Cool thread. Great idea. Too bad I don't have the self discipline to read one chunk at a time then stop. Once I get going, I have to read something all in one go. Interestingly enough, before I even saw this thread yesterday, I had picked up Planetes from my library for a reread. And I have been planning on doing an Eden:It's An Endless World! reread for a while too. Like I said though, I can't hold back once I start reading. Maybe I'll still be able to discuss anyway.
I believe all 3 of his short story collections are scanlated and also available for purchase in English, but I don't think you would get much discussion out of this for this thread.
Tatsumi is known as the godfather of the Gekiga movement, and I respect that, but like other old school mangaka like Tezuka, I think that he is probably more than a bit overrated. I think a lot of these guys are "grandfathered in" and automatically accepted as good just because they are manga pioneers regardless of whether or not their work stands the test of time. That's just how I feel though.
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I think one of his most famous work is A Drifting Life. There was an anime adaptation a few years ago. He is a big name but probably a bit too serious for here.
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