That is a damn good list, you could do a lot worse. It's not all seinen (mostly, not all) but the Manga Taisho Awards are always good too. Whatever genre or demographic they always select great series. Not just the winners but all the nominees.
Historie is a very enjoyable read, but I don't see how it won against Kokou no Hito. Perhaps it's just the scenario beeing a little more interesting for Japanese readers? After all I guess that I'm much more familiar with greek/macedonian/persian ancient history, personalities and sagas than most Japanese students are, simply because of the geographics and culture of Europe.
Also glad Historie also won an award, it is connected with the history of my country after all.
yeah I'd also been interested in Thermae Romae for a long time and couldn't find anything.
Hopefully someone develops an interest in Thermae Romae, the raws look awesome. And it's from Comic Beam, a sure sign of quality as far as I am concerned. There are some interesting looking series nominated this year too: Omo ni Naitemasu is by the mangaka of Kuragehime, a series I really enjoy. Daisuke Igarashi's new series is nominated. Brides Story, by the mangaka of Emma, is nominated. Great series and fully tranlsated. I hope I am a Hero wins this year. Great manga, great main character.
Does the magna Saint Young Men have a thread? I searched the forums but I could not get clear results?
No clear results usually means no. Feel free to open threads for such series if you aren't sure after using the search function
And if the thread looks nice I'll probably go ahead and start reading it soon, too
Hmm.. I think it does have a thread, Benjamin. Iirc, it was stickied a long time ago, back when Agrias was a seinen mod...
and here you have it: http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57186
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Is it wrong that I actually like Arakawa more than St. Young Men. I love both but Arakawa appeals to my sense of humor. And Hoshi is epic
I like both equally. But for different reasons. I like Arakawa for Nino (obviously- avatar?) and Ric. I like St. Young Men for the whole idea itself. But the humor of both appeal to me.
I always felt them to be similar, I would put Yotsubato! with those two manga as well, I mean sure it is not from the same author, but Arakawa Under the bridge, Saint Young Men and Yotsubato! pretty much belong to the same genre of seinen comedy.
Any similar manga to them?
How could I forget! Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka. If there is a just and loving god someone will translated Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga, if they can somehow find raws. It's out of print now but I've read the first volume of the old VIZ version of volume 1.
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I agree with Zetsubou, Kait. And it never crossed my mind that it was actually shounen.
Yeah I've seen scans of that VIZ version of "Even a Monkey can draw manga" coz I think you mentioned it at some point, Kait. It's a surprise that VIZ even decided to do it. Dark Horse was probably more up to it.