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Gantz and Death Note ... The best stuff in existance.
not easy to answer.... I do not think there's just one, but some shine a lot more than others. And I'm sure there a lot damn more epic mangas I haven't even read
for now my favourites would be Berserk (best new stuff I've read in the last 2 years) , Naruto (opened the gate to the great manga world for me, I will love it for all eternity ) and yeah... there are too much good mangas to decide
it WAS 20th century boys but recent chapters of One Piece have changed that.
I have 3 favorites of all time:
Battle manga:One Piece,Fullmetal Alchemist
Detective mangaeath Note
Though maybe someday i`ll read Monster^^people say its better than DN<3
Still the best for me are Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle (despite the mind boggling clones) and Fullmetal Alchemist.
I've sticked onto their chapters from the start until the end and really enjoyed reading them.
Hard to choose just one manga but I'd go with Bleach. Haters can hate.
Dragon Ball. Totally epic and frekin' awesome. Yup.
It's a certain Manga that I feel interesting recently.
The name is " Maou"Thou shalt be mine, Yuusha." Yuusha"No way!" ".
(In Japanese, the name is "魔王「この我のものとなれ、勇者よ」勇者「断る！」" )
I can recommend this story.
YouTube - 【2ch】 Maou"Thou shalt be mine, Yuusha." Yuusha"No way!" #00
Especially, the opening movie of the #10 is a masterpiece.
YouTube - 【2ch】 Maou"Thou shalt be mine, Yuusha." Yuusha"No way!" #10
However, it's not easy to understand if you cannot read Japanese a bit.
Dragon Ball, the only one that doesn't bored me never.
For me it currently/so far is:
1. Kokou no Hito
It might be no coincidence that both are based on novels. Plus, both show super stunningly great arts.
To me they're perfect examples what Seinen can do better than Shounen: Both these stories are entering the protagonists' minds on a level Shounen won't be able to keep up with. Often highly symbolic images and texts (Kokou no Hito especially, even more than Vagabond) and associations/time jumps/hallucinations/dreams. Kokou no Hito manages to show great pieces of the protagonist's behaviour without a single word in some chapters, and yet it does not feel weird or flat - Sakamoto Shinichi did a super amazing job there.
Both of these stories are pretty serious, although Vagabond manages to create super hillarious comedic situations just based on a few facial expressions, without even using any text.
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Naruto for me cuz the type of mangas that i most like is the ones like naruto, one piece and fairy tail and at those 3 i clearly choose Naruto but i also love OP.
Full Metal Alchemist is still my favorite of all time. Hiromu Arakawa's exploration of religion, science, politics, how they converge, and the ways modern society exploits all three was brilliant. There's so much more to FMA than ambitious kids fight to achieve great things and become better people.
One Piece and Berserk are my favorites, after FMA. Blame and Cross Game round out my top five.
Berserk is my favorite. It has every element in it from drama, mystery, action, comedy, and everything else you can think of. Most importantly though, I like mangas involving main characters who don't have a prestigious background. I hate when bloodlines are used to describe why the character is strong. Guts has endured hell literally to acquire the strenght he has and it has nothing to do with who he was born to.
Berserk is, without a doubt, one of the best manga of all time. One of the few mangas I fanboy over too. I couldn't agree more with everything you said about it. I love how complex the story is, yet it is still easy to follow. Berserk seems more like a novel than a manga. And I love the dichotomy of the hero lost in darkness and villain bathed in light. Guts and Griffith are the perfect counter points for each other.