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+ posted by Kaiten in Shout-Outs on Feb 2, 2012 19:05

GUNMM (Battle Angel Alita)
By: Kishiro Yukito
Genre: Cyberpunk
Serialized In: Business Jump
Publisher: Shueisha
Publication Status: Complete, 9 Volumes

Alita is a powerful cyborg with a soft heart and a mysterious past. Her second lease on life isn't easy: her heart is broken, she gains and loses friends to the cruel world of the Scrapyard far below the Utopian city of Tiphares, and she serves many masters in her quest to protect the innocent and create a new life for herself.

Also read the sequel: GUNNM: Last Order, currently serialized in Kodansha's Evening magazine.

All Images Copyright © 1990 Kishiro Yukito

Ghost in the Shell
By: Shirow Masamune
Genre: Cyberpunk
Serialized In: Young Magazine
Publisher: Kodansha
Publication Status: Complete, 1 Volume

In a near future, technology has firmly taken root into society at large. Cybernetic implants are nothing uncommon and robots roam as plentiful as humans, all connected through their "ghosts" to the electronic datastreams of the net. Major Kusanagi Motoko and the Public Security Section 9 find themselves in a constant battle with the newly created wave of technological terrorists and cyber-hackers. But things take a turn once Motoko gets involved in a certain case involving an extremely dangerous "ghost" hacker nicknamed the Puppeteer, as she dives deeper and deeper into the limitless reality of the net, to reach her own startling conclusions.

All Images Copyright © 1989 Shirow Masamune

SaiKano (Saishuu Heiki Kanojo)
By: Takahashi Shin
Genre: Sci-Fi, Tragedy
Serialized In: Big Comic Spirits
Publisher: Shogakukan
Publication Status: Complete, 7 Volumes

Shy Chise and nervous Shuji are high school seniors in a small town and have just started dating. But everything changes when Shuji discovers that Chise has been engineered by the Japanese Self Defense Force to transform into the Ultimate Weapon! Soon Chise is torn between realizing her potential as a devastating fighting force and her desire to share a bowl of ramen with her new boyfriend!

All Images Copyright © 2000 Takahashi Shin

AI Ren
By: Tanaka Yutaka
Genre: Sci-Fi, Tragedy
Serialized In: Young Animal
Publisher: Hakusensha
Publication Status: Complete, 5 Volumes

Ikuru is a boy who doesn't have long to live. Growing up questioning the purpose of his life and the reason for his impending death, he's constantly confused and lonely. After learning that he doesn't have much time left, he requests that a special "girl" called a AGH-RMS (Artificial Genes Human Regenerated for Mental Support) be given to him. These people are genetically made so that they help heal and ease the mental burdens of the terminally ill.

All Images Copyright © 1999 Tanaka Yutaka

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#1. by scav (MH's Most Passionate Member)
Posted on Feb 3, 2012
gunnm is the best seinen
#2. by Naomidee (MH's Most Beautiful Member)
Posted on Feb 3, 2012
I've read the first Volume of Gunmm when my cousin bought it from the store and had it at my house when he was staying over for a couple of says. The art is really wonderful. I forgot all about it up until now!
#3. by Googlez_kun (MH's Best Artist)
Posted on Feb 3, 2012
Always wanted to read Ghost in the Shell.Is it fully scanlated?
#4. by Shiki_Dance (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 3, 2012
Gunnm was my very first manga! Before I knew anything about anime or manga, a friend gave me a random volume in the series she found at a used book store. She said it reminded her of my artwork. I soon collected the rest of the series. It's still the only manga on my bookshelf. Highly recommended! (Read it before James Cameron mangles it!)
#5. by Kaiten (Harasho)
Posted on Feb 3, 2012
Yup, Ghost in the Shell is fully scanlated. GUNM, AI Ren, and Saikano too.

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