Want to read
21st Century Boys (manga)
Akira (manga)
Banana Fish (manga)
Blood Blockade Battlefront (manga)
Buddha (manga)
Chikyu Misaki (manga)
A Distant Neighborhood (manga)
A Drifting Life (manga)
ES (manga)
(The) Heart of Thomas (manga)
Honey and Clover (manga)
(The) Ice Wanderer (manga)
Kimagure Orange Road (manga)
Lone Wolf and Cub (manga)
Love Roma (manga)
Mariko Parade (manga)
Monokuro Kinderbook (manga)
Monster (manga)
Nijigahara Holograph (manga)
No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! (manga)
Non Non Biyori (manga)
Not Simple (manga)
Ohikkoshi (manga)
Quest for the Missing Girl (manga)
Sexy Voice and Robo (manga)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (manga)
A Silent Voice (manga)
Soul Eater (manga)
Start With a Happy Ending (manga)
Sunny (manga)
Tekkonkinkreet (manga)
Trigun: Multiple Bullets (manga)
(The) Venus Wars (manga)
Wandering Son (manga)
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child (manga)

Read some Comment
20th Century Boys (manga) Read volume 1-6 (of 22)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel (manga)
Attack on Titan (manga) Read volumes 1-13 (of 16+)
Barakamon (manga)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (manga) Finished Stardust Crusaders. Can't wait to read more!
Megatokyo (online comic) Read Volumes 1-6 (of 7+), and all the comics published online thus far.
Natsume's Book of Friends (manga) Read Volumes 1-15 (of 17+)
Noragami: Stray God (manga)
Sunshine Sketch (manga) Read volumes 1-6 (of 7+)
Vinland Saga (manga) Read volumes 1-3 (of 6+)
Yotsuba&! (manga) read volumes 1-12 (of 12+)

Read all Rating Comment
2001 Nights (manga) Decent
A,A' (manga) Excellent
Alien Nine (manga) Good A psychological/Kafka-esque subversion of the Magical Girl/ Defending the school from supernatural threats story, showing how a real "average joe" protagonist would most likely react to that kind of situation. It's incredibly disturbing, often disgusting, and never dull. However, the subversive elements are often swept aside for shocking images, which diminished the effectiveness of the work in general. It's good, but it could have been so much better.
Alien Nine Emulators (manga) Good The "True End" for Alien Nine, this volume has both the same assets and flaws that the previous volume does. However, it's ending is absolutely perfect in showing Kafka-esque themes of the book. It's a necessary read for anybody who's read the previous volumes, and on the same level of quality
Appleseed (manga)
Ashen Victor (manga)
Azumanga Daioh (manga) Excellent Comedy is hard - especially when restricted to the comic strip/ 4-koma style. However, Azuma not only delivers perfect punchline after punchline, he does so while actually developing his characters. It's probably the only use of the 4-panel manga that actually works, and works well.
Battle Angel Alita (manga) Excellent
Black Blizzard (manga) Very good A fun little thriller. Drawn and Quarterly's edition adds to the pulp thriller aesthetic, with the yellowed page edge, and the dot coloring on the colored pages.
Blue (manga by K. Nananan) Excellent A simple romance story, elegantly told.
Chobits (manga) So-so
Clover (manga by CLAMP) Good Ignore the story - which is unfinished, inconsequential, and slightly pretentious - and instead focus on the stunning art within.
Cowboy Bebop (manga) So-so Unlike Shooting Star, this series is just some side stories to the show that don't work that well.
Cowboy Bebop Shooting Star (manga) So-so Almost completely different from the anime. Entertaining, but nowhere near as good as the source material
Crest of the Stars (light novel) Decent In Japanese, the novel had regular text with the abh, the made-up language of the alien race of the same name, placed above the main text. Since they couldn't have the text placed above the main text in English, Tokyopop took an unexplainable route, leaving in many abh words raw rather than translating them. This destroys the pacing of the novel, and leaves the (entertaining, fun, Star Trek-like) story completely ruined. basically This: https://www.xkcd.com/483/
Cross Game (manga) Excellent
Domu (manga)
A Drunken Dream (manga) Excellent Have an interest in older manga? Check this out. A Great short story collection by one of Manga's most important authors/artists
Fullmetal Alchemist (manga) Masterpiece
Genshiken (manga) Good
Ghost in the Shell (manga) Excellent
GoGo Monster (manga)
Here is Greenwood (manga) Good Horridly uneven. Nasu creates some wonderful moments, both comic and dramatic, but there are stretches of boring/uncomfortable material that separates them.
Love*Com (manga)
Magic Knight Rayearth (manga) Good A incredibly standard JRPG-esque fantasy, but the ending, and it's potent twist, work in it's favor.
Magic Knight Rayearth II (manga) Decent A sad case of diminishing returns. The new characters and situations aren't as interesting as the first set, and the final page is agrivating.
Mushishi (manga) Excellent Each chapter is beautiful and smartly written. This manga is amazing, but due to it's incredibly episodic nature, reading too much in one sitting diminishes the effect of the story. Still, this is only a problem with the last volume.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (manga) Masterpiece
Planetes (manga) Masterpiece There is little hard sci-fi that is as good as this. Yukimura has created not only a very realistic world that very well could be ours in a few years(his understanding of the science behind space travel, and the technologies that make it possible is startlingly deep), but some of the most rich characters I've ever seen in a manga. It's a grand, humanist story that deserves a high place in the Science Fiction canon.
Ranma ½ (manga) Good Like everything Takahashi does, Ranma 1/2 is too repetitive, glacial (defined by Charlie Brown as one step forward, three steps back) in moving the main relationship and moving the overall plot forward, and overly long by half. Still, there are enough good moments (Which are all in the first half, and the last two volumes) to recommend reading.
Saikano (manga) Weak I'm torn on Saikano. One one hand, the art is unique and at times beautiful, although the fact that the male protagonist looks significantly older than Chise, the female protagonist is slightly disturbing. And the story is quite interesting, and had a huge potential to be a great, even literary, tragedy. However, Takahashi's huge chunks of awkward dialogue take away from the story. His characters are almost completely unlikable, the situations are sometimes unbelievable, and the sex (and there's a lot of it - especially at the end) distracts from the story. It should have been a masterpiece, but it comes off as a wasted opportunity
Short Program (manga) Good
Short Program 2 (manga) So-so
Sickness Unto Death (manga)
Solanin (manga) Masterpiece
(The) Strange Tale of Panorama Island (manga) Very good
They Were Eleven (manga) Very good
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (manga) Masterpiece A beautiful work that deals with the bombings at Hiroshima - not a cry for pity, but a view of moving on and a reaciton to growing up in the shadow of the bombings. It's beautiful, and something that must be read.
Trigun (manga) Excellent Very different from the anime that it inspired. Much Darker, more violent, but still very creative, and well worth the read. Translation is slightly wonky.
Tropic of the Sea (manga)
Twin Spica (manga) Masterpiece
Utsubora - A Story of a Novelist (manga)
What a wonderful world! (manga) Excellent
X-Day (manga by S Mizushiro) Weak X-Day has an interesting concept (Who hasn't wanted to blow up their school?) that might have been great in different hands. However, once the reader takes into account the ridiculous flaws in logic, flat, unlikeable characters, lack of any suspense what so ever, and trivialization of serious abuse and problematic backgrounds in favor of angst, it falls apart. One wonders if the manga-ka was given more time to flesh out her characters and situations if it would have improved, but It's doubt-able given what we have. The short story at the end of volume 2 is pointless, creating a heavy-handed pro-vegetarianism parable that just doesn't work.