Will not finish Rating
Agharta (manga) Not really good
Alive (manga by T Kawashima) Decent
Andromeda Stories (manga) Weak
Anywhere But Here (manga) Decent
Aoi Hana (manga) Good
Asatte no Hōkō (manga) Decent
Bastard!! (manga) Decent
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (manga) Decent
Beck (manga) Good
Beet the Vandel Buster (manga) Awful
Biomega (manga) Good
Black Lagoon (manga) Not really good
Bleach (manga) Weak

The editors decided that cool episodic adventures with characters we give a shit about had to be replaced with Dragon Ball Z fighting.

(Le) Chevalier d'Eon (manga) So-so
Claymore (manga) So-so
Cromartie High School (manga) Good
Crying Freeman (manga) So-so
D.Gray-man (manga) So-so
D.N.Angel (manga) Not really good
Dragon Ball (manga) Good
Elfen Lied (manga) Bad
Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga Very good

[Would like to finish this if this were ever fully available in English, legally or not.]

Freesia (manga by J.Matsumoto) Good
Gantz (manga) Good
GetBackers (manga) Decent
Golden Boy (manga) So-so
Golgo 13 (manga) Decent
Goodnight Punpun (manga) So-so

After delivering what will probably be his magnum opus (Nijigahara Holograph), Asano reverts to a retread of his favorites themes with an absurd amount of wordy navel-gazing. After the first two volumes, the angst and darkness is forced into meandering storyline; if you think that Nijigahara Holograph is too morbid, run like hell. The rating is slightly higher due to some genuine moments of beauty -- sadly, too frequently undermined by repetitious introspection -- and the fact that this brand of pessimism can be bearable, unlike the nasty, "whoa-is-the-hipster" cynicism that can be found in Daniel Clowes' work.

GTO: The Early Years (manga) Decent
Hanada Shōnen-shi (manga) Good
Happy! (manga) Decent
Hellsing: The Dawn (manga) Good
Highschool of the Dead (manga) Decent
Higurashi no Naku Koroni (manga) So-so
Homunculus (manga) Good
Hunter × Hunter (manga) So-so
I''s (manga) So-so
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (manga) Very good

[Would like to finish this if this were ever fully available in English, legally or not.]

Shit is fucking crazy.

Also: manly men doing manly things with manly, homoerotic posturing and posing even when they aren't attacking each other.

Even though I'll never finish it, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the most fun, honest manga I've ever read.

Jyūshin Enbu - Hero Tales (manga) Weak
King of Thorn (manga) Decent
Knights of the Zodiac (manga) Bad
Kodomo no Jikan (manga, K. Watashiya) Awful

*Warning: review is half-serious, half-factitious. Take it as you will.*

Some presumptuous and self-important fans of the series probably think I am giving this a low rating because of some "moral outrage" or some other nonsense on my part. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the ironic holier-than-thou position does not apply here. Kodomo no Jikan warrants this rating because it is pure tripe in storytelling. Everything is deliberating pandering and market calculation, whether its the sexual fan service or the emotional fan service -- the tragedy porn aspect, if you will. Because we all know that when you have young, cute girls with unrealistic, mawkish dialogue (with the token scenes of sexual content, of course! Gratuitious? Hardly! We need those ogling angles and soaked prepubescents for DEPTH), otaku will bow to their televisions, computers, what have you. Oh, but the formula is not complete; no, for there must also be manipulation for the audience must weep tears for these angelic abstractions of female purity! The more contrived the situation is, the more successful because nothing is more meaningful than emotional prodding that would make a soap opera writer blush! Let's also slather it with some of the most generic art and designs possible because OH MY GOD THEY'RE SO MOE WITH THOSE BIG EYES AND HAIR STYLES. Clichéd panel composition, body language and pacing? Sure, why not!

I mean, come the fuck on. If you want an actual mature, researched and realistic examination of a young girl dealing with harsh family circumstances and sexual issues, and also aren't obnoxiously adversed to comics that aren't Japanese, read Bryan Talbot's The Tale of One Bad Rat.

(The) Legend of Kamui (manga) Good
Legendz (manga) Awful
Manga Sutra Weak
Manhole (manga) So-so
MÄR (manga) Bad
(The) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (manga) So-so
Mobile Police Patlabor (manga) Decent
MPD-Psycho (manga) Decent
My-HiME (manga) Bad
Mysterious Girlfriend X (manga) Good
Naruto (manga) Not really good
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days (manga) Bad
No. 5 (manga) Good
O-Parts Hunter (manga) Not really good
Oh My Goddess! (manga) Decent
Old Boy (manga) Decent
Open Sesame (manga) Weak
Oretama (manga) So-so
Ouran High School Host Club (manga) Decent
Priest (manhwa) Decent
(The) Prince of Tennis (manga) Weak
Rave Master (manga) So-so
Reiko the Zombie Shop (manga) Decent
Samurai Deeper Kyo (manga) Weak
Sanctuary (manga by R. Ikegami) Decent
Scary Books (manga) Decent
Seizon -LifE- (manga) So-so
Shaman King (manga) So-so
Speed Grapher (manga) Weak
A Spirit of The Sun (manga) Decent
Spirit of Wonder (manga) Good
Strawberry 100% (manga) Bad
Suzuka (manga) Decent
Tenjo Tenge (manga) Not really good
Tetsuwan Girl (manga) So-so
(The) Times of Botchan (manga) Good
To Love Ru (manga) Awful
Tough (manga 1993) Awful
Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy (manga) Bad
Vampire Knight (manga) So-so
Water (manga) Good
Whistle! (manga) Not really good
World Embryo (manga) Decent
Yakitate!! Japan (manga) Decent
Yu-Gi-Oh! (manga) Not really good
YuYu Hakusho (manga) Decent
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