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January 8, 2013


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I need help finding manga for a non anime fan!

My friend does not like anime or manga but I want to get him into it! He says he likes almost anything except really romantic stuff...
I don't think he would be for the guy x guy either... Not sure about the girl x girl
Please help! Thanks!

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Sket Dance is hilarious!!!
Xranberry Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pandora Hearts - [Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Fantasy, Drama]

I recommend watching the anime from episode 1-22 (ep23-25 went off and had nothing to do with the manga storyline).
then start reading at chapter 32. And also don't forget to bring some tissues.
ClayCowboys Jan 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Why doesn't he like anime? If he has specific reasons and doesn't seem interested in getting into anime/manga, then it's kind of pointless to try getting him to like it. And the more you push it on him, the more he's likely to resent it. Not saying you do that, of course, but just friendly advice. :)

On the other hand, if he hasn't found anything he likes and is interested in getting into it, plenty of folks here have some pretty good recommendations.
Area 88 is some pretty awesome stuff if he's into planes and all that.
weremole Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It depends what sort of things he likes in general.

Maybe something like Me and The Devil Blues. About blues musician Robert Johnson. Maybe Oyasumi PunPun. About a... Well... Find it, you'll see.
Does he like cheesy hollywood action movies? Black Lagoon. Agriculture and college shenanigans? Silver Spoon. It depends what he's in to.
SomedaySakuhin Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can look through [link] to find fitting manga series according to genres.
I wouldn't put too much energy in it though if I were you. ^^'
If he doesn't like it that's his decision after all.
KikiNeko3 Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
KikiNeko3 Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Lots of blood and fight x3 woohoo
Nenril-Tf Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Not Romantic you say? uhm...

Dorohedoro(but it is a little complex)
Full Metal Alchemist(it is perfect for new people)
Kell0x Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
If he likes the violence I would say go for Berserk,
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