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I need help finding manga for a non anime fan!

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sishonk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
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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darklittle1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Sket Dance is hilarious!!!
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Xranberry Featured By Owner 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.
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ClayCowboys Featured By Owner 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.
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hiyoi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Area 88 is some pretty awesome stuff if he's into planes and all that.
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weremole Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   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.
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SomedaySakuhin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional 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.
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KikiNeko3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
HELLSING *Q*
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KikiNeko3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Lots of blood and fight x3 woohoo
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner 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)
NHK
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
If he likes the violence I would say go for Berserk,
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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how about death note? the art is really good and the plot is suspenseful and draws you in...
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KikiNeko3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
agree ^ ~ ^
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
What does he like? It's never a matter of liking manga, it's a matter of what you like. For example I don't like sports stories. I won't read it in books, watch it or tv, or read it in manga. However I do like martial arts so I play Streetfighter, watch the Ip Man movies, and read kungfu mangas.

Horror/gross: Litchii Light Club or anything by Junji Ito
Action/Kungfu: the original Dragonball or Fist of the North Star
Comedy: One Punch Man or Saint Youngmen
Sports: Slamdunk
Alt-History: Ooku

If he likes superhero stuff I'd recommend the Tiger and Bunny anime.
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MeltyDream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SGT Frog is really funny so is soul eater
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
And why exactly is it your unfounded duty to convince him to like Anime :B
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sishonk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
To be more precise, he is my boyfriend and I want to see if there is anything he would like so he is not completely not happy with me having my anime and manga that I enjoy o so much.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Look at his other interests and try to pick something that resonates. Forget about shojo stuff or anything remotely soap opera-like. Most guys don't want to see a romance as the center of the story. But you know him better than a collection of weird strangers on the Internet. What books/comics/movies does he like?
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0rg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
how about leave him alone instead
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Jade-Abarai-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
gintama it will sure to make him laugh
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HeavenhairSixes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't generally like anime or manga. But I enjoyed Urusei Yatsura. Might be worth a try?

Or you could just respect his tastes stop bothering him with that stuff...
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TheaAtherea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   General Artist
Has he told you why he doesn't like anime or manga? Not everyone is going to like it, as much as you want them to. My friends try to get me into it once in a while too. It's not my thing and no amount of persuasion is going to change that. If he's never seen any before, it can't hurt to have him check it out, but don't push it if he just doesn't like it.
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sishonk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I don't think he doesn't like it, it's just nothing that has been shown to him he has had much interest in.... I don't think he has seen the right anime, his sister loves anime but would do things like watch a movie over and over to where everyone but her got tired of it so he found a disliking of it. I was hoping to try to let him experience different genres of anime.
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TheaAtherea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   General Artist
That's what most of my friends say to me when I tell them I don't like it. But honestly, it's the style I don't care for more than anything. I've never been much of a fan of anime art/animation (except for a brief period when I was in high school and didn't mind some of the better art on here). The one anime I've ever enjoyed was Princess Mononoke, and I liked it in spite of the style. Then again, I've never really liked western comics or animation much either. I'm a book person, I guess. :giggle:

If there are any particular aspects of anime he doesn't like, perhaps you can find one that doesn't include those things and he'll enjoy it more. I'd probably like anime a little more if all the female characters hadn't been either weak damsels or domineering sex-symbols in the anime my ex had me watch. I hate those stereotypes in any media, whether it be books, video games or films. They just seemed to be especially prevalent in the anime I've been exposed to.
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sishonk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks for talking to me about this, I guess I need to ask him more about it!
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Give him Berserk :lol:
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arrowchild Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional
This!
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