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Initial post: Mar 5, 2011 12:35:41 PM PST
I wonder... where is all the seinen manga? I mean, Banana fish looks like it might be for an "older" audience, but I'm not into yaoi and after searching a little on the internet I found there are tons of crime/mystery, drama, horror, and sci-fi type stories that aren't here in the U.S.. Sure I'm new to collecting it and might want to look at the older stuff first, but after spending about six months studying the titles, what SEEMS available here in the U.S. (without resorting to scanalations) is poor. There are only about ten things I want right now and that's about it. Blade of the immortal, blame, eden, pluto... Does anyone know about the future of seinen here in america?

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 4:37:01 PM PST
Tessa says:
Well, I dont know, but there are some seinen manga I find interesting..don't know if you checked them out yet.
Ghostface Volume 1
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths
Lychee Light Club (The Lychee Light Club)
BRAVE10 Volume 1
Chibisan Date
A Zoo In Winter

Posted on Mar 16, 2011 2:34:42 PM PDT
mute says:
Dude, there are about 400 seinen series licensed in English. If we knew a bit more about your tastes we could probably recommend you something.

As far as new releases go, I'm most excited for the release of No Longer Human Part 1.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 9:45:39 AM PDT
Well, I'm pretty new to this, started about a year ago, but I'll tell you what I got so far, and what kind of stuff I like. I like drama as long as it's not self indulgent, and pretentious, etc.. I also like stories dealing with crime, whether it's a mystery, or buddy/heist affair something like the movie ocean's eleven (I like the movie snatch better but I don't know if anyone will recognize it). I want action and adventure, but I want more than that, I want a story. I like sci-fi, philosophy, horror, and some fantasy.

Dragon head
Some Mpd psycho (it's ok)
Lone wolf and cub
Ikigami (example of type of "innovations" I like in "drama")
20th century boys
(I'm currently trying to get the "strain" books too)
7 billion needles

(thinking about biomega, kurosagi corpse delivery, dorohedoro (sp?), blade of the immortal, vagabond, pluto, and if eden had any more volumes coming out soon I'd consider it too. But that just about exhausts everything I've seen that sounds good to me that also (i think) is considered seinen.)

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 10:58:51 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 18, 2011 6:23:06 AM PDT
If you like crime stories, you may like Black Lagoon. Not sure there. It's not so much a heist type of story as it is about corruption ala different mafias and militaristic factions in the Asiatic sea. March Story is excellent, it meets your criteria of horror and fantasy with a bit of action and adventure with some truly outstanding art. If you don't mind taking the time to get into Shirow Miwa's Dogs Bullet's & Carnage (starts with the Dogs prelude), it has fantasy as well as sci-fi elements to go with crime, dark humor and the violence. Only thing that sort of irks me is the overuse of white panels (in my opinion) in the series. Togainu no Chi may be called yaoi but you can read it without finding any real references. Really. There may be a few veiled rape references, but to be honest there were more and worse on Prison Break. It's a prison world so the topic would come up. There was one yaoi-esque character easily ignorable for being eccentric and/or mind broken. I'd recommend it harder but TokyoPop went poof, so no clue if anyone will finish the last two books in the run. Last, but certainly not least, in my mind, is the series Jormungand. It's a series about a arms dealer named Koko and her small army of protectors. Each volume slowly introduces you to her and the people around her as well as the world of sharks she swims (or is it fishes?) in. Fascinating, to say the least. Has a lot of actiom, surprising in the character depth given the amount of violence you expect and can find, yet has a lot of touching spots in most of the books. Pretty outstanding.

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 3:01:25 PM PDT
It's hard to find manga that seem as well thought out as monster and ikigami and I appreciate yalls help. If you can think of more along the lines you've mentioned then please keep them coming.

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 5:46:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 30, 2011 5:51:29 PM PDT
Tessa says:
Have you read Sanctuary? its really an old but good, not sure if you can get all the vols though..would be nice if there were more non-yaoi like this
Sanctuary (Volume 9)

the review will take you to vol. 1

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 6:38:39 PM PDT
I might eventually get it. It looks great and I agree there are a lot of titles that barely cross into yaoi that I've heard were good, but it's still yaoi, like banana fish. I wish they'd release homuculus here. I haven't read a scanlation yet, but wiki's article on it sounds great.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 2:44:11 PM PDT
Seriously, are you so hung up on proving your masculinity that you can't cope with even the slightest hint of guys who like guys? Banana Fish is an amazing series and you're seriously missing out if you pass it up just because of the slashable relationship between two of the main characters, love is love, it should not matter to you what the gender of the people in love is, if you just can't stand romance then fair enough and I'm not saying you have to watch gay porn but I'm sick of (usually) straight guys who can't deal with any degree of gay romance and it's accompanying physical affection in fiction (or guys who consensually have casual sex with other guys in fiction, for that matter), I'm not defending the large amount of yaoi titles that have rape/sexual assault that is treated as romantic/titillating in them, and I don't read much yaoi precisely for that reason, but in Banana Fish rape is treated as the heinous thing that it is, and is something that Ash and Eiji wouldn't do to one another.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 5:00:48 PM PDT
J. G. Smith says:
I agree with you completely, Sakura Rustlerose.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 7:06:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2011 7:07:51 PM PST
:) I don't know what to say. I don't want to "offend" anyone "per se", and I'm no prude. But if you're offended that I don't want to see or read explicit details, then that's on you. I've read some stuff that had gay romance in it and didn't enjoy it. Why? Not simply because I'm not gay, but also Because if the book could speak it would have taken the role of a preacher preaching to his own choir at a church I wouldn't visit if I knew how disengenuous it was to those in pews.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2011 11:45:54 AM PST
Dizzy says:
Though I don't know the opinions of the earlier posters, it's possible that a disliking of yaoi is a personal preference, rather than a case of homophobia or machismo. And, while I completely agree that people shouldn't hate or disrespect something because of same gender relationships, it's okay if someone doesn't want to read something because of an aspect they don't like.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 9:15:08 AM PST

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 7:33:01 PM PDT
Until Death So Us Part is a seinen title, Yen Press is putting it out. And it's not a romance manga, regardless of what the title makes one think. It's about a younger girl that can see the future and she's running for her life, and she runs into a blind swordsman and he offers to protect her and she answers with "Until Death Do Us Part"
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