I wasn't sure where to put this, the lounge or Book Discussion, but I figured that since Manga is a kind of comic book it made more since to put a discussion thread about it here in the Discussion board. Mostly I'm just curious if anyone else and if so how many other members read manga. I read it more than I used too, often going to One Manga or Box Manga to get scanlations (scanned images of a manga page that have been translated into english) if I can't get the manga locally or if getting it would simple cost a ridiculous amount of money. I recently finished reading Love Hina after a friend suggested it. It was ok but I found the series dragged a lot towards the end and Narusegawa became increasingly annoying after about chapter 90. Right now I've been reading Claymore which I'm liking a lot. The manga version is much better than the anime (why should that surprise me...). I'm nearly done with Suzuka which I am loving. It's the only romance manga I love thus far because it's the only one that seems to take the content seriously and that doesn't contain massive amounts of fan service (which I've personally always hated). I don't know. I jsut find that romance manga's come in two kinds. The kind that is over the top with annoying characters slap stick comedy and random insanity (which i don't like in romance stories) or the kind that really doesn't seem to know what it's doing and fumbles itself all over the place. Suzuka is about the only one I've found that seems to approach this genre in a mature or realistic fashion (as realistic and mature as can be expected of fiction of course). Recently I found a nice manga called Until Death Do Us Part, which is probably the best one I've read in a long time. Right now I'm waiting on Scanlations to be finished (only 22 chapters are available in English translation right now, and it's not available at all for retail in the US, which is a shame). It's a manga that takes a really awesome sci-fi take on the blind swordsmen idea, throws in delta force commandos, terrorists, conspiracies and a girl who sees the future and seeks out the blind guy to save her "till death do us part." The opening really impressed me with it's immersion and the art quality is some of the best I've seen in a long time.