Books and Reading

Manga Monday #1 (At least for me) 4/16/18


Manga Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Bookish Owlette. For more information, click here.

I’m not sure if what I’m about to do is “doing it right”, but hopefully it’s ok.

My Manga Journey Part 1

I haven’t been reading manga for very long, less than 10 years. I’ve been aware of manga for over 2 decades though. My first brush with manga was in when a comics shop owner recommended Ranma 1/2.

I love the art and the characters are hilariously quirky. I admit I had a soft spot for P-chan, especially when he was annoyed or angry…but I quickly lost interest in the series. It felt repetitive.

Manga crossed my path again when my daughter was a teen. She was into InuYasha. I eventually read that series (another post), but first I decided to give Ranma another go. Same thing. It felt repetitive and I stopped after maybe the 9th or 10th volume.

And here I am years later, wondering if I should go back and try it yet again. The last thing I need is 38 volumes of manga taking up shelf space though.

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