I’m starting this thread because today, I went to the conbini to buy volume 100 of beloved manga ONE PIECE (thank you @Syzygy ), and while I was there, I discovered that Jump Comics is quite savvy, because they also released the first volume in what appears to be a new ongoing reprint of beloved manga ONE PIECE, starting all the way back at chapter one (which was published originally in 1997).
Well, I bought ’em both, because I knew I wouldn’t know what the heck is going on in volume 100. I haven’t read ONE PIECE since 2010 or 2011, at which point it was already a certified classic. I only got about 20 volumes in, but thought, “Hey, this is a pretty fun manga. I’d like to read the rest of it someday.”
Perhaps today is the first day of that someday.
So, do you like manga? Do you aspire to like manga? Or perhaps you think manga is only for jerks and weirdos (I think that can be true and you can still love it).
I’ve tried several times to become a Fan Of Manga, but it’s never really stuck. The only series I’ve ever really truly loved are Yotsuba&! and メタモルフォーゼの縁側 (BL Metamorphosis), but I’ve sampled a wide variety over the years. So I guess you could say I have a love-hate relationship with manga.
But I gave up yeeeears ago on non-Japanese comics, so manga is still winning lol.