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October 3, 2010


FFF Results Post #229—Custom Jumps

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Manga Serials -- Or Works That Could Be Serialized -- That Would Be In The Japanese-Style Anthology Created Just For You." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Ode To Kirihito
2. Cromartie High School
3. Ping Pong
4. Nausicaa
5. 20th Century Boys

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Erica Friedman

* Gunjo
* Octave
* Sasamekikoto
* Aoi Hana
* Hayate x Blade

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Edward Sizemore

* 20th Century Boys
* Black Jack
* Gegege no Kitaro
* Poe Clan
* Yotsuba

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Jammer

* One Piece
* Bamboo Blade
* 20th Century Boys
* Bunny Drop
* Hajime no Ippo

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John L. Gehron

1. Yozakura Quartet
2. Twin Spica
3. Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
4. 20th Century Boys
5. Yotsuba&!

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Ryan Sands

* Helter Skelter by Kyoko Okazaki
* (the rest of) Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga by Aihara/Takekuma
* (the rest of) Palepoli by Usamaru Furuya
* Justice Corps by Yuka Goto
* Baptism by Kazuo Umezu

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Aadi Salman

1. Black Jack (Osamu Tezuka)
2. Freesia (Jiro Matsumoto)
3. Berserk (Kentaro Miura)
4. Lone Wolf & Cub (Kazuo Koike / Goseki Kojima)
5. Pluto (Naoki Urasawa)

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Uriel A. Duran

1) Gunsmith Cats
2) Dragon Ball
3) Tokyo Akazukin
4) Don Dracula
5) Video Girl Ai

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Ramon De Veyra

1. Pluto
2. Tekkonkinkreet
3. Eagle
4. Solanin
5. Akira

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Marc Sobel

1. 2001 Nights
2. Pluto
3. Buddha
4. Barefoot Gen
5. Lone Wolf & Cub

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Michael May

* Lone Wolf and Cub
* Buddha
* Anne Freaks
* Priest
* Samurai 7

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John McCorkle

* My Pure Lady
* Dragon Fly
* The Age Of Unreason
* PI
* Partisan

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Charles Brownstein

1) Tatsumi short stories
2) Dragon Head
3) Phoenix
4) Detroit Metal City
5) Sanctuary

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Mike Buntag

1. Phoenix
2. Otoyomegatari
3. 20th Century Boys
4. Yotsuba&!
5. Nana

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Dave Knott

* Pure Trance
* Lone Wolf And Cub
* The Times Of Botchan
* Black Jack
* Akira

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Max Fischer

1. King City, by Brandon Graham
2. Yotsuba&!, by Kiyohiko Azuma
3. DMC, by Kiminori Wakasugi
4. Baby Boom, by Yuichi Yokoyama
5. Anything Shintaro Kago can come up with

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David Brothers

1. Dragon Ball
2. One Piece
3. Real
4. Jormungand
5. Vagabond

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David Welsh

* What Did You Eat Yesterday? by Fumi Yoshinaga
* Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura
* Billy Bat by Naoki Urasawa
* Bartender by Araki Joh
* Otherworld Barbara by Moto Hagio

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William George

1. Saint Young Men
2. Yotsuba&!
3. Vagabond
4. Uchu Senkan Yamato
5. Boku to Issho

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Akira
2. Bakuman
3. Lone Wolf & Cub
4. Appleseed
5. iD_eNITY

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Grant Goggans

1. Billy Bat
2. Urusei Yatsura
3. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
4. Dr. Slump
5. Barbara

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Deb Aoki

I guess my taste goes toward quirky, slice of life stuff, mixed with beautifully drawn, thoughtfully-told stories. These are my personal faves right now that would likely be incredibly odd to see in one magazine, but I'd camp out at the newstand every week if it was published. hee.

* Suppli by Mari Okazaki
- beautifully drawn, sophisticated, thoughtful and sexy look at the life of a young woman in her late 20's as she tries to balance a challenging, stressful career in advertising with her personal relationships.

* Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma
- Hilarious, wonderfully-observed slice of life story with an always upbeat and curious little girl, her father and her neighbors.

* Chi's Sweet Home by Konami Kanata
- A lost kitten finds a home with a young couple and their son -- trouble is, they live in an apartment that doesn't allow cats. Incredibly cute and fun, while remaining true to how a cat thinks and behaves.

* Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura
- Incredibly eccentric but utterly addictive shojo series about an aspiring actress and her competition with a self-centered ex-boyfriend who is now a pop star on the rise, and the established actor who has a mysterious tie to her past.

* Moyasimon by Masayuki Ishikawa
- Another delightfully quirky story about an agriculture college student who can see various bacteria, microbes, viruses and molds as adorable little critters that talk to him. Funny and strangely educational too, with some especially interesting tidbits about sake and infectious diseases.

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James Langdell

1. Oishinbo
2. Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
3. Swan
4. Maison Ikkoku
5. Phoenix

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Chris Arrant

1. 20th Century Boys
2. Iron Wok Jan
3. Sandland
4. Blade of the Immortal
5. Beck

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Vito Delsante

1. 20th Century Boys
2. Pluto
3. Cowboy Bebop
4. Sanctuary
5. Cromartie High School

As a bonus, I'd definitely call it something like "Cock Rock Monthly" as it's so heavily male-friendly

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Buzz Dixon

1. Yotsuba&!
2. Cromartie High School
3. Azumanga Daioh
4. Nausicaa
5. Lone Wolf & Cub

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Someone Named Karen?

1. Kaze Hikaru -- Taeko Watanabe
2. Ooku -- Fumi Yoshinaga
3. Otoyomegatari -- Kaoru Mori
4. Harutsuge Komachi -- Miyuki Yamaguchi
5. Jin -- Motoka Murakami

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thanks to all that participated

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