My name is Luke, and recently I finished reading my one hundredth manga series. Manga is such an amazing medium. It utilises unique techniques to create compelling and engrossing stories. Some of my experiences reading manga will be my fondest in life, and it has made me feel in ways no other medium has. Out of my love for manga, I’ve decided to review each of these 100 series. While this project will be rewarding in itself, as I love talking about manga, it does have other purposes.
While I will be starting this project with my top ten manga of all time, I feel that many manga are not given enough attention. Manga like ‘Dragon Ball’ and ‘Berserk’ are phenomenal, and should be treated as such. However, it seems that other amazing pieces are left without much air time. By reviewing every manga I’ve read, it allows me to discuss great manga that lie just outside my favourites. It makes me happy that I can give some much needed respect to these commendable series.
Another reason for creating this blog is to introduce readers to different or obscure manga that may have very little exposure. In my 8+ years of reading manga, I’ve discovered many series by accident or by taking a chance, and many of these decisions have paid off. I now have a platform where I can promote old, obscure and incredibly weird reads, and hopefully recommend manga that other people will enjoy. Because, ultimately, though manga is amazing, it’s the community surrounding it that’s also so important.
So, how this blog will work:
I’m going to release my top 10 favourite manga of all time in one massive list. From there, I will periodically release the other 90 manga reviews. The only stipulation with the list is that only completed series will be on it. Though I have read many ongoing series, I don’t want to write a review on them without a completely holistic view, which isn’t possible without reading it all. In general, it also wouldn’t be as accurate, or respectful to said manga. And after this project… Who knows? Hopefully I’ll have read a ton more manga to review too! I hope that you all support me on this new journey, and I can’t wait to meet new, like minded people who love manga just as much as I do! 🙂
From the manga “A Drifting Life” – http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/03/08-1/a-drifting-life-author-yoshihiro-tatsumi-passes-away-at-79