View Full Version : What's the last manga to finishi it's run?
02-24-2007, 10:17 AM
I want to read a recent manga that has finished it's run. I keep starting new ones only to find that they're still ongoing. So I want to start a manga that's done, so that when I'm finished the good guy wins and all conflicts are resolved.
02-25-2007, 02:29 PM
You can read the first Alita series... Gunsmith Cats is also complete, though it's being re-issued in a nicer format over the next couple months so you might want to hold off a bit.
The Dragonball Saga is some 46 books long, but also complete and available in its entirety. If all you know about Dragonball is the damned cartoons, wipe your mind clean and check out the original source material, which is in many ways clever, delightful and exciting (everything the cartoon managed so often not to be). Start with the first book (Dragonball vol.1), and just follow along for the next couple years (at two books a month it would take nearly two years to collect the whole series).
Funny enough, but it's easier for me to recommend American comics that have completed their run than manga, offhand; I highly recommend Bone, Transmetropolitan or (if you're a big kid and can handle the sex, violence and various other deeply disturbing aspects) Preacher, each of which is available in graphic novel collections.
02-27-2007, 09:46 AM
I finished RUROUNI KENSHIN a few months back. It was 28 volumes but I loved every single page of it.
LONE WOLF & CUB is also in print with 28 volumes and I found every volume amazing.
02-27-2007, 11:48 AM
I can't believe I forgot to mention Akira!!
It's been out for a while now, 6 huge volumes that comprise the entire story. WAAAAY deeper than the anime, and gorgeous to boot.
And if you dig that, you might also like Domu, the psychic horror one-shot that Otomo also did. It's a single book (about 250 pages?), so there's no concern about it being incomplete.
Both Ghost in the Shell books are the same, collected in single volumes and easy to pick up. I recommend the first to anyone, the second is more of an acquired taste.
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