What Was The First Manga You Ever Read?

Aia

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So after a call with my sister yesterday, I was reminded of some of the manga I used to read and am curious about all of you: Do any of you remember the first manga you read?

For me it was MeruPuri. I read it when I was in sixth grade, and read almost the whole series (I still have to read the third volume *cries*). Looking back at it, a couple of the chapters were extremely erotic that I don't know how my school let it be there to check out, but twelve year-old me like it a lot so idk :miku2_move: (as well as a lot of others since the books were always checked out)
 
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Tema

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Apr 8, 2018
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A friend gave me a copy of the first volume of Trinity Blood as a Christmas gift in tenth grade (at least I'm 97% sure it was Trinity Blood).

The only manga I've ever finished was Chobits though lol I can't do big series
 
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hamano

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My first manga was Detective Conan, I think my mom bought me one of the early books when I was 11 or 12. I didn't buy them very much, instead I borrowed them from the library. Eventually I got fed up and gave up on manga for several years. I kinda came back to the world of manga a couple of years ago when I picked up K-On!, but that's about it. The variety of manga you can buy here is quite limited, so I haven't really found anything interesting since.
 
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Blue Of Mind

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Apr 8, 2018
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The Kingdom Hearts manga! My primary school's book fair were offering manga on the side, but I hadn't heard of manga at the time so I bought it because I'd played the KH games and didn't have any clue it was a comic. ^^;
 
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Aia

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The Kingdom Hearts manga! My primary school's book fair were offering manga on the side, but I hadn't heard of manga at the time so I bought it because I'd played the KH games and didn't have any clue it was a comic. ^^;
I think I also read some of KH manga too! My brother actually read it, but he sometimes showed me some of the panels

I always wanted to read it though
 

uncreepy

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Me and my twin decided to buy each other our first manga for Christmas when we were in junior high, we agreed that we wanted to know what the deal was with the "backwards books" at the bookstore. So we went Christmas shopping at the mall and stood outside waiting for the other to buy a manga book.

I bought her Naruto vol 1 and she got me .hack//Legend of the Twilight vol 1. Leading up to Christmas, we would both go in to different rooms and read the gift we got each other. So I read Naruto 11 times before finally gifting it to her. (I really liked the art style and it was relaxing to read while listening to the radio.) Haha.
 
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Leon

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Apr 8, 2018
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Technically the first couple of Black Butlers, but I read them in secret and then never finished the story. The first full manga I ever actually got into and read all the way through was Fruits Basket. I know people like to hate on it because they think it's a girly manga and that Tohru's a mary sue, but I still stand by the characterization and story. It was very sweet.
 
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parallax_fifths

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Jun 27, 2019
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Highway Star by Katsuhiro Otomo.

It's a collection of short stories, much like most of his pre-Akira works. When I bought it I didn't know a word of Japanese, so it took a few years before I could read the entire volume. Fortunately, some of the stories aren't particularly wordy, so even from day one I got some joy out of its pages.
 
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peaches2217

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*I posted the wrong one. Honey Hunt was one of the earliest I read, but it wasn't the first. In my defense, it's been over a decade.*

Stepping on Roses was my first manga! I read up the point that we see the handsome butler with his hair in a ponytail. That's all I remember.
 
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Vegetaljuce

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The first manga I read is pretty unknown, I think. I just happened to find it tucked away in my middle school's library and thought the art looked really cute:
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Looking back it's pretty clear that the author was kind of a novice when she started writing this series (weird panel structure, hard to follow sequences), but you know how it is. You're 11 and this is the coolest fucking thing you've seen in your life.
 

Nova

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How'd I miss this thread? I think the first manga series I ever sat down and read start to finish was Chibi Vampire. I'll consider that my first since I remember right before Christmas break in highschool I went to the (now closed) book store in the mall and bought nearly every single volume in one fell swoop. It was the perfect time too as Christmas break gave me tons of free time.
 

Aia

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Beauty Pop was another manga I read when I was first getting into manga and anime. But I only read the first volume because the others were always checked out at the library too ;-; I'm thinking on coming back to it now that I think about it cuz I really liked it
 
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