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Son_Goku
04-15-2001, 08:07 PM
What is, in your opinion, the best martial arts manga?
I believe it is Dragonball / Dragonball Z, but the TEKKEN movie was pretty good.... :p

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HuangKaiVun
04-16-2001, 03:47 AM
As I stated in the other post:

Fist of the North Star
Crying Freeman
Lone Wolf and Cub

SanHeChuan
04-16-2001, 10:50 PM
ninja scroll!

"Civilize the mind but make savage the body"

Jimbo
04-21-2001, 09:20 PM
Ninja Scroll is THE best anime dealing with martial arts themes.

There is an anime that is a better all-around movie (not really about martial arts) called Princess Mononoke. This one is one of the best anime films, period, IMO.
Jim

mileh
05-18-2001, 07:17 AM
Return of the Condor Heros.

Radhnoti
05-18-2001, 09:35 PM
I'd like to ditto The Fist of the North Star.
THAT was magnificent anime, in my opinion. :D

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Chang Style Novice
05-19-2001, 04:32 AM
Most of y'all are talking about movies. Manga are comic books.

And the best is Lone Wolf and Cub.

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edziak
05-19-2001, 09:58 AM
Has anyone read Blade of the Imortal? I've heard a lot about those books.

Lone Wolf and Cub are certainly sweet books. My favorite story so far is the one at the end of book two about the Samurai woman who becomes a prostitute. Its a realy beutiful story.

HuangKaiVun
05-24-2001, 10:41 AM
I read the "Blade of the Immortal" series, but I never liked them because the plots always lacked focus.

Kumkuat
05-25-2001, 08:41 PM
Nothing, I mean NOTHING touches Kenji as the best martial arts manga. Where else can you see a great display of baji, taiji, bagua, aikido, aikijujitsu, karate, praying mantis, hung gar, etc.? It's drawn and written well, I mean, this is the best martial arts manga. too bad it isn't that popular.

premier
05-26-2001, 10:51 PM
I clicked this topic because I wanted to know what the hell is "Mnaga".

SanHeChuan
06-03-2001, 02:31 AM
Manga is also a company (or something) that produces anime films.

oh, and ninja scoll is better than Princess Mononoke

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shaolinboxer
06-03-2001, 08:04 PM
Manga is a generic term for comic books created in Japan. US Manga Corp was one of the first companies to offer official US domestic releases, but they released ANIME and not Manga. Viz Comics released the best manga. If you want to read an interesting manga, try GON.

Ninja Scroll and Mononoke Hime are both great Anime. Also, try Spriggan...JoJo's Bizzare Adventure...Ninja Ressurection (sequel to ninja scroll, in two parts and still not complete)...

Nutt'nhunny
06-07-2001, 03:33 AM
ninja high school
Kamui "a genuine ninja story" this one is the best.

I liked ninja scroll. If you guys like anime, you must, MUST rent fear effect 2 for the playstation. This game sucks you in. Took me nearly 8 hours of playing time to complete. It was an experience. Amazing. I recomend it in a cruel sort of way, you will love hate it and not be able to quit until it's finished.

Black_Talon
07-03-2001, 10:13 PM
Ninja Scroll is the best martial arts anime, it also happens to be my alltime favorite too


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shaolinboxer
07-04-2001, 04:55 PM
Ninja Resurrection (sequel to Ninja Scroll).

Also, JoJo's Bizzare Adventure is great (from the creator of Fist of the North Star).

Kempomon
07-05-2001, 09:11 PM
Unfortunately, since manga are Japanese, there's not really any about CMA. However, there are plenty of kick-ass samurai (and ronin) manga. Lone Wolf and Cub is probably one of the best but I like Blade of the Immortal better. The characters have a little more personality in Blade of the Immortal, IMHO, and I like Hiroaki Samura's style. Plus Anotsu and the Itto-Ryu totally kick ass!

Kempomon
07-05-2001, 09:14 PM
Oh, and by the way, I don't really like the Dragonball mangas because the plot is weak and the fighting is too unrealistic for me. The earlier ones before Goku grew up were hilarious, however. I have all of those and they kick ass! Once Raditz appears (i forget which volume that's in) the series becomes kind of weak.

Koing
07-07-2001, 10:20 PM
I would say the best anime for me is

Street Fighter II Animated Movie

VERY CLASSy:) I love it.

Also Fist of the North Star and Ninja scroll I love

and crying freeman as well:)

I love DBZ as well but its more fantasy fighting but hey its still good:)

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Celestial Amiboshi
07-07-2001, 10:46 PM
The best anime is "Shoujo Kakumei Utena". It has a lot of sword fighting and it in much better taste than all of the anime and manga mentioned here.

Celestial Amiboshi
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mileh
07-13-2001, 06:17 AM
Rurouni Kenshin, I think it was *******ised and released under the name of Samurai X in America. Also another good anime is Ranma 1/2 and Inu Yasha.

Daredevil
01-31-2002, 11:06 PM
Hey, sorry for resurrecting this dinosaur, but I was wondering about the manga Kumkuat mentioned, Kenji. Anybody know any links to www-sites detailing that? (A search with Kenji brings up a whole lot of other stuff) I'm curious, having never stumbled on it.

Thanks.