Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stuff

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Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stuff

Postby FarmXD » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:52 am

Hi community! :shark:

I'm writing a story for an all-new manga project I want to present
in a good editorial group. I got the chance to be evaluated by one
of the best comicbook editors of this country so I want to do something
really really good. I thought in a 160-page manga story. I have the idea
and it's a thriller. But I'm not an expert because all my life I just wrote
and drew shounen mangas. That's why I'm posting here, because I need
to study and gain influences and experience. I collected movies and books
good for this topic, but I think I need to read more mangas or watch more
anime series about this.

Some examples of series and mangas I loved in this topic are Monster, Lain, Death Note
or Ergo Proxy (Well, it's more Scifi but still good mystery and drama there).
Bizarre mystery is good for me...so, my dear friends; What can you recommend me
to watch or read?? Thank you! :)

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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby ZephyrStar » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Junji Ito, who is very much a horror manga writer, nonetheless writes some incredibly vivid stuff. I would highly recommend reading some of it just to get a feel for atmosphere.
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby FarmXD » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:11 pm

Interesting. A higly recommended work of him?
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby Animated » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:03 pm

I would recommend you Ikigami, set in an alternative Japan of the present years, where all of the students are forced to be injected once they get to primary school, and one out of 1000 syringes contain a micro-chip that would explode some years later on a decided day - the government believes by doing so the people would live their days as if they were their last, since no one knows if he/she has a micro-chip inside them or not. The great part is that the people who are about to die recieve a letter from the government just a day before their death that says they were the chosen ones (and info about the exact second of dying), and it's exciting to watch what are their final plans, how they face death, what acts of revenge they are plotting before leaving this world... it's amazing.
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:02 am

Oyasumi Punpun
20th Century Boys
Billy Bat
Nijigahara Holograph
BLAME!
Doubt
Mirai Nikki
Kindaichi Case Files
Shigurui
Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigations - This is a shounen but the art is great for a horror type story.

Stuff I haven't read but is worth looking into:
Uzumaki
Homunculus
Aku no Hana
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:07 am

pacotacoshell wrote:Oyasumi Punpun
20th Century Boys
Billy Bat
Nijigahara Holograph
BLAME!
Doubt
Mirai Nikki
Kindaichi Case Files
Shigurui
Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigations - This is a shounen but the art is great for a horror type story.

Stuff I haven't read but is worth looking into:
Uzumaki
Homunculus
Aku no Hana

These are all manga recommendations btw. Only 4 of these have anime adaptations (BLAME!, Mirai Nikki, Shigurui, Aku no Hana), but I still recommend reading the manga instead.

Sorry for the double post.
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby FarmXD » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:16 am

pacotacoshell wrote:
pacotacoshell wrote:Oyasumi Punpun
20th Century Boys
Billy Bat
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Urasawa ftw, awesome pieces, following Billy Bat since not long ago.
Did you read Pluto???

Thanks for the list, I'll chek them all. All of them.

Animated wrote:I would recommend you Ikigami, set in an alternative Japan of the present years, where all of the students are forced to be injected once they get to primary school, and one out of 1000 syringes contain a micro-chip that would explode some years later on a decided day - the government believes by doing so the people would live their days as if they were their last, since no one knows if he/she has a micro-chip inside them or not. The great part is that the people who are about to die recieve a letter from the government just a day before their death that says they were the chosen ones (and info about the exact second of dying), and it's exciting to watch what are their final plans, how they face death, what acts of revenge they are plotting before leaving this world... it's amazing.


Sounds great, thanks! I'll check it too!
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby Otohiko » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:03 am

Check out some of Tezuka's more mature-oriented works, too - after all, Urasawa took after him in many ways as an inspiration.
One good, realistic drama of his to start with might be Message to Adolf :D
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby FarmXD » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:42 am

Otohiko wrote:Check out some of Tezuka's more mature-oriented works, too - after all, Urasawa took after him in many ways as an inspiration.
One good, realistic drama of his to start with might be Message to Adolf :D


Yes, they worked together in Pluto. Masterpiece.
I asked in a store for that manga (Message to Adolf) but didn't
arrive yet, seems pretty interesting, thanks.
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Re: Looking for good seinen, thriller or general msytery stu

Postby FarmXD » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:45 am

FarmXD wrote:
Otohiko wrote:Check out some of Tezuka's more mature-oriented works, too - after all, Urasawa took after him in many ways as an inspiration.
One good, realistic drama of his to start with might be Message to Adolf :D


Yes, they worked together in Pluto. Masterpiece.
I asked in a store for that manga (Message to Adolf) but didn't
arrive yet, seems pretty interesting, thanks.


(Sorry for double posting) In the meantime to not lose practice,
I'll work in a shounen/comedy manga about a bad devil :P
If it works, I'll make the english translation to share it with you, people o/
I guess 3,4 or 5 months would be enough for it.
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