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ab5 wrote

Any non-sexist, non-One Piece manga recommendation? I'm looking for something without many volumes. Bonus points if it isn't marketed as "shonen", but otherwise anything should be fine. Thank you!

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mofongo OP wrote

Not manga, but there's a web comic I enjoy a lot, UnOrdinary. Technically shonen, but quite nice.

There's Chainsaw man and Jujutsu Kaisen, they're sold as shounen but might as well be Seinen. Their representation of women is very cool.

Abandoning the male oriented stuff, i don't know if there's a manga but the Little Witch Academia anime is amazing.

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moonlune wrote (edited )

The last few episodes of unordinary's last season were wild!

Now that I you make me think of it, there are a ton of not (so) sexist slice of life webtoons.

Anarasumanara is one of my favorites and only ~40 chapters long.

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moonlune wrote (edited )

Yotsuba is a cool slice of life about a little girl being a kid. It was inspired by the author's daughter afair.

I've recommended a few manga in the past year in /f/anime too. Waves listen to me is a Seinen slice of life.

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ab5 wrote

Yotsuba looks good! I guess I'll start with it and keep all the other suggestions for the future.

I don't know anything about these WebToons bit I'll also take a look at UnOrdinary.

Thank you all for the recommendations!

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Been awhile since I watched Claymore (and only read one volume) but I don't remember anything particularly sexist in it.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

non-sexist manga

uhhhhhhh

I'm embarrassed at how hard of a time I'm having thinking of a recommendation. Not sure if this says more about me or more about the state of mainstream Japanese comics ... a whole lotta yikes all around.

Have you read anything from Junji Ito? Perfect if you want spooky vibes.

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mofongo OP wrote

Komi can't communicate is a nice slice of life about a girl whose social anxiety makes her completely non-verbal. It's very popular right now. I haven't read it but the few panel that have come my way seem very charming.

Oh! Teasing Master Takagi-san. Two young teenagers discovering love for the first time by an endless teasing competition. It made this old dogs heart feel young again.

There's also a concurrent sequel of their married life with their daughter.

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moonlune wrote

komi can't communicate

Here's what I thought of it: /f/Anime/135958/manga-review-komi-can-t-communicate

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ab5 wrote

I've read two or three stories by Junji Ito and I liked them, so I might look into some collections. Thank you for the idea!

I was also trying to find some "slice of life" mangas, but most of them seem to be problematic one way or another.

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mofongo OP wrote

They're a slice of life by Junji Ito, he talks about his life with his wife and cats.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

most of them seem to be problematic one way or another

I'm starting to accept that most entertainment out there is problematic. but of course it is! Most people are fucked up, and art is nothing more than a reflection of an artist's worldview. I'm still trying to figure out where to draw the line. I love One Piece, even if I cringe at all the tit monsters and the way in which queer people are portrayed as creepy jokes.

I'm playing through Pokémon Black 2, and I'm embarrassed by the racism. Oh, boy we finally have a black female gym leader and, oh, she's a mammy stereotype. The rest of the black NPCs are basketball and football players. The later games get better in this respect, I suspect due to the hiring of fresh devs and a recognition that the series has gone beyond Japanese children.

I had some friends almost shit themselves when I called out Lord of the Rings as an "ode to whiteness." They didn't understand how. I still went to a ren fair the other week and got drunk dressed as a pirate. Gotta love cheesy, generic fantasy.

I enjoyed reading Chainsawman. Depending on where you draw the line, you might enjoy the manga too.

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ab5 wrote

Yes, I understand. But sometimes it's nice to discover some "pure" stories that, at least, try to avoid the most common issues in media.

I've just read about the ending of Usagi Drop and it's sickening; I'd love to avoid things like that.

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