Easy(going) reading

May 14, 2008

I can’t resist list-making. Over at MangaBlog, Brigid Alverson shares a request from a reader for “slice-of-life” manga. Excellent recommendations ensue, so I thought I would compile the titles that got multiple nods from the folks leaving comments.

  • Antique Bakery, by Fumi Yoshinaga (DMP)
  • Emma, by Kaoru Mori (CMX)
  • Flower of Life, by Fumi Yoshinaga (DMP)
  • Honey and Clover, by Chica Umino (Viz)
  • Japan, as Viewed by 17 Creators, by various gifted people (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Love Roma, by Minoru Toyoda (Del Rey)
  • Sand Chronicles, by Hinako Ashihara (Viz)
  • Suppli, by Mari Okazaki (Tokyopop)
  • The Voices of a Distant Star, by Mizu Sahara and Makoto Shinkai (Tokyopo)
  • The Walking Man, by Jiro Taniguichi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • The Day I Become a Butterfly, by Yumeka Sumomo (Juné)
  • Same Cell Organism, by Yumeka Sumomo (Juné)
  • There are plenty of great recommendations in the MangaBlog comments thread, both of slice-of-life series and good reads in general. If I missed a slice-of-life title that got multiple mentions, let me know, and I’ll update the list.