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.