Manga of the Week - Sidonia no Kishi

Posted by Filter on 08/16/2013 2:19 pm

This week, our series spotlight has shined on Sidonia no Kishi suggested by Yenkaz.  If you are unfamiliar with this series be sure to check it out!

Sidonia no Kishi
Series Summary:
Outer space, the far future.

A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity's home world continue to pose an existential threat.

Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel's bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship's coolheaded female captain.


Manga of the Week - Gangsta & Kanata Kara

Posted by KaKaR on 07/06/2013 11:36 am

This week, our series spotlight has shined on Gangsta suggested by ExSavior & Kanata Kara.  If you are unfamiliar with these be sure to check them out!

Series Summary:
You wanna get rid of someone? Nicolas and Worick your two neighborly gangsters also known as “Benriya” are for hire!


Kanata Kara
Series Summary:
Walking home from school one day, Noriko is innocently caught up in a terrorist bombing. Rather than being blown to bits, she finds herself transported to another world; a world in which darkness seems on the rise, as its powers desperately search for a being known as the Awakening whom it is said will awaken the Sky Demon. She finds this new world to be dangerous and overwhelming, and Noriko has little choice but to throw her lot in with the mysteriously powerful man she encounters upon her arrival. The enigma of this world and her role in it will gradually unfold, but first things first: Noriko must learn their language!


Manga of the Week - Chihayafuru & Baby Steps

Posted by KaKaR on 06/08/2013 11:23 pm

This week, our series spotlight has shined on Chihayafuru & Baby Steps.  If you are unfamiliar with these be sure to check them out!

Series Summary:
All her life, Chihaya's dream was to see her model sister become Japan's best... That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.
Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game--known as Hyakunin Isshu--in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata's place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.


Baby Steps
Series Summary:
Maruo Eiichirou (Ei-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He's instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join Ei-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication and work ethic.


Guidelines for Manga of the Week Suggestions

Posted by KaKaR on 03/18/2011 1:58 pm

It always disheartened me how many people don't care to read the complete MOTW post, in which I clearly state  where to send MOTW suggestions (It's written in bold and italics so it stands out).  Despite my efforts I often find suggestions lying around in different places on the forums or in the inboxes of other staff members.  Let's try it one more time in a bit more detail and hopefully you all will pay attention to it since there are no series for you to skip to in this post.  If you would like to see your favorite series featured as Manga of the Week then PM me (KaKaR) your suggestions through the forum PM system.  I have included some guidelines at the bottom of the post for you.  Suggestions will remain open until I say otherwise in a post. 

Note: I am aware that there are good one-volume manga out there and I want to eventually incorporate them into MOTW at some point, but not right now.  If enough people prefer that they should be featured then I might change my mind.  You can post your thoughts about one-volume series in this thread. 

How to properly suggest a series for MotW:

  • Put 'Manga of the Week Suggestion' as the pm subject.
  • Suggested series can be from any genre or series type that we host on MT.
  • Multi volume series suggested must have at least 2 volumes scanslated.
  • Please try to include completed and fully scanlated series in your suggestions also.
  • You can send more than one suggestion in a pm, if you do please list them in order of your preference so I know which one you want to see featured the most.
  • Try to check Archived Manga of the Week thread and board to make sure what you are suggesting hasn't already been featured before.
  • A brief explanation of why you think the series deserves to be featured will go a long way towards making your suggestion stand out.  Try to keep it around 250ish words though.


POLL: What information matters most to you when browsing for series?

Posted by Yukimura on 01/13/2011 4:47 pm

As you all are hopefully aware the go to method for browsing for new series on Mangatraders is the Extended Series List page.  In an effort to get feedback from the community I have established this poll to determine if any information should be added or removed to make the page better for its intended purpose to the community at large. 

Please keep in mind that while the extended series list is meant to be a convenience we have no intention of making visiting series pages obsolete.  The point of the extended series list is to give a quick peek at a series to help you determine if you're interested in learning more about it.  It is not meant to enable you to make up your mind to pick up a new series immediately.

From the options in this poll please select 5 (Or less, please remember, don't go out of your way to pick 5 if you only strongly care about 3.  Over voting could help make the 2 you didn't care about as much seem more important than the 3 you really did.) the options you would most care about when browsing through series trying to decide what looks good.  Also If you have any comments about the browsing system overall please feel free to share them in the thread.


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