Well, it looks like we need to have a general corner to recommend and seek some mangas. The thread will surely be a hot one once it rolls. Be sure to include your reasons, points and samples when recommending a manga to the fellow members.
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As for my recommendation, I would like to point you all to a sport manga and a historical one.
Name - Bamboo Blade
Genre - Humor, school and sport
Volumes - 5 chapters
Story - It is about Kendo and nothing more. A high school team with an unusual and often funny teacher climbs the mountain of training and competitions. They come across tough opponents and as well as good potentials.
Reason - The manga is for fun-goers imo. This is not like Bleach or One Piece. It's more for the easy going and fun seeking readers. I finished it in roughly a week and it was a good relief between other on going series.
Name - Vinland Saga
Genre - Historical, fiction
Volumes - On going (7)
Story - The story of Vikings in awesome brutal fight, bloody gore and political twists.
Reason - Fans of sword and warriors will find this attracting as sugar to an ant. This is a very well drawn manga with a storyline that surpasses the illustration. Highly recommended for a fight and die fans.