Sailor Moon has ended...the last of the comics were published, all the books have been released, now what? Well, below is a list of mangas that you might find interesting. I've tired to compile a list of every genre of Manga that might suit you moonies. Please note that I have spent countless hours bugging the staff at the local Barnes & Noble to get this collection started. At the bottom of the page there is a list of suggested animes that you might enjoy. Also note that these were based on my opinion and I cannot guarantee that you will like any of these.
Mars is the first. I got this one in the middle of June and let me tell you...I'm glued. It's a star-crossed teen romance that will have any lady hooked. The lovers are Rei and Kira. They are as opposite as you could get but hopelessly smitten for one another...PICK THIS UP!!! I'm telling you it's a great Manga. Not just the story but the art is amazing. I could stare at it all day simply because of the art.
Planet Ladder: It's about and alien princess that grew up here on earth and now forces are trying to take her away. It's actually really good. The art is magnificent. I've created the first American dedication site. There you can be informed more deeply of the series. This is part of Tokyo-Pop's 100% Manga. The site that's listed is my own personal site. I created that in the wee hours of the night. I love Planet Ladder so far and I'm sure that you will too.
The next one is Dragon Kights. This is the misadventures of Rath, Thatz, and Rune. Their mission: return the head of a powerful sorcerer. The problem: every demon, every witch, every bad guy is after it. Not to mention that the three of them don't get along very well.
X/1999 is about a boy that will determine the fate of the world and his journey. That's really all I can say about it. I've only read one volume and it's a little confusing. The art work, however, makes up for the confusing plot and character twists. I'm sure after reading more I'll get into the story and give you all a little more information.
My favorite manga next to Sailor Moon has to be Oh, My Goddess!. The back of the first volume goes as follows. "Can a phone call change your life? This one quite possibly could! Keiichi is spending another Friday night alone in his dorm room plugged into the television, his greatest aspiration a double-cheese-pizza. When he misdials the delivery-join number and gets the goddess Belldandy instead, he's unknowingly bitten off much more than he can chew. Belldandy grants Keiichi a single wish, and he jokingly wishes for a beautiful goddess like her. But the joke's on him when he gets what he asked for!" It's funny, romantic, and some times has some good action in it. There are some missing parts so Vol #1 - #3 are being remastered. There is the monthly comic book so go find your nearest dealer.
Inu-Yasha has to be the funniest manga I've read in a while. A young school girl named Kagome, travels back in time to find out that she is the resuected priestess of some small villiage. Inu-Yasha, a half demon wakes when she comes. Why? Becuase she has a powerful jewl embedded in her body. When another demon attacks and rips the jewel from Kagome, the trouble's just begun because her only way to save herself is to release Inu-Yasha from a curse. I laughed so hard through most of it. This manga comes from the creator of Ranma 1/2.
Vampire Yui, ah, what can I say. I very dark manga surrounding vampires. This one is rather good. I usually don't like vampiric tales but I was pleasently suprised. If you're looking for Graphic Novels, save your breath...there is only two and one doesn't ship till September 2002. If you go to Ironcat.com, you can purchase the monthly comic books and the two Graphic Novels. The story moves quickly with this one so I don't want to reveal to much. Yui is a half vampire that gets bitten and turned by Miyu. I haven't read all of this manga, but what I'm gathering is that Yui is the new guardian of the Shinma world. I love dark humor, I love action, I like mysticism, so if you do you'll like this too.
Vampire Miyu is what I'm getting into right now. It's the tales of Miyu, the Guardian of the Shinma world and her adventure to retrive stray shinma. This is from the same creator of Vampire Yui so it does move in the same way. This is the pre-Yui manga. It's dark, mythotical, and action packed.