New here and happy to be abroad.
I am brand spanking new to the world of manga and I am sure you get this question all the time, but I would love it if you guys could recommend me some titles to help me get started.
First of all, allow me to express the style and genre in which I enjoy the most. I have been in love with Neon Genesis Evangelion from the very day I saw the first episode (I'm sure you can tell I am a fanatic by my user name). This eventually triggered me into buying the whole manga series which I read with great happiness. Never did it occur to me that this would create a hole inside which I can only temporarily fill with reading more graphic novels
So I enjoy science fiction. I love how Evangelion brings philosophy into the foreground and really makes the reader think. So I might be being a little picky but I think my favorite flavor is philosophical science fiction. I enjoy complex story lines. I like having to figure them out, put the pieces together, use my imagination and possibly learn something at the end. Again, I am afraid I might be sounding a bit too picky..
I've done a little research my self and a few titles I have came across which I will most likely enjoy are the following:
Ghost in the Shell - love the anime, I'll probably love the manga.
Akira - love the anime as well..
I'll probably end up working my way through those titles. But I am hoping you folks could throw me a few recommendations. I'd greatly appreciate it!