I’m still reading Tokyo Ghoul:re and I honestly can’t recommend it to anyone with a straight face anymore. The first series was pretty good, but I’m pretty dissatisfied with the way the sequel series is going for a number of reasons, most of all the way that the mangaka treats his LGBTQ characters. If I were to recommend anything about it, it’s to read Tokyo Ghoul because the symbolism and use of literary comparison is actually pretty interesting, but then maybe watch and anime for a different take on the story.
I’m still reading One Piece, but I legitimately can’t recommend that to anyone. It’s not because of how up-down it is in terms of good and bad moments, but because it’s like getting close to 900 chapters and I can’t have that on my conscience. I can’t be responsible for someone else losing that much of their time on something.
Dorohedoro is wrapping up, and honestly? This is one I can recommend. Fairly short insofar as manga goes at 154 chapters. It’s got an interesting universe premise and the entire setting feels that kind of good filthy that you get from cyberpunk, but without the cyber of that genre. The characters are all memorable, but that might be because one of them has a lizard head and that’s kinda my shit. Also, most of the ladies can basically punch through brick, which is also fuckin’ sick.
I’m also reading Boku no Hero Academia, and honestly? Every scene where Mineta isn’t present is basically a gift.
In terms of finished product to read, I really like Yokohama Shopping Trip, which is a manga about the daily lives of cute robot girls in what’s essentially a mid-apocalypse Earth. The landscape art is beautifully done and every splash page is somehow uplifting to look at and almost kind of sad. It’s a slice-of-life, so the story kind of just meanders down a long, winding path, but it’s a really relaxing read when you’re feeling keyed-up and need something to wind down.