Different Story having really well-written character arcs for Sayaka, Mami, and Kyoko that all feel much more believable and sympathetic than they did in the show, as well as just a generally heartrending story, but half of the fandom either not knowing it exists or lumping it in with the not-as-well-done doujinshi-type spinoffs (despite the fact that Urobuchi did actually contribute to the development of Different Story).
Do you have a list (and pictures) of all the Manga you own? I constantly see Manga titles in your pictures of your sailor moon collections and I've always wanted to know what stuff you have! That would make a cool post!
Ah, great question! I have a ton of non-Sailor Moon manga; I actually have an entire bookshelf and an extra shelf dedicated to it!
My manga bookshelf is primarily composed of Pokemon (one shelf) and Sailor Moon (two shelves) but the top shelf is for assorted manga.
Junji Ito horror manga
All three Museum of Terror collections
Uzumaki (all three volumes)
Flesh-Colored Horror (a collection of one-shots)
Gyo (the recently published two-in-one edition)
Fragments of Horror (another collection)
Doll by Mitsukazu Mihara (volumes 1-6)
Mantis Woman by Senno Knife (a collection of horror shorts)
Hell Girl manga, volumes 1-9
Dolls (also known as Plant Dolls) by Yumiko Kawahara (volumes 1-4)
Helter Skelter by Kyoko Okazaki
A bunch of Puella Magi Madoka Magica stuff:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (volumes 1-3)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story (volumes 1-3)
Puella Magi Oriko Magica (volumes 1-2)
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer (volumes 1-2; these are the original Japanese editions as Sadness Prayer has yet to be translated)
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica (just the first volume for now, but I plan to buy the rest of the series)
Puella Magi Tart Magica (Volumes 1-2)
Puella Magi Suzune Magica (Volumes 1-2)
The Rebellion Story artbook: Only You
The Wraith Arc (volume 1; in Japanese)
Ah! My Goddess (an assortment of volumes and two DVD sets)
Bottom Pokemon shelf:
(it’s really messy, sorry; also, the books in the front are blocking a row in the back so you can’t see it)
A shit ton of Pokemon Adventures/Special stuff; I’ve got volumes 1-14, volumes 17-18, volumes 22-29, and a few DP volumes as well. In addition to Viz’s second edition printing, I’ve got first printing versions (from like 2000-2002) as well as some Chuang Yi editions (if you don’t know, Chuang Yi was a Singapore-based manga translation company that was, for many years, the only source of English-language Pokemon Adventures manga until Viz decided to start printing the series again).
I’m planning on buying the complete Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, and Black/White series (Viz has released box sets for each), but I don’t know where I can possibly fit them, lol.
Also, Pokemon Adventures comprises the vast majority of what you see on this shelf.
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventures (volumes 1-6)
The Electric Tale of Pikachu (volumes 1-3)
A bunch of books about the Pokemon anime leftover from my childhood (no, I won’t get rid of them and I’m not too old for them, shut up Mom)
A couple of Pokemon movie manga adaptations
A few other miscellaneous Pokemon manga
A ton of guides for various Pokemon games
(Note: I’ll be making a post on my Sailor Moon stuff later)
And finally, here’s the other anime shelf. Sorry, I was too lazy to move all the wands, haha.
The first volume of Matsuribayashi-hen chapter of Higurashi When They Cry
Pet Shop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino (volumes 1-10)
Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo by Matsuri Akino (volumes 1-8)
Presents by Kanako Inuki (volumes 1-3)
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch by Hanamori (volumes 1-7)
Bride of Deimos by Yuho Ashibe (volumes 1-6)
Nightmares for Sale by Kaoru Ohashi (volumes 1-2)
Goth by Otsuichi and Kendi Oiwa
Dark Metro by Yoshiken (volumes 1-2)
A couple of DVDs just laying around (namely Mean Girls and the series The Future is Wild)
In Clothes Called Fat by Moyoco Anno
Chronicles of the Grim Peddler by Lee Jeoun-A (volume 1)
The Limit by Keiko Suenobu (volumes 1-6)
Beautiful People by Mitsukazu Mihara
Confidential Confessions by Reiko Momochi (volumes 3-6)
Attack on Titan: No Regrets (volume 1)
Reiko the Zombie Shop by Rei Mikamoto (volume 1)
Holy shit, writing all this out made me realize how much fucking manga I own and how much money I’ve spent over the years, lol. Also, it goes without saying, but I recommend everything here!
i kinda find it really funny that mami is getting a big role in the new pmmm movie with her VA wanting to do more with her and all, when there’s already an (arguably canon) spin-off…that has her as the main character…with a neat story….and great character development…….