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Manga for an 8 yr old first time reader

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Posted 1/26/19 , edited 1/26/19
Gakuen Alice is super good, there is some romance, but it's about as much as Cardcaptor has. It can get a little dark at times later in the series, but nothing too bad.
Yumeiro patissiere would be another great series, it's about a 14 year-old girl that goes to a famous academy to learn to be pastry chef and get's the help of a Sweets Spirit (a fairy) to teach her. It won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award for the Children's category.
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Posted 1/26/19 , edited 1/27/19
If she like the whole magical girl thing then I recommend the first Lyrical Nanoha series and then the 2 ViVid spin offs about Nanoha and Fate's daughter. The series in between those two might be good too since you said she likes some shounen type stuff as they are more shounen than magical girl.
Posted 1/27/19 , edited 1/27/19
I can't think of anything other than what others said, these are some great suggestions you got. Hope she loves one of the choices from the other comments.
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Posted 1/27/19 , edited 1/27/19

Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:

Gakuen Alice is super good, there is some romance, but it's about as much as Cardcaptor has. It can get a little dark at times later in the series, but nothing too bad.
Yumeiro patissiere would be another great series, it's about a 14 year-old girl that goes to a famous academy to learn to be pastry chef and get's the help of a Sweets Spirit (a fairy) to teach her. It won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award for the Children's category.


seconded for both! i remember reading Gakuen Alice a long time ago, and it was a joy to read, though i only read the first few chapters or so.
iirc its about children who have special powers of some sort.

Yumeiro Patissiere is an amazing series. definitely worth checking out if they also liked Shugo Chara!
the series is really sweet. (╹◡╹)
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Posted 3/2/19 , edited 3/2/19
i think this is a western example, but my first manga was called “peach fuzz” and i used to read it over and over again when i was younger.
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Posted 3/3/19 , edited 3/3/19
I think I started reading One Piece when I was about nine with my two friends who were both slightly younger than me.

It may be a bit too gory for an eight-year-old, but it really does have an immersive and wild plot. The series may also may cost... A few hundred dollars(unless you borrow from a library).

It is very, er, wacky. There are funny- and cute-looking characters and a bunch of crazy locations, each coming with a crazy new problem. Plus, every kid loves pirates(Yeah, it's about pirates).

Though this is typically a "boys" manga, there are definitely a ton of girls out there who love it.
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Posted 3/10/19 , edited 3/10/19
In Japan, it wouldn't matter what an 8 year-old would read, since Japan has very limited or negligent age barriers as I mentioned before.
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