Originally Posted by Calhoun720
Those are great but if the persons preferred manga is of the shounen variety then most of those wouldnt fit what they're looking for to fill the void.
Perhaps a change might be necessary.
Originally Posted by IronMonkeyFist
HSDK - read it. It's nothing but tits and ass and fighting. The plot is utter suckage.
Berserk - awesome concept, even more awesome art. Haven't read or watched, so I can't say much on it.
Gantz - seen it. Have to disagree with you, it's pretty boring as shit in the long run. Naruto is much more gripping.
Hajime no Ippo - this series is being squeezed dry for all it's got. It should've ended a long time ago imo. The pacing sucks, the story got old and repetitive a long time ago.
The only show I can accept as being better than Naruto is One Piece and only by a little.
HSDK - It's a bit more than ecchi, in fact the ecchi isn't even all that frequent, unlike other series that use it. And those series, such as Air Gear and Tenjho Tenge, happen to be very epic themselves, regardless of the amount of ecchi content. The plot of HSDK, however, is very awesome, and the fight scenes themselves are really good. Couple that with a mangaka that actually devotes screen time to not just one or two main characters, but side characters also. Something that even Kishimoto struggles with at times. Only someone who can't see past something as small as minor ecchi scenes would overlook everything else.
The same with Gantz, the story line is unique and very different from typical manga, and the artwork is fantastic. And there's a reason Hajime no Ippo has been running for the number of years it has, like Beserk, it's just that good.