Code and musings by Darshak Parikh

Manga & Friends

This is a list of the anime I’ve watched and the manga/comics/webtoons I’ve read, in alphabetical order. Things to note:

  • It is likely not exhaustive. I forget stuff.
  • I don’t follow everything to completion. I quit when it feels like a drag. People tell me the plot anyway.

Anime and Manga

  • Beyblade
    The first season.
  • Cardcaptors
    My first anime ever.
  • Chainsaw Man
  • Claymore
    The manga. The anime had to finish early because the manga didn’t catch up, but it was worth the time it took.
  • Death Note
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Dragon Ball
    Till the Majin Buu arc; haven’t followed GT or Super.
  • Elfen Lied
  • Fairy Tail
    Till the Spriggan arc.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
    The manga, but I’ve been told the Brotherhood anime is awesome.
  • Grand Blue Hilarious.
  • Hyouka
    Not everyone likes this, because it never gets exciting, but that’s precisely what I appreciate: this is something you can watch to chill after all the action-packed shōnen.
  • Kimi no Na wa
  • Naruto
  • One-Punch Man
  • Pokémon
    Till some point in Unova.
  • Pokémon Adventures
    Till the FireRed/LeafGreen arc. Green is BAE. 💚
  • Shingeki no Kyojin
    Till the Marley arc.
  • Shokugeki no Soma
    Two seasons; will resume some day.
  • Spy × Family
    The manga is slightly less child-friendly than the anime, but besides being an enjoyable action comedy, I also appreciate how it shines light on topics like political psychology and parenting.


  • Adventures of God
    Short, hilarious strips.
  • Boyfriend of the Dead
    Tons of geeky references.
  • City of Dead Sorcerer
    Till the Jeeyul training arc.
  • Deadlove
  • The Gamer
  • Internet Explorer
    Nothing interesting, except a personified representation of important entities in web history.
  • Lookism
    High school gang wars.
  • Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell
  • Weak Hero
    More high school gang wars.

American Comics

  • Batman: White Knight and its sequels (aka “Murphyverse”)
    An uncanny spin on the classic Batman world. Each story is short but not rushed. The art is impeccable. Harley Quinn’s role is oddly endearing, and I don’t mean in the usual sense.
  • Hawkeye (2012)
    This is what the Marvel Studios TV series was loosely based on. Delightfully fun. Kate Bishop has become one of my favourite Marvel characters.
  • Hawkeye (2016)
    Where Kate Bishop is the protagonist. This run also gives a lot of attention to the women in Marvel and tries to thwart the stereotypes.
  • All-New Wolverine (2015)
    Laura Kinney’s story as the new Wolverine. Also introduces her clone sister, Gabby, who is a sweet but badass kid and another one of my favourite Marvel characters.
  • House of M (2006)
  • Marvel’s Wastelands
    This is a set of dystopian stories where most heroes have been killed. A fascinating take on some of our favourite characters trying to get by in their old age in a world that has gone to shit. Here’s the reading order:
    1. Wolverine: Old Man Logan (which is Wolverine (2003) chapters #66 to #72, followed by Wolverine Giant-Size: Old Man Logan)
    2. Old Man Logan (2015)
    3. Old Man Logan (2016)
      A bit dragged out, but necessary reading.
    4. Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan
      Optional spinoff.
    5. Old Man Hawkeye
    6. Dead Man Logan
    7. Old Man Quill
    8. Avengers of the Wastelands
    9. Wastelanders
      There are a few other minor appearances of Old Man Logan and Ashley Barton, but I didn’t bother checking them out.
  • The Walking Dead
    Excellent art, storyline and dialogue. Never disappoints.