Karakuri is Masashi Kishimoto‘s (Creator of NARUTO) first published manga. He sent it to Shueisha, and won the “Hop Step Award”.
I always wanted to know how kishimoto’s first work is like so I searched for this manga for a long time but I couldn’t find any English translation. After I relized there’s really no English translation I desperately contacted a MangaHelpers user, tethysdust, asking for a translation.
Surprisingly, she turned out to be a really nice person, and she translated it for me right away. I read it, and I liked it.
When I was searching for the translation, I noticed many people in forums and answer sites, requesting this manga. So when I got the translation, I thought I could scanlate it, and let all those people intrested in the manga, and generally in Masashi Kishimoto’s work to read it.
This is my first scanltaion, so it’s quality is not that good, and I may think I rushed some parts of it. If you like reading translation with the RAW manga, download the translation, if not read the scanlation.
Note: The RAW is from RAW Paradise, which I believe is currently shut down.
Here’s a wallpaper from the anime & manga series of One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. If you’re interested in all of them, download it and put it on your desktop.
Info: Size is 1024×768, If you have too many icons on your desktop download the alternative wallpaper.
Note: None of the wallpaper elements, including Naruto, Luffy, Ichigo, Shonen Jump Logo, and Background pics are my work. I just downloaded them from internet and put them together.
UPDATE: Updated the wallpaper, fixed luffy’s red cuts.
Manga is a black & white Japanese comic, and most anime that would later spawn numerous games are based on them (like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece). I started watching Naruto anime because of its several games and then it led me to other anime and manga. So I decided to read a chapter of a manga (or watch an episode of an anime) each day of the week. (you can find English translations of them if you search it on Google)
But I didn’t know what manga to read, so I downloaded lots and lots of manga info from wikipedia, read all of their plots, gave them a point of one to five and then decided which one to read.
I summarized all of it in an xls file, so you can also use it to decide which manga to read, they are currently sorted out by Name, but if you have Microsoft Excel you can use the sort option under the Data column to sort them out by whatever you want. It also features a one-line mini story you can read to get a sense of what the manga is about (for more information, search the manga name in wikipedia). Also I encourage you to read the mini-story or the wikipedia article of the manga and give them stars yourself, since people’s tastes differ.
To open an xls file, you need “Microsoft Excel” which is included in Microsoft Office package. However, if you don’t have Office or you don’t want to pay for it, you can either use Excel Viewer or OpenOffice.org, the latter also works under Macintosh and Linux Operating Systems and both are free to download. You can also download the pdf version, but then you won’t be able to sort the manga and you can only view them. Of course, you need Adobe Acrobat reader to view pdf files, but you already know that, right?
Download XLS file
Download PDF file
UPDATE: Updated the list, it now contains 300 entries.
UPDATE: Added online view.