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Erica Sakurazawa (but not Angel)
Kiriko Nananan (soooo hard to find her works in the U.S.)
and of course the grandmaster, Osamu Tezuka
I also love the following collections, and most things Pulp magazine used to publish:
Comics Underground Japan
Secret Comics Japan
Thanks in advance!
Look for Monster, 20th Century Boy´s, Eden, Rose Hip Rose, Strain or more hentai Mouse by Satoru Akahori.
The question is what did you call adult?
You know there are people out there who call all anime and manga kids stuff and even some weirdos who call all manga and anime "The work of the devil" ;)
Some of my favorites:
Tsutomu Nihei! Anything by him, though you might want to start with Blame!.
Kei Toume's Lament of the Lamb. This is the most realistic fictional treatment of vampires I've ever seen (it's also much better than the anime adaptation).
Hideo Yamamoto's Homunculus.
Makoto Yukimura's Planetes. (The very best hard SF manga has to offer IMO.)
Mohiro Kitoh's Naru Taru. It features schoolchildren but deals with adult themes. I found the last book kind of disappointing though.
Oh and thanks for mentioning Planetes, I´ve forgot -shame on me-.
Thanks for the recommendation. Can I get a second opinion on Strain, and the other series drawn by Ikegami Ryoichi--Sanctuary and Crying Freeman?
I've been thinking of checking out Planetes for a while. Tell me it isn't similar to Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, which was such a colossal letdown that I stopped reading it after 50 pages! I hope that's not what you mean by "hard sf" (scantily-clad female characters babbling on and on about gyro-plasmoid-silicate-connector-infinity-helix nonsense)
Anybody read The Voices of a Distant Star? Anybody read Voyeur or Voyeurs, Inc. by Hideo Yamamoto? How about Lady Snowblood?
And yup, the similar female category would be josei.
I'd also highly recommend Planetes. One of my favorite manga titles overall. I'd compare it to Patlabor -- it's a sci-fi title, but the story's really about the characters and how they develop and interact with each other and the world they're in. They do make an effort to keep the science plausible, but it's still very entertaining; Planetes doesn't fall into the sci-fi trap of launching into five pages of polysyllabic explanation of a concept (some of the volume do have appendixes with more info for those who wish it).
I'm also a really big fan of Eagle, which I think did a good job of explaining American politics even though it's Japanese in origin.
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Kazuo Umezu is also good, and often considered the master of horror manga. I like him a lot, but I think I prefer Ito and Hino personally. Viz is currently publishing one of his most famous series, Drifting Classroom 1, and that one is pretty insane.
Hiroki Endo: Eden (Sci Fi)
Kazuo Koike: Lone Wolf & Cub; Samurai Executioner; Path of the Assassin. (All classic samurai manga). Also the artist for Crying Freeman and Lady Snowblood
Shirow Masamune: Ghost in the Shell (Sci-fi, before the film, there was the Manga)
Keiji Nakazawa: Barefoot Gen (About the author's experience as a young boy in Hiroshima when the bomb fell). 8 parts, 4 published so far, the others this year.
Tsugumi Ohba: Deathnote (Fantasy, hugely popular among the kids)
Eiji Otsuka: The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (about a group who help spirits go to the afterlife).
Hiroaki Samura: Blade of the Immortal (Samurai manga)
Syuho Sato: Say Hello to Black Jack (about a young doctor in a hospital, dealing with lots of ethical questions)
Kazumasa Takayama: Chronowar (Sci-Fi)
Keiko Takemiya: To Terra (Sci-Fi)
Jiro Taniguchi: The Walking Man; The Magic Mountain; The Times of Botchan (Literature)
Yoshihiro Tatsumi: The Push Man; Abandon the Old (Stories)
Garon Tsuchiya: Old Boy (thriller)
You may also want to check out
Paul Gravett: Manga, 60 years of Japanese Comics
Various: Secret comics of Japan
The Comics Journal Special on Manga (Fantagraphics)