I've not really read more than maybe one or two mangas so far, but I have multiple shelves full of anime dvd and that is just the little part that I could manage to buy. Can't relate to you tatsu, manga never really were much fun to me. When reading books I prefer books with 99% text, so I did read for example some light novels of anime that ended way too early (can't wait for the next spice and wolf book). Manga have some text and some quick drawings. Either all text or all pretty drawings in animated form. I just don't get warm with the middle usually.