What Manga Should I Read Next?

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What Manga Should I Read Next?

So I finished Death Note (which was recommended by some commentators who I trust) a while back, and really liked it. So I’m looking for more options.

And I just KNOW I’m gonna regret this, but I thought I’d try democracy.

Four choices, you can vote. I will be spending my OWN money on this, so if you steer me wrong I’ll never trust any of you again.  Voting ends whenever I make it to the comic shop next, probably Thursday the 15th.
The Choices.

Yotsuba – About a Five Year old girl. Looks kind of Calvin and Hobbesish.

Upside: I like Calvin and Hobbes, and Lynda Barry’s Ernie Pook Stuff is/are some of my favorite comics ever.

Downside: Looks… Awfully Cute. My cute tolerance is high, but not infinite.

One Piece – Has PIRATES!

Upside: I really, really like Pirates, and actively collect Pirate comics.

Downside: I don’t really know anything else about it. It’s not on any of the three-or-four Best! Manga! Ever! lists I checked out, unlike the other three.

Planettes: Sci-Fi Space Exploration.

Upside: The couple panels I saw in my not-even-sort-of adequate research looked pretty cool. Also: Only four volumes.

Downside: Astronauts in space and NOT, as far as I can tell, fighting giant laser octopuses. Could be boring.

Monster: Silence of the lambs type thriller, I think.

Upside: Looks the most similar to Death Note of the four recommended. Wikipedia calls it Drama, Horror, Mystery, Detective fiction, Psychological.

Downside: LONG. 18 volumes. Also not much of a change of piece.

And… over to you loyal(?) comment-tators. One man/gal one vote, unless you give a good reason. Then your vote is worth more.