So my coworker thinks he can convert me into a manga/anime nerd. Truth is, I’ve dabbled in those realms before. With the help of Adult Swim, I managed to watch Trigun and Cowboy Bebop — both containing their western allure that drew me in — as well as, FLCL and Paranoia Agent. Death Note might have joined the ranks had I stuck it out — apathy to catch up with the series led to the demise of interest (though, I always say I’ll return to it someday). But manga? Outside of FLCL, I never purchased anything authentic (is FLCL even authentic, come to think. Didn’t that work itself backwards?). I have an “manga-style” adaptation of a Sandman-character Death tale, but that’s as far as…