I've started reading a manga titled GIGANT. it's by the author of Gantz.
Warning: This manga has nudity and sexual situations for reasons that will become obvious in the summary.
The story so far is told from the perspective of two people. The first is an awkward, "AV Club" type high school boy who dreams of becoming a movie director. At the start, he is attempting to put together an indie film of some kind. He also has a rather deep crush on a struggling young Adult Video actress who goes by the name "Papiko"--who, it turns out, lives in the same town.
Things happen, they meet by chance, and become text friends.
Papiko, for her part, has kind of a rough life. She lives in a tiny apartment with a violent and unstable boyfriend who sponges off her in order to play pachinko all day. Her family is ashamed of her but they also sponge off her, as she pays their bills.
Sounds kind of predictable, doesn't it? Heh.
Papiko, while walking home, comes across the local crazy homeless guy injured on the roadside. When she tries to call and ambulance, he presses something that looks like a stopwatch against her, which fuses to her arm. Then he kind of dies or something, maybe, though I'm not sure.
Anyway, Papiko discovers that she now has the power to grow into a giant. Things get weird from there. Besides a giant porn-star, there also seems to be time travel and a website that allows stupid things to become reality based on internet voting (NOT a good idea).
It's ... interesting. There are things that don't impress me, like the high school kid being so awkward and showing very little personality so far, but I like Papiko and way things took a sharp turn into crazy-land has intrigued me.