Friday, February 14, 2014

Three Manga About romance that Hit the mark

Being a manga consumer (literally going through manga, reading like its my job) I sometimes find manga that fits a certain feeling or mood. This time around I'm bringing in some feel good romance manga to the table.

I can't get over how good Venus in Love is. Truthfully when I see a CMX brand manga I usually just dont pick it up (call me a slave to VIZ and TOKYOPOP) I'm glad our ibrary had several volumes of it. The story starts out with our main characters "Eichi" (the guy) and "Shizuna"(the girl) both have a crush on the same person (??), confusing already? it really isn't this manga reads very clearly in different ways, the story is straightforward but the characters are never boring. The expressions are worth looking at themselves and make all the characters look huggibly cute. This manga also has an emotional payoff in the later volumes that doesnt happen much in Japanese manga (alot changes!) check.it.out!
A perfect day for love letters is exacxtly what it sounds like, its an anthology of manga shorts based off love letters. Sometimes its a miss but 70% percent of the time its a hit. The type of love stories vary from the cute and puppy-ish to the more serious. I found some of the love stories to even be a little dark and deal with themes of death and even rape. All in all the characters in love always bring the light of being in love to the difficult situations and makes you feel good about the relationships. George Asakura is also the author of Karakuri Odette and as such this manga is humorous as well.
I own most of Kare first Love as the series is COMPLETE IN ENGLISH woo, this series is straight up about a relationship, a serious one that some people find themselves in in high school or college. It gets dry in some places but the sheer realism of the relationship is different than in other manga. There is a progression that I find beautiful (even if the way the future turns out for them is unrealistic to a degree). If youre looking for something similar to Sand Chronicles or Peach girl nly more about the couple then this is for you.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Old Anime References in Mawaru Penguin Drum

         Hokay, so I just started watchin penguin drum and I have to say it is AWESOME. One thing that keeps bugging me however are the references that show up EVERY episode especially the ones related to Revolutionary girl utena a magical girl show that feels eerily similar to penguin drum. Here are some similarities bettween penguin drum and other animes that i have found.

every episode himari transforms into the mysterious penguin lady, and they sing a song and have a whole video dedicated to her scene, much like the pre-fight cutscenes in Utena
not only that but the student concil scenes in utena always had a elevator backdrop type-thing behind the student council members

same thing happens in penguin drum
alot of the characters in Penguin drum have a uncanny likeness to Utena characters:
such as a version of jouji:
they even have the same cutthroat personality.
there is also an odd touga and utena combination for that pink haired woman

also similar personalities.notice the penguin above.
theres also alot of moments where lady oscar or marie antoinette appear from the series "rose of versailles" which utena is loosely based on
that woman is lady oscar lol
and yurie makes a good marie antoinette
alot of the faces come from older anime
and a few modern references like excel saga
and even casablanca
and the one everyone saw:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Manga For Summer that make you wish for school to come back!

It's summer! woo hoo and now you have fuck all to do with your life and are waiting for school to return to your bleak meaningless existence. Don't fear! I have the absolute solution to your woes in the form of a summer manga list that will make the days fly.
old cover

new cover
So High School girls manga has changed it's north american image twice, with the top appealing to girls? and the bottom appealing to guys? I have no idea because this manga is as shoujo as it gets. It kind of has to be, they talk about periods for chrissakes and other sensitive female topics in the BEST OF WAYS. I've laughed literally out loud to this manga so many times.
it makes you happy about high school hijinks but also happy you dont have to deal with them in your summer oasis.
Oyayubihime infinity is about reincarnation
it's about a boy looking for his reincarnated lover, and finding? her in his high school class! honestly this book is like a pleasant mystery, there's no dead bodies, there's alot of high school drama, but its just plain cute!

keito is a girl who feels her life ended when she was a child, she shuts herself in her house until one day when she ventures outside and is invited to a "free school" called "Cat Street" there she meets other students as lost as she is. I love this manga it hits you right in the feels. All the characters are both real and likeable, and the romantic aspects are understandable as well, all in all this manga is extremely well thought out and is surprisingly short. You can read it in a summer afternoon.
you can find these manga on: www.mangatraders.com

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bunnies and I

                                           silly bunny, you are not a hand

I dont know what it is about rabbits and bunnies, but im quite frankly obsessed with them. They aren't even my favorite animal and yet they are a reaccurring theme in my drawings and in my interests.
like my old favorite cartoons, bugs bunny is a friggin BUNNY.
                                          and I love him.
and anime too
                                         bunny girls show up ALL THE TIME
And in some of my favorite movies
                                             like king kazuma, from summer wars
I wonder if it stems from me liking to dig as a child, I dunno, all I know is Im a sick rabbit loving freak.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wtf is Shin Megami Tensei?

So I downloaded a rom for my snes called Shin Megami Tensei which sounds related to persona. I load it up and it immediately screams at me, plays creepy music, and demands that I name things.
Creepy opening right? The only thing I want to know is, Is this game worth playing?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dark Side Cat /Ankoku Cat /Dark Cat I WANT TO SEE THIS


Look at how badass this kitty looks, fuckin cape blowing in the wind and all that. I want to watch this anime so baddd each episode is only 6 minutes long at a total of 6 episodes so only 36 minutes altogether. Here's some reviews from fans, tell me it doesnt sound like the most awesome shit ever.

YoungVagabond on myanimelist.net
Dark Side Cat is an upright-walking feline with a killer fashion sense, a natural talent for parkour, and a desire to smash as many cars, stores, and kick as many human heads as possible.
                                     takes some time off crime to hang with his main pussy, kiki

                                                               First episode
 Like I said, best review ever. Only problem with this anime issss ; its like impossible to torrent. Not kidding I've google searched to no avail even BakaBt.com has a bad poorly seeded copy.
                                            oh how I want a high quality version of this.