Unrelated picture, but twin-tail Rei looks cool So, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, renowned for his awesome and unique illustration style closely associated to the Evangelion franchise and notorious for his inability to keep to a monthly serialization schedule, is bringing back Evangelion again according to an announcement in this month’s Young Ace magazine. I have mixed feelings [...]
Moteki is a short manga series by Mitsurou Kubo about a girlfriend-less guy, Yukiyo Fujimoto, who suddenly finds himself catching the attention of three different girls from his past just as he is about to turn 30. He decides that this is his once-in-a-lifetime “moteki” (lit. period of popularity) and his last shot at finding [...]
The law doesn’t touch this The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is set to pass new legislation restricting the sales of manga depicting certain sexual acts to minors under eighteen. Contrary to what certain easily-excitable individuals may proclaim, this is not a ban and this is not the end of the anime. But it will certainly pose [...]
A long time ago, I stumbled upon the Golden Boy OVA series on Nico Nico Douga and thought it was an odd and unique piece of work. It left a bit of an impression but I didn’t think much more of it. Recently, I had the chance to read the 10-volume manga series that it [...]
Due to the dearth of anime that interests me, I have been spending more time on manga these days. During a recent frolic in the forest of books that is Kinokuniya, I bought the first volume of Natsu no Zenjitsu (夏の前日) on a whim, as I often do when I don’t want to feel like [...]
Kimi no Iru Machi does shounen romance like a cup of fresh milk. It’s frill-free and yet enjoyable. Sure, you could always add chocolate, bananas or space-alien girls to create a more exotic blend, but sometimes it’s nice to just savour that pure unaltered taste of simplicity.
I would like to introduce you to Rosario + Vampire, a very enjoyable manga series which seems to fall under the radars of most people for some reason. It’s about a guy called Tsukune Aono who accidentally enrols in a school for monsters and demons and end up with a harem of supernatural beings. The [...]
Missed your chance at preordering Max Factory's awesomeness reincarnated 1/8 Haruhi? (BTW I preordered two of them.) Here's something that's almost as good! Okay maybe not, but every little bit helps, right? :P
I happened to be near Kinokuniya yesterday when I received a call from the Japanese book counter telling me that my Negima! Vol.15 was ready for collection. The limited edition is waaaay overpriced but I bought it anyway because I am a tool of the system. It comes with a DVD that contains promotional material [...]
Honey & Clover Vol. 8 rocked!!! (Okay, so I’m almost a year late…) For no particular reason, I shall talk about Kinokuniya in Singapore today. Bear with me here… Note: This image has nothing to do with Kinokuniya As you probably know, Kinokuniya is a Japanese bookstore chain. The main branch is in Shinjuku in [...]
I just caught a late night show of Death Note: First Part in a cinema in Ikebukuro today. It was much better than I expected, but there wasn’t enough Misa Misa. Movie guide sold with all movies in Japan. As if the movie tickets weren’t expensive enough.