Before I even got into Asian Drama's I was a fan of this manga called Liar Game, and thought it would be interesting if there was an anime adaptation of it. There wasn't so I settled on watching, and actually reviewing episodically the Japanese version of Liar Game. I didn't watch it out of enjoying … Continue reading Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example
So I know all of you have been waiting with baited breath to finally find out what happened to Kaiji! This section of the manga, with Kaiji planning his escape and then executing it has taken 22 chapters and now it seems like it's finally over! While it was great for most of it, there … Continue reading So What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review
Spoilers for the manga of Kaiji, up to the most very recent chapter, which is chapter 312 of the Kaiji part 6. As of now Teiai have Kaiji cornered. He is trapped in his mums apartment complex, watched at all exits, with no possible way of escape. However something that I, and a couple of … Continue reading Did Kaiji Escape?
Today I did an anime quiz with the anime society at my university, where I performed brilliantly and won a prize! I came third, but considering the person who came second didn't know who Son Goku was, or recognise him from his picture I'm not so sure whether or not I should be celebrating. "How … Continue reading I Won Madoka Magica Playing Cards!
Thank you to a nerdy perspective for the tag! I've not seen this tag before but it looks fun, let's try it out! Rules: Display the My Pirate Crew logo and add ‘My Pirate Crew’ as a tag. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog. Link back to the original … Continue reading An Insane Pirate Crew – My Pirate Crew Tag
Sorry for not keeping up with blogging lately much like I've not been blogging I've not been watching a lot of anime either! So this list might be short but hopefully you'll find something you like! Animal Crossing There is actually an animal crossing movie! Yeah it's pretty good, and a very relaxing experience to … Continue reading What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)
It's time for the annual posts talking about the top 12 manga I read in 2018! Reading manga is quite a struggle for me and last year it wasn't even possible to make this list since I probably didn't even read 12 manga's in that year! But now that I have it's time to talk … Continue reading Top 12 Manga I read in 2018!
I had a realisatoin after looking at my anime history this month -I've not watched any anime's in the last two weeks! So I might not have as much to talk about this time. That being said I did finish a lot of shows that I had been watching over the course of the year … Continue reading What I Watched in December 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
Happy Christmas all of you! I hope that you're having a lovely Christmas day! Now let's talk about Gantz's manga because it's great. Here's why. I like being able to read through manga insanely quickly. I don't think we should be coming to manga for book reading. The art is the main appeal for me … Continue reading Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!
The ending of Liar Game might not be great however I'm glad the game ended like this. Essentially in the last game they reduce themselves to a stalemate where neither side can win. This is when the employees start wondering just how long they'll have to be there and start walking out causing the competition … Continue reading Liar Game got Solved! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 10
One of the anime's I watched this year was Welcome to the NHK which is actually a really great show. NHK is an abbreviation where the letters only match in Japanese meaning "Japanese Hikikomori Association" so essentially our main character Sato believes he's in a mass conspiracy which makes him stay indoors for good. It's … Continue reading Misaki – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 9
I recently started reading anime news network and it's good, really good actually. So I thought I'd explain why I like it so much and also try and convince you to maybe check it out if your interested! All sources of facts and information will be from ANN. You won't care about most of it … Continue reading The Value of Reading Anime News Sites
"Confessions" is a manga written by Fukumoto Noboyuki but drawn by another person who draws with a different art style. Fukumoto's art style is iconic and excellent however I can only assume that it was to create a different tone that he switched artist. Which to be honest was a good choice. Confessions opens with … Continue reading “I’ve got a Confession to Make” – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 7
If you haven't seen Detroit Metal City you're in for a treat. It's a hilarious comedy about a normal dude who has to pretend to be a demon into crazy heavy metal music even though it goes against his nature. But when he does change into his performer he becomes Krauser who is crazy. Also … Continue reading DMC Krauser is Crazy – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 6
Thank you very much for sticking around with my 12 days of anime Christmas. Even though I am writing this one at 11pm with 1 hour left before the days over I'm actually writing this for tomorrow's day instead since it's already looking pretty busy! Now then I've been re-watching Akagi this year so I … Continue reading Bad ass Akagi Moments! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 4
With talk about the possibility of a new 2D Berserk adaptation coming to Netflix how could I not talk about my thoughts? After all Berserk 1997 is my favourite anime. First of all I just want to say that of course I want this to actually happen, of course I want a 2D Berserk anime, … Continue reading I Love Berserk 1997 For It’s Age, Not Despite It
Phew welcome to day 3 of the 12 days of anime Christmas, I hope you're excited! Historically I have used this challenge to talk about my most emotional moments from the favourite shows that I have watched specifically within that year. So naturally I had to talk about barefoot Gen considering it impacted me so … Continue reading Barefoot Gen Is Non-fiction and Why That Means Something – 12 Days of Anime Christmas
Something that I always thought would be interesting would be a live-action spin off of one of my favourite shows of all time Kaiji ultimate survivor. Well it turns out that one actually exists! While prying through the anime news network archives looking for interviews with my favourite mangaka Fukumoto Noboyuki I instead happened upon … Continue reading Netflix has a Kaiji Live Action Spin Off!
There are lots of weird and obscure genre's of Anime and Manga so I thought it would be fun to explain what they are and learn what they even are myself for a lot of them! Also I will be giving popular examples. They won't be anything that I recommend just what MAL recommends, though … Continue reading Obscure Anime/Manga Genres
Hey it's the subject which makes absolutely everyone horribly uncomfortable and disgusted. Did you miss it? I know I didn't! But as disgusted as thinking about loli/shota porn makes me, I've had some thoughts that I feel like I should say. So here they are! Regardless of your stance on the side of the debate … Continue reading We Should Ban Loli/Shota Hentai
Recently on the way to lectures I found that someone had actually used my contact form on my website. A certain SUSUMU TAKAYANAGI whose name is written in all caps for some reason telling me about his legal manga website. He basically offered me an affiliate link to use so that when other people buy … Continue reading Why I Rented “Your Butt Fetish is a Pain in My Ass” Volume 1
This is the last post of the top ten series finally. This list has been the most difficult to come up with because these are the posts I care the most about, have spent the most time on and am the most passionate about. I call these passion projects because they are blog posts or … Continue reading 700 Blog Posts! Top 10 Passion Projects!
Hi we're back with the series where I talk about my favourite posts. If you missed the last one you can find it here! 10. Why you should be on My Anime List (2 Years on MAL) This post gets the number 10 spot just for it's information and trying to convince people to get … Continue reading 700 Posts: Top ten Anime Posts I’ve written
It's that time of the month again and it feels like it's gone way too quickly. The series that I'm watching lately are pretty huge. Monster is 74 episodes and Space brothers is 99. While I got close to finishing space brothers it still won't be done until next month and monster, you might have … Continue reading What I watched in October (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)
It now seems clear to me that Junji Ito is not happy with doing things that are generic, even if theirs something that's already been done before he will always throw a twist or two. This isn't just because he wants to be original but theirs an element of horror and fear that is lost … Continue reading Junji Ito – Clubhouse / House of Friends / Gang House
Junji Ito's story of the Ice Cream Bus is so good for how creepy it is. Ito often draws his horror from very basic and ordinary things, then extending them to the extreme or obsession to make them scary. The story follows a single parent father taking custody of his younger son and an ice … Continue reading Junji Ito – Ice Cream Bus
Got 2 one shots for you this time! Long Dream This one shot by Junji Ito was just great. It was scary, had crazy art and was really entertaining and interesting as well as scary. The ideas about death were what made the story so fascinating to me it was crazy. We start fairly innocently … Continue reading Junji Ito – Long Dream and The Story of The Mysterious Tunnel
It's been like 10 days since I last wrote a post here, sorry. I've been busy with constant work lately and I find myself rarely thinking about my blog, after Halloween there should be a bit of a reset where I can actually work more. That's sort of a shame though because It means I … Continue reading Junji Ito – Ghost Heights Management
As some of you may know I'm at University now and believe it or not it's difficult to blog when you're whole life completely changes! Things are still settling down so blogging should hopefully continue soon! At my University there was a place set up where posters were on sale. I saw a tonne of … Continue reading I Got Some Ghibli Posters!
Welcome back to yet another "what I watched", I'm going to recommend you some anime and manga that I read this month now! Ponpoko This film is about talking raccoons fighting against humans to protect their home, and as soon as I heard that premise I immediately started watching! What I got wasn't that exactly … Continue reading What I Watched in August (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)
Recently I've been reading this crazy messed up manga called dead tube which I was really enjoying until it introduced a story trope which I hate: Which one of us is the killer? This story tends to take place on a place where everyone knows each other and nobody can escape. Often a ship in … Continue reading Which One Of Us Is The Killer – A Story Trope I Tend To Hate
I've already talked about what the game of this arc is so if you've missed that or want a refresh of the rules you can find that here. In that post I talk more about how to make a really interesting game from a very basic concept and why it works so well, I don't … Continue reading Liar Game Musical Chairs Arc Review
In a lot of my favorite manga there is often a game involved which the protagonist will play against villains, and it would surprise you just how often these games come from simple origins. By adding extra rules it achieves two great things. It becomes easier to understand since everyone already knows the basic rules … Continue reading How A Simple Game Can Be Made So Tense and Terrifying In Anime and Manga – Musical Chairs (Liar Game)
(This post features spoilers for both Kaiji and Liar game, but if you haven't seen any of these by now what are you doing? I've been writing about this stuff for ages!) Both Kaiji and Liar game are very similar shows in the fact that they feature gambling however the nature of the characters and … Continue reading Friendship and Betrayal in Kaiji and Liar Game
That's right I' m back with reviewing Liar Game arcs! The contraband game was too confusing for me to comment on (though I really did enjoy it) and I didn't want to review the second revival game arc because it was too similar to the live action version which I had already reviewed. The sad … Continue reading Liar Game – Pandemic Game Arc Review (Round IV Qualifier Round)
I feel like I've not watched any anime at all this month, and that's basically true, the only anime I finished this month was Saiki season 2 (which I covered last month but hadn't seen the final three episodes) and that means that every single anime on this list is a movie! That's right all … Continue reading What I Watched In July 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
Before you start laughing at me I want to make it clear that I'm not talking about the Tonegawa spin off or any Kaiji sequel in the future. I'm talking about the manga and specifically Kaiji part 6. I will now begin to spoil everything about Kaiji from part 5 onward. If you want to … Continue reading Why The New Kaiji Might Just Be The Best (Spoilers)
I was tagged ages ago for this challenge by Pete Davison whose blog is worth checking out! (so do that). I've not been a follower for long but I like this post the most. Link back to the original post on Anime Q and A so they can check out everyone’s picks! Use the ‘Build A Harem’ … Continue reading The “Build a Harem” Tag – Extreme Dere Edition
I thought it was about time to sharpen my pencil again and draw a few more pictures. Some of these took more time than others! Chitoge - Nisekoi The main thing to worry about here is that the size of the head is a lot smaller than it should be. I probably did this because … Continue reading Drawing Some Anime As If This Was A Different Series
Instead of drawing something new I thought that it would be interesting to see how much I could change a previously drawn image with colored pencils and pens. So I've made edits to some and thought I'd present it in a before and after format. Before After I made an adjustment of going over it … Continue reading Redrawing My Manga As If It Was Slightly Different
Since this is a review of the second chapter of the guardians of desire arc it's recommended that you read the previous one so that you can understand this post. We open the chapter directly after the previous, with Vargas, an ex-physician who got brutally mutilated, offering him the behelit in exchange for killing the … Continue reading Berserk is the Greatest Manga of All Time: Chapter 4
I span the wheel of terrible manga and landed on Moka from Rosario Vampire, thank you to Lita Kino for adding the suggestion to the wheel! If you want me to draw your manga as if it was terrible then leave a comment bellow! I don't think this is too bad really. The main issues … Continue reading Drawing Your Manga As If It Was Terrible: Moka from Rosario Vampire
Yeah we're continuing with this series, where we go through all of the berserk chapters until the golden age arc starts, because I really like that early stuff as well! It's funny to me to have the start of a huge arc at the very end of volume one, where chapter 3 takes place. The … Continue reading Berserk Is The Greatest Manga of All Time: Chapter 3
I watched all of Heavens Lost Property and thought that it was alright. Then I see a huge video series by Syy called a love letters to heavens lost property where he convincingly describes why this show is his favourite anime and I get his perspective. If you're thinking of watching the show then I … Continue reading Sora No Otoshimono/Heavens Lost Property Volume 1 Review
Chapter 2 "The Brand" is the 2nd part of the three story arcs before going to the golden age arc and it's interesting that after this review we will already be 2/3 of the way through the stories. Chapter 1 "The Black Swordsman" is a huge chapter and is 90 pages long and chapter 2 … Continue reading Berserk Is The Greatest Manga of All Time: Chapter 2
Yeah we're back to doing this again! I've skipped the contraband game for now and we're on to this because we've not only got a review but comparisons to the live action version to make! I really love this arc in the manga because it takes something completely random and puts predictability to it in … Continue reading Liar Game Manga – 24 Round Russian Roulette Review
I love the Berserk manga a lot and I thought it would be really interesting to dissect everything in the chapter. In the past I did a thing like this for chapter 1 and 2 but would like to continue it for the chapters leading up to the flashback. I just think that there is … Continue reading Berserk Is The Greatest Manga of All Time: Chapter 1
This post has been a pretty big annoyance to do because My anime list is currently down and I wanted to get this out on the last day of the month. I use MAL to see my anime watch history so I don't have to track it for myself so this will be from memory. … Continue reading What I watched in May 2018! (Recommendations for Anime and Manga)
Because I had a lot of submissions I thought I would let the wheel decide which one I drew! https://youtu.be/GfnsVCH3XcQ Looks like there was blackout part way through but I couldn't be bothered to render it again to get rid of the effect. What I've noticed is that the level of art in Vagabond is … Continue reading Drawing Your Manga As If It Was Terrible: Vagabond
Here we are again, drawing your manga as if it was terrible! Comment which manga you would like to see me attempt to recreate and accidentally destroy! This time it's Astro boy, thank you to thespookyredhead for recommending it. These drawings and panels are taken from the first three chapters of the original manga. #1 … Continue reading Drawing Your Manga As If It Was Terrible: Astro Boy
Hello. I can't draw. But I tried anyway. I thought it would be fun to hand draw pictures that I found in manga using them as reference material. Since I can't draw it's a fun way to draw something that looks passable while not needing too much effort. The only rule is that if I … Continue reading Drawing Your Manga As If It Was Terrible: Boku Girl, Black Paradox and Mystery Manga!
Until recently I would have absolutely said yes to this question. There are so many manga's that take a huge amount of time to read. It's often that the worry of "will a show get bad" stops becoming a possibility and an inevitability since the mangaka's get so overworked that it becomes near impossible to … Continue reading Is Manga too Long?
So I guess I'm doing this now. It's like an episode review but for manga except its longer than a chapter review. I feel like chapters are very short and difficult to comment upon because not a lot might have happened however a sizable amount of stuff can happen in a volume so I think … Continue reading Liar Game Vol 3 – Revival Game and Sick Tricks
I like manga that is self contained to one volume. It feels really bad when you buy a volume and it just has the middle of an arc without the start and end point. It's an incomplete story and it doesn't fit together in a nice package. It's why I like having the first three … Continue reading Liar Game Vol 2 – Self Contained and Lately Explained
This will be the first in a series of posts where I talk about manga. The basis of the discussion will be around the works of Shinobu Kaitani who wrote liar game and One outs. I am enjoying reading the works of this guy and have found a few things to say about it! But … Continue reading Liar Game Vol 1 – Schemes and Trickery
Something that shocked me recently was learning that Ruroni Kenshin is going to be published again, and it's concerning to say the least. (warnings for disturbing, uncomfortable content) Nobuhiro Watsuki was arrested for possession of around 100 DVD's of child porn. That was all I knew about it and it was very sad and terrible to … Continue reading Ruroni Kenshin is Back… Oh Dear.
It’s that time of the month again and I’m glad to say that I’ve found time to watch a little bit more this time, on paper at least, there are a lot of films here. I’m still busy scheduling everything and maybe it’s pretty bad that I’ve been watching these instead of reading everyone else … Continue reading What I watched/Read in March 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for anime and manga)
What did I watch this month? Almost nothing at all, but the few things I did watch I liked! So let's get right into the shows! Recorder and Randsell This is one of those short anime's that you can relax and binge watch in a night, there are two seasons so why not take it … Continue reading What I watched in February 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for Anime and Manga)
Despite the fact that I’ve been reviewing evangelion every single day for this past month I’m still able to recommend / review a bunch of things that I watched this month! The best show is already NGE obviously and if you don’t know why you’re clearly new here! Anyway let’s get into the other shows … Continue reading What I watched in January 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for anime and manga)
Sorry about the dark and difficult themes discussed on the previous day, at least for day ten we’re covering a fun light hearted subject: Identify theft! Oh wait… One of my favourite parts of the year was binge reading a manga called pretty face. Basically a guy is in a terrible bus crash and is … Continue reading Identity Theft – 12 days of anime Christmas day 3
Once you’ve completed Kaiji part one and two you probably feel in doubt whether you should continue with the manga, since kaiji ended sort of weirdly and the 2nd season wasn’t as good as the first, let me explain why. The first part of the season is within a forced labour camp after the fallout … Continue reading The End Of Kaiji And Should You Continue The Manga?
Miura is probably my favourite manga artist because of his brilliant Berserk Manga which is full of dark fantasy, brilliant characterisation and stunning art work. Since the chapters release very slowly I thought I’d talk about his other work so that you can find something to do whilst waiting for that next chapter! Futatabi Futatabi … Continue reading BERSERK: Kentaro Miura’s Other Work / What To Read Whilst Waiting For New Chapters
When you see Berserk it’s very easy to generalise the villains and see them as not really threatening. Giant demons with transformative human powers don’t always make the most interesting villains yet the way that they’re created is very interesting and noteworthy. It’s very unrealistic to think that in this very real world of complex … Continue reading How Berserk Creates It’s Villains
Something that I love about Berserk is the great villains that are prevalent in the series. Some are outright villains whilst some overs are complex, floored villains with different ideologies. I’ll be running through the villains in order of appearance in the manga and why they’re good for the series. As I’ve already talked to … Continue reading The Interesting Villains Of Berserk #3
The God hand are the brilliant overarching villains of the Berserk series however the other four members are often overlooked as they're pretty minor and often not talked about much so I feel like it's important to show that they're real and interesting characters even from their first appearance in the manga I will be … Continue reading The Evil Epicness Of The God Hand
Last time we talked about the count and the baron of koka castle and we will go on to talk about the villains of Zondark, Bazuso and Donovan who mostly feature in the manga. I really love the villains of Berserk as I feel like they do so much for the Berserk manga and are … Continue reading The Interesting Villains Of Berserk #2
Something that I love about Berserk is the great villains that are prevalent in the series. Some are outright villains whilst some overs are complex, floored villains with different ideologies. I’ll be running through the villains in order of appearance in the manga and why they’re good for the series. As I’ve already talked to … Continue reading The Interesting Villains Of Berserk
The villain of Berserk is spoiled in the manga so while the overall villain is introduced early in the manga it's introduced late in the anime so avoid this if you care about spoilers and are planning to read this manga or watch the anime - You're in for a good time as long as … Continue reading Berserk: How To Introduce A Great Villain – Part 2
Naming the villain of this arc is a spoiler in itself so unless you’ve seen it or know the ending of the golden age arc don’t read this because there’s a twist at the end unless you’ve seen the manga in which it gets introduced early. This can also link to my guardians of desire … Continue reading Berserk: How To Introduce A Great Villain
Since I’ve decided to review every single anime that I’ve completed and dropped I thought that I might start another series where I attempt to review every single manga that I’ve read or dropped. Unfortunately most anime books that I’ve caught up too aren’t yet over so I’ll also be talking about ones that I’ve … Continue reading Darren Shan: Vampires Done Correctly
Previously I explained the guardians of desire arc in Berserk and the events that took place in it so now I will continue to detail its significance and the implications of skipping it out. Spoilers are ahead so don’t read on unless you’ve seen the anime or read the first three volumes of the manga. … Continue reading Berserk: The Significance Of Skipping The Guardians Of Desire Arc – Part 2
Instead of writing all of my Berserk posts after I’ve finished it I’ve decided to just write about it whenever I’ve got something to say instead of finishing. This post will contain huge spoilers for Berserk which are mentioned early on in the manga but late in the anime adaptation. The Guardians of desire arc … Continue reading Berserk: The Significance Of Skipping The Guardians Of Desire Arc
As anime and manga are pretty uncommon things in the UK, it’s interesting to look at the state of libraries and what they have and if they have manga at all. I can’t speak for when I was young and visiting libraries for just one time but I used the school library and a library … Continue reading The State Of Manga In Libraries
While Miura was in college in 1988 he made a one shot manga chapter called the Berserk prototype which is set in the world of Berserk and is about the character that Guts could have been. It seems that the prototype was Miura’s first initial vision of what Berserk was going to be and it … Continue reading Berserk Could Have Been Completely Different – (The Berserk Prototype)
Whenever a new anime season starts there’s always a lot to talk about with impressions and interpretations. As to not plague this post with all of the currently airing anime I will link to a YouTube vlog of me giving my impressions of them! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the … Continue reading What I Watched In April 2017! (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)
Previously I discussed why the build up and ending of the skeleton fight scene completely missed the point of Berserk manga and I will continue to do this by analysing thoroughly why the build up and middle of the scene really don't do the manga justice. Section 1: The Build up The intro to both … Continue reading How Berserk 2016 Completely Misses the Point Of Berserk Manga (part 2)
From the previous part we established that the main appeal of Berserk wasn’t the crazy intense action scenes and more the great story, personality and history of Guts. I would absolutely not consider Berserk an action manga. This is where the main differences between the three versions of Berserk become apparent. Berserk 2016 looks like … Continue reading How Berserk 2016 Completely Misses the Point of Berserk Manga
Recently I’ve become a huge fan of the massively popular manga named Berserk. Due to this, after reading the first few volumes I tried watching both anime’s of it up until the point where they catch up with where the manga left off. The reason why I can say that I like the manga Berserk … Continue reading Berserk: How To Introduce A Great Character
I’m about to start reviewing / discussing anime and manga that I’ve completed, dropped and (in the case of the manga) am still reading. This could be quite a controversial thing to do because my rating and reviewing system is completely different from what everyone else is doing. I’ve decided to talk about why people … Continue reading You Are Rating Anime And Manga Wrong!
As a lover of both manga and the legend of Zelda I was very excited to read the box set of all the currently released Zelda manga written and drawn by Akira Himekawa and I did not feel disappointed. The manga is different enough to be interesting for people who know the games inside out … Continue reading The Legend Of Zelda Manga!
Graph.Anime.plus is in essence a more mathematical and statistical version of my anime list. The website automatically assumes that you already have a “my anime list” account and uses it as your own profile. In this way, anyone can find your statistics, profile and recommendations from just entering you MAL username into the website. If … Continue reading Graph.Anime.plus: An Anime Website Overview
Through my adventure of trying to binge read one piece (I’m on chapter 575 if anyone’s keeping track) I’ve noticed one recurring theme that I dislike and it’s been bothering me for such a long time that I’ve started noticing it in other shows as well. That thing is bad villains and a whole lot … Continue reading How Anime Makes Bad Villains
For quite long manga’s it’s quite difficult to get into due to the large amount of chapters which seem daunting. This is why I have put off getting into one piece for a long time however recently I’ve been trying to binge read it and found some tips that help can help you read manga … Continue reading How To Binge Read Manga