Why I Avoid Live Action Adaptations From Anime And Manga – Using Liar Game As An Example

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 What Happened to Kaiji? Kaiji Part 6 – Chapter 62 – Revelation – Review

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

What I Watched In January (Recommendations and Reviews of Anime and Manga)

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)

Why I Love Gantz’s Manga – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 12!

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!

Liar Game got Solved! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 10

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

Misaki – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 9

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’ve got a Confession to Make” – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 7

"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

Bad ass Akagi Moments! – 12 Days of Anime Christmas Day 4

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

Barefoot Gen Is Non-fiction and Why That Means Something – 12 Days of Anime Christmas

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

Netflix has a Kaiji Live Action Spin Off!

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!

Why I Rented “Your Butt Fetish is a Pain in My Ass” Volume 1

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

What I watched in October (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)

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)

Junji Ito – Long Dream and The Story of The Mysterious Tunnel

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

What I Watched in August (Recommendations and Reviews for anime and manga)

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)

How A Simple Game Can Be Made So Tense and Terrifying In Anime and Manga – Musical Chairs (Liar Game)

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)

Liar Game – Pandemic Game Arc Review (Round IV Qualifier Round)

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)

What I Watched In July 2018 (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

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)

Berserk is the Greatest Manga of All Time: Chapter 4

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

Drawing Your Manga As If It Was Terrible: Boku Girl, Black Paradox and Mystery Manga!

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!

What I watched/Read in March 2018 (Reviews and Recommendations for anime and manga)

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 I watched in February 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)

What I watched in January 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)

BERSERK: Kentaro Miura’s Other Work / What To Read Whilst Waiting For New Chapters

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

Berserk: The Significance Of Skipping The Guardians Of Desire Arc – Part 2

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

Berserk: The Significance Of Skipping The Guardians Of Desire Arc

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

Berserk Could Have Been Completely Different – (The Berserk Prototype)

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)

What I Watched In April 2017! (Recommendations and Reviews for Anime and Manga)

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)

How Berserk 2016 Completely Misses the Point Of Berserk Manga (part 2)

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)

How Berserk 2016 Completely Misses the Point of Berserk Manga

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

Graph.Anime.plus: An Anime Website Overview

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