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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – A Brief Introduction

The entire cast from different parts

The entire cast from different parts

In lieu of Phantom Blood getting animated, here’s a post on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Now to those who want to get into it, rather than think of it as a really long running manga with 100+ volumes (which can sound rather intimidating to get into), it’s more appropriate to think of it as 7 different stories that loosely tie into one massive verse. In other words, the reason why I decided to make a post like this is simply because JJBA is rather different compared to other long-running manga in that each part features an entirely different cast of characters, storyline and – here’s the really cool bit – settings. Just to emphasis the point further, this is not like say, One Piece where you have Luffy as the protagonist for 100+ chapters/ 40+ volumes.

Why is this crucial? Well, it’s simple. Because what most people know about JJBA comes mainly from either the fighting game or internet pop culture (or maybe even from the old 13 episodes of OVAs), i.e. mainly part 3 of the series. Part 1, which is currently being aired this month, is significantly AND drastically different from its latter parts and is thus far from an indication of what the series is really like.  Continue reading


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Manga Spotlight – Dorohedoro

Kaiman woke up to find two startling facts: (1) He has lost his memories and (2) a magic user has transfigured his head into that of a reptile’s. He thus set out to hunt down magic users lurking in “The Hole” to find clues about his past and hopefully undo the curse placed on him. Upon catching a magic user, he would unceremoniously chomp down on their head, hoping to find out who it was that put him in this state. One by one, they witness this “second man” inside the head of Kaiman, and after pulling them back out of his mouth he asks them all a question “What did the guy inside my head say?” So begins a series of darkly comedic and trippy actions that is … Dorohedoro!

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Aquarion Evol – 09

Decided to start to marathon this series since it has just ended. Somewhat cheesy, though fun to watch. Up to episode 9 so far:

- So basically, the Aquarion is the ultimate cockblock machine

- And it’s fuelled by the repressed sexual frustration of the teenage pilots

- Innuendo, oh damn, all the freaking innuendo everywhere.


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TWGOK – Ode to a normal girl

Initially, I never really liked Chihiro. I don’t dislike her so to speak, just that as far as the girls of TWGOK are concerned she is bland and not as interesting as the other girls (my personal favourite being Shiori). After all, isn’t that the point? Continue reading

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