水曜日 Wednesdays' Wanderings

美しく最後を饰りつける暇があるなら、最後まで美しく生きようじゃねぇか ?


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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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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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Notable (Non-H) Touhou Doujins

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Ah Touhou, possibly one of the few titles where the SFW doujins are actually in higher demand, which makes sense considering the nature of the verse. Anyway, touhou needs no introduction so let’s cut the chatter: there are easily thousands of doujins floating out there on the internet. Even if one is to download Gaku’s entire batch torrent*, it’ll still be quite a feat to go through them. So hopefully, this little post can help in highlighting several of the more interesting ones as a starting point.

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Kami nomi zo shiru sekai – ch141

So there’s Hayate who has currently pretty much become the Trap Butler. Now, even Katsuragi is jumping into the whole cross-dressing bandwagon. What the heck is with anime’s obsession with cross-dressing!? It’s like some colossal Freudian excuse on the cultural scale. Who are they gonna make effeminate next, Sakata Gintoki!?


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Manga Spotlight – Martial Arts/ Action

I notice that I don’t post much about manga, so here goes, featuring some Martial Arts manga that I thought are worth sharing.

Without much further ado:
History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi,
Teppu
and All-Rounder Meguru

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