Posts Tagged ‘Manga Guide’

Day Anime  Episodes  Total Episodes  Average Length
Monday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Tuesday  Bleach 20 366 24 min
Wednesday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Thursday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Friday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Saturday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Sunday  Bleach
Bodacious Space Pirates
3
17
366
26
24 min
24 min
Day Manga Chapters  Total Chapters
Monday Space Brothers 60 Still Publishing
Tuesday Space Brothers 60 Still Publishing
Wednesday Space Brothers 60 Still Publishing
Thursday Space Brothers
Star Light Woman
Spirit Circle
23
15
22
Still Publishing
15
Still Publishing
Friday  Spirit Circle
Shindo
The Seven Deadly Sins
11
46
3
Still Publishing
46
Still Publishing
Saturday The Seven Deadly Sins 60 Still Publishing
Sunday  The Seven Deadly Sins
The Diary of Ochibi
55
5
Still Publishing
Still Publishing

Normally this time this week I have something that I want to talk about or rant about but nothing is really hitting me this week. I am attending an anime convention in 11 days and I am super pumped for that, I plan on the first day just to go and splurge all my money on manga, what I have in mind is the entire Bakuman collection and issues 4-7 of Deadman Wonderland. Other than that if I find any cool figures I will buy those. My plan for the second day is to spend it in the video games area and compete in the Tekken Tag 2 Tournament. I won it last year so lets hope that this year is also prosperous.

In terms of the anime I have watched in the last week I was originally intending to watch D.Gray-man as I purchased it back in December but just haven’t gotten around to watching it but since Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou took so long to read, not that it was a bad thing. It was going to be to hard to watch all of D.Gray-man so that is why I decided Day Break Illusion. I don’t know how to feel on Day Break Illusion, normally I have a certain idea when I’m halfway through an anime but not with this.

For manga I was thinking of attempting to read Coppelion yet it’s rather long so I might not get through it all by Friday. I could also do the Light Novels for Campione because I am rather interested to see how that compares to the anime adaption.

Click here for our reviews on Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou and Campione!

Day Anime  Episodes  Total Episodes  Average Length
Monday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Tuesday  Bleach 20 366 24 min
Wednesday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Thursday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Friday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Saturday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Sunday  Bleach 20 366 24 min
Day Manga Chapters  Total Chapters
Monday JoshiKausei
King’s Game: Origin
Kiss Him, Not Me
Kippo
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
14
19
21
5
1
Still Publishing
Still Publishing
Still Publishing
Unknown
111
Tuesday My Wife is Wagatsuma-san 60 111
Wednesday My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X
50
10
111
96
Thursday Mysterious Girlfriend X 60 96
Friday  Mysterious Girlfriend X
Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen
Murder Incarnation
Maga-Tsuki
26
510
19
96
Still Publishing10
Still Publishing
Saturday Maga-Tsuki
Orange
Okitenemuru
25
17
18
Still Publishing
Still Publishing
Still Publishing
Sunday  Okitenemuru
Present for Me
Persona Q Shadow of the labyrinth side: P4
Recollection
Space Brothers
5
7
23
43
Still Publishing
7
2Still Publishing
Still Publishing

Synopsis
After his parents go overseas to work Usa Kazunari moves into the Kawai complex where lives a few strange renters but he also finds himself living in the same complex as his crush at high school Kawai Ritsu.

Story
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is your stereotypical romance comedy yet it has a twist, they already live together. Normally we find the boy and girl in interest only knowing each other at home but in this scenario they already live under the same roof meaning that we get to see them after school interacting with each other and how hard Usa tries to get closer to Ritsu. This story is very captivating and you easily find yourself absorbed wanting to learn more. It does it’s job to explain everything in the situation and setting that we found ourselves in and fulfills everything the reader wants to see, sure the romance does go slow but that is the very nature of the characters so it really didn’t bother me as it made the story all the more sweeter to read. The chapters at first follow a series of events that happens in daily lives but as you get further into the story the chapters start to flow off one “arc”. I say arc but it’s better to say scenario, and this scenario may not be solved for 2 chapters, sure the scenarios aren’t very long but when you compare them to those of real life it’s an accurate depiction of what happens. As you are reading the idea of predictability and can I hypothesize on what happens next doesn’t enter the readers mind, in fact all you are concerned about is will Usa and Ritsu’s bond grow closer as the chapters go on? With a rather simple story you aren’t having to write notes or back tracking so then you have the entire gist of the story as you are reading, its really nice as it allows you to focus on other details like dialogue and artwork. Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is brilliant if you want to get excited and giggle like a group of teenage girls when they discuss boys as you will often find yourself wrapped up in the present, there are many examples that can be given when emotion isn’t expressed well but Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou does it perfectly. Overall I give the story a 10/10.

Characters
The characters are brilliant in Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, my only complaint would be that you don’t get to learn about the supporting characters all to much just a few details here and there, yet if they were to focus on the supporting characters entirely it would hurt the progress of Usa and Ritsu but they do explore the supporting characters just a little so then it’s not just two characters throughout the entire story. The relationship between Usa and Ritsu is really enjoyable to watch as you can really see how close the two actually get. Kawai Ritsu is the book loving girl who would rather read books then make any unnecessary interactions with people, the fact that she is shy and antisocial adds to her charm as she can often get flustered when something happens and she doesn’t know how to deal with it. Usa Kazunari is your average teenager, he likes manga and video games yet he is madly in love with Ritsu and tries really hard to close the gap between them so then he can date her, Usa’s development through the story is rather big as he tries so hard to get Ritsu’s approval, you see him go through stages of happiness to depression. The manga does have a lot of characters that they introduce through the chapters and even though some characters may not be all that relevant in the here and the now they become very relevant later on in the series. The personalities of the characters are actually really good, normally I find them rather unoriginal but I didn’t find that with this, sure Usa is a stereotypical teenager it’s still enjoyable to see him try so hard for Ritsu. Overall I give the characters a 9/10.

Art
The art is rather simple and is the weakest link in the manga but it fits the majority of scenarios rather well, the story doesn’t demand for brilliant art that blows you mind away but it gives you what you want at the best moments, normally this is when you are given portraits of Ritsu and these are very well drawn and make me just want to admire the art for a few minutes before moving onto the next panel, they make an effort for nice art where it counts and the readers are all the more happy for it. When the art isn’t super high quality it defiantly is simple making it easier to make a sense of motion with the characters, when reading this you find yourself reading to the pace of the scenario and that’s a reaction that I like to see. When the art makes me read to its pace, sometimes the art demands lots of attention and sometimes it makes you want to read faster to get a feeling of fast motion. The art allows you imagination to travel as you read which is an effect I don’t get all to often when I read manga. Overall I give the art a 7/10.

Final Thoughts
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is a must read for anyone who is a fan of romance manga, at first I admit I didn’t think I would see anything out of the ordinary romance even though I love the genre but after getting absorbed into the story I realized that it was by far the best romance I have ever read, allowing me to give Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou a total of 8.6/10.

Day Anime  Episodes  Total Episodes  Average Length
Monday Blade and Soul
Bladedance of Elementalers
Blast of Tempest
1
12
7
13
12
24
24 min
23 min
24 min
Tuesday  Blast of Tempest
Bleach
17
3
24
366
24 min
24 min
Wednesday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Thursday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Friday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Saturday Bleach 20 366 24 min
Sunday  Bleach 20 366 24 min
Day Manga Chapters  Total Chapters
Monday Fairy Tail 60 Still Publishing
Tuesday Fairy Tail 60 Still Publishing
Wednesday Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail Matsuri
Fuuka
31
4
25
Still Publishing
4
Still Publishing
Thursday Fuuka
Girl May Kill
GTO-Paradise Lost
26
19
15
Still Publishing
Still Publishing
Still Publishing
Friday  GTO-Paradise Lost
Is this Girl for Real!?
Investor Z
7
49
4
Still Publishing
49
Still Publishing
Saturday Investor Z 60 Still Publishing
Sunday  Investor Z
Insufficient Direction
Japan Sinks
Joshi Kausei
14
22
10
14
Still Publishing
22
10
Still Publishing

So the idea of procrastination is something I am very familiar with, in fact I haven’t even posted yesterdays post because of it. So the common idea is that you use anime and manga to procrastinate from the work at hand yet in my case I use YouTube, Twitch and games to procrastinate from anime and manga. Yes that’s right I procrastinate of anime and manga, now this is quite odd as you would think that all I ever did was watch anime and read manga well on the contrary sometimes I feel burnt out and need a break yet this website has me ignoring those signs, fortunately this weeks anime and manga are quite short. I do plan to catch up very soon so please bear with it for the mean time. Also I passed my driving test today so I’m street legal.

The anime I have been watching this week have involved One Piece, One Piece never ceases to amaze me on how great the story telling is. I have also been watching Campione! and man Campione! is a fun anime to watch. Sure I take a serious look at anime to see what their strong and weak points are and that usually takes away some of the enjoyment of the anime yet Campione! is very different. I find it really fun, there are the obvious problems with it but that will be for tomorrow’s review.

So I finished Attack on Titan, well caught up at least and I have to say that the hype was really built up on it, I think the complexity of it is what really kept me interested in the manga, some might say it’s a flaw but from my point of view its actually a plus.

Thanks for reading and make sure to check out our other content. I might also be adding a new segment on the weekend so keep and eye out for that.

Synopsis
Humans once roamed the lands of the world freely until one day creatures known as titans threatened their very existence. Nearly being brought to the brink of extinction humanity has learnt to live behind walls in order to survive. After 100 years of peace titans once again threaten the existence of humanity.

Story
Attack on Titan is pretty unpredictable, sure there may be one or two cases that the outcome is predictable but for the majority of it the manga keeps you guessing. As more mysteries arise after countless encounters with the titans the more complicated it gets. There is information that is with held from the reader in order to make the keep wondering which is an aspect that I appreciate as it keeps the reader interested and wanting to learn more. The downside to this though is that the amount of things that are kept from the reader makes it more confusing on what is going on, occasionally in the story they will skip back 20 hours in order to tell the back story of the events that led to that particular moment, this ends up confusing the reader in some sense but they normally do a good job in reducing confusion by having it noted on the panels somewhere. Sometimes the methods used to build suspense don’ t work very well, in these cases they will with hold information in the middle of a conversation only to skip to another scenario which in turn confuses or annoys the reader.With a lot of back story involving the characters it makes it easy to understand the motives of characters. Overall I give the story a 7/10.

Characters
The Characters in Attack on Titan are really interesting, the majority of them come from different backgrounds allowing for a more variety in characters. I wouldn’t say the characters are relatable as most of them come from situations that are abnormal yet the relations between all the characters are portrayed quite realistically. The hard choices made in a war to protect the existence of humanity are shown in the expressions of characters, to choose survival or to choose to save others in a chance you will die. The character designs on the other hand are quite average and suffer from characters looking identical to each other. With most characters getting their own back story you really do get to learn a lot not just about the characters but also the conditions of the land they live in is like. Yeager Eren is the protagonist of the series, after living through the events of the collosal titan breaking down the wall he vowed to exterminate each and every titian. Often described as the idiot who rushes to the enemy looking for his death, Eren is rather fearless and will never back down from a fight, especially on that allows him to save his friends. Ackerman Mikasa is Eren’s childhood friend and is extremely gifted in combat, she tends to appear rather heartless and cruel to people except to Armin and Eren, through out the time she has known Eren it has been her job to protect Eren and to get him out of the situations he finds himself in. Arlet Armin is the strategist of the trio, being childhood friends with Mikasa and Eren he is the weakest of the three with little muscle power which he makes up for with his ability to assess the situation and narrow down possibilities based on information he has received. Overall I give the characters a 7/10.

Art
The art in Attack on Titan is rather simple, in saying that it tends to be quite “dirty” and what I mean by that is that there is a lot of darkness in the art that allows to portray the story as a dark and heartless world instead of just an action series. This works quite well to get points across to the reader yet it has it’s downfall in the fact that it also makes fights in particular hard to follow. The art does get spruced though in certain panels making the art more clean for yet again more effects. The backgrounds are also very simple or even yet ignored, this makes it hard for the reader to be able to determine what the land looks like. The expressions and emotions shown by characters are neglected though and don’t actually look all that good. The fighs between titans also gets rather confusing as the art style is simple so two titans can look quite similar. The exception to this is that when the squards are fighting the titans with their blades the effect of brutality really shows. I often found myself pitying the titans when their eyes where either slashed or gauged as it always looked so brutal. With the art being the weakest link in the manga is lets it down as the visuals are what help get the reader through the series. Overall I give the art a 5/10

Final Thoughts
Attack on Titan is definitely an interesting series yet with the amount of questions raised it does become complicated but in a good way. It makes you think about everything that has happened through out the series so then you can come to a logical conclusion in the end, well that’s if you can find one at least. With a weak art style it can be distracting to read it time to time but the characters can easily make up for it. Overall I give Attack on Titan a total of 6.3/10 with the recommendation of reading it if you enjoy action packed series with a story to question you every step of the way.