Aug 1, 2014

Posted by in Personal

“How To Get Published As A Manga Artist”

“How To Get Published As A Manga Artist”

I was asked to write about this book, “How To Get Published As A Manga Artist” by Christopher Hart. I initially just wanted to say no, but I gave it a try since this isn’t one of those books where you learn to draw manga characters. I’m no good with books like that. I tried it many times, and the things that I ended up drawing were… Well, you might want to gauge out your eyes before you actually look at my creations.

No, this book teaches you a lot about what it means to be a mangaka and it helps you on your way to become one. It teaches you what you need, what you can expect, what you have to do and a whole lot more. There’s a lot of stuff in it that I always wanted to know, which is why I decided to write this review.

I did not get paid to write this review, so don’t think that I’m sugarcoating it. I have to assume that the author, Christopher Hart, knows what he’s talking about and trust that his knowledge is reliable. That being said, he seems to have done a lot of work in the past. He has written many books and created many things. Besides, a lot of the information in this book makes perfect sense.

So, have you always wanted to become a mangaka or have you, like me, always wanted to know more about mangaka’s and the world they live in? Well, this book will definitely help you with that. I suggest you give it a try since it’s only twelve bucks on Amazon.

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Aug 1, 2014

Posted by in Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride episode 04

I am running out of time so I am keeping this one short. I would also like to point out that I’m already regretting writing about Ao Haru Ride. Zankyou no Terror would’ve been a much better choice. No chance of getting bored with that one.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.17_[2014.07.31_23.27.08]Kou really made a mistake this week by relying on Futaba. The girl has the attention span of a hummingbird, what’d you expect? She barely made it in time for their school trip. You’d think something would happen on a school trip, right? Far away from home, teachers doing their best to look after all the children but fail miserably… Perfect opportunities are everywhere.

What happened? Absolutely nothing. It was the same damn thing. Both of them can’t keep their eyes off of one another, yet both refuse to admit that they like each other out of pure stubbornness. I really think it’s time that those two grow up a bit and just get it over with. For god’s sake, Kou keeps appearing every single time she needs him. Coincidence? No.

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Jul 31, 2014

Posted by in Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! episode 04

Damn you! I don’t want to watch some story about a random killer. I just want to see that advisor’s head on a silver plate. I can’t trust Tatsumi do finish the job. He will only screw it up or get in the wave of someone else.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.03_[2014.07.30_23.46.22]That being said, I can finally see the big picture here. They finally explained the supernatural element here. It seems there are forty-eight special weapons that allow people to become powerful enough to stop small armies single handedly. It explains why the Night Raid members seem so overpowered. They all own one of those weapons. I can only imagine that it’s only a matter of time before the currently weak Tatsumi gets his crummy little paws on one of those weapons in order to get a power boost. At least it sounds better than him suddenly getting stronger out of nowhere.

[HorribleSubs] Akame ga Kill! - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.50_[2014.07.30_23.46.55]I honestly don’t get why Night Raid continues to put Tatsumi in the field. They all know how weak he is, especially compared to people with one of those special weapons. It is only a matter of time before he gets himself killed. Just put him in the laundry room for the rest of the day, but don’t let him fight. He’s useless as he is right now.

I’m sure this episode proved that to most of you. He barely managed to scratch that lunatic’s face. That guy was just playing with him. Tatsumi would’ve died if Akame hadn’t shown up to kill that freak. It just goes to show that those two live in different worlds. It’ll take a lot of hard work, practice and one hell of a weapon before he can catch up to Akame.

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Jul 30, 2014

Posted by in Barakamon

Barakamon episode 04

Another chaotic and ridiculous Barakamon episode, awesome! It is, you know? It really is ridiculous. It’s no wonder that country bumpkins usually live to be a hundred. They stay in shape, live very simple lives and seem to be having far more fun that people in modern cities. Why is that anyway?

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.26_[2014.07.29_23.44.56]This episode shows that clearly. Seishuu found himself unable to function properly without his computer or mobile phone. He couldn’t work or relax without either one of them. This in itself is a problem, but it becomes so much worse when I recognize myself in it. I am always looking at some kind of screen. It’s my work, it’s my hobby… How could I not?

Ignoring the fact that I’m seriously considering to take a trip to some random bumpkin village, I think Seishuu is lucky. He has a lot of people there that will take his mind of things and support him in any way they can. He screws up, finds it hard to adept to local life and has trouble answering the simplest of questions because he feels pressured. His old man sent him to the perfect place.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.29_[2014.07.29_23.45.13]This week he got to write on a boat. It turned out expectedly horrible, but the owner, the father one of the three female demons, seemed to like it in the end because everyone was involved somehow. It was something that other boat owners didn’t have. It kind of bothers me that he seemed genuinely happy with it. A part of me thinks he was just pretending to be happy to give Seishuu a break and because his daughter was standing next to him. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised to find a repainted boat during the next few episodes.

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Jul 29, 2014

Posted by in Sword Art Online 2

Sword Art Online 2 episode 04

Oh, look… Kazuto finally decided to show up after three episodes. It’s not that I don’t like Shino or anything, but isn’t Kazuto and his super geek-skills the star of the show? All that’s left is for us to see Asuna’s expression when she finds out that her boyfriend has been doing dangerous in-game stuff again behind her back.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.51_[2014.07.28_22.53.15]So Kazuto converted his old account from another game into a special (really?) account in Gun Gale Online. I strongly refuse to believe that Kazuto did that, and the he obtained that account through the government that hired him to track this Death Gun character down. It also wasn’t much of a surprise that Kazuto encountered Shino almost immediately. He’ll probably stick with her for some time until he encounters Death Gun, whom has set his sights on Shino next. All Kazuto has to do now is wait for the guy to show up whilst getting stronger in the meantime.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.33_[2014.07.28_22.53.46]Now, I don’t like the fact that Kazuto’s in-game character has such a girly body. I’m sure that’s the primary reason as to why some random guy was willing to pay a lot of money for it, but I somehow think it’s wrong. It’ll take some getting used to. His characters were never really ‘manly’ or anything like that, but they weren’t this feminine either.

What am I expecting at this point? I’m expecting an overpowered character that will soon draw away Death Gun’s attention from Shino. Kazuto has played games for so many years, especially if you include the time he spent trapped inside Sword Art Online, so he has a serious edge on a lot of players. It’s only a matter of time at this point.

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Jul 28, 2014

Posted by in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei episode 17

Another marvelous episode. I think it’s a disgrace how the ratings have dropped. It had an eight average when the show first started and still rising as time went on, but these past few weeks have been a disaster for the ratings. Why? I don’t understand. I really don’t.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.45_[2014.07.27_23.06.07]So the organization behind all the sabotages decided to turn up the heat in order to sabotage First High from winning any more matches. Their methods and priorities have been completely altered by the fact that Tatsuya defeated Third High. They no longer care about student safety. They just want to ensure that they come out on top at any cost. I noticed one of them saying that their lives depended on it, which means that they are not the masterminds. There is someone out there so powerful and influential that those sick pr*cks no longer mind killing students because they themselves are scared.

[HorribleSubs] Mahouka - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2014.07.27_23.06.21]Anyway, Tatsuya didn’t seem bothered. He stayed one step ahead of those fools by giving Miyuki the ability to use Flying Magic, which is one of Tatsuya’s newest sequences that has only been released last month. Never mind that Azusa already discovered that Tatsuya is Taurus Silver, seeing as it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the students discover it.

Also, wasn’t it brilliant how Tatsuya prevented that guy from tampering with Miyuki’s CAD? He was mad as hell and took him down within seconds. Fools. You cannot fool Tatsuya. His greatness overwhelms all else. It’s only a matter of time before Tatsuya strikes back. The only difference is that Tatsuya, unlike those morons, never fails to accomplish his missions.

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Jul 27, 2014

Posted by in Naruto Shippuuden

Naruto Shippuuden episode 369

I think next week’s episode should be the last of the flashback episodes. I’ve seen quite enough of the First Hokage and Madara when they were younger. Madara was never really one of the characters that sparked my interest, so that’s why I sound so unmotivated.

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 369 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.40_[2014.07.26_23.34.52]I have to admit that the battle between Madara and the First Hokage was definitely worth mentioning. The first actually managed to stop Madara and his Susano’o covered Tailed Beast from destroying everything. To think that the Nine Tails was that easily stopped is just madness… It took Naruto’s father a lot of trouble and two lives (his wives’ and his own) to seal away a part of the Nine Tails within himself and in his newborn son. The First just stopped him with just his Sage Mode and is putting severe pressure on Madara right now. It would seem that all the Hokage pale in comparison to that guy… Until Naruto, of course…

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Jul 26, 2014

Posted by in Personal

Another happy birthday!

Another happy birthday!

Three years… Three years since I restarted my anime blog… It’s quite scary and somewhat depressing how fast time goes by. Three anime-filled years. Not bad.

It is quite late so I am going to keep this post short for once. No point in boring you any more than I absolutely have to.

I want to thank all of the people that visit my blog, read my posts, follow my blog on several social media websites and actually share my pages on other websites. It’s been an absolutely delight and to see that my blog, in only three years’ time, managed to get such a huge crowd and get literally hundreds (and some days even thousands) of unique visitors each day… Well… It renders me speechless.

I hope my health continues to allow me to write these posts, no matter how bad they are, so that I could make yet another one of these birthday posts next year. That would make me very happy.

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