Aug 1, 2014

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“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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Jul 26, 2014

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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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Feb 19, 2014

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New Google Plus page

New Google Plus page

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since I made another “personal” post. There’s a lot I want to say, but I am kind of forced to keep it short and simple since I’m not in good health right now. Watching anime, writing these reviews and work is what’s keeping me up.

I would like to share with your My Anime Blog’s latest addition – our official Google Plus page. It has been a long time coming and it’s a lot better than the custom-made page that I created. I hope you all enjoy it and decide to follow My Anime Blog there as well.

I would like to end this post by thanking everyone for their continued support and to apologize to all those whom I have turned down when they tried to donate money. I find that very heart-warming and kind, but please, keep your money. There will come a time in everyone’s life where money will be needed more than anything else, so it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Thank you to everyone that reads the blog, that followers and retweets on Twitter, that follows and likes posts on Facebook, that follows and repin our Pinterest posts and to those that will hopefully follow our Google Plus page! Thank you!

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Dec 27, 2013

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Looking back on 2013’s Fall anime

Looking back on 2013’s Fall anime

No Kyoukai no Kanata or even Naruto Shippuuden this week. It’s a damn shame but what can you do about it? I don’t work on Christmas so why should they? I’m just glad that we will be getting new anime soon.

I’d like to dedicate this post to the shows that I either underrated or simply didn’t write about. My mistakes this season were definitely Yuushibu and Freezing Vibration. Yuushibu was pretty amusing and funny at times, but it’s a lot of the same thing. Freezing Vibration was simply a big letdown that never stopped to disappoint. It didn’t do the manga justice.

Looking back I would’ve rather written about Non Non Biyori, which is also a lot of the same thing, only better, or Outbreak Company. I kind of enjoyed Gingitsune a lot, too. The thing with these shows is that you never really know what to expect. Is the director any good? Are the voice actors and actresses? It’s basically a crapshoot. Sometimes it turns out great and sometimes it just doesn’t.

I think this season’s underrated show must’ve been Gundam Build Fighters. I expected a lot less and have been enjoying every episode so far. Yes, it’s a little childish at times and it could definitely use a touch of adult romance, but it’s very enjoyable nonetheless. This season most overrated show, no matter how low it has been rated, is definitely Meganebu. That has been a headache since the beginning. I dropped it after the second episode. I just couldn’t take it anymore.

Anyway, this is basically what I wanted to share today. There’s not much else I can do now that certain episodes aren’t airing this week. I just hope the new season starts soon. I can’t wait to check out the new season, especially the new Gin no Saji season.

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Dec 24, 2013

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The day before Christmas

The day before Christmas

So I just realized that Hajime no Ippo: Rising is not taking a one week break but a two week break. That’s pretty disappointing. Still, it allows me to write up another post right before Christmas. This is where all the fun starts, isn’t it?

So it’s December 24th, the day before Christmas and the day all hell breaks loose in your local shopping malls because of last-minute shoppers. Me? I’m sitting behind yet another screen with all my stuff already prepared. I’m going to drink, eat, game and watch a lot of anime with friends and family. That’s just how life should be.

I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very safe New Year’s Eve. I would also like to thank all those for reading my blog’s poor quality reviews and for enduring my annoying rants about this, that and the other. My Anime Blog is rapidly obtaining a dominative position in the search engines on all sorts of keywords, and it’s all thanks to you guys!

So, to all my visitors, readers, psychos that send me disturbing e-mails and pictures of themselves, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest followers; thank you and I wish you all happy holidays!

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Dec 17, 2013

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My attempt to make Tonkotsu Ramen

It has been a very, very long time since I created a post like this one. It’s a shame because I actually wanted this blog to have a more personal feeling to it, instead of spamming it with my many badly written reviews. I dare say that I lost sight of that and let myself go completely. I might as well do this now since there’s no Hajime no Ippo this week, but I certainly intend to make more of these posts.

Anyway, I decided to make a batch of homemade Tonkotsu Ramen (pork noodles). I had most of the ingredients lying around and decided to do it. I searched far and wide for a couple of Narutomaki slices but couldn’t find any. It’s too bad, but this will have to do. At least I managed to stumble upon a store that sold dashi stock (needless to say that I bought loads).

I basically sautéed the pork in a pan, boiled it in the dashi stock to make the broth and grilled it afterwards to add to the soup later. I then mixed in a little cabbage and bean sprouts and sautéed that in the same pan as I did the pork. Added a little bit of soy sauce and voila. All I needed was to add the cooked noodles into a bowl, followed by the broth, cabbage and bean sprouts, egg and of course the pork. It was absolutely delicious!

Want to see the result? Open the post to see the photo!

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Dec 1, 2013

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Yet another December month

Yet another December month

Time really does fly… I almost can’t believe that I’m writing yet another December post. It almost feels as though I’ve been asleep for a few months. Oh well, its fine, I absolutely love December. That’s why the site is once again wearing its Christmas-style outfit.

I have the week off so I’m going to do a lot of fun things to make up for all the times that I was stuck at work and couldn’t do whatever it was that I wanted to do at the time. The first two days I’m going to waste behind the TV and new PlayStation 4.

I would look to thank everyone for their support and for reading this and any other post you may have read. It’s nice to know that there are people out there that think my crappy posts are worth reading! I also want to thank the thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest for all the support and, of course, for following this blog.

May you all have a pleasant and healthy December and even greater holidays!

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Jul 29, 2013

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My Anime Blog’s second birthday!

My Anime Blog’s second birthday!

Jeez, these last two years just flew by. I must say quite honestly that I never expected to keep this up for two whole years. The plan for restarting my anime blog was to blog about everything and nothing anime-related for a year or so and see what happens.

Today it’s been two years since I restarted this blog again and I have yet to look back. Blogging has helped me through a lot of hardships by allowing me to focus my attention elsewhere, like when I broke a little bone in my right hand…

Also, I never even dreamed of having thousands and thousands of visitors each day, not to mention the thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This blog pretty much exceeded all my expectations.

Finally, I would like to thank all the people that visit my blog, that follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and to those that take time out of their lives to write me an e-mail every now and again. Thank you all! May this blog flourish for yet another year!

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