Tag Archives: Manga

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Wakusei no Samidare (The Lucifer and The Biscuit Hammer)

[singlepic id=121 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=120 w=320 h=240 float=center] What makes a good story? For many people the answer to that question is very simple – enjoyment. For some though, enjoyment is only part of the equation. Originality, innovation, technique, development and visualisation are

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Maniac Road

[singlepic id=111 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=112 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=113 w=320 h=240 float=center] Once upon a time the word “otaku” had a profoundly negative and derogatory meaning which was satirised, yet also compounded to a degree, in 1991 by Gainax’s spoof Otaku no

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Batman: Death Mask

[singlepic id=39 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=40 w=320 h=240 float=center]   Every so often Western comics and Japanese manga are thrown together in an effort to create something “new”. Unfortunately many of these renditions are simply Western comics that look like manga, but lack any

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Genshiken (Manga)

[singlepic id=88 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=89 w=320 h=240 float=center] There’s a huge misconception in the Western world about the word “otaku”, especially regarding it’s usage. Most Westerners believe that the term refers to someone who is a zealous fan of something, in particular (but

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Emma Bangaihen

[singlepic id=8 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=82 w=320 h=240 float=center] The one problem with Emma by Mori Kaoru is that many people have wondered what happened to the characters after the series finished as there were some definite loose ends and plot point that needed

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Emerald

[singlepic id=45 w=320 h=240 float=center] There’s one thing that’s always puzzled me about anime and manga, and that’s the distinct lack of variety when it comes to choosing a setting for a story. Over the years there have been a number of places used as

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Batman: Child of Dreams

[singlepic id=37 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=38 w=320 h=240 float=center] If you could be anyone (literally), for a day, but had to die at the end of that day, would you do it? There’s many a manga and anime that focus on deeply philosophical questions,

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Lone Wolf & Cub (Manga)

[singlepic id=74 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=16 w=320 h=240 float=center] There are many anime and manga that can rightly be considered classics for one reason or another. Of these, only a few can surpass this status and truly be considered masterpieces in the purest form

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Emma

[singlepic id=9 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=81 w=320 h=240 float=center] As one who was born and raised in England, and a closet bibliophile, it’s no surprise that I’m familiar with many classic works of english literature from around the victorian period, especially those by Dickens,

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New day, new blog, new convention?

Anyone who’s seen me mooching around internetland may already know that I’m an old fan of anime and manga, and it struck me that there’s no better way to start a new blog than to begin with something completely different.