My thoughts on One Manga and Manga Fox getting shut down

where be muh manga

Oh well. They were pretty convenient sites whenever I was on a budget or in a hurry for some good manga reading. Not that big of a loss, at least for me. Granted, it was fun browsing through random titles and reading whatever looked interesting immediately.

As long as they don’t purge the whole internet of scanlation sites, I’m cool with this. That kind of move would be one of the most retarded moves the manga industry could ever make. I know a good amount of people (including me) that like to read unlicensed titles before they hit the United States, to make sure we like it or not, before buying (in extreme cases, some titles don’t get licensed at all). Nothing beats holding the actual manga books!

I can understand the Japanese manga industry intervening, since a good amount of bastard-fans over there like to pirate raw scans and scanlations despite having access to those products.

Manga isn’t even that expensive in Japan, compared to the DVDs and video games. It’s not even expensive at all. They’re cheaper than manga books in the United States. Way to potentially screw some of us over. ):<

Top 10 Xenophobic/Ignorant Attitudes Aimed Towards Japanese Media

Five cool points if you can name all three of these characters

I’ll give you a cookie if you can name all three characters and where they originated. 😛

The list is in no specific order. #5 may apply to other countries, as well. Also note that I’m against these opinions, not siding with them.

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Shiki 03

Get it away from me

What the- Get this thing away from me!

My god. The vampires should just bite him already. Masao was not only creepy, but he’s pretty much the most annoying character this season has to offer. o_o I hardly know anything about how his mind works, or who the hell he is, but there’s something about him that just pisses me off.

If that’s the kind of character he’s supposed to be (no duh), the voice actor did a superb job. Of course, Shiki‘s doing a superb job of creeping me out in general. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Ponyo on the Cliff (movie)

Ponyo, the little girl with a round tummy

Ponyo, ponyo, ponyo, little fishy in the sea~

I finally got around to watching Ponyo. Hands down, one of the cutest Hayao Miyazaki films I’ve ever seen.  It’s not the best of his films, but it still has his special magical touch and is certainly worth a watch, especially when you have your little sister by your side. =)  Plus, the ending theme is cute and catchy at the same time (and not in an annoying way)! It’s a superb movie that’s appealing to all ages and you’re a jerk if you don’t watch it.

Toy Ship - Double Meaning btw

I loved Ponyo and Sousuke’s friendship throughout the movie. Definitely one of the cutest toy ships I’ve ever seen (both figuratively and literally). <3

The Problem with Live Action Adaptations in Hollywood

Aang is not white

First name: 安昂 Last name: Brown… Wait, what?

Most of us tend to despise live action adaptations of the anime/manga and cartoons we love, mostly because there is always something wrong with them. Whether it be adaptation decay, whitewashing, miscasting, character derailment… you name it. Most of the live action adaptations I’ve ever hated come from Hollywood because they usually combine all of these elements into one big clusterfuck of fail.

Do not proceed if you are a white supremacist, a fan of M. Night Shyamalan, or if you enjoyed most of his movies that are not The Sixth Sense.

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Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi 03

I'll show you real pleasure...

I’ll show you what real pleasure is

Just kidding, you naughty lolicon.

Just kidding, you naughty lolicon.

Beauty contest? I thought there was going to be some epic flashback race or something when I saw fat little Otohime at the beginning of the episode. Also, pig tails = rabbit ears? Does this mean Azunyan~ is a rabbit neko hybrid?

(lol, embrace the lack of Chinese subtitles for Ookami-san now…)

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High School of the Dead 02

Don't fuck with the quiet ones.

woot. Nobuyuki Hiyama plays a badass character once again. School geek who is a closeted badass FOR THE WIN.

Not much happened in this episode, besides all the surviving characters finally meeting up and the reveal of one of the protagonists being a bullet-crazy weapon otaku. Everything else was just a bunch of zombie head-mashing… which isn’t exactly a bad thing, but ya’ know.

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Whatever happened to the 520 Cens Promise?

Money owned

Seriously, I totally forgot about it. Apparently Arakawa forgot about it too… or didn’t bring it up on purpose because Mustang hasn’t become the Fuhrer yet. A mention of it would have been nice, though. I guess she left it up for the readers to decide.

So, do YOU think Roy will ever get his money back? 😛

Or did that smart bastard Ed manage to get away with not paying the Flame Alchemist back? F-F-F-F-F

How far would you go for the sake of your hobbies?

Harmless school picture... or is it?

Haruhi, what has your crazy antics done to our world?

Nishinomiya Kita Senior High School has posted a warning against trespassers on its website after fans entered its premises and scrawled graffiti on the sports ground.

Asahi

It should be noted that this is fairly old news, and that real life attempts at reenacting Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody have been happening quite a lot in Nishinomiya. This is a pretty good example of unhealthy obsession.

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