Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mahou Sensei Negima – Finale

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This is one post I didn’t think I would have to write for a long time. Mahou Sensei Negima was one of the series that got me into manga to begin with, and I was sure it would be around for so much longer. Of course a part of that is because the ending felt so rushed and there was so much left unexplained. A lot has been said about this ending, most of it negative. I can see where all of that comes from, since I know I wanted so much more from the conclusion. How come we didn’t see Nagi come back? Why don’t we know who Negi liked? These are some of the building blocks of the whole series and they didn’t get the resolution they deserved. Clearly this series doesn’t know how to end things. Read the rest of this entry

People Hit Each Other With Swords

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Trained warriors getting hacked to pieces. It is Wednesday already?

If you’ve been around my blog for any real length of time, you probably know that I don’t discuss every manga chapter that comes out. Part of this is due to the time it would require to discuss absolutely everything, but mostly it’s because not every chapter contains something that I can discuss. My posts would get boring quickly if I tried to go over every little nuance of a scene that’s been stretched over several chapters. I admit there are times where I don’t blog about events I should *coughKenichicough* but mostly I find that quite often, there’s just nothing to say. What I’d like to talk about, though, is what happens at the peak of this phenomenon. What do you do with a series where there’s never anything to talk about? Read the rest of this entry

One Piece – Wild Mass Speculation

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Almost makes you wonder how bad their aim has to be.

As readers of manga, or whatever your chosen hobby is, we all have a habit of trying to out-predict the creator. Our minds wander and we wonder what will happen next, even if we know next to nothing about the event we’re thinking of. Like everyone else, this happens to me all the time, although it varies a lot depending on the series. The one I mostly try to predict is Liar Game because I can easily understand the logic that goes into it. With One Piece, on the other hand, I’m actually not as speculative. With all the ridiculous things that happen in this manga, it’s often hard to find the urge to try and guess anything. Read the rest of this entry

Sukitte ii na yo – You Are Not Sawako Kuronuma

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"I don't know why. I just do."

You know, I’ve been trying for a little while to figure out why I’ve had so much trouble connecting to this manga. After all, the whole reason I started reading it was because people compared it to Kimi ni Todoke, and after reading I can see where the comparisons come from. The heroine is a social outcast who attracts the attention of the most popular guy in school, and through this she ends up attracting a number of friends. The first big difference, though, is that Mei hooks up with Yamato extremely early in the series, which should please those who disliked the slow pace of Kimi ni Todoke. And yet somehow, I couldn’t find myself getting into this series on anywhere near the same level. I think this chapter has finally shown me why that is. Read the rest of this entry

Ace Railgun’s 50 Questions

Something I saw over at Ace’s blog just the other day was a list of fifty questions about himself. I’d seen something like this done on Youtube once, so it got me interested in doing something like this myself. After also seeing it on Marth’s blog, I officially decided that I should follow suit. These mostly relate to my anime habits with some focus on more personal things, but luckily it’s never TOO personal.

Questions About Anime

1. Who is your favorite male anime character?

L from Death Note.

2. Who is your favorite female character?

Osaka from Azumanga Daioh. These are both old responses, being two of my first real anime, but they easily stand the test of time.

3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?

FLCL. I’m a fan of it, can you tell? Read the rest of this entry