Something to be commended.. is the enthusiasm for mangaka to continue on drawing, due to a love/passion for their craft. Like a geisha perfecting their skills with years of relentless practice… of course in this case, the editor is going to end up pushing the mangaka in their grueling schedule to meet deadlines.
Avoidance of editors in their relentless pursuit of manuscripts have became running jokes, and you see a lot of this type of procrastination/avoidance humor spoofed/reflected upon in series such as Gintama, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Bakumon and others.
Recently I have been chuckling as I saw Shonen Jump editor Sasaki Hisashi on Twitter posted a completed doodle from Eyeshield 21’s artist, Yusuke Murata. CrunchyRoll happened to translate the running dialogue here.
Okay since Gendo Mike went and is doing an 12 Moments aspect.. and I already did a Gift Guide.. I figure why not just do another one.. and this time to the tune of that song.. that you won’t really want to hear any other time of the year….
Slight disclaimer here.
I don’t own the song, yet I am free changing the lyrics a bit.
THIS is not reflective of my own wish list.. just an idea as to what makes great gifts.. and not necessarily manga, although my own opinion is that a manga for everyone NEVER hurts.
So feel free to laugh if you get over through this silly tune.
On the first day of shopping season my dear friend gave to me….
One limitless wallet..
On the second day of shopping season my dear friend gave to me….
If anything, my quick impression of this show is that it feels like a type of Ghostbuster-style comedy. We have Hikasa Yoko playing Maya, who’s the daughter of the dead principal, Junichiro. Maya comes back with a vegeance and the first thing she declares is that “this shit is fake. So fake.”
Oddly enough, or perhaps not so odd, she knows too much about the occult and of course, she’s back at the damned (har har) place in order to prevent all the stuff to get out into the world. What will she do?
Like I always say, you gotta grab me with something special in the first episode. Otherwise, you need to grab me in episode 2 or 3 in order for me to give you an approval. Well, you know what? The black panties that Maya has on, her absolute area, and her seiyuu, who plays Mio in K-On are the tri-factors that earns my approval. Of course, the humor, which is similar to the ones in big features such as Summer Wars and other films really helps to bring the show up a notch.
However, I have to say, I wasn’t blown away. But that’s to be expected because this otaku’s got the moe, action and fanservice bias. Black panties are good, the absolute area is good, the manly chick is not. As for the plot, there is obviously a national organization dealing with the occult behind the scenes (think Buffy, season 5). So far, however, Maya hasn’t show any special powers and her prophecy…which was what? Yeah see, the title didn’t work for me.
So, as much I was looking forward to it (blame me for rubbung my hands and saying boy oh boy beforehand), I wasn’t 100% delighted. But the seiyuu cast is good and the voice acting is up to par. Good watch for a first episode.
The descent of the naked dude was hilarious.
By the way, whom were the 3 young girls shown at the ED? The Karen Girl’s?
Ray promotes our presence in da world as well as talks about our plan for AX. Warning, Ray’s hot and in this one, he bares his shoulders and neck for all the ladies and talking in Otaku Gangster Tongue at the same time! Smoking! XD
Kyon-kun, denwa (キョンくん, 電話)
[With apologies to Leonard Cohen]
I heard there was a secret chord
Nagato played that pleased the Lord
but you don’t really care for spoilers, do ya?
Well it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth
the minor fall and the major lift
the baffled queen composing Kyon-kun, denwa~
Krauser III’s Take: The demon king has arisen and so has his schlong! The King Kong of schlongs aches and waits impatiently for those bitches to deliver their flesh to my doorsteps! Just you wait! I shall come to new highs and Tokyo Tower won’t be the only thing getting the candy rain!
Ray’s Take: Go to T&A! Go to T&A! Go to T&A! Go to T&A! T&A no Tamashii yo…YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! My teeth guitar won’t stop this time!
Negishi’s Take: courageous young women with agenda and motives behind their actions in the process of saving the world or dominating for their own pleasure; smart, intelligent battles and complex emotions swirling to form a tight bond among their bodies…I mean hearts and souls, not to mention fabulous fashion sense (all they need is a cup of apple tea). Highly recommended!
Krauser III’s Take2: YES! Highly recommended for your wang! Use without discretion!
It has been confirmed that Johannes Krauser III will be on tour through major US cities, specifically near major landmarks.
The name of the tour is called: “Grease your behind tour”. However, apparently the only behinds that will need greasing are the ones owned by major landmarks.
“Watch out, Golden Gate Bridge! It’s time for your cables to lose their virginity! You too, Coit Tower! Be prepared to get as wet as Tokyo Tower did! Oh and you four on Mt. Rushmore, salivate in your mouths and wait for me!”
Krauser III gave his remark and then added: “There are just so many tower-like structures in US that my seeds of destruction and terror will be sowed everywhere! Here’s one for the Washington Monument!”
He raised his finger in a thrusting motion.
Fans everywhere have been eagerly anticipating the specially greasy and terrifying event. However, fans in New York City are going to be disappointed. The band manager has already confirmed that NYC is not on the touring schedule.
“I don’t think NYC will welcome a terrorist from hell.” She said.
Krauser III added: “Uh…Even the demon king from hell respects New York City and what it stood for, even though he does not care anything for it. So yes, NYC shall be spared…THIS TIME!”
The tour will began on the July 4th weekend and will continue through out the month of July.
A note from the author: This was the 2009 April Fools’ column for Anime Diet. While many of the facts mentioned in here are true, mixed in with them are many wildly erroneous citations. The concept was that as a positive review of Dragonball Evolution, it would be naturally viewed with disbelief by the international otaku community. However, this was not the case for many readers.
Dragonball Evolution is the story of the young warrior Son Goku, who races against time and the vengeful King Piccolo to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder a power level in excess of nine thousands. Side-effects of this ultimate power include the ability to induce repetitive dialogue and spontaneous destruction of sensitive scientific equipment – a seemingly random quirk which becomes surprisingly relevant in the movie’s original plot.
The very name of Dragonball Evolution has become a hissing and a byword. Critics all over the globe and within this very publication have decried the affair as a stain on the careers of James Marsters, who plays Piccolo, and Chow-Yun Fat, who plays the turtle sage sans shell. But contrary to all expectations, the film thrilled this reporter with its nuanced approach to characterization and unexpected hints of social awareness.
O Pocky! My Pocky! our shopping trip is done;
The pack has weather’d every press, the space we sought is won;
The chair is near, the squeals I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the slender line, the package red and daring:
But O mouth! mouth! mouth!
O the tell-tale drops of phlegm,
Where on the bench my pocky lies,
Fallen prey to them.
O Pocky! My Pocky! Rise up and hear the crunch!
Rise up! For you the flag is flung; for you the panties bunch!
For you cold plates and milk in cups; for you the mouths a-gaping;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their joweled cheeks a-draping;
Here pocky! Dear snack!
This arm beneath your stem;
It is some dream that from the pack
You’ve fallen prey to them.
My Pocky does not answer, its base is pale and still;
My chocolate does not feel my arm, it has no pulse nor will;
The groceries are safe and sound, their voyage closed and done;
From fearful tack, the promised snack, comes in with Pocky won;
Exult, O fans, and ring, O cells!
But I, with morunful hymn,
Walk the ground my Pocky lies,
Fallen prey to them.
TOKYO–SHAFT, the studio responsible for creating “ef–a tale of memories,” has said that the sequel series entitled “ef–a tale of melodies” will not only feature most of the same staff, but will also include “bonus artsiness waves” that will emanate from the screen to the viewer.
Scientists studying “artsiness waves” said that their primary effects include tickling the part of the brain that sees overarching themes and patterns, as well arousing emotions that induce intellectual egotism and a sense of superiority over others. A side effect included the sudden desire to drink lattes at indie coffee shops and to watch French movies whilst wearing a beret. Scientists are also studying why it also produces desires to post five page essays on blogs after exposure.
“This is an exciting new development,” director Shin Oonuma told Believe What You Hear. “We couldn’t help but notice that the kind of people who really appreciated the first series were into the experimental style that me and my staff applied to an otherwise pretty but ho-hum eroge. We noticed, too, that the anime bloggers who loved it the most really seemed to get off on analysis. So we figured–why leave it to the poseurs? Why not send everybody into that state of mind?
“Let me read you just one example of the kind of stuff we want to see a lot more of,” Oonuma continued. “Blogger ‘Michael’ states that:
It is like a dream: a series of moments both strange and memorable, passing through the filter of the mind’s eye that, with a little direction, arrange themselves into patterns and meanings whose sum is greater than the parts. This series’ melange of art, memory, dream, and sorrow is a creative triumph and is, for me, the best anime I’ve seen this year.
“I gotta tell you, I creamed my pants after I read that. This is exactly the sort thing I wanted people to feel after watching my shows. I want everyone to write pretentious crap like that about me.”
Oonuma and his staff made this decision after seeing that Kaiba, an experimental show from the Spring 2008 season, was having much success with anime bloggers in using the same artsiness waves. However, the first director who started the trend, Hideaki Anno, has made a public statement saying that he regrets using them in the Evangelion TV series and End of Eva movie. “After seeing that my biggest fans were pathetic pseudo-intellects who picked at every nosehair on Lilith to find some bigger religious meaning, I gave up,” he said. “I’m remaking the Eva movies now to repent of my sins.” He then proceeded to flip a middle finger at the press and stalk off, muttering, “Too bad.”
“It was an April Fool’s Day joke, we swear!” former rebels claim before being executed
MALAYSIA–the week-long civil war within the Anime Blogging Collective, founded by Owen S, is now over with the final surrender of all the breakaway and expelled blogs. The surrender was signed on board the USS Saturn-9 on April 1, 2008. The signers were then all blindfolded and executed by firing squad.
“Today,” Owen declared, “is a sad, and also triumphant day for the Collective. The imperial running dogs and their allies have been defeated, but fresh blood must enter the collective to replace what it has lost. We must embark upon the task of rebuilding, with new friends and allies who believe in the Revolution and the Cause of the Collective.” He then announced new leaders for all the formerly rebellious blogs.
The conflict began when CJ Blackwing, the leader of Borderline Hikkikomori, was expelled for noncompliance with the Clannad and True Tears Watching Act. She voiced her dissent publicly and was joined manyotherbloggers who concurred with her scurrilous assessment of Owen S as a “dictator,” and before long, all-out battle ensued. While some stood on the sidelines, Leader Owen mobilized his army, which included Anime Diet, and after many intense battles was able to recapture all the lost territory.
“The future of the ABC is bright,” Owen said. “Now that we are once again united behind my singular vision for anime blogging, we plan to increase the quota output by 50% in next month’s One-Month Plan. This incident proves that the Collective is the wave of the future, and that when bloggers unite, there is no stopping them.” He then added with a smirk, “And who will now think of even joking around with me?”