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My favourite manga reads in 2016

My favourite manga reads in 2016

  2016. What a year. It’s been a tough year for many of us and personally, it was a challenging one. I was so busy with the last stretch of my dissertation that I hardly read any manga at all! When things finally slowed down […]

#23: 87Clockers by Tomoko Ninomiya

When I heard that Shueisha’s Jump would start a josei magazine, I was skeptical. Jump may have a following that spans a large age range and influences both sexes but I never felt they had the “josei” touch. Jump rode on a formula and given […]

2012 manga were awesomesauce

Wow. What a year. As compared to last year, 2012 was good to me — very good to me. However, because it was good to me, it also meant it ate my time. Lots of my time. Particularly, my champloo and manga reading time. In […]

Spotlight: CLAMP

Spotlight: CLAMP

When I think of April, I think of spring. When I imagine spring1, I think of sakura trees. And when I think of sakura trees, I dream of walking under rows of sakura trees, while a blossom gently falls on my forehead. And then I […]

Jin and Takemitsu Samurai wins the 15th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Awards

Jin and Takemitsu Samurai wins the 15th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Awards

The winners of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural awards are out and the winners will definitely take us a trip back in time. The Grand Prize was shared by two titles. First one (and the only one I’ve seen… at least in drama) is Jin by […]

Shueisha ventures into BL with BL-ink

Shueisha ventures into BL with BL-ink

I thought that this has got to be the funniest joke but it turns out, it was no joke at all. I’ve seen this being tweeted for some while but it wasn’t long until I finally saw the commercial for Shueisha’s new quarterly BL magazine […]

Oh My Jump Heroines

How do you like your Shounen Jump heroine? Do you love her dressed in a pristine school uniform, where her smiling face (and possibly panties or if your lucky, cleavage) grace every panel? Do you like her making bentou for the hero, sharing laughs right […]

Jump History and Fujoshi (4): Move aside Son Goku, it’s all about Rukawa x Hiei x Kenshin. TOTALLY!

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series History of Jump and Fujoshis1990 to 1994 can be considered by many as one of the strongest periods of Jump. The title that carried this period was an epic intergalactic superhuman masterpiece named Dragon Ball […]

#10 – One Piece by Oda Eiichiro

#10 – One Piece by Oda Eiichiro

OPcover One Piece by Oda Eiichiro
Published by Shueisha
Serialized in Shounen Jump
Translated by Viz

When friends ask me about a shounen story I’d recommend, the first title that comes to mind is One Piece. After hearing the title, most of them groan saying “it’s too long” or “there’s no bishounen in there” or “the art is butt ugly.” Although I’d honestly like to immediately contest and defend this rag tag crew to them, I always just throw at them the line “For your nakama ((Comrade)), just give it a shot.” Happily so, after I lend them 20 volumes to read, they’d come back screaming “Nakama!!” with great gusto!

One Piece is more than just a shounen story with a pirate touch. Oda Eiichiro has turned Luffy’s quest for One Piece into your adventure as well. This is the reason why it has lasted a decade with fans and why it’ll be probably go on for a couple more years. This is a manga where the characters become your nakama.

Looking forward to Jump Square!

Last week’s highlight for me, other than receiving some great mangas from a friend (and my Touch OST! ;w;) is looking at the line up of Jump Square. To be honest, as much as I owe a lot of my fandom to Shounen Jump, recently, […]

Barefoot Gen drama special on the telly

Oh dear. Just when everyone of my friends is home from Japan, they show something quite important like this. -_-;; I have to thank Comipress for this. Apparently, FujiTV is releasing a drama special of Barefoot Gen on the telly from August 10 to 11 […]

#05 – Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara

#05 – Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara

Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara
Margaret Comics
Shueisha

A tall girl. A short boy. Both have a knack for words and together they make the manzai comedy pair of their school. However, our giantess, Risa Koizumi, finds herself caught in quite a pinch. After getting to know her unforeseen comedy partner, Atsushi Ootani, she eventually falls in love with him. How would she get by? How would she able to show this midget that she’s more than a funny girl? Aya Nakahara shows us a how a comedy combination turns into a love combi in Lovely Complex.

Edit : It seems that Viz / Shoujo Beat picked up Lovely Complex. So some things written down there might not be applicable.