This manga gives me hope that this world still has a sense of humor
“Focus only on the leaf, you will never see the tree. Focus only on the tree, you will never see the entire forest.”
Takehiko Inoue made himself a household name in his line of work with Slam Dunk. He would prove himself that he had more to share for us and his next working title would be Vagabond. Vagabond is yet another series that I found my brother reading, but rather this was one of the older series he found and started to read. This was around, my middle school years before he went off to college. This was the penultimate series he would read as far as I know, he hasn’t been reading anything that isn’t related to Berserk as of late. Read the rest of this entry
Truly, one of the greatest sports manga ever made
You have been reading most and if not all my classic reviews, you would learn that a lot of old manga series are discovered by me thanks to my brother’s reccomendations. If I remember well enough, this was probably his very first manga series and definitely his favorite (next to Berserk, but that takes f*cking FOREVERRRR). It was probably the very reason he took basketball with such a passion during his highschool years. Now this was a long time ago, and he always told me, firsthand to read this manga if I was ever going to read a sports manga. So now, my time has come and I finally did read this and, wow. That was one hell of an inspirational joyride.
So whats the series about anyway? Judging from the title and the fact if you knew anything about the basketball world, it’s about basketball. The story is about the Shohoku Highschool’s average basketball team that rises to one of the top schools for basketball in the nation, thanks to a team of rowdy teammates that constantly fight and annoy eachother. Spoilers! but it’s a sports manga! Read the rest of this entry
“To become truly great, one has to stand with the people, not above them”~Charles de Montesquieu
(Note: No character list, just Onizuka and his awesomeness)
Great Teacher Onizuka or rather, GTO was one of few mangas I saw my brother read. Most of what my brother read, i have read as well and I have fairly enjoyed them. First manga I read thanks to my brother was Ichigo 100 which i already talked about. Then I read Vagabond and then Slam Dunk. I didn’t read Berserk because of how long it is and I plan on reading Fist of the North Star soon too. But GTO gets the spotlight for now as one of the greatest mangas I have ever read.
Eikichi Onizuka, blonde, 22 years old, ex-bike gang member, chain-smoker, 2nd rate Karate master, and most of all a virgin. Who expects a man like this to ever become a teacher? Let alone gain the title of “Great Teacher”? Onizuka spent most of his younger years with his buddy Ryuji(who shows up a few times in the manga) trying to get lucky with beautiful women but has failed in many aspects. Now 22 years old, Onizuka spends his days trying to get lucky while peeping up girls skirts. It all changes when day when a girl actually finds some interests in him. Onizuka pulls some stunts gets on “date” with the girl. It all goes well before the crucial momente at a love hotel. His attempts fail as the girl’s “boyfriend” an old and unattractive teacher happens to be the girl’s boyfriend. Seeing this, Onizuka realizes the power of the teacher over the minds of highschool girls and decides to become a teacher himself. After much hardships and finally graduating out of a shifty college he eventually gets hired by a kind old lady who happened to be a chairwoman of a private school. Standing in between his goals of becoming a teacher is the reputation from his students and his fellow teachers. The students vow to drive Onizuka out while the teachers will try to root Onizuka out as he is not a “real” teacher Onizuka confronts his class, student per student and he is about to give them a lesson that they will NEVER forget. Read the rest of this entry
Simple, relatable, and faved
Obvious spoilers ahead, sorry about this
Quite honestly, I have no idea how I got to know this series, there wasn’t anything too special about this series rather, a character that was extremely attractive. I guess that reason told me to go watch this series for the sake of watching otaku’s doing what otaku’s do best, being otaku’s.
NOTE: So I was going to do the first season review but then I literally read through the manga (i loved it) atleast the original 55 chapters and decided to just do the entire damn thing now. So I will concentrate on the first generation of Genshiken
To be frank, I guess the main character is Kanji Sasahara, a freshmen in college who starts looking for clubs in his college. Seeing as though his main hobby or past-time is reading manga, watching anime and stuff, he checks out the anime club and manga club. However, it’s full of fat boys and the typical otaku male and so he is discouraged to join anything for now. While this is going on another “main” character, Makoto Kousaka is looking to join clubs as well along with his childhood friend he reunited with, Saki Kasukabe. Eventually Kousaka joins Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyūkai or Genshiken which translates to “The Society of for the Study of Modern Visual Culture”. Kousaka meets Sasahara and invites him in the clubroom. There he meets his friends who he will spend the next 4-5 years with. But for now, Sasahara is still not confident in admitting he has a penchant for anime, manga, and doujinshi’s. One by one, the club members leave to attend their own business, and when Sasahara is alone, he looks for some doujinshi. He eventually does, but he finds out that this was a test, to see if new members are truly “otaku” material. Sasahara is now the newest member of Genshiken. Read the rest of this entry
The sexiest manga, turned to the most disgusting anime.
If you’re a lolicon, fetish for maids, lolitas, or flatchests you might like this. But because i’m just a person, i just prefer the girl on the picture, shes the best, but she likes a brain-dead moron.
Well, i have no idea when i first started to read this so lets make this review short
Yuuto is a
fag normal highschool kid, yawn. He has a childhood friend, yawn. He has allergies to cats, go on. He’s a demonhunter but can’t do shit, yawn. He meets a sexy girl and says that she is now his bodyguard, yay. The dude can’t appreciate woman, yawn.
“Just as the cherry blossom is a flower amongst flowers, Kuwabara is a man among men!”
Left to right: Hiei, Kurama, Yusuke, Kuwabara, Keiko, and Botan
Back in the years of my childhood, i first saw one of the greatest animes would come to remember. Oh, i guess this counts as an analysis too
Every single night, after every grueling hour of school and boring tv, every 10 o’clock at night Yu Yu Hakusho would air and damn it was a good series. Original, action packed, funny, amazing (not as much as Bebop though)
The story focuses on Yusuke Urameshi, a highschool delinquint whose also in love with a girl. His parents are divorced, his mother’s a drunkard, and he gets into fights and is a huge misift. One day, he tries to save a child from a runaway truck and ends up dying. Instead of just…well dying, he meets girl naed Botan, a grim reaper. She leads him to Koenma, the son of the guy who judges people’s fate in the afterlife. Yusuke’s brave action caught hell by suprise and the committe are currently deciding where he would end up. Koenma then gives Yusuke a test, he must help the people in his life if he does so, his soul will be spared.
He is able to fulfill these tests by helping his friend Kuwabara and Geiko, some of his “friends” when he was alive. After proving himself, his life is restored. However, during the numerous occassions Koenma has seen Yusuke, he finds that Yusuke possesses spiritul energy and recruits him to be a Underworld Detective. He also gains the ability to fire a blast of energy from his fingertips, his signature skill. He hunts down three thieves who took 3 artifacts. He kills one, but spares two of them.
Later, Yusuke and his rival/friend Kuwabara travel to hone their abilities with their powers. Kuwabara happens to possess powers of his own, mostly being able to form a sword out of spirit energy. The two go through a tournment to see who would become Genkai’s successor. All the while, Yusuke tries to hunt down a criminal who kills masters and masters their techniques. Eventually, Yusuke wins the competition and trains under Genkai for several months. Both of the teens’ power are enhanced and they are assigned by Koenma to infiltrate Maze Castle, 4 demons that rule the castle threatren the human world. The two are able to make it to the hills overlooking the castle and they meet with Kurama and Hiei, two demons who Yusuke fought and beat during one of his earlier missions. The four then fight their way to the castle, fighting 4 demons named after the Chinese Cardinal Directions, the Black Tortoise of the North, the White Tiger of the West, the Azure Dragon of the East, and the Vermillion Bird of the South. Kurama, the red haired dude fights with a rose whip, Kuwabara with his spirit sword, Hiei with his sword, and Yusuke with his fists and energy abilties. The fight lasts long but they are victorious. Later Yusuke, Kuwabara are assigned yet another mission. This time to save a girl from a bunch of thugs. This girl happens to be Hiei’s sister so he’s on the mission, only not officially. The main bad dude is introduced to be the Toguro Brothers, the eldar being able to shapeshift andthe younger that can control muscle mass. The three leave with their mission fufilled, however, the Toguro’s remain alive, and are under control of a mysterious man named Sakyo.
Toguro then invites Yusuke to the Dark Tournament, run by humans, fought by demons. The champion gets one wish. Team Urameshi, consists of Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, and Genkai. There are too many stuff to fill in here, but they win the tournament.
Now lemme get into my thoughts on this. From beginning and to the end of the Dark Tournament, i loved. But after that, the plot seemed kinda weak and over stretched. All about the demons and such, didnt like it. It made a lot more sense that he was a human with an anamoly, not a trait.
Other than that, the series is absolutely fantasic, great music which i will post up.
- Yusuke Urameshi: The delinquint turned hero . He can fire shots of energy through his fingertips like a gun. He can also fight pretty well as hes a gangster
- Kazuma Kuwabara: The delinquint’s rival who turned into great ally. He’s the second toughest deliquint compared to Yusuke. His power comes from his sense of energy and ability to create swords out of energy, truly a man among men through his sense of justice. (seriously, this guy only looks funny, this dude kicks ass)
- Kurama: Kurama is a demon fox thief that was raised by a human “mother” he eventually stopped hating humans and likes them now. He has an aura over plants and has a calm head when fighting.
- Hiei: Hiei is the short dude. He’s the guy tsundere who basically hates everyone. Being a demon child of demons, nobody really likes him. Hiei has more of dual sided fighting spirit. He’s calm but can also go crazy. Never liked this kid, he’s cool but he rejects stuff too much.
- Genkai: Genkai is the master of spirit energy based martial arts. She trains Yusuke and is a great fighter. She used to know Toguro before he became associated with demons. She also pwns everybody in SNES
- Koenma: The son of the Lord of Hell, he usually takes the form of an infant with the words Jr on his forehead. He can also turn himself to look like a teenager, he speaks quite fluently, even with the pacifier in his mouth at all times.
- Keiko: Is Yusuke’s friend, later his girlfriend.
- Botan: The cheery reaper who serves on Koenma, shes the girl who tells the news to the group.
Lets go on with the music
Oh gosh the memories
Oh dammit, more memories, that chorus part makes me cry in sadness
Oh the nostalgia, how i long for the days when anime wasn’t about girls.
Lets wrap this up.
Yu Yu Hakusho was great, they stretched out the story a bit far though. Thankfully they ended the series before it got even more insane, im looking at you Naruto and Bleach. Great series, watch til Dark Tournament finishes then its a great watch