Back in Winter I went ahead and marathoned all of Kaguya-sama and then caught up with the manga soon after up until the Ice Kaguya personality took over and something similar happened with Bokuben as this post was written up at least 3 weeks ago but I was waiting on Jojo to finally end before I posted it.
Turned out Gotoubun aired a season before Bokuben did with a somewhat similar plot and I’ll probably get into that since the two girls I’m interested in seem to be in the run for the most popular girls to begin with, fancy that. While Bokuben hasn’t finished yet, that second season is coming and while I realize certain parts of some decently important character-building chapters were not adapted, I can only hope that we get to the better chapters of the series to really make it come onto its own. But before that, let’s go over some of the later, more focused parts.
“Didn’t you once say that everything should have a name? Stone Free…I want to free myself from this Stone Ocean!”
A while ago I posted my Favorite Jojo characters that excluded Parts 7-8 since I wanted to keep it everything within the more well-known universe. I mentioned that it had been a long time since I read Part 6 and exempted some characters from the list. I have since reread Part 6 and now I feel like an idiot for admitting that I forgot stuff from Part 6 when this particular saga happens to be the most eventful. So for that blunder I made, I think owe Part 6 an apology and its own post to honor it. Fate may have played into this but the 7th of December happens to be its release date so happy 10th birthday to you Stone Ocean.
So were he go folks, a “review” that is a decade late, let’s talk about the sixth saga of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
“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. Continue reading Classics: Vagabond→
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! Continue reading Classics: Slam Dunk + Short Analysis on Sports manga→
“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. Continue reading Classics: GTO-Great Teacher Onizuka Review-→
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. Continue reading Genshiken Review & Analysis→