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Old 05-15-2013, 08:36 PM
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Me and my big mouth. Nihei started doing hell of exposition out of nowhere.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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So, uh, the Eva manga ended.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:31 PM
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Is this the serious Eva manga or the Eva as light high-school drama deal?

either way I thought that was over like 10 years ago.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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Noooope, this is the serious one. And no, it hadn't ended yet. I think Berserk has more updates in a year than the regular Eva manga did.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:38 PM
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:52 PM
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:12 PM
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Noooope, this is the serious one. And no, it hadn't ended yet. I think Berserk has more updates in a year than the regular Eva manga did.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto only puts pencil to paper if there is a loaded gun pointed to his head, so that makes sense
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:55 AM
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Over the last two months I've finished reading the entirety of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

I enjoyed every moment. Apart for some of part 3. My ranking would go 7-2-5-8-4-6-1-3, with 8 being tentative as it's only 20 chapters in.

And now I suffer, for it will be another month per chapter.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:17 PM
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Hmm, some good stuff:

- Mushishi > fantasy, slice of life, humor, tragedy, short-stories, the first volume currently worth 200 bucks in Amazon.

- I Am a Hero > horror, thriller, action, seinen, gore, zombies, superb art.

- A Bride's Story > slice of life, foreign cultures (Middle East Asia), amazing detailed artworks.

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:38 AM
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Hmm, some good stuff:

- Mushishi > fantasy, slice of life, humor, tragedy, short-stories, the first volume currently worth 200 bucks in Amazon.
Maybe I should start considering selling my copy.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:21 AM
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The Two Faces of Tomorrow has some impressively flat characterization, and it's not hard to predict the beats of the story, but frankly, I'll put up with a lot for a solid hard sci-fi comic.

Also, Yukinobu Hoshino is an impeccable draftsman. The man can draw a mean two-page spread of some crazy space shit happening.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:51 PM
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Hi, sorry for being maybe kind of off-topic but...

I'll be leaving Japan soon, after living here for a few years, and moving back to Canada. By any chance, does anyone know a reliable way to continue reading (preferably paper) manga in Japanese, apart from Amazon or Ebay? I'd like to continue this infernal habit if possible, but don't want to break the bank to do so.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:01 PM
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Some of the larger cities might have a Chinatown/Japantown equivalent that caters to expats and the like and may have a foreign language bookstore with some stuff. It's kinda hard to say.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:48 PM
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Yeh, it depends where you are in Canada. Big city like Vancouver or Toronto, I'd be shocked if there isn't a Japanese bookstore somewhere with a magazine selection. Outside the big city, you're probably outta luck.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:38 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll be living in Toronto, where I know there's a Japanese library or two, at least. I wonder if there's a store... That would be handy.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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yeah, says here Toronto has a sizable Japanese mall type deal. looks like these dudes carry magazines and have a subscription service.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:37 AM
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HECK YEAH. Thanks Raider. They even offer subscriptions to magazines!? Looks like I'm all set.

And, since I don't think anyone has mentioned it... Takamagahara was a pretty neat/stupid Shonen Jump series that started off SO strong and ended (I thought) a bit prematurely. Anyone else read it?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:39 AM
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Do you like:

1.) manga,
2.) mystery,
3.) and quantum physics?

Then you might like Qualia the Purple (Murasakiiro no Qualia). I haven't read about quantum physics in a long time, but the manga does spend significant time explaining different concepts. Not only is it used to explain what's going on in the story, but it's also integrated into the storytelling a bit.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:57 PM
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HECK YEAH.
And, since I don't think anyone has mentioned it... Takamagahara was a pretty neat/stupid Shonen Jump series that started off SO strong and ended (I thought) a bit prematurely. Anyone else read it?
I dug it. I liked Barrage, too. The unforseen downside to getting all simultaneous with Japan is warming up to a series just in time for it to get canceled. I just assume World Trigger will be next
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:44 PM
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this is your quarterly reminder that one day mohiro kitoh will read my fuckin nikes, see if he don't.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:11 PM
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this is your quarterly reminder that one day mohiro kitoh will read my fuckin nikes, see if he don't.
What did you read this time?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:57 AM
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Just started Urusei Yatsura and am absolutely charmed by it. It's fairly easy to find for 100 yen per volume over here, but not necessarily in sequential order. For those who have read more of the series, is it necessary to read it in order? It seems fairly episodic, so I'm wondering if I can just read it at random.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:15 AM
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this is your quarterly reminder that one day mohiro kitoh will read my fuckin nikes, see if he don't.

Who will do what where now?

CONTEXT PLEASE.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:19 AM
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Reading the Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer. Gat damn this is good action shonen-- the slice-of-life format gives the characters a chance to breath and grow between big dramatic events, the whole ensemble cast is fleshed-out and relevant, and the protagonist's growth into a damn decent adult has been a joy to watch. I'm willing to overlook the occasional panty-shot skeeziness, because the rest of it is excellent.

The ending is probably gonna be really fucking sad, though. I've got a feeling in my bones,,,

e: I was... wrong ! !

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:22 AM
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:06 PM
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Reading the Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer. Gat damn this is good action shonen-- the slice-of-life format gives the characters a chance to breath and grow between big dramatic events, the whole ensemble cast is fleshed-out and relevant, and the protagonist's growth into a damn decent adult has been a joy to watch. I'm willing to overlook the occasional panty-shot skeeziness, because the rest of it is excellent.

The ending is probably gonna be really fucking sad, though. I've got a feeling in my bones,,,

e: I was... wrong ! !
Z, where the hell have you been. I sang LaBH's hosannas from the heavens before anyone knew what the hell it was.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:07 PM
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Doublepost fake ETA: Now go check out Sengoku Youko, that author's latest ongoing work. Man's got balls of steel with the stunts he pulls in a shounen work.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:25 PM
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this is your quarterly reminder that one day mohiro kitoh will read my fuckin nikes, see if he don't.
What has he done to deserve a boot to the head this time, if anything?
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:44 PM
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I read the first two volumes of Knights of Sidonia this week, and I think I'm going to have to get my comic shop to put it on my pull list. It's interesting seeing Nihei write a story that actually has a reasonably coherent plot, while still retaining all the bizarre, dark science fiction elements of something like Blame!

Crap, looks like volume 3 came out last month, I should really get on that.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:30 PM
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What has he done to deserve a boot to the head this time, if anything?
Narutaru earned that sumbitch a mouthful of curb a long time ago
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