Are you new to the world of anime, and manga? Not sure what some of these wacky terms like, otaku, moe, waifu, and baka mean! Fear not my new friend for your senpai is here to help guide you with anime, and manga terminology 101. I am going to compile a list of common terms that I think every anime, and manga fan should. These common terms I list will be based off my opinion of what is common. Meaning you may not think that a certain word is a common term, but my friend it is okay. Why? Because we all have different opinions, and views.
Anime can be pretty gory at times however, they tend to tone it down due to Japanese broadcasting. This is what makes manga so great! For the most part you can find manga that is filled with over the top gore. For example, Berserk is far more gory in the manga series than the anime itself. Other great examples to compare are Hellsing, and Blood C (awesome anime, and manga). You get a lot of gore in the anime series, but you get even more gory scenes in the manga. If you have the stomach I would suggest to check out the manga’s of these series I listed above. You won’t regret it!
With only a few days of September left my favorite month of the year is finally about to arrive. Meaning new manga will be hitting the shelves! In fact new manga’s has already started to hit the shelves. I went on a little adventure to the books store today. When I arrived I immediately went to the manga section. Upon my arrival I discover a few new manga’s that I had been waiting for are finally out. Low and behold I spent a good $40.00 dollars today. Did I need to spend that much no, but for the sake of my sanity it was worth every penny.
Honestly guys I can’t really remember the very first manga I read, because it has been years since I started reading manga, but I want to say it was “Princess Resurrection”or “Kaibutsu Oujo”. Man does this manga bring back memories. 12 year old me thought this was the greatest manga to ever exist. I mean what kid wouldn’t think a manga filled with werewolves, demons, monsters, vampires, and a bad ass princess isn’t cool! Princess Resurrection by Yasunori Mitsunaga is also known for other great manga series like, Kako to Nise Tantei, Tama Kick, and many more.
Princess Resurrection has a total of 20 volumes, and began publication June 25th, 2005 through February 26 2013. No I have not read all 20 volumes, and to be honest I couldn’t tell you what volume number I was on. If I was to do a review on this series I would need to re-read the series to be frank. However, I will pull something out of my ass, and make this an awesome blog post.
I have been meaning to talk about Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka for a while now. Currently with four English manga volumes out ( Just purchased the fourth volume on amazon) Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka is a brilliantly written manga by Makoto Fukami, and illustrated by Seigo Tokiya. Guys 2019 needs to hurry its ass up, because this manga is getting an anime adaptation that I am thoroughly excited about. I have a huge weakness for magical girl anything! Some people like idols, but I love magical girls.
I really try not to hate on anime’s to much, because I feel like each anime can be enjoyable in it’s own way. Though you may not like certain aspects of the anime, there are aspects of it you may find that you enjoy. However, it is impossible to like every anime you watch. I have never met a single person who doesn’t have a few anime’s they just can’t stand. I am going to make Black Clover by Yuki Tabata my example since I already talk about my dislike for Asta in my previous post called, “Day 6: 30 Day Anime & Manga Challenge … Least Favorite Anime Character?“
Day 6 of the anime, and manga challenge and I must say I am pretty proud of myself. I am usually not one to stick with challenges this long … trust me 6 days is long for me haha. Enough of me rambling let’s get down to the challenge!
I always say characters make the anime, and I truly believe it is true. When you have awesome characters the rest of the anime seems to flow well for the most part. However, a badly done character can throw off an anime’s flow. It can honestly make an anime less appealing. Definitely if the badly done character is the main character. For this challenge I am going to talk about three anime characters I am not very fond of.