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Webcomic: MegaTokyo
From left to right: Kimiko, Erika, Largo, and Piro. Background, far left: Ed, Junpei (hoodie), Ping (dark pink hair), Miho (purple hair). Middleground, far right: Seraphim (wings), and Dom (tie).

"You see, nothing in the real world will ever live up to what I feel inside. I came to terms with that a long time ago... Maybe it's because the feelings I have work only in fantasies, not the real world. That's why I want to be an actress. It's a way to live what I feel, even if it is just part of a story."
Kimiko

One of the most successful webcomics around, and one of the easiest to find in brick-and-mortar bookstores, Megatokyo is also one of the most confusing. The story starts off when two American video game otaku — Piro and Largo — hop on a one-way flight to Japan, then find themselves unable to get back after a credit-card-maxing shopping spree.

Piro meets an aspiring voice actress called Kimiko and awkwardness ensues. Largo becomes steadily more demented and awkwardness ensues. Kimiko's flatmate Erika has to deal with her past as a popular Idol Singer and awkwardness ensues. A schoolgirl called Yuki gets a crush on Piro and awkwardness ensues. Piro gets stuck with a Dating Sim Robot Girl called Ping and awkwardness ensues. And a mysterious goth called Miho stirs things up for her own amusement, leading to awkwardness for all concerned.

Has gained a great deal of infamy for its erratic schedule, along with the Dead Piro Days (DPDs) and stick-figure Shirt Guy Dom (SGD) comics (a takeoff on the "Shirt Guy Tom" comics from Sluggy Freelance).

Has been called the LOST of webcomics for its complex plot line and character histories, most of all the enigmatic Tohya Miho. Quite intentionally, it includes a number of anime tropes. Interesting to note, however, is that it is one of few works who take flak for being Trope Overdosed, despite it having a trope count of around 620.

Fred is now working on a Visual Novel based on the comic. The project reached its initial Kickstarter funding goal in 3 hours!


Megatokyo contains examples of:

  • Zettai Ryouiki:
    • Just about every female character has had an A-grade at one time or another. And if you've clicked all the links on this page thus far, you've probably seen it for about half of them already (heck, Kimiko's got it in the page image here). Here's one more for you.
    • Also, Piro's online avatar, Pirogoeth.


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