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I thought Japan had universal healthcare.
Is it alright that I find it amusing that that if the part you question?
I think it was supposed to be advanced, constant, or new enough that regular insurance didn't cover it
Regardless there's still bills to pay.
Edited by sgamer82 on Oct 9th 2018 at 10:35:28 AM
So I'm starting Marry Grave, which people have sold me to death (including in this thread). For now I'll just comment on chapter 1: outside of the zany premise… it was surprisingly conventional in its structure. And also more light-hearted than I expected. Interesting nonetheless.
edit: Oh, it's a Shonen Sunday series… that explains that.
Edited by Lyendith on Oct 9th 2018 at 1:02:53 PM
I’m assuming Onani Master Kurosawa has already been perceived as a legitimate and I don’t know if I should say underrated work because I have seen a lot of praise for it on the interwebs
But it’s really on my mind and it’s not euphoria but uneasiness
Also with Molester Man
@sgamer82: When I read "SS Agency", I immediately thought "SS" stood for Schutzstaffel.
Edited by MarqFJA on Oct 9th 2018 at 2:30:34 PM
I made the same connection, but it's not, far as I know.
So Urasawa Naoki has started a new series called Asadora, and the first chap has been translated. This time it's an actual series, not a short promotional collab like Mujirushi was.
The beginning reminds me a bit of 20CB, with a flash-forward to modern day as a giant monster attacks Tokyo just before the 2020 Olympics. Then we go back to 1959 to follow a lively little girl called Asada Asa (yes), the daughter of a poor family with many, many siblings, the youngest of which is just about to be born. But as she's running to see how her mother and the baby are doing, a typhoon starts, and she hears a mysterious wail in the distance, out in the sea…
The first chapter is pretty short, so all I can say so far is that… it looks and feels like an Urasawa series alright. I already like the heroine, at any rate. Seems like it will be yet another decades-spanning story.
So I've been reading Kimi wa 008 by the author of "Strongest Disciple Kenichi". It's about a guy who gets roped into joining a school which trains secret agents and decides to stay after discovering that his father was actually an agent himself. Oh and the school is pretty crazy and full of weird, dangerous test. Pretty fun read so far.
Seems like Fudatsuki no Kyoko-chan has ended now. Overall, I liked this series. Likeable characters. Definitely the best work of the author.
It's a very understated ending, but it works well considering the series. Nothing too dramatic, just two siblings. Only thing I wished they'd have done is to not rely on the no-ribbon personality.
Started on that one. It's a bit weird, but I kinda like the characters. Or at least the two main ones. He's shown himself to be crafty, which is always an interesting trait, rather than being straight out overpowered like she is. Her personality is unusual. Kind of laid-back but still serious. It's surprisingly rare to see a main girl who doesn't overreact to way too much, nor being an "emotionless" girl who doesn't react. That makes their dynamic feel more natural.
Edited by AnotherDuck on Oct 12th 2018 at 4:00:41 PM
Just read a manga called Arasa Dakedo, Hatsukoi Desu (I'm around thirty and finally in love). It's about a 32-year old guy named Inoue who has started dating a 28 year old girl named Yamamoto. Despite their age, both of them are inexperienced in love and this is their first time dating other people. It's rather simple but very cute, we follow Inoue and Yamamoto's relationship as they start figuring what a couple usually does, sometimes asking advice from their more-experienced co-workers. Inoue and Yamamoto are a really cute couple especially whenever their inexperience at relationship comes up. Very much a sweet dreams fuel.
Also been reading Zensei Coupling (previous life coupling), it's by the author of Akkun to Kanojo. The concept is similar to Tsurezure Children, with its focus on a few couples. Only this one has the twist that the couples were also couples in their previous life and some of them remember what their previous life was like. Obviously this complicates stuff for them, for example one couple was very lovey dovey in their previous life, only for the mguy who remember their past life to be reborn much later and is still in elementary school, while the girl is reborn faster and is already a high school student. Even better, she doesn't have any memory of their previous life together. needless to say, the guy have trouble trying to attract the girl's attention, especially since she only consider him like a little brother.
There's also another couple who in their previous life were friends with the first couple, only unlike them, the second couple hated each other despite being engaged. In their current incarnation, though, the guy is very much in love with the girl and vice-versa. As it turns out, this happens because the guy remember their previous life while girl doesn't. Obviously, the guy wants to do better this time and wants to be a good boyfriend to her. Problem is, he also has to make sure the girl doesn't remember any of their previous life, because if she does, he can kiss their relationship goodbye.
There's also two other couple with their own problems. One is the reincarnation of a cat and her owner, the cat is reborn as an ordinary high school girl while the owner is reborn as her teacher. Problem: she still acts like she's his pet. The last one is a princess and her attendant, who is both reborn as ordinary people. Problem: the guy still acts like he's her attendant and still calls her princess despite the fact that princess just want to be a normal relationship with him. In short, this manga is damn hilarious.
Edited by jun_kagami on Oct 23rd 2018 at 11:58:01 PM
This month the moon is blue… A D.Gray-Man chapter has been released. And it's 36 pages long! What madness is this? So after escaping Tiedol's prison through the Ark, Allen (and Kanda who grabbed his leg) ends up at the very place where he met with Mana and Cross. Seems like we're gonna learn a bit more about how "Allen" was born…
By the way, how come I can no longer find the actual DGM thread? I've found two different threads, but both are old and almost empty…
I've just created a page for little known manga Kitsune No Yomeiri.
Upon praying to a fox statue his life seems to take an unexpected turn for the better….or is it for the worse
It's quite an entertaining series with some good characters.
Indeed, I have been following this one for years. It is a shame though that new updates are rather slow.
I just read Tamura Ryuuhei's oneshot "Tiger Dragon Brothers", which was included in the last volume of Hungry Marie (his latest, cancelled series)… and I was baffled at how much better it was.
The story is about two brothers and their infant sister who train with an old "sage"… but their training results in their bodies changing in unexpected ways. Taiga changes into the design that would become Marie-Thérèse, and his brother Bado into a dragon. Then there's a plot point about their little sister having some fishy background that's left unresolved because one-shot…
I enjoyed HM in its own right, but it was clearly a series where the author had no idea what to do with his premise and rapidly lost focus. So I don't quite get why he didn't stick to the initial concept, which seemed much easier to manage as a series. The art felt somewhat stronger too.
I kinda hope he reuses it for his next series.
Been reading Only Sense Online recently. Well, the manga of it. It's fairly good.
It's about an MMO (or VRMMORPG if you want to use all of the letters) where the MC picked some skills that people thought were rubbish, but it naturally turns out those skills were more badly researched than bad in and of themselves. Still, unlike just about every game or isekai series, there's nothing overpowered about them (give or take how a real MMO would work). The MC plays at his own pace, which might be a bit suboptimal at times, but on the whole rather balanced.
Since it's about a game that strangely hasn't locked everyone into a life-or-death situation, it's a relatively relaxed series. There are occasionally bits outside the game world, but those are infrequent. They add a lot to it, though. Naturally they treat the game somewhat more seriously than a normal game, especially with risks and death and such, but that's just regular story drama.
The characters are fun. They're unique enough that it's not hard to differentiate them or recall them, and none of them have an annoying personality (well, IMO). And PKers are evil bastards, because only griefers enjoy that stuff.
The game itself feels mostly like a real game. There are some oddities compared to what one would expect in a properly balanced MMO, especially with the economy, but on the whole nothing seems outright broken. Except character creation, perhaps, because the (male) MC got assigned a female avatar which apparently isn't supposed to happen.
If you want to read a slice-of-life-ish series about an MMO, it's a good pick.
Edited by AnotherDuck on Oct 31st 2018 at 8:38:37 PM
I didn't find a thread for the series, so I'm posting this here:
Ohkubo Atsushi's Fire Force is getting an anime.
@Lyendith Oh I definitely make a thread for that just like Dorohedoro
EDIT: And done
Edited by ElfenLiedFan90 on Nov 14th 2018 at 8:29:17 PM
Don't know if anyone here's been following Elf-san wa Yaserarenai but, if you have, it's now got an official English release under Plus-Sized Elf
If you're not familiar with the series at all, it's basically exactly what the English title suggests: Pudgy Monster Girls and Dieting.
Also, Viz has licensed Komi-san wa Komyushou desu as Komi Can't Communicate
Edited by sgamer82 on Nov 19th 2018 at 4:17:32 AM
I've recently discovered a series called Love Fighter Shuravan:
"In near future, Humanity discovered incredible ore with unlimited energy, 「Iliosdaite」. In ten years since its discovery that core energy became an alternate fuel supporting the whole world. But, a lot of Monsters and evil organizations were eager to get their hands on Iliosdaite. That's when a Hero rose up to protect the Peace. His name was..... Love Fighter Shuravan."
That's the official synposis. The story starts when Shuravan saves a girl named Helen, she asks him out and they become a couple. Unfortunately, the very next day it turns out that because of a PR disaster, the organization is part of put a ban on love affairs. So Shuravan needs to hide his relationship with Helen to not lose his job.
But that's just the beginning of his troubles, because it turns out that Helen is the daughter of the leader of a prominent evil organization. So now he has to hide his identity from her father. He also ends up accidentally blowing up their base doing a visit, so now he's credited with defeating the evil organization and in everyone's spotlight. Also, Helen turns out to be a bit of an Yandere, so Shuravan should avoid being close to other girls if he doesn't want to be stabbed, but that somehow proves harder than expected. Oh, and did I mention that aliens are trying to kill him?
Yeah, Shuruvan is like seven kinds of screwed.
This series is a spoof of various Super Sentai type series, with lots of goofball humor and some surprisingly good action. Also, for some reason it features and Illyiad theme naming.
Btw, anyone read Alice in Borderland? Recently created a page of it and here it is:
The page for Alice in Borderland
It needs Wiki Magic Love though and needs some tweaking.
Edited by ElfenLiedFan90 on Nov 23rd 2018 at 6:48:09 PM
I have. It's great.
Edited by Aquaconda on Nov 23rd 2018 at 8:43:06 AM
@Aquaconda Kewl... Yeah, have to admit the manga is great and I start the page for it. Feel free to edit it as you wish :)
Also, on the topic of obscure manga... I recently read Berserk of Gluttony. Its a story about a gatekeeper named Fate Graphite who becomes an OP beast in the night with a grave consequence that he ended up become starve. It's a decent manga with interesting premise IMO and I feel sympathy for the MC a little bit.
Berserk of Gluttony is much less edgy than I expected from the premise.
A couple of series I've been looking at lately, and one new one I've started:
Bandai Kaname Wa Asobitai: Taiyou Takara would love nothing more than to take the time to study and take the place of number one student from local Kuudere Kaname Bandai. To that end, he chose the cultural club as his required club because nobody actually goes there... only for Bandai, annoyed at the rule, to choose the same club for the same reason. The cultural club seems less like a club and more like a toy storehouse and, to Takara's surprise, the seemingly emotionless Bandai becomes enthralled by the various toys in the club room. This wouldn't be so bad except for a few things: Bandai has no idea what to do with most of these toys, so Takara has to teach her, she's horribly incompetent at the things she does try, and she's a Sore Loser on top of all that, at one point throwing a Golden Snitch into the rules simply to make up for her monumental Win/Loss record.
From badminton played with toy octopi blowing air, to pogo sticks, to the Game of Life itself, these two play the days away, occasionally joined by Takara's childhood friend, Fumika "Tomika" Tomii.
Between the fact that the Saionji family is his mother's employer and Tsubasa's father giving a huge donation to their school to get her in, Youtarou finds himself obliged to act as her attendant and caretaker. Perhaps the only saving grace is Tsubasa herself realizes she needs to straighten up and asks for his help in becoming more like a regular girl. Soon after they're joined by Minori, another Ojou Sama who's slightly less helpless but significantly more spoiled.
Edited by sgamer82 on Jan 13th 2019 at 10:44:11 AM
I've read a bit of Retired Heroes. It's quite okay.
Other than that, I've read two Chinese shoujo isekais, both about being trapped in games. Both are also much more focused on a strict hierarchy than most mangas (no idea about most Chinese stories in general). I wouldn't say they're that great, but at least for me they're a change of pace from the usual. Compared to Japanese mangas, the pacing is completely different, and there are a lot of idioms and assumptions I've not quite learned yet.
Goddess Creation System is probably the better of them. An ugly girl suicides, and has to enter an otome game to win points and transform herself into a goddess by using those points. Sort of. Since she's an otaku, she naturally tries to powergame her way through. She has a little bit of a rocky start, to say the least, but I find it does a good job of showing why some people start to like her. It's kind of interesting that she doesn't care at all about people there, just putting up a persona for her own gain.
Feng Qi Cang Lan is about a girl playing a VRMMO and is for some reason reincarnated into the game while killed in it. Naturally, since it's an isekai, her previous two characters (in an MMO where you need a special item to even have more than one character) were OP. When she's reincarnated, she has all items, but she's at level 1, and much is level-locked. Even if she's a bit of a Mary Sue (it's an isekai, after all), I quite like her, since she's a bit flawed (greedy, hot-tempered, a bit too prideful) while still decent enough. While she gets a bunch of stuff just handed to her, she does demonstrate some actual knowledge when it comes to making potions and pills.
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