Archive for the ‘20th Century Boys’ Tag

August Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
The Devotion of Suspect X – Keigo Higashino
Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys – Vol. 9
Trigun – Multiple Bullets
Black Butler – Vol. 6

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July Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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Coyote Waits – Tony Hillerman
December 6 – Martin Cruz Smith
For Fukui’s Sake – Sam Baldwin
Rainbow 6 – Tom Clancy
Sacred Clowns – Tony Hillerman
Son of Heaven (Chung Kao) – David Wingrove

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys – Vol. 7 & 8
Black Butler – Vol. 5
Black Lagoon – Vol. 2
Naruto – Vol. 58
Summer Wars – Vol. 1 & 2 (watch the movie!)
Tiger & Bunny – Vol. 2

June Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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A Dance With Dragons, G.R.R. Martin

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys 6, Black Butler 4, Naruto 57

May Bookshelf   Leave a comment

Meant to post this a month ago….

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Executive Orders – Tom Clancy
Gods of the Steppe – Andrei Gelasimov
Shadow Games – Glen Cook
Talking God – Tony Hillerman

And for manga:

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Black Butler 4, Black Lagoon 1, Naruto 56, Rurouni Kenshin 10, 11 & 12, Tiger & Bunny 1, and Trigun Maximum 2.

 

I’m not saying I’m a geek, but…   Leave a comment

I’m not saying I’m a geek, but…this is what sits to the left of my laptop. I keep these ones here because I’ve watched them all multiple times.

*(Except for Season of the Witch. My family gave me that for Christmas last year for some odd reason, and I haven’t actually watched it yet. I keep it near to motivate myself to pop it in the player sometime.)

*(And I’m not sure where The Fellowship of the Ring ended up, but I’m sure it’s nearby.)

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There is also a jar of coins, a cup of pens, a copy of a Shonen Jump special one-shot manga, several bookmarks sans books, and a packet of Star Wars fruit snacks.

Edited to add: I ate the fruit snacks.

20th Century Boys   Leave a comment

My favorite manga by far is and has been 20th Century Boys, with the follow-up two volume 21st Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa. I read it in its entirety one weekend about a year or so ago on one of those online scanlation sites. I couldn’t stop reading. I remember having a huge headache, and staying up far too late, reading again before work the next day, and coming home and diving right back in, until the story was finished. It was one of those stories you want to read again, but it’s so long and twisty-turvy you hesitate to begin again too soon.

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Then the movies came out. Three of them, and I bought them immediately. I wanted to wait until I had all three before watching them, but I gave in a month before the third one was released, and watched the first two. Then had to sigh and wait – and wait – and wait…until the third one came out.

On a side note, it began an obsession with the actor who played Otcho, Etsushi Toyokawa.

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(Otcho – the Shogun)

Which led to the amazing movie, Face, which starred the even-more-amazing Naomi Fujiyama. I’m still convinced that Masako swam straight into…well, never mind. You should watch it. And while you’re at it, watch The Man Behind the Scissors and Hula Girls as well.

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But back to 20th Century Boys. I began collecting the manga, and in yesterday’s mail came the final volume. My collection is complete, and now I can start reading it again. As many times as I want.

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(as you can see, the precious pile of books is being guarded by not only a band of kick-ass ninjas, but by Colonel Roy Mustang as well, and he is not going to let anyone get past him.)

Oh. Wait. Mustang is the Flame Alchemist. And the books are made out of – paper.

Maybe I should re-think my guardians. I’ll let Shikamaru think of a better strategy. Meanwhile, here’s a picture of two Kakashis with an apple. Kakashis love apples.

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(New, current Kakashi and younger, Anbu Kakashi. And an apple.)