Archive for the ‘manga’ Tag

October Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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The Bear and the Dragon – Tom Clancy
What the Dickens – Gregory Maguire

and for manga:

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One Piece – Vol. 18
Rurouni Kenshin – Vol. 16

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September Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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I was on a Pern kick last month:
Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums, The White Dragon, and The Masterharper of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
Dreams of Steel – Glen Cook
Full Black – Brad Thor

and for manga:

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Naruto – Vol. 59

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

A Day Not Wasted   Leave a comment

Today was my day off. I had tentative plans; maybe I’ll go to the mall, maybe I’ll go see Riddick. Maybe.

But then I found myself without a vehicle for the day, and it was muggy with occasional thunderstorms.

So instead I watched a complete 13-episode anime, Code:Breaker, and read the first 15 chapters of Zombie Powder.

I feel quite content.

Ah, hell, Zombie Powder only has 12 more chapters. I think I’ll finish it before I go to bed.

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Code:Breaker – original manga by Akimine Kamijyo, who also wrote Samurai Deeper Kyo.

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Zombie Powder – by Tite Kubo. Yeah, that one. He’s the creator of Bleach. 😀

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.)