Subdued Figures: Nendoroid Snow Miku 2014 Ver. Review

Nendoroid Snow Miku 2014 Review Picture 1
Good Smile Company’s Wonder Festival exclusive figures have become a tradition over the last few years, and it seems like the figures keep getting more elaborate as well! I’d successfully dodged the temptation to get a Snow Miku exclusive in the past, but this year GSC hit my weak point with a magical girl design! Now she’s bringing in a little bit of winter to end my summer, so this month’s review will cover the 2014 version of Nendoroid Snow Miku! … Read more

Anime Worth Watching August 2014

And this month, a few anime that we thought was worth watching that we watched this month!

…No seriously, it’s just a few. Unfortunately I’ve been getting behind on my anime, and so has everyone else. It happens. I should try and change that with the Labor Day Weekend coming up now. Expect me to catch up on some stuff by next week.

For now, me and Ben will just talk about the anime we watched that we thought was pretty good in August.

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Manga Worth Reading August 2014

I guess the month’s just about over. That pretty much means it’s time for looking back at the month and declaring what you read the best. Or something.

Before that, with September upcoming, and then soon October, I’ll be looking forward to doing a bunch of things that I was not able to do last year. Why yes it does involve NYCC. I think. It probably also involves some projects, especially anime related projects, which I haven’t been working on as much as I had hoped. Annnnndddd I’ll possibly be caught up on everything I’ve watched this summer.

Well, probably not.

…Anyways, I did read something great this month. So did Neomo and Kuuki. So, here’s some manga worth reading this month!

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D-Frag! Vol 1 Review

D-Frag!Title: D-Frag!
Genre: Comedy
Publisher: Media Factory (JP), Seven Seas (US)
Artist: Tomoya Haruno
Serialized in: Monthly Comic Alive
Translation: Adrienne Beck
Original Release Date: August 5, 2014

I follow a very simple rule when it comes to reading comedy manga: if I’m laughing because it’s legitimately funny instead of laughing while making up scenarios in my head that makes what I’m reading funny, that means the manga has good comedy. I think that’s the philosophy for a lot of people, so let’s narrow it down further: if there’s 7 chapters in one volume and there’s not a smile on my face at least 10-15 times, then it’s not worth my time to continue with the series. D-Frag! is definitely worth my time and attention since I was very amused at the humor in this volume.

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Ed Chavez and The Success of Knights Of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia Kinokuniya Event

This past Saturday Kinokuniya and Vertical Inc held a Knights of Sidonia event, which turned out to preview the first episode of the Sidonia anime on Netflix, some brief talk on Vertical’s involvement with the anime staff, and a Q & A which revealed the anime was doing well on Netflix. After the event, Ed Chavez, who you know is heavily involved with the manga side of Vertical (and hosted the event), had some time after the event to talk more about Sidonia and its success. I did ask one question that did not pertain to Sidonia though…and it involved a tweet.

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