At 11 years old, I wanted to be a magical girl — complete with sailor fuku and magical brooch – just like Sailor Moon. I spent my mornings watching the dub before school; in the afternoon, I browsed all the popular fansites digging up nuggets of info the dub couldn’t give me. One day I stumbled across one of the manga pinups: “Why does Sailor Moon look like that? I thought. “It’s ugly!” Still, curiosity got the best of me; even though I had no idea what manga was, I found myself buying Sailor Moon and devouring the original story of the anime I had come to love.
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon was a series that many either ignored or dismissed as ridiculous, with an incomprehensible plot to anyone who had not read the light novels upon which it is based. I quite enjoyed this series, but I admit that it was little more than a guilty pleasure, yet again quoting the idea of a plot that did not make much sense along with other elements that at the time may have felt forced.
Naturally, we’re not the only ones who have thoughts about Toonami: I’ve grabbed a few, whether some via email, or in the articles written.
So in case you’ve been living in a cave, Toonami’s back on Cartoon Network (or Adult Swim). Well, what does this mean? It means a lot of things, so I’ll give you the positives and the negatives of its return. Hey, might as well have a balance right?
Now onto Part III of me, gushing over Usagi Drop. Don’t worry, there’s only one more Sunday to go before I stop fanboying!
The story behind how I started to read manga is quite a simple one, mainly I was driven by the need to know what this hype was all about I started to research the topic.
I’ve been putting this off for a while, but a few months ago I was thinking, “If I got into anime one way, how’d I get into manga?” So, just like I did with the My History of Anime, I’m going to tell you all about My History of Manga, and everything else associated with it. Feel free to join in if you like!
Thanks to Trzr23, May is going to be a very interesting month for me, as I now have the floor to remember an anime that has literally been…the best anime I have ever watched, not just in recent memory, but in terms of all time shows: Usagi Drop.
To get it out there–the SpringFest NY Convention was not exactly great, and I will obviously point out its pros and cons. But of course, the memorable part of the convention happens to be being a part of a new type of fandom–the helping one.
As you probably already know I’m going to be doing my first panel today at Polytechnic Institute’s SpringFestNY convention. While there are some things that won’t be featured in this post (
like maybe a prize or two and Con stuff I ended up leaving said prizes. Oh well^^) don’t worry: you all get to join in on what I have learned since starting Organization ASG.
Like the wave of live action film adaptations of American comic book superheroes, a rash of recent and planned films based on manga and anime sources is upon us. While some of the superhero movies have their merits, these anime adaptations are almost universally bad. Here are four examples of why anime properties should not be adapted into live action films.
Some years ago, I picked up Helen McCarthy’s The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga. I only had some vague knowledge of how much Tezuka produced at the time. Then I read it and learned that A) This man is talented but B) He just might be crazy too!