If the solution behind the intergalactic space war really is as simple as the Alliance not even considering that maybe they could have just left the space snails alone, I will be supremely disappointed. I could buy that maybe some skirmishes between the Alliance and space snails kept happening until one side realised the other [...]
Volume Count: 11 (ongoing) Takehiko Inoue made his name in the 90′s with Slam Dunk, the hugely popular basketball manga. After that he was sponsored by ESPN to do another basketball manga, Buzzer Beater, but that one didn’t go down as well. So the next year he decided to switch genres and starting drawing Vagabond, [...]
Volume Count: 3 (ongoing) One Punch Man is a superhero comic, a genre I’ve never really got on with. Thankfully One Punch Man falls into that category of superhero comic that fully realises how silly the whole superhero idea is. It tells the story of Saitama, a man who trained so hard at becoming a [...]
A lesson on how writing episodics can sometimes lead me down really strange paths: I could now blag my way through the origins and history of bellydancing. I was under the impression that Ledo asking Amy to perform the bellydance for him was not too far from asking for a private dance at a pole-dancing [...]
Volume Count: 2 (finished) Every country seems to have their version of the materialistic, gossipy teenage girl stereotype. The details differ in minor ways, but many similar trends arise. Talking endlessly about mindless gossip, bitchy and shallow minded, fashion obsessed and concerned about their appearance. Where Japan differs is that, due to their fetishisation of [...]
Volume Count: 15 (finished) Here’s the scene: The student council president has sent one of his lackeys to scout out Kitano, the student with the demon face, because he thinks Kitano plans to send the school into disarray. The lackey’s plan was to approach Kitano nonchalantly so he wouldn’t think anything was up. However upon approaching Kitano, [...]
Volume Count: 6 (ongoing) One day, out of nowhere, a race of sentient, hyper-advanced battleships called the Fleet of Fog appear across the earth and blockade the entire human race onto land. The humans fight back and, despite being massively behind technologically to the battleships, they do far better than expected and capture one of the [...]
Here is my visual representation of this week’s episode.