Super Hero Legends anime opening is 50 bazillion times better than the current your wuvu~. It would have been a pretty daring yet cool move by Bakuman if they had Super Hero Legends as the opening song for Bakuman itself. Not that daring moves are exactly Bakuman’s forte.
I’m with you Fukuda
Back in the day, when I was a newbie in the world on anime (aka: not very long ago at all), I too used to read manga. This bias I have against reading them didn’t come from nowhere you know. This was back in the day of the ‘Search for a Decent Seinen Romance’ that I had trapped myself in for a good 6 months. I read manga and watched anime in that time. I remained thoroughly unimpressed by the manga I read as well as the anime I watched. That is, apart from Chobits. I even read the manga for Chobits first and was unimpressed. However I watched the anime afterwards and it became one of my favourites of all time, cementing my decision that anime > manga there and then. There was one manga I liked a lot though. Amidst the hoardes of Ai Yori Aoshi, Suzuka, AI Love You and other piles of rubbish, there was Ichigo 100%. I wouldn’t go so far to say that I loved it. Certainly towards the end the author simply started introducing random incredibly short skirted girls for the sake of it. Then there was the ending, which hurt me more than any ending I’ve seen or read ever because he PICKED THE WRONG GIRL DAMNIT!!! I still liked Ichigo 100% a lot though. I haven’t watched the anime, because I’m afraid it might break my duct of preferring every single anime version of every manga I’ve ever read. I’m with you on this Fukuda. Ichigo 100% fans unite~!
To-LOVE-Ru is awful though. You’re on your own with that one Fukuda.
Cell phone novel writing is easy
When Kirino got her novel published back in Ore no Imouto, I thought it was a serious breakdown in realism that a bratty shitty teenage girl could get her work published. But if Takagi can write about such a terrible love story and it also gets published, then maybe Ore no Imouto wasn’t being so unbelievable after all. Maybe cell phone novels really are that dreadful.