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Bakuman episode 18

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.

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  1. Posted February 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    The name “cell phone novel” already sounds really poor. Also, every chapter is around 50-100 words long. Not really a good basis for a decent novel.

  2. Morridin
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    With chapter lengths of that it’d be more suiten for children’s bedtime reading.

  3. Posted February 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Permalink



    its bad, watch it only if you have nothing else to watch


    • Scamp
      Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Permalink


      I literally felt sick reading the final chapters

  4. luffyluffy
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    This is totally unrelated, but I finally got the Durarara!! dvd I preordered months ago.

    It’s actually pretty cool, except for three things I’ll get into later. Dub is 5 star. I love it to bits. Also, I noticed that it seems like some of the best animated parts are whenever Shizuo gets angry, it’s awesome. It came with a limited edition Celty keychain, and some postcards included. The boxset also has this caution tape clear sleeve that my mom was gushing over for like half an hour.

    Now onto the bad things. First off, the clear box was damaged in shipping, and doesn’t really fix the boxset that well. The credit’s aren’t translated. Not the songs, the actual credits.

    The biggest complaint gets it’s own paragraph. Get this: There’s only one subtitle track, containing The opening/closing, Celty’s texts, and the Japanese subtitles. This is the one thing I was angry about, because Aniplex what the fuck?! It effectively renders the dub rather useless, because unless Celty is speaking, you can’t read the texts. And which ones aren’t voiced? The most important emotional ones. And to cap it off? I spent $47 dollars on this. Aniplex, I am disappoint.

    … Also, Bakuman.

    • Scamp
      Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

      That’s an annoyingly frequent problem with dubs. Why the hell don’t they translate Japanese text like that? And for Celty, you would have thought that was an obvious thing you need to translate.

      The thing about me buying Durarara myself is I’ve technically already paid for it. It was the reason I kept my Crunchyroll subscription for so long and I watched every episode on there. The only reason I’d buy it is for the dub, and if that’s unwatchable then they’re not getting my money

      • luffyluffy
        Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

        It’s not truely unwatchable. Celty sounds fucking beautiful man. Plus, Crispin Freeman makes a beautiful Shizuo.

        Like, it’s actually made me love Shizuo MORE, if that was possible. Simon’s SUSHI UMAIYO sounds fantastic as well, Not sure who his voice actor is but it’s still fantastic. Let’s see… Shinra’s voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, who ALSO sounds perfect. God, I love Yuri Lowenthal. Steve Blum, the god of voice acting, gets stuffed in as Dotachin, which is also fucking awesome, mostly because it’s just so damn random! Plus, I also happened to be explaining that Steve Blum tends to “stalk” me. .. sorta.

        And Johnny Yong Bosch grabs Izaya, for the grand finish. His Izaya is… well, perfect.

        … To be honest, I hardly remember the Japanese voices.. bad isn’t it?

  5. Posted February 9, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Lol cell phone novels.

    There was that one cell phone novel that got a short manga adaption and live action movie…

    • mcm38
      Posted February 9, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Do you know remember the name of it?

  6. mcm38
    Posted February 9, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Oh, the parasite has grown into a horse tail.

    Bakuman. is finaly showing some development in the Saiko-Shujin (S-S) relationship. I’ve been waiting for this. Besides the romance that is supposed to be Saikos drive to write manga, the other important bond is the S-S which is actually the one thing that will create the mangas.
    Now we need only wait for the next episodes to see how Shujin will think of Saiko writing a manga on his own.

    And what’s with Miho getting so popular all the sudden. *Remembers a certain anime in which a bratty otaku lil sis gets her novel animated.* Seriously why does Saiko have to suffer and Miho suddenly rises to the top without doing anything. It’s probably way easier for a voice actor to become popular than for a manga artist to get his own anime, but oh come on ppl try to keep it a lil more real plz.

    Posted February 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Ichigo 100%..
    *dies a little inside being reminded*

  8. Kael-Kun
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Toujou fans unite ; ____ ;

  9. Posted August 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m can’t hardly wait for the nest episode!

  10. Posted August 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m can’t hardly wait for the next episode!

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