Saturday, 02 February 2013 02:51

Drawing Anime and Manga

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Drawing anime style. I am sure that many of you have done it. And are proud of it.

As a huge fan of Japanese anime and manga, my art has been heavily influenced by it instead of traditional artists of academic fame. I could recite famous or popular mangaka better than I could do long division (although now it is the opposite). And I would secretly drool over the clean lines and light shading in the drawing styles I liked.

But I was ashamed of it and would hide my obsession with anime and manga. Were you also?

Thursday, 03 January 2013 02:31

Choi Jin-Sil curse

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It all began with money.

And now it seems what's (or was) needed was anything but money.

Read my first blog entry <Choi Jin-sill> prior reading this entry. Otherwise, you won't know well what is going on in this entry.

For those who chose not to read the previous entry, let me sum it up quickly.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 02:50

Scanlation Team Management

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Scanlating is a lot of work. Just look some of the scattered posts and pictures of destroyed volumes Sura has posted. (On another note, it is really sad to see the state of the ruined binding for the sake of scanlating.) However, it scanlating is not just about who can turn out the fastest releases, the most HQ releases, the better translation, the most releases, the most traffic, the biggest community, and attract and recruit the most members. Running a scanlation team is more than a hobby; it actually has elements of a business.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:31


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Katahane is a beautifully done hentai game with excellent plots. When I was playing this game, a thought,'Simpler minds, simpler times', kept hitting me. I consider this game to be one of the best plot-driven hentai games out there, far superior than any of average anime you see on TV.

Sunday, 28 October 2012 02:48

Water and Ice

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Let's see... Water flow. Ice stands still, well, for the most part.

I've been reading manga and manwha for slightly over 30 years now. And I've been reading manga and manwha for pretty much every single day of my life. I feel that I have the experience and expertise to make this article.

I feel that there are two kind of comic (In this case, manga and manwha) authors.

The first kind of authors who refuse or are unable to move on with time.

The second kind is authors who move on with time.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 02:49

Academics & Comics

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Academics & Comics

If you go to any corporate or chain bookstore, there will always be a manga and comic section. Online, there are huge communities that promote the artistic creations of graphic novel or comic artists, such as Smackjeeves, and the many weblogs or other personal websites that can be configured for display of comics. Then there is the scanlation community of manga, manwha, and to a lesser extent manhua.

Saturday, 20 October 2012 03:31

X Change 2 Alternative

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I am sure that some North Americans are familiar with "Xchange" and "Crowd" as Xchange 1, 2, and 3 have been legally translated to English by Peachprincess. Even Xchange Alternative was also legally translated.

Xchange 2 Alternative is a completely different game compared to its presequels.

The core setting has not changed. The main character is a male and he becomes a girl somehow. What else have changed are pretty much revolutionary.

Monday, 24 September 2012 02:55

Komyo Ga Tsuji

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This is a taiga drama from NHK, and I consider this one to be much better in all aspects as a taiga drama.

This is a 49-episode, each episode bears 50 minutes. This series was aired in 2006 to 2007.

The title can have many meanings but I'd personally translate it as "Crossroads of one's life".

Before reading this review, be forewarned that this is a really LONG review. Expect to spend up to an hour just reading it.