Xiao Ao Jiang Hu [2001]

Before you go on, I warn thee: This is going to be long, very looooong. And this article is FULL of spoilers. You’ve been warned.

Known as Xiao Ao Jiang Hu (Chinese). In Korean, it is called, 소오강호 (So-o-kang-ho), is an ancient Hong Kong novel that was serialized between 1967 to 1969 in newspaper.
In English, it’s known as The Smiling, Proud Wanderer.

Xiao Ao Jiang Hu [2001]

Ozanari Dungeon [1989]

Ozanari Dungeon is what I’d call a typical fantasy adventure series. This was released in 1989 which is more than 30 years ago although I must point out that it ran from 1989 to 1996.

Typically, in a fantasy adventure, there is always one thing: The MC has hidden powers of some sort.

Ozanari Dungeon [1989]

Kaji Ryuusuke no Gi [1992]

Kaji Ryuusuke no Gi is one of a kind. You are unlikely to see anything even remotely similar in the future because such an era has now passed.

Released in 1992, this was released when the manga industry was truly wild west.

This manga takes on politics from inside rather than outside. This itself is very rare as most manga view politics from outsider’s view which is almost always seen as corrupt and, thus, bad.

Kaji Ryuusuke no Gi [1992]

Anuki [2002]

Anuki sets its place in a fictional war ridden era. Given technologies displayed in the manwha, I take it’s somewhere around 1930, basically World War I era.

Released in 2002, this was another manwha that drew my attention in early 2000 along with Yureka. I’ve fully scanlated this. However, due to translation quality, I’ve pulled the link.

A warning though; this review is spoiler heavy.

Anuki [2002]

Fake fans

I’ve had this thought for some decades. But I haven’t said out loudly.

So, let’s say that Mike really loves anime A. He, living overseas, torrents the series and watches it. He loves it so much that he even reads scanlation.

And finally he proclaims that he is a huge fan of the author’s work.

Fake fans

Love at first sight season 1 [2006]

AKA “Hannune Banhada” which is basically how the original Korean title (한눈에 반하다) sounds in English.

I am going to review season 1 and season 2 separately because trying to bundle the two seasons together is going to be a trainwreck partially because the two seasons are pretty much entirely different from one another.

Love at first sight season 1 [2006]