I was going to blog something about a boy named vincent, but after mulling about it for 2 minutes, i decided not to.
I decided then to blog about something else.
I’ve been reading quite a lot of [tag]manga[/tag] recently, and spending less and less time watching [tag]anime[/tag]. Some have been quite bland, but i found a few good ones. Ironically, the ones that caught my attention were the outside my usual sci-fi and fantasy diet, which is probably a sign i should read more of other stuff.
Here’s three that i liked.
[tag]Yotsuba&![/tag] – This is really cute. It’s a comedy manga about a small orphan girl who has boundless energy and is pretty ignorant about the world around her. It’s really funny, trust me. She lives with her stepdad, a young guy who’s a writer of some sort, and usually interacts with the family of 3 older girls next door. The manga is one of the genuinely funniest i’ve read recently, but at the moment there are only 6 books in the series.
[tag]Train_man[/tag] ([tag]Densha Otoko[/tag]) – i actually found out much later that this manga is part of a media phenomenon in Japan, that started as a purportedly real story, and spawn a movie, television series, manga, anime, novel and theaterical play. It’s the story of an Otaku (japanese nerd) who falls in love with a girl he rescues from a drunkard while on a bullet train. The story revolves around the hero and his group of friends in a online chat room.
[tag]Rahxephon[/tag] – Back to the mecha stuff. This one is pretty much a lighter version of [tag]Neon Genesis Evangelion[/tag], without the psychological mumbo-jumbo, and a simpler drawing style. I’m also looking for the anime that goes with it.
Anyone wants to recommend more to me?