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Re: other manga.....
« Reply #3825 on: January 16, 2017, 12:24:10 PM »
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Started reading Vanitas no Carte. Anyone else?


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Re: other manga.....
« Reply #3826 on: January 16, 2017, 05:41:55 PM »
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Started reading Vanitas no Carte. Anyone else?

Quick Google search tells me this is by Jun Mochizuki, whose previous work, Pandora Hearts, is on my reading list..

Is either of them any good?

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Re: other manga.....
« Reply #3827 on: February 05, 2017, 06:27:10 PM »
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I recently read and completed "Sun-Ken-Rock", by Boichi - a manga only in name since the author is a South Korean who emigrated to Japan, apparently dissatisfied with the state of censorship in his country, so the style is much more mahnwa.

I'll say it outright: it's really really stupid but it's a good kind of stupid for me. Think the wacky portrayal of organised crime seen in Katekyou Hitman Reborn meets all the more superficially 'adult' aspects of a seinen (read: violence and sex) while still being as dumb as any ecchi shonen can be. Main protagonist Ken goes from Japan to Korea following Yumin, the girl he loves who went to work there. He ends up unemployed and on the brink of homelessness when he's taken in by a newly formed gang who promptly makes him its boss because of reasons. Through the power of punching people and caring for their friends, he and his companions make their way up in the world of organised crime - all while Ken starts dating Yumin and tries to hide his real identity from her, and while pretty much every woman around him ends up naked in seconds and begging him to have raw, passionate sex with them in minutes.

That's the gist of it. There's an arc in the middle that I found rather unsavoury that deals with the idol industry (don't ask) but for the rest it's good action, decent fanservice and an insane amount of cheesiness (also occasionally devolves from regular porn or violence porn into food/car/suit porn. Still porn though). The ending is somewhat rushed and has left a rather enraged fandom but for me, whose investment in the whole thing was pretty much "binging through it on Crunchyroll in one week tops", the disappointment was pretty limited. I can understand someone following it for years being somewhat pissed though. Then again, if you're reading this for the plot, you're reading this wrong.



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Re: other manga.....
« Reply #3828 on: February 05, 2017, 06:53:02 PM »
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I recently read and completed "Sun-Ken-Rock", by Boichi - a manga only in name since the author is a South Korean who emigrated to Japan, apparently dissatisfied with the state of censorship in his country, so the style is much more mahnwa.

I'll say it outright: it's really really stupid but it's a good kind of stupid for me. Think the wacky portrayal of organised crime seen in Katekyou Hitman Reborn meets all the more superficially 'adult' aspects of a seinen (read: violence and sex) while still being as dumb as any ecchi shonen can be. Main protagonist Ken goes from Japan to Korea following Yumin, the girl he loves who went to work there. He ends up unemployed and on the brink of homelessness when he's taken in by a newly formed gang who promptly makes him its boss because of reasons. Through the power of punching people and caring for their friends, he and his companions make their way up in the world of organised crime - all while Ken starts dating Yumin and tries to hide his real identity from her, and while pretty much every woman around him ends up naked in seconds and begging him to have raw, passionate sex with them in minutes.

That's the gist of it. There's an arc in the middle that I found rather unsavoury that deals with the idol industry (don't ask) but for the rest it's good action, decent fanservice and an insane amount of cheesiness (also occasionally devolves from regular porn or violence porn into food/car/suit porn. Still porn though). The ending is somewhat rushed and has left a rather enraged fandom but for me, whose investment in the whole thing was pretty much "binging through it on Crunchyroll in one week tops", the disappointment was pretty limited. I can understand someone following it for years being somewhat pissed though. Then again, if you're reading this for the plot, you're reading this wrong.





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Re: other manga.....
« Reply #3829 on: February 05, 2017, 10:15:06 PM »
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Followed it over the course of 3 years. That ending.
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Re: other manga.....
« Reply #3830 on: February 10, 2017, 02:52:43 AM »
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Been reading Black Clover, which is currently a top 5 ranked manga on Shonen Jump.. And slated for a anime adaptation soon enough..

The fights are plentiful and can be fun at times in a pre-Shippuuden Naruto sort of way, and the art is very dynamic, but it's very basic plot-wise and doesn't do much to a mythology that seems to be interesting.. The main character has never been beaten in a fight so far and is just far too OP.

But I can see why it is successful now, and will probably be successful in Anime form too: It is constantly moving and rarely stops for a breather.. But the latest arc is troll-y in a very unique way:

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