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Weird this Week 3

Weird This Week 3

Oh manga, you never let me down when it comes to sheer bizarreness! XD
But first! Last chance to have a say in my special post for 5,000 views! It won’t be up this weekend, but I hope to have it finished for next weekend! So vote or comment!

So yes it’s once again time to celebrate the weird and fun parts of the manga world!
Check out even more Weirdness on past weird this weeks! Week 1, 2, and 0

1. Those are some sweet club moves!
--Or maybe not… Dancing in manga rarely looks very cool but this one is just so funny and awkward to me! Would this dance move even look good in real life?? My guess is probably not… I believe this is from a series called Pathos, but its been awhile and I can’t quite recall… I’ll update if I got the title wrong!

2. A causual lunch with my cronnies
--I don’t know it’s the fact that they’re just chilln’ with their skull masks I think… Just eating their lunch. How are they even eating?! Look! Their cloaks are wrapped around their arms! At any rate it seems like something I’d do. From Tripeace

3. This Face
-- Call it my strange sense of humor but this guy’s facial expression! This is from a particularly weird series I didn’t really care for but had some really cool art so I read more of it than I normally would… At any rate this face is the result of throwing your phone away in a fit of rage and the immediate regret. (Something I have done)

4. Pillow fight from the heavens!
-- This is, I swear, normally a pretty serious plotted manga with lots of sweet action so when I got to this part…. Where, pillows fall and hit people from the sky I just started cracking up! From the series World Embryo (its quite good I recommend it)

Have you come across anything weird this week?
If so share and let the world know!

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The Necromancer

Hey all! If you haven’t voted yet, please pitch in your opinion on what my “special thank you for 5,000 views review” should be!

Author/artist: Soga Shina

Oh where to start about this review? First off I think a liiiiittle personal background about myself is needed… XD I am a panel geek. Nothing gets me more excited than when a comic book or manga has amazing panel arrangement! (I have mentioned this in the past, but I’ve written a 10 page research paper on the subject)
So needless to say this manga has really cool page layouts. The author really enhances the story through those choices and I love it.

Moving on from my obsession with panels… The story is about a mysterious young man who is a necromancer. Of course there’s a price to be paid for these services, and that just so happens to be three years of a living person. Oh but that’s not all! A resurrected soul’s essence, or “special characteristics” are enhanced through this process and its impossible to predict how much or what will happen. Interesting right?
Like many manga the basic premise itself is fairly simple, but I just adore the bitter sweet stories and the main character (the necromancer) has such a straight forward and sometimes brutal views on death and resurrection that he’s really interesting to learn more about as the series goes on. To top it off, the other main character who is a female cop trying to find some kind of evidence that the necromancer is up to no good, adds a really fun element and lets some of the stories take on mystery element.

Truly though, I must say I really like the art work in this series! This is a horror manga but the actual characters have a very sweet, elegant smoothness to the way they’re drawn. This style with its cute characters and stark black and white contrast makes for a unique look that oddly compliments the horror nature of the series very well. (my friends and I were just talking about sweet and evil things today and decided it’s “swevil” or sweet and evil)

While this is classified as a shounen manga, I think that shoujo fans would really like this one. And of course if you’re into bitter sweet horror stories or want to try something just a little bit different this is the perfect choice. It's a fun read, with some great mysteries and thrills.


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Weird This Week 2

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve reviewed or talked about anything!!!!
I wish I could say it was cause I was doing something cool… but really I’ve just been spending my days wandering the nearby wetlands and playing video games… >..>
Forgive meeeeeee!!!

Anyways… isn’t manga weird???

I come across crazy stuff all the time and I decided to do my second “Weird This Week!”
Check out the first one here for even more weirdness!

4. Now that's a Pierced Tongue!
--- From the series 666 Satan, I have never seen a character design quite like this guy before… And I have read A LOT of manga. A shameful amount of manga, but man this guys tongue! Is that even possible?? Would that even be comfortable? I wonder how heavy all those are…

3. The Naked Man of Tokyo
--- This picture is from Baka ga Zenra de Yattekuru alternatively entitled “A Naked Idiot Coming at Full Speed,” it follows the story of a young man who dreams of being a novelist and his unlikely new friend, who, you guessed it, runs around naked. XD It’s actually a really good series about refinding your passion and living life… but what a bizarre premise!

2. I am the Ruler of all Cats
--- There are quite a few weird moments in Hokenshitsu no Shinigami, but I picked this one cause it’s cute and weird… This woman can also summon pigeons and apparently speaks animal languages. That in itself isn’t THAT weird (in a manga a least) what makes it strange is that this isn’t a played up super power or anything and is brushed off for the most part. O.o

1. Either the most Bad A$$ Villian, or the Silliest…
--- I honestly couldn’t decide which picture I really wanted to share from this manga series, Seiketsu no Haguruma…. This series is weird more or less from the moment one of the characters is shown to have a flying, mechanical, talking dolphin for a side kick/friend, but add in an iron man ish origin story, unique use of color, a surprisingly dark tone, and a villain that rides, I swear I am not making this up, a flying, mechanical, samurai sword wielding, talking killer whale and I am all in! Also for those of you wondering… the killer whale wields the sword in her mouth. XD

More reviews coming soon! In the meantime, why don’t you browse my other reviews and see if you can find a new series to love!

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The Udon Woman

The Woman of Udon

No, this isn’t a manga about a woman made of udon. (While I am sure that somewhere out there it exists, I have yet to read a manga about a person made of noodles. I can’t say the same about other foods.)

No Udon no Onna, Or Lady of Udon, by Est Em is actually a cute slice of life Josei that's the simple story of two people falling in love.
The leading lady works at the university cafeteria where our leading man buys his lunch every day. She works at the, you guessed it, udon stand. There’s a bit of an age gap between the two, of I think about 7 to 10 years, and it is really adorable to watch them fumble around!
The way they meet and get to know each other feels very natural, and being a josei it’s aimed at women and reflects a more realistic relationship than the average shoujo. Seriously, words cannot say how enjoyably awkward these two can be!
If this series has one down fall it’s that, like real relationships, there is not a clear ending. Despite this, the story still works and is enjoyable, but I know I wanted more at the end. But hey! Any series that leaves you wanting more is doing something right!

You would enjoy this if you want a cute romance to read!
I’d say skip it if you need action this week, and check out something like Tista or Assassination Classroom instead.

Sorry for the short review… >.>
I had work, Thanksgiving, more work, and quitting work this week so I’ve been busy! Lol
Next week I hope to be able to review an anime! Probably FMA or one of my 10 anime I’ve Never Seen. Oooh or maybe that Chrismas themed anime that's name I always forget… (Providing I can remember the name…)


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Weird This Week

Weird this week!
(Because I’ve been too insanely busy to reread or watch anything for a full review… Sorry!)

Ok so new thing I’m starting, about once or twice a month (I know the title is misleading) And I’m going to share the weirder things I’ve seen in manga recently. Usually it will be on a Wednesday but again I’ve been very busy. (I have 3 jobs, I’m translating a manga, I helped a cousin film and edit a pet project, I’m still trying to get my Claymation off the ground and I’m getting my Photoshop certification… Pish who needs sleep?)

So here we go!
Weird this week:
(all pictures are at the end)

5. A Gundam bag check?
--- From the gag manga Itonari no Seki Kun, this series is about a girl who sits next to the most creative boy ever! Well he may also distract her from class and always get away with his antics while she’s left in trouble… But still… And the thing I thought was weird? His toy Gundam hiding from a bag check… I love it. Ahhh the picture says it all!

4. Fish Bowl Headed Man
--- It's a manga about a fish bowl headed man… he turns people into goldfish. Do I really need to say anymore? Too bad cause it gets weirder… So the story’s about this boy who's sister was turned into a fish by the goldfish bowl headed man and he inadvertently ends up involved with a secret society of people who are fighting this menace… Trust me… Its very very strange… They literally jump into people’s blood to catch the disease (shaped like a gold fish) and use those little fishnets…
From Blood Diver Ringo and the Goldfish Bowl Man

3. Magical Boy Transformation?
--- I don’t know if this counts as weird per say… But come on! Do you know how many years I’ve had to sit and watch Sailor Moon kinda naked (I have a slight childhood grudge against Sailor Moon…) transformation?! Where’s the guy??? Haha! Found him! One of my current fav ongoing series, Birdmen, had a similar transformation that was not only really cool but actually kinda manly…
(Also the butt's not censored in the actual manga >.>)

2. This
--- I dunno… It was just so unexpected and hilarious… I smile every time I see it… From another one of my fav ongoing manga Ajin.

1. Wait… Gundam Use the toilet???
--- This was a good (or bad depending how you look at it) week for Gundam… He’s on the toilet… WTF??? Oh Japan I love you sometimes!
From The Violinest of Hamlin.

What odd things have you seen this week?
Have you read any of these?
Share any comments or stories in the comments!


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