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Anime Stats
Days: 101.7
Mean Score: 5.42
  • Total Entries652
  • Rewatched48
  • Episodes5,945
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
Feb 15, 10:32 AM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 6
Ito Junji: Collection
Ito Junji: Collection
Jan 19, 1:27 PM
Watching 3/12 · Scored -
Hakumei to Mikochi
Hakumei to Mikochi
Jan 16, 6:38 PM
Watching 1/12 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 81.4
Mean Score: 5.81
  • Total Entries461
  • Reread9
  • Chapters14,103
  • Volumes1,555
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Feb 10, 3:20 PM
Re-reading 7/? · Scored -
Feb 9, 12:56 AM
Reading 353/? · Scored 9
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Feb 2, 6:49 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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topazio Jan 25, 6:37 PM
Really that bad? Tbh I don't even know what it is about, I wanted to read basically because I read everything cyberpunk since it's my favorite genre apart from fantasy and there's not that much works out there apart from games. Urban settings are a weak spot for me as well. Speaking of which, have you read Transmetropolitan? It's my favorite Ellis comic together with Fell.

Oh, I will take a look at it. The Judas Contract is another comic that I've been delaying for too long to read. Another "cape-ish" comic that I really like is Black Orchid by Gaiman.

Yeah, there sure are a lot of great stuff but overall I kinda tend to overlook them, Tom King was the first name that caught my attention in quite a while. I also like stuff by Kurt Busiek, Matt Fraction and the big names from the UK (the recent short Moon Knight run by Ellis was just fun as hell), except Morrison nowadays. He's someone I once considered a genius but grew kinda tired of him, except for WE3. Also I'd always read his stuff translated, so the first time I actually read the original I discovered I couldn't stand his writing.

I will try them out eventually for sure. And yeah, Harta has a surprisingly high amount of great titles. I actually had all of their most popular ones on my ptr.
topazio Jan 25, 5:12 PM
I used to read a lot of superhero comics when I was younger, but a while ago I gave some of them a try and I got that awful feeling of "how did I like all of this so much" and basically gave up on them. There were some that I enjoyed reading again but eh (I was mostly a DC/Vertigo person though, haha). And oh, that's a surprise. I thought american comics would at least have some place in the Japanese market, since now and then a marvel anime comes out. I started reading Vision and really liked it too, but I ended up not fisinishing until now because I got drowned in mangas to read. Right now Mr. Miracle and (barely) Sandman are the only ones I've been reading.

Wow, I haven't heard of Wild Storm until now, but I just saw it is written by Warren Ellis so I will definitely check it out. He's one of my favorite comics writers alongside Mignola and Don Rosa. Also, three other comics that I am really eager to read are Monstress, Tokyo Ghost and Shade the changing girl (oh, and OTGW that I just discovered has a comic thanks to your bio). About Deathstroke, I always wanted to give him a read because I loved his character on Teen Titans but I never quite knew what to read since and he seems just like a normal bountyhunter on comics. What do you recommend of him?

I've never read that much non-cape graphic novels outside of the vertigo imprint because they are always quite expensive here and a lot of them are hard to find online, so going blind was a big no. I've just read things like Maus, Blankets, Jimmy Corrigan, The Arrival and one called Three Shadows that hit home hard and I just adore it. I need to read That One Summer by Jillian once I manage to diminish the mountain of manga whichi toppled down on me.
topazio Jan 23, 12:42 PM
Yeah, I don't usually read much superhero comics but this got me completely hooked. If it continues like it is until the end it might as well become one of my favorite western comics, haha
MyBUSHIDO Jan 22, 4:16 AM


I understand. Then I'll call you Jack.

Ah, let me clear. I just heard of news about "Kono Manga ga Sugoi" a bit, and it's not that I've read it.

You want to know how to find little-known but good manga, right?
There are many online manga sites nowadays, so I think you can find your favorite manga if you check these.
And checking sites that review newly published manga may lead you to discover interesting works from genres you are not usually interested in.

I see. Well, since I speak only in English on this site, it sounds ridiculous but it's kind of weird that I speak in Japanese lol
mugi Jan 13, 1:36 PM
I don't watch a lot of anime anymore so I don't come here often, and no reason to use steam either. Been busy with school and work too.
MyBUSHIDO Jan 3, 2:19 AM

Ive just heard of the names and not tried to read them.
I think a magazine "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" or something like that featured them.
Thank you!
May I ask what is your mother tongue, Jack-san?
MyBUSHIDO Dec 30, 2017 3:20 AM

Hello, Jack! (I'm sorry if the spelling is wrong)
No problem. I think your Japanese is good enough to make conversations.
In my case, I happened to know "Sekai Hachibanme no Fushigi" seeing the manga's advertisement on the Internet, and bought volume 1 to 3.
You mentioned "Haruta", and I realized there's a magazine named so.
But, among manga in the magazine,
"Sekai Hachibanme no Fushigi"
"Haven't you heard? I'm Sakamoto" that already ended,
"Hinamatsuri" that the anime will be aired this Spring.
I've read those three manga.
Since they are fun to read, I like them too.
lordzeru Dec 29, 2017 5:37 PM
I sent you the RAW of the version I watched. Very nice quality. The file is a bit large but it's worth it.
lordzeru Dec 29, 2017 5:42 AM
I downloaded a blu-ray copy of the movie with some fansubs. I can probably send you the RAW if you're interested.
Necronomicon Aug 10, 2017 2:06 AM
Thank you for the message AlabastreAizo, you can have a customizable title in then name when you do the subscription to MAL. That's how I got my title as oracle.
English is OK too! I read them in japanese, english and finnish, it's good to know few languages to be able to enjoy the medium more throughly. I hope these are worth investigating: Nekome Kozou, it's story from Umezu so it can be somewhat childish but the old style and the episodic stories really bring out the charm. Octopus Girl, this one is mostly comedy but with some really gruesome jokes and themes so I would put it in the horror category. For last: Koroshiya 1 it's about a killer, it is pretty gory.

These are some comic that really left an impression when I read them first time, I hope you can also find some good moments in them.
Xykko Aug 9, 2017 11:11 AM
kind of time contrined rn, working all days of the week, ut i can do some stuff around the last week of september
RoyLegacy Aug 9, 2017 10:44 AM
I don't usually play videos I see on profiles but I'm glad I did. Great song.
Nidhoeggr Jul 12, 2017 2:44 AM
It's the first okay mystery title WSJ had in years, not sure how it will develop down the line but the first arc was good enough.
Nidhoeggr Jul 11, 2017 6:38 AM
i think it is a completely average WSJ entry tbh, not bad but I certainly do not see why it is so popular. Well, probably because it is so by the books...
corwin_r Jan 22, 2017 9:20 AM
I know that you meant well on an individual level, but knowing how the group mentality in U-E works, with how many times shitty opinions were traced to sub-forums like Casual Discussion, I couldn't help but feel that it's the same pattern this time as well, since it seemed like an exaggeration of an issue where there is none, or rather, a different issue with censorship in general, and how the featured article writers lack in basic sensibility of how to formulate their articles meant primarily for casual users. Also, discussing site politics in AD of all places (which ironically might be more casual than CD, despite the toxicity there), with basically just calling out the administration as Nazis and the lack of self-awareness of the users, frankly, I had a hard time interpreting it as anything but a lure for the usual shitstorm.

Not defending anyone, the people running this place consider their users as sheep, with the addition of the optional subscription and whatnot, but I think that you should pursue this issue, if you honestly perceive it as one, in a different way. Maybe write a blog post, present research of such things potentially happening in the past, track down officer activity and profiles, and actually post in the Suggestions sub-forum, since I'm pretty sure that most admins and mods don't frequent AD at all.