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Anime Stats
Days: 45.6
Mean Score: 6.03
  • Total Entries154
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes2,691
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Hanaori
Hanaori
Oct 10, 2017 7:08 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Oct 10, 2017 7:05 PM
Watching 19/25 · Scored -
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Sep 14, 2017 5:31 PM
Re-watching 1/11 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 72.0
Mean Score: 5.96
  • Total Entries345
  • Reread0
  • Chapters12,956
  • Volumes1,108
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Hitori Koukan Nikki
Hitori Koukan Nikki
Jan 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuuzoku ni Ikimashita Report
Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuuzoku ni Ikimashita Report
Jan 4, 2018 6:59 PM
Completed 6/6 · Scored 8
Liar Game
Liar Game
Dec 5, 2017 2:40 PM
Dropped 39/203 · Scored 4

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Tanikaze Apr 11, 2018 4:13 PM
its alright I found some parts of it on kiss manga
Tanikaze Mar 5, 2018 1:21 AM
Hello I see that you have completed reading the manga Watashi wa Shingo May I learn where did you find I can't find the latest parts of 3rd Volume and can't find 4th Vol either
PonPonPon Dec 10, 2017 4:14 PM
Hey, as always, I apologize for the late response. I've been dealing with some personal issues the last couple months and took some time off from social media/the internet/etc. to focus on them. If you have a Discord I'm usually active on there, if you'd like to chat more regularly :]

How are your classes going? It must be close to finals for you so you're probably very busy, lol. Any luck on that co-op position?

Yeah, another thing with Asano is that he apparently uses as few physical tools as possible to not develop an over-reliance on any of them, especially since certain tools leave the market as quickly as they come. So part of his desire to do things digitally stems from that. (I'm sure software and digital editing play a much bigger role in most mangakas' work these days, anyway.) Asano's character art is still fully hand-drawn, which is responsible for some of the contrast you alluded to. He's incredible at juxtaposing the "perfection" of his background/world against the "messiness" of his characters. I think that's also part of the intent behind his storytelling.

Might pick up BnH when I'm in the mood for a shonen, I've heard decent things about it. Probably will catch up on whatever I haven't dropped from last season. I'm also reading One Piece, lol. It's actually pretty fun, I didn't like the anime but the manga is much easier to get through since it's a self-governed pace.

wait hold up, you used to typeset hentai in Paint?? lmao amazing
Extect Nov 12, 2017 5:08 PM
Oh hey you're reading ares, how do you like it so far?
PonPonPon Oct 1, 2017 2:34 PM
Nice, you're still doing CS, right? What classes are you taking?

I'm just a proofreader. I originally intended to help with typesetting, but I was too lazy to learn how to use photoshop well enough for it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Do you have discord? I can send you invites to the various groups I'm involved in, although most of them are just for shitposting now, lul. They used to be more lively ;_;

By the way, http://dessertscans.com/ is back up, so you can check Reiraku out if you want.

One thing that surprised me about Asano was that many of his backgrounds were traced-over CGI derived from actual pictures he took. It's a good technique, though. Everything he does is for the sake of authenticity; the weird, surreal things work because he commits so much effort to the detail and realism, so the contrast is that much more effective.

I've been in kind of a lull manga-wise, haven't read much lately. What about you?
rockyracoon Sep 27, 2017 8:51 PM
quite stealing my emoji pose
PonPonPon Aug 28, 2017 7:50 PM
Reiraku's hosted at dessertscans.com - supergroup of a bunch of vet scanlators basically, so not just our team (which is shoujohearts.com), but I think the site is undergoing a re-design so it'll be a few days before they open up again. I'll let you know as soon as they come back up.

ya agreed, Asano has a real knack for heavy, thick, dense melancholy that never feels contrived. He's a genius in that postmodern style of realism, and is also great at mixing absurdist elements into his writing. His ability to convey so much with so few words is ahead of almost all of his contemporaries, I think.

Def gonna check out more of Tatsumi's work, I really liked Gekiga Hyoryuu. The paneling was so interesting, I'm not sure how to put it into words but it had, like you said, a cinematic feel. I also started Ode to Kirihito today and am enjoying it so far. I read MW a while back and didn't enjoy it much but obviously Tezuka is impossible to generalize from just one or two works, lol. Thankfully OtK is much better.
PonPonPon Aug 27, 2017 6:23 AM
Sorry for the late response as usual x_x

So I haven't read much manga over the last couple weeks but here's a bit of what I read before: Gekiga Hyoryuu, Aoi Haru, No. 5, Dororo, Lady Snowblood, Historie, Ningen Shikkaku, and a few others that were more forgettable. You've probably read most of those but I'll let you know if I come across anything else that looks interesting. Recs would be great, particularly if you have suggestions from the 60s or 70s. Could not agree about Asano more. Have you read his most recent work, Reiraku? Our team is scanlating it right now and well...someone needs to get that man some help, lol. But it's a good read.
Effulgence Aug 5, 2017 8:34 AM
Hii there!

Seeing Kemonozume in your fav's i'd like to ask your opinion on it.
For me i was hugely disappointed because of how it ended, i also was extra dissapointed because i really liked the first part of it. The art style and vibe was somthing i'd never seen before and liked it alot, also the OP is prob one of my favorites.
PonPonPon Jul 16, 2017 3:31 PM
Damn, that sucks. My horror stories are a mix of my and my friends' experiences, so there's plenty to go around. Even right now, our current project's deadlines have forced OT almost everyday for the last 3 weeks. It's been absolutely ridiculous. I was on vacation from 7/3-7/7 and my project manager's manager (kind of the division manager, it's a confusing role) tried to blame the increased workload on me for being off, but most of us on the team knew the original deadline was fucking insane and would need to be pushed back a couple more weeks. The client themselves are being very, very obstinate about what they want. So now we're in this limbo where we can't proceed because certain bugs require adjusting specs and the client insists we just power through them (one quote from a meeting - "can't you just copy the code you used earlier to fix [other bug] for [this bug]?")

yeah it's nice when your whole life isn't just anime and manga, and that there are other things to capture your attention when you're bored (even otherwise). I did just watch Shinsekai Yori, though, and that was pretty good. Also read a bunch of random indie manga (is that the right term) which were good. I'm gonna read more of Taiyou Matsumoto's work soon, and maybe some Tezuka.
PonPonPon Jun 24, 2017 4:07 PM
hey look at that, I took another "break" again >_>

Wow, that job hunt sounds rough. Did you manage to find one yet? For sw dev/eng work, I wouldn't worry much about specific classes. Most of what you'll need to know as a dev, you'll either teach yourself or learn on the job. A CS degree simply gives you the tools to absorb technology and programming knowledge on your own.

Leaving a job is 100% the best way to increase your salary (and general compensation), unfortunately. In tech, job mobility is inherent to the industry so employers are more understanding of it (and many even like having employees with a varied technical background), but I always hear stories from friends in finance, law, education, etc. where "loyalty to the company" is a one-way street for employers to take advantage of employees not confident enough to advertise their own skillset to other companies. "You're lazy and unmotivated if you don't stay after 5 every day!" or when people are sitting around in the office all day not having much to do until their managers come by at 4pm with a "oh btw I need you to stay late and finish this lol". Then of course, many companies will fuck you over on benefits every chance they get, whether it's subpar health insurance plans with ridiculous premiums, or shitty 401k fund selections, "discretionary PTO", or what have you.

But yea, bottom line, always be on the lookout for better opportunities even if you think you have a great one currently. You never know.

>I don't think I'm even really into it anymore but it feels weird letting go of something I've been following and really into for like, years (over a decade??). It's like breaking up from a long term relationship... it's kind of sad having really really cared about something for so long and then losing interest.

ya I feel you. I've only been into anime/manga for around 5 years (since 2012 I think) but it feels similar, losing interest in something you were once very passionate about. Then again, I would be plenty passionate if the industry shaped up and started producing better content, lol
DNudez Jun 7, 2017 11:11 AM
meh, read those but they don't have a thing to do with the kind of work benkei is. Somehow i get the feeling it really had potential even for a noir film, taking into detail all the art put into the manga work.

So wait, the shonen jump made all its way into canada? Wow's
DNudez Jun 6, 2017 10:08 AM
Yeah, i liked benkei but i got this feeling that it is, just as you said, experimental. He, taniguchi, didn't do anything else on the noir style later? Gonna have a read on those. Just curious, but how long ago have you been following manga?
DNudez Jun 3, 2017 2:38 PM
gave a read when you spoke to me about it, maybe it's time for a re-read. What about the others in the top-5?
DNudez Jun 3, 2017 6:51 AM
what's so special about jiro taniguchi?