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Each month, we will have a new feature called “The YumeState of Anime.” This will be a chance for everyone in YumeState to post some brief thoughts on whatever they wish in regards to anime, manga, and the like. The start of July is particularly significant for the anime world, as the spring season comes to a close and the summer begins. What series have you been enjoying, and what series are you looking forward to?

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Ballad of a Shinigami (AKA Shinigami no Ballad) is a manga based on a series of light novels by K-Ske Hasegawa, though from what I understand there is also a 6-episode anime adaptation and a 12-episode live drama. There were twelve novels in Japan, the first two of which were translated and released in English. My post will focus on the three-volume manga series.

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small image Spotlight: Kojima Akira

April 6, 2012 11:04 am by small image

Been a while since I did a manga author spotlight, but I haven’t given up on the feature! This time I’ll write a little about some of Kojima Akira’s works–particularly my favorite manga of his, the peculiarly-titled “Wa!” To put it simply, this manga is absolutely hilarious, and is likely my favorite four-panel gag series.

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#5 – Medaka Box (Isin Nisio)

 

The first thing that Medaka Kurokami does upon becoming the Student Council President is establish a suggestion box, later called the “Medaka Box” by the students. Since she ends up becoming the only Coun cil member after the elections, Medaka asks his childhood friend Zenkichi Hitoyoshi for help. Together they spend their days solving the problems submitted through the suggestion box, which includes fighting abnormally powerful opponents.

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Consider this my Christmas gift for everyone passing through YumeState this holiday season! I will now suggest my most favorite series EVER. These are stories that aren’t just entertaining, but have truly gotten me attached to the characters, and have gotten me to think a great deal about the presented themes. I’ve whittled down my list to just four series…

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For my fourth and final installment of the horror manga-themed posts, I’ll write a bit about what is probably my #1 favorite horror manga series: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni–or Higurashi When They Cry.

It looks like a sweet and friendly series right now! But OH JUST YOU WAIT… o_o

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“If you do not follow the rules of the contract, the store will not be held liable for anything that happens.”

Our next horror manga for the Halloween countdown is… Pet Shop of Horrors! My thoughts will be on the first volume, which I’ve just finished reading.

What does the scouter say about his BISHIE LEVEL?!

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Time for another horror manga! AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaああああああああああ

Today’s manga is………. Corpse Party: Blood Covered.

“Hey… this is nothing like the Thriller music video!”

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small image Horror Manga Madness!! Pt 1: L∞p

October 26, 2011 6:30 pm by small image

It’s Halloween time! At least over where I’m at–I’m not sure how widespread this amazing holiday is. But essentially it’s a day to celebrate everything that’s dark and evil in the world! And the best way to do that is to eat candy and dress up as Princess Generica or Man-Spider. Or you could get creative

At any rate, I will be posting about various horror manga over the next few days, as the week winds down to All Hallow’s Eve. For the first day, you will get to learn about…

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It was December ’10. I had read Viz’ Monthly Shonen Jump, which included a preview chapter of Genkaku Picasso. Finding it fascinating, I decided to pick up the first volume. Upon reading the first volume I was hooked. The premise of Picasso is simple; loner and genius artist Hikari Hamura, survived a fatal accident, but his best friend Chiaki, however, did not. Soon after the accident, Chiaki appears in front of Hikari to inform him that if he does not wish to rot away, he must use his sketchbook and 2B pencil to look into people’s hearts and save them. It goes without saying that I tried to get the other two volumes as quickly as I saw them at my local Borders.

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