Errr…so, hi, guys! Loooooong time no speak!
I have no excuses for not being around – just that this blog is no longer a priority for me. I still love anime and manga, but I have other writing projects that need to take priority over this platform. And the online comic project that was the reason for this blog’s creation has fallen through. More on that later.
But something has happened that has made me come crawling back to this site because I want to talk about it.
Free! Dive to the Future.
Rather than doing my old style end of season round up, where I gave my opinion on every show I had watched over the season, I thought I would talk about some of the shows that really struck a chord with me.
Or rather two shows that made a deep impression for the same reason.
Remember that time I said I wanted to get back into blogging? That’s right. It was that time back in October last year, since when I have published a pathetic five blog posts…!
Yeah, I remember that too. And, yeah, it hasn’t gone well since.
But here we are again, so let me tell you about the manga artists who I love to pieces.
Being into anime and manga in the west isn’t easy.
In the past decade nerds have become more accepted – liking comics (such as Marvel and DC) isn’t viewed with the same strangeness was it used to be because their film counterparts have dominated the box office. But there are still negative connotations when it comes to Japanese nerdy culture.
And “coming out” as an otaku when you’re a full grown adult in the workplace can be one of the hardest things to do, because of the fowl miasma that hangs around the misconception that anime and manga is full of hentai and peadophila.
I got a rather marvelous gift (to myself) dropped through my letterbox yesterday – a copy of Viz Media’s translated The Promised Neverland. It was a very welcome present after the shitty two days I’ve had at work.
So I snuggled down in bed with a hot water bottle and a cup of tea to read the first volume of a manga I’ve been wanting to read for over a year.
I think we can all agree on something; the selection of good anime in the summer 2017 season was piss poor.
Never would I have thought that watching an anime would put me on crutches.
I’ve now hit a 100 day steak on Duolingo! Whoopie!
I will admit, I have skipped the odd day or two, and used Lingots to cover my tracks, but since the summer I’ve diligently spent a few minutes every day on Duolingo’s Japanese course.
But how good is the app for learning the language?
Hi all. Long time no speak.
Even though I’ve been awful about updating this blog in the past year it’s always been nagging at the back of my mind.
I hate giving up on projects, especially this one.