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.
We’ve got 6 months to create a 55 page one-shot, which will be worthy of publication in Shounen Jump…
Wish us luck!
It was a struggle, but somehow we bought all this back with us.
One of the defining components of a good anime is a good soundtrack. Every anime needs music, and there are some truly banging OSTs out there.
Here are my favourites.