Haikyuu!!: Amazing writing techniques

So in May the housemate and I sat down with a bottle on rum on the eve of my 24th birthday, and watched Haikyuu!!

Since that drunken night I’ve been looking at Haikyuu!! very closely as a writer, and I’ve started to see how cleaver the mangaka of the series, Haruichi Furudate, is. They’ve used so many awesome techniques to give the manga a life of its own.

Let me explain:

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Boku no Hero: A Hero/Villain Origin Story?

By now I assume most of you have watched Boku no Hero? Or read the manga?

If you haven’t, you should. It’s such an amazing series from Shounen Jump. It has the same heart as series such as Naruto and Assassination Classroom, but it involves superheroes. It’s Japan’s answer to the wave of Marvel and DC films that have been sweeping the world.

So, I have a theory that what is happening in the manga at the moment is actually the pre-time skip events for the main plot. What we are reading now is the origin story for the main villain/hero showdown.

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Let’s talk about: Black Clover

My housemate recommended Black Clover to me. I bought the first volume in July and fell in love with it. But since reading the next one I’m beginning to see the series isn’t as polished as most Shounen Jump titles that get a western release.

So what are the good and bad points of the series?

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Why Black Clover is (not really) a Haikyuu!! AU fanfic

Hello! Long time no speak!

This post was going to go up at the bank holiday weekend, but I never got round to it, so I’ve set some time aside this weekend to get some blogging done.

Lately the housemate and I have become OBSESSED with Haikyuu!! (like so obsessed that we’ve joined a local volleyball club!) We’re also been reading Black Clover. And as a result we’ve seen a few similarities between the two series, which has made us come up with a little theory… 

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A Possible Future for Hunter x Hunter

So, Hunter x Hunter fans received some grim (although perhaps not completely unexpected) news that Togashi is once again going on hiatus for an indefinite period of time. The manga only returned from its two year hiatus in April.

It is well-known that Togashi suffers from chronic lower back pain (think it’s no big deal? Check out these statements he released). He is very very ill. I don’t want anyone to take offense from this blog post since this matter is becoming quite a sensitive optic, but I want to lay down an idea that I think would be a pretty awesome direction for HxH to take. Continue reading

Blue Exorcist Season 2: Questions raised

The end to a crappy week (BREXIT BREXIT BREXIT!!) as been brightened significantly by the announcement that, after 5 years, we’re getting a Blue Exorcist season 2!!!

But because it has been so long since the last season, there are obviously going to be a lot of unknowns about the new season (much like Britain’s exit from the EU, but I’m not bitter about that AT ALL).

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