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    Love Berserk. Still waiting for the final chapters!!
     
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    Waiting for the next cool toy to drop is still way less painful than waiting for the latest hiatus to end.
     
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    The first part of a multi-hour long deep dive into Otomo's process of creating the masterpiece Akira!

     
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    Seeing as Fireball was such a hit and generated a ton of interesting discussion in this thread, here's the follow-up episode which focuses on Domu!

     
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    I will have to take a gander. In some ways I much prefer Domu to Akira. The story is not as convoluted, and I love the setting of the housing complex. I read Domu before Akira so maybe nostalgia has something to do with it, but Domu has an atmosphere of dread that Akira lacks. It also has a more positive ending and I find the characters and their motivations realistic and believable.
     
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    I had no idea that Del Toro was pursuing the film development rights to Domu until I watched this thing.. that would be a fantastic piece of cinema if it ever comes to fruition. The video is a good little recap with some interesting interpretations by these three established comic book artists.. not quite as in-depth as I thought it was going to be.
     
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    A Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano. Proper grown up stuff, which can be rare in translated Manga. For adults only, a dark and explicit kind of love story with beautifully designed artwork. He uses digitally altered photography mixed with drawn characters to great effect. It adds to the realness of the story. I will be checking out more of his stuff, I've always been curious about Goodnight Punpun.

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    Can You actually show me some pieces from the book? I'm a firm believer in a few bits of visuals from the novels over word of mouth. I don't care if there spoilers since i enjoy the visuals more at times.
     
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    Its not easy from my phone to post images, just have a look on Google images mate, there's plenty of sample pages. I think i also enjoyed it because its a self contained one-volume story, which makes a nice change of pace.

    I have to admit I was surprised how sexually graphic it was but it didn't seem out of place or tawdry. Its just a very realistic story that doesn't hide the realities of some people's lives and relationships.
     
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    Alright np! Im about to head over to Barns & Noble anyways. I'll probably see a copy over there. ;)

    Never mind it's in plastic wrap and I cant skim through it! Internet it is than!!! *flails* >.>
     
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    Welp, I recklessly spent money like a maniac and bought all of Inio Asano's, 'Goodnight Punpun' in one go. Seven volumes, and I can't wait to start them. There's something very satisfying about a stack of fresh Manga.

    A girl on the shore really impressed me and the reviews for Punpun are mostly favourable, so fuck it. In for a penny, in for a pound.
     
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    Yesterday was free comic book day and I picked up this sample of My Hero Academia book 14. I like the series but I'm not 100% sure I want to invest into it yet since there are so many damn books and side spin off ones. It also comes with a snippet of The Promised Neverland as Well.
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    Than this past Thursday I picked up a copy the FLCL Archives which I highly recomend to anyone thats a fan of the Anime and manga! Lots of promotional art, rough sketches, story boards, backgrounds, etc.
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    Ok, thats enough posting for a little but if anyone wants to show off some more manga or art related books I'm all for it since I love it so much! :D
     
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    If you enjoy it than there is no reason to ever be ashamed about how much you spend. I admire your dedication to the books and happyness it brings to you! ;)
     
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    Yep, with the amount of space Manga books take up, you certainly have to be dedicated to collect them. I've been collecting Manga and Manga art books for a long time, and I've never sold any, so it can be a problematic bulk to store tidily at home. I had to start double stacking some of my shelves years ago! Unfortunately I've progressed to teetering stacks on the floor nowadays.
     
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    One Punch Man Vol.16 is out, people. Garo is recovered and is back kicking arse. I think Yusuke Murata is my favorite artist nowadays for drawing fight scenes, I mean he's no Ryoichi Ikegami but he's damn good.

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    just finished parasyte! great read that doesn’t take ages to finish.
     
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    Still love this series but the production rate is soooo slow.
     
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    just finished reading mob psycho 100, by one (one punch man). this time he does the art as well. better than his art for his opm webcomic, but still crude, but it actually worked for me. highly recommended!
     
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    I know what you mean but there's been worse I think, I remember MPD Psycho seemingly taking an age between sporadic Vols. It also makes me think of Miyazaki making fans wait years inbetween certain parts of his Nausicaa manga, it took him 12 years to finish 7 Vols, apparently.

    Yep, I will have to pick this up. I saw Vol. 2 in FP the other day. Crude it may be, but a least its different.

    I've nearly finished Vol.3 of 'Goodnight Pun Pun' and i can happily report its frigging great! Luckily i didnt waste my money buying all the series in one go. It paints a beautifully original picture of a weird school kid, his weird mates and their fucked up families. It's one of the most emotionally sophisticated but also strange and out-there manga ive read. Im loving it and im not even half way through it yet. Thumbs up!
     
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    that’s cute (still waiting for Berserk and Vagabond)
     
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    Not sure if we should spin out a new topic specifically for (non-old school) anime, but just coming here to say I watched - somewhat randomly - the anime adaptation of Kei Sabe's Erased, which is streamable on Netflix [UK]. I quite enjoyed it. I had no idea or expectations going in, but was quite pulled in by the story. A bit unusual for me to like any newer style animation, but I nevertheless enjoyed it. I won't go into the plot, but worth a quick watch for anyone looking some random time wasting.
     
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    @ultrakaiju

    Most anime originates from Manga so I think we're fine in small doses. I'd never heard of 'Erased', but it sounds good. I might have to check out the Manga, it looks like there have been English hardbacks published from 2017. I'm interested by the time travelling aspect, one of my favourite Manga stories is called 'A Distant Neighborhood' by Jiro Taniguchi. It features travelling back in time as central to the plot, and I really love it. So, I think 'Erased' will be going on my admittedly long wants list, cheers.
     
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    I've nearly finished reading 'Goodnight Punpun' and it was one hell of a ride. Overall i suppose you could say its a little depressing, mildly confusing in places and mad as a box of frogs quite often, but other than that i would say its extremely visually engaging, human and realistic. Its a very interesting mix of styles from a Mangaka taking risks. Apparently he lost a lot of his readership with Punpun because the story focuses on some very damaged and troubled people, which bummed a lot of his fans out.

    Anyway, I'm now a big fan of Inio Asano, and will be checking out the other translated work he's done. Seriously, check out Punpun if you want to read something fresh and different in the Manga medium.

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    Carrying on with my new Inio Asano obsession - i just ordered this one, its considered one of his first major works. :thumbsup:

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