The Pulse of Darkness: An interview with Moga

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One of the things I love doing while I am online is looking out for new, exciting artists, especially the ones who create morbid, dark material. In one of my searches I ran into an artist called moga. It only took a quick search through her archive and I knew I had to see more of her work. Continue reading

Fan Goods For You

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We are really excited to announce you that we bring you the translation of Lesbian SOLO!2 by Morishima Akiko. Chemical Perfume, a friend of ours, did the translation from the Japanese while we Neko-chi did the rest with a little bit of help by Foxy Lady Ayame in typesetting. You can read it here or over at dynasty readers soon.

We are also very happy that we added on the sidebar of our blog links to our side tumblrs dedicated to artists and works that we love. Please check them out if you’re interested!

Blog Carnival: The impact they had on us

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Some weeks ago our friends on facebook started making top10 influential lists; it started with metal band albums and spread to video games to manga and anime. So we thought why not? Diary of an Anime Lived focused on anime that echo our real lives; ‘The impact they had on us’ seeks to pinpoint the anime or even manga titles that aren’t just a mirror of us or even our favorites but to highlight these stories that changed the way we viewed the world.

List and talk about 5-10 anime/manga that have influenced your way of thinking and your actions. I’ll link to your piece as soon as you upload it.

Foxy Lady Ayame & Neko-chi of The Beautiful World
Lifesong
Celeste
Josei from Josei Next Door
Frog-kun
Michael Huang of Anime Diet
Appropriant
Marina of Anime B&B
Kai of Deluscar

LGBTQ lives in collective societies- the case of Japan

identity_by_kidchanBeing LGBTQ is hard not because our sexuality and gender identity walk hand-in-hand with instability in mental health (it doesn’t), but rather because the people around us validate their way of living by perpetuating hate speech and violence against us. Because some societies and people still view the others as commodities for their self-gratification. This is especially true in collective, mostly non-Western, societies. In this post I’ll examine through manga the societal pressure LGBTQ individuals face in Japan.  Continue reading

The impact they had on us

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It’s been awhile since the last blog carnival, which beyond their promotional character (read: circlejierking if you prefer) they also help us get to know more about each other.

Some weeks ago our friends on facebook started making top10 influential lists; it started with metal band albums and spread to video games to manga and anime. So we thought why not? Diary of an Anime Lived focused on anime that echo our real lives; ‘The impact they had on us’ seeks to pinpoint the anime or even manga titles that aren’t just a mirror of us or even our favorites but to highlight these stories that changed the way we viewed the world.

List and talk about 5-10 anime/manga that have influenced your way of thinking and your actions. Let me know if you are interested and I can create a page where every post is collected. Our entries follow. Continue reading

Welcome to the world of webtoons!

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I don’t know about you, but I am really happy that we live right now, in this era, despite everthing going on on a political and financial level worldwide. This is one of the best era for fans of comics! Never before where so many comics available online for free or even for a small fee from every part of the world!

Webtoons are Korean webcomics in full color, an abbreviation of website cartoons. If you read scans and visit sites like mangafox you might have noticed how this year Noblesse was the most read and faved comic. Since this past July NAVER, the most popular web portal in South Korea, offers through LINE’s Webtoon a variety of titles translated in English for free. You can read them through your PC, but the webtoons’ format is honestly way more suited for smartphones and tablets. Continue reading