Our opinions on the many “vs” of the anime and manga fandoms. Continue reading
It’s been 5 years already can you believe it? Thanks a lot to everyone still being with us despite our irregular schedule! Thanks for reading, liking and commenting; feedback is always great to have. It is very rewarding after spending lots of hours to create content and this is our source of joy and pride. It really means a lot for us. I hope that even though it’s become increasingly difficult to maintain this hobby of ours, that we’ll be here for at least the next five years. Our output might be reduced to 1-2 posts per month probably, but we’ll persevere. Cheers, my dear friends and readers!
Don’t forget there’s a blog carnival coming up in two weeks about female goth mangaka: Mizuno Junko, Mitsukazu Mihara, Asumiko Nakamura, Fujiwara Kaoru and Kusumoto Maki. Please let me know if you’d like to participate!
Moreover, please answer the poll on the sidebar. We need the feedback to make the blog pleasant for you, too!
If you want to read more about this year’s balance and future endevours… Continue reading
What is a story? A journey into an imaginary universe, a mirror that minimizes on certain reflections of our world, thoughts and ideas we cannot otherwise confess and much more. What is more important, however, is what most stories wish but fail to become; an experience that remains unforgettable, one that breathes life into its audience’s heart. HunterxHunter (HxH) is one of the iconic examples of how to make that goal a reality.
*In this article we’re going to talk about the 2011-2014 adaptation that has covered most of the manga, ignoring the latter and the 1999-2004 anime. This isn’t meant as a disrespect to the other installations of the story but rather as a tribute to our favorite version of HxH. Continue reading
Most of our entries for the 12 Days tradition have been shows that follow a well known genre and excel on its basic rules. Kill la Kill follows the same pattern; filled to its very core with cliches, including, among others, the “tough and macho as hell” heroine, “friendship always triumphs” philosophy and the “unreasonably evil” villain, one would expect this to be just another story with fights and fanservice. Yet, in contrast to most shows out there, which feel small and time killers, Kill la Kill was huge and did its best to become unforgettable. Continue reading
2014 was a goldmine for comedies. This year’s summer provided us with two masterpieces of the genre, Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Barakamon. Both anime began with great potential and competed on who’d make our stomachs hurt the most. While Nozaku-kun focused on paroding anime cliches, Barakamon tried to build a story on its own. But what kind of story was that? Continue reading
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!
It’s been awhile since the last blog carnival, which beyond their promotional character (read: circlejerking 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