A murder and the most bizarre people- a Funeral Procession of K review

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The funeral procession of K is a weird murder mystery with emphasis on the weird part.  Continue reading

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Introduction to Female Goth Mangaka Carnival

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Mihara Mitsukazu, Asumiko Nakamura, Junko Mizuno, Kaoru Fujiwara, Maki Kusumoto -Who are they and how do they fit into the wider goth culture?  Continue reading

Female Goth Mangaka Carnival Index

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Intro by Foxy Lady Ayame
Growing Up On Junko Mizuno by Michelle
Kusumoto Maki- Kissxxxx and Ikasama Umigame no Soup by fuckyeahvintagemanga
Random Musings: Spotlight on Mitsukazu Mihara by Ash
Utsubora: the Book Thief by ganriki
Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist by Ash
Copernicus breathing by susakura (warning: nsfw image at the bottom)
Art of Fujiwara Kaoru by Kitsune

Ash has also offered a give away of Cinderalla by Junko Mizuno and you can read the experiences of commenters with these mangaka.

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
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Celeste
Josei from Josei Next Door
Frog-kun from Fantastic Memes
Michael Huang of Anime Diet
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Marina of Anime B&B
Japesland and Charles of Beneath the Tangles (54:00- 01:02:20)
Kai of Deluscar
Justin from Lost My Thesis
Kitsune from Kitsune’s Thoughts
Tomy Phillips of Anime Bowls

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: 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

Call out for Female Goth Mangaka Blog Carnival

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Hello, everyone!

I’d like to host a seperate blog carnival in January for 1-2 weeks about female goth mangaka, namely Mitsukazu Mihara, Kusumoto Maki, Junko Mizuno, Asumiko Nakamura & Fujiwara Kaoru. Kaori Yuki can also be counted as goth mangaka, but we’ve already had an MMF about her.
Please, anyone interested in contributing a piece let me know.

If you want to support the industry, here’s a list of what’s available officially in English:

Mitsukazu Mihara: The Embalmer, Doll, Beautiful People, IC in a Sunflower, Requiem in Phonybrian, Haunted House

Junko Mizuno: Princess Mermaid, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella, Hell Babies, Pure Trance, Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu

Kusumoto Maki: Dolis

Asumiko Nakamura: Utsubora, Chicken Club

Fujiwara Kaoru: If You Wanna Destroy The World

Kaori Yuki: 5. Beautifully Imperfect

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The following article has been written by Phoenix, a dear friend of us who and also our main editor for our first book, “Just a Little taste of Journey“.

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us–that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” 

Emilio Estevez

As a writer, one has to deliver different stories, different characters and different sins. As an artist, the writer has to make the stories extraordinary, the characters believable and the sins mortal or venial.

What is a writer, though, that creates different stories, with sinful characters that the audience turns out to like and relate with?

Skillful.

Talented.

Gifted.

I have read many of Kaori Yuki’s manga. I believe that she has that distinct and rather adept ability to create some of the most imperfect but real – actually real- characters out there. Continue reading