2014: 7th day of Animanga

tumblr_mz6dr0xv581qajt0io6_1280Imagine that, somehow, a teleport that leads to hell opens in front of you and you decided to pass it. Now you are on top of Inferno’s highest mountain, able to gaze at every little detail. At first you are appalled by the morbidness of the tortures, the cruel nature of this doomed place. But, as you keep on looking, you notice that this place is much funnier than one would have imagined. This is Hoozuki no Reitetsu‘s (HnR) hell and we love it. Continue reading

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2014: 6th Day of Animanga

Dddl2014 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

2014: 5th day of Animanga

vlcsnap-00020Regular readers of our blog know that shoujo and comedy aren’t our favorite genres. The former category feels too “innocent” and “sugary” for our tastes, while many anime trying to provoke laughter usually end up relying on pretty cheap, often sexist, jokes. That’s why we were very careful before our first encounter with Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, a title claiming to combine the two genres on the surface (and I say surface because the manga is published in a shounen magazine, something that slipped our attention at first). What we weren’t expecting was just how much of a pleasant surprise this series would be. Continue reading

2013: 3rd day of Animanga

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Irresponsible Captain Tylor

“Love it or hate it” shows were a really common theme for 2013, as you might have noticed from our first two entries. Irresponsible Captain Tylor (Musekinin Kanchou Tylor) is no exception to that rule and -as with Getter Robo and Jojo, here we have a very interesting and funny case of a retro franchise that is worth every bit of attention. Continue reading