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"Berserk" Manga Schedules Latest Hiatus!
(21 posts, 4653 views) Posted: 2d 7h, 20m ago by residentgrigo in Berserk
Manga will be back on Hiatus until Winter after the release of Episode 351: ill_be_back_on_hiatus_until_winter_after/

See, Hakusensha again scheduled new eps. around the anime, so suffering tho ...
New Poll - Long Series
(16 posts, 274 views) Posted: 5d 3h, 37m ago by residentgrigo in News
The jump from 25 to 50 is humongous but that´s where i will settle down.
You really need a VERY good reason to go over 50 volumes, aka 10.000 pages.

No manga ever went over 200 volumes, so who is voting on that option? Dokaben fans?
That one will ac ...
The Industry - Lifestyle and Wages
(2 posts, 150 views) Posted: 5d 3h, 40m ago by residentgrigo in Manga General
Pretty bad, as i make more that this 20 year vet: teran-anime-technical-director-reports-100000-yen-monthly-salary/ .116413

This study ain´t too happy either:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.c ...
New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 782 views) Posted: 12d 9h, 46m ago by residentgrigo in News
Here is an excerpt from a TED talk about the hero´s journey, as coined by Joseph Campbell:

Star Wars IV famously follows it 1 to 1. His book The Hero with a Thousand Faces is about the best book on e ...
New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 782 views) Posted: 12d 9h, 56m ago by residentgrigo in News
Bad beginning, great middle, okay ending as act 2 is where the actual story happens. Not that such a messy quality range would lead to a good product. Okay beginning, great middle, bad ending also works.

How closed off stories tend to work but ongoing manga do ...
New Poll - Anime/Manga Merchandise 2
(15 posts, 335 views) Posted: 19d 13h, 29m ago by residentgrigo in News
Not interested in the first place explains itself. ...
7SEEDS ends after 16 years
(0 posts, 337 views) Posted: 24d 21h, 54m ago by residentgrigo in 7 Seeds
The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine published the final chapter of Yumi Tamura's 7SEEDS manga on Saturday. The manga's 34th volume will ship on June 9, and the 35th and final volume will ship on Augus ...
New Poll - Doujinshi
(10 posts, 378 views) Posted: 26d 1h, 40m ago by residentgrigo in News
Never. Fan fiction can rot in hell. Make up your own story!
The legality of it is pretty interning though. Most publishers won´t care about such things, as long as you don´t make money of those, and Japan is even more lax BUT the whole concept isn´ ...
What did you learn today?
(1017 posts, 112085 views) Posted: 27d 7h, 28m ago by residentgrigo in Chatter Box
I just read an interesting article on (games) programming in what used to be the Soviet controlled East Germany (1949-90). The developers of Spec Ops: The Line got their start in that scene.

It´s kinda weird how little talked about the Soviet Regime is these d ...
(3 posts, 207 views) Posted: 28d 9h, 29m ago by residentgrigo in I'm Looking For...
You can read the OG European comic from 1967 onward or watch the 2007 anime adaptation but such Japanese offerings are nothing rare too.

Space Dandy, MATSUMOTO Leiji´s exhaustive body of work, JRPGs as Star Ocean, the new line of Star Wa ...
Latest movie(s) you've seen?
(1562 posts, 146050 views) Posted: 31d 1h, 21m ago by residentgrigo in Other TV/Movies
Twin Peaks: The Return came back in style! In a giant 4 hour chunk too and i also just found out that Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces exists. It and certainly the new season finally explain what the controversial prequel film was about. The new show is basically a 2nd ...
New Poll - Converting for the Fandom
(11 posts, 363 views) Posted: 33d 12h, 48m ago by residentgrigo in News
Yes, over 10 times too but don´t ask me how long they lasted. I am currently doing something similar right now too. ...
When did you join MangaUpdates? What's your first completed Manga according to your list?
(20 posts, 616 views) Posted: 35d 8h, 50m ago by residentgrigo in Chatter Box
I joined in 2008 but i never bothered with the completed function, especially as i was a decade long comic reader at that point. I also follow the manga scanlation scene since the very early 00s but the need for keeping a list only came after noting that keeping a ma ...
New Poll - Money
(9 posts, 455 views) Posted: 40d 9h, 3m ago by residentgrigo in News
Which e-sports manga are we talking about though? The option only won due to "stuck in a game" crap as Swords Arts and all the rape-tastic web-toon with "Rpg-elements".

My bank is about 300 km way from where i live and my foreign ac ...
When was the last time you sat down and read a book?
(529 posts, 59294 views) Posted: 42d 22h, 55m ago by residentgrigo in Chatter Box
This month, with the last being Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. It´s his best book and the 2nd best new canon Star Wars novel after Tarkin. The quality difference with most of the new stuff and all that de-canonized Legacy rubbish is night and day. The no nonsense ...
Hunter x Hunter to Return from Hiatus
(9 posts, 1521 views) Posted: 43d 5h, 28m ago by residentgrigo in Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter Manga's 34th Volume Listed for June 26
Japanese online retailer 7net is listing the 34th compiled book volume of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter × Hunter manga as shipping on June 26. The manga went on indefinite hiatus in ...
Categories (Tags) Bug Thread
(454 posts, 62757 views) Posted: 44d 3h, 5m ago by residentgrigo in Suggestions & Bugs
Male Only and Female Only Cast would make more sense, as these are rare and 100% definable. The rest aren´t. Good luck defining especially the last one. ...
Ryō Ikuemi's Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo Approaches Climax
(0 posts, 92 views) Posted: 44d 8h, 31m ago by residentgrigo in Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
This year's sixth issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine announced on Monday that Ryō Ikuemi's Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo manga is approaching its climax. The word "climax" wr ...
How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
(82 posts, 4596 views) Posted: 45d 1h, 5m ago by residentgrigo in Chatter Box
20, it was in 2009. As i needed to reliably call my mother to pick me up from my military base on Friday, during basic training. I "inherited" her phone though and my current 2nd also belonged to her. Both were about 1 decade old when i got them. The onl ...
New Poll - Sports
(34 posts, 1254 views) Posted: 46d 7h, 38m ago by residentgrigo in News rt.php

Many dictionaries and encyclopaedias use similar sources and denominations and refer to sport as a physical or athletic activity, with often an element of competition. In addition, the mo ...
New Poll - Sports
(34 posts, 1254 views) Posted: 46d 10h, 48m ago by residentgrigo in News
Kinnikuman is one of the most famous manga of all time. (Can´t say i am a fan though.) ...
What free MMORPGs are you currently playing?
(15 posts, 2689 views) Posted: 47d 9h, 35m ago by residentgrigo in Games
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now fully free to play, in the base version, so i revived my short lived trial charterer and will put in more time in the summer.

The same goes for the vastly redesigned The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
The Morrowind a ...
New Poll - Sports
(34 posts, 1254 views) Posted: 47d 13h, 27m ago by residentgrigo in News
Boxing has proven to be a ready made metaphor for nearly anything but i choose the more broad Martial Arts. Fighting it is and no more of these formulaic high school baseball copy and paste jobs about going to Koshien.

Ashita no Joe is the best sports manga, ´ ...
what anime is this from....
(3 posts, 176 views) Posted: 50d 5h, 40m ago by residentgrigo in I'm Looking For...
Google Images is your friend: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Edit: Google also immediately gives the character: ...
New Poll - Anime/Manga Merchandise
(12 posts, 546 views) Posted: 54d 3h, 42m ago by residentgrigo in News
Seldom. Let´s see what´s in my 1 bedroom apartment, for Japanese media alone.
My Behelit pendant, a few posters and my tattoo. This should be it but i will get Berserk Musou next month and i have 5 Japanese consoles around my feet and desk.

I a ...

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