Okay, so last time we looked at how manga and anime differ. Anime is an action medium while manga has more depth; the anime business is higher financial risk/reward proposition while manga can be riskier in content because of the lower costs involved. Right. I just summarized a thousand-plus word post in one compound sentence. […]
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I really like School-Live!, the manga. Although as the story winds to its end – the final English language volume went on sale in late August – the plot seems to be getting a little lame, it’s still a legitimate portrait of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse and the psychological burdens they would bear. […]
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Nana is one of those things that’s actually easier to think about than a lot of anime, because it transcends the genre(s) in a specific way. Yeah, it’s animated and from Japan. So far as I know that makes it anime by definition. But it’s not built like a traditional anime. That may be why […]
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Flower of Evil is one of those things that when I read a summary of the manga I said, “I got to get me some of that.” Now, I don’t know about you, but to keep me from buying everything in sight I have a monthly spending limit. And the Flowers of Evil complete manga […]
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