Baccano! is written by Ryogo Narita (writer of Durarara! you can read my review of it here) and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. It was first published in 2003 and is still on going. There is a two volume manga that is a side story for the series there is an other manga that is currently running that is an other side story for the series. There is also an anime that runs 16 episode, it came out in 2007. (I did a review of the anime you can check that out here) There is also are two drama CDs with two side stories on them. Also, there is a DS game that fallows the events of the anime and the second and third book.
The Edge of Tomorrow or Live. Die. Repeat. was released in 2014. It is based on the light novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. It stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. It fallows the same basic plot of All You Need is Kill, except for Cruise’s character, who is a little different from is novel counter part.
Vampire Hunter D, Banpaia Hantā Dī in Japanese, was first published in 1983. It was written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, who has written a plethora of horror novels, and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, who is an artist, character designer, illustrator and a theater and film scenic designer and costume designer. There are 26 Vampire Hunter D novels, yes you read that right, 26. Since the release the light novel series has spawned; two animated movies, five audio dramas, a video game, a manga adaptation of the series, and multiple cross overs in to American comics. There is also an animated tv show in the works and talks of a live action film.
Sugar Dark is written by Enji Arai and illustrated by Mabae. It was first published in 2009, in Japan. It was the first novel in six years that managed to win the grand prize in the Sneaker Bunko LN Competition. The light novel has yet to be officially released in the United States. There also has yet to be an official English translation. There have been a few translation groups that have take on this project and it is relatively easy to get a Japanese copy.
Since is was the holidays there really wasn’t any updates. So there wasn’t any new manga for me to write about. As sad as I was about not getting a new chapter of every thing I’m reading, I completely understand the mangakas taking a brake. I mean I did.
So, next I will be back next week. I’ll be adding Magi to the line up.
Do you have any manga you want me to read? Let me know in the comments down below.
Photo Credit: Crayon Shin-chan, Yoshito Usui, Shin-Ei Animation Co., Ltd, Adult Swim
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, comes from the anime series by the same name, except the movie part. That series is based on the manga, again by the same name, written and illustrated by Clamp. If you don’t know who Clamp is, please stop reading this article and Google them, if that doesn’t ring a few bells. Then read or watch at least one of there works, trust me there is a whole library to choose from. Cliff note about them, they are an all female mangaka group that have been producing original manga since 1989. Cardcaptor Sakura is just one one their many many works, that came out in 1996. The anime came out in 1998 and the movie came out in 1999.
Well I have only a few hours left of 2015! I want to thank all of you for supporting me this year. I know I started late in the year, but I ended swinging. I look forward to seeing you all next year and I can’t wait to see what next year brings.
Happy New Year!
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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.
I just want to wish every one a very happy holiday. For what ever you celebrate, if you don’t celebrate any thing then have a happy day. And, to every one Happy New Year. I will have back posting on the first with Movie Night. Also, coming next year will be a YouTube page for this site. So, I look forward to seeing you there.
I will see you all next year.
Do you have something you want me to in the next year? Or, what are your goals for the coming year? Let me know in the comments down below.