First things first, I learned about this game though a webcomic (My Giant Nerd Boyfriend, it’s adorable go read it). After looking in to it and having a very close friend (who is in no way an otaku, but a huge gamer) mention it and ask if I had played it. I knew I had to play it. Trailer and more info after the jump.
Welcome to the Ballroom, or Ballroom e Youkoso as it’s known in Japanese, starts us off with a situation that is all too familiar: Not having any direction when you’re a young teenager. Some people have never felt that, they know exactly what they want to do and how they are going to do. This is a story for the rest of us. Continue reading “Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 1”
Continuing from the spring season, Re:Creators is about half way through its run. So far it has taken character archetypes that we know from anime, manga, video games, and light novels and chucked them into our world. They’ve been forced to have to adapt or die. Continue reading “Re:Creators Episode 12”
Red River or Anatolia Story (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori in Japanese literally meaning The Sky is on the Bank of the Red River) was first published in 1995 in Japan and published in 2009 in North America. The series ran for seven years till 2002. There was 8 drama CDs that were based on the series. They were released between 1997 and 2003. This is one of the few manga series that is still some what popular but never got an anime for it. There are two novel that came out in the 2007 and an art book that came out in 1999. But, that’s it. Continue reading “A Small Scale Game of Thrones”
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.
Dragon Ball was first published in 1984. The manga ran for 11 years till 1995. I was written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. The original story was based off the Chinese classic Journey to the West. Dragon Ball has spawned five individual animes, that span 710 episodes and the current one is still airing with new episodes coming out weekly. There are multiple spin off manga series as well. There are 19 anime films and 8 tv specials. There are 40+ video games. Then there are all the sound tracks for all of the properties. There are more art and companion books then any one could count. If you haven’t noticed Dragon Ball is kind of a big deal.
Aoharu X Machinegun, Aoharu X Kikanjuu in Japanese, is based on the manga by the same name. It is written and illustrated by NAOE. The manga first came out in early 2013 and is still ongoing. Since it is not finished and the anime didn’t finish the story I’m most likely going to add it to This Week in Manga, because I want to know what happened. The anime is 12 episodes long and literally as I was writing this article an special came out. Even though it didn’t come out with the original run, I am adding to this review. Because you bet I watched it on the 10th.