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Oops July 16, 2007

Posted by bettynoire in anime, doujin work, manga, mirai nikki.
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It seems I failed to actually finish the summer preview entries before the summer season actually started >.> The FAL season has also already started, so the point to writing them has pretty much disappeared. Sorry guys, I fail. This is why I would never actually write an anime blog on a regular basis. :-p I’m not very consistent with this sort of thing.

I’ve been reading lots of manga lately to distract myself from the lack of Kodomo no Jikan updates. Can’t be helped I suppose, when the 4th volume isn’t out yet… unless I haven’t remembered the date correctly or something. In particular I was really enjoying Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) and Doujin Work’s manga form (what little there is available anyway). Mirai Nikki could use some help with exposition but I guess I can let it go since it’s supposed to be a suspense horror/mystery type thing. Even though even in so far at that it’s exposition is still crap. The art at least is pretty, and Yuno, despite because fucking insane is still fucking awesome.

The real gem was the Doujin Work manga though. I have read the five “chapters” that have been scanslated, no joke, 5 times over. It’s just as hilarious the second time around. I went searching for it after greatly enjoying the first episode of the anime adaptation but frankly the anime and the manga are very different creatures. The humor still comes through in the anime but the manga is much dirtier in it’s brand of humor. I suppose they needed to clean it up a bit to be aired on tv, especially considering it’s a show about drawing porn manga and there’s only so much you can say about that without crossing a line. I’ll likely enjoy both quite a bit, and probably in large part because they are so different. It’s not as fun to read/see the same exact thing over again…

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