Wey-hey! And here, Weekend’s Ani-Manga Mail takes off with our first participant, Justin from Organization Anti-Social Geniuses. Here are a few words from Justin:
My name is Justin, and I’m one of the writers at Organization Anti-Social Geniuses. I happen to live where the lights are brightest (allegedly), and where the 27-time World Series Champion Yankees play. Yes, that’s NY. I’m usually very quiet. I do like to laugh a lot.
Justin is looking for an anime/manga that either has a good story and/or something ridiculously hilarious. He would like the anime/manga to be very satisfying; whereby a story is built, ‘left with intentional plot holes, but either answered said plot holes or left them unanswered in a way where fans can debate for years in a positive manner.’
In terms of genres, he’s is willing to get into anything, but has struggled with Yaoi & Yuri titles. He subscribes to the “if it’s good, it’s good” theory and says it doesn’t matter as long as he can understand it. He has finished reading 20th Century Boys and he names it as one of his prime favourite manga series.
He names Gintama, Doujin Work, and Ichigo 100% as some titles he surprisingly liked and here’s what he has to say about them:
I stumbled onto Gintama a few years back when I was reading an old edition of Shonen Jump in my school’s anime club room. The rest, as they say, is history–I purchased one volume, brought all of them (even the final one). Watched the anime, it’s hilarious, and I still watch it. Who would’ve thought aliens in Edo would have worked? Doujin Work happened to be based on sheer luck–I wanted to read a bunch of titles while I was at AnimeNext, and Doujin Work sounded interesting, so I read it. Next thing I know, I was hooked on Tsuyuri’s torturing–I mean Najimi’s prospects of making money off Doujin. Too bad Media Blasters has the rights to the series. I( am not sure why I got into Ichigo 100% but I read it online and couldn’t stop watching Manaka continue to make stupid decision after stupid decision–if a girl’s willing to give, then you take it. But Kawashita, while drawing the intense raunchy scenes, remembered this is for the shonen audience, so Manaka was screwed from the start.
Here, he names a title he does not like and a word or two on why:
It is almost unfair that I’m putting this in here, but Twin Angel: Twinkle Paradise was just so horrifically unlikable that I make it a mission to try and warn people of its horror. It’s bad enough it challenged my tolerance level of stupid (and I’m very, very tolerant), but it does everything that has been done before, and they do it so unimaginably that it’s pathetic. I deem it “The Unmentionable One.”
This is a list of anime/manga that Justin is following as of now:
Currently Watching: Mawaru Penguindrum, Blue Exorcist, Dantalian No Shoka, Mayo Chiki!, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Ika Musume 2
Currently Reading: Usagi Drop, Fairy Tail, Good Ending, Bakuman, Mahou Sensei Negima, Freezing, The Breaker: New Waves, Death Note
So, what titles have you got in mind for Justin? It would be fantastic if you guys out there could give a title and perhaps a little reason why…? Come along and leave some recommendations below for our dear friend!
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