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Happy Birthday Manga Weekend!

Just as the post title says! Happy Birthday Manga Weekend! Strictly speaking it was yesterday since its already pass 12 am but it’s alright since the Americas is still on the 28th well…yeah. Anyway, we are now officially a year old! What initially was a dusty wardrobe for the first two months has now involved to be a pimped up room which we Manga Weekenders here love very much! Arawr and I are so very happy to have started this blog out even if Arawr was all “I don’t think we have time dude” on me about it at the beginning. Well, we still don’t have time, but we somehow we manage to keep the blog alive(barely)!

I really wanted to prepare a little something to commemorate the event but Arawr and I are still busy like a baws! In any case, THANK YOU to all who have stuck by us and welcome to our new visitors! With the current size and support we’re getting, we just might have our very own domain!

This is Chungky signing out.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!


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2NE1TV LIVE: WORLDWIDE Premieres on MNET July 17th!

Hello everyone! MARK YOUR DATES.

We have something special to share with you today about an upcoming reality TV show –  ‘2NE1TV LIVE: WORLDWIDE’  about the hawt Korean Pop-Group 2NE1 which will premiere on Mnet, the ultimate TV network on for Asian Culture. Continue reading

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Summer Anime 2011! *Updated

*6/6/2011: Updated! As usual, all credits go to moetron – it’ll also be more reliable to get the updates from there so go check it out from time to time =)

Btw Nyanpire the Animation looks too bloody cute to be true


Hello my dearies! How’s all the Spring Anime 2011 holding up for you? Sucks? Neutral? Absolutely mind-blasting? Well whatever it is, once more we can look forward to the next season’s lineup – Summer 2011!

This lineup isn’t complete, it’s just what’s been announced so far. And, as usual, I just rip it off moetron lol

Let’s see…. I know Chungky is suuuuper looking forward to Natsume Yuujin-Chou San, and I myself am really excited for Usagi Drops (highly recommended slice-of-life manga!) I’ve also been pretty curious about Blood-C ever since I heard of it a couple of months back, especially since its a new anime by CLAMP.

I seriously can’t wait for the Air Gear OAD either – Air Gear’s one of the awesomest reads I’ve come across, and when it’s all animated and everyone’s jumping all over the place… Wheeeeeeeeee….. XD

There’s quite a lot of movies I am seriously digging as well – Heart no Kuni Alice and FMA: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi in particular… Gahhh we we we so excitedddd..!!

Well looks like this won’t be a boring summer at least =D

Howz bout yo faves? XD

-arawr >=3

Btw I’ll be taking a backseat to the blogging front while I’m preparing for my exams, so allow chungky to accommodate you until the end of May =3 


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Moshidora Live-Action Film!

Well now. Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no Management wo Yondara, or (since hardly anybody would be able to memorize that) more commonly known as Moshidora, has ended. Ironically, although it was one of the last (if not the last) anime to start airing this spring, it has now finished. Done. Adapted from the top-selling book of the year by Natsumi Iwasaki, 10 episodes flew past us in about 2 weeks while the rest that started ages ago have just reached half that. Oh well.

Anyway I really did like Moshidora. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with it or anything, but it was a nice high school baseball anime drama. It was a nice change in the sense that instead of trying to strengthen the team by pumping their players up or coming up with awesomely wicked strategies, they tackled it through management. The whole thing was kinda predictable and the OP was a tad bit annoying but whatever. It was enjoyable.

So enjoyable (and popular), in fact, that it’s being adapted into a live-action film on 4th July, 2011.

Produced by Akimoto Yasushi and starring Maeda Atsuko from AKB48 as Kawashima Minami (the whole film is pretty AKB48 centric), I suppose it’s going to just be a repeat of everything that we’ve already watched. Except that it’s, you know. Live-action.

And I have to say, when I saw the pitcher dude who’s acting as Asano – for some reason, I thought… “Wow. He really looks like he just stepped out from some 80’s baseball manga.” Does anyone else share this feeling or is it just me??

Wish I could say more but have to get back to studies now. Just really felt like sharing this =P


The Official Website

Tokyo Graph

Nippon Cinema

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Mangaka of the Month – Midorikawa Yuki





Pen Name: Midorikawa Yuki (緑川ゆき)

Hometown: Kumamoto, Japan

Date of Birth: 23 May 1976

Her pen name ‘Midori-kawa’ (green river) was given to her by her sister, who named her after one of the rivers in their hometown. It was her older sister who made her start thinking of becoming a manga-ka when she was in middle school. She debuted in 1998 with her one-shot, Coffee Hirari (珈琲ひらり) and won the “Fresh Debut Prize” for the 18th LaLa Manga Grand Prize (LMG). Her first published story, Akaku Saku Koe (あかく咲く声) received Athena Shinjin Taishou by Hakusensha in 1999. Her most popular series, Natsume Yuujinchou (夏目友人帳), has been adapted into an anime with a forthcoming 3rd season July this year.

Midorikawa Yuki chose Hakusensha was due to her interest in some of their published works, such as Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte (Please Save my Earth)and Doubutsu no Oisha-san (Mr. Veterinarian). Some other works and manga-ka that have influenced her are Shinohara Chie’s Umi no Yami, Tsuki no Kage (Darkness of the Sea, Shadow of the Moon) and Mochizuki Karin.

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Spring 2011 Anime! **Updated

* 18/2/2011 – Well, I say updated but in the end I’m still getting it off moetron lol

** 20/3/2011 – Updated… Again! Same source, you know where it is =)

-arawr >=3


I might be getting ahead of myself for the next season (haven’t even watched half the anime for this season) but here’s the lineup for the 2011 Spring anime that I stumbled upon from moetron! Oh, just to note it may not be complete =P

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Happy Valentine’s Day~

Happy Valentine’s Day all round please.

Maybe you’ll receive some confession today, or are you going to confess, how saucy. If you’re in Japan, it’ll probably be only girls doing their thang. If you’ve got no reason in particular to celebrate this day, go chill with your friends or your family and get into the spirit. No? Well, HAPPY FACE. I have no idea what else to say but arawr decided to share some last minute V-day gift recommendations too which I will be posting sometime throughout the day!

Here’s our Valentine’s Day mascots and love-related role models. Syaoran & Sakura~

They’ve been introduced in Card-Captor Sakura then they lived on in another dimension then he got cloned, Sakura lost her memories and other severe complications happened but yet their love is still undying. Honestly, if these two can’t make it I don’t know who else can.

My favourite couple this time round is gonna have to be Gakuen Alice’s Natsume & Mikan. Their love went on in a whole new level in the latest chapters. It feels like something beyond that, I bawled my eyes out.

Oh yes, arawr’s favorite couple is Shinichi & Ran from Dectective Conan. (I just remembered I sorta dissed them in my oneshot post)

Who’s your favourite couple this year round?

Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day.



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恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai

恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai

Chinese New Year: Feb 3rd – 17th, 2011

恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate.

Those who don’t, Happy Lunar New Year. Go pester your neighbours by shouting Gong Xi Fa Cai at their faces. Though that is ironic since you’re wishing them a prosperity, well, maybe they might not understand what you’re saying.

Fruit Basket's Momiji as our Chinese New Year mascot!

Go eat lots of good food. Stuff your faces. Wear your new clothes. Wear Red. Wear a cheong-sam. Go enjoy your city/town’s Chinese New Year festivities.

Chinese New Years Dumplings by sheilaz413 on flickr. Some Rights Reserved.

Ah, Chinese New Year~

I remember back in my more-younger-days where I use to get up at 8:00AM every single day during the Chinese New Year celebration, eagerly waiting for a Lion or Qilin(Chinese Unicorn) to visit my family’s home. Chinese New Year also consisted of heading back to a small old town, sitting around the round table to have dinner. And of course receiving red packets/Ang Pau filled with money.


Chinese New Year, Washington, DC by Photo Phiend on flickr. Some Rights Reserved

I would visit relatives/friend’s opening house & receive a packet of money – how cool is that? (It is a custom that married couples give ang-pau by the way).

Now enough of lamenting about the past. It’s a New Lunar Year of the Rabbit and we should all look forwards. Let’s make new memories & hold on to our dreams or maybe have new ones.

Arawr & I have planned Chinese themed posts so look forward those!

Manga Weekend sincerely wishes you a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the Year of the Rabbit be filled with good fortune for you & your family, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

PS. If something goes wrong during this Chinese New Year. Say “suì suì ping ān” to ward off bad luck. Remember Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days.


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A: random topics

so i just arrived back home in london from venice. i feel as if i’ve been deprived of the internet for a century but that has cleared up now. i was about to write a new ‘random’ post then i decided to screw the name ‘random topic.’ because. well. its just. so. ew. so i’m just going to destroy ‘random topics’ altogether and just give each of these ‘random’ posts an individual name from now on. now to write up a new post !!!

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Happy 2011~!!

Oh-kay I’m kind of back in commision after a little *ahem* over a week in London and meeting up with quite a huge portion of my old schoolmates (Chungky included!) for Christmas and the New Year but I’m back now!

So. I’m about 5 days late (6 days, according to the right side of the world where HOME is…) but HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It better be an awesome one since according to the Mayans we’re all going to die next year in 2012. Well, technically speaking, something like 1 year and 11 months since the date is December 20 something =P

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