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Round 2 – The Final Round | Manga Olympics for Bloggers Poll

Dear everyone, as you are aware, this post and event continuation is largely overdue. An unfortunate turn of events that has led this situation, factors include technical problems, mis-communication, a lack of access to the internet and the general world being against us. We’ve been continuously throwing dates around and changing dates, which was not very helpful and most problems are due to the fact that there were a lot of flaws in the schedule which we only noticed after MOB had started. So now finally, we’ve decided to cut MOB short to Round 2 simply being the final round.

We’ve also decided to collate all votes from all polls to determine results. This final round will last until Friday 16th August 2013. Without further rants, here is the final round of posts!

ALL PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE OF THE POLL CLOSURE.

Shounen/Seinen Final Round

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Blog: Animetics

Blogger: torisunanohokori

Blog post: Similar Brothers, Different Paths

Preview: So I’ve been reading Adachi Mitsuru’s Touch in the past couple of weeks. My opinions on it are more or less public record. The original reason I got started on it was to do a serious rundown of all the baseball series I knew of (since talking about baseball manga without mentioning Touch would be like talking about great basketball players and not mentioning Bill Russell). However, an interesting theme constantly showed up in that manga that I’ve seen in another series, Space Brothers.* Namely, both series focus on a relationship between two talented brothers who take their talents in different directions. And both do a fascinating job of exploring what caused those brothers to walk their separate paths. Click Here To Read the Rest of the Post. Continue reading

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Monthly Lala 09/2011~

Been wanting to blog all week but my brain just keeps farting and I just come up with noob drafts. Anyway, behold, my mouth-watering friends – Takashi sparkles on the cover of Lala 9! It’s a very nice wispy cover! Kudos to Midorikawa Yuki! I’ve pierced together Lala 8 and Lala 9 together in the image below to show you lot that they’re actually connected! Continue reading

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Monthly Lala 06/2011~

Hello! How are you?

Okay, well, back to me. Jokes. Here we have the Lala June issue for this year with The Wolf King’s Bride taking the covet role of being on the cover – it seems although they’re always in that pose. Regardless, its pretty!

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Not much new news, but I think this deserves a mention. I think everybody knows already but there will be a special chapter of La Corda D’Oro in the July issue. I am, however a bit skeptical that it’s about Len and Kahoko.

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Toradora Vol 1

Toradora!

Author: Yuyuko Takemiya

Artist: Zekkyo

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shounen

Status: Ongoing

Ryuji Takasu has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. Despite his inwardly sweet personality, his unintentionally sharp gaze and aggressive features give him the air of a delinquent thug, putting his chances at making friends, let alone a girlfriend, next to zero.

It’s Ryuji’s first day in junior high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, making her onto his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori’s best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

Seven Seas

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I watched Toradora! a few days back and it seems inevitable for me to compare both form’s versions. In fact, I could basically call my little review here a comparison between both! Anyways, Toradora –  it’s about time I read a shounen manga which has love as it’s main theme. Either there aren’t that many or I just didn’t try looking for one, the latter being the more accurate. Well, I’ve never read that much shounen manga to begin with anyway.

The story follows two very misunderstood characters with very self-contradicting names and how they try win their crushes’ hearts. We also see them trying to battle their community imposed social positions within the school-o-sphere which is really quite entertaining! The overall plot-line follows a rather predictable(or if you’d like to use a fancier word, ‘classic’) plot-line and is what I call ‘the shounen way of getting couples together.’ By leading the winning pair into the unoptional hilarious scenarios which undoubtably, always work. Continue reading

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Random. Aimless. Nonsensical. Talk.

Here at Manga Weekend – since we’re always having our manga break – we never do our homework.

Well, okay, we do. Just not on time.

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Tribute: Nujabes – Rest in Beats

 

瀬葉淳

(Seba Jun)

February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010


Now it might seem distant but the time is near
When our thoughts take off and split the atmosphere
Pure sound wave travel semi-infinitely
Plus I’ll see you there utmost definitely

-luv (sic)

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

***chungky: sorry this post is running late, my fault! I didn’t manage to edit it last night! If you’re in Asia, I guess this is pretty much er, pointless. If you’re in Europe, er, well, you’ve got a couple more hours. If you’re in the Americas, er, well erm. Yes. Enjoy this post by arawr. For gags really! ***

———-arawr starting now.

If you’re thinking right now ‘holy crap, it’s the 14th of February and I think it’s an important date but I can’t for the life of me remember what the heck it is’, then allow me to enlighten you if every single shop you’ve come across hasn’t been shoving it into your face.

It’s Valentine’s Day.

Still haven’t got a gift? That special, precious gift for your one and only? That one token that may or may not make or break what you want to, or already have with that one (or two, or three, or four, or five) person(s)?

Fear not.

The commercial world has been structured to help you out, and so have we. So here are 5 last minute gifts from the one of the most non-romantic, practical people that have the audacity to populate the earth – me. Continue reading

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