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Currently reading the Naruto and Bleach chapters to see if either have any hope. Signs not good.

One Piece - looked at the latest few chapters, one of the better shounen series available it seems. I've started reading from the beginning. You don't want to know how many chapters I read in a row.

Eyeshield 21 - still going strong, nearing the endgame. Also, loved the latest chapter for many reasons, but one stands out in particular.

To everyone who was in the ES21 RP way back when - Darth Yukimitsu is officially canon. Ya-ha~

So, yeah. Varies. I find I tend to appreciate novel-based anime more, anyway...

Date: 2008-04-04 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2008-04-05 12:27 am (UTC)
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Fullmetal Alchemist is a much better read than it is a watch. Highly recommended.

Now if only new volumes of xxxHolic and Yotsuba& would come out.

Date: 2008-04-05 12:57 am (UTC)
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Forgot to mention that! Although I loved the anime. Manga's great. Only problem is, it's monthly. Alas.

Date: 2008-04-05 11:56 am (UTC)
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I've been catching up on Beck Mongolian Chop Squad after watching the anime series. Great stuff. I kinda like the anime more -- it's about a rock band so it kinda helps when you can *hear* the music -- but the manga has a lot of details the anime either skipped for time reasons (condensing 10 volumes worth of manga in 26 episodes is a lot. Technically more than 10, actually) or because big names used in the manga. (manga: Saito is a big Beatles fan and they perform "I am the Walrus" at the festival. Anime: Saito is a big 'Rocket Boy' fan and they perform some Beatle-esque song at the festival).

Any other good manga out I should be reading beyond the obvious (Tsubasa, Xxholic, etc.) ?

Date: 2008-04-05 04:24 pm (UTC)
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If you like anime based off of novels instead of manga, check out Trinity Blood. The one problem is that it's actually rather incomplete because the author died literally days after finding out his books were going to be adapted.

Date: 2008-04-05 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I saw the first few episodes, but I must admit that I preferred the Abel Nightroad who wanted seventeen sugars in his coffee because he couldn't afford to buy food to the 'let's kill the vampires' action-hero one.

Eh. I have my preferences in tone.

Date: 2008-04-05 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Ooh! Me too! That Abel Nightroad was awesome!

Date: 2008-04-07 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Eh. Trinity was ok until it started getting retarded near the end.

Actually, if you want an anime based on a novel, Kino's Journey is criminally underappreciated.

And there's Howl's Flying Castle. Can't go wrong with Miyazaki.

Date: 2008-04-10 07:57 am (UTC)
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I chalk the weak ending arc to the fact that it is incomplete. I believe the original author died of a massive heart attack shortly after finding out it would be adapted. I personally like the bumbling, perpetually hungry Abel myself. And thankfully, that's the Abel we see most of the time. I mean, he wasn't always going Kresnik. I believe in Nightlords arc, he went Kresnik only at the end?

Funny thing is, no one I've shown Trinity Blood to at work says they like Abel. They don't hate him, but they like other characters more. One likes Tres and the other likes Leon. I actually really like the relationship Abel shares with Astaroshe (I keep wanting to call her Astaroth. DAMN YOU SHADOW HEARTS II!)

Date: 2008-09-05 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm impressed you took on the challenge of reading One Piece from the beginning. That's a lot of manga.

I won't be online tomorrow, so Happy Birthday Stuart!


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