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Month: September 2016

Wednesday News- September 7, 2016

Wednesday News- September 7, 2016



Chi Sweet Home CG Anime-

Homeless in Japan-

Ghibli- Inspired Ni no Kuni II Game is Massive, Aimed at Adults and Children-

Pokemon Sun and Mon Game Trailer-


  • Fairy Tail Part 21 BD/DVD
  • Gundam Build Fighters Try BD/DVD
  • Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite Complete Collection DVD
  • Harmony BD/DVD + UV
  • High School DxD BorN Season 3 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack BD/DVD
  • Psycho-Pass Season 1 BD/DVD
  • RIN-NE Collection 2 BD/DVD
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Season 1, Volume 1 BD/DVD


  • Bloody Mary Volume 4
  • Citrus Volume 5
  • Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition) Volume 14
  • Dragon Ball Full Color Freeza Arc Volume 3
  • Everyone’s Getting Married Volume 2
  • Haikyu!! Volume 3
  • Idol Dreams Volume 3
  • Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You Volume 25
  • Komomo Confiserie Volume 5
  • Nichijou, 4
  • Nisekoi: False Love Volume 17
  • Non Non Biyori Volume 5
  • Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary Volume 4
  • One Piece (Omnibus Edition) Volume 17
  • Paradise Residence 3
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Volume 1
  • Seraph of the End Volume 10
  • Skip・Beat! Volume 37
  • World Trigger Volume 12
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 9
Manga Monday- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Manga Monday- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun


Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun  is an ongoing Japanese four-panel romantic comedy webcomic written and illustrated by Izumi Tsubaki. Its chapters are serialized in Gangan Online, have been published in both physical and digital releases of Shoujo Romance Girly and tankōbon volumes by Square Enix.

High school student Chiyo Sakura has a crush on schoolmate Umetarō Nozaki, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house and has her help on some drawings. Chiyo discovers that Nozaki is actually a renowned shōjo manga artist named Sakiko Yumeno. She then agrees to be his assistant in order to get closer to him. As they work on his manga Let’s Fall in Love, they encounter other schoolmates who assist them or serve as inspirations for characters in the stories.

This series plays with all the shōjo manga tropes and flips them on their head. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun is not just a comedy series that makes fun of high school, the manga world, manga tropes, and  so many other things and even a little bit of shōjo one the side. Good times.

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Film Friday- Jing King of Bandits

Film Friday- Jing King of Bandits


Jing: King of Bandits, also known as King of Bandit Jing, is a Japanese manga series by Yuichi Kumakura about the adventures of the bandit Jing and his partner Kir. The manga was adapted into a 13 episode anime series produced by Aniplex and directed by Hiroshi Watanabe. The anime series aired from May 15, 2002 to August 14, 2002 on NHK in Japan. The manga is licensed in English in North America by Tokyopop. ADV Films licensed the Jing: King of Bandits anime series for $50,000. ADV had also licensed the Seventh Heaven OVA, however in 2008, the OVA became one of the ADV titles transferred to Funimation. As of September 1, 2009, all of ADV Films’ former catalog are transferred to AEsir Holdings, with distribution from Section23 Films.

The anime sticks very close to the manga which means its great! The manga is a little overwhelming with the background dramatics but the anime does not have that. I did miss it but the anime brings so much color! The colors add so much to the series. They make world so much more vivid, the colors add to the stories by making the treasures stand out more. In one story about a painter seeing the colors helps the story so much. I love this series and own every volume of both the manga and anime.

The music is great in Jing too so here is the opening and closing for the series for your listening enjoyment.

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