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"SHUT UP!!! There’s a girl out here dying and all you can think about is your career!? There’s a word for teachers like you! GARBAGE!! Call the police! Call the Board of Education! Call anyone you like! Just don’t you dare call yourself a teacher. Not in front of me. Not ever again!! Four hundred students in ten years; so each one’s worth four-hundred!? Listen to yourself! Is that why your mother made you work so hard!? So you could spout off crap like that!? For you, maybe they were all just one in four hundred…just another slab of flesh in the long line at the registration table. But to them, you were their homeroom teacher. The only one they had!" - Onizuka Eikichi
Almost 12 years ago, this quote hit me hard when I read GTO Volume 17 when it came out. It’s amazing how timeless these words have become in a time where the education system’s factory model is trying to stay relevant. Why aren’t teachers applying a bit more psychology to their instructional styles? Why aren’t those that do get noticed?
"Think of the children!" - what a BS phrase that justifies people’s rationale to make them do things that’s "best" for them and to take advantage of the fact that they can’t fully form opinions in a meaningful manner.
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"Forever amazed that Bulma and Vegeta got together" - David Seibei on Twitter
If there was one couple that boggled my mind a bit when I was a kid, it has to be this one. When Dragon Ball Z got fans into anime and manga back in the day, fans were probably left in a shock when two seemingly different characters, Vegeta and Bulma, got together to have a kick-ass and handsome Super Saiyan of a son. Their relationship might make you think about how love works in the wackiest ways for better or for worse. Let’s take a look at one of the unique power couples in anime history in a month known for romance.
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As someone who has followed both anime and manga for a long time, I’ve come to a point where I prefer one medium. That one medium is of the literary kind and you know what, that’s fine with me. I know anime is more mainstream than manga, but I do not enjoy it as much as I do manga.
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"All o’ya apologize t’Ayako!! It ain’ possible t’turn back th’ clock…But at least, in regards t’that clan meet…ya can all get on yer knees’n apologize!!"
As a member with a large number of relatives living near me, I have no shortage of running into family drama. The women in my family gossip a lot and talk about each other like mad. These have led to some tense conversations over the years. I get annoyed, but after reading Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako, I realized how lucky I am and how you might be too if you’re part of a big family. It makes you wonder how much family members are willing to hurt each other to protect the things they treasure the most.
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People sometimes say that negative attributes often attract other negative attributes. Sometimes, that attraction has a chance to be a fatal one. The well-received manga series, The Seven Deadly Sins, covers the lives of those who bear emotions that are considered evil to many. One relationship between these characters is intriguing because of the awkwardness it creates. I’m talking about the friendship between Ban, the Fox’s Sin of Greed, and King, the Bear’s Sin of Sloth. Here’s the fun question - are both greed and sloth enemies of each other or two sides of the same coin?
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