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It’s that time once again. I’m heading to New York Comic-Con to get ready for a manga legend’s arrival.
This week is going to be a good one for manga fans living in NY as Takeshi Obata, known for Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go, & All You Need Is Kill, will be all over the city to talk and give autographs.
There’s also some interesting stuff happening at NYCC as well. For starters, there’s a panel on Thursday called "The Future of Weekly Shonen Jump." This is probably going to be quite the panel as most manga readers will tell you, Jump’s focus is different than before and they’re still trying to find good series that appeal to global audiences. I do expect a bunch of “BRING BACK NARUTO!” cries.
Though I find it funny that Kodansha has the hot battle manga series right now, with regards to Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and the Seven Deadly Sins.
The major manga publishers (except Seven Seas) will all be there since manga are STILL comics. I really wish they could go to every con in the world possible.
There’s other stuff I’m planning to attend as there is a UNCENSORED screening of the 1st episode of Terra Formars on Saturday night, sponsored by Crunchyroll. The manga is brutal, so I’m hoping to see what the reaction to it will be. I’m also planning to write about one of the characters at some point (Nope, it’s not Hizamaru or Michelle).
Sunrise will be there and I plan to bother them about another Gintama anime season, as the manga has become a different series at this point.
There’s also a Sunday panel on aspiring Japanese animators and a Thursday concert related to Kagerou Project. And oh yes, Kill la Kill Episode 25 OVA screening the same night as Terra Formars.
For a con that is noted to shove anime/manga into the basement, it sure is letting it creep out a bit.
Be back soon once I get juicy details from the world’s most popular manga editors.
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They pretty much affect all aspects of our lives.
Traps don’t work on them forever. They love dirt since people treat things as such. You can even turn them into mini-robots too.
But maybe they aren’t so bad. Everyone should be lucky they aren’t in human form. They will do more damage than technology and money ever will to the mind.
The ones found in a popular manga series about them utter one word, “JOHJ.” Maybe it stands for “Just obediently handing justice” in their own mind to the warriors that oppose them. Similar to what their real-life counterparts are doing, no?
Who said anime/manga can’t be real life?
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As children, adults often teach us how to be nice to others. We have to be open. We have to share. We have to be considerate towards others. While some kids these days may not have the best of manners, perhaps their behavior is something to pay attention to at times. One of Tokyo Ghoul’s shining moments highlighted the eternal conflict over whether nice guys get the last laugh or get pushed aside.
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If you read a lot of manga, one popular theme that some authors like to use is introduce how certain characters are orphans and how their lack of a parental figure have shaped their lives. In the case of Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), one of its most popular storylines, manga-wise, details such a scenario, but one that doesn’t end well for the characters whose origins involved being abandoned. The "Book of Circus" tells a tale told too often of how beneath the fun lies a sense of ever-growing despair.
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