Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rarely talked about doujinshi but here is another one worth mentioning.The doujin was released in early 2000s but it hasn't aged since the drawing style is really good for its time. Hanafuda is a love story taken place roughly in Heian period between a Shapeshifting Fox girl and a Noble turned Demon Hunter who went on a quest of vengeance against Onis for his dead lover. As the story unfolds, many things are revealed and the plot twists are well placed. Hanafuda theme is about Love and Betrayal which gives a slight glance on the possible decadence of Heian period which bring its era into an end that eventually lead to Samurai imposed rule. The drawing style is very vivid and memorable which is makes it stands apart other doujins. While it is not for kids due to its nature, you should give this gem a read
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
One of the MG kit that i least expected to get 2.0 Treatment since the Ballute version is good enough though i admit original is rather dated indeed. MG Hyaku Shiki 2.0 will be scheduled for May this year release for 6800 Yen price which is even pricier than Zeta 2.0 but i assume the kit comes with better gold plating though it is still better if you paint it yourself. Also the joints articulation are better by now and the face plate will look slightly different this time. Personally i still prefer the Ballute System version since it is good enough and articulation is still very good and it comes with extra parts that you can use with certain MGs. You can check my review for MG Hyaku Shiki here
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Another promising JRPG manga that i found when lurking /a/ today and just like most of the genre manga i discussed so far, it is also based from light novel. Tsuyokute or be Stronger is about a Hero who fought against Demon King and defeated him with a great cost losing all his allies and lovers, before he become unconscious he reached out to the magical artifact that the Demon Lord protecting and found himself warped back to the past. With this circumstances which is basically New Game+ the Hero tries to prevent the tragedy to occur again and will he manage to succeed? I find the series to be promising but wonder once the plot device dries out will Tsuyokute be consistent or will it end up to be generic Shonen manga, and i think it really depends on the Author's capability to expand the universe of the series. Love triangle is kinda staple for this genre and i find the elf chick and the hero pairing reminds me of Parn and Deedlit from Lodoss Senki. I still wonder what is the significance of the black feather though i doubt the Hero and the Demon Lord is the same guy but i think Hero could be one in the future just like one from Rance verse.
link for the LN translation