Category Archives: ANIME-MANGA

Otome Romance Jigsaws: Midnight Cinderella & Destined to Love Released on Steam

Source: Spark Blog
otomejigsaw.jpg

Today, Otome Romance Jigsaws: Midnight Cinderella & Destined to Love got released on Steam. The game is a jigsaw puzzle featuring puzzle art from Midnight Cinderella:Ikémen Royal Romances and Destined to Love: Ikémen Samurai Romances otome visual novels. Current price is $9.99 or ¥‎1124.53. For more details, check out the store page. Here’s the trailer.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/598670/

Official Website: http://www.bottlecube.co.jp/13product/170208/ …continue reading

    

Otome Romance Jigsaws: Midnight Cinderella & Destined to Love Released on Steam

Source: Spark Blog
otomejigsaw.jpg

Today, Otome Romance Jigsaws: Midnight Cinderella & Destined to Love got released on Steam. The game is a jigsaw puzzle featuring puzzle art from Midnight Cinderella:Ikémen Royal Romances and Destined to Love: Ikémen Samurai Romances otome visual novels. Current price is $9.99 or ¥‎1124.53. For more details, check out the store page. Here’s the trailer.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/598670/

Official Website: http://www.bottlecube.co.jp/13product/170208/ …continue reading

    

I Rolled a Lucky Seven Years of Blogging

Rurouni Kenshin art

(Look, 7 of my favorite manga characters from one of the series that helped me a lot while I was in college.)

This past weekend makes 7 years of blogging for me. 700 posts later and here I am, outlasting arguably a large number of anime bloggers (including some notable ones). I’m kind of speechless that I’ve managed to get some things done despite my schedule getting tighter as I’ve gotten older.

There are a few things I want to get off my chest. First off, there’s way too much manga licensed now in my neck of the woods. It feels like almost every title I’ve heard of via the internet is somehow in English. We live in an interesting time as there’s now a new debate where certain titles (ie Chihayafuru) may be better suited for online distribution versus print. With that said, I’m not sure how motivated I feel about reading manga these days. I still like to explore various titles thanks to libraries and bookstores around my area, but events in my life have dealt a hand where I felt that I needed to stop for the time being.

Which leads me to the 2nd thought I have in my mind – I’ve become less fond of social media. I deactivated my Twitter account since early January. I don’t want to get into how this came about, but let’s just say that social media was becoming a distraction. I let it dictate how happy I should be and it cost me. I’m also tired of all the rhetoric dialogue that doesn’t lead anywhere. I met some great people on Twitter, but I began to realize that maybe I don’t need it as much as I thought. Here’s the funny thing – when you express …continue reading

    

A Title That Never Goes Out of Style

Helter Skelter manga art.

If you want to read a manga title that will forever be timeless (in my opinion), this is one you want in your collection.

While going through a rough period, I decided to read Kyoko Okazaki’s Helter Skelter. It is a brutal trip highlighting people’s obsessions with looking good for the sake of being noticed.

The quote is from the end of the 1st chapter and it makes me think about those who chase happiness as the end goal. More often than not, that goal is never met as people don’t learn from their mistakes or take into account what their actions do towards others. After all, “you deserve it!” The theme of people pushing their ideas onto others is strong in this as well.

The tragic tale of the main character, the supermodel Liliko, is a necessary one to tell towards young women who are told that they need to be beautiful in order to be loved.

The ending is also an interesting one as it encourages being in touch with your negative emotions, but not to the point of total despair. Embrace the darkness and use it that serves some positive purpose. Liliko achieves a measure of success which wasn’t forced upon her and one she can be proud of. Helter Skelter is an everlasting tune 20 years later. Disorder, perhaps more often than not, is necessary to bring positive change.

Vertical’s tagline for the manga is “Fashion Unfriendly.” It sounds a bit depressing, but sometimes, that unfriendly nature can help save us all.

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