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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby RailWarrior » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:01 am

Spoiler for Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san Chapters 1-8:
Eh...I mean, it's cute(?) I guess(?), but the endless status quo nature of the series annoys me.

Give it a go if you like cutesy, maybe-comedic, implied romance stuff.

Spoiler for Kono Oto Tomare! Chapters 1-2:
Oh god, this thing doesn't hold back on the drama. Every single page, pure drama.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby RailWarrior » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:50 pm

Spoiler for Helck Chapters 1-6:
Pretty much a perfect blend of comedy and plot, in that the comedic exchanges flow with the story rather than interrupt it. Definitely a series I'm going to be keeping up with so long as the structure doesn't change.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby RailWarrior » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:11 pm

Guys. Helck is amazing. Should read it.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby RailWarrior » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:22 am

Spoiler for Koi to Uso Volumes 1-2:
This Takasaki girl is sketchy as hell. I don't buy for an instant that she actually likes Nejima. All her "love" boils down to is an insistence on kissing, and that comes off as an attempt to manipulate Nejima's feelings for some hidden cause.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby RailWarrior » Fri May 13, 2016 8:11 am

Read first few chapters of ReLife. I guess it's okay; really can't get behind the premise though.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby blaZofgold » Fri May 13, 2016 11:08 am

I just started reading Helck and I already want to marry Vamirio
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 am

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 361:
...I must say, of all the powers I ever speculated that last chain might have, "talking syringe-carrying robot dolphin" was... not an idea that ever crossed my radar. Togashi is nothing if not unpredictable, I will give him that.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:43 pm

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 362:
I've heard Togashi is an Alien fan, and it shows. It's one of my personal favorite movies too, if not my favorite, so I'm appreciating some of these monster designs.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:03 pm

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 363:
It amuses me how some of the princes are being all "who is this guy who's leaking classified information over the radio? why would he do that?? what brilliant plan is he enacting??" when it's really just that kurapika is a numbskull who doesn't think the consequences of his actions all the way through
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Momo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:42 am

I finally got around to reading Ansatsu Kyoushitsu and it's AMAZING. Gonna have to source the animu somewhere
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:45 pm

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 364:
Whenever this "power in exchange for lifespan" thing comes up in a story, I always have to wonder how the hell it even works. Does it just kinda... bend fate and circumstance to kill him off earlier, like in Death Note? Does he just drop dead when his time is up? How is "lifespan" even a physically quantifiable property? At least it's not completely out of the blue, considering we've already seen (via Neon's prediction ability) that there is some kinda fate/predeterminism thing going on in this universe, but I dunno, I'm not usually a fan of the concept in general. Especially because I feel like, as often as not, it's just there to create the illusion of power with a drawback, while neatly avoiding any actual narrative consequences; any effect it has is neatly shunted off to the post-finale, and no one has to actually suffer on-screen for it. like that one time in the FMA manga/Brotherhood where it came completely out of nowhere, got used one time, and then (if I recall correctly) was never even mentioned again... (Now that I think of it, HxH seems to use a lot of the same tropes that soured the FMA manga for me, except executed in a way that manages to not piss me off. Hmm.)

Still, we've already seen it have some concrete in-story drawback, since it's already prevented Kurapika from potentially using his powers long-term. (Especially if it's been in effect all along and he's been hiding that fact/unaware this whole time, or if it applies to his abilities other than the index chain- I'm still not clear on either of those, but maybe it'll be clarified in chapters to come.) Plus it feels totally natural for his character, and anyway I was hoping that at some point he would suffer some actual, permanent consequences for his increasingly over-the-top range of abilities. So I'll try to trust Togashi to handle this well. It would hardly be the first time this series pulled off something that I was dreading and then actually made me like it. For example, Kurapika's entire character.

In conclusion: I love my dumbass suicidal boyfran, someone please get him a therapist
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:01 am

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 365:
Shimano gives no shits.

Seems Oito can in fact see nen beasts now that she's been exposed to nen. I was wondering about that. Now I'm curious if that means we'll see babby's nen beast soon.
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:30 am

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 366:
kurapika: I’m just gonna drain my own life in exchange for power. I see no way this could go wrong. haha who needs to live anyway
kurapika: …what do you mean this could actually kill me wtf

kurapika you colossal dumbass.

Fuugetsu is too good for this world. Please don't kill my fuufuu, Togashi-sensei? orz
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:12 am

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 367:
Oito MVP
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:33 pm

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 368:
aaaand we have our first dead prince. RIP o7
I like Oito a lot. Way to have some actual human decency, Oito.
also Biscuit looks really cute in a suit
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Re: General Manga Discussion

Postby Grish » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:10 am

Spoiler for Hunter x Hunter 370:
And so we enter the great hiatus once again. We'll see if this roughly one-volume-a-year pattern keeps up, I guess. I'd be satisfied with only that much... OTL
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