Friday, October 28, 2005

Kei Kurono in Gantz

Gantz is a popular manga that is serialized in Young Jump in Japan. This series is obviously for adults (sex, violence, cuss) and will not likely be a candidate for syndication in my country or in the USA. Here's Wikipedia's take on the title:

Gantz is a manga and anime series created by
Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story about a young boy named Kei Kurono who dies in
a train accident and becomes part of a semi-Posthumous "game" in which he, and
several other people who have recently died have to hunt down, and kill, an
alien target. Gantz ran for 13 episodes, and had a direct sequel called Gantz
Second Stage, which continued the series for another 13 episodes. Both seasons
make up the 26 episode series.

The manga is excellent. It was made by Hiroya Oku, pioneering (I think) an innovative process than regular manga creation. The process involves creating the background and other inanimate objects on a computer, but the characters are drawn in the regular pencil and ink way. In the WIKI, it was stated that this process was also duplicated with the anime, though the anime is much hated because of the obvious censorships.

This manga is definitely not for kids. The amount of sex and violence in this series is quite emphasized, but this is not the reason that Gantz is so popular. The art, story, and the action sequences of this title is awesome.

This post is getting quite lengthy. What the heck are you still doing here? Read Gantz, now!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Manga Viewer

Attention: Mangaviewer is dead.

I found this cool new scanlation site where you can read some manga's online. The list of manga hosted in this site are:666 Satan, Beck, Bleach, Chobits, Death Note, Elfen leid, Flame of Recca, Full Metal Alchemist, Gantz, Hikaru no Go, Hunter x Hunter, Monster, Naruto, One Piece, Prince of tennis, Saiyuki, Shaman King, Slam Dunk, Tenjo Tenge, Trigun, Yuyu Hakusho.

Quite an amazing selection that you can read in the office--during lunch break, of course. Hehehe.

Click here to visit the site.

Jump comics

Yesterday I bought a Shonen Jump magazine in Book Sale, SM Manila. I already know most of the stories in the issue, but I bought it anyway, just to support the magazine and manga in general.
I'm into scanlations only because most of the good titles scanlated will never be distributed in the Philippines. So once I see a manga or any comics I like in the bookstore, I buy one just to support the medium.
So please, if anyone here are using my scanlation links, please support the authors by buying their creations.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

New look


Well, it's about time I changed my ugly, jet-black template. This is a nice change 'coz I really need to leave my dark and moody themes in the past.
Anyway, I'm going back to reading comics. I'm currently reading back issues of Nightwing. I never really loved Dick Grayson, but as Nightwing, he's awesome. Check it out.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Catching up on comics

It's been months since I've read any manga scanlations, but as fate would have it, I'm back again to reading comics.

It's funny. I told myself when I was younger that It's impossible for me to abandon computer games. It turns out that I have abandoned videogames, but I can't shake off my addiction to comics. Well, it's all good, no complaints here.

Anyway, I have to re-post the Indispensable Manga Link Archive. This is one of the most extensive manga scanlation links collection in the net. I'm sure you will find the manga that you've been searching for in this site.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Trying out this free blog tool

The blog tool's name is Qumana (see link below). It's a software that let's you type your blog entry off-line. So far it's pretty good. It has it's own spelling checker and thesaurus.

It will really be a time-saver for me if it will work fine. If you can read this, then it worked.
Here's some list of features of this application:
  • DropPad
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Edit old posts
  • Offline editing
  • One-button posting
  • Technorati tagging
  • Multi-window editing
  • Seamless publishing and cross-publishing
  • Integration with all major blog platforms
  • Easy image uploading
  • Simple image alignment
  • Spellcheck
  • Save as HTML or RTF for offline editing

That's all for now. I'm still testing this stuff.

Good luck, mahal

My little Bluemist is studying for her final exams in law school. She also works full-time as a reearcher for a government owned and controlled corporation.

She works during the day and she goes to class at night, yet she still has time for us. That's how strong she is. I must admit that she's one of the most influential people in my life. She's a person who can take almost anything you throw at her without complaining. She's a person who can bite at stuff to big for her to swallow--but she swallows it anyway.

Good luck with your exams, my dear. I'm praying for you.
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