One Point Yankee is a super lovely manga

Ever since I read Angel Densetsu so many years ago, I have loved manga about protagonists who look scary but are super sweet. One Point Yankee (Toorigakari ni One Point Advice shite iku Type no Yankee) is one such manga.

Where Angel Densetsu stars a scary looking, very good, but otherwise normal boy, One Point Yankee is a bit more closer to something like Machida-kun where our protagonist (called Sakurai-san) edges closer to Saint territory. He is so good.

Actually given that Sakurai-san is so good at everything and is full of mystery, it might be far more accurate to say Sakurai-san is Machida combined with the perfection of Sakamoto.

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The King’s Avatar is a guilty gamer pleasure

I usually shy away from using the phrase “guilty pleasure” these days because well if you like an anime, you like an anime. No need to feel guilty over it.

Some anime though like King’s Avatar don’t exactly make me feel guilty, but almost childishly giddy, like I am watching something only an 11 year old should enjoy, yet absolutely enjoying it regardless.

Mind you this is different from actual children’s anime, this is more of a “I am supposed to be too mature to enjoy stuff like this” and yet like a giddy fool I lap it up.

Here I am choosing to colloquially call it a guilty pleasure, but really it is just a normal silly pleasure.

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Legend of the Northern Blade is a superb martial arts comic

I swear I had a more generally interesting blog post planned up but I got busy this weekend and for other reasons I’ve decided to postpone it. Instead I want to very quickly talk about Legend of the Northern Blade which is an absolutely fantastic martial art web comic.

God, he’s so hot
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Some thoughts on The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor and “comical cruelty”

I picked up the Legendary Moonlight Sculptor web comic a few days ago. I found myself so into the story that well I jumped right into the Web Novel. Those of us who have done this know the risk.

As the novel fever grips you, you get no sleep for several nights in a row. You find yourself constantly eye rolling at bad translations that came straight out of google translate without any proper editing. And after some time you get burned out and start thinking a bit more about the mess you’ve read.

This starts off so good, but why does it keep doing these small things I don’t like. Oh well. Time to stop reading it now and forget it exists for a few years.

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Lady Baby is an interesting comic

First off, I’d like to wish best of luck and power to those protesting against police brutality (as well as everyone else who supports them but is quarantined/unable to help). Fuck da police in the US as well as many other nations. People should not be suffering or dying because of a racist institution. Change is long overdue.


That important update out of the way, I wanted to briefly talk about Lady Baby which is an interesting reincarnation web comic.

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Lively Characterization: The Undead Adventurer is still fantastic

A short while back (okay almost 2 years ago…) I wrote a quick post on Undead Adventurer and I wanted to briefly revisit that since I read volume 5 of the LNs one month back.

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The Eminence in Shadow is downright hilarious

Scrambling to get through some quarantine content. I hope you all are doing well and are safe during these anxious times.

Read Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute (the Eminence in Shadow). It is probably the funniest isekai I have tried.

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This manga is so hilariously chuuni. I love it.

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Chronicles of Heavenly Demon: Yet another very solid martial arts comic

Chronicles of Heavenly Demon is a Korean martial arts comic about a skilled martial artist of the Spear Sect who was killed then reincarnated a few years later into an entirely different, demonic, sect. He goes about training, seeking strength with the aim of avenging the people who killed him and his old master.

Reincarnated in the future with another chance at martial arts greatness is by this point a tried and true formula and I love it, but Chronicles of Heavenly Demon is an especially fantastic implementation of the formula.

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Mofumofu to Isekai Slow Life o Mezashimasu is nice!

With respect to tone, Isekai stories tend to come in 3 varieties. There is the standard pace ‘strong mc gets to go an adventure’, the recently popular ‘revenge I HATE EVERYONE’ super edgy tone and the pure slice of life fluffy story.

Contrary to what the title suggests, Mofumofu isn’t completely in the fluffy side of the spectrum, rather it veers between fluffy and standard and for me that’s perfect. I occasionally like the fluffy ‘I just do farming’ isekais, but they usually don’t grab me like a good adventure would.

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12 Days of the 2010s: 12 Memorable Meta Moments

You remember how many folk post those 12 Days posts about anime in December? Well, I haven’t posted any on this blog in ages so why not make one now, except it is not about anime, but about the anime community itself.

Does 12 things from 10 years make sense? No, but hey.

Note: Unlike say a top 12 anime post, the following are not necessarily good, rather they are moments or trends that for good or bad helped define the anime community for me this decade.

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