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I'm a huge fan of those series too! To be honest even though I'm a fan of Nihei, I feel that Cydonia no Kishi is Nihei's weakest series. Bouen Erekitetou is also a wonderful manga, I suggest you to read it
Any particular genre that you dislike?
What are some of your favorite series from JUMP? Be it from the past or these days. Let's say: Favorite ~10 Series. - Shoot!
Oh! You know what I completely forgot Bouken Erekite-tou since it's published irregularly. I know and love that one as well. (Like I mentioned on the second page [#18], I'm a HUGE fan of Tsuruta Kenji! His style is so gorgeous~)
And I completely agree with you on Nihei. I'm not that huge a Nihei-tard like a buddy of mine (I jokingly call him "Niheilist" <-> as in "nihilist") but it's undeniable his stuff is damn good! Sidonia on the other hand does fall kind of short in contrast to his major works...
Genres that I dislike, hmm, let's see... I'd say I'm generally open to just about everything when done properly. Sadly enough some genres are quite prone to clichés. Leaving aside obvious examples like Shota- and Lolicon as well as Boys Love: I really don't like Ecchi titles. Either go for Adult content or leave that stuff out, I'm not 12 years old anymore... Fanservice (as in panty shots, accidental groping, and the likes) in my eyes is often a means for authors to cover up evident weaknesses in their story.
Cheesy and over-the-top romances are no good for me either. I appreciate it when authors wanna tackle this major theme (i.e. love) which stands just about at the core of human life and our coexistence but please don't forget the realism in the process... Modern Japanese middle schoolers just ain't no knights in shining armor from the Middle Ages, dammit!
Other than that, I've grown a bit tired of manga that feel like they were drawn by the book, i.e. feel stereotypical from beginning to end. (I mean these series that give you this feeling like you have read them or something closely similar dozens of times before, which feature characters without any memorable traits or designs and just generally have a stereotypical setup...)
Sorry, but you probably read the reason for my aversion to Munich. (Though I heard it's not that bad down there)
Anyhow, what music do you listen to? Any German bands?
Your signature brought me here. Where do you watch Mad Men? Any good streaming sites you know? German dub preferable.
Favorite styles of music, as mentioned on page 1 of this thread, are Jazz and Hiphop. Preferably Japanese and US-American but English and German is fine, too. Though admittedly, I kinda lost track of the German music scene. I just don't know what's currently going on here...
Two of my favorite German artists are probably Käpt'n Peng and Rainald Grebe, though the latter is mostly doing musical cabaret his work as a "Chansonist" should not be sneezed at.
Mad Men is such a beautiful and intelligent show. I greatly encourage you to continue watching it! Unfortunately I don't know anything about the German Dub (well, I have seen some episodes on ZDF neo on Free TV), since I have this, well, personal principle to watch and read most media in its original language.
So I have been following the show on Project Free TV. They have all episodes and seasons ready to enjoy on various streams.
Ja, zere was lots of Tsherman beer. Here's to anotha 999 years!!!
Sure can do! I mostly post that stuff on the Partner Forum of my Site (OPwiki), that specific thread can be found: here! [I'm covering 2004's WSJ on post #16]
And yeah, you can find most of the stuff I write on manga right there. I'm also quite the enthusiastic reviewer, did dozens of reviews in German in the past. One of the section you definitely might want to check out is "Featured Mangaka"! That's the place where you can pick up some real good stuff!
Hallo Prinz :-)
kennst du dieses Lied ?
Ich habe es kurz gehört, ich wusste nicht sie hat es in Deutsch übersetzt. Mein ist nicht sehr gut, deshalb verstehe ich nicht alle aber es ist eines des schönstes Lied ich kenne über Deutsch und Französische Freundschaft.
Das einige andere Lied ich erinnere die viele Erfolg in deutsche Party hat ist
Das ist wenn Ich Roflkopt3r vermisst, er postete sehr gute deutsche Lieder in die What are you listening Thread. Ich errinere ein Clip mit Affen die Trommel spielten aber habe ich das Titel vergessen
OK let's switch back to English, my German has limits :-) Good luck with the awards, I hope you win too.
I wonder what kind of Magazine I would buy if I know Japanese. I certainly prefer Kodansha to Shueisha. In term of Seinen this latter seems quite weaker than his concurrents in contrast with shonen.
As for the web comic discussion, do you know Ha Il-Kwon ? He is one of my favorite author in this medium and his stories would be probably more your style than SIU.
Annanarusamanara has some very good graphic ideas
My heart is beating is a very nice and sweet romance.
Oulàlà~, bonjour monsieur k-dom!
Ça me fait plaisir de te voir! Thanks for stopping by~
Ohh, Barbara... how nostalgic. I can't say I heard much of her songs but this one I know, of course. She actually released one album of her "best" songs in German in the late 60's. I think it's called "Barbara singt Barbara" (edit: Oh, I just realized they even put the cover of that record in the YouTube Video... ).
Like I said to Googlez before, I actually really like "Chanson" as a musical genre. Well, that is only if it's done "right". Sometimes they get a bit cheesy and go over the top with it. But one of my favorite Chansonniers is Udo Jürgens. Do you know him? He's great and we even share birthdays...
And the other one is quite the classic of modern German music. Die Ärzte is one of the most popular bands of this country and had their major success in the 90's! My big brother and my mom loved to listen to them back then. (Nowadays their music has become a bit gooey and even trivial to some point. The old stuff is WAY better!) They originally started out as a punk band so they also have a number of, well, louder songs as well. "Westerland" is a bit more on their calm side. - A classic nonetheless, like I said!
About the lost song you mentioned, I think I know that one. Is it possible it was Peter Fox's song "Alles neu"?
I really love that guy and his other band (called "Seeed"). They do very melodical Hiphop which is exactly what I love most.
Thanks for your support in the Community Awards. It would be so great if I managed to take that award home...
It would definitely motivate me to get more active again in regards to translating because I'd feel the need to prove that I earned the prize. And I keep my fingers crossed for you, too @ "Most Contributive Member"! Although your fellow countryman is a real strong opponent! (I won't lie I'm a Heiji fanboy. The dude is just sooo well-informed, he seems to know everything that's going on...)
Kodansha easily puts Shueisha in the pocket, IMO. I don't really understand all the obsession with Shueisha in the internet fandom. Popularity trumps everything, apparently. (But that's not really a problem exclusive to manga; music, movies, and literature have the same tendencies.)
Oh, and thanks for the web series recommendation. I'll make sure to check the series out some time and let you know how I liked it!
PS: Wow, you really made great progress with your German! Looking good! Keep up the efforts~!!
If you like French chanson, I could advice you some more recent singers in exchange of your German ones.
True, we have lot's of info thanks to him. I can't beat native speakers unfortunatly. But to my credit he doesn't get much out of the Otaku Shoten, does he ? I contribute absolutely EVERYWHERE :-) (well except in naruto forum)Quote:
Oh and it was funny at lunch, because we somehow discussed with colleagues about the old cartoons that were displayed on French TV (Cobra, Ken...) and they didn't believe me when I said it was published in the same magazine than Naruto. I immediatly thought to the recent discussion you had in the previous pages...