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  1. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 137 Discussion/Predictions

    To be fair, in POT land pointing a tennis racquet at someone is far more threatening than pointing a gun at them.
  2. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 137 Discussion/Predictions

    Ryoma is literally wearing the American flag now. I cannot put it in words just how much this pleases me. This is so American it makes me proud to be American despite the fact I'm Canadian. It's...
  3. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 135 Discussion/Predictions

    You know, I can't help but cheer for America here--or at least for countries that aren't Japan.

    "Ryoma, you interferred in that match. You are expelled."

    "He was literally gonna kill him. With...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    I'm kidding, I just find Atobe's posing to be especially hilarious because he's like the one character in the manga that does it. Almost no one else does it, it just looks so beautifully out of place...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    That is beautifully disturbing.



    A pretty good rule of thumb for Atobe references is "Is the character posing for no apparent reason? Is the character not from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure? Then...
  6. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 130 and 131 Discussion/Predictions

    I know that Pot is pretty much just magic, but wasn't the in-universe explanation that the Yips set in because Yukimura returned every shot or something? Would that even work against someone who...
  7. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 130 and 131 Discussion/Predictions

    Thanks guys, I'm really glad to be back!

    No idea if any of the American team guys was a homage to Bandit Keith, but I hope he does. I also sincerely hope that Ryoma goes through some stupid...
  8. Poll: [Theory] Re: Which player would you pick for Ryoma's place?

    I would vote Krauser. Not because I think he's the best or more optimal player, but simply because he crucifies people and I want all my tennis mangas to have a guy who crucifies people. Momoshiro...
  9. [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 130 and 131 Discussion/Predictions

    Haha, this is amazing. I haven't read prince of tennis in years and now that I'm caught up I'm just so cartoonishly happy. I'm just so happy over the ridiculous 'Merica plot.

    You know what? Can't...
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    Re: Bakuman 123 Spoiler Thread

    If you use that logic it would be offensive for any villain to be human at all, since people could relate to them. I hate that word. Offensive.

    What happens if you say something and someone gets...
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    Re: Bakuman 123 Spoiler Thread

    I want Hiramaru to punch Nakai in the face. So much. But aside from that, his return was expected.
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    Re: Sasuke, the Tragic Hero?

    He was decent, just not extraordinary. He was just a quiet, above average person. He wasn't admired though. That's the thing. Before the massacre he was just an average guy who tried hard, after that...
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    [Discussion] Re: Sexism in Bakuman?

    "Does it portray women in a way where they are shown to be inferior, or judged more harshly than men?"

    And the answer to that in Bakuman would be "yes" citing the fact that "there are dreams that...
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    Re: Sasuke, the Tragic Hero?

    The difference being that their desires were their flaws. They were pretty decent otherwise.

    If we take away the "revenge" aspect, there is nothing left for Sasuke. He doesn't show a personality...
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    Re: Sasuke, the Tragic Hero?

    Motivation matters a lot in literature. The term tragic hero is a literary term, if we want to apply a literary term to him, we have to look at the literary definition of it or else not apply it at...
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    Re: Sasuke, the Tragic Hero?

    Uh no. Not one character wanted to be like him. They respected him, but no one wanted to be like him. There is a difference. Moreover, the audience didn't want to be like him(I hope) which is a...
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    [Discussion] Re: Sexism in Bakuman?

    Bakuman is terribly sexist. Azuki has no depth other than loving the main character.

    Yes she wants to be a voice actress.
    ...Because?

    Miyoshi loves Takagi.
    ...Because?

    Iwase is a bitch....
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    Re: Reborn 319 Discussion/ 320 Predictions

    Hibari is broken because he managed to cure himself from being poisoned out of sheer badassery. There wasn't even a reason other than "HE DOESN'T LOSE EVEN TO POISON." Which is awesome.

    Normally...
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    Re: Sasuke, the Tragic Hero?

    That doesn't make him a tragic hero at all. It makes him a human being.

    Not being a jackass does not make you into a tragic hero. A tragic hero is someone who is a perfect character, someone you...
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    Re: Sasuke, the Tragic Hero?

    Hamlet he ain't. The problem is that a tragic hero must be established as a good character before turning bad.

    Hamlet is a tragic hero because we see just how awesome and valiant he is before he...
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    [Question] Re: The Real Antagonist

    That's...Really not how literature works. There doesn't need to be a supreme antagonist or anything like that. There are stories with no antagonists whatsoever.

    Here, Kabuto and Tobi are both...
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    Re: Beelzebub by Tamura Ryuhei

    Perfect chapter. And...An anime? Already? It's either going to have lots of filler or it's going to end prematurely.
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    [Discussion] Re: Luffy will die when One piece ends.

    They don't need a doctor. They need a miracle man.
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    [Discussion] Re: Luffy will die when One piece ends.

    I'm hoping for a princess bride moment with Luffy's 'death.'
  25. [Discussion] Re: Anyone else think "Bakuman" will be the title of the manga they make that does get turned into an anime?

    Conclusion:

    This world where we are reading Bakuman is just another manga in another higher world. We are all parts of a manga.
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    Re: Bakuman 112 Discussion / 113 Predictions

    As for the drawing quality, you know, it would be interesting if Ohba was the one drawing while his partner was trying to get serialized with another manga. Or something similar. You know, it would...
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    [Shounen] Re: Doubt by Tonogai Yoshiki

    The ending was awful because THAT.IS.NOT.HOW.HYPNOTISM.WORKS. and it broke all suspension of disbelief I had.

    It was quite nice up to that point though.
  28. [Anime] Re: The Prince of Tennis Manga Gets Theatrical Anime Film

    Prediction:

    Tezuka will create life on a far away planet during 7 matches.
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    Re: Who is your favorite character?

    Generally, the South American leagues only go as far as "get popular enough to be picked up by a better paid European team" so the elitist attitude in the manga is justified.

    Sure South American...
  30. [Question] Re: Will Kankuro's plan fail?

    Kabuto could have used the old ninja art of bluffing when talking about his resistance to torture and tricks.
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    Re: Bakuman 111 Discussion / 112 Predictions

    Also, it's very easy to trust someone when you don't interact with them to know if they deserve your trust or not.
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    Re: Bakuman 111 Discussion / 112 Predictions

    Saiko and Azuki don't understand each other, they believe in each other. Which is why I think their "love" is bullshit. The moment you believe in someone is the moment you give up understanding them....
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    Re: Beelzebub by Tamura Ryuhei

    Also, I'm calling it:
    Beel's brother who likes video games is going to making a contract with Furuichi. Why?

    Because he is Beel'z brother.
    Furuichi and Oga are BROS.

    AND THEY BOTH LIKE VIDEO...
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    [Hangout] Re: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi by Matsuena Syun

    What are you even talking about?
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    [Hangout] Re: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi by Matsuena Syun

    Not entirely true. There are manga artists who turn the blind eye to them because they know that certain scanlations can help an obscure series to gain enough popularity to be brought over.

    This...
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    [Hangout] Re: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi by Matsuena Syun

    Well, if the people involved with the manga want scanlations to stop, then it can't be helped. I'll stop reading it since it would be disrespectful to do otherwise.
  37. Re: Reborn 315 Discussion/ 316 Predictions

    To summarize this chapter:

    Lady Gaga: BLAH BLAH BLAH
    Gokudera: Is that all?
    [Explosion, puts on sunglasses.]
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH



    Seriously though I loved this chapter, it gave...
  38. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2010] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Hmm I'm not sure about the world building part. I think it was definitely built and we could see it, we just couldn't understand it since it wasn't explained enough. Like you said, if it got...
  39. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2010] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    I don't get what was so ''confusing'' about Moon Walker either. The pacing felt more American to me though.

    I mean, American comics usually feature jump cuts and have a similar pacing to Moon...
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    [Hangout] Re: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi by Matsuena Syun

    Who needs God when you've got Akisame?
  41. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2010] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    ...Holy shit so it was a manga of pure manliness being drawn out of pure manliness.

    As for the one shots, I liked Moon Walker the best. It had a good story, characters and setting. As for the...
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    Re: Reborn 314 Discussion/ 315 Predictions

    It could end as Gokudera convincing her that friends are important and then losing.

    But man Gokudera needs a win. Has he ever won a major battle?

    Frankly I would rather the match went like...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 516 Discussion / 517 Prediction

    Did Gaara just channel Rocky and managed to somehow end a cold war with a speech?

    And did Asuma just channel Obi Wan?

    Did everything just turn into Blackest Night?

    I loved this chapter.
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    [Shounen] Re: Enigma by Sakaki Kenji

    Thanks for the spoiler?
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    Re: Reborn 314 Discussion/ 315 Predictions

    So just to recap the results up until now,

    Fight 1: Rocky Balboa vs Apollo Creed=Tie
    Fight 2: Dan the man vs E.Honda=Dan The Man
    Fight 3: Mythbusters vs Lady Gaga=???

    I like where this arc is...
  46. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2010] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Aww yeah Kuroko. Man I wish it was still getting scanlated, it is the best sport series since ES21.
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    [Discussion] Re: The Blackest Night

    Yeah, but Edo Tensei was imperfect and had just kinda been forgotten for a while. Then all of a sudden Kabuto went "RESSURRECTION HUZZAH" and everything.

    Black Lantern Asuma and others will be fun...
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    [Discussion] The Blackest Night

    Serious thread here. Does anyone think Kishi read Blackest Night and went "holy shit I gotta do that" for the current arc?

    I don't mean that as an insult, and I loved Blackest Night. It's just...
  49. [Shounen] Re: Medaka Box by NISHIO Ishin and AKATSUKI Akira

    I used to hate Medaka, but after those chapters where ZENKICHI WAS THE MAN I think I'm starting to like it a lot.
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    Re: Bakuman 107 Discussion / 108 Predictions

    inb4saikoisgonnadobakuman
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