February 07, 2015 09:36 PM
To be fair, in POT land pointing a tennis racquet at someone is far more threatening than pointing a gun at them.
February 02, 2015 10:49 PM
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...
December 13, 2014 06:52 PM
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...
October 05, 2014 02:20 PM
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...
October 04, 2014 11:33 PM
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...
September 14, 2014 05:00 PM
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...
September 06, 2014 08:26 PM
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...
September 06, 2014 01:44 PM
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...
September 06, 2014 01:41 PM
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...
December 17, 2010 02:00 AM
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...
December 16, 2010 11:28 PM
"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...
December 16, 2010 11:20 PM
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...
December 16, 2010 10:22 PM
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...
December 16, 2010 08:44 PM
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...
December 16, 2010 07:38 PM
Bakuman is terribly sexist. Azuki has no depth other than loving the main character.
Yes she wants to be a voice actress.
Miyoshi loves Takagi.
Iwase is a bitch....
December 16, 2010 06:23 PM
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.
December 14, 2010 11:30 PM
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...
December 14, 2010 04:45 PM
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...
December 13, 2010 12:01 AM
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...
December 12, 2010 05:42 AM
Perfect chapter. And...An anime? Already? It's either going to have lots of filler or it's going to end prematurely.
December 09, 2010 02:01 AM
They don't need a doctor. They need a miracle man.
December 09, 2010 01:09 AM
I'm hoping for a princess bride moment with Luffy's 'death.'
December 07, 2010 01:28 PM
This world where we are reading Bakuman is just another manga in another higher world. We are all parts of a manga.
December 04, 2010 09:24 PM
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...
December 04, 2010 12:34 PM
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.
November 28, 2010 12:38 PM
Tezuka will create life on a far away planet during 7 matches.
November 28, 2010 10:04 AM
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...
November 28, 2010 09:19 AM
Kabuto could have used the old ninja art of bluffing when talking about his resistance to torture and tricks.
November 26, 2010 06:50 PM
Also, it's very easy to trust someone when you don't interact with them to know if they deserve your trust or not.
November 26, 2010 10:45 AM
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....
November 23, 2010 06:45 AM
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...
November 23, 2010 01:40 AM
What are you even talking about?
November 22, 2010 09:09 PM
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.
November 21, 2010 08:32 PM
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.
November 18, 2010 06:52 AM
To summarize this chapter:
Lady Gaga: BLAH BLAH BLAH
Gokudera: Is that all?
[Explosion, puts on sunglasses.]
Seriously though I loved this chapter, it gave...
November 16, 2010 09:48 PM
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...
November 16, 2010 01:15 PM
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...
November 15, 2010 04:14 PM
Who needs God when you've got Akisame?
November 13, 2010 05:42 PM
...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...
November 12, 2010 07:34 PM
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...
November 12, 2010 07:29 PM
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.
November 12, 2010 07:19 PM
November 12, 2010 04:01 AM
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...
November 04, 2010 03:43 PM
Aww yeah Kuroko. Man I wish it was still getting scanlated, it is the best sport series since ES21.
November 03, 2010 09:41 AM
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...
November 02, 2010 08:14 PM
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...
October 30, 2010 09:26 PM
I used to hate Medaka, but after those chapters where ZENKICHI WAS THE MAN I think I'm starting to like it a lot.