Archive for the ‘Manga’ Category

Manga Review: Tokyo Crazy Paradise

Friday, May 30th, 2008


So, I started to read another new manga. I’m currently reading over 10 different series. This one is a comedy/action(Yakuza)/romance called Tokyo Crazy Paradise.

I picked this one up because I was in the mood for something that wasn’t all about youth trying desperately to understand their own emotions while constantly missing opportunities to confess their love. That’s not really the focus of Tokyo Crazy Paradise, but that sub plot is pretty much still present. I guess you just can’t escape it.

Tokyo Crazy Paradise (I’m tired of typing that so it’s TCP from here on out) is a manga that takes place in the year 2020 in a crime filled and indifferent future Tokyo (I doubt Tokyo will ever be as bad depicted in this manga). In order to protect their daughter -Tsukasa- from the constant sexual harassment women face in that day and age, a married couple (both cops) decide to raise her as another son along with their 3 other sons. Shortly before we enter the story, that married couple got caught up in a Yakuza dispute and were both killed, leaving the 14 year old Tsukasa and her 16, 14 (her twin), and 13 year old brothers alone in this world. I don’t remember the brothers names because they play very minor roles in this manga (so far).
After being kicked out of their home by their indifferent landlady (this is where we join the story) Tsukasa decides to try and get a free meal off Ryuji, a Yakuza “friend” (whom she has never actually spoken too). Bad idea of course, but she is kind of young and very hungry. Because of this (and the help of a few lies + her skills at fighting) Tsukasa is forced to work as Ryuji’s bodyguard.
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Manga/Anime Review: Rosario + Vampire

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

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Our Hero Aono Tsukune by Chapter 20… not so human anymore, huh?

Rosario + Vampire is a simple Romance/Comedy/Harem anime/manga about Aono Tsukune (a human) mistakenly getting enrolled in an all monster boarding school. Lucky for him it’s a school rule that everyone has to maintain their human disguises at all times to practice living in the human world.
Before Tsukune realizes his mistake he meets a beautiful young girl Moka Akashiya who immediately wants to be friends with him because he “smells good” (like a human). She tells him pretty soon that she is a vampire, as she bites his neck for the first of MANY time throughout the series.
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My first set of Rambling Thoughts - Takahashi Rumiko

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I’m currently working on two projects right now. One is a Flash site for NewThink, a small design/development company in LA. And the other is my weekly post for our main site… this week I’m it’s on Joints and Forces in Box2DFlash.

Still, I find myself daydreaming a lot while I’m writing code and I tend to slip in some reading every now and then. I’m studying Japanese right now (listening to Pimsleur while typing this) and I hope to visit Japan in the not TOO distant future.
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