It’s a MYSTERY To Me! (Thoughts on Manga and Anime Adaptations)

What manga do you want to see adapted most, regardless of how popular or publicized they are?

The mystery I’m referring to is the fact that Mysterious Girlfriend X (among other names), the highly touted and incredibly awesome manga by Ueshiba Riichi, still hasn’t been adapted into an anime.

And some of you may be saying, “Haven’t you said this before?” Well the answer is a clear and well defined “Yes,” but I don’t feel like looking for that post where I actually said things about Mysterious Girlfriend X. I’m pretty sure I only said “This manga is awesome!” like 50 times anyway ( it is very, very awesome).

Look at some of the shit that’s been adapted from manga. We’ve got shows like Boku was Tomodachi ga Sukunai, which is a good manga if you ask me, and is well deserving of an adaptation, but there’s only a little more than a dozen chapters out (as I write this). Comparatively, Mysterious Girlfriend X has over 60 chapters released, and far exceeds Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai in terms of….well…..everything?

Then we have all of that fanservice shit that comes out every season, and then the cutesey anime that comes out……you know, all of the generic, cliche anime.

Mysterious Girlfriend X is anything but cliche. It’s easily (to me) the most intriguing manga that I’ve read in recent memory (granted, I’ve stopped watching Gantz, Claymore, and Berserk because I want to wait until they’ve had a significant amount of chapters released). I mean, look at the main female character, who ranks number one on my top ten female manga character list. She could carry (oh wow I just farted smells TERRIBLE) any anime on her back, but in MGX, she doesn’t even need to, because the plot, while simple for the most part, is intriguing as a plot can be. And with a girl like this:

If I had no restrictions on how many awesome scenes from the manga that I was going to use on this post, I would end up putting every single page from the manga up.

I guess I’m just bitter. Truth is, there’s a lot of great manga out there that I would love to see become anime:

  • Inu Neko Jump
  • Ai Kora
  • Girlfriends
  • Onani Master Kurosawa
  • Franken  Fran
  • Gantz (again)
  • Claymore (again)
  • Iris Zero
  • The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
  • Psyren
  • Otoyomegatari
  • Sankarea *Just found out that it got green lit for an anime adaptation!!! Can’t wait!!!
  • X-Blade
The list get’s pretty extensive, but even so, these could all make AWESOME shows that MAKE BANK$$$. And if it’s about money, why not? I mean, something like Claymore would be a GOLD MINE. Sometimes I just don’t understand people who decide what manga should be adapted. Like, who the hell would adapt Lotte’s Toy? What a piece of shit that was. They could have easily adapted something like Inu Neko Jump and made it fucking awesome. After all, the manga has been completed, you wouldn’t need any shitty filler episodes…..just makes no sense to me. If you ask me, it’s a mystery why, in a time where the anime industry could use a little originality, they continue making the same shit. Blah.

Top Ten Female Manga Characters

There is ONE picture in here that is NSFW. Yeah, I screwed you like that, sorry.

I thought of this post the other day when I was catching up on Hajumete no Aku, and remarked via twitter (I’m so hip) that Kyouko was fucking awesome.

http://twitter.com/#!/Glothelegend/status/117077919242780674

Okay, so I actually said I loved her. Keep in mind, I don’t actually love characters from animations. They’re not real. Instead, I love their seiyuu (RK4EVER).

Okay, so I don’t actually love them either, I just like them a lot in a non-sexual, purely respect driven obsession. We’ve all been there though get over yourself. Oh, and sorry Mushy, no all caps this time.

http://twitter.com/#!/Mushyrulez/status/117077987777720321

Yeah, that’s write, people all over the internet are tweetin me. That’s just how it is when you’re hip and “with the times”. I’m no square, man.

At this point, it should be known that I stopped writing for an entire hour trying to find a show that had some square kind of pac man thing in is. If you followed me on twitter during this time, you might have been able to see my duress. WELL GUESS WHAT BITCHES!!!???? GLO THE FUCKING ASSHOLE LEGEND AIN’T A LEGEND FOR NO REASON!!!! I ALWAYS FIND MY SHIT!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj8TR2pkzAg&feature=related

GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!

Without more time wasting, here’s the list (NOTE: If I’ve seen the anime as well, then the manga doesn’t count, these characters are from things where I have ONLY read the manga……you know, unless the manga was completely different from the anime):

10. Sakurako Tenmaku – Ai Kora

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If you haven’t read Ai Kora, then shit man, fuck it.

Ai Kora is best categorized as a harem with a twist. In most harems, I feel like the main protagonist is a pussy, and somehow gets hot girls simply by being alive. Yet, since he never actually asked for any of the hot girls to like him, he usually shrugs them off because he’s an IDIOT. This is almost the opposite. Our main protagonist is the man, and goes to Tokyo with the hope to collect parts. That means, he wants a girl with the perfect legs, a girl with the perfect boobs, a girl with the perfect voice and so on and so forth.

Tenmaku happens to be the first girl he sees (therefore, the main girl), and keeper of the perfect eyes. I like eyes as well, but that’s not why she’s my favorite. It’s actually pretty simple (I’m a man with simple tastes). She’s a tsundere who completely second guesses herself. She treats Hachibei (main male lead) like SHIT and IMMEDIATELY feels bad for him afterward. It’s kinda funny to see, and always enjoyable to read.

Maybe it’s just me, but she feels different from other tsunderes. Maybe it’s her awesome eyes. Great manga either way I recommend it to all.

9. Adachi Hana – Yankee-kun to Megane-chan

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I included 2 pictures just because I liked these two pictures.

If you haven’t read Yankee-kun to Megane-chan then I’ll tell you, it’s good, and the only reason I picked it up was because it had “megane” in the title.

Do I have a glasses fetish? Kinda. Sexual? No, I just really like hot girls in glasses anime and 3D alike. Luckily, the manga turned out pretty awesome (fell reaaaal far behind on it though).

Basically, we have Daichi, a high school delinquent. He’s taking a shit, when all of a sudden Adachi, the class president who clearly does not know what personal space is, pops her head over the stall to question him about some thing or another I forget. Anyway, as it turns out, Adachi was a former delinquent who basically ran shit all over town and killed everyone, and she’s trying to go straight by becoming the acting class rep (which she is). I just ruined the surprise for you, but Adachi is fucking awesome. She’s like……a nice, innocent class rep for a while, then she kills everyone and her only response was “Oops, I said I wasn’t going to get violent anymore.” I don’t know why I stopped reading this.

8. Akko – Girlfriends

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I just finished reading this, so I had to update this list a bit, but Akko and Mari from Girlfriends are both awesome characters. In the end, I like Akko’s crazy, zaniness and incredibly outgoing/carefree/airhead in a non-Orihime way attitude. What did I write about her in my review? Oh yeah:

…Akko, who is kind of nuts sometimes, and has the ability to get flustered at times and jump to random conclusions…

She has awesome flusterability. I had to make that word up. But not only do I like her flusterability, but I also like how she got confessed to first, and THEN thought about it, and then the tables kind of flipped on her where she was put iin Mari’s shoes and had to be the one confessing. Fucking awesome manga yuri is the best shit.

7. Sakurako Amamiya – Psyren

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Okay, can you say split-personality-of-awesomeness-with-glasses-and-samurai-swords-who-usually-has-a-cold-personality? If you can, then I don’t need to explain why Sakurako is fucking awesome.

6. Watari Kyouko – Hajimete no Aku

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Well, glasses sure has been a theme here today. In all honestly, there’s not much special about Kyouko, except for her special circumstances. She’s got an evil society living in her home now in the form of cousins (from an actual like….take over the world evil society) and her cousin, Jiro, wants to operate on her body. But for the most part, I like her because she’s a normal girl, who is still fucking awesome.

This one is indeed tough to explain. She’s got awesome hair and glasses, yes, but other than that, not much else to bring to the table. She’s kind of cold toward Jiro (evil scientist), but nice other times, still, not tsundere at all. You gotta read this awesome piece of manga lore to really understand, and I’m going to leave it at that.

5. Veronica – Franken Fran

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Honestly, I’m surprised this one got so low on the countdown. I originally expected Veronica to be somewhere around 7 or 8. But, here she is cracking the top five.

By now almost everyone should have at least read a few chapters of Franken Fran, but for those of you who don’t know, Franken Fran is about two main things: Irony, and surgeries that are fucking impossible. You see, Fran is a doctor who can perform any surgery (once, here head was stabbed off, and she performed surgery on herself while she had no head, because he body is augmented in insane ways), and so she does, sometimes on a whim, to people who think they’ll be happier with the surgery. Of course, most of the time the surgery ends up causing misfortune for the ones getting augmented, and their lives become ironically opposite of what they wanted. It’s fucking awesome.

As is such, Veronica is an augmentee of Fran’s mentor, Dr. Madaraki. What’s special about her? She fucking kills everyone.

She’s an assassin, but she still shows emotions like embarrassment and stuff, and that’s why she’ kicks ass. (the gore this girl creates….where’s a Franken Fran anime? Too gory? It’s not that bad come on!)

4. Emiru Ikuno – Nozoki Ana

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I already wrote a WHOLE POST DEDICATED TO HER. My laziness thanks me that I don’t have to write anything more here.

3. Serika – Choku!

WHO DOES THAT!

I once or twice wrote a post about Choku!, which I consider to be the funniest manga currently running. The only problem with it is it’s slow release pace. Really, really, slow.

It should be known that the humor in Choku! is NOT for everyone. The humor in Choku! appeals only to those who are FUCKING AWESOME. So don’t feel bad if you don’t like the humor in Choku!, it only means that you suck as a person.

The humor in Choku (and, well, EVERYTHING in Choku!) is made possible by Serika’s complete lack of knowledge about real life. She’s like……I don’t want to say a fucking moron, but she does……err……express her feelings differently?

She’s very blunt, has no censor or filter, has no facial expression, has never had a friend in her life, and is completely socially inept. But the best thing about her is her bloody noses. I’m gonna need another picture here.

Fuck…

There’s too many awesome picture of hilariousness to choose from from the second chapter alone. Do yourself a favor and read at least the first two chapters because they’re fucking awesome. There’s a reason she’s number 3 on the long list of female manga characters.

2. Pariya – Otoyomegatari

otoyomegatari-2587115 This is another one that is gonna be though to explain. Otoyomegatari is an excellent manga. The art is amazingly beautiful and it’s very easy to grasp a hold of the settings and how the world works for the characters.

Where most characters seem to be serious, focusing on marriages between families and other tasks at hand, we have Pariya.

She is not married. In fact, she has a bit of a problem in finding a suitor due to her temper and awkwardness around men. She’s almost tsundere like, except not fake and dumb (even though I like tsunderes). Just like the rest of the characters, there is a genuineness about her that makes her temper, tomboyish appeal, and tsundereish-but-not-really attitude realistic. And honestly, she’s batting 1000 right now. There hasn’t been a single frame that had her in it that I didn’t like her. Can’t really say that about anyone else on the list.

1. Urabe Mikoto – Mysterious Girlfriend X

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No surprises here. At least not from me. Mysterious Girlfriend X is probably my favorite manga at the moment. It’s got it’s own weirdness: a girl and her boyfriend (both keeping their relationship a secret from everyone) taste each other’s drool (and are able to get the exact feelings that the other person is feeling at that moment) on a daily basis.

Urabe is especially awesome because of her:

A) Scissor Abilities: She keeps scissors tucked into her underwear (this isn’t an ecchi manga though) at all times. Whenever she gets riled up, she’ll pull them out and slice things like signs, houses, and small children (well, signs at least) into small bits in about 0.9 seconds.

B) Awesome Hair: I really like her hair…… End.

C) Slight Awkwardness: If the whole drool thing isn’t enough, Urabe is slightly awkward. Not in terms of speaking to people, but she almost never smiles, she’s got a cold stare, and doesn’t joke. That being said, she still gets pretty emotional, she just does a great job of hiding it. I guess I like those types of characters, huh? Anyway, here’s more pics:

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If you haven’t read Mysterious Girlfriend X, you’re dumb. It should have a fucking anime. Especially considering half the shit that’s out there. Bullshit.

Well, that’s that! (I did not check nor proofread this piece of shit)

Manga Monday: FRANKEN FRAN Returns and LET’S LAGOON BLOWS MY MIND!!!

Franken Fran: EXTRA & 24!!!

The EXTRA chapter, which is extra after 23 I’m guessing, was about the girl who stores organs in her body. This girl is awesome….her body is covered in zippers, and that’s why she’s awesome. The story itself deals with betrayal, organs, and other crazy shit. It was awesome.

FINALLY A GROUP PICKED THIS UP! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MANGA EVER! This chapter (24) was awesomely translated by Amuro, Hox, and was awesome. It’s basically more of the same, Fran finds some creature to operate on, and does so, resulting in some kind of ironic fate:

So in this Fran meets some immortal dude, who is immortal, It turns out that he was told to roam the Earth until Jesus returns (Jesus told him this). His body died, but incests replaced his organs to keep him alive. Fran does her usual and gives this guy a body.

EDIT: As I published this post, chapter 25 came out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAM!

Chapter 25 was AWESOME. It has plenty of blood, fighting, and surprise “SMASH RIGHT IN YOUR FACE BITCH THAT’S WHAT YOU GET” moments (aka, revenge….I don’t know why I didn’t just  say revenge)! I’ll give you a sneak preview:

That’s just a small sample. A very small sample, of the greatness that is this chapter.

Let’s Lagoon

Why did I start this? There’s only 8 chapters completed, so I’m going against everything….shame on me…

The basic premise is quite simple and one that’s been heard of many times:

Guy lands on stranded island and finds girl.

Oh gee, I wonder what will happen with that durrr durr durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I must admit, I didn’t have any hopes for this manga…until……

Any manga that features the word “boobies” being said out-loud by a character looking at boobies is okay in my book. So yea, I guess the girl on the island has some tits, but who didn’t see that coming? However, a twist is thrown my way, when the female lead reveals that she has a boyfriend (who, if you ask me, will not be her boyfriend by the end of this manga). THAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE SHIT THAT GOES DOWN:

Let’s Lagoon: A Review After 8 Chapters

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After reading what chapters are available…this manga is actually FUCKING INSANE! And I put that shit in BOLD. I EVEN ADDED COLOR TO THIS SHIT! I NEVER DO THAT! There’s twists and shit all over the place! IT KICKS ASS! There’s crazy fucking shit fucking happening all fucking over this fucking place! HOW CRAZY? I JUST DROPPED THE F-BOMB FOUR TIMES THAT LAST SENTENCE, AND I’M USING BOLD ALL CAPS!

I can’t even explain. I though this would be some dumb fanservice manga, but the blatant fanservice accidentally got replaced with BAM moments and complete awesomeness. I should’ve known from the start, seeing as the author is the famed Okazaki Takeshi, who has done such famed works as…..well I don’t know if he’s even done any other works, but they’d probably be good if he did! We’re talking TIME TRAVELING (allegedly), THICK SMOKE, and an PEOPLE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND, and an ISLAND THAT MOVES (allegedly)! HAVE YOU EVER HEAR OF ANYTHING SO AWESOME!?

Oh yea, LOST. LOST, by the way, if FUCKING INSANE! Did you SEE THAT LAST EPISODE!? BAMMY SLAM! Anyway, I’m reminded heavily of Lost from this manga, and I mean HEAVILY. I could easily make about 50 comparisons from the first 8 chapters, but I won’t. If you like LOST, then read this. If you don’t like LOST, than congrats, you have horrendous taste in life.

Lucu Lucu

The other day I went down the list of completed manga on onemanga, and simply clicked on completed anime that were around 100 chapters long. I added about 7 to my list, without knowing much about any of them. For Lucu Lucu, I read the summary and saw: Gag Anime. Okay then, a gag anime, it will be funny, right? Well, it is moderately funny, although it’s nothing all that special. Readable I guess. I might give it 4, because it has it’s moments, such as the above moment.

How is that a moment? It’s not even that funny.

Well, maybe not to you, but I relate almost everything I read to something else, which makes it better (hence, I like almost everything I watch/read). While this weird noodle -looking dude not only proves to be the only person who understands that all “childhood friends” in anime have relationship written all over them, that’s not the reason why it’s funny. If you see the circled words, I will show you why it is funny.

Those words reminded me of this:

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat! HE SAID KNOWINGLY.

Guess what line I ALWAYS used to say? I’ll give you a hint. ^

Ai Kora: 108

Holy shit, I feel like after a month or two with no new chapters, there’s been a new chapter out every day! (I love this). Anyway, this chapter proved to be great, although I might put this manga on hold for a while because I can tell it’s about to get addicting, and I want to just Bang Shoot right through it.

This chapter not only reflected on last chapter, moving along the relationship between Hachibei and Tenmaku, but Kirino gets scouted for her singing, and explodes literal. It was pretty awesome.

Manga Monday: I Read Not Much

Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Sensei no Kaidan

Well that title’s long enough Basically, it was a one-shot about a teacher obsessed with telling ghost stories, and a girl who got run over by a train and whose legs were never found. It was pretty good, but it was a one-shot, so it can only be so good. Personally, if it were many chapters long, it would probably get kind of boring, but for a one shot, I would recommend it, because it takes like, three second to read.

There’s not much more to say about this without completely ruining it….soo…..yea.

XBlade 27: Cool Fight.

This was just a cool fight. That was pretty much literally what entire chapter was. It was pretty good, plus some dude showed up. For the record, fights kick ass, so this was a good chapter. I might put this manga on hold for a year or two though.

Ai Kora 107: Funny Irony!

I loved this chapter. Basically, the Hachibei and Tanmaku go to a flea market, Hachibei buys a life size model cutout, and then they get stuck in an elevator. The whole time, Tenmaku is telling Hachibei how embarrassed she is that he bought such a thing, which ends up being involved in an ironic, misconception at the end, which I thought was funny. If you don’t like this manga than you suck.

From Nosebleeds to Colonel Sanders

Originally, I was just going to delete this draft, because I’m trying to actually write better posts, but then I saw this shit on Animerated, and said, “Fuck it.”  So here’s the post on nosebleeds that, if you look at my twitter, you can see I started writing like….a month ago. Okay. Here’s the actual post:

The Actual Post

Anyone who’s anyone knows that in anime, whenever a male character (or in some cases, female character) sees a nice ass or a fine pair of tits they get a nosebleed. Sometimes these nosebleeds are small

But let’s be honest, when do you ever see a nosebleed that’s small? Fuck that shit, just like everything else in anime, nosebleeds too, are highly exaggerated.

That’s more like it. Look at that massive flow. Once I gave blood. It was about that much. I was sidelined from life for about an hour and a half. Anyway, as you know, nosebleeds are among the more common happenings in manga and anime, specifically during moments when a guy/girl sees a really hot girl/guy in a provocative way. Either the character causing the nosebleed is scantily clad, naked, or doing something that creates arousal in the mind/body of the nose-bleeder. So, where does this come from?

Well, when a person gets embarrassed, they may get flushed in the face, and thus it may turn a slight hue of red. But SHUIRLEY the nose bleed isn’t as such in real life, right? So why the huge nose explosion in anime? Does it symbolize a boner? Has anyone you know ever gotten a nosebleed from seeing a naked girl? I sure haven’t, and I see naked girls plenty of times (like in figure drawing, and last week we actually drew a pretty hot girl). So what the fuck is going on. I found it interesting how in anime, the characters treat nosebleeds like a common occurrence.

At this point in the post, you might start to get an idea as to why I never wanted to actually publish this post, because I really have nothing else to say. Was I even trying to make a point here? I have no idea. I guess I’ll just point out another obvious thing found in anime/manga: Colonel Sanders:

Japanese People Love Colonel Sanders

This is another post that I started about a month ago, and I didn’t publish/finish it for the same reasons as the nosebleed post, but I’ll throw it up because it’s kind of similar.

I was reading Mahou Sensei Negima (which is awesome). And immediatly saw the name Colonel Sanders in a tournament, which struck me as awesome, odd, and nostalgic, because Colonel Sanders probably has more cameos in anime than any other character.

Colonel Sanders is fucking everything. Like, honestly. I just saw him in Ai Kora too! Let’s see how many aspects I can find:

I’m pretty sure he’s in more stuff, but I can’t remember what. If you’ve watched a lot of anime, you know that the Colonel is a common occurrence, and that is both odd and awesome. That’s all I have to say. I realize that this post was not that great. My next one will have actual content though. Also, only one of these screeshits was found via google (the last one).

Ai Kora Fetish

Well, I was over at a site that’s miles better than this piece of crap (which could be any site really), and I was reading an interesting post. Then I clicked a link. The link went here. That made me go here, which in turn made me go here. Now…..well now we’re here.

Ai Kora

Ai Kora is your typical “Glo the Legend will love this shit” manga. It’s about a kid who loves specific parts of a girl, in other words, he is a “parts fetishist”. If a manga or anime has the word “fetish” involved somewhere, there’s a big chance that I’m going to love it. Let me break down the specific parts he is looking for:

  • Specific Eyes
  • Specific Legs
  • Specific Voice
  • Specific Breasts (duh, this is obviously important….although not really to me, as much as I lead on)

Awesomeness ensues. He goes to a high school in Tokyo just so he could have a better chance to meet a girl that has these parts, and wouldn’t you know it, he meets 4 girls, all of which each have one part that he desires, right off the bat. All of them are incredibly cliche, which is completely fine with me. In fact, I might say that this is an incredibly cliche manga. Here are the main girls:

  1. A tsundere (eyes)
  2. A hot sensei (the older woman, legs)
  3. A shy girl with glasses (and huge cans)
  4. A small ninja girl (she has the voice)

These are all very cliche characters, I haven’t seen anything to confirm my beliefs yet (I only read one chapter), but I have a hunch that the sensei is going to like to drink (because that would be cliche). Anyway, the situation is that somehow, Hachibe, (main character) has moved in with all of these girls (well, in a shed on their property, which is the girl’s dorm). You can probably see where it’s going.

Is this another cliche harem? I don’t like those.

Yes you do, you just don’t want to admit it. Everyone likes cliche harem. Although, I wouldn’t consider this a harem at all. Why? Well, I don’t know, it’s not like every girl wants to go…..hmm….it probably is a harem. And yes, it is horribly amazingly cliche, but cliche never bothers me, as long as it’s done correctly, which, in this case, it seems to be.

EDIT/UPDATE: WOW, I CALLED IT, THE SENSEI GOT DRUNK IN THE SECOND CHAPTER!!! I know all!

ANOTHER EDIT/UPDATE: Well, now I’m on chapter 22, and this manga is just fucking awesome.

TRIPLE FUCKING UPDATE!:

Milk Grappling! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

ANOTHER FUCKING EDIT: Chapter 35 might be one of the funniest manga chapters I’ve ever read in my life ever.