Manga Monday: Pretty Face?

I’m not a fan of the whole trap. In fact, traps are gay as fuck (although so are lesbians, and I like those).

But isn’t this a trap manga?

No. No it is not.

But one of the genres listed is gender bender, and it’s about a guy pretending to be a girl.

That’s all bullshit propaganda. Do you really believe that? Nazis used propaganda. Are you saying that you’re a nazi? You should be shot! I mean, sure, Pretty Face focuses around a dude named Randoh, whose face is burned in an accident beyond recognition, and who gets a new face that is actually a girl’s face, and somehow has to pretend to be a girl for an X amount of time, but it’s not a trap, because his character is drawn in a way where you can tell that he’s clearly a male, even when he’s wearing fake boobs (I shouldn’t even post this, my sexuality is definitely going to take a hit here).

Pretty Face

So how the fuck did I get “trapped” up in this? Well, Lately, I may have said that I’ve been storming through manga. I wasn’t lying. I’ve been literally going down the list of manga on onemanga and just picking out completed manga at random and reading them, unless the plot looks completely retarded, or I really hate the art. Also, if it’s shoujo, I’ll mainly stay away, because that shit is lame (lame shit). I found this one, and decided, “Well, I’ll give it a shot for one chapter, and see how I like it.” Needless to say the humor in it was awesome. The jokes were quick (as opposed to long winded and drawn out) and whenever Randoh kicked everyone’s ass (pretty much every chapter), it was great. I also really enjoyed the end.

The Plot

So Randoh. He’s a martial arts bad ass, and has a crush on a girl named Rina. Then he gets burned beyond recognition in an accident. The doctor finds a picture next to him (of Rina), and, thinking that Randoh is the girl in the picture, gives him Rina’s face. Whoops. When Randoh (who now looks exactly like the Rina) comes to terms with this, and goes out on the streets, wouldn’t you know it, he runs into Rina. Rina, however, thinks that Randoh is actually her twin sister, Yuna, who ran away from home long ago. So now, Randoh is caught in all sorts of shit. What’s a guy to do?

But wait, if he was a marital arts champion, wouldn’t he be jacked? Even with a girl’s face, his body is still male, so shouldn’t it be obvious that something odd is going on?

It’s all explained in the manga. Also, keep in mind that this is a manga, and isn’t close to factual.

Couldn’t he just have sued the doctor for malpractice and avoided the entire situation?

Probably, but again, it’s a manga.

The Comedy & Content

The jokes in this were what got me hooked. Even though Randoh’s never ending ass whoopings kind of got old after 52 chapters, they didn’t get boring enough for me to stop reading. The jokes in the first chapter especially were quite good. Another plus was that they [the jokes] sometimes came from no-where, and were unexpected. Sure there was a lot of cliche, but sometimes I like cliche. Actually, most times I like cliche.

Here’s some things it had:

  • Nosebleeds (I’m writing a post on nosebleeds….not sure how I feel about it. I might not put it up) I have since put up said post. I’m not going to link to it, it’s literally the last post I posted.
  • BAM moments (I’m not linking to this anymore. No I’m sorry, search it if you don’t know what it is)
  • Humor based on awkward moments, misconceptions, and mistaken identity/gender, not to mention perversion.
  • Intriguing Characters (The Zany Dr., the obsessive lesbian, the obsessive sister, the nutty friends…..solid cast)
  • A Good/Funny ending.

The Trap

This is slightly off topic but also slightly related, honestly I just want to give my two cents on it. Everyone’s been making a big deal about Hideyoshi from Baka to Test. All of the gay bloggers (or the only one I’m actually subscribed to) are obsessed with him. As I stated above, I’m not a fan of traps. Who the fuck wants to see a guy dress up like a girl (besides the previously stated)? Not me. I’d rather see a girl dress up as a girl. Or better yet, a girl not even dressed up, just naked. Or better yet, a girl sucking my cock (attire unimportant as long as she does a good job. If she does a bad job, I might get bored and want to immerse myself in her fashion, and in that case dress counts). So then why did I bother with this in the first place? Well that’s because unlike a character like Hideyoshi, who is drawn exactly like a girl, and is simply said to have a penis, Randoh still looks like a dude, but he just looks like a dude with long hair.

I messed up the picture. I didn't mean to measure the shoulders, I meant to measure the chest width. But notice, he's drawn as a girl.

Hideyoshi is drawn (I’m getting into the art here) with more slender shoulders and a hip to chest ratio that a women would have (hourglass figure) as you must know, women have a larger pelvis than men (for when they pop out a kid), which contributes to this appearance, and unless a man is suffering from Klinfelter’s Syndrome, a man having an hourglass figure is not likely (unless surgery is involved). Therefore, Hideyoshi is actually a girl. Plus he wears girls clothing. Plus he has boobs.

Does this look like a girl?

On the other side, we have Randoh, who is clearly given the appearance throughout the manga. He is drawn like a man. Broad shoulders. a penis……but the face too usually is given attributes connected with that of a man, or angry bear. Sharp teeth the annoyed expression, dark eyes,  the look of death before he kicks someone’s ass….so where’s the trap? There is none.

FINAL GRADE = 5*

Wait, that’s it? All you did was talk about traps.

Yea that’s kind of all I really wanted to do. All I keep hearing from several regions of the animblogosphere is “Hideyoshi, Hideyoshi, trap, trap, trap.” He’s a girl. I brought fucking science into this shit so I’m right……..suck my dick.

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More Bullshhh That I Did This Week

GYAD DAYUM CLASSES STARTED! WHEN WILL I BE DONE WITH COLLEGE AND BE ABLE TO GET AN ACTUAL JOB!?

In a year.

Oh…. Well okay then.

Here’s what happened lately:

I have been obsessed with this OP:

The song is Shojo S and the group is Sandal. It is an awesome song. I love this song. I want the song. I will thusly get the song. 0:35 seconds when the beat drops it’s awesome. The background music is done well. Look at the fucking actual video for the actual song:

I love the video. It’s great. Moving on.

Anyway, what else happened….Oh, I watched episode 3 of

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 3

Here is my episode review:

Anybody notice the fountain in this scene? I pointed it out in the above screen shot in case you didn’t. Youve seen, I’m sure, statues where a boy is “pissing” water (aka the water is coming out of his dickhole) well this statue is shitting water, and that’s ten times better than pissing it. And throughout this scene, the amount of water it shits out constantly changes. I thought this was very funny.

Why, because you love shit?

No, because I love when there’s a scene with both a fecal…I mean focal point, (which in this case would be the conversation and the people involved) and something else retarded happening in the background. In this scene, most people will be looking at the characters, not at the shitting fountain. I myself didn’t notice the shitting fountain until the end of the scene (I obviously replayed the scene to see the shitting fountain). But Baka to Test does a lot of this. They have very small details that are funny if you pay attention enough to notice them. Like in one scene, part of Yoshii’s head falls off (like a broken piece of ceramic). Now, I’m not going to die laughing my ass off at this, but it’s pretty cool and I like that short of random ass shit. That’s it. That’s my review of the whole episode.

Back to

Bleach

So I’ve watched abot 50 episodes in the past 2 days (literally, I’ll be caught up probably by Tuesday…..in fact, I’ve been watching so much anime lately it’s almost ridiculous. I think I’ve been averaging about 15 shows per day for the past 5 days). So I have a new favorite character. It’s a girl (strangly, most of my favorites are girls). My past favorite character was probably Kenpachi, who is bad ass and awesome. He might actually still be my favorite, who knows, but I just watched episode 223, and it just amplified the awesomeness of a character whom I already thought was one of the best. I am talking of course, about Soifon (Soi Fon?), the captain of division 2.

Awesome silhouette picture, isn’t it? Soifon is a cocky bitch, but not the kind of cocky that is out there. Instead, she just has a cockyness that is almost……..covert? (get it because her division is the covert…..never mind). It’s almost a hidden cockyness, but she deserves to be cocky, because she knows what’s going on. Her entire fight with that guy (I don’t know who he was), she literally just observing him to get ready for an Espada, and then she’s like “Okay, so now I’m going to kill you, and you won’t even be able to tell.” And then she did it. BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM. She BAMs. Here’s another cool picture:

Wow, she’s like the James Cameron of “to be continued” screens (she has the top two, and James Cameron has the top two grossing movies worldwide of all time).

Let’s move on to

Berserk

Per Baka-Raptor’s request, I started watching Berserk. Now I’ve only seen one episode, as it’s very hard to watch multiple episodes in a row.

So I sat down and got to watching the first episode, which featured guy’s getting shot in the head with arrows, sliced in half……the usual (although less blood than I thought there’d be, which is where the manga comes into play after). Now, I like watching shows where people get sliced in half and shot in the head with an arrow or two. In fact, I’d say that Berserk has a lot of things in it that I like to see in an anime:

  • Huge bad-ass dude slicing people/demons in half with a giant sword, but not in a fake Bleach sort of way, but instead in a realistic kind of way (I’m not hating on Bleach, I love that show when it isn’t fillers). In other words, when you see someone like Ichigo slice a hollow in half, it’s not surprising, nor does it seem like a great feat. But when Guts from Berserk does it, it’s just bad ass and a show of toughness.
  • Huge bad ass dude.
  • Hints at a pretty good plot. Ex: the mark on Berserk’s neck. Questions have already been raised this early in the show. I like where this is going.

So why did I only watch one episode? Well, after watching an episode, I felt like I really, really had to hit the gym hard. I mean, watching Guts kill guys and shit makes me want to just bulk up. I realize I might sound like a huge fag, or a “bro” (they’re synonyms), but it’s kind of cold to go out in the woods and throw boulders like I usually do to work out (I don’t really do that at all), so I went to the gym, and hit it hard. By the end of this series, I might be able to lift a building (this is actually true). My triceps are sore just from typing this, I love it.

So what does this do to me? Well, this changes everything. I might have to revoke some laws that I made, because if anime can make me huge, then I would surly pull down [more] pussy. Holy shit, Berserk is so bad ass that it goes against anime.

One more thing.

Pani Poni Dash

See? I gave artist info.

I was watching this for some reason, and have decided that the character who I assumed was my favorite (Himeko) is actually not, and that Ichijou is actually my favorite. There’s really no contest here, and I don’t know what I was thinking with Himeko. I mean, Ichijou is so odd that it’s awesome, not to mention her eyes are always as depicted. If I ever met a girl with eyes like that, I would date her (yea right). I now must update the character page. By the way, it’s nearly impossible to find this anime subbed anywhere. I can find random parts on youtube (the parts not taken down) but not full subbed episodes. I can find the dubbed, and they aren’t really that bad, but the subbed are better. Pani Poni Dash is still awesome.

I guess I’ll leave it at that. I really just wanted to talk about the OP. The rest is kind of just bullshit. With school starting, expect the same amount of posts from me, because I have no priorities.