Annarasumanara


Annarasumanara cover

[Reviewed by Srinivas Akundi]

When I first read the name, the first word that reflected in my mind was “Abracadabra”..maybe that is what it means in Korean…

Kindly note, my views usually contain spoilers, and are definitely not poised to form a review’s. They are more like what people discuss while coming out from movie theater.

Annarasumunara is what I see as a coming-of-age Korean drama which is depicted in a webcomic format. The author, lemme check, Ha-Il_won or Hailgwon, got this idea while returning from a circus. He used the magic as a motif for portraying passive , behind the surface , intuitive feelings which people seem to forget as their life becomes more rule based with time, money, prestige, pride and most importantly ..people, involved.

Imagine yourself taking the same route to your destination, lets say by Bus. One day you wish to travel by your own automobile, you will feel the travelling experience totally different , maybe you will remember for times that come. One of the many plot devices of Annarasumunara teaches you that.

With just 3 Volumes (27 Chapters) long, neither you would feel the pace being too fast, nor the plot being too small to enjoy. Ah-yee mesmerizes you by constantly breaking the fourth wall with her letters to her Mom (Us!) as she narrates her feelings silently in words (with a neat handwriting, the typesetter was good!) Continue reading

Must read ONE SHOT manga


[Note: Some names mentioned here might now have been fully serialized, but they did have a one shot.]

  • Half & Half
  • Cross Epoch
  • Romance Dawn 
  • 13
  • Bleach Short Story Edition
  • Beelzebub
  • Naruto Pilot
  • Lock On!
  • Afuganisu-tan
  • Koishite!? Kami-sama!!
  • Otter 11
  • Berserk Prototype
  • Futagami Double
  • Blust!
  • Nurarihyon no Mago
  • SWOT
  • SKET Dance
  • Akuma Bengoshi Kukabara
  • Bench
  • Bankara
  • Raiden-18
  • Stray Dog 8
  • Kintoki 5
  • Moon Walker LTD.
  • Hotel 
  • Hanshin 
  • Present 
  • Look Me in the Eyes When You Talk
  • Island 
  • One Piece x Toriko Continue reading

Code GEASS – Lelouch Of The Rebellion


77864_318181338279490_26415643_o [Reviewed by: Gopal Chatterjee]

The world won’t change with pretty words alone! – Zero

Code Geass starts with a story of a highly intelligent boy named Lelouch who later on become known as a British prince who can see the corruption of the current system and planning to CHANGE it.

Characters: Lelouch Vi Britannia : “One must destroy before creating.” The idea is reminding us the famous mythical creature, Phoenix, the beautiful bird that when gets old builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix arises, reborn anew to live again. In the first episode of R1, he encounters a mysterious girl who proposes to give him power in exchange he has to fulfill her one and only wish. Gaining the power, Lelouch put a mask of a rebellion leader, Zero, and start his rebellion against a world of corruption which in his point of view isn’t worthy of any attempt to repairing it but rather destroying it for good so that a new system gets born in the ruins of the older one with the hope of getting better.

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NY Comic Con to Screen Mass Effect, 1st Berserk Film


The official schedule for New York Comic Con lists that the event will screen both the Mass Effect: Paragon Lost animated film and the first Berserk film, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King.

The game developer Electronic Arts and its subsidiary BioWare, the North American distributor FUNimation Entertainment, and the anime studio Production I.G are partnering with T.O. Entertainment to produce the Mass Effect: Paragon Lostfilm.

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost will serve as a prequel to the Mass Effect 3 role-playing game, which Electronic Arts released on the PC and PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. According to Funimation, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost “follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes.” Funimation streamed an 85-second English-dubbed trailer for the film earlier this month. Funimation will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on December 28.

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KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Manga Gets 3rd Video Anime


 

The websites of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and manga creator Shun Matsuena announced on Wednesday that Matsuena’s KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple manga will bundle its third original video anime (OVA) on November 16. The 49th manga volume will include the third original anime DVD, which will feature the attractive assassin Christopher Eclair as the enemy.

More information about the third OVA will be provided in future issues of the magazine and its website. The first OVA was bundled with the 46th manga volume on March 14, and the second OVA was bundledwith the 47th manga volume in May.

The manga already inspired a television anime series that Funimationreleased in North America.

[Source: ANN]