Archive | December, 2011

Goodbye 2011! Let's welcome 2012!

December 28, 2011

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Christmas is over but still, Happy Holidays everyone and A Happy New Year!

I may not have read that much manga during 2011 but I made up for that during the last month of this year, during the last few weeks I finally managed to read many titles that were finished this year and that I did not have the time to read them as soon as they were released .

As for the manga that were released during the holidays…I don’t think it was just me who had high expectations during this period, unfortunately we did not get that many releases worth mentioning, oh well, we gotta be happy with what we got and there are a few other manga that were finished in december and late november and were not yet posted here, so you guys will probably have what to read during these last few days of 2011.

Also, I know everyone loves a top favorites of the year but right now I can’t think of any anime and manga titles that really impressed me this year, anyway, everyone is more than welcome to list their favorites, opinions on the closing year, to give it a push I will list my favorite movies released this year and the best books I read in 2011, I still have to think about manga and anime :)

Best Books read in 2011: The Hammer by K.J. Parker, To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges, The Tenant by Roland Topor.

Best Movies released in 2011: Midnight in Paris, The Guard, X-Men: First Class.
Worst: The Priest, Season of the Witch.

Best tv series(anime excluded): Community, The League, American Horror Story.


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6000
Ch.01-05 by Lazy Ass Scansmirror
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7 Billion Needles
Vol.01-04(end) download
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Hideout
Vol.1 ch.1-7 by Kotonohamirror
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Karakasa no Saien
Vol.01Vol.02(end)
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Kyousou no Simulacra
Vol.01-04(end) by Simple Scans & Maigo, StubbornOne
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Red Erewhon
Vol. 01-03(end) Easy Going Scans & OMFGG Scans & helz0ne
I only posted this one because way back the 1st few chapters were uploaded here and maybe there are those of you who are still interested to see how it ends, but overall I don’t recommend this one, I liked the art but everything else is quite bad, some complained that the ending felt rushed yet for me this whole manga was more like a 3 volume recap of a much much larger manga.
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Shiba Inu
Vol.01 ch.1-7(end) by Illuminati-Mangamirror
A Collection of Short Stories.
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Sugar Dark
Ch.01-10 by StubbornOne
Ch.11-19(end) by StubbornOne
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Some Chapter updates:
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Vinland Saga ch.79 by HappyScans! & Hox
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Thermae Romae ch. 04 (Clockwork Lies)
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Boys on the Run ch.18-19 by DANIEL.AU
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RRR – ch. 26-55 (batoto)single download (sorry I can’t collect those and repack them :/ )
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All-Rounder Meguru ch.50-52 by Kotonoha
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Gantz ch.354 by Utopia Scanlations
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Souten no Ken ch.192 by Hokuto no Gun

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A Fight to the Death

December 15, 2011

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At the beginning of the Edo period (1629), when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga decides to hold a tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords, but this time real swords will be used. The one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and the blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this tournament, even though both were disciples of Iwamoto Kogan — known as Japan’s greatest swordsman. So begins the story of intertwining fates, conflict, and colliding destinies.

This one’s relatively new in scanlation terms – written and illustrated by Nanjo Norio and Yamaguchi Takayuki respectively, Shigurui is very heavy on the gore, guts, and graphic violence in general. Interestingly, the goring of the human body is a major narrative and artistic theme, it’s also depicted as a perversion of Tadanaga to the strong but futile objection of his vassals. The story is told entirely in flashback, and it ends, in its present, as abruptly as it begins. The rich storytelling will leave you resigned to the inevitability of its finale.

Kotonoha got the ball rolling with a volume and half, after that Anonymous Spore picked up the slack for a whopping nine and half volumes, and Anonymous Stem rounded out the effort with the final four.

Shigurui v01-04
(Kotonoha, Anonymous Spore)
Shigurui v05-07
(Anonymous Spore)
Shigurui v08-10
(Anonymous Spore)
Shigurui v11-13
(Anonymous Spore, Anonymous Stem)
Shigurui v14-15
(Anonymous Stem)

COMPLETE




The 1st Ten
AKIRA
◆ Shigurui ◆

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