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Oi! Tudo bem?

June 25, 2012

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Redline
Maybe THE anime since XXX years. It took them 7 years, they drew 100.000 frames of beautiful handdrawn animation and used zero CGI in this. This is love, dedication… this is art, folks! It’s about the craziest race in the universe and contains (of course) insanely fast cars, mind-blowing animation and a neat, catchy soundtrack. The story itself is rather “light” – on the other hand you don’t have those pseudo mind-fucks. It’s a plain, simple, and stunning anime, a real feast for the eyes.
No DL-link for this one. It’s all about the art, don’t waste this experience (it really is one) on a crappy copy. Go get the Bluray, you need to enjoy this baby in the highest quality you can get!

I case you still don’t believe me, watch the trailer :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t26m_Q6ENo




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Boys on the Run (Daniel.au)
v04, ch. 33-36
ch. 37
ch. 38-39

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I am a Hero
Vol. 09 (Illuminati Manga)
or online, if the link goes down
I am a Hero continues with it’s usual pacing. It may be the un-flashiest zombie-manga, maybe that’s why it is so good.

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Terra ForMars
ch. 01-04 (Utopia Scanlations)
Soldiers with special abilities are sent to Mars to exterminate a certain alien race, so that human settlers can colonize the planet. The first 4 chapters were a fun read, let’s see where this manga gets.

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Oniwakamaru the Visitor (Illuminati Manga)
ch. 01-03
Complete in 4 volumes, by the mangaka who also draws Tough, Riki-Oh. That means heros and violence.

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Holyland (Illuminati Manga) (end)
wherever you left off

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Inherit the Stars (Illuminati Manga)
ch. 01-03
Written by James P. Hogan, drawn by Yukinobu Hoshino (the mangaka behind “2001 Nights”). In the near future, on the moon, a human corpse in a spacesuit is discovered – but it turns out to be 50.000 years old. Personally though, this work is far behind his others.

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Steel Ball Run (JoJo-Project) (end)
vol. 22
vol. 23 & 24 (end)

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JoJolion (Hi Wa Mata Noboru)
ch. 11 (contains spoilers for the end of SBR)

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Odyssey (Illuminati Manga)
ch. 01
Like the manga Sanctuary, this one should be a real old school seinen, with agendas colliding and a thought-provocing story.

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Otoyomegatari (Duralumin)
ch. 22
ch. 23
side story
ch. 24

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Sun Ken Rock – Side Stories (XScans, Japanzai)
Gaiden – Yumin
Gaiden – Pickaxe
If you don’t know Sun Ken Rock, check it out. It’s a great gang-fight manga with some of the most awesome artwork and badass-moments you’ve ever seen. Thoose are side-stories to the series, they won’t spoil you the main story.

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Vinland Saga ch. 83 (Hox, Happy Scans!)

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Historie c. 76 (Hox)

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G-Unit

June 14, 2012

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Bio-Boosted Armor Guyver is the longest-running series that I’ve ever done. Longer than Berserk, longer than Hajime no Ippo, it’s been in serialization since 1985 and has 28 collected volumes currently. At about 1 volume a year, Takaya Yoshiki is slower than Kentaro Miura. Having said that, the quality justifies the pace: Incredibly imaginative is the best way to describe this series – the concept, the visualization, its use of violence, all of it.

The story is about a teenager who stumbles across the g-unit and accidentally activates it. The next thing you know, he merges with the alien armor and is pursued by a multinational organization called Chronos, whose soldiers sent to capture him are mutated human/creature called zoanoids. The discoveries he make along the way will take the story to the beginning of life and creation itself.

I found Guyver Advocacy by chance when I was craving some Guyver (Thank you for bringing the goods buddy!). Give them a visit, especially if you want the latest monthly chapters. Scanlated V02-07 aren’t available for download at this moment unfortunately, I’m still looking for those. You can read scanlated V02-04 (c07-28) by the defunct HobbyJapan on this online reader here. It’s not ideal, but it’ll have to do for now.


DOWNLOAD:

Bio-Boosted Armor Guyver
Guyver V01 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V08 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V09 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V10 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V11 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V12 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V13 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V14 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V15 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V16 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V17 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V18 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V19 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V20 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V21 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V22 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V23 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V24 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V25 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V26 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V27 [Guyver Advocacy]
Guyver V28 [Guyver Advocacy]
Monthly Chapters [Guyver Advocacy]

Ongoing

MISC:

Berserk cv37c328 [Evil_Genius]

Berserk cv37c329 [Evil_Genius]

Berserk cv37c330 [Evil_Genius]
(July-13th)



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Let there be manga!

June 1, 2012

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I’m gonna have to get away from series-specific title for once. If you’re anything like me, then this post has been a long time coming.

Yukimura Makoto, who you may know from his action-oriented Vinland Saga, made his serial debut with PLANETES – subtle, nuanced, and definitely a superior effort.

The story of Planetes follows the crew of the DS-12 “Toy Box” of the Space Debris Section, a unit of Technora Corporation. Debris Section’s purpose is to prevent the damage or destruction of satellites, space stations and spacecraft from collision with debris in Earth’s and the Moon’s orbits. They use a number of methods to dispose of the debris, mainly by burning it via atmospheric reentry or through salvage.

The storylines sometimes revolve around debris collection itself, but more often the concept of collecting “trash” in space is merely a storytelling method for character development. This is one of those series you can read and reread without ever getting old because it gets at questions that are constantly evolving for just about anyone – who am I, who are my relations, what are my responsibilities both as a member of a community of people and within the larger community of nations? It’s a must read. Period.

Once again the credit goes to Jinchi and Manga-Sketchbook. Remember, buy it if you love it! Can’t beat that feeling of having it in your hands.


DOWNLOAD:

PLANETES V1-5 (Manga-Sketchbook)

COMPLETE

MISC:

Gantz c363 [Utopia]


morten, archer, MU still needs you to keep the ongoing series up to date for everyone, including me :)

So let’s go!

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