kiggy007: (calm)
I keep forgetting to post about this but when hoshi_kuzuu posted dropping project licensed by Renta it all coming back.

Actually I found out about it from a thread on Mangaupdates when people discussing english releases by Renta. I was made aware that Renta is merely an ebook site just like its Japanese counterpart.

(MU thread, there are other similar thread just search through the forum.)


-What about all those titles that only avaiable on Renta?
They just have the exclusive release of it just like some of CR titles (less and less title exclusive to CR these days Comixology has bunch of the same titles available).

-So who is the real publisher?
The real publisher is whoever Renta listed as publisher (seriously, they never credited themselves as publisher).

-Proof that the credited publisher is the real publisher.
Here one of em They also serve manga by other publishers like those licensed by DMP and Harlequin which publishes Harlequin manga.

Many people are not aware of this, if you look at MU there are many title listed as licensed by Renta even when on the cover there's obvious DMG or June logo on it. I also noticed that they mainly cater to not mainstream manga. They used to have quite a sum of shounen titles but not as many anymore especially they literally re-brand themselves as "Renta! is The Official Romance-manga Site".

Mainstream manga publishers like Kodansha & Kodakawa seems to either avoid or just prefer some better ebook sites like cd japan, amazon kindle, comixology etc. Well, they are big time publishers and many has their own exclusive ebook site for example Kodakawa Book Walker (paid content), Comic Walker (free content).

Although if I put on my conspiracy theory hat on, it was because Renta service; their ebook reader and their ebook quality is pretty bad. The reader sometimes just stop working and you have to close and re-open from the beginning and the image quality is grainy and it grating on you when you read. At the bright side the typesetting and font choice for their exclusive titles has improve in their newer releases (older releases can't be help).

Side story

Jan. 8th, 2017 03:00 am
kiggy007: (calm)
On new year's holiday, my family and I binged watch FMA:Brotherhood anime. When we got to the part when Bradley asked Riza if she knows who he is he mentioned that in his life all the choices was made for him except his wife, he chose his own wife.

It was then occur to me with the current trend of manga getting sequel/prequel/spinoff on each side character, if there is one about how Bradley chooses his wife I would read that. However I probably fancy something like extra chapter like DB Future Trunks story than entire vols or multivols.

I maintain my belief that side character should remain side character because they are not very well fleshed out and attempt on one usually ends up with continuity error. Also, if what happen to the side characters is so important it should be apart of the main story telling for coherent plot.
kiggy007: (calm)
Bleach has finally ended after 15 years.
What follow to that ending is a LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION FILM. My reaction to this news was "Japan pls just stop with this live-action adaptation".

Here is the guy that'll be playing Ichigo. I had to google him because to find out that he was Kamen Rider Fourze (didn't watch that series it was one of the awful ones) no wonder he looked fimiliar.

Back to the manga, I havent read Bleach for a very long time that I even forgot where I stopped. Although I skimmed read sometimes whenever my sister told me some important plot developement but I'm still way out of touch. So I need some help here, dead people can have children now? I mean Ichigo's dad was a Shinigami but his mom was a human so I kinda allow myself to believe that one alive parent is require to create babies but Renji and Rukia are both dead can self populate soul society? If yes the children of both dead parent is alive or dead?

Also, what exactly is the ending because weren't they were just in the middle of a fight and suddently time skip?

I have so many questions?

p/s: I probably should use the word "soul" rather than "dead" because it seems like I'm talking about zombies but you get the idea.
kiggy007: (calm)

He's barely ALIVE!

No CPR require after all.
Now we need a poll Save Erwin or Save Armin (even their names rhyme).
kiggy007: (sad)
I received this news second hand because I haven't read SnK in a while and this was really unexpected.
Why, Isayama!?

Hint: the charred body is the clever little blond dude.

What about the "three of us together" thingy or the "let go see the ocean" thingy?
Eren try doing CPR on him he might still be alive, people can still survive 3rd degree burn (take a long time to recover and most probably skin graft surgery and hair might never grow back but definitely can survive! Also his pants still on so that's something right?).

kiggy007: (calm)
HxH c356 - I don't think he's dead there because I feel that self-destruct to kill mindless puppet is not Hisoka's style but does this hinted that he's not gonna survive this fight between Kuroro? He already lost a hand and a foot but I don't want Kuroro to die either ;_;.

While I'm trying to get my head around this week HxH I found out that there is a spinoff of HxH centered on Hisoka. Ishida Sui will be the artist for the spin-off and the draft of the story already published to the public at shounenjump. I never was fan of spin-off and this remains true even though Ishida Sui is working on it but in this case my main problem is that this spin-off is about Hisoka. For me Hisoka is one of the mysterious character in HxH and I very much like him to remain that way but with the spin-off I don't think he'll remain mysterious anymore (since the story is practically his origin!!).

The jump website for Hisoka spin-off (click pic)

p/s: It's like someone reveal how ugly Narsus painting is.
kiggy007: (Default)
Kachou Fuugetsu vol.5 is released today and I feel like I need to get this off my chest. I really don't fancy the cover design for this series.

I find it painfully dull and because of the extreme close up to the face they are hardly any colour on the cover. I can only see 2 colors which are shade of black and shade of brown. The vol.3 cover has a little pop of color red but a very pale red and negligible (and I cannot get over that it looks like sabato has to teeth).

kiggy007: (HQ)
It'll be hillarious if their parents each has only one curly eyebrow and the children get it from both of their parents.

I'm pretty sure Reiju gonna be all heart eyes when she sees good looking man, it looks like going all googly heart eyes at good looking opposite sex is also a family trait.

Good start

Jan. 20th, 2016 12:46 am
kiggy007: (calm)
Well 2016 has been good so far Nakamura Asumiko and Yamashita Tomoko artbook will be out in Feb and Mar respectively. LOGH novel in english will be out in April and LOGH new manga by Ryu Fujisaki will be out next month. Acid Town finally be getting vol.5!!

kiggy007: (HQ)
The new manga is being serialize in Nemuki magazine, I honestly am not familiar at all with this magazine nor the publisher. I skimmed through the list of publication under Asahi Shinbun and the only recognise one is Terra e...

From the picture it looks like it'll be in modern setting, well technically Amatsuki also in modern setting lol.
kiggy007: (calm)
Honestly, I dont like it because this series is hard core and and getting serialize in magazine and publish as commercial manga only means the cencorship gonna be a bitch awful. On the other hand if it's publish commercially rather than dj, it'll be easier to hand my hands on it rather than stalking toranoana page like a maniac. However gentosha books qualities, the paper and color pages are mediocre at best and I own tanaca dj for this series title 輪っ! (an extra for the webcomic) and the quality is good. So yeah, for me the cons of this series picked up by rutile is more than the pros.

Also, Tanaca minimized the cencorship and it's very clean censorship too. So I'm not sure how rutile gonna handle it. Magazine publication usually has less censorship than manga, so I'm tempted on buying this month Rutile just to have a look at it (haven't decided yet).

I guess we're lucky considering gentosha picking this up rather than libre. Libre censorship is the worst out of all publishers out there because there are absolutely no dick, asshole or genitals in general. All white out!

p/s: Do dildos will be censored also? This webcomic has a lot of dildos...

p/s/s: This month magazine also has new series from Hidaka Shoko, maybe another reason to get this magazine. Also ACID TOWN.
kiggy007: (adekan)
Miwa new series RWBY.

What is going to happen to DOGS bullet and carnage!?
Miwa I really like you but I also really like Badou, please don't drop DOGS.
kiggy007: (Default)
Miwa new series RWBY.

What is going to happen to DOGS bullet and carnage!?
Miwa I really like you but I also really like Badou, please don't drop DOGS.
kiggy007: (calm)
So, I noticed that there has been a long time since Nerieru scans release OPM chapter while they still very much alive when they still keep up with ONE MOP Psycho. So I went to their website and noticed OPM no longer in their project (which also means no more dl links). So I went to batoto to check if there any update there and this is what I saw

So Viz sent a DMCA to batoto (nerieru and narieru MF acc too obviously) for it. Honestly, I didn't know that it is license.

What made me curious about the licensing is that how much does it cover because the ver. that was scanlated was free web version in murata website. This ver is solely belongs to ONE and Murata, the japanese publisher has the ringht to turn it into print (yes, I checked there is no digital ver in japanse other than what published in Murata website) and the english publisher only has the right to published in english what the japanese publisher has published.

In summary the licensing deal in english was made between publishers Shueisha and Viz (not the copyright holder aka artist/author). Therefore the english licensor aka Viz has no right to the web version of OPM and has no right to send DMCA relating to the material.

What made me say this is because this is similar to Busamen Danshi case. All the digital japanese ver. from all website that sell digital manga are those from Fancomics and not from Tokyo Mangasha (the publisher that release Busamin Danshi print). The english digital ver. of Busamen Danshi that was publish in Renta was also from Fancomic ver. not Tokyo Mangasha.( I talked a little bit about Busamen Danshi licensing here in my old post)

Basically there are two seperate publishers for digital and print. Since OPM digital is publish freely in Murata website it has no publisher (just the writer/author) and therefore the right to the materiel not belong to any publisher.

So now, does Viz which I assume the one sent the DMCA coz the manga was taken down after the english license (or Shueisha but unlikely) step over their licensing boundary?
kiggy007: (calm)


Either his head or hand both going to be suck.
kiggy007: (calm)
Went to my cousin house for her wedding last week, we arrived 2 days earlier to "help out". Unlike the old days there were really nothing much to help out in the modern wedding, so I ends up laying around in the house reading manga.
I chose to read Amatsuki since the recent chapter has been intense and it looks like the ending is near so I might as well revisit the old chapters.

Marathon Amatsuki felt awesome, this manga definitely fell on the heavier/complicated side of manga plot normal distribution, just look at how many translation notes there are to the meaning behind sentences, terms, historical figures and stuff (kudos to Sanada the translator). Since I read it once and when I read it again I can connect the dots much easier and I pretty much have better understanding to the storyline now. It feels very much like watching matrix trilogy the second time, where you go "ahh, that how it is" even though at the first time you wish Neo just take the blue pill (LOL).

Amatsuki has been release with additional booklet for sometimes and the scanlation did some of that too and honestly for me the story in the booklet is as much important as the rest of the story. It can be left out but you'll get better understanding to the plot if you read. This is my pet peeves when it comes to special/limited ed. booklet and it kinda sad. I bought Amatsuki special booklet 100 chapter commemoration of auction, it's about Brayuroku maybe i'll scan it and give it to eg to scanlate.

BTW Ward magazine is discontinued, so sad I followed several stories in there. Some of the series will be online serialization and some will be release in Zero-sums. Haigakura another Takayama Shinobu series that has been serialized in Ward will be published in Zero-sums so now I wonder if this will be alternating with Amatsuki or they will be release togerher? Zero-sums is monthly magazine while Ward was bimonthly magazine so there is possibility of it to be alternate but it also means Amatsuki progress will be cut to half. So now I'm just waiting for them to announce the content of Zero-sums for July (since last Ward release in May).
kiggy007: (calm)
I really thought that Aladdin can fix this but he can't.
Sob sob.

I already accepted Alibaba death, well there are stories that major character died in the middle (LOGH, Gurren Lagaan). So I'm not gonna be surprise if Magi is one of them

...and then this.

You got be Ohtaka and I am honestly relieve that Alibaba still """"alive"""". I wonder how this capsule Alibaba gonna get into the body now that all the body functions has stop, it practically rotting. KEEP HIM IN ICE!!!

Also, isn't Judar is constantly being push by that magic. Why is it stop, isn't it unlimited or something?
kiggy007: (calm)
Wow, I was right after all there really is something with sasuke in the jungle from Naruto final chapter.

I was very surprise when I read about Naruto has gaiden series, but to my relieve it gonna be a short series *phew~.
Seriously I'm ready for brand new original stuff that isn't spin-off, prequel, sequel (which reminds me of saiyuki and SnK).

Anyway NBoruto is getting a movie.

Magi 259

Mar. 20th, 2015 04:28 am
kiggy007: (calm)
Hakuryuu totally losing lost it.

- Lost both legs to Alibaba.

- Caught KO-ed Alibaba from falling head first to the ground. (or he just want to get Alibaba closer to him)
- Wants to cut Alibaba limbs off, to get even.

Diagnosis: crazy caused by unmanaged, accumulated anger and hatred.

kiggy007: (calm)
As I read Ten count by Takarai Rihito I started to question where's the manga heading. I expected Ten Count to be overcoming difficulty and self discovery, love can overcome anything story. However the story takes turn for completely different direction, it is more like kinky erotic sexual domination.

Generally kinky dominating stories don't bother me but because the story was introduce as Kurose helping Shirotani the progression of the story now looks more like Kurose taking advantage of Shirotani. I'm starting to lose interest in Ten Count because i'm bother by issue of "pretense help" in general. It makes me think that Ten Count wasn't meant as multi volume series but because of the fan demand interest the story had to go somewhere. Although I could be wrong, maybe Rihito really wants to venture into new direction, all of her story so far were mild. I knew her before she's a manga artist (thanks to my art hunting days, good times. There were no pixiv/twitter back then) she used to do alot PoT fanart and all of them were shounen ai rating. If she wanted to start being daring now I wouldn't blame her but i still believe Ten Count is not a good premise to do so.

Another manga that kinda let me down is In These Words by Guilt Pleasure. Too many non-con/rape I think all of the main characters have in anyway get manhandled. ITW has a lot of spin off, prequel, sequel, cameo and all have this theme. The authors must have like it very much and as reader you either in or out but to do this repeatedly  makes GP looks like one trick pony.

I guess Rihito and GP are in opposite direction Rihito is branching out while GP stays in comfort zone...

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