All the JoJo feels


Just finished watching Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders last weekend, and it was a roller coaster ride. But before that, last month I was able to finish the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (the 2012 remake).

Pardon me Joestars for being soooo very late in discovering your fun-filled and adventurous family saga. This was released in 2012 (or 2013?) and yet I’ve only watched it this year. *prostates*

P.S.: I’m really sad that Kakyoin and Iggy died. They’re my favorites. Oh, and Robert E. O. Speedwagon too. He’s my favorite narrator of all time. *sniffs*

But my favorite JoJo is still Joseph Joestar. 🙂

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A painful realization

..that after reading my No. 6 review, I realized that it’s not a review, but rather a summary + a little commentary on the side. Half-assed indeed. And come to think of it, I have another review that’s currently saved as a draft (which I’ll post today), with the same exact format. Sheesh.

Innocent – a briefer

(UPDATED) From a random post in Tumblr, I stumbled upon this gem: Innocent, an ongoing manga by Shin’ichi Sakamoto. It was based on a real-life person, Charles-Henri Sanson, the Royal Executioner of Paris during the reign of Louis XVI. Though the real Charles-Henri may not look as beautiful as his counterpart in the manga, nevertheless, it’s a feast for the eyes. It was definitely love at first sight.

Who wouldn’t?! Look at that amazing art! Lovely, lovely!!!

This is not for the faint of heart, though. Be prepared for a world of hurt.



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[Half-assed summary] No. 6


Title: No. 6

Author: Asano Atsuko || Artist: Kino Hinoki

Manga: 9 volumes (35 chapters) || Anime: 11 episodes || Light Novel: 9 volumes

Genre: Science fiction, shounen-ai

Six perfect cities. One boy with an intense curiosity about the world he lives in, and wondering why it feels like there’s something wrong, or why does he feel like he doesn’t fit in. A stormy night, a door left opened. A wounded boy looking for a shelter from the storm. The meeting of these two boys will change the course of their lives from thereon, as well as the fate of the city called No. 6.

I’m going to follow a standard format my reviews from now on, half-assed they may be. This is the first one to be organized in this way (though technically, this is my third review. My first and second [half-assed] review’s here and here). Anyways.

Be warned: spoilers(?) abound.

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No. 6 – a briefer

Now I’m trying to finish reading No. 6, a manga adapted from the original novel by Asano Atsuko and drawn by Kino Hinoki. I just finished watching the anime version a couple of months ago for starters. So far, there’s only a couple of chapters left, and I can say that the anime was pretty faithful with the manga, with only a handful of scenes added (to fit the anime to the prescribed number of episodes, I guess?) I’m still looking for the novel. Hopefully it’s been translated in English. Will the anime and manga version prove faithful to the original version? Let’s find out in the near future.

I just came back from the dentist today, and the anesthesia’s starting to wear off, and my face hurt as fuck. A few minutes ago I thought I’m having migraines, but I just realized that it’s my whole face that’s hurting, not my head. Guess that’s what happens if they pull out a couple and most of them are wisdom teeth. Sheesh.

I’m just waiting for the anesthesia to wear off completely and the painkiller to take effect, so here I am trying to pass the time by reading.

Once I woke up later I’ll try my very best to write up a review about the manga and anime. Bear with me.

I’m tired of being a Christian

I’m tired. I’m tired of being a Christian. People say it’s only a term, only a word but that word feels like the lead apron at the dentist’s office. It’s pushing down on me from all sides, clipped tightly around my neck. It carries the weight of the hearts that have been wounded and the […]