1 08 2009

Man, I’m surprised this blog is still getting more traffic than I’ve expected even though I haven’t been updating it. I gotta thank Needless for this. Ever since the Anime for it came out, people have been visiting my site for Needless. Hahaha. Damn. I don’t know if I should be glad if an Anime for Needless came out. Because the only reason I read manga is that they aren’t on Anime. But an Anime got produced for Needless. I can’t say I didn’t expect this though. I did gave it a 8 out of 10 rating, after all. Great artwork, humorous cast, good fighting scenes. What’s not to like about Needless? I felt some parental love when I was watching the first episode of Needless. It was like, I don’t know, like, I don’t know, like, I don’t know, like… In case anyone’s wondering, I haven’t been reading much mangas. I’m too financially, and “time-ly”, burdened. I’ve been reading many self-improvement books lately. Yeah, I’m gonna be a better man. I bought like, ten volumes of Suzuka at Kinokuniya when they had their 20% store-wide discount for members and I haven’t even get past like, two of them. Oh what the hell.

I’m planning to get rid of my mangas if anyone wants to buy them, by the way. Only for deals in Singapore though. Sorry whites.

Now, I’m wondering if Bloody Monday is gonna get an Anime too. If you haven’t read it already, read it. After you’ve finished reading my post, of course. Anyone plays Dragonica? I’m on Elga server. Nick’s Zethmere. Hook me up sometime. If you manage to catch me online… that is. As you know I’m a weekday-prisoner at a certain military camp, serving National Slavery. So… yeah.

P.S: Man I still don’t know why this old shitty blog gets traffic while my other paid website flopped. Grrr…. And I can’t do advertisements on this site. Ack! Damn you guys

We have moved!!

26 06 2008

Hello everyone! I am very glad to announce that I finally got my own domain @! I’ve been wanting to get my own domain for a very, very, very long time but I didn’t have the time nor money. Anyway, I will bring you fresh manga reviews and more over at the new domain, so please do go there now! =)

The site is still pretty new and I’m still in the midst of changing the themes and stuff and trying to get everything running smoothly. It’s my first time owning a domain, so I’m pretty messed up. Oh, how exciting~

07-GHOST Vol. 1

8 06 2008

Tate Clyne had escaped from his military training school after a failed attempt to attack a commander from the military whom he remembered was the very one who killed his “Father” in his orphanage when he was younger. He succeeded in his escape but not without receiving a hit from the commander. Wounded, Tate fled the military school on the air bike to a nearby canyon, where a group of priests were having fun racing air bikes. It was then that Tate fell through the sky and crashed onto one of the most coarse priest you will ever meet.

And while Tate was recuperating in the church, the military was searching for him, determined to nab him. They made use of Mikage, Tate’s best buddy, to infiltrate the church but there was someone else in him. He was there to capture, or worse, kill Tate.

This title has action, something which I enjoy. But I can’t say I am really enjoying the action in this title. Maybe there’s too little or maybe it’s just not my style, I don’t know. The storyline is moderate, not excellent. It certainly needs a better plot to get me hooked. There’s also hints of shonen love in this title, but nothing much really. I’m hesitating to buy the second volume and I’ve read this since long ago. You can see how not tempted I am to continue this book. But I might.

Humor: 4/10
Plot: 5/10
Character Design: 6/10
Overall: 5/10

This title is only available in (as far as I know):

Author: 雨宮由樹 & 市原ゆき乃 (Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara)

Translations… done!

1 06 2008

Yeah, I have FINALLY finished the tedious translations for Black Jack NEO and has submitted it to Chuang Yi already. I have no idea when the english version will be coming out but I am really looking forward to it! It’s going to be my first translated book! Yeeaahh!! It was fun and I got to read comics without paying, I also learnt a lot, in terms of Japanese and translating. I’m really looking forward to translating the second volume of the series.

Anyway, they have told me to translate another series. Seems like there aren’t any time for me to take a break, huh? Translating is definitely tedious and on top of that, I’m holding another part-time. A million two thousand and five hundred apologies for the lack of manga review updates. I… really don’t have the time. I spent all my off days translating the manga, damn! I miss writing manga reviews =(

By the way, I checked out Kinokuniya and Volume five of Bloody Monday is out! Sweet! I didn’t had much money with me but I couldn’t resist. You know what I mean.

Accepted @ Chuang Yi!

13 05 2008

Well, well, my apologies for not announcing this sooner but I have been commissioned a few days ago by Chuang Yi to do a short two book series! I didn’t do too well for the mini translation test but I guess they still wanted to try me so here I am! Anyway, I don’t know if I am supposed to reveal what title I am doing but they didn’t say anything about it so here it goes. It’s BlackJack NEO. If I am not wrong, it is a very, very, very, very old manga that got re-drawn by another artist or something. The style of the drawing is not like the usual anime or manga that you see but no it isn’t bad at all.

I haven’t finish reading reading the book so I can’t really do a review on it yet. And for those who wants to read the manga, DON’T READ IT ONLINE! Hahaha, wait for Chuang Yi to publish it (it’s in English, BTW) then you BUY IT AND READ. Do give me your support! Haha! Hope I can do a good job out of it. But it’s really taking its toll on me since I have another part-time job as well. I am currently doing the translations when I am on the train to work and back. And sometimes, even when I am having my break at work. I’m so hardworking, haha.

Anyway, a little while more and I have to be off to work! Do stay tuned for my updates and manga reviews to come! Support it when it comes out arh! ^^

Psycho Busters Vol. 1

30 04 2008

Psycho Busters Cover #1

Kakeru has just been possessed and led to a dilapidated house where a group of psychics are taking refuge from the organization that they have escaped from. What I do not understand is why Kakeru has to be forced there when the young female psychic appeared in his room, naked. Weird, I thought all men would follow her willingly after beholding such a sight! But anyway… They did not manage to have more than a mere few peaceful moments when the organization surrounded their hideout. In an unlucky turn of events, a gun trigger was pulled at our powerless and harmless protagonist. Whether it was pure luck or Kakeru’s undiscovered power that saved him we do not know yet, but the bullet was deflected by a falling rubble from the ceiling. What are the chances a falling rubble will stop a gun bullet going for you at 300 mph/s? Zero! Kakeru has got to have a hidden power, just like all the other typical mangas out there. I admit I was was quite put off when I realized this. Yet, I was equally pleased to find out that in the rest of Kakeru’s confrontations with the bad psychics, no psychic abilities from Kakeru’s part helped them won the battles (at least in volume one). On the other hand, it reminds me greatly of another series in which the protagonist relied only on his wits and physical mettle to fight unnatural forces and that is… Mx0.

Overall, I find this title to be entertaining thus far and I am curious as to what power is lying dormant in Kakeru, if any. A solid clue that suggests that Kakeru does indeed possess a power would be the leader of the captivators mentioning that he has found a Category Zero. Another thing that might get you interested in reading this would be that this is actually the same author/mangaka as GetBackers. So GetBackers fans, what are you waiting for?

Humor: 5/10
Plot: 7/10
Character Design: 6/10
Overall: 7/10

Author: 青樹佑夜 (Yuya Aoki)

This title is available in:
Chinese (超能力少年)

I’m Christianly Busy!

28 04 2008

No time!!

Yes, I know I said I would churn out a manga review after some time but I apologize for failing to do so as I have been so busy at my part-time job. No, it’s not the manga translator job, I haven’t got it yet. That will only come in during May. Anyway, I’m now working part-time at Christian Dior! It’s located at Isetan Scotts, the one at Orchard, near the Orchard MRT station. I’m the only male promoter there so if you do see me, come in and say konnichiwa or something. Just tell me you’re just saying hi so you won’t be served by my lousy sales promoting skills.

Anyway, I am really sorry for not keeping my word and the lack of manga reviews. I really hope I can get some time off and squeeze out a manga review. I haven’t buy nor read mangas in centuries! Oh dear, my Japanese must be getting rusty.

I must be off by now, working in the morning shift tomorrow. Aahhh~~ Don’t forget to drop by and say konnichiwa! =)

Translator Position @ Chuang Yi

18 04 2008

That\'s right, I\'m a cute lil\' girl!

Hello, people! How are you? It’s been long since I updated this mansion of mine, yeah? Anyway, I have good news! When I got my holidays after graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, I sent my resume to Chuang Yi in hopes of securing a translator position. While they said that there were no slots available during that time, it wouldn’t hurt to send my resume over, and so I did. At long last, a good news was sitting in my e-mail inbox yesterday night. Like, I’ve been waiting for it for sooo looong! Chuang Yi had just e-mailed me that they would like to commission me for a short two book series that they MIGHT have in May!

However, nothing is confirmed yet as they require me to take a test to see if I’m a suitable candidate, whether be it my Japanese language proficiency or translating style. Man, this rocks! I’d be able to read my favourite mangas and do what I usually do, but get paid for it! Yay! ^_^ Hopefully they will like my translations and commission me for it. =D

And oh, give me just a liiitle bit more time and you’d have one fresh manga review coming your way


4 04 2008


I apologize for the serious lack of manga reviews these few weeks. I am really sorry, as I have too much on my hands that I don’t even have time for reading mangas anymore! Anyway, I really love this title and what really attracted me was its cover art. Look at its drawing quality! There’s something about it that tells you that it’s going to be an ass-kicking, awesome title to read. You know what I mean. Anyway, the review!

Due to the World War III, many areas in Japan are contaminated and ruined beyond hope. Also known as Black Spots, these places are isolated from the rest of the country by huge walls. As time passes, some people started living in the Black Spots and among them, some discovered powers like controlling fire, wind and other supernatural abilities. People who have such powers like them are called, “Needless”. On the other hand, a drug-making company, Simeon, has gathered a group of only the strongest Needless to begin a plan of what they call Needless Hunting. Needless who were hunted each had a part of their body missing. Rumors has it that the drug-making company is actually holding human body experiments in order to develop a drug that could grant immortality.

A boy who was part of a resistance group against Simeon escaped death when Adam Blade, the protagonist, destroyed the mechanical Needless hunter without use of any form of powers. In order to keep its secrets safe, a Needless was dispatched in order to get rid of Blade. But when that failed, the two personal guards of Adam Arkwright, leader of Simeon Needless group, were sent to succeed the uncompleted task.

All in all, the plot is somewhat decent, not great. However, the plot isn’t what I’m reading this manga for, though I’m not saying the plot sucks, it’s decent. But it’s the fighting scenes that I’m looking forward to! The intense blood and sweat battles between Needless! If you love fighting scenes like a true shonen does, then you’ll do good not to miss this title. The fight between Eve, the heroine on the left side of the picture above, and one of the personal guard of Arkwright at the end of volume one was totally ass-kicking! It was an overwhelming one-sided battle but at last they managed to figure out his trick (but readers were not informed, yet). And that’s when volume one ended on me. God damn, I swear I picked volume two right away when I went down to Kinokuniya after that. There’s a few humorous moments here and there in this title, not much, but when it decides to make you laugh, you would. They weren’t just tickles, they were LOL moments.

Humor: 5/10
Plot: 6/10
Character Design: 9/10
Overall: 8/10

Author: 今井 神 (Kami Imai)

This title only available in:

Finally… Bloody Monday #4!

26 03 2008


I finally went to Liang Court Shopping Centre for the first time in my life. I have heard that there were a lot of Japanese comics there compared to the main store Kinokuniya but I’ve never seen it for myself before today. And yeah, there were really a lot more Japanese comics there than at the main Store at Takashimaya. I probably won’t b going to the main store to get comics unless I know that what I want is available there lol, since Liang Court is remotely deserted I don’t want to go there if I don’t have to.

And yes… while browsing the gallery of comics available there, I saw something I couldn’t find for weeks in the main store that made my heart stopped for a moment. A comic with a green spine… Bloody Monday volume four! I pulled it out of the shelf immediately and proceeded to check if there was enough money left in my wallet. After confirming I have enough spare money to buy the book I went to the cashier immediately. =D Okay, then I continued on my work again. Hahahaha, yes I was working when I was at Liang Court, I had to do something there. Ahaha. =D I hope my boss doesn’t see this…

But anyway my work has ended today, for a while, until there are more things for me to do. So hopefully I’ll be able to do more reading and reviewing of manga. XD