Doujinshi, anyone?

…a very popular theme to explore is non-canonical pairings of characters in a given show (for dōjinshi based on mainstream publications). Many such publications contain yaoi or yuri… motives, either as a part of non-canon pairings, or as a more direct statement of what can be hinted by the main show.

Anime. Manga. Action Figures. Live Actions. Cosplay Costumes. Anime Pins. Anime posters… Doujinshi, anyone? Though anime and manga are very popular, you can’t really say that DJs are getting left behind. Especially if you’re a girl who just loves to see two *ahem* straight *ahem* guys make out and well, you know the three letter word. So, what exactly are DJs? Well, I would love to bore you with a lot of juicy details about it but that’s not really my job. So to make it short- it’s a self published stuff from different people, mostly manga-ka though. Then over the years it kinda changed and now, many DJs are based from existing series… I hoped I actually made somebody understand what DJs are. But there’s always google.

And so, where can we find DJs? Well, i mostly read it online. It’s not as if, I can buy it here. NZ sucks. So, here’s some sites with DJs translated:

Aarinfantasy

Dragonfly

Nihonomaru

Truthfully, I’m not that addicted to DJs just yet. SO I can’t give any sites without really a guarantee that it’s good. But the sites above are the best. Also, if you want to know some more sites, try here: Save Our Doujinshi. Now, I gave you a great list of sites and I advertised the club! Great!

What really got me into DJ is the fact that you get to see two straight guys together… and the great drawing. Yoneda Kou, is one of my favorite. Just recently, I became addicted to Katekyo Hitman Reborn, it’s because of these DJs:

Katekyo Hitman Reborn- Hibari X Yamamoto DJs

“Mr. and Mr. Hitman?” is based from the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It’s a really good DJ and it’s long… so that’s a bonus. He he. As for Initiative and Dilemma, I just love them together. they’re so perfect!

I guess, that concludes this entry. I’m kinda tired now.

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Katekyo Hitman Reborn

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!… it took me 11 search for spoilers, 5 search for characters and 2 search for doujinshis until I finally remember what’s next to K. Seriously.

So, info about KHR:

English Name: Home Tutor Hitman Reborn!
(Romaji) Synonym: Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!
Japanese: 家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!
Genres: Action, Comedy, School,Shounen, Super Power (via MyAnimeList)
Plot: Known as “No Good Tsuna,” Tsuna has never excelled in sports, school and social life. One day, his life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Reborn, a mafia assassin who shoots him with a Dying Will Bullet. With Reborn around, will Tsuna finally get rid of his undesirable title and become worthy to sit at the head of the Vongola Family? (via MyAnimeList)
… and it’s still publishing.

I think I first heard of the anime when I was browsing through anime stuff. I was interested but just that. Then I was looking for pics in Forevermore Gallery, which is down because of a virus, then I saw the name… ah… I don’t remember but it’s a mangaka who draws really well. Then I search his name and saw this forum about djs in Nihomaru, which is a good site kinda like Aarinfantasy, and I got hooked with Reborn djs.

Anyway, I tried the manga and wow. I was laughing throughout the whole volume 1-4. It was really funny and even though it’s short, the chapters I mean, i love it. It’s funny and it’s unique. Normally, I don’t read manga with a lot of characters… I made an exception. But volume 5-6, well, I… let’s just say it got too much. It’s volume 6 and more and more characters are getting introduced and it’s getting sillier by the chapters. I told you I was laughing from volume 1-4? well, I was scanning through volume 5-6, i didn’t even read properly. It’s mediocre. There’s no development anymore and the characters are getting annoying. I saw in one review that if you get past 7 volumes you’re gonna get hit by a bag full of plot… well, hit me now please. I’ve been waiting for a long long time for that plot.

And so, I don’t know… will I continue reading it? Maybe. Thinking about it now, I got so far… 6 volumes. I can do it, i think.
So, scores:
Art: 9/10. I love it. it’s not so distinctive but just right.
Story: Hmm… tough. 9/10 for volumes 1-4. 6/10 for volumes 5-6.
Characters: 9/10. Love all of them. They’re so funny and lovable. Even Lambo!! Except the weird guy with Long something in his name.

So, now, over all… well, 9/10. I still love it.