Archive for the ‘GOTH’ Category

On manga migration and ‘perfect’ anime endings

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Rei Ayanami

I finally found myself a great Rei picture that has her smiling and having fun. Oh, if only Rei were like this – but at least there’s something to expect with Rebuild, right?

This is the problem when you lack disk space. Eventually, because of the lack of things one watches, one writes sparsely and without volume. Although a lot of people who have commented told me that I could obtain extra HD space or new HDs for a cheap price, you may have underestimated our poverty and our dearth of resources right now. Our family just has enough for its bare necessities; my parents pay for my Internet, however, because they no longer pay for my schooling – they only pay for my food, lodging, and Internet. We’re by no means rich, however, so obtaining a new HD is out of the question. I guess the only thing left for me to do is to purge my computer clean of everything: that is, I may delete all the anime I’ve been storing in my computer, just as what scottfrye does with his laptop. There are still good news, however: my new DVD writer has arrived from US given as a gift from my aunt, but my mom’s reluctant to send it here for fear of disrupting the fragile internal components of that technological innovation. What do I have now, then? (more…)

GOTH

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Itsuki Kamiyama
This manga is seriously entertaining and fucked-up; it, however, also has hot shoujos and shounen – and death is a pervading theme. 

I read the NHK manga in disparate reading binges done in two days. While reading the manga, I saw one manga chapter containing the advertisement for a manga called GOTH. Hoping that I could find it somewhere, I searched for it in the Internet and IRC, and finally found it yesterday at the website of one of the groups translating the manga. I found out that it was an already completed project as well as a finished manga. I then seeked some synopsis from the Internet so as to acquaint myself with the manga’s subject matter. I then read that it was about two students obsessed with death. It’s not exactly the synopsis that invites many, but I liked such things: for one, I read through all sixty-eight chapters of the MPD Psycho manga as well as up to the most recent chapter of Leviathan (translated, at least). Gore, bodily mutilation, the dark side of humanity, sanity’s eclipse – all are alright with me as long as they were elements that enabled the manga artists (both the writer and illustrator) to deliver a wonderfully wrought story, which I think MPD and Leviathan did. Then again, I haven’t read that much manga, but one can already observe my interest in the quirks and foibles of men and the darker cases of broken psyches, at least in the manga I read. (more…)