Manhattan Joke

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This comic has +100 wish fufillment points! Seriously, I drew a good half of this comic entirely with my penis. I don’t know any girl anime fans, but I’m sure they don’t all have nice bodies and dress in next to nothing. Sorry. I let my imagination get the best of me! orz

But, being serious here, the art here is inconsistent. I am more or less happy with panels one and three. I feel panel two is a bit off, but it looks a bit better coloured (and with some light fixes from the original lineart.) I really tried to channel KyoAni here. Not sure how well I did. As far as writing goes, it’s pretty normal. Normal meaning horrible as usual!

Manabi Straight recently ended. People keep going on about how it had a satisfying ending, how it was great series and whatnot. While I do agree with them to a degree, I don’t think this is UFOtable’s best. Yes, it’s a great little show, but it’s missing the insanity I’ve come to know UFOtable for. I’ve only seen two of their other works, though (those being Futakoi Alternative and Coyote Ragtime Show) so maybe the rest are different? In any case, Manabi was far too down to Earth for me. Well, at least in my “I am watching a UFOtable show” frame of mind. I wanted that giant Akira explosion from the PVs to appear in the show! I wanted Momo to turn into a secret squid agent from Mars! I wanted something like that. But they fell short. I am happy with what came out though, but I’m just a tad disappointed. Oh well, I guess I can always re-watch Futakoi Alternative…

Another show which recently “ended” is Code Geass. I put “ended” in quotation marks because the last two episodes are set to air sometime in summer, and second season airing at some point beyond that. The last two episodes have been quite shocking. Hard to believe episode 21 was the lighthearted school festival episode! Sure, all these developments are the direct result of Lelouch simply fucking up but I think we all knew it wasn’t going to go smoothly in episode 22. I honestly have no clue where the story plans on going now (Jupiter?) but, we have to wait till SUMMER to see the end of it. >:|

I watched Shuffle! Memories 12 yesterday. I haven’t seen episodes 8-11, but that’s fairly inconsequential given they’re all recap. Episode 12 was nothing short of genius though. Why? It was basically porn. So good. Kaede was the best, as usual. I kind of wish there were more nudie shots of her, but we can’t be too greedy. But yeah, one of the greatest anime episodes I’ve ever seen. Now, for some highlights.


I believe (*´Д`)ハァハァ most accurately describes my feelings about the episode. Also, it wins for the totally non-subtle Haruhi reference. “I am not interested in any normal fish! If there is a God’s fish, then come to me! That is all” (yeah, it makes more sense in context)

Earlier today, while I was in the art store desperately searching for supplies, I took a look their “manga table.” Which is basically a table full of those “manga” art supplies (there is even a “manga” sketch pad, which is just a normal pad.) They always have this phonebook sized book there, simply called “Manga” (can’t find it on Amazon given the name is so general…) Basically, it’s a showcase of a ton of artists’ works. The writing isn’t very special. Each artist gets a little blurb, once in Japanese, once in English and some more in some other languages. The main draw here is the work that’s on display. All of it is just random clips from these artists’ works, but it’s so interesting to see such a wide variety of styles compiled into one book. I wouldn’t buy it, but it’s fun to flip through. If you do plan on buying it, be sure to show it to those people who say “all anime looks the same”, their minds will be blown.

That’s it for today. I haven’t done much but made a comic today, so I’ll get to working through my fansub/DVD backlog.

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13 Responses to Manhattan Joke

  1. aaron says:

    Is this the book you saw?

    I saw this not too long ago at Borders and was curious about it. I scored a new copy from an Amazon seller for about $10 shipped which was worth it. As you said the writing isn’t anything special, but it’s nice for all the illustrations. It also came with a DVD but I never got around to checking it out.

    Love the comic as always!

  2. Yeah, that’s the one.

    Glad you like the comic!

  3. Tomoyo says:

    I’m way behind on Manabi, but I have a feeling I may disagree on that one since I had issues with those other two series, even as I largely enjoyed them (I thought the continuity issues and scripting at the end of Coyote ruined the rest for me, and that Futakoi was amazing but all too introspective and angsty at times), so perhaps this one will work for me. Of their other shows, I thought Shinobuden was unfortunately overly adolescent in humor in the midst of otherwise great yuri humor and that Dokkoida was their funniest work ever, lol. Now THAT show was pure genius and I’d kill for a sequel… ;)

  4. Yeah, I’ve heard Dokkoida is their strongest. I keep seeing it at Tokyo Kid for only 30 dollars…

    CRS was bad because they took a plot that could fit into two hours and dragged it across 12 episodes. The week long wait between episodes made it even worse, given the tension put on by Graceland exploding is totally lost.

    Futakoi Alternative has all the stuff I like, even the emo (like well done emo.) Sure it’s uneven, but it’s all done really well. And the girls are cute :)

  5. David says:

    Nice. Don’t get it, but I do enjoy the art. I liked Tina’s costume, it was different than usual, but felt like it existed in a physical universe.

  6. roast-beefy says:

    “I swear to god my penis was on the brink of exploding for 12 episodes”

    God if that isn’t the truth.
    Watch Dokkoida. It’s amusing and crazy enough to keep up an interest.

  7. Yeah, I’ll get around to Dokkoida. I’ve seen it at Tokyo Kid for about 30 dollars. Just a matter of buying it.

    I recently acquired a Manabi doujin. Doesn’t have enough flat loli chest for my taste (as in they keep their shirts on) but it’s fairly good.

  8. roast-beefy says:

    Is it a scan? Because I’d like to institute a “PM me all your loli” rule if I could.

  9. Yes, it is hot scanz. Fresh from Share. I’ll pm it.

    Also I hope you like futa.

  10. roast-beefy says:

    I love how you mention the futanari after you send it. Whatevs, it was good. Too short though.

  11. Yeah. I doubt we’ll see anything substantial until summer comike… That one was from Sankuri.

  12. Tyciol says:

    Porn is prostitutes not sex!