Happy New Nyaa~

Blogged by on Tuesday May 18th, 2010 at 6:52 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others, Zics du moment | 1 Comment »

Zic(s) du moment :
Kanae Ito & Yuka Iguchi & Ayana Taketatsu – Happy New Nyaa (Mayoi Neko Overrun OP)
Kanae Ito & Yuka Iguchi & Ayana Taketatsu – Icha Love Come Home (Mayoi Neko Overrun ED)

Last week, I went buying the latest volume of Otaku no Musume-san at Akiba’s Toranoana, when I also came across the first volume of Mayoi Neko Overrun’s manga version.

When I looked at the cover, I didn’t find anything special about it at first. But when rapidly checking inside the book, it made me remember that article on Sankaku saying that Yabuki-sensei was actually in charge of the manga adaptation. So, happy new nyaa action + Yabuki-sensei art = AUTOMATIC GETTO

I actually have yet to read it, but I took a few pics of the inside.

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Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu (1)

Blogged by on Monday February 22nd, 2010 at 4:45 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 0 Comments »

Today’s random scans posting action is the first volume of The Disappearance Of Yuki Nagato-chan (長門有希ちゃんの消失, The Vanishing Of Nagato Yuki-chan) by Puyo, the author of the “Haruhi-chan” serie.

Unlike the Haruhi-chan serie, this is not a gag manga. It doesn’t have all the SD crazyness (just a tiny bit) nor the sudden epic GAR action. Well, it’s still a comedy manga, since it’s actually sweet and refreshing rabukome about Disappearance Nagato.

Also, even though it’s based on the ‘Disappearance’, this is not about what would have happened if Kyon didn’t press the ‘enter’ key. The ‘Disappearance’ world is the default world here, this is just slice-of-life about a ‘normal’ litterature club and its 3 members, and about a shy girl and her one-sided love.

So, will you press the ‘enter’ key ? Y/N ? if not, then click ‘read more’~

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K-on! – volume 1 ~ 3

Blogged by on Tuesday January 5th, 2010 at 2:54 am in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 0 Comments »

Today’s random scans posting action is the 3rd volume of K-on, which has been released some weeks ago.

I guess I don’t really have to say anything about K-on. It’s one of the best anime of 2009, a slice-of-life comedy about 4 cute girls making a music band, which is hated like crazy by underaged otacunts because of its (too) high popularity. Maa, fuck them.

So I wanted to post scans from volume 3, which is all new stuff, but I will first post stuffs from volume 1 and 2. Actually, that’s when reading the manga that you can notice how KyoAni made an amazing work when adapting this. ‘Cause, just like for Lucky Star, KyoAni made it 150% better than the original work. Some of the best moments of the show are actually KyoAni-originals, such as when Mio and Ritsu fight. But the manga also has a bit of original goodness, so here’s a bit from the early volumes for getting started~

The ‘Mugivision’ ! XD
<3 <3 <3

Yui preparing for the keionbu’s PV~
She’s so funny and cute~

Volume 2 goes from when Azunyan joins to when the anime ends (including the special ep).
w00t for Yui x Azunyan never ending goodness~

Ponytail Mugi and meganekko Mio~

First panel :3
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Manga version gets breast groping~

Yui has no problem trading Mio for free guitar maintenance.
I’m ready to repair you guitar anytime, Yui~

Right : Manga Mugi-chan is actually a dark Jedi. XD
Left : Azunyan gets a nosebleed at Mio’s shimapan~ XD <3 <3 <3

Omake pages are HAWT

Gets epic omake manga too.
R : “Welcome to summer camps’ traditionnal ‘let’s take a picture of her sleeping face’ corner ! Right now, we’re in front of Azusa Nakano’s room !”
M : (why did I have to come too…)
R : “Ok then let’s use the key we got from Mugi~”
M : “So Mugi is helping too…”
R : “Shitsurei shimasu~”
R : “… Are ? Looks like we’ve been beaten to it. Sasuga Yui~”
M : “… wait, the door was locked, right ?”
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Together forever~

Volume 3 starts here !

I’m testing the ‘click for moar !’ feature, so click the button for moar fuwafuwa time ! As I said before, anime covers the two first volumes, so volume 3 is new stuffs that you might see in season 2.

Ritsu go !

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The iDOLM@STER Break ! – vol. 2

Blogged by on Friday November 20th, 2009 at 6:24 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 0 Comments »

This one came out since a while already, but posting some random scans from it anyway. Read first volume’s article here.


Errr what can I say about it… I dunno, really. I can’t really say that this book filled me with enthusiasm. Cover says everything about the story, but anyway if you’ve heard about the PSP games you could tell what would happen anyway. No development regarding the romance, and the service is still very light and innocent. Only good point about this book : Takane. I’m actually not so familiar with the PSP characters (Hibiki and Takane), but I found her to be the most interesting character so far in this manga. If she gets some nice character development in the next volume she could end up being one of my favs in iM@S.

Not so much <3 to deliver this time, but here are some scans anyway.

The girls have finally acknowledged Yutaro as their producer-san, except Chihaya of course.

During a live performence, Yutaro was nowhere to be seen and didn’t even watch his protégées’ concert. But it was because he was trying to get more people watching the concert. It was enough for turning Chihaya deredere and being acknowledged by her.

The girls from 961 (Kuroi) Prod interrupt the end of the concert.

They’re hawt~
The release of their debut single has been fixed at the same date as the release of the 765 Prod girls’ new single. the war is declared~

Then the author throws some ‘servicey’ interlude chapter without any connection with the above story. Yeah, doesn’t really get any other purpose than that (as you can see from the scan, it was a fully colored chapter in the publisher magazine). I’m gladly welcoming it tho.

Miko Iori & Yayoi~
Why ? Don’t ask~

Obligatory breast measurement scene~
Miki : “Even if you have small breasts I love you, Chihaya-san.”
Mune nante kazari desu. Erai hito ni wa sore ga wakarai no desu.

Random fantasy~

This manga makes us remember that idol is really a shitty job, like in this chapter in which Haruka and Yukiho are asked to sing for 50 secondes in boiling hot water… lol

Takane, who happened to be in the same studio with Hibiki, stops a guy from the staff who was forcing Yukiho to enter into the hot water during the rehearsal before the actual show. Seeing Takane’s GARness, Yukiho became a fan of her, lol.
Me too. XD <3 <3 <3

Yutaro even manages to get a charming smile from the cool Takane thanks to his thoughtfulness and his frankness.
Takane’s smile <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

He even made her being a bit dere.
Way to go, Yutaro ! Let them take Miki and get Takane in exchange. XD

R- RYO !!! XD

A guy from 761 found out that the idols were living together with their producer-san. You know what happen next…

And so this volume ends with Miki joining 761 Prod.~

Well… don’t have any more things to say about it other than everything I’ve said at the begining of this post. Next volume will probably be the last volume, I don’t think iM@S is good enough material for a long manga. Well, maybe it is, but Fujima-sensei kinda fails at making something really entertaining.


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Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou (manga)

Blogged by on Thursday November 19th, 2009 at 10:50 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 0 Comments »

Been a while without any random manga posting action. Scans are pilling up and I didn’t have so much time for posting them lately. Anyway, today’s manga post is about the adaptation of an anime from this summer season : Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou.

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I happened to come across the first volume in the second-hand books some weeks ago, and oh nice coincidence volume 2 got released recently. I think this manga is kinda aimed to people familiar with the novels or the anime. But anyway, here’s a bit about the story for people who doesn’t know it : Koyomi Morishita is a highschool girl who’s often mistaken for an elementary school girl because of her short size and her klutziness. She fails at everything she does, and has hard time finding something she would good at. One day, she finds a flyer about a magic school, and decides to go find that school in order to learn magic, feeling that magic is finally the thing for her. There, she will learn of the existence of ‘Modern Magic’ (magic that can be used by anyone by using computers and codes), and finds out that she has a unique inner ability : she can dispel any code (magic spell) and turns them into metal washtub.

The anime ended not so long ago so this manga sure comes at the perfect time, bringing moar Yumiko-chan, Kaho-chan, Morishita and Misa-san goodness. Again it’s time for <3s delivery, baby. Starting right now.

It starts with random chapters introducing all the characters. Mostly stories we got to see in the anime, such as the story when Moroshita is searching for a lost cat or when hunting ‘ghost’ at school. It gets lovely Yumiko x Morishita moments right in the begining~

Kaho-chan XD

Then it goes chronologically, with Morishita searching for the Anehara school after she saw the flyer.
And her first encounter with Yumiko-chan <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Nice art, I luv Yumiko-chan’s facial expressions a lot in this manga~

Just like in the anime (IIRC), Yumiko attacks Morishita later when she learns she’s Misa-san’s disciple.
During the fight, Morishita’s scarf gets burned. The next day, Yumiko brings a new scarf for her… but Morishita got one already XD
Man those faces of Yumiko-chan are so damn lovely <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

The second half of the book is all about Kaho-chan, and how she actually became friends with Morishita~
Starting with that happy loli Kaho-chan scene they showed in the anime, when she witnesses the ‘Chrismas Shopper’.

Kaho-chan makes her approach on Morishita when she first hears her bringing up ‘(modern) magic’ during a discussion with random classmates. Kaho-chan, who actually doesn’t really believe in magic, tells the others that Morishita is actually talking about programming.

… because when Kaho-chan told her parents about what she saw that day, her parents told her that she was dreaming and that magic doesn’t exist. But still, SHE WANTS TO BELIEVE ! XD and since then she’s been quite obsessed by that song (Daisy Daisy).
M : “Iinchou, do you like that song ?”
K : “!”
M : “Ah sorry, I didn’t want to surprise you. I just wanted to thank you for earlier”
K : “Earlier ?”
M : “Yup. That suprised me when you stepped on my foot, but you lied for me, right ? They would surely think I’m weird, bringing up magic like that…”
K : “What about me ?”
M : “Eh ?”
K : “Didn’t you think that I would find you weird too ?”
M : “Well… Since you know a lot about computers, I thought you had heard about it already. Modern magic…”
K : (Modern Magic ? It was something I had never heard of. I never saw these words even on the internet)

Then she starts sticking to Morishita for learning more about modern magic. Of course, Morishita is always willing to show some magic and make people believe in it…

… and she activates the Chrismas Shopper.

Misa-san appears, and Kaho-chan finally meets with the creator of the Chrismas Shopper~
End of volume 1~

Volume 2 welcomes you with delicious Kaho-chan swimsuit~

Showing various faces too~

Kaho-chan finally gets to witness gendai mahou again when Morishita transforms the Chrismas Shopper code into washtubs.

Kaho-chan’s rare smile~

Kaho-chan’s rare smile (2) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
K : “Morishita, for the second time in my life I’ve been extremely lucky”
M : “Eh ? What ?”
K : “That means I thank you for having shown me something great”
M : “Eh ? W- well then, can I consider you my friend ?” (<< earlier when Misa-san asked to Kaho-chan if she was a friend of Morishita, she said that they were just classmates, awww)
K : “Yes. But, don’t call me iinchou.”
M : “Ok, Kaho-chan !”
<3 <3 <3

After the Kaho-chan arc, it gets non-animated random yet nice chapters.
Such as… onsen chapter ! <3

Morishita accidentally drops everybody’s underwears.
But something is missing…

Yumiko’s pantsu is nowhere to be found ! (Nopan Yumiko-chan… classic ? XD)

But Morishita takes her responsabilities, and does her possible at protecting Yumiko’s ‘privacy’ XD

Sneaking out when everybody’s asleep for finding a convini…

Morishita is found out and has to tell to Yumiko what happened…
Y : “You lost my pantsu… That’s why you were so strange today !”
M : “Uuu I’m sorry Yumiko-chan, because of me you…”
Y : “Raise your head, Koyomi ! I’m not blaming you !”
M : “h- hai…”

……………… KITAAAAAA ! ! ! ! XD

Misa & Kaho : “(haitenai…)” (<that grows up to be one of the lines in anime I like to hear the most XD )
Since it comes from Morishita, Yumiko accepts the pantsu~
M : “Err… this pantsu…”
Y : “It’s a return gift for yesterday. That’s something I’m not wearing anymore so you can have it.”
M : “(which means… USED PANTSU)”
K : “Don’t worry, Morishita. It comes from somebody who doesn’t wear pantsu to begin with so…”
Yumiko is so tsundere for Morishita~
… and W00T FOR NOPAN ! XD
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
On the other hand, I’m pretty sure that Yumiko-chan, even if she never wears pantsu, would be glad to wear Morishita’s used pantsu~

Swimsuits again~
Kaho : is that some Hamzawa-san cosplay ? XD
Anyway, cute~ Just like that SD Kaho-chan on the right~

Morishita is all happy about her ‘new’ adult pantsu, but her classmates continue to consider her as a kid…
but Morishita is well-decided to show them how much of an adult she is, so she decides to find a baito so she can buy more adult underwears ! XD

Yumiko hears the news from Kaho-chan, and decides to go check Morishita’s baito, cause she just can’t leave her alone~
I wub her worrying face a lot~

And there aren’t so much jobs a girl can do in akiba…

Yumiko mistakes that random maid cafe for the Dream (C) Club XD

Not surprisingly, she ends up working there too so she can have an eye on her beloved Morishita~

Not suprisingly again, she sucks at it.

So it doesn’t take long before they get fired XD

Yumiko finally notices her mistake…
Y : “Anyway, I don’t think it’s a good job for you !!” <<< looks so cute <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Seeing how Yumiko is worried about her, Morishita gives up about finding a baito~
Medetashi, medetashi~

Random chapter again, with Morishita getting top grade at an exam thanks to a magical pencil she got from Misa-san… XD

Since Morishita can’t hide the fact that she’s dumb any longer, Yumiko, who’s so thoughtful when it concerns Morishita, prepares a magical room in which the flow of time is magically altered (1 day is worth 1 year)… and she locks Morishita inside for 7 days for studying XD

When she finally goes out from the room, she’s like the super saiyan of studies XD

But you can so tell what happens next… XD

Still with the random chapters, Morishita decides to go in the past by using a ghost script for giving to her loli self the flyer, so she would meet with Misa-san earlier and become a super magician~ XD
Of course, Yumiko is tagging along~

Loli Yumiko appears too~

But again, Morishita wants to show some magic to her loli self and ends up dispelling the ghost script.

But it wasn’t totally in vain, cause the paper she gave to her loli self is actually the paper she found 6 years later, the one which made her to go find Misa-san XD
Medetashi medetashi~

And then I see this :
Final Chapter : Last Days
… wait, WHAAAAAAAAAT ?!?!!!! Already ?! o_o
Where’s all the fights, the drama, that Jean-Jacques jerk and all the stuff about Digitalis and the Sorceress Library ? :o
Dondake… orz
Anyway, last chapter is about Morishita not showing up for several days because of some weird code Misa-san used on her, and of course Yumiko is worried like mad.

That code actually locked Morishita’s ability to transform codes into washtubs.
… and thanks to this, she actually became the most powerful magician ever XD

But at the same time, it caused a change in her personality : she wants to take over the world ! XD

Morishita became deh new Sephiroth and strolls around in town controlling everybody’s mind so she can get everything she wants.

M : “You and me, we can rule the world !”
Kaho-chan’s face in the bottom panel of the right page hurt me… still, I dunno if she’s sad because of what Morishita became, or because she hasn’t been chosen for ruling the world with her XD.

And the manga ends with the inevitable fight between Yumiko and Morishita.
What will happen to Earth ?! The conclusion in volume 2 !
… Wait, that’s actually the reversed final fight of the anime XD

This manga was a nice addition to the anime, since it gets many ‘slice-of-life’ stories we didn’t get in the tv show. But Japan sure knows how to ruin my fun by doing short manga like that. I mean, I was actually expecting this manga to be my regular amount of Gendai Mahou goodness… orz



Lucky Star – volume 7

Blogged by on Thursday October 22nd, 2009 at 1:52 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 3 Comments »

We have waited 13 months for it, and it’s finally here. New Lucky Star fix.


It’s always a bit difficult to find something to say about manga as famous as Lucky Star, because you guys already know what you will find in it. Slice-of-life, random situations, light humor, otaku talk… Everything you have known before is still here. But with uber awesome art.

Now, about what this book brings new in the RakiSutaverse (more details in the random scans’ comments as usual) :

– Konata and her crew are now college students (they have graduated at the end of volume 6). But actually, we don’t really get to see their campus life.

– Yutaka, Minami and Hiyori are now second-year. Sakuraba-sensei was the teacher in charge of their class during first-year, but for their second-year it’s Kuroi-sensei. So rejoice, Nanako fans, she’ll still be around.

– 2 new characters get introduced : Izumi Watase, and Patrica Martin (!?)

Ok, time for the random scans.

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Yoshimizu-sensei’s art is really at its best, making LS even more enjoyable to read. Just like volume 6, volume 7 contained a nice bunch of delicious sketches. The author has been doing lot of effort on the characters’ clothes, they all look very cool. And Kagamin never looked so beautiful <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Random cute Kagamin 4komas.
Right : Kagamin accidentally deletes all her mails.
Center : T “Cheer up, onee-chan…” K “What is done is done, it can’t be helped. Don’t worry about it”… but last panel awwww
Left : Tsukasa told everyone about it, and they’re sending mails to Kagamin.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

As I said, we don’t really get to see Kona-chan & co as college students. We just get some hints, such as the fact that everybody got separated, except Konata and Misao who ended up in the same university.

First comic, first panel : I so looove Minami’s funny faces. The author is definitely the only one who can make Minami looks this funny and cute. People calling Minami a Nagato-character : you’re all so fucking wrong.
Last comic : Misao and Ayano call Kagamin ‘Hiiragi(-chan)’, but they respectively call Tsukasa ‘Tsukasa’ and ‘Hi-chan’. Kagami : “(Wait… isn’t there something wrong here ?)” XD
On a side note, there’re some unexpected developmenta between some characters. Like, Tsukasa and Ayano actually became great friends. There’s even a comic about them sending mails to each others a whole night, or going out just the two of them.

So, here’s the whole deal about Patty in this book :
As a reminder, Patty is a character who’s been created for the drama cd. Tho KyoAni gave her decent time of appearance in the anime, the author just never knew how to use her in the actual manga. So, she appeared only a few times until now.
But seems like the author finally thought of a way of using her in the story : Patty is an exchange student who comes to live at Konata’s place. But doing so, the author has actually RESETED ALL THE CHARS’ MEMORIES OF PATTY O_o
She got introduced just as if she had never appeared before, and nobody knows her. She directly joins Yutaka’s class as a second year student, making all the time they spent as first-years as if it never happened.
Really weird… but heh, now Patty gets a reason to appear more often, so I guess it’s ok… ?

random KOU-CHAN-SEMPAI MY LOVE moment.
First comic : Kou (who’s now a third year) find a love-letter in her desk… which is actually for Kagamin XD
Second comic : Hiyorin and Yama-san (new sub-char) see the name on the letter and believe that Kou is gay for Kagamin…
nice misunderstanding <3 XD

Izumi Watase KITA
Izumi is an iinchou (most likely the one of Yutaka’s class, Hiyori calls her iinchou in the last comic) but she doesn’t want anyone to know that she’s an otaku… failed at it XD

Tsukasa is asked by Kona-chan to get a sign from Akira-sama, but ends up giving her own name. XD
Tsukasa ttara~

<3 <3 <3

Various Hiyori faces and hairstyles in just three 4koma.
Second comic, first and third panels : <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

I’ve already arged many times and on many place about how I wanted to see LS characters in short stories instead of 4koma, even if it’s just once in a while. Looks like the author heard me, since he delivered a very vey VERY cute SHORT STORY, full of YutaMina goodness and awesome art.
The school is organizing some marathon event, and Yutaka and Minami get a light argument cause Yutaka doesn’t want Minami to give up on the race for looking after her. This thing was so damn cute… Hope to see more of these things in the future. GJ, Yoshimizu-sensei !

And I’m done already. I know, that was only a few scans, but since LS is all about randomness it’s hard to find comics which stand out and on which I have something to comment about.

I guess it’s about time for KyoAni to make another season, don’t you think ? The graduation event from volume 6 would come in handy for an ending to it~

Well, until then… I guess I will really have to get a PSP this chrismas for getting my next LS fix…




the iDOLM@STER >>>relations

Blogged by on Wednesday August 26th, 2009 at 6:18 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 3 Comments »

Some weeks ago, I came across the first volume of a iM@S manga at Book-Off.

Since I wasn’t expecting anything good from it, I put that book way back in my reading queue, and I finally gave it a read some days ago.

As a iM@S fanboy, I had to make a post about it. And well, made already a post about ‘Break !’ (see here) so I had to make a post about this one too.


‘relations’ is a 2 volumes-long manga which as been released last year. The art isn’t as good as in ‘Break’, and it gets 0 service, but I must say that I found the story way, WAY better. Yup, surprisingly enough, the story is rather interesting, making it the best iM@S related manga I’ve read so far.

As I did for ‘Break’, I won’t go for a long summary of the story, so I’ll just throw the usual random scans with comments.

Unlike ‘Break’, ‘relations’ features all the idols from the game, but the main character is actually Miki.

A short time after having recruited Miki, Producer-san decides to make her start as a member of a trio unit, the ‘Namco Angels’, with Iori and Yukiho.
Surprisingly, the author’s choice works and it ends up being a rather cute trio~, GJ !

In this manga, Chihaya is already a top idol, nicknamed ‘the idol who never smiles’. She was Producer-san’s former protégé, but they ‘broke up’ for some mysterious reason, which is apparantly why she constantly has this sad face.

On the other side, Producer-san decides to use her new protégé’s bright smile as her #1 charm point (who said that her main charm point was her breasts ?).

But when the trio finally gets some popularity, Producer-san decides to disband it so Miki can make her solo debut.

Then, Miki starts feeling all lonely, and misses Iori and Yukiho. That was cute~

But after some words from her two friends, Miki finally gets a grip of herself.
M : ” ‘Top Idol’ is the summit, right ?”
P : “?”
M : “It’s the best, right ?”
P : “Well, yeah.”
M : “Everybody will have to do what I say, right ?”
P : “Well… That’s a bad way to put it, but yeah in this business you can have this kind of power…”
M : “Then, I’ll become a Top Idol ! You said that I should have an objective ? Then I’ll become a Top idol, I’ll become famous enough to be able to go against your decisions, and reform the Namco Angels. That’s my objective.”
Man that was kind of cool~
Miki kakko ii <3

The ‘Idol Master Grand Prix’ is approaching, and (original) rival characters start to appear !
That’s all for the first half of the book. You will have to check this book for more~

At the very end of the book, we get to see what actually happened between Chihaya and Producer-san.
Chihaya is a genius who lives only for the music, but because of that she always has been alone. One day, a beginner producer joins the Namco prod., and becomes the one in charge of Chihaya.

This new producer actually has some knowledge about music, and Chihaya finally finds somebody she can share her passion with.
Right page, second panel : CHIHAYA~ !!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Dere Chihaya KITA ! This book gets many win points just with this scene~

But because of Chihaya’s high abilities, Producer-san starts to feel useless, and says to Chihaya that she doesn’t need him anymore.
“To be saved once and then be dropped again, is a much deeper solitude.”
Chihaya~ ;_;

From here starts a race for the Idol Master Grand Prix between the ‘Egao no Tensai’ and the ‘Egao no nai idol’~

That’s all for this book. It gets more goodness so be sure to check it if you’re a iM@S fan. I’m leaving to japan soon so I don’t feel like spending money ordering the second book, but I really look forward to it and hope I will come across it at Book-off~

See ya~



M no Oukoku – Masochists Kingdom #2

Blogged by on Friday May 22nd, 2009 at 5:33 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 0 Comments »

Back with the usual random scans+ copypasta manga posts.

Nearly 2 months later, I finally gave a read to the second volume of M no Oukoku / Masochists Kingdom (see post about the first volume here).


It was again a pretty enjoyable 4koma manga. This volume was mostly about Media-hime, the princess of the Sadist Kingdom. She’s so damn LOVELY <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Random scans posting suta~to

Colored intro comic.
Media-hime shows a lot of various faces throughout this book. That was cute. My love for her has grown dramatically.

She asks to her ‘secretaries’ to find her some strange bird which is actually capable of granting any wish.

The secretaries think that such a bird can’t possibly exist, so one of the guys is chosen for playing the role of the bird.
That sadist grin of her on the left page is… strangely appealing to me XD

*bright smile*
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
M : “Apparantly, you have to peel off its skin and drag out its internal organs for having your wish granted…”

Gaiden story : Masochist School~ XD
Twintails Charlotte <3 <3 <3 <3
Cynthia : “sigh… I wonder if Hime-sama is alright…”
Misha : “Elementary classes are right near from here so stop worrying”
Cynthia : “But… if some rude subjects bother her…”
Misha : “If you worry that much, then just lock yourself up in a locker and look after her the whole day”
C : “Great idea !”
M : “Don’t do it for real…”

Media’s brother, who has been sent in the ‘Bara no Oukoku’ (the worst place in the world XD ), is back to the S Kingdom.
When she’s with her onii-san, she shows even more cute faces~ <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Maid mo~do
Misha has the body of a 10 years-old girl. XD

Allen party, bath scene~

Just-awaken Media-hime <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Media-hime starts a (unnecessary) diet, and Lisa suggests her to do sports.
In that sport suit, she looks so… ///

M : “I want to lose weight without effort…”
L : “Hime-sama !”
Prime Minister : “Hime-sama, if you say this kind of thing your brother will hate you, you know ?”
M : poro
L : ” !? … ki~ sa~ MA~…”
PM : “Eh ? wait… EEH ?!”
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Beach time~
They get some awesome swimsuits in the Masochist Kingdom XD

Cy : “You can see through white swimsuits when they’re soaked”
Ch : “NA- !?”
Elie : “How about wearing a pareo ?”
Ch : “Oh~ nice idea !”
E : “(She won’t be able to cover the upper part though… <3)”
Elie~ <3

Cy : “It was a case of emergency so we had to do artificial respiration…”
Ch : “It was you who did it, Cynthia ?”
Ch : “ALL OF YOU !!?”
Cy : “Well, we were arguing about who would do it…”
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Haha I’m glad that Elie could get a taste of Charlotte-hime <3 <3 <3

Omake for tan lines lovers~

Butler Cynthia <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Allen, who’s still spying in the S kingdom, manages to infiltrate the castle by working as a butler during a ball.
… and the boy meets the loli.
Man I can’t get enough of all these funny faces of her <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

That’s all for today~

Sorry for the lack of translations, I just don’t have the time for this anymore.

Ok now hafta order the third volume~



The iDOLM@STER Break !

Blogged by on Friday April 10th, 2009 at 6:16 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 6 Comments »

Well, I mentionned it before but The iDOLM@STER is at the top of the list of games I wish to play.

At first, when I saw articles about this game on japanese blogs, it was just by curiosity. But since that time I eventually grew some sympathy for the characters, and finally became a iM@S fanboy. So, when this iM@S manga got released some weeks ago, I just couldn’t not to give it a read.


And this manga was cute. Really cute. Too cute. As in ‘innocent’.

In fact, I got the bad feeling that this manga was actually aimed at kids. orz


I mean, dude, as far as I saw from the tons of vids which got posted on youtube, the game gets a pretty nice amount of service. And there is this ‘pai touch’ thing which made this game so famous on deh otaku internet… and there was nothing of these things in this book, and that’s kind of unexpected when you know that the author is Takuya Fujima, one of Ken Akamatsu’s (Love Hina/Negima) ‘disciple’.

But well, at least the art is cute. As I said, Fujima is one of Akamatsu’s disciple (he’s doing that negima spinoff manga, Negima-Neo) so the art is pretty ‘akamatsuish’,  and I always have been a sucker for Akamatsu’s easily imitable yet nice art.

Ok, now is the time for random scans and copypasta~

The 765 (Namco) Production’s shachou invites his beloved grandson, Yutaro, to a party for introducing him to ‘somebody’…
lol uber plain main guy~
He’s supposed to be 16, even if he doesn’t look like it… dunno, maybe it’s because the author is too much into Negima…

And the boy meets the girl~

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Party with 765 Prod’s employees~
For some obscure reason, the manga features only 6 of the 10 heroines : Haruka, Miki, Yayoi, Chihaya (<3 <3 <3 <3 <3), Iori (<3 <3 <3 <3) and Yukiho… wait, NO AZUSA-SAN ?!
Makoto, Ritsuko and Ami/Mami are missing too… well, at least it gets Kotori, the very popular secretary girl XD

Shachou annonces, oh surprise, that Yutaro will be the future purodyusaa-san~
Side note : as if Iori didn’t get enough moe attributes already, the author added a fang… approved ! <3

Right page : in this manga, the idols are actually performing as a band. Well, that may explain why they are ‘only’ 6, the author surely wanted to spare us from another Morning Musume XD
Left page : haha Kotori luvs the manly shachou XD

That’s the kind of ‘service’ this manga delivers… :o

Chihaya is just the BEST <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
And that upper-panel on the left page, DEH LOVE <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 (did I mention that Haruka x Chihaya was one of my most wanted pairings ? a Iori x Yayoi is fine too~)

Random fantasy~
Chihaya & Iori : <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

That’s supposed to be the ‘hottest’ Yutaro x Haruka moment… XD
Ah~ the innocence~

I must say that Fujima–sensei’s Yukiho is damn CUTE

Yutaro : “Eh ? Sorry, your voice is too low, I can’t really hear you…”
Yukiho : “So- sorry, I’m not at ease when talking with boys… ///;;”
Yukiho : “Is it ok now, like this ?”

oh man… DEH LOVE

Obligatory onsen service~
You still have lot to learn from Akamatsu-sensei, Fujima-san XD

This manga is going straight for the Haruka route…

Chihaya FTW

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Finally get the chance to see a bit of skin thanks to Miki XD
Iori-chan kiiiick !!! XD

At the end of the book, the 2 original rival characters from the 3 im@s PSP games (the third rival being Miki, uragirimono ! XD) appear~

I’m done~

Well, in fact I wanted to write also a post about the Gurren Lagann Gakuen manga, but the thing got scanlated since a while already so it’s kind of late… man I want my internet back… orz



M no Oukoku – Masochists’s Kingdom

Blogged by on Wednesday April 1st, 2009 at 6:56 pm in English, Manga (spoilers), Others | 0 Comments »

Just like ‘Nyan Koi !’, ‘M no Oukoku’ (Masochists’s Kingdom) is one of these manga that I randomly pick up from the second-hand books for cheap just because the art is cute, gets service and looks funny.

And sometimes it even ends up being interesting. It was the case for ‘Nyan Koi !’ which ended up being great, but sometimes it ends up not being that good. Thanksfully, M no Oukoku was quite amusing. Not awesome, but still entertaining.


As the title suggests, this 4koma manga is about a kingdom in which everybody is a masochist… expect the princess who’s leading the kingdom XD

Well, since this is a 4koma manga, there isn’t really any story, just plenty of random gags, so instead of making some hueg text about it here is some random scans~

Oh and in before asking : no, that ain’t hentai manga XD

Charlotte-hime, 10 years-old tsukkomi character and cute princess of the Masochist Kingdom. Man, she gets a ‘Rie Kugimiya character’ aura all over her XD

Her personal maid, Cynthia. hawt <3 <3 <3

In the Masochist Kingdom, all the subjects are M…
“Please, Princess, step on my pen☆s !”

The people working in the castle are all M too…
Cynthia <3 <3 <3

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“Princess ! Prince Allen, your brother that you haven’t seen for 5 years, came back from his travel !”
Charlotte : “Brother…”
Allen : “Charlotte…”
lol~ XD

The princess wanted a new pillow, so Cynthia decided to be the princess’s pillow XD
<3 <3 <3

The King and the Queen.
The Queen is actually a native from the Sadist Kingdom XD
… I guess that’s the reason why Charlotte is normal, the M and S sides have ‘neutralized’ each others XD

The Sadist Kingdom plans to invade the Masochist Kingdom (lol) and Prince Allen, accompanied by his two loli bodygards Gradius (!) the knight and Lucy the priest, has been sent in the Sadist Kingdom as a spy for getting infos. They witness a robbery and successfuly catch the thief : Meys <3 <3 <3

Meys joins the party <3

Media, the princess of the S Kingdom…
scary ._.

Bath scene~ <3 <3 <3

When it snows in the M Kingdom, it means swimsuit time ! XD

Random pic of Allen’s cute party <3

Gradius : “…. Need to try it out on someone…”

Media-hime is actually a bro-con tsundere~ <3

<3 <3 <3

New cute character appears : Elie the 10 years-old genius artist <3

When Cynthia meets Elie, her ‘yurikko sensor’ suddenly goes crazy ! XD

… and her fears are justified, because Elie actually comes from the most awesome place in the world : the Yuri Kingdom.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Media-hime having a nightmare in which her brother became a M XD
In fact, posting it only because the upper-panel is cute <3 <3 <3 <3

Media-hime has a mysterious, mercyless and uber-S ninja as her servant, who finally happens to be a super cute maid, Lisa <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

When Lisa isn’t wearing her ninja outfit, she becomes overly shy XD

One of Charlotte’s random maids, Misha, happens to be a spy from the S Kingdom. She fakes being gay for Cynthia for not being exposed~

Elie : “Eh ? Misha-san, you are yuri ?”
Rei : “But when I asked you before you said you were M…”
Misha : “eeer actually I’m yuri on top of being M !! ;;; (though I’m S, actually)”
Rei : “Does being yuri and being masochist combine ?”
Elie : “Maybe she just awakened to it ?”
Elie : “Perhaps she can even become S.”
Rei : “masaka~”
Misha : giku

Elie : “By the way, what about Cynthia-san ?”
Rei : “What do you mean ?”
Elie : “Is she interested in girls ?”
Rei : “Well, she has this ‘yurikko sensor’ thing, so that is possible…”
Misha : “Just because she has this sensor thing doesn’t necessary mean she is interested in girls though…”
Rei : “You are right…”
Elie : “Maybe she is… A YURIKKO HUNTER !”

“Yurikko Hunters are people who catch severe yurikko and forcibly drive them into male’s charm. A dreadful tribe !”

Rei : “Misha, if Cynthia-san finds out that you are gay you will be certainly hunted !”
Misha : “T_T”
Rei : “… but now that I think of it, when I see how Cynthia-san is when with Hime-sama, I do feel some yuri vibes…”
Elie : “That’s because every girls are yuri.”
<3 <3 <3

Misha : (Which reminds me… That one and only time when I saw Lisa-taichou’s true face…Her long hair were floating in the wind… She looked so cool…)
Mishia : (… wait, am I really… ?)

Elie and Rei convice Misha to confess her ‘love’ to Cynthia…
Misha : “Cynthia…”
Cynthia : “What is it, Misha ?”
Misha : “errr well, I have something to ask you… are you in love with Hime-sama ?”
Cynthia : “WHA- !!!”
Misha : (Huge reaction from the yurikko sensor !!)

Rei : “They are discussing of something…”
Elie : “We can’t hear from here…”
Rei : “Ah !”
Elie : “She’s back !”
Rei : “S- So !? What did she tell you ?”
Misha : “It does combine…”
Rei : “Eh ? What ?”

Misha : “W- well, she’s already in love with a guy, I’ve been rejected…”
Rei : “I see…”
Rei : “I’m sorry, pushing you to confess…”
Elie : “Sorry…”
Misha : “Eh ? N- no problem, don’t worry !”
Rei : “If there is anything I can do, just ask me, okay ?”
Elie : “M- Me too… !!”
Misha : “…”
Misha <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

That’s all for the first volume. I happen to own the second volume too but I’ve yet to read. Anyway, I’m looking forward to it, because this first volume was quite enjoyable~