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Thinking about Naoki Urasawa

I read a bit of Billy Bat and came across a scene where a mangaka talks about how it’s OK to use other people’s ideas as inspiration for your own work, also he wants to surpass Osamu Tezuka. 596 more words


Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volumes 1-4


Dr. Tenma is from Japan but is working as a brain surgeon in Germany. He’s all set up for a promotion and to marry the head chairman of the hospital’s daughter. 1,033 more words

What Should I Read?

September 2016 Wrap Up

September was a great reading month considering all the stress I went through (look forward to my stressful September favorites coming your way). Although the consistency of my blog posts definitely suffered. 1,315 more words

Manga Mondays - 20th Century Boys

It took me half a year to properly pick this up.

It was the first manga by Naoki Urasawa that I read, so I wasn’t exactly prepared for the slow start and ended up dropping it multiple times. 741 more words


3 x 3 of my favorite anime shows

These are my favorite anime shows! I didn’t include any feature length films because I feel like they deserve a separate list.

Space Dandy, Hunter x Hunter, Cowboy Bebop (top row from left to right); Bakemonogatari, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Monster (middle row left to right); Samurai Champloo, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, and Steins;Gate (bottom row left to right)


All About an Astro Boy : Osamu Tezuka - "Mighty Atom"

Although “New Treasure Island” was a sizable hit for a debut, and “Jungle Emperor Leo/ Kimba the White Lion” had roared off the gate in 1950, it wasn’t until 1952’s “Tetsuwan Atom”/”Mighty Atom”/”Astro Boy” that Osamu Tezuka found the perfect mascot  in a lovable little robot that looked an awful lot like Betty Boop and could fart death rays from his butt… or something. 570 more words

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

Manga Review: Billy Bat (Naoki Urasawa)

Title: Billy Bat
Author: Naoki Urasawa (Story and Art), Takashi Nagasaki (Story)
Publisher: Kodansha
Published: 2008 – 2016
Length: 20 Volumes

Billy Bat is an intricately woven mystery-thriller; it’s a manga where twists and turns are around every corner and one which you will have to invest quite a bit of time into before any kind of revelation or payoff, but my is it gripping. 719 more words