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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:16 am Reply with quote
This sounds like the most amazing manga I've ever heard of.
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:30 am Reply with quote
I've been reading it, and the dichotomy between good/evil is so thick you can cut it with a knife. However, Inuyashiki himself, even though spoiler[he has become a badass machine and is still in the process of discovering his abilities thanks to Ando], gives not just a pitiful air, but that of an spoiler[old man who truly has nobody left, and he has practically abandoned his only family - the dog, since he sees himself as a bit of a monster.] Honestly, machine or not, I, for one, wish I could give Inuyashiki a hug.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 11:56 am Reply with quote
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Just don't get between him and the early bird special.


Okay, if that's not a joke about the "Eating alone" quote, I must ask:
WHAT is our national anger-management psychological preoccupation with jokes about senior citizens eating dinner at 4:30?
Yes, they do it, but why is it the only joke we ever tell about them now? It started out as just a funny observation of restaurant traffic, and now it's become the single go-to cathartic attempt for our 18-24 society's dearest wish to hammer whiny, fragile old people bloody with their own tennis-ball canes.

We live in a fandom where, if you were in Japan, you would immediately be assumed to be lazy, perverted, Internet-addicted and militantly jobless if you said you liked anime--
And yet we turn around and ascribe dozens of punishing imaginary stereotypes to another group, just to work out our own helpless social frustrations of what we socially associate with their very presence that annoys us.

I'm not going to get into "Hypocrisy" issues, I'm just going to say that The Unexamined Joke Is Not Worth Telling.
And might want to take a second look at this joke, it's getting a bit creepy around the edges. Shocked
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:23 pm Reply with quote
Here is my MU review:
The Six Million Yen Man - Grandpa Edition 8/10

The first volume is very interesting if highly strange and i dislike Hiroya´s manga that aren´t called Gantz (8/10 and i reviewed it too) so i was cautious at first but maybe he will finally become a rounded author. The theme covered here like youth delinquency and hobo hunting are of course familiar but all i saw is very intriguing.
The only thing that worries me is the giant self praise the author gives himself at the end of the first volume but this new work is a good step forward overall and the digital art is state of the art as always. I hope Oku decides this time to actually finish his series and only time will tell. Also kudos for the ageing leading man as he is finally something somewhat fresh on the main character front.
Update: This is now a Hiroya manga alright as even the usual subplot showed in which a generic but kind hearted guy ends up with a woman who is both a well endowed sex pot and a Yamato nadeshiko. Expect hardcore normal and sexual violence and less Slice of Life but i like the hard-R vigilante grandpa version too and the series is further starting to remind me of I Am a Hero (8,5/10).


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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:32 pm Reply with quote
residentgrigo wrote:
Still evaluating but i like the hard-R vigilante grandpa version too.


Even if he associates his cybernetic upgrade with the old Astro Boy (Mighty Atom) theme because...he's old, like the show! Rolling Eyes
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Hawkmonger



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:45 pm Reply with quote
This....sounds utterly, deliriously insane and quite, quite amazing. Dark Horse should really give this some consideration.

Edit: And a quick google search tells me Kodansha have picked it up! Excellent!
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jtron



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 3:22 pm Reply with quote
Good writeup, I'm definitely going to check this out. Looking forward to an eventual column on GANTZ, especially if you cover the completely insane later parts of the story.
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ptolemy18
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 3:50 pm Reply with quote
I'm not sure whether I like Gantz or Inuyashiki better.... thooooough OK, honestly, I might prefer Gantz. Inuyashiki is a much simpler story (so far) with more black-and-white good-vs-evil morality, whereas Gantz is all about the ruthless, amoral tough choices. Also, Gantz's central pull was the "What the hell is going on?" mystery, and wondering what weird aliens would show up next, whereas in Inuyashiki the plot elements are pretty upfront and it's more a question of wondering how they're going to develop. (Though of course, Oku could always throw in some more robots, or weirder robot power-ups...) Basically the most obvious difference between the two is whether you want a really violent, gory, sexed-up series about a traditional mostly good-guyish hero (I say *mostly* good-guyish... the scene <spoiler>where he blinds and paralyzes all the yakuza</spoiler> was pretty ruthless) or a really violent, gory, sexed-up series about a bunch of messed-up people just trying to survive. But on the other hand, Inuyashiki has the 58-year-old oyaji protagonist, and that's a huge plus regardless of all other factors.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:03 pm Reply with quote
Gantz had potential but then blew it by pretty much being just devolving into mindless violence, having plot holes (that I don't think were ever fixed), and having one of the douchiest main characters I've ever seen.

If Inuyashiki avoids that along with having a depressing ending it'll be leagues better than Gantz.
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:00 am Reply with quote
Why does this series have to have a depressing ending?
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RAmmsoldat



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:14 am Reply with quote
Hawkmonger wrote:
This....sounds utterly, deliriously insane and quite, quite amazing. Dark Horse should really give this some consideration.

Edit: And a quick google search tells me Kodansha have picked it up! Excellent!


Reading the article would have revealed that too y'know. Hopefully i'll have gantz finished by then.
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Hawkmonger



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:05 am Reply with quote
RAmmsoldat wrote:
Hawkmonger wrote:
This....sounds utterly, deliriously insane and quite, quite amazing. Dark Horse should really give this some consideration.

Edit: And a quick google search tells me Kodansha have picked it up! Excellent!


Reading the article would have revealed that too y'know. Hopefully i'll have gantz finished by then.

One of my many bad habits is skim reading articles if they happen tontake longer than 5 minuets to read. Completely my faukt and probs to auther for pointing it out.
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RAmmsoldat



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:13 am Reply with quote
at least you had the sense to go look for the info when you didn't see it in your skim over the article.
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:08 am Reply with quote
So people exist who haven't finished magnum opus. Wow. So his "magum opus" ended about 2 years go, i read chap. 383 on the day of release and phase 3 is a mess overall. An interesting one though and i fully expect Oko to come out with phase 4 after his drug money runs out.
Isn´t he loosing money on Inuyashiki or did i get my math wrong. Numbers are hard. Killing jakuza though... I somehow have a feeling that this tale could work if it was adapted by Americans (who have the money) into a tv mini series too as none would fund an anime based on it.
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anddo



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:34 pm Reply with quote
Tell Oku to make more Gantz, the ending was godawful.
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