Update: Sharing reads on Instagram Stories

So, I’ve REALLY been slacking on Manga, my life. for ages and have no excuse besides the honest reason that I’ve just been lazy to compose blog posts on WordPress.

Most of the occasional posts that I manage to get out are lame personal event/con-going experiences and I’m sure not many people aren’t interested in that anyway. If you originally followed me for manga and anime-related content, I deeply apologise for the lack of updates on that front. Whatever free time I have left’s been spent on reading manga, watching anime, gaming, and much of my social life, to be honest. 

Although… If anyone still actually looks to me for manga-sharing-related content, I’d like to let ya’ll know that I’m never 100% not doing anything in regards to that 8)) Instagram Stories have been my regular-updates on the stuff I’m reading and I often post quick comments on the stuff I read — Not on all, but on most; No matter the genre, no matter on whether they’re good or bad. Please check my profile out if you’re keen! Continue reading

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Event: Doujima 2018

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Doujima (a.k.a. Doujin Market) was held on 5 and 6 May 2018, Sat and Sun, at the Suntec City Convention Centre. Unlike last year, this year’s event was held in a convention hall itself, so the space and crowd control was better. There were definitely a lot of people as always, but it was much less suffocating.

I am ashamed to admit I had totally forgotten to take photos of the event venue so I don’t have a general event image to post here /o\ Ahh, I’m so sorry, I’ll do better next time OTL The cursory video I took of the hall can’t be posted here so it’s on my Facebook page, but here’s a screenshot of one of the event’s official photos instead.

Organised by The Neo Tokyo Project, Doujima is Singapore’s largest arts & illustration fair, predominantly catered towards the Manga, Anime, Comic, Gaming and etc. Community. If you’re ever looking to check out the fan merch and illustration community in Singapore, this would be THE event to consider.

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First Impressions (Anime): PERSONA5 the Animation

I like the game series, but originally didn’t want to catch this Spring 2018 anime because I haven’t played the Persona 5 game yet. Guess who’s the loser that bought its Collector’s Edition but hasn’t gotten a Playstation 4 to play it yet?!?!?! THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S ME!!!!!

But then a friend — who is a crazy, avid fan and has finished the game — requested for me to watch it and hear my thoughts about it, so we had a really nice discussion on the first episode.

Anime: PERSONA5 the Animation

livechart’s description summarises it best:

Set in modern Tokyo, the story chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of teenagers who call themselves the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts.” Together with their metaphysical manifestations known as their Personas, the group seeks to solve crimes by reforming the source of corruption within people’s hearts.

Persona5 the Animation is the animated adaptation of the Persona5 game, developed by Atlas for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 console.

WARNING: From what can be seen from its trailers, some gameplay and what I’ve heard, Persona 5’s story is relatively dark and predominantly covers the theme of Freedom in regards to the ‘shackles of society’. So you might be able to guess… exploitation of the law and other people, psychological and physical abuse, corruption, repression… things like that.

If you’re familiar with what the Persona series is about, you’d understand that each of its games covers a pretty prominent theme in regards to its general narrative, in addition to its layers upon layers of symbolism and stylistic choices. If you’d like to find out more, you might wanna do some research yourself, or best, play the games 🙂

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First Impressions (Anime): Cute High Earth Defense Club HAPPY KISS!

I loved Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boeibu LOVE and wanted to see how HAPPY KISS was going to be as its 2nd project XD

Anime: Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boeibu HAPPY KISS!! 「美男高校地球防衛部HAPPY KISS!」Cute High Earth Defense Club HAPPY KISS!! Spring 2018

A brief description of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boeibu:
As its name might suggest, this comedy anime series is about a group of high school students who are given special bracelets from an alien animal that allows them to transform into Magical Boys who use their powers to protect Earth from monsters. Yep, it’s a twist on the Mahou Shoujo genre.

HAPPY KISS is the sequel to the Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boeibu LOVE project and follows a new group of students as they become the protectors of Earth and advocates of happiness.

WARNING: Hm… how do I explain this… choke-full of lame, stupid jokes and lots of fanservice for girls; Flamboyant pretty boys, very revealing transformation sequences, all male characters and seiyuu cast… Basically, don’t bother catching it if you’re not into any of these, haha!

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First Impressions (Anime): Mahou Shoujo Ore

Besides Golden Kamuy, this was the other anime series that I was really looking forward to this Spring 2018 season. Don’t remember how, but I stumbled across the manga quite awhile back and it was GOLD!! Immediately had to introduce it to friends.

Not many chapters have been scanlated thus far, but it’s such a frigging entertaining series, I couldn’t help falling very quickly. Was really looking forward to how it was going to be portrayed as an anime!

Anime: Mahou Shoujo Ore「魔法少女俺」Magical Girl OreSpring 2018

A brief introduction of Mahou Shoujo Ore:
Uno Saki is a 15-year-old newbie idol in a pair group with her best friend. She’s in love with her best friend’s brother who is a popular idol. After running into a scary guy that looks like a yakuza, she finds out her mother was an ex-magical girl and her love interest gets kidnapped by demons. Saki contracts to become a magical girl to save her crush but, instead of what she expects of the transformation, turns into a handsome, muscular guy in a magical girl outfit?!

It is literally, a joke of the popular Mahou Shoujo (Magical Girl) genre XD

WARNING: If cute girls turning into magical, buff guys dressed as girls turns you off… you should… probably try watching this anyway, HA HA. Seriously though: Genderbender, crossdressing, girl x girl and guy x guy relationships, not explicit but I wouldn’t say it’s totally SFW either.

Unless you’re terribly adverse to the whole idea of this (image below), I’d really recommend you try it XD

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New Facebook page! (Killua – Mangalover)

Yup! I’ve created a new Facebook page — Killua – Mangalover — for Manga, my life. blog post sharing, along with cosplay, photography etc. 

Killua’s the regular nickname I use for cosplay and some photography, while Mangalover is what I use for blogging.

2 years ago I created a previous facebook page for this blog with the same page name, Manga, my life. But the name then didn’t reflect the kind of content I wanted to share there. With how little I’ve been blogging, there wasn’t much I could update it with either. Was planning to change that page name to better reflect the additional content I was going to be posting, but Facebook continuously rejected the change saying it was in violation of its rules -_- So I just created a whole new one instead, oh well.

Will be deleting my previous page in a few days, so please do check out Killua – Mangalover if you’d like. I’ll still be sharing links to blog posts there, but I guess the biggest difference would be that I’ll be updating it with a lot more of my cosplay stuff just like Instagram. Here’s hoping this new Facebook page will be more lively than the last (ง •̀_•́)ง

Thank you for reading this and your support thus far. If you’ve enjoyed the glimpse into the loves of my life even a little, through any one of my social media accounts or this blog itself, I’m glad. I hope you continue to enjoy what I post as much as I enjoy sharing them 🙂

Anime Season Interests: Spring 2018

Wow, I actually started and managed to keep up with a few of last season’s series, like Violet Evergarden, Gakuen Babysitters, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, Sanrio Danshi and Fate/Extra: Last Encore… until the last few weeks of episodes, ahahahahahaha OTL Not bad I guess! It prob won’t take long to finish them all in my own time. Probably.

I’ve been severely procrastinating on life responsibilities when I shouldn’t be, so I think I should be putting more effort into that. But for now…

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