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My First Blog Post

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more.Hello everyone I am Harshit Sagar a teen with a passion for writing since this is why first post I would like to talk about what inspired me to start this blog. I really loved the content put out by the Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and dreamed of starting something of my own like him since the first day I followed his content but didn’t do anything about it and one day on one of his interviews he said and I quote “Ideas are shit execution is the game” and that hit me and since then I began an Instagram page to post quotes I would write but I always wanted to write in long form and so I had been developing this site and now finally it is launched and I’m grateful for each and everyone of you who took time out of their day to read my blog that’s it for now but stay tuned for more and contact me if you have any questions or want to connect with me .Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Akame Ga Kill manga – The superior version of the story

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I sure did take my time getting to this manga and completing it but it’s all worth it. Mild SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story remains mostly the same throughout the manga as it was in the anime or you could say that the basics of the story were the same with some major details being changed in the later parts. It’s still about Tatsumi who has come into the capital to search for a position in the army and earn money to send back to his starving village. Quickly however, he realizes just how corrupt the empire really is and how much change is needed. He joins Night Raid, a group of assassins working to take down targets to one day leave the empire vulnerable enough for an all out rebellion. One of the reasons you should definetly check out the manga is to see how the story was originally written by the author. The anime also skipped out on an entire arc and that is one arc that is worth reading.

The manga also offers an in-depth view of our characters. We get to see some new backstory, motivations and get an in general idea of what the values and feelings of these characters are and that is something that will let you get attached deeper to the characters whom you must already love from the manga.

The art is also very well done, yes the anime was very nice with the characters but some things just hit different in the manga, especially the killing blows. I would’ve liked to put some examples out but I don’t want to spoil anything.

The manga also dives more into the lore of the series and explains Teigu better. The final battle is also much different and hits much harder, the scale is enormous and the scenes are emotionally hard hitting and in general handled much better. The title drop in the story is also very well handled and something that should be experienced by everyone.

The manga only has 78 chapters with a much more hopeful ending that makes you feel like the actions of the characters actually made sense and bore fruit. For these reasons I believe that the Akame ga Kill manga should be given a chance and there’s also a sequel ongoing currently called Hinowa ga Crush which I will be diving into soon.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Windbreaker – A delinquent manga with a new spin

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I got reccomended this on reddit so shoutout to that guy who put up a post saying he found a new delinquent manga. Anyways, mild SPOILERS ahead. Let’s go.

The story begins with Sakura coming to a new town to join Fuurin High, a school known to have the strongest fighters. Another fact about Fuurin High is that its students are the protectors of the town, having put up a sign at the town’s entrance and gaining the name of Boufuurin. Sakura immediately begins a quest to get to the top of the school by fighting a random person on the street to help a woman. Coming to know that he can’t win alone in this town and being helped by Fuurin High students, Sakura is determined to do one thing, aim for the top of this amazing school while also protecting the town that accepts these delinquents as people. This is the story of how Sakura rises to become a hero.

The characters are the most attractive thing of this manga. Having read only the available 22 chapters, I can say that I’m going to have with this cast on their journey. We have the MC Sakura who is determined to reach the top of the school with his sheer strength. Having been bullied before for his different hair and eye colour, he considers that everyone will treat him as weird but we see that to be untrue when the town thanks him for helping in the fight, this makes Sakura realize that he needs to change his ways to reach the top showing some bery early character development. There are loads of other interesting characters as well, such as Nirei who is a pro at gathering information and gets every bit of information about people he admires. There’s the man at the top, Umemiya Hajme, a charismatic leader with unbeatable strength. There’s Sugishita, a man who is a fanatic follower of Umemiya and many many more people.

The artstyle of this manga is definetly amazing ans the concept is a new and interesting spin on delinquents since it gets boring at times to see the classic rise to the top story. The best thing for now in the story is the story. While the fights are interesting, I have yet to see a really amazing foght that makes me appreciate the fights more than the story but the story in and of itself is going in a new and very exciting direction. This new take of delinquents being protectors while also being vicious fighters is a good thing that I believe has a lot of potential for emotional moments and amazing fights.

The philosophy of this manga is truly interesting, while Fuurin High is a school full of delinquents, they use their strength to protect, breaking down those who use their strength to bully the weak, these fighters have a good way of using their strength. I think that it’s definitely going to become the main message of the story as it progresses, to not start fights but also to end them whenever possible because they won’t let others get hurt. I think that it’s something everyone should think about, do we want to be the ones who step over other people or do we want fo walk with them, that’s something that’ll leave you contemplative.

The manga is currently ongoing and the translation that I’m reading is at chapter 22. I surely think that this is going to turn out to he an enjoyable delinquent manga so I reccomend it to everyone who read or watched a delinquent series and wants more of that genre but with a special twist.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Perfect Blue – A mind-blowing classic that lives up to its reputation

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. I am blown away by this movie. I thought that people were just nostalgic about when they first experienced the movie and talking it up but man, this one blew all the expectations out of the water. I’ll only give very small details of the plot here so expect only mild SPOILERS.

The story shows us Mima Kirigoe, a successful idol with her band CHAM. She gives a final performance to her audience and tells them of her decision to leave the group to pursue a career in acting. She lands a role in a murder mystery thriller that has her shed her ‘innocent’ persona. Discovering a blog on the internet named Mima’s room, which is supposedly written by Mika herself, she discovers that the entires are scarily accurate even when she hasn’t written them herself. As she is harassed by a stalker and the entries on the blog itself trouble her, she is asked to do a rape scene for the show which is shot in great detail and the lines between illusion and reality blur for her as well as us.

The characters are hard to handle in a movie where you have to make sure that they all do their job for the plot while the audience also gets to understand them. I will not talk about any of the characters here for the sole reason that I risk spoiling the plot for you all and I do not want that. All I’ll say is that Perfect Blue handles it’s characters pretty well with giving us a small insight into their personalities and who they are. While it’s tough to call some of the character’s complex, Perfect Blue isn’t a series that needed unnecessarily complex characters, the parts of them that were shown, were enough for the plot.

The movie really works well in confusing the audience between illusion and reality which I later came to know is a speciality of Satoshi Kon. As the movie progresses, you as the audience will also get entrapped in the thrilling mystery story that has been written. The visuals are very good considering the film is from 1997. I’ve always loved these mystery thriller type stories as evident from my love for The File of Young Kindaichi and this film really really manages to impress me with its mind bending plot and using the perfect visuals and cuts between the scenes and setting the perfect atmosphere.

There are a lot of thing I would like to talk about but most of them will be filled with spoilers so instead I’ll talk about the one thing that doesn’t spoil too much. The struggles of changing careers and regret of change, that is what I believe Perfect Blue shows a lot as Mima herself struggles with the change in careers and the work that she has to do while also showing that change is tough and people often regeet change but sometimes change is necessary to move forward. Sometimes it’s necessary to make leaps and let things be uncertain for a while to make the rest of the path more clear.

The film is filled with twists and the finale itself is one big final twist that lulls you into a sense of security of almost knowing what has happened, until it turns it all over and brings the story to a stunning conclusion. By blurring the lines between illusion and reality, keeping you guessing about what will happen next and having some pretty good music to go with that, Perfect Blue is truly a classic that lives up to the hype and a must watch for all mystery thriller lovers.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Wolf girl and Black Prince – Shallow and Hopelessly bad

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. I had some high hopes from this one but sadly, I was left very very disappointed.

The story follows Erika, who has just gotten into high school. In her new class, she attempts to make friends which leads to her boasting of having a boyfriend. Caught up in her lie, Erika wonders what she should do to make her lie more believable. She snaps a photo of a guy walking nearby and claims that he’s her boyfriend. The boy however turns out to be in her school, the prince like Sata Kyoya. Desperate to not let the truth get out she decided to ask Kyoya for his help in maintaining her lie which leads to Kyoya revealing his more sadistic side, offering to be Erika’s pretend boyfriend, and in return, she would be his dog. This deal leads the couple on a journey that eventually evolves into romance.

The main characters in the show are shallow, to say the least. Erika at her core is a girl who lies to gain and maintain social status showing that she cares more about material things than genuine things. Her behavior however can be easily forgiven by chalking it up to the fact that she is a teenage girl in high school and kids at that time tend to care about the wrong things. The male MC, however, Sata Kyoya, is unforgivable, he is a princely boy, elegant and charming with his good looks, on the inside, however, he is a sadist, a man who likes toying with people for his own personal enjoyment. Throughout the show, he’s a constant jerk to Erika and while the author tries to justify it by adding a sad, not so sad backstory, it doesn’t justify any of his actions. The supporting cast is the only decent thing about the show because they are a breath of fresh air from the shallow people that Erika and Kyoya are. The character development is minimal since as the show progresses, Kyoya’s being a jerk is shown as romantic and comedic and Erika doesn’t change much at all.

The anime has decent music, vibrant colors, and art style but nothing can save the disaster of a show that it is. Putting forward all the wrong values for people, the show justifies being a jerk if you’re pretty or have something to hang over the other person’s head as blackmail. The show also tells that no matter how much of a jerk the other person is, you can go back to them if you have hope that a relationship can develop no matter how unhealthy it may be. In my opinion, the relationship between Kyoya and Erika is unhealthy since Kyoya is a jerk anytime he wants and its all good because he apologizes for it. The comedy is the only saving grace of the show which saves you from boredom, since despite trying to go in the right direction later on, the show fails miserably at it and becomes predictable as well as repetitive very soon.

The show despite putting forward all the wrong values, can teach some very big lessons. The first one is that appearances can be deceptive which can be seen very literally with Kyoya, it shows how relationships aren’t meant to be transactional but it sure doesn’t show what a healthy relationship actually is. Erika falling into trouble because of her lies can also teach you how in the end being genuine is all that really matters in life.

The finale is good but doesn’t justify the rest of the series at all. The toxic relationship between Erika and Kyoya which the show attempts to potray as being ‘cute’ is a major turn off for me, and I do not want other people to adapt those values into their lifestyle because that will lead them down the path of ruin. I only write this review to show how bad the anime is, I cannot believe it showed up as a best romance show. I highly recommend that you steer clear of this anime and keep it as far away as possible from you.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

SUPERCROOKS – GREAT PRETENDER WITH SUPER POWERS

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. I was so excited for this one but had to put it on hold because of my exams and when I finally got to it, it was so good. SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 1.

The story starts us off with a kid named Johnny Bolt who discovers that he has the power to use electricity. Fascinated by heroes he aims to become like them and one day join the Union of Justice. Plotting with his friend to make his debut as a superhero, one day things go horribly wrong and Johnny decides that if he can’t be a hero he’ll be a villan instead. Cut to years later, Johnny is being released from Supermax prison which is the only place that can imprison superpowered criminals. After getting out and meeting with his lover Kasey and old friends he decides that he doesn’t want to live a simple life and instead wants to live a life of thrill. Wanting to take up crime again, he’s told by Kasey that should use his powers for one big heist and make off with the money to live a luxurious life. Johnny agrees and goes with Kasey leading to an exciting adventure filled with thrills.

The characters are all fun and you’ll actually want to get to know them deeper which unfortunately doesn’t happen much. We get go see Johnny’s backstory from the start and see that he was a misguided kid who just wanted to be a hero and instead turned to a life of crime. Kasey is the only other character who feels as fleshed out as Johnny is and the numerous other characters have little to no backstory though the times which they are on screen, their superpowers and their personalities. There isn’t much to say without spoilers so I’ll leave it at this.

The anime shines in the big amazing setpieces that happen on screen. It’s over-the-top, it’s thrilling and it feels like the superpowers are really being used to do things which wouldn’t be possible in a show without superpowers. The funny banter of the characters combined with the thrilling scenes all make it a good watch, though some might complain that there are pacing issues, I for one felt that it wasn’t as prevelant and didn’t bother me a lot and I felt that the show did a nice job keeping the suspense up.

The show is mostly fun and good times but beneath all that the show really teaches you a few things. One of them being, accepting one’s mistake, while Johnny’s backstory attempts to make us sympathize with him, we still cannot ignore that he was a villan and caused harm to numerous people. The show definetly wants us to like Johnny as a main character but I feel that if he was more mature he would have accepted his mistake and not turned out like the carefree person he was. The short part is accept your mistakes.

The finale is one big twist that’ll surely have you impressed and make you feel that watching the entire show was worth it. I absolutely loved the plot of the show and it really was Great Pretender combined with superpowers though this show focuses much on the superpowers part than the sneaky and brainy heist part. Despite it’s flaws, Super Crooks is definetly something you should check out if you want some good music, nice action, a good heist and want to sit back and relax.

Rap section:

Ameican household and this lonely kid,
In some small town that’s off the grid,
One night from watching TV he’s forbid,
Bulb explosion electricity power and he knows what he did.

Teaming up with a friend wanna be a superhero,
But there’s no way to do that when he’s got experience zero,
One electricity bolt and he knows he deadly like subzero,
He knows what to do he ain’t gonna be a hero.

Names Johnny Bolt and he’s out doing crime,
Right a few afters he got out doing time,
All of his hardwork to make a measly dime,
You can’t blame him for wanting out of the grime.

One last heist with a bunch of obscure rooks,
These guys are all villans that are off the books,
And with his girlfriend who’s deadly with good looks,
He’s forming a team that are gonna become SUPERCROOKS.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

AJIN: A thrilling horror

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. It took me quiet a while to get to this point but this was amazing. I heard that the anime didn’t have good quality animation so I just picked up the manga and it was a good choice. Mild SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story shows Kei Nagai, a high school student living a normal and mundane life. All that changes when one day, he’s suddenly hit by a truck and to his shock, sees his body regenerate itself confirming that he is an Ajin, a demi-human who is immortal and can recover from any mortal injury. Now hunted by people who he considered friends, Kei calls up a childhood friend Kaito and asks his help to get away from town. Eventually, Kei realizes that he cannot run forever and that being with him will put Kaito in danger as well. Deducing that there has to be a community of demi-humans who live in secret, Kei decides to seek them out and take their help to survive but this group itself, is not what it seems. What begins as a story about escape and survival gradually turns into a battle for humanity, making us question what truly should be the definition of a human.

The characters are all very diverse in my opinion. We have Kei Nagai who at first glance seems to be the general protagonist you’d see in any manga but he soon shows his detachment and coldness which tells us that he isn’t what we make him out to be and rather he is a calculating individual who isn’t driven by emotions but rather by logic. His journey shows how despicable humans can be when driven by greed. The main antagonist is Sato, a demi-human who is the complete opposite of Kei, a man who does things purely for fun, for the heck of it, his veteran experience is a sharp contrast to Nagai and that makes for a very interesting battle between the two. There are several more characters like Ko Nakano, a fellow demi-human, Yu Tosaki, the head of demi-human research under the Ministry of Health, Tanaka, a demi-human who supports Sato and loads and loads more all of whom get their own little development and backstory that lets you understand them though some of them are obviously more favorite than others.

The good thing is definitely the story that the manga puts forward. While initially I thought that it would be a story about Kei discovering his powers and discovering the difference between monster and human and who he really is, but the story gets into combat really soon and while the psychological nature is still there, the story focuses more on combat and fighting. The twists in the story are really good which will make you leave you in awe of the writer’s creativity. The combat in itself is very good since the manga shows battle tactics and more brainy stuff as one would call it and combining it with the fights that are shown, it all makes for an exciting read. The show doesn’t hesitate in increasing the scale, something like Chainsaw Man, the manga always keep going higher and higher. The author also doesn’t hesitate to go into dark places and touch on themes that some would hesitate to show which makes for a good psychological read.

The lesson can easily be seen as how despicable humans can be when under greed. The manga shows how easily some people forget their humanity. Some characters in the show forget that those that they are dealing with are humans as well and when they forget that, the violence that they commit, comes back to bite them in the form of a person who doesn’t consider them human. The manga really made me question, Who was truly a monster ? The one who couldn’t die ? Or the one’s who took advantage of it ? The definition lies vague and the difference between human and monster as well.

The manga is completed at 86 chapters and it makes for an amazing read with its psychological horror, insane fights and creative plot. The finale is amazing with all it’s amazing plot twists and turns that will leave you stunned. The plot is the best thing about Ajin and while I can’t really point out what specifically made it so good, I can say that it must have been a multitude of factors that made it this good. I recommend this manga to anyone who likes combat and psychological stuff .

Rap section:

Hot summer days and taking one small stroll,
Hit by a truck but he emerges out whole,
It’s confusing but there’s an answer sole,
Kei Nagai is a demi human and now things are out of control.

Ajin Demi Human they just can’t die,
No matter if it’s a bullet or jumping down from the sky,
He doesn’t understand he just wants to know why,
He had to be this way he wants it to be a lie.

People turn yeah they grabbing for the money,
An old friend helps him out they get lucky,
They think he’s a monster it’s not even funny,
Meeting up with others now things are gonna get bloody.

He’s hunted and tortured things can’t possibly get worse,
Oh but they still do better call a hearse,
Things are gonna get violent no matter who gets hurt,
Demi Human is it a blessing or a curse ?

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

RELIFE MANGA: A must read slice of life

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. It took me quiet a while to get to this point but this was amazing. I loved the anime and the manga is so much better. Mild SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a NEET dropout from society who quit his job and is working part time to sustain himself, lying to his friends that he has a job and is driven into a corner in his life. He is approached by Ryo Yoake, a man who works for ReLIFE laboratories. After telling Kaizaki that he has been chosen for the experiment to reintegrate society dropouts like him back into society by having them go through high school again, the time where people go through the most change, the goal is to make them relive and understand the emotions that they have forgotten by getting into society. Kaizaki, though skeptical hears that he will be paid his living expenses as well as get a job at the end of the experiment agrees to it. He goes back to high school where he is surprised that Yoake is a student there as well. Planning to keep his head down and breeze through the year Kaizaki instead gets wrapped in friendships and making bonds leading us through his journey of ReLIFE.

The characters were so fun to see again. This time in much more detail than before. Earlier we could see only a few of their interactions in the anime simply because they had too much to animate and too little time but now, seeing even the small things such as the lunchtime scenes or just seeing Kaizaki reflecting as he drinks a can of beer, it’s all makes me feel much more commected to all the characters than I did before, of course one could also say that having seen the anime before, reading the manga just reawoke my love for these characters but I’m sure I was glad to understand them much better especially Kaizaki and seeing his thoughts and sympathetic nature.

The manga has it’s beautiful artwork and it’s absolutely wonderful to see. The comedy is peak as well, even reading the scenes that were in the anime once again, it still cracked me up. There is of course, way, way more comtent in the manga that is just interesting to see, everything from the heartwrenching drama to the cute and easygoing romance moments, everything is amazing to see. The anime did an amazing job adapting the manga but the manga is still leagues ahead.

The lesson is still the same at the very core. Even if some things seem meaningless, they inspire change in others and hence they have meaning, like Kaizaki’s presence. Seeing Kaizaki and of course, the other characters reflect on their actions and coming to this conclusion, it makes us understand how short life really is and how we need to be sure to make the most of it, that was what the RELIFE program was about.

The manga is completed at 222 chapters and I highly recommend fans of the anime who were put off by the last 4 episodes and new comers to the series to read it. With it’s amazing comedy, dramatic scenes and romance, RELIFE is definetly not a manga you should skip out on if you like the slice of life genre, because ReLIFE like I have previously said, is the perfect slice of life.

No rap section because I already made one in my post about the anime. The link is https://harshitsagar.home.blog/2021/11/01/relife-perfect-slice-of-life/

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

WindBreaker – A Korean drama about cycling youths

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Shoutout to the guy on twitter who reccomended this to me because I absolutely needed a break from all the heavy action manga that I had been reading this was a nice change of pace. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story beinga in Sunny High with introverted student Jay riding his bike downhill at an amazing speed to get to the library. Seeing him, Minu Yoon decides to call Jay to a crew meeting to get him into cycling as a hobby. Jay budges after reciving pushes from his classmates Mia, who has a secret crush on Jay and Yuna who is Minu’s sister. Taking part in a race and winning, Jay tells Minu not to bother him anymore but after remembering the words of his uncle he too discovers that he wants to cycle. As different circumstances push different characters around, they all come together to form a new crew to take part in the League of Street competition. With Shelly, a transfer student who has clear affection for Jay, Dom who wants to join in on the cycling to impress Yuna, Vinny who has history with Minu and wants to take part in the competition and June who is a senior and Minu’s old friend, Jay and Minu form the Hummingbird Crew. As they take part in the League of Street we follow their lives going through challenges, deepening their friendships and teenage drama.

The characters in this manhwa are all very distinct and unique. What makes them different from most other characters is that they aren’t one dimensional. Each character has a distinct past and backstory which makes us understand that they are much more than what they are shown to be at the beginning. An easy example is Dom who at first seems to be joining the Hummingbird crew only to impress Yuna, he is first shown to be a total goofball and an overall annoying character but soon we get to know about his past and see that he is much more than the stereotypical lovestruck goofball, rather he is like the others a complex character. the character development is also significant across the Webtoon as we see these characters face their challenges, grow and break their limits to grow and all this while we feel connected to them and feel as a part of their development. Even the antagonists get their own backstory making us see them more as people with opposing views than actual villans.

The manhwa has amazing races with intense action right from the start. There are tricks to learn, different styles of racing to see and most of all seeing the beautiful way in which the author depicts each of the players while they race, it is a thing of beauty meant to be appreciated. The action will keep you right on the edge of your seats but for me the manhws shines really in the moments when the characters aren’t racing and rather are living their lives as teenagers. Seeing them fight, make up, fall in love, get heartbroken and grow is all a way of making you connect to the characters even more and keeping the story well paced. There are many emotional moments both in and out of races but to keep the pace there are also comedic moments which will leave you rolling on the floor. The manhwa doesn’t shy away from showing some of the very real struggles that the characters face and makes each scene count by making it emotionally charged and making you feel as if you were a part of each celebration or tragedy.

The lesson to pick is to break the bonds and have no regrets. Jay as the main character shows both of these things throughout the 3 seasons of the manhwa, while at first he is shown to be more interested in his studies as he finds his passion is cycling he decides that he wants to do that and in a way that sits right with him. Most people would have picked one of the two and went all in on it but Jay doesn’t he manages to maintain his good academic record and also be a great cyclist thus breaking the bonds of being labelled that held him back before from performing at his best. Jay also takes a lot of risks throughout the manhwa and those risks are very real, all of them cumulate to him not having any regrets and moving forward. This growth is what the manhwa is all about and what the readers should take from the webtoon.

The webtoon has finished its 3rd season at 378 chapters at the time of writing and the story so far has been amazing and I look forward to more of it. With it’s anime references and cute romance for our characters, Windbreaker manages to perfectly be a drama about teens who use cycling as their form of escape and expression while also keeping a larger plot running which is the ultimate goal of the story and where the story will end. The author has expressed that the webtoon will be coming to an end soon but I believe that there is still a lot of story left to cover so now is the right time to jump in to see these characters mature and grow and experience their story, the story of WindBreaker.

Rap section:

Korean High School with an introverted kid,
Jay likes riding his bike and he ain’t mid,
Invite to a race crew and even amid,
Those seasoned racers on their insults he’s putting a lid.

Teaming with Minu creation of a new crew,
At first Jay’s averse the members are too few,
But a pretty blonde foreigner appears out of the blue,
Combined with the old friend and they’re ready for the debut.

Introverted at first glance but Jay has a past,
So deep that others fail in contrast,
It’s not just hark work it’s the bike that’s been passed,
Down to him by his uncle that makes him so fast.

The love starved gangster joins and he ain’t a faker,
All it takes is training and he becomes a quaker,
Aim for the prize that’s the goal of the maker,
Name’s hummingbird and their technique windbreaker.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Summertime Rendering – Mystery, murder and time travel.

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. I really only noticed this anime from Twitter but I watched it from day 1 and I was hooked. STR doesn’t disappoint with it’s episodes, ever. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story shows Shinpei Ajiro coming back to his hometown after his childhood friend Ushio Kofune dies of drowning however Shinpei begins experiencing strange events after coming back to his home town which includes noticing marks on Ushio’s neck suggesting foul play. Shinpei soon finds out that he has a strange ability that will help him battle a dark unknown enemy to save his friends and solve the mystery of Ushio’s death and the history of his hometown.

There is a decent sized cast that is neither too big nor too small, it provides a variety of characters to keep things fresh while at the same time having enough time to flesh them out and make them lovable characters. We have the main character Shinpei who is a calm and smart individual, he is the most sensible MC I have seen as he takes immediate advantage of his abilities. His character is absolutely lovely and I guarantee that you’ll be having him in your top 10 list of MCs. We have the murdered girl Ushio who I won’t talk about. Her little sister Mio who is broken after her sister’s death and that is portrayed really well. There’s the writer and mysterious woman Hizuru. Siblings Sou and Tokiko are also great characters who play a significant part in the story.

The beautiful animation is stunning and you will fall in love with each scene. Every fight scene is fluid and flows well, the music matches up and most of all the characters look great even outside of them. The mystery plot is intriguing and will draw you in from the first episode and is filled with plot twists that spice up the story. The suspense build-up is also awesome, the stakes are raised every time and it all feels thrilling. The inner thoughts of the characters are also shown the best in my opinion since they make you fall in love with each of them after they have their own character arcs.

Care for people who are precious to you. That is the number 1 lesson that is shown so well in STR after Ushio’s death. We see Shinpei and many other characters remember their last moments with her and understand just how precious she was to their lives and how deeply they all miss her. The regret of what they said or didn’t say still lingers in them and I think that people who have lost someone would understand that very well.

With 25 episodes and a finale that will leave you amazed with how interconnected and deep the plot really is just like Steins Gate or Higurashi. It is definitely very tough to write an ending to a story that involves time travel because in the end it can always be said that the stakes and losses didn’t matter because time travel can fix everything that is why I believe that we should judge these shows by how well they use their time travel elements to move the plot further and make the story amazing instead of how predictable the ending is. The show is brilliantly well done from the characters and plot all the way to the animation and I see absolutely no reason to give it any less than a 10/10, definitely my personal top 10.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

True Education – School Violence and incredible action

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. This was on my to read list for such a long time. It was so good, I absolutely devoured it and read it all in a day. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story shows how after the passing of a law which bans corporal punishment, students have taken over their schools and have begun bullying even their teachers. Seeing the severity of the situation, the government’s Ministry of Education decides to set up a Teacher’s Rights Protection Agency which will deal with these cases of violence and overall help make schools safer and a better enviornment for students. Hwa-jin Na is the first field agent of this organization and he decides to go full force with his brutal teaching method to whip the children into the right mindset and teach them. While his methods might be considered extreme, they prove to work which leads to teachers being willing to take back the power. As he is joined by a partner Han-Rim Lim, Hwa-jin sets out to begin the True Education that he believes in while protecting the rights of teachers and students as well.

The main character is lovable, that’s all I’ll say about him if I had to describe him in one word. He’s a cheerful fellow who has a vibrant personality which he uses to his advantage in dealing with the situations reported to the agency. He’s also a badass who can fight, like really fight and that adds more to his calm and cool attitude. While he does have his own share of problems that we are revealed to later on, he is a man with morals who is extremely lovable. Then there’s the partner Han-Rim Lim who is even better than Hwa-jin, she’s got her own style of handling the students which is to use violence relentlessly. She’s a fierce fighter like Hwa-jin and definetly a character you’ll want more of. There are more characters which come and go throughout the series and some even make repeat appearances which shows how far the manhwa goes to make sure that the characters are not just a one time deal but are actual people who the audience sympathizes with.

The manhwa has amazing action that’s for sure. Whether it’s Hwa-jin with his relentless and cruel fighting style or Han-Rim Lim who is quick and precise in her movement, both of them show us some good combat but that’s not where the manhwa really shines. Where the manhwa really shines is how well it shows both sides of the story, the teachers and the students. Often times we see a story showing only one side as evil and one side as good but actually the manhwa goes to show how the power balance shifts and how some of the people in power absue it to fulfill their own agenda. By solving cases of suffering of both the students and the teachers Hwa-jin’s and Han-Rim’s story shows us slowly how filthy humans can be and how low they can truly fall. There are even psychological battles for the characters to fight when they can’t use sheer violence and instead need to use their brains and their set of values to solve the cases. True Education also doesn’t budge on talking about real issues like student suicides and lots of other things. There is a teacher who teaches geneder equality in a hypocritical way and a teacher who considers his students trash. All of these people and their ideologies are fixed by our heroes as the story pushes on about real issues in the world.

The lesson to learn here is about the difference in ideologies will arise and when they do we must learn to calmly handle them instead of splitting apart. There are lots of lesson that this manhwa teachers but I would like to talk about this one because of how much it is prevalent in today’s world. We are so resdy to get aggresive when we meet someone with a different ideology and don’t hear the other person out and when that happens we develop a narrow perspective on life which leads to failure and self destruction. That delusion that whatever we do is the right thing needs to be broken and that was the message which one of the cases in True Education put out.

The manhwa is currently on going at 57 chapters at the time of writing and the story is picking up by showing us about Hwa-jin’s last to make us feel connected to him and also giving the spotlight to Han-Rim as they both carry out their duties. With intense action and even some philosophy for you to enjoy, True Education definitely has the potential as a manhwa to be one of the best provided it keeps on its great execution of its ideas.

Rap section:

New laws are passed and now there’s no corporal punishment,
All it takes is one law and now in one instant,
Students are bullying teachers to everyone’s astonishment,
But now countermeasures are being taken by the government.

Hwa-jin Na he’s the new educator on the job,
Looking easy but he could take on the mob,
Pissed him and now it’s gonna be a big prob,
He’s not holding back something from him too was robbed.

Punishing the troubled kids but he’ll also fix the teachers,
Joined by a partner with some pretty features,
Reforming is their goal they’re pretty good preachers,
Now watch them make good people out of horrible creatures.

They’re doing good for an entire generation,
Taking down the bullies from the school population,
Backed by a minister they can handle any situation,
This isn’t a punishment game this is true education.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Cyberpunk Edgerunners – Dark, Grim but not unfinished.

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I played 2077 once and I liked it, combined with the trailer this anime was looking amazing and it did not disappoint in any way, it delivered what it promised. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

The plot sees us follow David Martinez, a punk kid from the streets who lives with his mother and attends Arasaka Academy. They struggle to make ends meet and David due to circumstances comes into the possession of a very powerful military-grade cyberware that he installs in himself which sets him off on an adventure that will mature him into a skilled edgerunner taking him all the way to the top of Arasaka tower.

The one complaint that I have from this anime is the wasted potential of the characters, all these characters were unique and all seemed to have amazing stories hidden underneath them but sadly we do not get to know them in much detail and instead only learn about the main character David and one other character, Lucy. The rest of the characters could have amazing stories of their own but the short 10-episode run doesn’t leave room for them. David, we see grow from a caring son who is simply using the wrong ways to turning into a full-blown edgerunner, a merc. We see that his core character of being reckless doesn’t change but he still grows both physically and psychologically throughout the show. Seeing him go from a naive kid to the top of Arasaka tower is an amazing journey. Lucy the other character that gets depth has a story of her own that shows her vulnerabilities from a difficult past. I will once again state this, there are many other lovable characters, they simply needed more time.

The anime has stunning visuals as you must have seen from the trailer, the animation is so smooth that it elevates all the intense action that is shown in the anime combine with that the amazing music and you will see that the anime manages to blend together these already good elements so well that it rises the scenes up to a different level. The unique art style may lead to some people complaining but that is something personal and for me I liked it and I am not one who often talks about the art style and colors but Night City just looks so beautiful in the anime. The anime manages to portray the tough and inhuman world of Night City really well in the short time that it is given and we even see some characters from the 2077 game make an appearance. The only other problem with this anime is that if you’re watching on Netflix then be ready for horrible subtitles which led me to watch the anime in English dub which is actually really good and feels natural even.

The one thing that I was left in awe of was how we see that implanting all the tech into one’s body can make them inhuman in not just their abilities but also their mind. How this tech affects the mind was a large plot point in the show. Another thing that was shown well was how big corporations are controlling everything, how everyone in one way or another is just trying to climb up the ladder to reach the top. The anime isn’t all about the worse parts of capitalism but it does manage to show those parts really well.

A 10-episode short binge, Cyberpunk Edgerunners is one of those anime that definitely could have used more episodes to better flesh out the story and the characters but stays great regardless. The anime has great animation and music but that isn’t all it offers, the story is absolutely amazing with a beautiful conclusion that rolls up the story and ends it all really well. I definitely expect more of this universe in the future since it is so exciting and there is so much left of Night City to explore. For now, simply due to this amazing story being compressed into a short number of episodes that lead to a seemingly rushed experience, I will be giving this anime a 9/10.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

20th Century Boys – A masterpiece from the Monster author

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. First let me confess, I’ve never read or watched Monster because I’m scared and after reading this manga I really want to so I’ll get to that. Other than that, I think that this manga is something that should receive its own boom and people should get talking about it more again. Anyway, as always SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST VOLUME AHEAD.

The story switched between different time periods that is the youth of our protagonist Kenji in 1969 and the present day timeline. The 1969 timeline shows us our hero Kenji in his elementary school days, hanging out with his friends in his ‘secret base’. In this year, playing their childish games, the children come up with various ideas, all of which affect their grown up life in the present timeline. In the present, a grown up Kenji is looking after his shop while also taking care of his niece Kanna who was left in his care by his sister. A new cult with its faceless leader ‘friend’ is rising up and using a symbol familiar to Kenji. As he continues about his normal life, strange things begin happening around Kenji spurring him on to dig up the secrets of his youth, of the year 1969 so that he can solve the mystery of the future. As a threat that could destroy the entire world looms overhead, will Kenji be able to gather his friends and stand up for the good guys in time ?

The characters are vast and I mean VAST in this manga which serves for a complex plot and always keeps things fresh and don’t worry, no one is forgotten, all the characters serve their roles and get their time in the spotlight. There’s our hero with the guitar, Kenji who is currently running a convenience store and taking care of his niece Kanna. There’s Kenji’s friends, Donkey, Yoshitsune, Maruo and many many more characters. Of course there’s the charismatic leader and villain referred simply to as ‘friend’ by his followers who is also a character who has a past with Kenji. The characters all have their own distinct personalities and quirks and their own storylines to follow. The characters all at the same time, go through different paths and the manga manages to intertwine them all quite well. The growth of the characters is also huge throughout the more than 200 chapters of the story as they all fight their own battles to take on ‘friend’. The characters all also receive their own conclusion arcs towards the end and it will leave you deeply satisfied having watched your favorite characters grow and become their best selves.

The manga knows exactly how to set up a mystery, as expected from the author of the great ‘Monster’. The way that the mystery is first talked about and then slowly develops into a much more complex story is really a thing of beauty. The many plotlines spread across the timeline of the story, all coming together to craft a story which is a work of a master. Even after revealing that the true villain is friend and giving us lots of interaction with him, the manga still manages to keep an air of suspense over us, the readers. Every move, every chapter leads us spiraling down the hole of the mystery which seems to never end as it runs deeper. You don’t need to fear getting bored as well because it isn’t that things get repetitive because the author certainly knows how to constantly keep increasing the scale of the mystery and keep us on our toes as we keep searching for the truth about this mystery.

The lesson I managed to pull from this manga is that even if you make a mistake, it can always be fixed but the more you delay fixing your mistake, the more you’re going to suffer because of that mistake. Another lesson is to always keep fighting, just like Kenji, I don’t want to spoil the story over here but just know that Kenji and a lot of other characters also feel like they’re just running from the problem and once they understand that, they turn back and run back to face their problems. Running never helps the characters and it will never help us as well that is why, running from a problem is useless.

The manga is finished at 269 chapters. Beware, the last 2 volumes of the story was published under the name, 21st Century Boys. The ending is satisfying and ties every plot point up neatly for us and makes you feel content when you finish story showing just how much effort the author had to put in in order to make that manga. An emotional rollercoaster which manages to connect you deeply to the characters, making you feel their pain when they lose and making you celebrate in their victories, 20th Century boys is a manga that is a masterpiece and deserves a read by every manga enthusiast who is into mystery and horror.

Rap section:

Now let’s take it to the 1990’s with some old school music,
The calm old town it’s almost therapeutic,
Growing up is tough it’s all so confusing,
But a threat now looms and this game is amusing.

Kenji is the leader of these heroes of justice,
There ain’t no help coming it’s upto just us,
They will try their best in order to bust us,
But no matter how many times they try to crush us.

He’ll just get back up again because justice never dies,
So don’t fear now let’s all just go and rise,
Fighting against the world with our old war cries,
It’s upto us to save the world from demise.

When he rocks the guitar the people make noise,
The shouts can be heard from Japan all the way to Illinois,
‘Friend’ is having his fun as with us he toys,
But we won’t let them get away cause we’re the 20th Century Boys.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

WORST – An epic continuation of Crows

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. I’m going to be honest, this manga starts off way too slow for my taste but once it gets going, I assure you, you will get the same feeling that you did when reading Crows. As always SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST VOLUME AHEAD.

The story takes us back to Suruzan All Boys High School with a new kid named Tsukishima Hana coming to town from the mountains where cell phone signals don’t reach. 2 years have passed since Boyua Harumichi has left the town and things have taken quite a drastic turn. Suruzan is the same good old Suruzan only this time the characters who were freshmen in Crows like Zetton are now all grown up and are seniors. On the other side, Housen is being passed down from King Joe to the Moonlight Brothers who are all in different years and hence aim to unify Housen into an unbeatable school. The Front of Armament has its 6th generation running things and the 4th powerhouse, the Kurotaki Alliance has fallen apart leaving a void in the power structure. As Hana enlists as a freshman he finds out more about Suruzan like its, Freshman War to find out the strongest freshman and other things. Declaring after the Freshman War that he will unify Suruzan under one leader, something that even legendary delinquents like Harumichi weren’t able to do, Hana faces the many powerhouse foes that come his way and new and old foes as he sets out with his friends to do the impossible.

The characters are a bit too much to take in at first, I don’t blame you if that happens, it happened to me at first as well. Introducing the newer generations of all the old established organizations takes time and makes you feel like there aren’t any good fights happening but believe me, these introductions are worth it and the fights are worth even more. There’s our MC, Tsukishima Hana who is a simple goofball like Harumichi but he differs from Harumichi in the sense that he is much more driven and works towards a goal that is to unify Suruzan unlike Harumichi who wanted to run away from the position of becoming leader. There’s Hana’s main rival, Amachi Hisashi who is one hell of a bastard both in fighting as well as in cunning, a calculating and amazing at making plans. There’s Takefumi Sakota, who is a mad dog in his own right and Mutou Renji who is the first supporter of Hana and a devoted follower. There’s tons and tons of other characters that I just can’t talk about due to risk of spoilers but just know that you will be spending quite a while remembering names.

The manga has intense action even more than Crows in the sense that Worst has a lot of fights between organizations which means true gang fights and that stuff is intense to see because I am a sucker for the clan logic, loyalty driven fights. There’s the fact that the action takes a while to pick up in between when there’s a gran plan’s execution in the making but leave that aside because that helps you understand the characters on a much deeper level and there’s an absolutely amazing story for you to enjoy. I also loved the fact that there’s a main ‘bad guy’ main villain kind of a guy to look forward to for Hana to fight because in Crows Bouya was taking enemies on as they came but Hana has a true rival for him to fight and to play the bad guy and that makes the story much more impactful. There’s fights that happen for different reasons again like Hana fighting for his friends and to maintain peace while the Moonlight Brothers try to establish their dominance and some for loyalty while others for protection of themselves. Once again, the story also does not fail to tell us the dangers of this gang life because there is death and destruction of lives because that is the way that these guys live and that’s how the real world works.

The lesson I managed to pull from this manga is that just because you’re strong doesn’t mean that you have to prove it. Hana is very different from Bouya Harumichi as a character because Hana never fights just for the hell of it or because someone looks at him wrong, he fights when he’s challenged head on and even then he’s compassionate and kind and always makes sure that his opponents don’t hold any grudges. This thinking separates him from Bouya who maintained peace because he was the strongest, Hana maintains peace because he is a great leader who doesn’t back down from a fight but also doesn’t start the fight. This loyalty one’s morals is a lesson to be applied in ones own life.

The manga is finished at 132 chapters with one hell of an epic finale that I will not spoil here because I want each and every one of you to experience the emotional rollercoaster that is Worst and get to the ending which will leave you feeling satisfied at having seen the story of another generation of Crows and the rise of another generation as well. A perfect way to get your blood pumping ang get you excited, Worst is an amazing manga.

Rap section:

Let’s go back to Suruzan to our delinquent high school,
Where students fight with fists and also use high stools,
When shit gets serious they won’t hesitate to use a slice tool,
New generation of fighters this story is quite cool.

Tsukishima Hana a boy from out of town,
He’s a little but lost struggling to find his way around,
His smiling face might make him seem like a clown,
But in Suruzan he’s gonna be a person of great renown.

The old alliances in the town are breaking apart,
But new wars still happen and Hana is gonna take part,
To show his strength and to show that he’s got heart,
Rival’s name is Amachi Hisachi let the wars restart.

All new strong people and for blood they all thirst,
All new wars it’s gonna get you immersed,
In this all new story to become the leader first,
Of Suruzan High school this is the story of worst.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Crows – A classic delinquent manga which proves it’s greatness

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Ever since I’ve read Tokyo Revengers I’ve been in the mood for more delinquent manga and Crows according to the community is a classic so I had to get down to reading it and man I made the right choice. SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST VOLUME AHEAD.

The story follows Boyua Harumichi, a transfer student to Suruzan All Boys High School, a school who has the toughest delinquents of the region, students who could easily rule over other high schools, called Crows by people because crows bring inauspiciousness just like the Suruzan students do. In all the history of Suruzan, it has never been united under a single leader, there have always been factions and the school has been split between them. Bouya Harumichi who just joins Suruzan and first seems like a goofball who isn’t someone to be taken seriously saves a fellow student Yasu from a bunch of bullies proving his strength as he absolutely crushes them. The crushed studnets led by Akutsu were a part of the biggest faction in the school, the Bandou faction. Harumichi takes the news lightly but when the fight against the Bandou faction comes he doesn’t back down. Proving his strength, the other students at Suruzan High know one thing that Harumichi will change the way that things have gone on in Suruzan and the hierarchy of the delinquents in the entire town.

The characters are good old teenagers in this manga, even though half of the time you’d really question if these monsters are even high schoolers at all. There’s our main character Boyua Harumichi who is the strongest in the entire manga except maybe one or two guys who I won’t revel here now. Harumichi is a total goofball who is always looking for fun and entertainment, he is unlike others MCs in the sense that he is purposeless and without a goal and often time it others around him who push the plot forward instead of him. There’s Yasu, our hometown sidekick who isn’t all that strong but is a loyal follower of Harumichi and his first underling. There’s Bandou, Harumichi’s first real rival, Rindaman, the guy who is considered the strongest in Suruzan. Pon, Mako and Hiromi, a strong trio of friends who took on Bandou’s fdaction alone before Harumichi came along. There’s tons of other guys that are introduced gradually, like Bulldog who is the leader of the Kurotaki Aliiance. Ryusshin who is a part of the Front of the Armament. There’s tons of characters all of whom we get to see grow and evolve, all except Harumichi who stays the same lazy and fun loving kid throughout the manga, well you could say that he was the factor that led to the change in all the other characters.

The manga has intense action, obviously cause it’s a delinquent manga and there’s bound to be tons of fights but its not just that, its the reason why these fights take place that are the ultimate golden gem in Crows, besides the likable and relatable characters who go through real problems which make them seem more like real people rather than characters in a manga. There’s the fact that towards the end of the manga that is towards graduation, the characters all actually think about their futures showing us how things would play out with these characters in real life. Anyway back to the reason that the fights take place, there’s a panel below that will tell you exactly what I’m talking about but the main thing that Crows shows is that teenagers don’t need a reason to fight, the hot blooded youth just needs one little incident to spark their fuse and they go off fighting. This is the mentality of the youth and that’s what causes the fights, its more old school thinking, especially since newer gen MCs have goals to love towards, Harumichi doesn’t he fights because he wants to just like many other characters all of them representing the hot blooded youth as they fight for silly reasons and sometimes more serious stuff like honor.

The lesson I managed to pull from this manga is that one needs to live life as they see fit, following their own morals. Morals are important because all the characters in the manga, even though they’re delinquents they follow their own morals and rules and that’s something that they should be admired for. There’s also the fact that purposelessness gets you nowhere in life. Bouya is an extremely strong fighter and he is undefeatable but his purposelessness only lands him in fights and results in him getting in bad shape after an intense battle. The fact that Crows doesn’t glorify fighting and instead shows us how it affects the characters is the reason why it is the best.

The manga is finished at 95 chapters. It’s an intense ride and definitely one that every manga enthusiast should take on. There’s also Worst which is the continuation of Crows supposedly and I am going to read that too and post a review on it as well. Apart from that, Crows, as a classic manga which offers loads to its audience with everything from intense fights to good old comedy to even talks about life and the future, making you feel like you’ve actually accompanied the characters on their journey through high school needs to be read by every individual who liked Tokyo Revengers and is looking for more delinquent manga because believe me, Crows blows Tokyo Revengers out of the water, no hate just facts, still love TR. Give Crows a read.

Rap section:

We going old school now with some teenage fighters,
School gangs alliances and those badass bikers,
Taking each other on for their wounds they’re survivors,
Get ready cause once you start reading you’re going to be pulling all nighters.

Blonde haired goofball claiming he’s strong as a devil,
Claiming that no one in the world is at his level,
And the school he’s at is kinda special,
This is Suruzan High he’s gonna final rivals several.

Boyua Harumichi is the name of the new kid,
Just a couple of fights and now he’s on the grid,
Recognized by delinquents for all that he did,
And yet some dudes have the gall to consider him mid.

Everyday is a new fight a new broken nose,
But Harumichi doesn’t care through life he just flows,
Through his lifestyle he goes and shows,
Than rather than being a caged bird he’d rather fly like crows.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Mercenary Enrollment – A new concept with lots of potential

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. This was quick read but man every moment was enjoyable and I hope you guys will enjoy it too. SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS AHEAD.

The story starts off with us seeing a mercenary rescue a military unit which has been captured by terrorists. Showing incredible skill, the mercenary is revealed to be only a teenager. This mercenary is revealed to be Yu Ijin, a 19 year old boy who was in a plane crash in which his parents died and he was stranded in a foreign country, doing mercenary work and eventually teaming up with the Korean military to survive. Now having found that he still has family back in South Korea he is sent back home to meet his excited grandfather and sister. Adjusting to a new life in the city, Yu strives to learn what a family means while also using his skills to deal with problems both in his school life and beyond that by taking on bullies to protect his sister, all as the ghosts of his past come back to haunt him.

The characters are fun to see in this manhwa and since it’s only started we haven’t seen a lot of character development yet but nevertheless the characters are still interesting to say the least. Yu Ijin, this man is just a cold badass, I thought it would get boring if he was just an emotionless fighting machine but that is not so, Ijin shows so many emotions throughout the time that we spend with him, from feeling happiness after seeing his family for the first time to feeling care for his sister and risking everything for her. His main goal so to speak is to learn what a family means and while he shows his soft sides often, when he gets cold, he gets murderous and so far he hasn’t lost a single fight and yet every fight we see is exhilarating and exciting. There’s Ijin’s sister Dayun who cares for her family and her new older brother. There’s Ijin’s friends whose names I don’t remember anymore because they had some complex names but all the characters have shown good personalities up until now and have even shown bits of character development.

The manhwa flourishes in the fast paced action that it keeps up throughout the duration of the chapters. There’s always something happening and it’s not repetitive. An example would be that Ijin takes on school bullies and is able to easily take them down but then that problem grows bigger and he goes on to take on gangsters as well and to do more and more stuff. The story keeps on evolving and bringing in new characters and also resolving sub plots pretty neatly when they’re no longer needed. Also instead of being a zero to hero type of story, Ijin is pretty strong from the get go and every fight is like him testing his strength to see how far he can go. The one thing that I don’t like in the manhwa is that the characters names aren’t mentioned all to often and except Ijin’s and Sukjoo’s names I’ve forgotten all others.

The lesson I got from this manhwa is that first of all we need to be grateful for the life that we have because as we Ijin having nightmares of the plane crash and his time as a mercenary while he is living in a comfortable home we come to realise that there are so many more bigger problems out there and there’s so much more that we have to be grateful for. As for the second lesson it’s that we need to stick to our morals. Ijin has one moral when he comes back home that is to protect his family and apart from that, he focuses on nothing else. The detachment that he shows is really a sight to see as he turns away everything else in favor of living a simpler life with his family showing how commited he is to his morals.

The manhwa is currently ongoing at 52 chapters and I’m sure that there’s more to come. The story is getting exciting and we are getting to see more of Ijin’s skills and his past that he spent in the battlefield. With thrilling fights and a story that has lots and lots of potential subplots to come, Mercenary Enrollment is definetly worth a short binge or if you prefer to have more content at once I’d suggest waiting more time because I have a feeling that the story is only getting stTted

Rap section:

New kid in town white hair looking pretty,
He looks pretty cool but he isn’t used to life in the city,
One hit from him and people be feeling dizzy,
You can’t know what he does just know that he’s been busy.

10 years later for the first time he sees his family,
Sister and grandpa now he can live life happily,
But that’s until he finds out about the brutality,
Against his sister and now he’s gonna cause a tragedy.

Trained so hard even the gangster fear him,
Looking so fit yet he doesn’t hit the gym,
Hurt his sister and your living chances are slim,
Once he gets angry the situation looks grim.

He doesn’t want to forget him family even for a moment,
Watch him rise to water watch the unfoldment,
Of a story that’s all about engrossment,
Yu Ijin this is Mercenary Enrollment.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Why you should read the Tokyo Revengers manga.

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. I couldn’t control myself and read the manga at like episode 6 or 5 itself and man it was one hell of a ride and I can’t wait to share with you all why you should read the manga whether you’ve already finished the anime or are just starting it. SPOILERS FOR THE ANIME.

The story after the point where the anime left off is the real deal, there’s a new gang coming in and we’ll get to see more new, incredible and lovable characters and intense fights. The new story gets darker and has more mature themes so keep that in mind. There’s also more to learn about the past and about characters like Shinichiro Sano, (yes he’s still relevant). The new gang causing conflict is the Black Dragons and their leader Taiju Shiba is an interesting and complex character. I’m trying to keep this spoiler free.

The first reason is that the story is only starting in the manga. There’s much more to explore in the world of Tokyo Revengers and the story that is to come is intense and is a treat for anyone who reads the manga. The story is so much more complex and gets so real when the new arc begins that you won’t be putting the manga down before you complete it. It’s a mid blowing story filled with plot twists and the final arc is going to be the greatest according to me.

The second point is that there’s lots of more character development. For all the people who keep saying that Takemichi is the worst MC because he’s crying and he’s weak they’ll get to see the true delinquent Takemichi in the new arcs. He steels his resolve even further and he just doesn’t back down from anything. He goes through anything and everything to fulfill his goal. We also get insight into other characters who we didn’t get to see much of in the first two arcs such as Mitsuya. We see all of our beloved characters change and yet remain the same as the story progresses. The fights obviously get more intense and the fight scenes are good to read and I can’t wait to see some of the most intense moments animated, (I’m looking at you Tenjiku arc).

What I want to focus on more are the mature themes that the manga gets into. There has always been a focus on death and guilt in the story but the way it plays out for one of our characters, it’s just so heartbreaking and also so real at the same time. I won’t reveal the name of this character but the intense pressure of all the deaths in the story do add up and they do take their toll. That’s also a lesson to take away from this manga, don’t let the responsibilities on you weigh you down so much that you go off the deep end, ask for help and also give help if you see people struggling.

The intensity of the story only increases in the next two arcs and they are definitely worth checking out. Takemichi’s character development, the story of the true killer of Hina and lots and lots more that is to be explored in the Tokyo Revengers manga awaits you and you have to check it out if the anime interested you in the slightest. Also, recommend me more delinquent manga.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about and some manga recommendations. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Why you should read the Horimiya manga.

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. I absolutely fell in love with HoriMiya when I watched it, I liked the characters, their relationships and how they handled their problems and I wanted more of that so I decided to read the manga, and it was a good decision. This is going to be be FILLED WITH SPOILERS but who cares ? This is a slice of life manga.

The story is the same. Literally the anime makers changed nothing from the story. I also need to congratulate them on a job well done. They managed to cut out so much stuff from the manga out of the nearly 150 chapters and still managed to make a coherent story that was extremely enjoyable and lovable.

The first reason is obvious because it’s more HoriMiya content. Like their relationship is just the cutest and the best and I loved watching more of them, seeing them navigate their love life and also helping their friends with their own problems.

The second point is that there’s lots of enjoyable content that has been cut. There’s an entire sports festival that was cut out and it was a nice little arc that was funny and helped us look a little deeper into the characters’ personalities. There’s scenes like the guys once talking about whether Blazers are better or Sailor uniforms are and there’s even a scene of Miyamura wearing Hori’s old school uniform and the funniest of all, Sawada jumping into Miyamura’s balcony to get into his house and then going back the same way. All of the cut content really develops the relationships of the characters both platonic and romantic.

The manga has a lot lot of focus on the other characters. Since the anime only had 12 episodes there was only so much they could fit in there and so obviously character development for characters like Sengoku and Sawada were cut out. This character development really makes you enjoy the manga lots and lots more. The relationship between Sawada and Miyamura is more developed. She has her own little arc and it’s fun to watch her learn from Miyamura and the others and make her school life better. There’s the fact that Sengoku’s father, Kyosuke and his wife all went to the same school and there’s lots of fun stuff to see with Sengoku’s father in the picture.

Despite all the cut content, the main message and ending of the manga remains the same. The fact that Hori is a person who pushes Miyamura and helps him be comfortable to be himself. The series is all about pushing yourself and being yourself and that message has been well shown in the anime but is much more clearer in the manga.

At the end, all I want to say is that the manga has lots more content for us to enjoy and if you want more of Horimiya then you should definetly check it out.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about and some manga recommendations. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

BTOOOM! Manga – A great story with a bit too much ecchi

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. I’m so glad that I decided to finish the manga for this because this stuff is intense. SPOILERS FOR THE ANIME AHEAD.

The story after the anime is really intense like you could say that this is the real story of BTOOOM and what we’d seen in the anime was just a trailer with character introductions. The truth about the death game is revealed to us and we also see how things are going outside the island and how another fight is going on in the outside world as well. BTOOOM started out as a death game and players just fighting to survive but now it turns into a fight between ideals and nations. Sakomoto makes daring plans but as he realises that others outside the game are fighting too he decides to no longer fight to be win and get home but to fight for the right cause.

There are many new characters introduced to us in the manga, all of whom serve different purposes and whom I do not want to spoil here because even a saying little bit about them means spoiling the entire thing and I don’t want to do that because I want all of you to have a pure experience when you read it. There is great character development I can say that with Sakomoto battling his own weakness and all the other characters, changing and becoming better or worse people as the story progresses.

The one thing that I hated in the manga was the sheer intensity of Ecchi it put in, while some moments were supposed to be really emotionally charged and make you feel a certain way, you just can’t because you feel like it’s being used as a joke yet again. Also I understand why we didn’t have a season 2 of BTOOOM, the stuff that these guys would have had to animate is seriously not pretty at all but apart from the excess of Ecchi, the manga is actually very good. The scale of the game as I mentioned before gets bigger, the manga dives into the supernatural as well and there are talk about sins and rehabilitation and it’s a whole new dynamic. There’s also the beautiful way they played out the ending by getting us attached to Sakomoto, the main character and then seeing the ending through ourselves by offering us the choice.

The bigger picture that BTOOOM aims to give with the manga is that there are always things that are much bigger than us happening in the world, people fighting for control over the commoners, hidden forces trying to protect the world’s freedom. The point is that we as people need to govern our own freedom and learn about things bigger than us that are going on and how it’s indirectly affecting us. There’s also the point of accepting that there are things bigger than us and that our problems are not the only ones. To summarise it up in a line, “There’s always things bigger than you going on and you must learn to observe them to see how they affect you instead of staying in a bubble.”

The manga has 2 endings and I have read both. The manga asks you to make a choice at a pivotal moment in the story and depending on that you either choice the Light ideal ending or the Dark real ending. The Light ending is more of a feel good ending and while it does wrap things up you could say that it’s more selfish. The dark ending shows how vile humanity really is and is really emotionally charged. In this ending the characters work more for the higher purpose of the entire world than for selfish reasons. I personally think that ending 2 is much better written and is meant to be the real ending and while the Light ending is more of a feel good ending, the line with which it leaves us at the end can also make you question if what the characters did was truly the correct choice to make. To find out which of these two endings is the one that better suits you, you need to get to reading the manga. Standing at 122 chapters, the BTOOOM manga is a truly worthwhile experience.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Demon Slayer Manga – The continuation of the epic story

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. I couldn’t wait to finish the story of Demon Slayer and boy I am glad that I picked up the manga. SPOILERS for season 1 and the Mugen Train movie ahead.

The story after the Mugen train movie really picks up with Tanjiro now getting closer to his goal of making his sister human again and finishing off Muzan Kibutsuji while also getting stronger and learning new secrets about the world and breathing techniques. The story makes us meet more of the Hashira and learn about their stories as Tanjiro and his crew conducts missions with them. The story gets really exciting with us meeting Tengen first and having an epic arc before moving on to meeting Mitsuri and Muichiro and much much more. I can’t tell anymore about the story here because that would spoil it and ruin the fun for all of you, trust me. It’s better this way.

There are many new characters including more of the Upper Moons and the Hashiras. The author keeps up the tradition of providing a backstory to all of the characters which makes us really relate and have sympathy for every character that is killed be it the Demon Slayers or the Demons themselves. These new characters provide much more depth to Tanjiro’s character as a whole as he grows and develops through all this and becomes better while still retaining his kind and cheerful personality.

The manga shines in the epic fights that it shows, yes, yes I know that fights don’t look that amazing in the manga but the sheer intensity, scale and emotions that are in every battle made me shiver and I guarantee that it will make you shiver as well. Another thing that I just have to mention is how despite all the craziness going around the manga still finds time for romance between the characters and it isn’t just meaningless fluffy stuff either, the romance really adds depth to the characters and make us understand them better as people and helps us sympathize with them.

The lesson to draw from the manga isn’t much different from what there is to draw from the anime. Who is the real demon ? Rather what makes a real demon ? Is it looks ? or is it the personality. I think that with a demon like personality, one will get a demon like form but we shouldn’t judge based on just appearances, sometimes, there are demons in human clothing. Only a personality makes a demon, looks only complete it.

The finale is an epic battle. It’s emotional, satisfying and had me break my rule of sleeping early at night because I just had to finish the last battle. The Demon Slayer manga is a must read in case you don’t have the patience to wait for the second season or if you just like reading only manga. The new characters combined with the amazing battles and the emotionally charged scenes just make it all worth it.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

THE ONES WITHIN: A TALE WE NEED MORE OF

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. This anime did things much different from the others and it could be so much better. It has a lot of potential and its worth watching but its incomplete right now so you’ll need to read the manga. Anyway let’s get the why you should watch it.

The anime starts off great with an escape room game expert Iride finishing a game named The Ones Within and then waking up in a jungle beside a girl who is later revealed to be Horror game streamer Karin. They soon meet other people like them who cleared the game ‘The Ones Within’ and were kidnapped from their homes to brought to an unknown place. The other participants are Kaikoku Onigasaki who plays Sengoku-period and Japanese-style games, he comes off as a cool headed and confident guy who can be deadly with a katana. He is nosy and explores the place initially before a revelation about his past leads him to want to get out of the island as quick as possible. Next we have Anya Kudō a fighter-game uploader who is violent and before being initially cold makes friends with Iride, he quarrels a lot with Zakuro Oshigiri a stealth-type gamer who covers his face with a masak. Oshigiri had his own motivations for being kidnapped and he’s the only one who wanted to be there for personal reasons. He carries a knife under a jacket and becomes good friends with Kaikoku, the two often working on keeping each other out of trouble and exploring the area. Himiko Inaba is a timid and kind nurturing-simulation game streamer and the most loved character due to her making food for the others and keeping the others from fighting with each other though she is easy scared by Kudo and likes to keep her distance from him. Yuzu Roromori is a cheerful puzzle-and-maze-game streamer who keeps the group’s morale up and is the only person who knows Iride from before. She is also a real part of the mystery as she hides many secrets but when the time comes she shows genius intellect and a strong determination. The last is Makino Aikawa a quiet and handsome love-game streamer who speaks in single words and rarely ever speaks full sentences. His gaze can make anyone fall in love with him and he sleeps most of the time. Though seemingly the person with the best life he had some serious issues on the inside which he never opens about to anyone but the others help up deal with it though unintentionally.

The main antagonist of this series is the Alpaca mask wearer Paka he is the mysterious game master of The Ones Within – Genome and the one who kidnapped the others. He gives the group tasks to perform and streams then to the outside world which people watch. He gives the group the goal of reaching 100 million viewers. Though generally shown to be fun and playing pranks on the group when faced with resistance from Kaikou and Onigasaki he shows his dark side to the group. Being the game runner he is shown to be the main link to the mystery.

The anime is all about the group performing the different tasks while causing all kinds of trouble and comedy. The group though initially cold to each other soon make friends thanks to the cheery Iride who seems to want to perform the tasks out of his own free will. Things get serious as the show progresses with the mystery of where they are and why they were kidnapped slowly unveiling. The characters also have issues that they deal with with the help of our MC Iride and they join the struggle against Paca to get back home. New characters also get introduced later but they don’t stay for long. The only problem with the anime is that it ends on a note that leaves it open to possibilities and leaves much of the questions unanswered.

Basically the show opens up more questions than it started out with and then leaves you there wanting for more. The show is available on the Muse Asia YouTube channel. Go check it out. I’ll be sure to update when I read the manga till then enjoy this joyful, light hearted and shrouded in mystery anime. I have also read the manga which is apparently on hiatus and the story gets much deeper in the manga and it gets much much more exciting and thrilling with new characters and new mysteries. I highly recommend reading the manga as well.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.