Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

Jose Rizal Manga on it's Birthday!




Yes, you heard it right. Philippines National Hero is now a manga hero! 

Just in time for his 157th, Publisher TORICO released the first volume last June 19, 2018. Ryo Konno did the illustrations while Takahiro Matsui wrote the story. Its first volume is available for free reading at manga.club and in Japanese on sukima.me. There are plans to release the manga in Filipino.


The manga will have a total of 100 pages that would detail the life of the national hero. New pages will be released every Tuesday.


Publisher TORICO said this is the first manga written about Rizal. Takuro Ando, Torico company representative, said that he was inspired to make a manga about Jose Rizal after seeing a statue of him in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. 

The short first chapter opens with his execution in Bagumbayan, and ends with a young Rizal witnessing the arrest of his mother. 





Mr. Xiao Chua ask Takahiro Matsui why is he doing it, Matsui-san said this, "Because, there are so many Filipino kids in Japan, and they study in Japanese schools. So they have no chance to know about the national hero of Philippines. Some kids don't take pride about their country. Sometimes they are ashamed. Why am I Filipino? Why my mother is Filipino? I know the Philippines is a nice country, the people have an open mind and high dignity. They should know that their country is good place."

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Rizal apparently stayed in Japan for 45 days in 1888 and was said to have been charmed by the country's natural beauty and its people, prompting him to study its culture and traditions. Rizal took great pains to study the Japanese language during his brief stay in the country. True to his playboy image, Jose Rizal fell in love with a Japanese woman named Seiko Usui.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

Spring Anime Recommendation 2018 - Part 2



To prevent you from scrolling further down, here's the second part of Vi-Geeky's  Spring Anime 2018 recommendation. Enjoy and don't forget to share the love of anime, Summer anime is coming let's ready our hearts!


11. Hinamatsuri




Genre:  Sci-FiSlice of LifeComedySupernaturalSeinen

Synopsis: One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn't use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina's strange life together is just beginning...


12. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi 



Genre: Demons, Supernatural, Romance

Synopsis: Female college student Aoi inherited her deceased grandfather's ability to see ayakashi. One day, while Aoi is feeding some ayakashi, a demon appears! He declares that Aoi's grandfather owed a great debt, and as compensation, Aoi must marry the demon! Aoi refuses, and decides to pay off the debt by working. 

13. Megalo Box



Genres: ActionDramaSci-FiShounenSlice of LifeSports

Synopsis: "To be quiet and do as you're told, that's the cowardly choice." These are the words of Junk Dog, an underground fighter of Megalo Box, an evolution of boxing that utilizes mechanical limbs known as Gear to enhance the speed and power of its users. Despite the young man's brimming potential as a boxer, the illegal nature of his participation forces him to make a living off of throwing matches as dictated by his boss Gansaku Nanbu. However, this all changes when the Megalo Box champion Yuuri enters his shabby ring under the guise of just another challenger. Taken out in a single round, Junk Dog is left with a challenge: "If you're serious about fighting me again, then fight your way up to me and my ring."



Filled with overwhelming excitement and backed by the criminal syndicate responsible for his thrown matches, Junk Dog enters Megalonia: a world-spanning tournament that will decide the strongest Megalo Boxer of them all. Having no name of his own, he takes on the moniker of "Joe" as he begins his climb from the very bottom of the ranked list of fighters. With only three months left to qualify, Joe must face off against opponents the likes of which he has never fought in order to meet the challenge of his rival.

14. Piano no Mori / Piano Forest, The Perfect World of Kai / ピアノの森



Genre: AdventureMusicComedyDramaSchoolSeinen

SynopsisA tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

15.  Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai / Tada Never Falls in Love /  多田くんは恋をしない



Genre: Slice of LifeComedyRomance

Synopsis: In the story, Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather's coffee shop.

16. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby / ウマ娘 プリティーダービー



Genre: Slice of Life, Sports

Synopsis:  In a world very much like our own, great race horses of the past have a chance to be reborn as "horse girls"—girls with the ears and tails of horses as well as their speed and endurance. The best of these horse girls go to train at Tokyo's Tracen Academy, hopefully moving on to fame and fortune as both racers and idols.



Special Week, a high school horse girl from the countryside, has just transferred to Tracen, and she's determined to fulfill her promise to her mother to become the best horse girl in Japan. On her way to school, she takes a pit stop at the race track and instantly falls in love with Silence Suzuka's style, becoming determined to race on the same team as her.


17. Wotaki ni Koi wa Muzukashi / WotaKoi, Love is Hard for Otaku / ヲタクに恋は難しい




Genre: Comedy, Romance


Synopsis: After discovering that they work at the same company, a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking sessions they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two of them?

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If you think there are more cool and fun season titles in Spring 2018 that are not included on my list, please comment away so I could check them out. See you next season! 

Read the first part here: Spring Anime Recommendation 2018 - Part 1

Want to know my top anime for 2017 for Spring? Here's my 2017 Spring Top List


Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 07, 2018

Spring Anime Recommendation 2018


Vi-Geeky's top picks from Spring season this year. These anime aired last April 2018 to June 2018. Still airing up to this writing. Leftovers from Winter season are not included. Arrange in alphabetical order, the second part will be posted next week. 

1. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl 



Genres: RomanceSchoolShoujo

Synopsis: Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, has a blunt manner, doesn't have female friends, and seems the sort to be promiscuous. However, she is friendly to Hikari, and even stands up to the people who make fun of him. Hikari's bitterness and trust issues lead him to say pretty harsh things to Iroha, but she never dismisses him as creepy. After a while, it starts to look like Iroha may become his first real-life, 3D girlfriend! Will he be able to handle it?


2. Akkun to Kanojo



Genres: ComedyRomanceSchoolJosei

Synopsis: The romantic comedy follows the everyday life of an extremely tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) boy named Atsuhiro "Akkun" Kagari and his girlfriend Non "Nontan" Katagiri. Akkun's behavior is harsh toward Nontan with verbal abuse and neglect, but he actually is head-over-heels for her and habitually acts like a stalker by tailing her or eavesdropping. Nontan is oblivious to Akkun's stalker ways, and thinks his actions are cute.


3. Boku no Hero Academia Season 3 / 僕のヒーローアカデミア 第二期 



Genre: Action, Shounen, Comedy, School

SummaryIzuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

(Source: Funimation)

4. Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari Butlers~千年百年物語~


Genres: ComedySchoolSupernatural

Synopsis: The anime centers on two protagonists. Koma Jinguji (Jay) is the smart and handsome student council president. His elegant smile captures the hearts of women. Tsubasa Hayakawa is a multi-talented and gentle shop assistant at a café. His cafe latte with owl latte art is very popular with female customers. The two men travel through time to fight their archenemy. The charming "Butlers," as they are called, fight supernatural battles and also experience a slapstick comedic life at their academy.

5. Caligula / カリギュラ



Genres: ActionSci-Fi

Synopsis: Mobius is a perfect digital world for the imagined benefit of humanity by μ, a virtual idol program that attained sentience and self-awareness. Only humans who are suffering in the real world and strongly relate to μ's songs are lured into Mobius. 


Once they enter, people often forget that the real world exists. Regardless of age or gender, they are turned into students and forced to experience school life over and over, which μ considers "the most radiant time in a person's life."



6. Captain Tsubasa 2018 / キャプテ



Genres: ActionSportsShounen

Synopsis: Captain Tsubasa is the passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing football at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational sport for his friends, for him, it developed into something of an obsession. 



In order to pursue his dream to the best of his elementary school abilities, Tsubasa moves with his mother to Nankatsu city, which is well-known for its excellent elementary school soccer teams. But although he was easily the best in his old town, Nankatsu has a lot more competition, and he will need all of his skill and talent in order to stand out from this new crowd.
He encounters not only rivals, but also new friends like the pretty girl Sanae Nakazawa and the talented goalkeeper, Genzo Wakabayashi, who shares the same passion as Tsubasa, and will prove to be a treasured friend in helping him push towards his dreams. Representing Japan in the FIFA World Cup is Tsubasa’s ultimate dream, but it will take a lot more than talent to reach it.


7. Devils Line / デビルズライン


Genres: ActionSupernaturalDramaRomanceVampireSeinen

Synopsis: Anzai, half vampire, and Tsukasa, a normal school girl.
Vampires seem to be living among humans. Of course the government does not know of their existence, because their appearance does not differ from humans. They also do not need to drink blood, but when they get a craving or get angry, they can become uncontrollable monsters.

(Source: MU)

8. Dorei-ku The Animation / 奴隷区 The Animation



Genre: Psychological, Drama

Synopsis: What if you could enslave anyone you ever wanted? Well, this comes close. The SCM lets you enslave anyone who is also wearing an SCM, at a price. One must win over the other, at the cost of anything, in order for the other to become their slave.

(Source: MU)


9. Full Metal Panic! IV Invisible Victory / フルメタル・パニック!Invisible Victory


Genre: ActionMilitaryMecha

Synopsis: The story picks up after The Second Raid as Amalgam's fight against Mithril heats up.


10. Golden Kamuy / ゴールデンカムイ


Genres: ActionAdventureHistoricalSeinen

Synopsis: In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed "Sugimoto the Immortal" during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure to race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash.

(Source: MangaUpdates)


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If you think there are more cool and fun season titles in Spring 2018 that are not included on my list, please comment away so I could check them out. See you next season! 

Look forward for the part 2, next week!

Want to know my top anime for 2017 for Spring? Here's my 2017 Spring Top List

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