You may know him from Slam Dunk or Vagabond, but you should really know him for Real.
Never let it be said that you can’t have an action story with a disabled lead.
/random thought after having conversation about whether “it’s okay to have ‘boy friends’ after you get married” with the manga artist of LOVELESS
This is a story that I feel should be shared to everyone who’s been through or going through depression. I recently read an article on the Japan Times about a manga artist who published a series of comics in Japan about a married couple combating depression. Her name is Tenten Hosokawa and her series, “Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite” (My Partner Has Depression) or simply known as “Tsure Utsu”, has become a smash hit in a country that has mostly looked down at those with mental illnesses. As someone who’s been through clinical depression, I find it inspirational that a manga artist has put this subject into the spotlight as we all need to take mental health seriously more than ever.
Other than the fact that you didn’t have to pay to have membership but got discounts and free books (pretty big deal, actually)…
Barnes & Noble’s manga section is really small (at least in the huge one that’s like 15 minutes away from me).
It’s like, one shelf. Out of the huge store.
My boyfriend was crash-studying for his MCATs last summer, starting like a week before the exam, so we went to Barnes & Noble because it had a cafe, was relatively quiet, free wifi, etc.
So while he crammed the MCAT books, I sat there devouring the mangas from the manga section.
I almost literally went through the whole entire stash of mangas they had on display within one or two few hour sessions.
That’s how small the section is.
I miss Borders. And their proximity to me and nice discounts on books.
Also, they actually had books. Instead of filling up 1/8th of their space with their Nook displays, another 1/4th of the store with magazines, and another 1/8th with toys, 1/8th with stationary and notebooks…
I mean those stuff are cool too, but I’m at a bookstore… To look for books…
Weeeeh I love that time period’s fashion sense.
It was before Japanese culture became what we generally think of it (and what it was in the Edo period).
Oh I have this whole series. It was kind of really messed up. But it’s okay. I guess.
Page from June’s Birz volume:
France: But it’s so comforting to have Russia. You have a lot of resources and you must have tons of secret weapons.
Russia: Nothing is going to come out from flattering me, France.
France: Oh you! We’re counting on you!
Russia: Oh my~.
America: Yes! I think so too!
America: But you’re a bad guy, right?
America: You were friends with Germany, and you kiss people as soon as you meet them!
Russia: Should we try to have you bleed from your gums?
America: ? That’s a “No thank you”!
France: Hey England! Stop them!