It’s October 3rd so I decided to do a sort of redraw of one of my favourite scenes from Fullmetal Alchemist. I remember being 11 and reading this part (vol.2 chapter 6 if anyone’s curious) and not being able to stop going over this scene again and again. It’s powerful and overwhelming and so sad and I still think about it sometimes.
I don’t usually write this much in my descriptions but I just wanted to say how much I love fma and how important it was to me when I was 11 and even after that. It had a huge impact on me. It’s my favourite manga and one of my all time favourite pieces of fiction.
Hi Could you, please, recommend me manga like 19 days and Tamen De Gushi? Thank you c:
Hello, thanks for the ask! Had to think for quite some time for this. In terms of storytelling style, the BL artists whose works gives me the most similar feeling to Old xian so far are Yoneda Kou and Gusari, for their well-crafted characters and bittersweet storylines.
Gusari draws the most amazing Haikyuu (mainly Iwaoi) doujins, her stories are short but they are so beautiful sometimes it leaves me speechless. I wanted to buy her books when I was in Japan earlier this year but in the end I didn’t have enough time, so sad….. Some of my favourites:
If you are interested in reading more Chinese manhua, I recently starting reading a BL series called Chen Sheng which I really like (Chinese raws here lauthor’s weibo). Idk if you can say it’s similar to 19 days but the art is beautiful and the story is really exciting 😳 I feel a bit guilty recommending this because while there is an English translation for this on mangago, the translator seem to have dropped the series so right now it’s only translated up till chapter 3 which ends on a crazy cliffhanger 😂😂😂 I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to start on this series if you can’t read Chinese… If there are any cleaners/ typesetters out there who want to pick up the series I can probably send you the translation for the later chapters I think, maybe someone can help to upload the newer chapters!
For works similar to Tamen de Gushi, I don’t read GL often so I feel like I don’t have a good list of recommendations 😓 One yuri series I really enjoyed though was What Does the Fox Say? by Team Gaji (Lezhinl mangago). The story is great and the characters are all so pretty!
A bonus recommendation that is not shoujo-ai but is fantastic comedy/ slice of life like Tamen de Gushi is Gekkan shoujo Nozaki-kun (scanlators’ Tumblr here). It’s one of my favourite mangas of all time because it’s so damn hilarious LOL. I think it’s the type of manga everyone can enjoy regardless of what genre you usually read.
That’s all I can think of for now, I actually took a really long time to write this rec but it turned out to be an unexpectedly short list 😂 Hope this helps, and hopefully you enjoy these works as much I did!
I was tagged by favourite person and all-around delightful soul @lady-yomi 😄. I am actually not much of a shipper (or at least not an otp-er? I support a tonne of ships but there are only a few exceptions that I’d consider OTPs) so I didn’t quite get to 5, but nevertheless!
Tohru x Kyo - Fruits Basket My all-time favourite anime/manga, and my first ever otp.
Silver x Kotone/Lyra - Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver I don’t know what it is about these two, but they make me go all mushy inside like a bread-ready banana.
Franky x Nico Robin - One Piece Big tough shipwright who’s actually a giant teddy bear and soft-spoken classy femme fatale, the mama and papa of the ship. A+ (slightly more) mature-age ship🖒.
You x the happiness and support you deserve - Tumblr You are just so great?? BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, HAVE A GOOD DAY, I LOVE YOU!
(It took me ages to take these pictures and I almost tore a page, why is it so windy)
Today I worked on my new weekly spread! Since it’s my birthday week, I decided to do it more particular than usual. This week’s theme is Haikyuu!!, one of my favourite anime and manga of all times! Does anyone know it? 🏐
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Inuyasha is my favourite manga of all time, and I finally decided I wanted to design something for it. In all my years of being part of the Inuyasha community, I’ve never seen a detailed map of the places the characters travel to, and I decided that was a good place to start.
Over the course of nearly a year I reread the entire manga, taking notes and placing locations on a generic map as I kept track of their travels. I determined locations using various angles. 1) Inuyasha undergoes a transformation every new moon. Using a calendar from 1995 (the year the manga takes place) I was able to keep track of every new moon and thus be able to track the time of their travels. 2) I researched how far a human can travel in a day and doubled it for Inuyasha, who is a half-demon. I now knew how far they could travel. 3) I used a map of feudal Japan (where most of the manga takes place) as a guide to where major villages and shrines were, using many of those places for unnamed locations in the manga. By doing this I was able to place every major and minor location the characters travel to as well as I could.
Without consulting the manga artist this fan-made map can never be confirmed or held to be canon, but with the information I have at my disposal, it is a good attempt to locate the travels of Inuyasha and his companions.
One of the most underappreciated things in the world is most certainly Irish mythology and folklore and to see it showing up in one of my favourite manga of all time is a dream come true. lemme break it down.
1. skellig island
heres a picture of skellig island, right well guess what? Skellig is most certainly named after the skellig Islands of ireland. The Skellig Islands are a pair of rocky islands of whick Skellig Michael is most famous. It was settled by christian monks and to this day is dotted with the remains of cells and stone buildings
Also you’ll notice the spiral covered rocks well those spiral patterns were synonymous with celtic tradition. Its called the triskele and it was a major part of celtic paganism and celtic christianity where it could represent the trinity.
This is a picture of the triskele in Newgrange tomb in Ireland, fun fact Newgrange predates the pyramids of Giza by several centuries. (3200 bce).
2. fairies and Danann
One of the major parts of Irish folk-history are the five invasions. These invasions describe the major settlements of people onto Ireland and were passed on orally before being transcribed by christian monks. In mythology the fourth invasion was led by the Tuatha dé Danann, who became the Gaelic Irish pantheon. Instantly you can see the connection, the namesake of all the gods of Ireland is a character in berserk.
Ireland also has an extensive Fairy culture, now when you hear fairy you might imagine the likes of Tinkerbell from peter pan but in Irish folklore almost all of the supernatural spirits were called fairies. There were exstensive amounts of warding techniques and some families continued using them as late as the 50s and 60s. creatures such as the Dullahan, leprechauns, changelings and Banshee all count as Irish fairies, The Tuatha Dé Danann are also counted as faries and its believed that when the monks of ireland wrote of Fairy kings or queens they’d actually be writing about God of Irish mythology and simply refused to call them gods.
Berserk features a lot of extra-planar shenanigans and the witch’s village on Skellig is comparable to the gaelic concept of otherworld. The people who lived in Otherworld included the Aos Sí (meaning people of the mounds), they were said to live in bountiful kingdoms under the hills of Ireland. In these kingdoms time always worked differently, in tales such as Oisín i dTír na nÓg, a couple of years in the land of youth would be a couple of centuries in Ireland, but I’m familiar with a tale where a man is taken prisoner into the underground until he is busted out. when he returns he has a basket of harvest fruits because he had been in otherworld for half a year, but he returns to his Halloween party with none the wiser as to why he was gone for a while.
I love him so much. Kenshin is one of my favourite characters from manga and anime. He is one of my favourite characters of all time. He is such a good fellow.
And I will always be bitter and angry over that ridiculous movie in which he and Kaoru both die. Like fuck off, I hate that movie. No, hate doesn’t even cover it. I despise it, I loathe it. It’s bad in every way. You can’t kill Kenshin after he went through so much. That’s bullshit.
He deserves to be happy forever. Kenshin is eternal. And I only care about the anime end and manga end. That movie is gross. I don’t wanna think about it.
And Atsuko Nakajima’s art of Rurouni Kenshin…………… So beautiful. I can look at it for hours and not get bored.
I don't know if someone has ever asked you this, but what is your favourite horror manga overall? If someone asked this already, what is your all-time favourite manga?
Hard to say, but probably Cat Eyed Boyhttp://amzn.to/2prkfuP! I like dark, depressive horror as much as anyone, but I love monster kid culture in general and Cat Eyed Boy captures that feeling for me. Hakaba Kitaro is excellent too. Unfortunately it has never been translated (Gegege no Kitaro has however), but for students of Japanese out there, it’s a pretty easy read.
The Bug Boy by Hideshi Hino is also a gem. It’s completely disgusting, but the gleeful misanthropy of it is pretty funny. It’s about a boy who dies, turns in to a caterpillar and gets a real kick out of the fact that he’s dead and doesn’t have to care about anything anymore.
The Line art for a Berserk Poster I’m working on… sort of took forever mostly because I was unhappy with the initial resolution and ended up blowing up and reoutlining the entire thing. :o I had to draw some Berserk art, seeing as it’s one of my all time favourite anime/manga series and I’ve never ever drawn anything for it yet… which is dumb since I’ve been a fan for at least a decade.. :/
Ahhh i’m trying to finish a bunch of animes so I can post them on thursday so this is kind of a filler post…. Anyway here’s my top 5 Boys from Manga. The list has no order really… probably and i’m not including any that i’ve also watched the anime for.
Shishio, Satsuki (Hirunaka no Ryuusei):
Ahhh one of my all time favourite manga leads (sort of) ever. God he was attractive… Also one of the only times I actually couldn’t decide which guy I wanted the female MC to end up with… so tragic.
Mamura, Daiki (Hirunaka no Ryuusei):
I’m telling you there can’t be one without the other. I can’t choose which one I liked better in Hirunaka no Ryuusei. Mamura was so damn cute…. but Shishio was really hot… but so was Mamura….. help!
Miyamura, Izumi (Horimiya):
Could Miyamura just not? The one thing I can’t figure out… do I like him better with short or long hair… One thing I know for sure… his shirt should come off more.
Yoshida, Haru (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun):
That adorable idiot.
Suwa, Hiroto (Orange):
Oh man this love triangle killed me a little. I felt so bad for Suwa. Heartbroken.