Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nisekoi: Fake Love, True Problems

Nisekoi is not the first romantic comedy to run in Shounen Jump.

However, it does stick out due to how self-aware it is. It shamelessly grabs a bunch of romantic harem comedy tropes and plays them completely straight.

Sadly, that's also the manga's biggest weakness.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Shokugeki no Souma: Pressure for Success and Fear of Failure

Out of all the new manga which have come out of Shounen Jump in recent years, Shokugeki no Souma is my current favorite. I am usually more of a battle manga guy, but this cooking manga has become the one I most look forward to every week. 

There are plenty of reasons for it.

Souma is a damn good protagonist. The rest of the cast is colorful enough and the author manages to do just enough to keep them relevant. The arcs are all interesting in their own ways. Then, of course, there is the theme driving the overall narrative.

Because if any Jump manga does justice to the Elite vs Commoner dynamic, it's this one.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Some Stats

Dragon Ball Super will reach Ep. 5 soon (How quickly time flies), so the next post should be up by Sunday.

In the meantime, here are some blog stats. I have always wanted to make one of these posts.