Anime Head Trip – Taking screenshots, Manga most wanted, Manga I wish they’d hurry up and translate, Manga I wish existed(!), and the IMAF (International Manga and Anime Festival) Nov 10-14 London.

Taking Screenshots, some thoughts:
Over the past 3 weeks or so I’ve watched lots of anime but not blogged individual episodes as I haven’t had time. I thought I’d just take screenshots and then write some summaries about how I feel about the series so far. There are a few problems I realised with this.

1. I can’t remember the plots of the 40+ anime series I am following! I hope anyone reading my blog is just interested in snippets of info in what other people think about a series, and have already watched some of it themselves.
2. I can’t remember the names of all the characters…eeek. Thanks to other bloggers for recording this info! :)
3. I take screenshots for bizarre personal reasons.

I’m not interested in having screenshots of all the important characters/plot elements. I take screenshots when I think something is incredibly cute, sexy, funny or the artwork is simply stunning and worth keeping.

So what I’m getting at is my series summaries will sometimes look a bit odd…eg. the only screenshots I’ve kept of ‘Night Head Genesis’ so far are of a squirrel! However, for me personally, a few cool pictures of a squirrel are one of the most memorable parts of the anime but probably not worth blogging about?

I originally intended on just blogging about the artwork I liked and why, but seem to have been a bit side tracked with blogging every episode I watch…ever…which is both impossible and self defeating! Was toying with a post just about the hot female characters which prompt me to hit pause and ‘screencap’ or maybe all the stand out characters, but it would take too long. Maybe 3 posts, one about cute images, one funny, one sexy and one arty?! Something for me to think about anyway…maybe I’ll do that at the end of the anime series…

Manga Most Wanted:

Out of all the series I’m watching, the anime which has manga versions being published IN ENGLISH I would like to read in order of preference:

1. Nhk ni Youkoso

2. The Wallflower (Yamato Nadesico Shichihenge)

3. D Gray Man

4. Death Note

5. Buso Renkin

…and manga published I don’t think I want to read!

1. La Corda D’Oro ~primo passo~ (don’t think a musical anime works as well in manga form?)

2. Ghost Hunt (seems very average)

Manga I wish they’d hurry up and translate!

(If they already have, blame animenewsnetwork or bookbutler or me being blind!)

1. Pumpkin Scissors (I’ve had a look at the japanese manga and it’s awesome!)
2. Sumomomo Momomo (I’m sure this’d be a huge seller, it’s so funny!)

3. Asatte no Houkou (Think this would be cute to read!)

4. Bartender (loving the anime wonder what the manga’s like?)
5. Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (wonder how good the animal art is in the manga?)
6. Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na ~Crescent Love~ (want to see the comedy bits in manga form)

7. Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (just intrigued what it looks like)

8. Witchblade manga (interested in artwork when the girls are transformed and fighting!)

9. Kanon (Uguuuu)

Manga I probably wouldn’t touch with a bargepole if they did translate it!:

1. Ring ni kakero (it’s ugly AND about boxing, it’s just not my thing really!)

Manga I wish existed(!):

I would love to see the artwork in manga form for the following in order of preference:

1. Flag

2. Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
3. Red Garden

4. Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi

5. Otome wa Boku ni Koi Shiteru (oh the pseudo-yuri potential!!)

6. Gift ~Eternal Rainbow~

7. Kemonozume (weird art would be cool?)

8. Le Chevalier D’Eon (so I could flick through some of the oh so dull dialogue!)

9. Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion

10. Shounen Onmyouji

11. Yomigaeru Sora – Rescue Wings –

12. Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ (but i’d reallyt just flick through to the bits with the chick and giggle)

Anime I’m glad doesn’t have a manga equivalent/version!

1. Black Blood Brothers (I’ve had enough of this mediocre vampire nonsense)

2. Happiness (not really memorable as an anime sooo…)

3. Lamune

4. Night Head Genesis

5. Kujibiki Unbalance

6. Mamoro-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo! (I can’t really remember what the first ep of the anime was about, so it can’t be that special)

7. Trapp ikka Monogatari (there’s only so much good little girl anime i can take >< ) 8. Hanoka (really not liking the weird neck movement or character design in anime so wouldn't want a manga) IMAF (International Manga and Anime Festival):

If you’re in London at any point between Nov 10-14th you might want to check this out! I’ll be going to have a look and take some photos.
IMAF Homepage.

7 thoughts on “Anime Head Trip – Taking screenshots, Manga most wanted, Manga I wish they’d hurry up and translate, Manga I wish existed(!), and the IMAF (International Manga and Anime Festival) Nov 10-14 London.

  1. Well, it isn’t of any big importance, but Kujibiki Unbalance /has/ a manga version ^^;;;; (A real one outside of Genshiken)

    Other than that, I nearly completely agree with your list :]

    PS. Btw, the first chapter of Bartender has been scanlated – it’s gorgeous, even better than the anime, imho. Personally I think that the story is more coherent and flows better.

  2. Just to add I think a Happiness manga just started, with some scanlations already out. And definately pick up NHK ni Youkoso soon. Probably the best translation I’ve seen from tokyopop in awhile.

  3. Oh yay! I loved Bartender ep 1, and have been saving the 2nd episode to watch as a reward for doing uni essays! ^_^ Will hunt down the scanlation. :D

    I think I’m determined to dislike Kujibiki Unbalance becuase I wanted a second series of Genshiken soooo much :'(

  4. Ayakashi Ayashi has a manga, it’s just started in… some seinen magazine. I don’t remember the title.

  5. Code Geass is a manga, you can find chapters 1-4 on the code_geass community over at Livejournal :3
    They’re not translated yet i think…

  6. well…I’m a D.Gray-Man Fan.
    I’ve read up to chapter 125. :)
    There’s a site were you can download the episodes….(unless you rather buy the manga..) it’s called Anime Eden. (it has over 60 mangas).
    Hope you like it. =)

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