January 13, 2009
The above is a taste of the 4Koma series “Imouto wa Shishunki” (by Ujiie Tozen) which means, “My Adolescent Younger Sister.” I won’t explain what it’s about as the title really kind of explains it all, though have to warn you it’s a bit ecchi. It’s one of my favourite 4Koma’s and you could probably guess from the types of 4Komas that I usually make up myself ^_^;;.
However, the first 4Koma series that introduced me to this type of manga format was Azumanga Daioh (sp?). And I didn’t even know what the term “4Koma” meant. But I find that 4 panels is really enough to lay out the groundwork for the punchline of the joke, and also quick and simple to read. I do believe Lucky Star also originated from 4Koma manga as well, though I haven’t read any of it.
Anyways, you can read more of Imouto wa Shishunki over at One Manga. Click below to expand this post for some more of my favourite gags from the series (though “favourite” may be a bit dangerous considering the likes of a twisted person such as myself). Read the rest of this entry »
September 18, 2008
Been reading this manga over at One Manga lately, “Kimi no Iru Machi.”
I thought the art looked Like “Suzuka” then promptly realised it was by the same author Seo Kouji >_>.
Anyway, me being sick of female Tsundere characters with fawning male boyfriends (Suzuka), ironically I found this particular manga interesting and hilarious, because it completely reverses the norm.
Instead we have a Tsundere *male* with a female fawning wannabe girlfriend (too bad he hates her, and likes someone else!).
I really like role reversal stories and got hooked on this one. Can’t wait till the next chapter comes out. Thanks to Red Hawk Scanlations for translations – and of course the original author Seo Kouji. I hope an anime for it comes out! Read the rest of this entry »