Category: Walt’s Manga Update


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I’m not much of a writer, but even I feel the need to reflect on a year once it has passed, and one big part of my year was of course the Manga that I have read, for better or for worse. And so I shall use this small list to… well, list a few of the most memorable moments of Manga. Continue reading

Welcome back to Walt’s Manga Update. This time, Bakuman wraps up, Naruto has a decent chapter, and i talk way more about Hayate and Beelzebub then i expected.

 

 

Manga Chapters:
Bakuman 176 (Finale) (0:32 — 2:40)
Naruto 583 (2:40 — 6:08)
One Piece 664 (6:08 — 10:53)
Bleach 489 (10:53 — 13:10)
Reborn! 382 (13:10 — 16:02)
Fairy Tail 280 (16:02 — 20:01)
History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 471 (20:01 — 21:53)
Hayate the Combat Butler 359-360 (21:53 — 26:24)
Beelzebub 153 — (26:24 — 31:14)
Toriko 184 (31:14 — 34:26)
The World God Only Knows 186 (34:26 — 37:52)
Gantz 361 (37:52 — 39:02)
Soul Eater 97 (39:02 — 42:47)
Kimi ni Todoke 67 (42:47 — 46:29)
To-Love-Ru Darkness 18.5 (46:29 — 48:43)
Addicted to Curry 95 (48:43 — 50:19)

I’m not joking. this is gonna be filled with Spoilers of the final chapter, so if you haven’t read it yet or are catching up with the series, don’t read this. At All!

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Told ya all this one would be out on time! This week i get a break from the high intense chapters with boring Bleach, Enjoyable Toriko, Hilarious One Piece, and i finally snap at the direction Naruto has taken in its story. All that. and more!

 

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Manga Chapters:
Naruto 582 (0:55 — 7:43)
Bleach 488 (7:43 — 10:06)
One Piece 663 (10:06 — 13:20)
Reborn! 381 (13:20 — 14:57)
Fairy Tail 279 (14:57 — 17:01)
Bakuman 175 (17:01 — 19:30)
Nisekoi 22 (19:30 — 20:38)
Kenichi 470 (20:38 — 21:24)
Toriko 183 (21:24 — 23:15)
The World God Only Knows (23:15 — 24:17)
Beelzebub 152 (24:17 — 25:22)
Detective Conan 812-814 (25:22 — 27:50)
Baby Steps 92 (27:50 — 29:12)
Shaman King Zero 5 (29:12 — 30:07)
St&rs 23 (30:07 — 32:04)

It is so fucking weird to follow up a post about Belly Inflation with WMU, but anyway…

Welcome Back to another Week of Walt’s Manga Update! This week, Reborn gets really dark, really quick, Kenichi has a Omake, and I can’t defend the Bakuman Plotline anymore.

 

Manga Chapters:
Nisekoi 17 (1:21 — 4:27)
Reborn 376 (4:27 — 7:32)
One Piece 659 (7:32 — 11:03)
Naruto 577 (11:03 — 13:38)
Bleach 484 (13:38 — 16:15)
Hunter X Hunter 339 (16:15 — 17:58)
Fairy Tail 274 (17:58 — 20:06)
Kenichi 466 (20:06 — 23:27)
Kenichi Omake (23:27 — 25:44)
Bakuman 170 (25:44 — 29:02)
The World God Only Knows 180 (29:02 — 30:42)
Toriko 179 (30:42 — 32:44)
Hayate the Combat Butler 354 (32:44 — 34:26)
Beelzebub 147 (34:26 — 35:52)
Liar Game 151 (35:52 — 37:56)
Gantz 359 (37:56 — 39:31)

Its with this chapter that i give up.

After reading for 3 chapters, it doesn’t take an IQ above 300 to tell whats going on exactly. This series, in my opinion, has two goals in mind.

The First is to try to build characters that you would enjoy seeing. While a series can’t live off great characters alone, it does help a series. Keisuke and Makura are both very likable, and are a bit less bland then when the series started.

They really are likable characters. They just need a better plot.

The Second… is to out due Kenichi in Fan Service.

The Return... of DAT ASS!

This series has alot of fanservice and it doesn’t hide it. And while in Kenichi, where its just appeasing its male audience with it, Pajama na Kanojo seems more a series aimed to a female demographic, so… why? Ok i get it, WSJ is a magazine aimed at younger boys, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have stories that aim to the opposite sex. No one ever said a girl can’t like One Piece. So the fanservice really makes no sense. And to have it while pushing, what should be, a fairly innocent plotline, mixing sleeping beauty with modern day, just feels jarring and unnecessary.

This couldn't be more disney unless next chapter, Keisuke turns into a big hairy beast... or goes through puberty, same thing.

We also should talk about Shirai, who turns out in this chapter to be the granddaughter of the sleep specialist. Now the point of her is basically to be the second love interest, a role common in most romance manga. The only problem is that i can’t see her hooking up with Keisuke in any way. The relationship between Keisuke ans Makura has been built up in a way that it’s feels impossible that another woman could steal Keisuke away. So, what role does she really serve?

You were expecting, actual love interest?

Ok, one last thing i need to talk about for this chapter, and i would ask you read this next page closely, cause if you think about it long enough, it will hurt you like it did me.

Read the bottom part, and name the plot hole.

Do you see the plot hole here? Shall i say it? Ok i will.

How does nobody notice the random invisible person eating food, or why Keisuke’s parents don’t question why there are more dishes than normal to wash, or the bath tub still full after everyone is done bathing. Also, how is it that this “Ghost” gets hungry? This plot is slowly starting to make no sense while explaining nothing. And all we can hope is to get is a exposition dump from the sleep specialist.

Welcome back to Walt’s Manga Update, here on my fabulous Blog. Be sure to Follow the blog with the Follow button on the side, and please leave a comment telling me what you thought about the manga chapters you read.

Manga Chapters:

Hayate the Combat Butler 352-353 (1:03 – 3:12)

Bleach 483 (3:12 – 5:43)

One Piece 568 (5:43 – 9:22)

Naruto 576 (9:22 – 11:49)

Fairy Tail 273 (11:49 – 14:34)

Hunter X Hunter 338 (14:34 – 18:02)

Reborn 375 (18:02 – 20:13)

Nisekoi 16 (20:13 – 21:56)

Bakuman 169 (21:56 – 24:00)

The World God Only Knows 179 (24:00 – 25:52)

Toriko 178 (25:52 – 28:29)

Liar Game 150 (28:29 – 30:06)

Detective Conan 809 (30:06 – 32:08)

Beelzebub 146 (32:08 – 33:14)

St&rs 22 (33:14 – 35:26)

To-Love-Ru Darkness 17 (35:26 – 37:06)

Baby Steps 85-87 (37:06 – 38:22)

Addicted to Curry 93 (38:22 – 41:02)

Folks, i had not planned on reviewing the second chapter of this series, but if this keeps up the way it did with this chapter, i may just have to cover this whole series bit by bit, because this was BAD.

Someone has seen one too many Disney movies in their day.

Our chapter begins with Makura in a hospital bed sleeping. We don’t get any reason why she’s sleeping, she just kinda is. No, i’m serious. She’s not dead, she’s not in a Coma, she’s just sleeping. And also we have way to romantic of a doctor treating her for my tastes.

In the 1940's, this guy might of passed as charming. Now he's just creepy.

Now, allow me to repeat myself. She is not Dead. She is not in a Coma. She is just Sleeping. She can’t wake up on her own, and that does sound like a Coma, but the manga goes out of it’s way to clarify with it’s audience, that she is not in a Coma, just Sleeping.That leaves me with one question… WHO THE FUCK IS THE FLOWING BITCH!

Begone Demon! You will not suck out my soul today!

So here’s the story. Makura was found sleeping in the Botanical Garden and when she wouldn’t wake up, she was taken to a hospital. Now, it is hinted at that she was pricked by a rose and that’s what put her to sleep, and if that is the case, then i really wish the story would have just flat out told us. As thinks are left now, i’m just left with dozens of questions and no answers, along with no desire to continue reading after being tricked into continuing this series by the hands of a false cliffhanger. However, the next 20 pages does make me realize that this story may be less about Makura, and more about Keisuke.

I have a different Theory in mind.

Let’s look at the facts of this chapter, shall we? Keisuke is the only one that can see Makura as a ghost. Now, that’s a common enough plot thread, but there’s more. She has no memory of what happened to her, and it hasn’t been clarified that she has any memories but the ones that both her and Keisuke share. For example, one of the bigger events of the first chapter was Makura spotting Shirai teasing Keisuke, which lead to this whole mess, but Makura has yet to show she has any recollection of that. But that’s not the only thing weird. Even though she’s suppose to be a ghost, she can get wet and feels solid to Keisuke, shown in this really inappropriate image.

I think she gets the point! Oh Yes! Feel the Pain!

This leads me to believe that Keisuke is just imagining the Makura he’s seeing, and rather than this be a fun romantic romp that this series seem to be leading down, and instead will be a series about Keisuke trying to get over the death of his friend who he’s known for all his life. Anyway, the chapter ends with…

what...

… SO SHE DOES REMEMBER! THEN WTF IS SHE! She’s not dead, so she’s not a ghost. An out of body experience maybe, but… ow, my brain. I haven’t been this confused since the ending of Room 33. This chapter sucked so bad. There’s no explanation yet as to what she is, and frankly, the characters are way to copy and paste from other romance series for me to care. So, most likely, i’ll be back next week to bitch about chapter 3. Cause hey, i’m optimistic, this series might pick itself up in later chapters, right… right?