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So far this month has proven itself to be quite the remarkable moment of the year, and i am not talking about Pico Day, indeed this has little to nothing to do with NG actually, i am making this post just to spread the word.
Just on this month we got a new Chapter of Berserk, The Boondocks 4th season started airing, and Yoshihiro Togashi author of Hunter x Hunter announced that he will start working again on HxH, since he doesn't wants the anime to catch up with the manga, these 3 things alone are somehow miracle like in their nature, to have them all happening at the same time is unthinkable, i myself think that this is too good to be true, the Matrix must be glitching.
But it doesn't ends there, no sir, Kwel and his gorup Hi Wa Mata Noboru actually managed to finish the translation of the awesome manga Doubutsu no Kuni and you can get the whole thing here:
If you ask me what is Animal Kingdom (Doubutsu no Kuni) about? i would have to say, is a manga about life, action-survival-horror manga, with enough tragedy and drama to make you cry until you dehydrate, and it also has silly and funny moments to get you some laugh and emotional rest, after all it is a manga by the great Makoto Raiku the author of Zatch Bell another great series (and this one actually has an anime). The ending of Doubutsu no Kuni, was incredibly satisfying and complete, not even a hole was left open, and this doesn’t means that things don’t continue beyond the ending, after all there was still plenty to be done in the world of Doubutsu no Kuni, however the main issues were solved, even my only complaint with the series is dwarfed because it was a needed event, with this my top 5 manga of all time changes with Doubutsu no Kuni earning itself a 4th place above Lone Wolf and Cub, and below The World is Mine, now The World is Mine has yet to have its final 4 volumes translated, and its ending may put it on the zenith of the list. This means that Heaven's Door will now hold an honorable spot, because its surrealism is worth that and more, in essence you could say that my 5 top has now become a 6 top.
As if this was not enough Hox in collaboration with HappyScans! just finished the classical manga Tomorrow's Joe, this is a gem of comics, for the English speaking world to get it this late is actually quite unbelievable, so make sure to go and give it a read, it is truly a fine example of what manga can do, i won't talk about it here since Hox already wrote a fine post about it, along with some history for all of you that may have an interest, if you like his post make sure to check the rest, the guy and his page have some outstanding things that are worth reading:
Even if you are not planning into reading Tomorrow's Joe, for whatever reason it may be, i encourage you to go and read Hox's post, it is something else, the information that he gives is an eye opener, from an historic perspective and it also puts the whole thing in context and makes it even more incredible, i really can't stress enough how good that post is, if you like manga go and read that post, if you don't like manga or don't know very well what it is about, go and read that post, if you are just curious about that culture in general go read that post, if you don't like manga at all but are curious to know why i would make a post about someone else’s post then go and read that post, is really that good.
Lastly here is an old and really short but incredible good manga that i want to share with you:
"3, Street of Misteries" explores the fantastical-poetic vein that has forged Mizuki's reputation in Japan. The stories contained in this series hold in common the obsessive ideas of immortality and of life after death. Skillfully blending a range of black humor, drama, and questions of morality, Mizuki shows once more his profound understanding of the human soul.
(paraphrased from Astiberri, and taken from manga updates) you can find the whole thing on Happyscans! page:
Funny enough in the 1st link you can also find this: http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=66643 "Under the Air" so give that one a read, it will show you a side of the God of Manga Ozamu Tezuka that you may not know, don't know who Osamu Tezuka is? do you know who Stan Lee and Walt Disney are? well Osamu Tezuka is the combination of both plus even more, he was famous mostly for his work which was oriented mostly towards young audiences, but you don't get a title like the God of manga just for that, his influence, importance, and role in history, plus his talent and diversification make for just part of the reasons behind his alias, and now by reading "Under the Air" you will get to see a side of him that is not known by many, if this is your first encounter with this author then lucky you! Because you get to approach him from such a side, if is not, then also lucky you for you get to know a side of him that may be new to you.
We actually have a couple of days (counting this one) before this month ends, but i already am satisfied and impressed, i really doubt that more unlikely things could happen in these 2 days, but who knows? i mean we did get some Berserk.
Lastly (again) make sure to go and read Mr Nietzlawe’s latest literary work, “The Opus” is a story about revolution, confabulation, and giving your life some purpose:
Now The Opus has something crucial that makes it different to all the other things that I am recommending in this post, for starters it is not a manga, but a traditional text (as far as digital media could go for “traditional”), second it actually is still in progress, meaning that unlike all the other works here The Opus hasn't finished, however what makes this one so fitting to be mentioned is that to get such an orderly, systematic and periodic text from Nietzlawe is truly a stuff that deserves to be described as an unlikely surprise, it is even divided in parts!!!!.