One Piece Arc-By-Arc part 9: Shandora Flashback

“The story book showed him with a grinning face, but he was actually shedding tears of hate and injustice when he died” – Montblanc Cricket on his ancestor Norland

As this series strayed from just being a retrospective piece, I renamed it to Arc-By-Arc, where it will be about a series, arc by arc. I think it makes more sense. I retitled the previous parts, FYI. Here is a link to part 8.

This is a story that shows what really happened and how the tragedy of Norland the King of Liars came to be. This is the first flashback in One Piece where its entire purpose is to set up and link 2 arc while involving none of the main protagonists.

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Design Twins: Dead Mother Hair

I, as well as a ton of other people, noticed that there is certain trend in manga and anime that has now become a running joke among the community, the “Dead Mother Hair”. For those of you who are not yet initiated, this means having your long hair either braided or ties to the side. And for some reason, many of these characters die as mothers. So here is a list showing some of these.

Obviously these hairs don’t automatically mean death, I think these hairs are popular as they seem more softer and caring. Then again Seo Yuzuki has it so… yeah.

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Random Thoughts: High School and Manga/Anime

Often I hear the question “why high school” and this is a very valid question as so many of anime takes place in high school or feature high school aged characters. So here is my take on this question.

Please note that this is not about demographics as almost everyone in Japan has exposure to manga and anime, but they’ve been around the Western world for only a couple of decades. This is more of why rather than who.

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No Game No Life Light Novel Review (Vol 1-3)

“Accept that because we were born with nothing, we can become anything” – Sora

No Game No Life is a light novel series written by Kamiya Yuu. The series started back in 2012 and is still ongoing now. Recently, an anime adaption was made, but we are talking about the light novel today. Since the novel doesn’t have too many images, so I will be borrowing some from the anime.

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Top 10 Favorite Couples in Manga and Anime

Well it’s Valentines day, so here is a list to remind me how lonely I am.

I want to say here that these are not “ships” but characters who does go beyond a crush to an actual relationship. If they do not get in a relationship, they are not considered. This does reduce the numbers by a lot, and I don’ think that is a good thing…

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