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#2302 Jun 29 2017 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
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Hey, lolgaxe, you seen the Batman/Elmer Fudd special issue yet? It's all anyone could talk about on Twitter last night. They seem to think it's good.

Edit: Weird *** double post. Leaving it since it straddles two different pages.

Edited, Jun 29th 2017 8:56am by Poldaran
#2303 Jun 29 2017 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
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There's a whole string of DC/Looney Tunes mash ups. DC isn't really my cup of tea, but the Batman/Elmer Fudd and Lobo/Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner issues have been a hoot. The Suicide Squad/Banana Splits issue was pretty horrible, and Green Lantern/Space Ghost was just boring. I've still a few to get through, and I think there's a few more still on the horizon.

Elmer Fudd is in a noir story, and then Batman takes Daffy Duck's place in a Rabbit Season type scenario in a backup story. Frankly, better than Batman's current main book and the last two attempts to reboot the Looney Tunes gang on Cartoon Network (Except the musical numbers. Those were gold.)
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#2304 Jul 15 2017 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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Karlina wrote:
Can we talk for a minute about the pure awesome that is Hinamatsuri?

With a premise like "yakuza member discovers a middle school girl with telekinetic powers" you'd expect either a cliche action series or a slapstick comedy, but it quickly goes in a completely different direction. It is a comedy, but not quite like you'd expect. It's mostly about the everyday life of a relatively normal guy who happens to be a yakuza member, his freeloading "daughter" (who mostly just uses her powers to do mundane things like eat and play video games at the same time), and their weird (and awesome) friends. It's very clever about the humor and the absurd situations. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Every chapter will make you feel something, even if it's just embarrassment for Nitta or the need to give Anzu a hug.

If I have one complaint, it's that that titular character (Hina) is the least interesting person in the series. She's not bad, but all the other POV characters are so good that her chapters can be a bit of a comedown in comparison.

Overall though, this series is, without exaggeration, one of the best and funniest things I've read in years.


Late but totally agree, but I like Hina being bland though. From mindless psychotic killing machine to a NEET is a good way for the author to add characters and use their successes/failures to influence Hina and help her grow mentally and emotionally.

Since they turned Aho Girl into an anime I hope this series is next.
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#2305 Oct 19 2017 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike wrote:
Karlina wrote:
Can we talk for a minute about the pure awesome that is Hinamatsuri?

With a premise like "yakuza member discovers a middle school girl with telekinetic powers" you'd expect either a cliche action series or a slapstick comedy, but it quickly goes in a completely different direction. It is a comedy, but not quite like you'd expect. It's mostly about the everyday life of a relatively normal guy who happens to be a yakuza member, his freeloading "daughter" (who mostly just uses her powers to do mundane things like eat and play video games at the same time), and their weird (and awesome) friends. It's very clever about the humor and the absurd situations. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Every chapter will make you feel something, even if it's just embarrassment for Nitta or the need to give Anzu a hug.

If I have one complaint, it's that that titular character (Hina) is the least interesting person in the series. She's not bad, but all the other POV characters are so good that her chapters can be a bit of a comedown in comparison.

Overall though, this series is, without exaggeration, one of the best and funniest things I've read in years.


Late but totally agree, but I like Hina being bland though. From mindless psychotic killing machine to a NEET is a good way for the author to add characters and use their successes/failures to influence Hina and help her grow mentally and emotionally.

Since they turned Aho Girl into an anime I hope this series is next.


And it's confirmed, Hinamatsuri will have an anime premiering Spring 2018.
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#2306 Oct 20 2017 at 8:26 AM Rating: Good
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I read up until the fan-translator changed and I couldn't tolerate it ... after a dozen more chapters (They had just introduced the new psychic from the future that stole that gang dude's jacket). I look forward to seeing it animated.
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#2307 Oct 30 2017 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
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Thought I'd throw some free advertising to Dr. Stone and The Promised Neverland, both currently ongoing.

Dr. Stone is a thriller/comedy series that takes place several thousand years in the future after all (or nearly?) of humanity has been turned into stone. The main characters then break out and set off to rebuild civilization from scratch. It's starts out pretty slow, as the characters are intentionally highly one-dimensional. Everyone is good at basically one thing, it's the only thing they are good at, and they are really really good at it. IT starts to pick up after the introductory arc where a new cast of more likeable characters are introduced.

The Promised Neverland aims to be a horror thriller. The basically plot is that of children being farmed for demon chow, with some xanatosesque mind game magic in the first arc. I felt it started out reasonably strong and the second arc has tapered off a bit. It's hard to develop anyone else besides the main characters due to the current age of the protagonists. Perhaps this will be fixed in a time skip.
#2308 Oct 30 2017 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
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Edited, Oct 30th 2017 11:36pm by Allegory
#2309 Nov 30 2017 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Man, after investing so much time into the comic, Hajime no Ippo ... I'm not even sure if I should be sad about what happened or angry it happened during what is basically a throwaway fight.
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