Wednesday, November 18, 2009

「One Piece」

Today, I´ll introduce you One Piece written by Eiichiro Oda.
This is really popular and famous comic not only in Japan but also in other countries.
Then, I´ll show you the summary of this comic.

This story sets the stage in the Golden Age of Pirartes.
A boy named Monkey D. Luffy inspired by his childhood hero "Red-Haired" Shanks , sets out on a journey to find One Piece , the legendary treasure of the King of the Pirates, Gold Roger. Accidentally, he ate the devil fruit causing his body to gain the properties of highly stretchable lubber. After his life is saved by Shanks when he was almost eating by shark , he decided to achieve the tantamount goals of finding the world's ultimate treasure ,One Piece, which is hidden by King of the Pirates, Gold Roger. Ten years later, wearing Shanks' straw hat ,he started his journey as a pirate. His greatest ambition is to become the next King of the Pirates. On his way he gathers crews. He names it 'Straw Hat Pirates' and he became a captain of its pirates. The member of its crews are a firstmate-swordsman ' Pirate Hunter' Roronoa Zoro, a navigator-'Cat Thief'' Nami , a sniper-'Sogeking' Usopp, a cook-' Black Leg' Sanji , a doctor- Tony Tony Chopper, an archaeologist-Nico Robin , a shipwright- 'Cyborg' Franky , and a musician - 'Dead Bones' Brooke . They meet lot of enemies on their way. But they pull through all of crisis in cooperation. And also, all of crews have own dream. They try to make their dreams come true.

This is really exciting story . It descrives warm and beautiful friendship.
They meet verious kinds of people and make friends with them. And sometimes , they can increase the number of crews. Surprisingly, their enemy sometimes become one of their crews .
I think this is one of the attraction of this story.

My most favorite character is Roronoa Zoro.
He is really strong fighter and right-hand of Luffy.
His dream is becoming the world's greatest swordman.
He is very cool because he always try to save the member of crews at the risk of his life.
He is a reliable man.

These sites descrives this story in details.
Both of them are written in English.

I really recommend you to read 「One Piece」
Thank you ^^

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Today, I'll recommend you 「DEATH NOTE」 which is created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and manga artist Takeshi Obata. It is one of the most famous and popular comics in Japan^^ And also, it is popular all over the world. In fact, those are sold in Brazil ,too♪ Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

Light Yagami is an extremely intelligent young man who resents what appears to be a rellentless increase of crime and corruption in the world around him. His life undergoes a drastic change when he discovers a mystery notebook , known as the "Death Note", lying on the ground. The Death Note's instruction's claim that if a human's name is written within it, that person shall die. After meeting with the previous owner of the Death Note , the god of death named Ryuk,Light seeks to become "the God of the New World" by passing his keen judgment on those he deems to be evil or who get in his way. Soon ,the number of inexplicable death of reported criminals catches the attention of the International Police Organization and mysterious detective known only as "L" . He is also an extremely intelligent young man. L quickly learns that the serious killer dubbed by the public as "Kira"(derived from the typical Japanese pronunciation of the English word 'killer' ) is located in Japan. He also concludes that Kira can kill people without laying a finger on them. Light realizes that L will be his greatest enemy, and a game of psychological cat and mouse between the two begins.

This comic is really interesting! And also, this story gives us something to think seriously. In this story , most of the people became to praise and support "Kira" even if he kills a lot of people. Because, the world became safety by Kira's existence. What do you think about this? Do you support "Kira" if such a thing happen in real society? This comic includes many deep messages in the story. I think this is also one of the reason why it is very popular and famous among the people.

And also, this comic was adopted into a series of live-action films in 2006. It had great success.
Look at the casts in it which are on the pictures below.
      ●Light Yagami

( Tatsuya Fujiwara)


(Kenichi Matsuyama)

Don't you think they lookes like they came right out of a comic?
Like this, this movie's cast was a great success with the public.
And ,the story was little different from the story written in comic,,,BUT! It was also very interesting(><) So,you can enjoy this movie even if you didn't read the comics.
I think those are why this movie could have great success. And also, after a moment, the movie「L change the World」 (L is a protagonist in this movie) was screened. It also had a great success. It is one of the my favorite movies(><)♡ I recommend not only the comics but also these movies (><)!!

My most favorite character is 「L」♡
He is a person with striking personality. So, he is very funny and cute. And also, he is genius and very cool.I think he is a real justice.

I recommend you to read 「DEATH NOTE」.
I think this is one of the masterpieces in Japan.
These sites has informations about it in details.

Sorry, Both of them are Japanese sites(--;)
But those are very artistic because those are official sites of 「DEATH NOTE」.
Thank you^^♪

Friday, November 6, 2009

Japanese comics are quite artistic !

In the last post, I promised to tell you the secret related to bookjacket of Japanese comics,,,right? So, today, I'll tell it to you^^

The secret is ,,,
when you take the bookjacket ・・・
you can find the picture which is different from the picture written on a cover !!Many of the Japanese comics have this secret. The content written on a cover is depends on comic. So, I'm always feel exciting when I take the bookjacket and look at a cover ♪
I'll show you some examples !(^^)!

1. 「D. Gray-man」 vol.15 , written by Katsura Hoshino.

Let's take the book jacket !!

Wow! There's an another short comic!! This short comic shows the process of
taking the picture which is used as a cover. It says , there's a trouble between the
characters before taking this picture . It was really funny !(^^)! And also, I felt as if I
had made a profit because I could read the story which is the people who didn't buy this
comic can not read. And the happiest thing was my most favorite character was the main character of this story ♡kkk
2. 「Black Butler」 vol.1 , written by Yana Toboso.

Let's take the book jacket !!

!?!?!? This picture is very simillar to the one on a cover , but his costume is different. And also, the title is changed to 「黒ホスト」. This means 「Brack Host」in Japanese. Like this, 「Black Butler」 always change the chalacter's costume and put an another title.As an example, 「Black Dancer」、「Black Golfer」 ,「Black Sushiya」,and so on. And also, on a buck cover , there's a summary of that story. This time, there's a summary of 「Black Host 」the author wrote by kidding. This series is popular among readers. All of the readers always looking forward to see next cosplay of character on a cover.

3. 「Kochira Katsusika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo」 vol.150, written by Osamu Akimoto.
Let's take the book jacket!

Oh! What a gorgeous cover!! It's because this comic achieved vol.150 .
It is congratuated by this cover . Can you see the letter 「祝」 at the above of 150?
「祝」 means 「Congratuation」 in Japanese. This comic is the one of the longest comics in Japan.
There's a statue of the main character 「Kankichi Ryotsu」 at the city that this comic takes place.

4. 「The prince of tennis」 vol.35, written by Takeshi Konomi.

This is the special one! This is different kinds of secret from others. But, I want to show you because this is rare one. It has a reversible cover!! Let's look at it.

Let's turn the cover the other way around !

Wow! His hair became shorter! Why?
It's because he played a game of tennis with the promise "the person lose has to cut own hair".
Year,,,he lost. But it was really good game!!
I have never seen such a revercible cover . It's really cool, isn't it?

● In addition, I'll show you the backbone of Japanese comics, too.
   This is 「The Detective Conan」, written by Gosyo Aoyama.

Look at the top of the backbone. You can see the small story,right?
Most of the Japanese comics have such a ingenuity.

In this post, I wanted to show you an attraction of Japanese comics.
They always try to entertain readers by not only the story , but also other things.
They have a lot of quite artistic ingenuity. Could you see those from this post?
I hope you became more interested in Japanese comics by this post.

Thank you ^^♪