Monday, December 28, 2009

「The Prince of Tennis」

Hi ^^
Today,I'll introduce 「The Prince of Tennis」 written by Takeshi Konomi.
This comic is famous and popular in Japan. ( These days, part 2 was started.)
In fact, there's a lot of people started playing tennis because of this comic.
And also, it was adapted into an anime series,animated movie,live action movie , and stage musicals. Then, I'll show you the summary of this comic.

The protagonist of this comic is Ryoma Echizen (wearing the white hat)is portrayed as a twelve year old tennis prodigy who won four consecutive Junior Tennis Tournamants in America. His father is Nanjiro Echizen, a former tennis pro nicknamed "Samurai Nanjiro". At his father's request, Ryoma returans to Japan in order to attend Seisyun Academy, a private middle school famous for its strong tennis team and talented players. Ryoma quickly defeats numerous upperclassmen shortly after entrance to secure himself a spot as a one of the team's regulars(second picture). In pursuit of their ultimate goal of winning the National Middle School Tennis Championship, members of the team fight against various kinds of tennis players(some of them are in the third picture) and make new friends while learning and mastering increasingly complex techniques. Ryoma also begins to develop his own style of tennis, and eventually realizes what the sport really means to him.

All of the characters in this comic have a strong personality.
There's a lot of attractive characters.
In fact, my favorite characters are Atobe, Kikumaru, Momoshiro, Kaidoh,Kamio,Akutsu, Shishido, Saeki, Shiraishi, and,,,Ah! There's too many attractive characters(><;)

This comic is interesting because there's various kinds of characters, tennis styles, and techniques.
These sites show about 「The Prince of Tennis」 in details.

I recommend you to read this comic☆
Thank you ^^♪

Friday, December 4, 2009


Hello (*^^)v
Today, I'll recommend you 「SKET DANCE」 written by Kenta Shinohara.
This comic is becoming popular these days. In fact, it was novelized in November.
I'll buy it when I go back to Japan during the vercation♪
Then, I'll show you the summary of this story.

This is a story set in a school "Kaimei School".
In this school, there's a club which is known as the campus support group, called "Sket-dan".
"SKET" is stands for "Support" "Kindness" "Encouragement" "Troubleshoot".
Their activity is helping the people and support the school life of students.
They accepts the request from the students and help them. There's various kinds of requests.
For example, "Please take part in a softball game as a pinch hitter","I want to be the popular person in the class", "Please look for the culprit who sprayed graffiti on the school's wall." and so on. They always try to satisfy a client.
"Sket-dan" is consisted of three students Yusuke Hujisaki, Himeko Oniduka, and Kazuyoshi Usui.

A captain ,Yuusuke Hujisaki who is called Bossun organized this club. He has extraordinary power of concentration. But, unfortunately, he is famous as the inconspicuous hero, because he doesn't have special ability like the hero of other comics have, and also other characters in this comic have strong personality. So, the other characters always make fun of him by saying he is an inconspicuous person. But he get the strong trust of the other club members and clients. He always try to help people even if he has to lose and suffer.

Himeko Oniduka is only girl in this club. In the past, she was a delinquent who was called "Onihime" (a demon princess) and feared by everybody. But , now, changed her heart by Bossun and tries to help people by using her ability which is good at quarreling. She fights with a hockey stick. She puts confidence in Bossun.

Kazuyoshi Usui is the guy with wearing grasses. He is called "switch". He is popular among some of the girls because he is handsome and funny. He is good at using technologies. And,,,he doesn't talk by himself. He always talks through using speech synthesis software because of his very sad past. But he could recover from that sad past by Bossun and he enjoys he became cheerful person. He also puts coinfidence in Bossun.

All three of them pull together and try to solve the troubles which clients have. They have very good teamwork.

My most favorite character is Sasuke Tsubaki who is a vice-president of student council.
Student council always fight against SKET especially Bossun and Tsubaki are always opposed to each other. They are good rival. Tsubaki has a strong sense of justice. He is good at karate and judo. I like his characteristic which is very serious , but also hating to lose like a child. Bossun and Tsubaki always fight like a child. It's very funny. The picture of student council is the second one. Tsubaki is the guy who is written at the right of second raw.
This comic includes various kinds of stories.
They sometimes make me laugh and sometimes impressess me greatly.
And also, there's various kinds of characters who have a strong personality.
I'm always looking forward to read next story because I can't expect what kind of story and character will come next. It is one of an attraction of this comic.
I really recommend you to read "SKET DANCE".

This time, I'll introduce you the site which you can read various kinds of comics free.
This site translate comics to various kinds of languages.
Push " Looking for manga?" and find the comic you want to read. For example "SKET DANCE"...
Then push the chapters. Pictures of frag show you in which language you can read it.
Choose the chapter and push it. Then, you can choose the language.
For example, chapter1 in English... ( this time, choose scanlations)
Finally, you can start resding by pushing first page which is on the left.
Sometimes, there's a chapter you can't read. Sorry about it.
See you♪