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Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei manga review

February 5th 2010 07:00
Firstly, before I start with the review, I would like to apologize here for the lack of updates here. There are a lot of book reviews that I'd like to share here but I simply don't have the time to write it here as I haven't even finished reading some of the books. As you can see here that I've been writing manga reviews. I also have thought of writing business related book that I've read but I'm not sure whether to write it or not. So feel free to give your thoughts about it. I have no idea when will be the next update but I'll do my best to update this blog

Anyway, let's proceed with the review. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is written by Kouji Kumeta. This manga has also been adapted into an anime with many titles - Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. You can read Sayonara Zetusbou Sensei anime review here, Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei anime review here, Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei anime review here and Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei anime review here. Just to let you know that these reviews are written by me.

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Kouji Kumeta, manga

Genres: comedy, slice of life

Theme: school, suicide

Synopsis: revolves around a very pessimistic high school teacher named Nozomu Itoshiki who tries to hang himself on a cherry blossom tree. Despite his best efforts, he is saved by a very optimistic girl known as Kafuka Fuura. She explains to him that it is simply unforgivable to hang himself on a day such a nice day, especially in front of such beautiful trees. She decides to nickname Nozomu "Pink Supervisor," offering to pay him fifty yen to do so. After having enough of the strange girl, Nozomu bolts to the school and starts his homeroom class, but the attempt was in vain as he finds that the girl is one of his students.


To be honest with you, I haven't finished reading this manga yet but I just find it really amusing with this manga. The anime is really great because Itoshiki Nozomu's personality is really alive but the manga version isn't so bad after all. Somehow, I just felt that the anime seems faster so sometimes I don't seem to grasp the whole agenda but with manga, you can actually takes time to understand what sort of dilemma he faced (even though I admit his dilemma is totally ridiculous).

As far as the storyline is concerned, of course the storyline is tad similar with the anime but I'm not sure with the later parts of the storyline (let me tell you again that I haven't finished reading this manga yet). Initially, the storyline concentrate on introducing his students (where most of his students have weird habits) but I believe that the later parts of the storyline is a bit fuzzy where the storyline has become random. If my prediction is right, it's just the same with the anime version. What I actually mean random is rather than concentrating on a narrow scope of life, the storyline also focused on social problems occurred in Japan. Well, not necessary Japan alone but it can be throughout the world.

If you think that's boring, reread again how wacky the storyline in the beginning. The wackiness is just the same like in the beginning so you can also expect that whenever they talk about these serious issues, there will always be wacky illustrations and wacky expression. So, at the end of the day, it doesn't look serous after all.

Apart from that, what I really love the most about this manga is definitely the artwork. I might have missed this point in anim but in manga, I'm very much amazed with how you can actually see every single details perfectly. Well, you can say the artwork can be crowded but the details are perfectly.....well detailed. As far as the artwork is concerned, I believe this manga has the best artwork I've ever seen.

Have a look at the artwork yourself here:

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Kouji Kumeta, manga, scan

Overall, this manga can look pretty much normal on the surface but it's actually not. If you have been diligently watching the anime, you know that it's not the typical comedy anime or mnaga you have encountered. So yes, this manga rocks for its wackiness. Give this manga a try even though you're not really a fan of Kouji Kumeta.

I am a girl but I'm writing about clothes for big and tall men. It may sounds like I'm out of place considering that I'm a girl. However, we have plus size collections for women but I don't remember encounter something that cater for big and tall men. So if you're big and tall men, then you really need to know where can you get nice clothes that fits you.

bigmansland, men fashion

Big and Tall is an online clothing retail that caters for big and tall men. They have a lot of clothes that caters specifically for big and tall men such as shirts, jackets, coat, swimwear, underwear, sleepwear, headwear and lots more. If you're concerned about brands, then you don't have to worry as this site also carries reputable brands such as Reebok, Nike, Tiger Woods and lots more. In other words, you'll be satisfied with this site as it provides you with high quality products.

I know that men don't really shop as frequent as women, but if you struggle to find the right clothes size for you, then this is the right place to shop because this place is really meant for Big and Tall Clothes. Finding clothes such as pants can be really troublesome because it's either you can't even fit into it or it's just....plain short for you. This is every man's dilemma because guys can be bothered to try to fit into clothes that they could never fit. I would say that pants are the toughest to find for such men so this site might be the solution for you.

As the weather is getting cold, of course you need to find the jackets that fits you. If it's the case, Big and Tall jackets will provide you with lots of different styles to choose from. Yes, my head is spinning by looking at those varieties.

Even though this site caters for big and tall men, they do sell clothes in smaller size but I still don't get how small is this size. This small size will be good for Asian men but then again, please refer to the measurements before you start buying. I believe that big clothes won't be a big issue for men but still, it's better you be cautious about it. Otherwise, you'll regret it.

This is a good place for big and tall men to shop but I believe that this site only ships within US. They do ship internationally but it seems like a hassle for those who live outside US as you need to call them if you want to order from them. Putting that aside, now I bet that you finally found a place that sells nice clothes and most importantly, the clothes that fits for big and tall men.

I know this is a place for book review and I've been lacking in writing book review. As you may know, reading a book takes time even though I'm doing manga review. But then again, I would like to apologize here that I may not be able to update this blog as frequent as I can.

Now, let me proceed with my point here. I know that it's way off-topic to talk about where can you get a cool looking t-shirts in a book review blog, but it'll be best to break the cycle once in a blue moon. I also did the same thing for my other blog, Soundfans so for me, it doesn't hurt for me to do the same for this blog. After all, I'm still going to relate back to something related with the books or manga.

I know that most of us are always in the hunt for looking other types of merchandise such as t-shirts. I would say that t-shirts are the easiest merchandise to find but the quality can be questionable especially if you pay a hefty price but you get a crappy quality. If you're worried about this issue, then this is why I'm introducing you

TeesForAll, t-shirts

Person like me would definitely look for something related with anime, manga and video games so I could have never believe it myself that they also have video games t-shirts. I would obviously want Final Fantasy t-shirt but they don't have it. However, they do sell video games t-shirts such as Halo, Mario, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Sonic The Hedgehog, Street Fighter and lots more. You can browse through all t-shirts here. If you're looking for other merchandise, this place also have it here. It's not just t-shirts they basically sell. That is a good thing because to be honest, I'm not that enthusiastic when it comes to t-shirts.

I'm not into The Office but The Office t-shirts really caught my attention. There's nothing extraordinary with the t-shirts but I just find that the t-shirts are plain.....bizarre. I have no idea what it is because I never watched this television series before so I just find the t-shirts weird. Okay, I have a bad taste. If you are The Office fans, you can check The Office T Shirts collection.

They are also selling Futurama T-shirts as well but it only features......just Bender. I wish they have more because I love Futurama which I think it's more interesting than Simpson. Now, going back to Futurama T-Shirts, I think the designs are cool even though it's just featuring Bender. Whether you like Bender or not, you should definitely check Futurama T-shirts collection.

I just happened to check Ghostbusters T-Shirts but when I take a look at it, it's so nostalgic. The usual "No Ghost" sign is the trademark for Ghostbuster so that's the kind of t-shirts you will get. I'm not so fond of Ghostbusters but if you like the "No Ghost" sign, then check Ghostbusters T-Shirts collection.

Okay, I believe that should be enough about what are the things that they're selling. Other things that I should mention here is they also cater for international order so you can still shop here even though you live outside US. The t-shirts that they are selling are available for men and women which is another thing you don't have to worry. Most of all, they also accept major credit cards and Paypal.

I know Christmas is around the corner so if you're looking for a bargain, currently they have Thanksgiving promotion which will end on December 1. If you really want to save a lot especially for Christmas present, then this is the time for you to shop here. If you have no idea what to buy or you don't feel like to splurge a lot, you can always opt for gift certificate as they also have gift certificate.

If you're clueless what to give for your friends and family, this is the place where you maybe able to get the idea for present shopping. I wish you good luck and have fun with shopping in


MAR manga review

August 28th 2009 07:45
Another manga created by Nobuyuki Anzai. MAR stands for Marchen Awaken Romance.

MAR, manga, cover

Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy

Synopsis: Ginta is an ordiary 14-year old boy, but he keeps constantly getting a weird dream that turns into reality when he gets sucked into an alternate world. Upon entering the world, he aquires the dangerous ARM - Babbo, in which killed many people until it was sealed years ago. Upon acquiring it, Ginta faces many test, which will eventually leads him to the truth about his father, and will strengthen him for the last test, to fight against the evil Flag Army

Source: Anime News Network


If you have read my previous review about Flame of Recca, I have a feeling that you might expect the hentai element is present in this manga. I don't know it's a good news to you or not but apparently there are no such things in this manga. Since the story revolves around a middle school kid, you shouldn't expect those kind of element exist in this manga.

Okay, I'll stop blabbering with hentai (mind you, I NEVER OBSESSED WITH HENTAI!!!!). The storyline is pretty easy to understand even though there are some part of the storyline reveals each past. But still, it's fairly straightforward storyline which I like it. Obviously, this manga also has many battles just like Flame of Recca but the only difference is the battle scene is mild compared to Flame of Recca. If you don't like violence, this manga is perfect for you.

One of the thing I really love with this manga is it has a lot of ARM with unique design and functions and some of the ARM resembles silver accessories that I used to see in Silver Accessories magazine. This is the thing that I would like to ask Anzai-sensei whether he got his inspirations for ARM design from silver accessories magazine or not. I don't like silver accessories but I think the design for ARM is cool. I wish silver accessories can be just like ARM. Otherwise, I don't mind spending as long as I have a weapon in my disposal, lol.

Anyway, the artwork is a lot better than the one in Flame of Recca. I can say that the artwork looks neater and child-like compared to Flame of Recca so looking at those artwork makes it easier for me to read the manga. Not just that, the manga panel is also nicely done. Take a look at yourself here:

MAR, manga, scan

Well, this manga is different than Flame of Recca but it's still a great manga. I personally love this manga as much as I like Flame of Recca. This manga is a must read whether you are a fan of Nobuyuki Anzai or not.

You can read my Flame of Recca manga review here


Flame of Recca manga review

August 7th 2009 07:40
Flame of Recca is a manga created by Nobuyuki Anzai. This manga is also adapted into anime by Fuji TV and Studio Pierrot.

Flame of Recca, manga, cover

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Groove Adventure Rave manga review

July 31st 2009 12:47
Groove Adventure Rave is a manga created by Hiro Mashima. This anime is also adapted into anime by Studio DEEN.

Groove Adventure Rave, Rave Master, manga, cover

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Yakitate!! Japan manga review

July 24th 2009 05:14
Yakitate!! Japan is a manga created by Hashiguchi Takahashi. This manga is also adapted into anime. You can read Yakitate!! Japan anime review here.

Yakitate!! Japan, manga, cover

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Getbackers manga review

July 16th 2009 05:38
Getbackers is a manga created by Yuya Aoki and Rando Ayamine. This manga is also adapted to anime by Studio DEEN.

Getbackers, manga, cover

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Gash Bell manga review

July 8th 2009 10:36
Gash Bell is a manga created by Raiku Makoto. The manga is also adapted into an anime.

Gash Bell, manga, cover

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Reborn! manga review

July 6th 2009 07:02
Reborn! is a manga created by Akira Amano. This manga is also adapted to anime. You can read Katekyoushi Hitman Reborn! review here.

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Reborn!, manga, cover

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