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TheKingofSprings
Oct 9, 2012



Roth posted:

Good lord the MC of that Ghoul School one shot is a straight up groomer.

I was joking about him visually resembling the last villain of their previous series but man I guess they're gonna go deep into that particular rabbit hole.

The art for it is quite good and really creepy, shame it has to be actually creepy.

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Ytlaya
Nov 13, 2005

I TRUST JOE BIDEN AND THE DEMS


Manatee Cannon posted:

I think the main problem with the rank battles is the hiatus plus the switch to a slower update cycle. makes it feel like it's lasted longer than it really has in the actual narrative

reading it all after the fact will prob flow better

I mean, it did last a really long time. Like at least 1/3 of the current manga, and maybe closer to half. I just read from 140-something to the current chapter (I think 196 or something?) and that covered I think 4 rank battles + the second shorter invasion, and there were 2 or 3 rank battles before that.

gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

aftokrator desperately needs chika as a sacrifice. letting hyuse run around free on his home turf would be deeply stupid. the dude doesn't even pretend to have switched loyalties to earth.

I get the impression that Hyuse would not be willing to sacrifice Chika unless his lord specifically ordered him to do so. His loyalties are specific to his lord more than Aftokrator itself, and we don't know much about his lord beyond "apparently a nicer guy than most Aftokrator feudal lords." Though the lord in question did apparently make (or at least allow) him to go on the "capture a bunch of Meeden people for trion" mission, so he's probably not exactly against the idea. But Hyuse doesn't really directly share those goals; he just feels obligated due to his loyalty to his feudal lord/surrogate father. It's not that unlike those vassal neighbors who invaded - they don't really have anything against Earth/Meeden and don't care about helping Aftokrator beyond the extent to which they're obligated by their vassal status. The story seems to be emphasizing that there's a lot of room for shaking various factions' loyalties towards Aftokrator.

I basically agree that it's still kind of an objectively a bad idea to let him go free on Aftokrator, but that doesn't mean that Mikumo/Kuga/Chika will be fine with it (since they obviously all sympathize with his desire to return home).

(I keep mistakenly typing "Afrokrator")

amigolupus
Aug 25, 2017

This is the dance
of our people



ConanThe3rd posted:

Well not for nothing but I think Paradox Ghostwriter aquitted itself from it's first chapter quite well. Here's to the next one.

I'm not sure about this. I mean, yeah, he admitted he plagiarized the manga, but he still went along with it in the end. Him going "well, it's my duty to give this to the people because they're asking for it" feels like a flimsy justification someone gives when they know they're doing something wrong.

Ytlaya
Nov 13, 2005

I TRUST JOE BIDEN AND THE DEMS


I actually kind of like Guardian of the Witch so far. The premise is kind of interesting; I like the whole thing with the witches basically being doomed to an early death and most of the other guardians working with them as their future assassins.

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


Ytlaya posted:

I actually kind of like Guardian of the Witch so far. The premise is kind of interesting; I like the whole thing with the witches basically being doomed to an early death and most of the other guardians working with them as their future assassins.

I like the concept. But it's like the art feels derivative of Black Clover which feels derivative of Naruto.

It just lacks like that thing. Or strong hook.

Mikl
Nov 8, 2009

Vote shit sandwich or the shit sandwich gets it!


We Never Learn

Rizu arc is done, and it was loving nothing!

Next arc is probably Fumino, I hope it's better than Rizu's.

ConanThe3rd
Mar 27, 2009


amigolupus posted:

I'm not sure about this. I mean, yeah, he admitted he plagiarized the manga, but he still went along with it in the end. Him going "well, it's my duty to give this to the people because they're asking for it" feels like a flimsy justification someone gives when they know they're doing something wrong.

Eh, If I'm wrong then I'll eat crow, but after Undead Unluck not only pulled up from one of the most disasterous first chapters I've read in a good while but sored I'm more willing to give this the bennifit of the doubt.

Mulderman
Mar 20, 2009

Did someone say axe magnet?

Man WNL. That was one spicy kiss there!

InspectorCarbonara
Jul 2, 2010

Evening, patrolmaaan.

Mikl posted:

We Never Learn

Rizu arc is done, and it was loving nothing!

That's not true at all.
We got a nice arc about Sekijou and a ghost got to go to heaven.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.




Smellrose

I'm happy for Rizu.

Ytlaya
Nov 13, 2005

I TRUST JOE BIDEN AND THE DEMS


Dexo posted:

I like the concept. But it's like the art feels derivative of Black Clover which feels derivative of Naruto.

It just lacks like that thing. Or strong hook.

The art isn't anything special, but it's plenty competent. Probably the best example of "competently done but doesn't compel you keep reading" early cancelled shounen manga are Iron Knight and Red Sprite, both of which were by the same guy (who I feel bad for, because the guy is good as a manga artist, but something about the writing just makes it feel uninspired to read; it's gotta suck to get two series into WSJ and have both be cancelled).

My main concern is probably that the main duo's "power" is something that does not lend itself to good fights. Fire powers tend to translate into boring attacks in shounen. The first two duos they encounter have pretty interesting abilities, though.

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.




Smellrose

The new Bone Collection dialed all the way back on the horny this week and replaced it with action. The moron quotient remains the same, however.

Darth TNT
Sep 20, 2013


Hypocrisy posted:

Viz

MangaPlus

It all depends on the next chapter.

Agravity Boys

Viz

MangaPlus

Our own version of the Jeopardy Greatest of All Time Championship. RIP Chris, forced to straight man solo since Volk decided to go along with the flow.
HB is always in to screw with their everyday lives. He must have been so bored before the morons came along.





Mikl posted:

We Never Learn

Rizu arc is done, and it was loving nothing!

Next arc is probably Fumino, I hope it's better than Rizu's.

I thought it was really nice how they came back to the original game. It was pretty boring beyond that though.I think the best way to describe is that it was as good as it could be despite Sawako/Rizu ship.


Moriking
That was a very short battle.

Mashle
Magic world is hosed up. You mean no one misses all those kids getting transformed into dolls? And the alternative sorting hat experience was hilariously stupid. I personally can't wait for next chapter.

Rigged Death Trap
Feb 13, 2012

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP



MAshle is very quickly growing on me and seems to be speeding towards its conclusion rather than drag things out.
Best to die to a gag manga, rather than live long enough to become a shonen battle manga.

Fabricated
Apr 9, 2007

Living the Dream


I like how Mashle introduces new threats in a way that you're supposed to think "oh I wonder how Mash will end up pitted against them" then he literally just runs into them on the next page

Brought To You By
Oct 31, 2012


Fabricated posted:

I like how Mashle introduces new threats in a way that you're supposed to think "oh I wonder how Mash will end up pitted against them" then he literally just runs into them on the next page

I was expecting a rehash of Zipperman and Mashle just owns them right after introducing them.

Professorjuggalo
Oct 22, 2019
BORN IN A MOUNTAIN
RAISED IN A CAVE
WHIPPING BOTTLES AT TILA TEQUILA
IS ALL I CRAVE


Rigged Death Trap posted:

MAshle is very quickly growing on me and seems to be speeding towards its conclusion rather than drag things out.
Best to die to a gag manga, rather than live long enough to become a shonen battle manga.

Mashle’s strength is actually from being an alien

Jose
Jul 24, 2007



Is mashle really speeding towards its conclusion rather than just aiming to be a short funny series?

Rigged Death Trap
Feb 13, 2012

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP



Jose posted:

Is mashle really speeding towards its conclusion rather than just aiming to be a short funny series?

These are both the same things

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Oct 31, 2012


Jose posted:

Is mashle really speeding towards its conclusion rather than just aiming to be a short funny series?

This feels like the series where the MC could steamroll the elite group of upperclassman and it's just a part of the joke.

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