Mayoiga (2016) Anime Predictions

Check out the anime Mayoiga (The Lost Village ) on Crunchyroll.com

Mayoiga (The Lost Village) Predictions

People have already said their piece about how ridiculous and worthlessly perplexing this anime was. I, myself won’t say much, but I will say this I regret recognizing the art from Another (2012), the animation. As you can see on my Predictions table, I was expecting blood, betrayal, and borderline violent stupidity. Unfortunately, I was given only one of those (take a guess). I wish I could at least appreciate the story being different from what I was hoping for, but nope, not even that is possible. The concept of a village manifesting your dark past for you to overcome is unique – somewhat played out – but unique. The problem with this story is far too many unanswered questions and of the explanations we do get, they are just to fickle and to complicated. It is not that Mayoiga is hard to understand, it’s just that it plays out the scenario of trying to open a pickle jar with Tom & Jerry-like trap.

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My Top Manga

If you pledge to be an Otaku, you got to have favorites outside of the mainstream to right? I seriously suggest you check these out (Mangareader is best resource)! Once in a while I’ll go into more detail about my favorites (both story by story & by genre). For now, I’m just putting this image as a quick reference back to my main tastes.

Top Non-Mainstream Manga

Manga Authorship Wixsite

Below is the image and link to the digital component of my Advanced Composition class.

Purpose:  The purpose of this website is to explore the issues mangaka experience with their publishers and editors to deconstruct what exactly manga authorship means.

Date: March 25, 2016

Manga Authorship Website

My main source was Sharon Kinsella’s Adult Manga: Culture & Power In Contemporary Japanese Society. I summarize a lot of her points, re-organize them in my own way and add in my 2¢ every once in while.

Managing this  project was a ton of fun for me and I got to find out a lot about the manga industry from the 1990s to the early 2000s. Since manga authorship can be greatly entangled with manga editorship, I hope to make another website focusing more on the amount/percentage of work editors devote to a manga.

In Oral Truth: Manga Ethics & Censorship

It has been a while since really tapped into Windows MovieMaker . . . and man is the thing full of glitches. Its high-time I upgrade to a better video-editing program thanks to all the audio cuts i just could not get rid of (Thanks MM for the hours of literal angry vein popping).

Anywho~ the following video is something I organized for a class Project in Advanced Composition.

Purpose: To discuss the history manga censorship in Japan, what content some American audiences would prefer to have censored and the impact of the United Nations ban of child pornographic content on the manga community.

Date: April 8, 2016