Tuesday, January 31

Tag: Manga

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10 Anime Characters Who Would Absolutely Fail No Nut November

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Image: Mappa / Crunchyroll / Kotaku / Thomas Pajot (Getty Images)For whatever reason, every time November rolls around a chosen few take it upon themselves to participate in the internet’s self-celibacy challenge: No Nut November.As silly as it sounds, the celibacy challenge has a huge following online. It’s even got its own dedicated community on the r/nonutnovember subreddit with over 134,000 “nut cumrades” and 3,000 “nut spectators.” The rules for No Nut November, colloquially known as “coitus reservatus” or “The Contest” by Seinfeld enjoyers, are that participants must abstain from having sex, masturbation, or watching anything pornographic within the month of November. Unlike the good old American pastime of baseball, there are no “three strikes a...
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Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Creator Died Trying To Save Someone From Drowning

Mermaid’s Grotto, OkinawaScreenshot: GoogleIn July, the world learned of the sad passing of Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! At the time his death was recorded by officials as a drowning, but a recent report from the US military’s newspaper has provided some extra details not known at the time.A story on Stars & Stripes, the Department of Defence’s own news service, reports that a “U.S. Army officer [has been] recognized for rescuing three people from a riptide at a popular Okinawa dive spot in an episode that apparently killed a well-known Japanese manga artist”.The officer, 49 year-old Major Robert Bourgeau, has been recommended for a Soldier’s Medal for his actions on July 4, which took place at Mermaid’s Grotto in the village of Onna, Okinawa. Bourgeau reportedly spotted...
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Kotaku’s Impressions Of The New Shin Chan: My Summer Vacation

Image: Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation The Endless Seven-Day JourneyIn 2000, a game called Boku no Natsuyasumi (“My Summer Vacation”) was released on the PlayStation. As the name suggests, it was about being a kid on summer vacation, and its slow pace and cruisy setting made it something of a cult classic, though one that sadly never saw an official English-language release.Over the decades a number of other games were released in the series, on PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3, and each one was largely the same experience, asking players to guide a young boy through the day doing stuff like fishing, collecting bugs and going for a swim.Based around a calendar, the best way I think I can describe the games to anyone who hasn’t played them is to imagine Persona 4's daily schedu...
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NBA Star Zion Williamson Says ‘80%’ Of Players Are Into Anime

Image: Slam DunkIn a recent article on GQ, New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson opens up about his love for Naruto, to the point where it ends up being the focal point for the entire feature.If you think I’m joking, only two paragraphs in we’re seeing stuff like:Williamson talks about Naruto with the same reverence with which other NBA players talk about the Bible—it brings comfort and clarity in equal parts. Over the course of this past year—an unusually tumultuous one in his otherwise starry career—Naruto was his north star.That “tumultuous” year is one in which Williamson was injured, couldn’t get better, put on loads of weight and constantly had his future in New Orleans (and in the league itself) questioned. It’s clear that Zion really loves Naruto, to the point where he turned u...