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Sailor Moon Kanzenban 1

So, anybody remember this announcement?

Sailor Moon Kodansha 1“Hooray!” the anime community cheered. “A major title that didn’t even use the characters’ real names is being rescued! I can retire my old Americanized, error-filled Tokyopop versions!”

Yes, one of the features Kodansha Comics USA touted when they rescued the Sailor Moon manga was “an entirely new, incredibly accurate translation”. Awesome, right?

Well…

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Peach Heaven! Volume 1

While Daiyamanga generally focuses on manga reviews, I also try to highlight some of the (generally lesser known) gems that are only available in Japan. The first manga I introduced, posted two years ago this month, was Momoiro Heaven!

In case you missed it, Kodansha Comics announced the simulpub of Nihei’s APOSIMZ, and the digital licenses of the manga series The Full-Time Wife Escapist (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu), House of the Sun (Taiyou no Ue), and… Peach Heaven! (Momoiro Heaven!).

You can read the first chapter here. The first digital volume is already available at all the major outlets like Amazon.

Just goes to show you: don’t give up. Now make sure you support Kodansha and the creators! Especially all you House of the Sun / Taiyou no Ue fans. I know there are a lot of you, so perhaps a physical release — and for Peach Heaven! — isn’t out of the realm of possibilities?

Welcome to Daiyamanga v2!

It’s the second anniversary of this site, and to celebrate, Daiyamanga is now self-hosted!

What does this mean?

  • First, a domain name. Pages should redirect automatically from https://daiyamanga.wordpress.com/ to https://daiyamanga.com … hopefully. Please update your bookmarks, feeds, etc.
  • New theme that I hope keeps the accessibility of the site.
  • Posts have been reorganized. Should be much more efficient to find what you want.
  • Expired deals no longer clutter up the main page.
  • A user rating system on posts. Now you can rate the series I review out of 5 diamonds.
  • WordPress.com followers should have been migrated, but if you can’t see (or are a new visitor) Daiyamanga posts in the WordPress Reader, you need to add it manually.

Being as this is just going live, there are bound to be some bugs and glitches. If you notice any major slowdowns, find the site hard to browse, stumble across a broken link, etc., please let me know. I welcome any suggestions.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that many of you have been having problem commenting. I have adjusted some settings and plugins, so please let me know if you are still having issues!

I also hope now that Daiyamanga v2 has launched, I can get back into the swing of things.  My goal is to have more posts and a little more variety in v2. I hope you enjoy the new Daiyamanga!

It was the best of Final Fantasy, it was the worst of Final Fantasy

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy

So, evidently there’s some game called Final Fantasy XV. I heard it comes out today. Never heard of it either. It don’t know anything about the two copies expected to be delivered to me today along with a third I thought was cancelled. ♪~( ̄ε ̄;)

But one of the most common questions any Final Fantasy player is asked is, “What is the best Final Fantasy?”

It’s a trap! There is no best Final Fantasy!

So here are some of the highlights and lowlights of each game. What I list may not the absolute best or worst parts of the game, but it should give you an idea of why no game definitely ranks at the top or bottom. That, and otherwise all the answers would probably be “story”, “music”, or “battle system”.

I was only going through the main games plus a few of the major sequels/spin-offs, but I updated this post with a good portion of the Final Fantasy series. Spoilers ahoy!

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