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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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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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War of the Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket: Yen Press vs Tokyopop

So I know I said I wouldn’t double dip on Fruits Basket.

Well, I lied.

Darn you, sales! (Plus a review copy.)

So, what are the differences between the two Fruits Basket manga? Is the Collector’s Edition a much-needed upgrade?

Let’s have a battle: Yen Press’ Fruits Basket vs Tokyopop’s Fruits Basket!

Warning: image-heavy post. Click on images for full-size versions. In comparison pictures, the Yen Press version is on top, the Tokyopop version on bottom.

(Yes, I know I mixed up the second and third volumes in the pictures.)

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