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Future plans

Don't have any, really. This kind of feels like trolling but it is what it is.

I am not going back to scanlation. That is absolutely sure. Besides that, I don't have anything else to offer.

I could do some reviews occasionally, like one per month.
The thing is, though, this Blogger platform is just too barebone to do anything other than random rambling like this.

Don't know. I like the way it is now. It's not costing me anything.

China virus AKA Coronavirus AKA Covid-19

China virus is currently the hot topic in the world as WHO (A useless entity) has declared it a pandemic.

I'd like to talk about it a little as a South Korean.

In South Korea, the china virus isn't a big deal and I can tell you why the infection rate has already flattened out.

For Koreans, wearing a face mask has been norm for several years. It is due to "micro dust" in heavy urban environment. It's basically pollution + dust that get into your lungs and cause issues as you age.

Health officials have been raising awareness for micro dust for over a decade and it is norm for us to wear a medical mask when going out.

Therefore, when china virus hit the nation, spread was low. Most of people who were infected by the virus belong to a cult in a region called Daegu. Outside of that cult, almost no one has got it. Even if others carry the virus, it seems almost none show any serious symptoms.
There have been few who seemed healthy die from it but their number is low en…

My thoughts on Legend of galactic heroes remake

Japan's anime industry has been doing remakes for a while now.

And, for the record, I am generally not against remakes because I do favor full 1080p over 480p and less. And Japanese anime industry generally know what they are doing.

Now, having said that, let's talk about Legend of galactic heroes remake.

In the remake, virtually everything has changed. Character designs were completely changed. Plot was shortened, omitting minor events.
There have been good changes and, of course, bad changes. I hear its fan base is rather split, mainly on the shortened plot.

I can see why they've chosen to shorten the story. Attention span of today's generation appears to be a lot shorter, and their aim for the remake is rake in money. Making it boring isn't the best way to do it, I suppose.
However, it is Legend of galactic heroes. A legendary series on its own that deserves a place in the history of anime.

What I really wanted to see was them acting outside of the box and break…

Anime that I am fond of are dying.

Anime I used to know have long vanished. That itself is perhaps fine. I mean, trends change. I am not one to long for the past and am quick to move on.

However, what I consider good qualities have been vanishing and are replaced by swallow elements.

Allow me to go deeper.

➤ 3D is killing anime
I think it was around year 2015 when I began to see 3D being used more and more. 3D effects go far beyond that but entire anime scenes being replaced with 3D is becoming more common.
Again, that itself is fine but anime being rendered with 3D is often interior and you can easily tell (at least I can) 3D scenes from hand drawn scenes.
The benefit of 3D is that it saves time. A computer (or a cluster of computers) will generate all the moving parts. How convenient it may be, hand drawn anime will always be superior.

➤ Style is gone.
The days of each anime looking different is gone. Most anime series look very, VERY, alike. There is no good that can come out of this trend.
This is my current bigges…

Anime I enjoyed in the last few years.

➤ Grand Blue: I smiled a lot while watching this and I am someone who smiles seldom.

➤ Hai to Gensou no Grimgar: Among a lot of recent "guild life" anime, this was the best I've seen or at least the most realistic.

➤ Konosoba: Another "guild life" anime. An overall comical, and enjoyable, anime. Though, that invisible underwear is a unique concept.

➤ Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Love is hard for Otaku): This one barely made the cut on the list. Though I felt it was overall an enjoyable series.

↲ Goblin slayer: This anime is not on the list. But I will mention one thing about this anime. This is the only anime I've seen where the main character goes into berserk logically. No super powers or whatsoever, he berserks logically.

Piano no Mori anime

Hello, people. I haven't posted a thing for about half a year.

And I am not here to talk about scanlation. I am done with that stuff. I want to talk about anime adaptation of Piano no Mori.

It's a manga series which I've been following since year 2000 and having realized that there have been an anime adaptation only recently, I downloaded the two seasons (total 24 episodes) and watched it.

Not sure how I'd rate it. But it wasn't good. Piano no Mori as manga was an excellent series. Personally, I've never felt that Piano no Mori was a good series for anime because it deals with a highly subjective subject: music.

And I felt that, if it were to be made into anime, the music part should largely be ignored and instead focus on Kai's relationships and his ordeals.

The anime chose to focus on music instead and I think that's why I didn't like it because I have absolutely no idea how to grade classical piano.

Very large part of the anime talks about how th…

Kumiho completed and the future

I've packed up the entire webtoon and it can be found at the old project page.

With that project done, I no longer have any active project on my plate. This is pretty much it for my scanlation venture.
There are hundreds of good webtoons still out there, completely untranslated but I no longer have the desire to work on them.
There won't likely be any further releases/updates now.

Kumiho episode 20

MEGA

Next update will be the last episode for Kumiho.

Kumiho episode 19

Kumiho episode 18