Tuesday Rumble: January 9th

Although it wasn’t ready for this week (the first proper Tuesday Rumble of 2007), Tuesday Rumble will soon sport its own chibi Dii, official presenter of HARD GAY corner.

How to write a harem series
Harem series are big business, but how can the average writer break into the genre? Here are a few tips.

Can anime surpass its source material? Part One: manga-based series

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I have a habit of unfavourably comparing anime series to the original manga- it’s not something I do to be provocative or controversial, merely a statement of my opinion. As my manga experience has increased, I have continually found that the majority of manga-based anime series simply do not live up to the original, regardless of which version I was exposed to first.

From some viewpoints, this may seem a little strange- surely black and white pictures squeezed onto an A5 page cannot compared to something that has colour, movement and sound? Admittedly, this is often case for action series; trying to follow a battle via static images is often a futile cause, but most other genres seem to lose something in the transition from page to screen. Continue reading “Can anime surpass its source material? Part One: manga-based series”