Posts Tagged ‘Manga’

Dragon Drive

I found a new manga I love: Dragon Drive. I was just browsing through onemanga.com, and remembered that there was a preview back in shonen jump a couple of months ago(it might have been years, I can’t really remember since I’ve been reading it for the last 5-6 years or so). At the time of the preview, I didn’t know about manga scans on the internet.

Before I get a million comments about copyright law, (like I’ll really get comments anyway) I realize that reading manga scans on the internet is stealing. But, I have a few good reasons why I read them on the internet: Most manga are not translated into English yet, or I just want to preview before I buy.

I try to buy all manga that I like, even though that is a lot of manga to buy. I read online scans of manga that hasn’t been commercially translated yet, so I can know what’s popular in Japan while it is being translated. Once it is shipped to the US, I try to buy it to support the author.

Anyway, after that rant about copyrights, I’m back on topic. Dragon Drive is about a middle school student named Reiji Ozora who fantasizes about being the protagonist in a video game. Soon he meets Maiko Yukino who shows him the virtual-reality game Dragon Drive where he gets his own dragon that fights other people’s dragons in the game.

I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’ll end the summary there.
Read it at onemanga.com, it’s really good.

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Rosario + Vampire

Cover of first volume.
I just found a new manga that I like A LOT. It is called Rosario + Vampire, and while it does kinda follow a set path storywise, it is still a great manga. I found it about 2 weeks ago, when I got a new Shonen Jump, and it had a preview of it. I instantly fell in love with this manga, the style of the writing and the action are just perfect. After reading that short synopsis, I craved more. I quickly google’d it and found a website with lots of different manga translated into english by other fans 😀

Of course, this means the translations are not quite as good as they could be, but they are still good enough to completely understand what’s going on in the story. I’ll put a link to this site at the end of this post.

Rosario + Vampire starts out with a rising high school freshman named Tsukune Aono, the perfect example of an average student. He has straight C’s in all his classes, and barely made it into high school. His parents find a flyer that a monk dropped somewhere about a high school with no entrance exams. They sign Tsukune up, and the adventure begins.

Onemanga, the website, has great scans of all the pages of lots of different manga, from the newer ones like Rosario + Vampire, to the classics like Dragon Ball