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Manga Review: Basara

So as we wrap up Gaim, how about checking out Basara? Like Gaim, the Basara features a story about war and the overthrow of tyrants. The characters are interesting and the complexity of their relationships are one of the main selling points for this series. If you want to see a story about how the Child of Destiny fights a war across Japan to overthrow tyrants in a post-apocalypse pre-industrial civilization, then you'll probably like this story.

It was a 27 volume manga (available on Kindle), an anime TV series, and even has a live action play.

Trigger warning: The story takes place in a lawless society where the strong do terrible things to the weak.

If that's not enough to convince you, here's some minor spoilers for the first volume:

So everyone expects the Child of Destiny to be a boy, but he's killed off super early. The actual Child of Destiny is his twin sister Sarasa. Because of this, there are a lot of situations where she has to pretend to be a person who she isn't, while also playing up this overhyped messiah figure.

Her main enemy is the Red King, who destroyed her village and had her brother killed. The main clicker is that they meet one day while outside their roles and they start to form a relationship. So you spend the series watching to see how their paths cross and where their path of battle takes them. Oh yeah, it's a shoujo manga, did I mention that?

But yeah, I really like it. Even without the romance and Elizabethan subplots, it's fun to watch Sarasa grow from a naive girl into a military commander. She's not strong or a mighty Jedi warrior, so she has to rely on her education and brains to get herself out of conflicts. Like real fucked up stuff happens and she gets depressed by it, like a normal person.

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The great phrases of the Heisei Kamen Riders

Source: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2866206
If you want to reblog on tumblr:

Kuuga: So behold, my henshin!
Agito: Isn’t being alive delicious?
Ryuki: Alright!
Faiz: (Blowing on the soup)
Blade: Uiiiii!
Hibiki: I’m well trained.
Kabuto: Walking the path of Heaven, ruler of all.
Den-O: Oof
Kiva: Let’s go, Kivat!
Decade: I’ve got the gist of this.
W: Now, count up your sins!
OOO: Okay. Got it.
Fourze: Let’s do this man-to-man!
Wizard: Whew!
Gaim: In the spotlight On Stage

Now, never again forget their catchphrases!

Ressha Sentai Toqger 28 and DVD Special released

I think it's great when they make enemy figures/toys. What's the point of heroes if they don't have anyone to fight against?

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Shinkenger 1DC, Uncredited OP/ED from Blu-ray released

Director's cut for episode 1. HD1080 from the Blu-ray source. This show is rad, so enjoy it again!

Shinkenger Blu-ray menu. If you like this, you can find HQ pics of this and other stuff I've scanned on my tumblr. Follow, like, and reblog if you dig it.

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Wizard Batches actually seeded (Sorta)

At least the HD's. Although the last two SD batches could use some love.


Could I get some Toqger splashes please?

That'd be super appreciated. Thanks!

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Wizard HD1080 batches on the tracker now

Note: Episodes 1-20 are HD720. This was before we started releasing in 1080 format for weekly episodes.

HD 01-10 Music Videos, Junctions 1-3, Meeting, Promos, CM, OP, Calls

HD 11-15, Junctions 4-5, Wizard & Fourze

HD 16-24, Junctions 6-7

HD 25-32, Junctions 8-9

HD 33-34, Super Hero Taisen Otsu, Super Hero Taisen Z

HD 35-42, HBV, Junction 10

HD 43-44, Majika Land, Movie

HD 45-53, Junctions 11-12, Quest 1-2

KR Wizard SD Batches released

If you were on them, seeding them before, please move to the new batches. (Please note that it will take a while to seed all three torrents.)

Remember that if you had a partially completed file, you need to move them into the folder [T-N]Kamen_Rider_Wizard for it to be continued with the batch torrent.

SD 01-16, Junctions 1-4, Music Videos, Promos, Wizard & Fourze movie DC, Journalist meeting

SD 17-32, Junctions 5-8, Super Hero Taisen Otsu, Super Hero Taisen Z, Music Videos

SD 33-53, Junctions 9-12, Majika Land, Movie, Wizard Quest 1-2, HBV, Music Videos

Toqger 27 released

Kamen Rider Taisen released

Who will win?!

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