Manga gifts for drawers and artists guide 2015

Manga gifts ideas for drawers and artists: 2015 guide

This is one of the years with the most variety and options to choose from when it comes to giving that manga- themed gift for your relatives, friends or loved ones who love drawing manga, either as a hobby or professionally.

As I indicated in last year’s guide, something interesting happened as there emerged (finally) some serious competitors for Wacom’s tablets, which have been dominating the markets for decades.

But how has Chinese manufacturers Huion and Turcom fared since last year?

While Huion didn’t exactly defeat Wacom this year, and its little brother Turcom seems to be focusing more on the least expensive alternatives,  they have achieved something that no other manufacturer has in years: they have officially and cleverly positioned themselves as Wacom’s competitor.

The model that has been selling the best with the best ratings on Amazon is their Huion H610 Pro.

  • Huion H610 professional graphics pad review

For the moment being, this drawing pen tablet is their most competitive at a price of $76 and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and measuring 10 x 6.25” of active area, what would be a Medium size in Wacom.

The hot keys feature in which you can set up a function that you do repeatedly (free transform, mask, a special filter, etc) is a deal-maker.

manga gifts - HUION H610 Pro Graphics Drawing Tablet + Anti-fouling Golve + 15 Inch Wool Felt Liner Bag

This should be enough to defeat Wacom, right?

Not so much yet. But the tablet is perceived as the absolute best for beginners that don’t want to spend that much money.

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Naruto Shippuden anime schedule October 2015 and news

Naruto Shippuden anime schedule  October 2015

(Updated Sept 30) This month proves how succesful Itachi and Nagato’s special combined jutsu has proven to be for Studio Pierrot.

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We are simply deep into this fillerology Eternal Tsukiyomi Rikodou Sennin style no Jutsu.

While it’s not as powerful as Madara’s, it’s bound to send us into a path of Infinite Frustration.

It’s obvious that Boruto movie success has driven them to keep killing us with filler all year now.

But could this backfire? I mean, there will be a point in which general audiences know how Naruto ends.

Then why bother watching fillers or even canon anymore?

It’s quite a dangerous game they’re playing there. They’re threading quite a thin line now.

People could just get fed up with Naruto the same way it has happened with Hillary Clinton and Attack on Titan movies.

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Naruto Shippuden anime schedule September 2015 and news

Naruto Shippuden anime schedule  for September 2015

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(Updated September 9th with full episode titles.-)

This month begins with some conflicting information, as originally I had the data that the first two episodes would be a two-hour special about the team entering Kaguya’s dimension.

From what I’ve seen in the previews, it seems like they made some last minute edits, and so it’s a 2 hour filler trollpisode o.o

I’ve never believed they were even capable of that.

Thus we have a new category, a filler trollpisode.

Then, the Killer Bee filler is confirmed.

Episode 427-428       Road to TenTen: into the Dream World            September 3, 2015

It seems like the dimension in the Road to Ninja movie and the current get fusioned in TenTen’s head as she is put into Infinite Tsukiyomi by Madara o.o

Episode 429          “Killer Bee’s Rap Chronicles: Scroll of Heaven” (キラービー落風伝・天の巻) September 10, 2015

This must bee Killer Bee’s dream (apparently).

Episode 430           “Killer Bee Rappuden: Roll of Ground” (キラービー落風伝・地の巻)  September 17, 2015

More Killer Bee dream.

Episode 431           “That Smile Again”  (あの笑顔をもう一度)      September 24, 2015

Update October 3rd: Here’s October 2015 schedule

From this it seems like they could keep up with Tsukiyomi Dream Fillerology for each character in Naruto.

At this rate, we will get sucked too into Fillerology Infinite Tsukiyomi, a secret jutsu developed by Itachi and Nagato for Studio Pierrot.

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Naruto Shippuden anime schedule August 2015 and news

Naruto Shippuden anime schedule August 2015

Excitement is in the air as the Boruto movie Japanese premiere date approaches on August 7

Meanwhile, the upcoming US theater release on October 10 will cover 80 cities.

The movie’s soundtrack is ‘Diver’, by KANA-BOON, whose single comes out precisely tomorrow August 5.

Thus this month we have a two hour Naruto Shippuden anime special :


Foreshadowing and nostalgia

Episodes 422-423 – Special: The Ones Who Inherit (受け継がれるもの) –August 6, 2015

Yes, a filler special with Naruto and Konohamaru. Hopefully full of fugly cuteness ^^ With plenty of Sexy no Jutsu

Episode 424                                                   Stand Up (立つ)                                             August 13, 2015

Yes, we back to canon as we are introduced to Hagoromo, the Sage of the Six Paths!

Episode 425                                                   “The Infinite Dream” (無限の夢)                August 20, 2015

Episode 426                                                    “The Infinite Tsukuyomi” (無限月読)       August 27, 2015

And yes, there will be no break this month!

Just got the report also that next month will introduce the final fight with Kaguya and some fillerology with Killer Bee.

Update August 29th: here is Naruto Shippuden anime schedule for September 2015

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Boruto Naruto the movie spoilers + news + speculation 2015

Boruto Naruto the movie is due to premiere in Japanese theaters on August 7 of this year.

The future of the Naruto franchise depends on the success of this movie.

But for the moment Kishimoto-sensei himself has no plans for a continuation story in manga beyond Naruto Gaiden.

And I can hardly blame him, working for 96 hours a week, for 16 years straight and ultimately getting backlash from fans that didn’t get their ship pairing made a reality.

And in the process he left out in the open quite some questions that we may not see answered for a long, long time.

Finally the movie got a US release date on October 10th, Naruto’s birthday, as Kishimoto-sensei will attend NY Comic Con during those days.

Among other good news is that we’ll definitely know more about Mitsuki and his abilities in this movie:

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Deemed as a brilliant shinobi, Mitsuki remains a mystery with his calm and composed behavior, quite the contrast to Boruto and Sarada. Seemingly his main ability is to stretch his limbs to imprison his oponents.

Does this sound quite familiar to you??

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Axent Wear cat ear headphones are a roaring success

Nekomimi headphones: the campaign raised $3.4 million and they will be released on November 2015

Since the launch of their campaign on IndieGogo,  on November 2014, these superbly designed cat ear headphones are not only about aesthetics, but also about quality.

That’s why their manufacturers have strived all the way to find a decent factory to produce them with the highest standards.

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you just can’t deny the amazing design concept here

What I love is how they kept updating their buyers through Tumblr with their situation and made everything clear from the beginning.

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Naruto Gaiden spoilers chapters 9 and 10 and speculation (end)

Naruto Gaiden spoilers chapters 700 + 9 and 700 +10

(Updated on July 14th, 2015, edit: it seems that the spoiler tidbits for the ultimately non-existant chapter 11 were left out for either the movie or the Boruto manga)

So, this is pretty much the end of the ride.

Shueisha announced a week ago that chapter 10 would be released on July 6th, and that’d be it, as Naruto Gaiden is slated to have only one volume.

Then it seems that it won’t have a third part after the Scarlet Spring, as it was originally announced.

Now it seems that there was a last minute editorial decision to have chapter 10 this week.

In Chapter 9 you see that the saga is near closure as Sakura battles Shin and his clones.

Shin pulls out a ton of blades from his body and attacks her.

Sasuke is taking everyone to Shin’s hideout in a flying Susanoo and arrives to the place.

Sasuke uses Amaterasu on the Shin guy to avoid some blades to get impaled on Sakura’s arm.

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You know, the way Kishimoto is not using any background in these and other panels is quite telling.

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Naruto Shippuden anime schedule July 2015 and news

The good news is that we’re finally back to canon!

(Updated July 16: episodes 420 and 421 were delayed to July 23 and 30, respectively)

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Episode 418 “The Green Wild Beast vs. Six Paths Madara” (碧き猛獣VS六道マダラ」) July 2, 2015
Episode 419 “Papa’s Springtime of Youth” (パパの青春)   July 9, 2015
Episode 420   “The Eight Inner Gates Formation”  (八門遁甲の陣)  July 23, 2015 <—the badass fight of Guy vs. Obito
Episode 421   “The Sage of the Six Paths” (六道仙人)     July 30, 2015  <—finally the story of Rikodou Sennin’s origin?

Note: episode 420 was originally set to air on July 16, but it was delayed, the reason is because the animators took a break, just like last month.

But we’ll have a two hour episode special in the first week of August, thats why they needed to rest.

(Update August 4: Here’s August 2015 Naruto Shippuden schedule)

This month the battle against Madara finally continues with Guy giving his best shot, a quite a shot it is!

And if they put another Kakashi/Obito/Rin emotional flashback for the 575675t79678th time, I’m going to puke, and Sai will begin each episode with a monologue on how nobody has a penis anymore.

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Naruto Gaiden spoilers chapter 8 and speculation

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I know I’m late in posting this, but at least it will serve for those who haven’t arrived here yet.

Released today June 18th, Sarada is furious after her discovery.

Though frankly, I’m in wait and see mode, because I’m not entirely convinced she’s Karin’s daughter.

We all know Kishimoto’s trolling tactics by now.

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Could Loveless manga end on Volume 14 or 15?

When and how could Loveless manga end?

The last time we’ve heard of this manga is that it resumed last year.

Author Yun Kouga indicated that she would work on it for 2 or 3 more volumes before ending it.

Loveless manga began to be serialized in 2001 by Zero Sum Magazine, and it has had quite an erratic schedule, as Kouga-sensei originally intented for it to have only 5 volumes.

It’s been on and off in hiatus and sidestories.

But the story itself is at a point in that it’s like even she doesn’t know where it’s going to go.

And it’s interesting because the singularity of this manga is that it’s like it still doesn’t decide if it’s a shotacon, a shonen-ai or a yaoi, or a magic shonen fight.

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Who is Seimei? An Aizen-type character?

The only thing that seems certain is that it’s a psychological manga, with plenty of mind manipulation and mind bending concepts through the magic of words and language to determine reality.

The manga is currently licensed by Viz Media, and Volume 12, the latest, came out on August 12, 2014. It’s still not known when Loveless Volume 13 will come out in Japan.

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