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Looking for members to join a new Manga Round-About

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by Ryu Sheng |

So, i’m looking for a few people to join me in a new monthly section of the blog, called Manga Round About.

Ideally i’m looking for 3 others minimum to work with it on me. The process is simple, each month a member of the team will pick 2 titles, the first licensed and the second unlicensed for everyone to read. Each week after that in order we’d each post a review of the 2 titles, followed in the final week by a Round-About style discussion on the two titles. This part will possibly be done as a skype call, recorded and released as a podcast, along with a transcript post on my blog, as well as the announcement of the next 2 titles and why they were choosen.

I think one unlicensed and one licensed is a good balance, hopefully by bringing some great unlicensed stuff to the fore we can get them licensed, as well as bringing attention to some great but under known already licensed stuff.

If your interested please use the contact me page.

Closing the doors, once and for all

Posted on January 29th, 2012 by Ryu Sheng | 1 Comment

Due to circumstances outside of my control I’m having to close the blog completely. I have just been made redundant and have to put my kids first, so the blog, computer and other luxuries are all going. It’s been fun writing this blog, and it’s been great being part of an interesting if whacky community. I wish you all the very best of luck for your future endevours

Firstly apologies for this being posted late, we had a power outage here apparently caused by the heat of all things.

Any way the first week of competitions is here and we’re off with a bang. I’ve got a number of titles up for grabs and they are:

  • The Completed Wicked City novel series.
  • The Complete Pita Ten light novel series.
  • Blood Alone omnibus Vol 01
  • Strawberry Panic manga omnibus
  • Strawberry Panic novel omnibus.
  • Gunslinger Girls manga omnibus 1&2
  • Avalon: Web of Magic 1-3 Novel & Manga omnibus
  • 1 Mystery Prize which will be revealed at the drawing

To be in the draw simply follow me on twitter, retweet the original tweet for this post and leave a message on this post with your twitter handle. That is it!! Winners will be declared on Friday 10th of June.

Retweet the following, copy and paste everything within the [] [RT @RyuSheng: New Post: Competition Week 1 – Seven Seas Entertainment Goodies!! EXTENDED TILL 17TH – http://tinyurl.com/4436uwv]

Read the rest…

That’s  right over the next 8 weeks I’ll be giving away a huge pile of manga from Seven Seas Entertainment, Dark Horse, Viz Media and Digital Manga.

Some of the prizes up for grabs:

  • Blood Alone Omnibus V1
  • Gunslinger Girl Omnibus V1
  • Pita Ten LN
  • Death Note
  • Kenshin Manga and Novel
  • Yukikaze
  • Rocket Girls
  • Vampire Hunter D Novels and Manga
  • Angelic Runes V1&2
  • 1 Lucky winner will win a 2000 point E-Manga card
  • And a slew of other titles that I’m keeping secret for now :p

Each week will have a different competition requirement, and competition will run Friday to Thursday, the first being posted tomorrow and 8pm GMT.

Looking to learn Japanese, but where do I start?

Posted on May 14th, 2011 by Ryu Sheng | 1 Comment

Something I’ve always wanted to do is to learn Japanese. That way I can read scrapped princess through to the end since it’s unlikely the novels will ever be finished.

However the UK has abysmal language learning centres, unless you want to learn French, Spanish or German. My nearest Japanese centre is 500 miles (each way) away. So not going to be going there lol.

I have been told that while there are other Japanese courses and centres closer, I really want to study for the JLPT N5 and N4, since if I do anything else I’m only going to end up having to do the N4 and N5 anyway, so may as well do it right from the start.

So, how do I get started? Given the vast number of books and texts available could someone point me in the right direction as to which books I need to help me get started?

I have returned!! With some extras!!

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by Ryu Sheng | 1 Comment

Welp, figured I’d better make this post. the past 2 months have, without a doubt, been the best of my life.

Firstly i finally married my fiancé Megan, rather she decided she was sick of waiting on me to set a date and took matters into her own hands hehe. She, along with some of our friends and her folks set it all up and put me on the spot so i couldn’t run away.

Also, we bought a new house, so we ended up moving….again. We now have our own house, which is costing us a lot less than it would have in rental.

And to top it off, we both got promoted at work, so we’re getting more money coming in. Not to mention I’m now on full flexi-time which makes my life a hell of a lot easier.

The down side was of course when we went to her folks for Christmas. The UK got hit with the worst snow in recorded history, and we got cut off. So we went through hell of having to live in a romantic cottage, with open fires and bottles of wine for a while. Can you say double honeymoon 😀

Anyways, I’m now back and getting started into my posts again, the first of which will be up in a few hours or so.