Age-Old Question: Anime or Manga?

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Anime or manga? It seems like this question never escaped being asked in the life of a person who enjoys a certain Japanese subculture: he or she who watches anime or reads manga or does both. I’ve been asked, or rather dragged into the debate, many times: which is better? I don’t have an answer and I don’t think I ever will.

It’s a personal choice.

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Nisekoi: Fake Love Turned Stale


I don’t think anyone would be surprised that the two main characters in Nisekoi who were initially forced to date will eventually date towards the end of the series. But at this point, we don’t know that yet for sure. From the 20 episodes we’ve seen, however, many events have suggested that the ending we all know too well will happen.

Nevertheless, that is all my guesswork based on the anime. I’m not sure how things have progressed thus far in the manga and I’m not about to find out.


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Hoshiko’s Anime Time Management

This post is written as part of a project organized by Kai. Gotta say, Kai’s invitation’s timing is just right because this is something I’ve been thinking about lately.

Compared to last year, I’ve less free time on hand, which also means less time for anime and other related hobbies. Okay, before I go any further into how I manage my time when it comes to anime and the likes, I shall roughly talk about my usually fixed schedule. I have a day job as software engineer, working only on weekdays, eight to five. After work, I will go for a quick jog or just work out on my stationary bike or do some strength exercises for about 30 minutes. When all that plus more is done, thanks to short commute time in my city, it will be about 7.30 to 8pm. As for weekends, I’ll go for a two-hour badminton session with colleagues on Saturday and doing absolutely nothing on Sunday. I need my rest. This is my usually fixed schedule.

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