Thursday, March 19, 2015

Soul Eater

(Sorry about the delay, I had this post prepared 2 days ago then my house was hit with the PLAGUE lol... so I was unable to go online!)

I have watched all of Soul Eater not too long ago and have recently decided that I should read the Manga. As a Manga-newbie it took me a few pages to read it properly. I knew I was to start at the back of the book and read the right page first... but what I forgot was to read Right to Left across the page.

From Here
It made for the first few pages to be rather confusing but now that I've gotten the hang of it it's actually pretty awesome. The funniest part of reading a Manga at work is the looks you get in the lunchroom when people see you flipping from back to front as you read. I've gotten a few comments of "Oh are you looking for something?" when I change the page backwards. The cool part is I think I may have convinced some of the less geeky in my lunchroom that they should try and read a Manga. It's definitely a different experience and I think I'm falling in love with it almost as much as reading standard comics.

I do love comics, but with the price and the speed I read through them, I've been having a hard time getting back into reading them regularly. I've recently been given a few by an awesome penpal so I really need to get onto reading them. Hopefully before my foray to Toronto Comic Con this weekend. That way if I have discovered a new love I can look for the next ones in the series for myself.

I totally recommend Soul Eater to anyone who is thinking of getting into Manga's. I love the story... the mixture of Light and Dark, Serious and Humour is perfect for me. I have never been into the really dark Anime's but I do enjoy a good story. I particularly love the characters. I think I like most of the them from the book/show so I don't mind reading any of the "stories" in the Manga.

I have been also debating on Cosplaying one of the characters for Fan Expo this summer. I'm not sure if I want to do Maka or go for a cross play like Kid-Death.

Any ideas? Opinions??

Well until next time.
Keep on Geekin' on.