Hello and welcome back to Saturday Special! Today we are going to be taking a look at what a protagonist is and their function in the story. I know what some of you are thinking, "I've taken a literature class and I know EXACTLY what a protagonist is, why are you wasting time writing about … Continue reading Saturday Special Volume Five: Protagonists
Welcome back to Saturday Special! Today we are going to delving into a topic that always draws a lot of conversations: what makes a good adaptation? More specifically we are going to be talking about what makes a good manga to anime adaptation. Now this is all going to be based off of my opinion, … Continue reading Saturday Special Volume Four: Manga to Anime
Hello and welcome this Saturday Special! To kind of stray off manga and otaku culture for a bit, today I will be delving a bit into a hobby that I recently gotten into. About seven months ago, I got into Magic: The Gathering, which for those of you who don't know is a trading card … Continue reading Saturday Special Volume Three: Kamigawa Neon Dynasty
Hello and welcome to a very late Saturday Special! Today we are going to be talking about a topic that I find to be quite interesting, and that is what I believe are the fundamental differences between comics and manga. On the surface, they are very similar. They are forms of sequential art, telling stories … Continue reading Saturday Special Volume Two: Comics vs Manga
Author's Note: This is all opinion and honestly very much a ramble. There won't be any images besides the one at the end to preview the Manga Talk for Monday due to copyright concerns. I do apologize for this coming late, but better late than never. Welcome to the very first Saturday Special, where I … Continue reading Saturday Special Volume One: What is an Otaku?
Hello and welcome to The Manga Amateur! My name is Joe, and welcome to a fun little experiment. You see, I've been a fan of anime and manga for about fifteen years now, and I have done my best to follow otaku culture from a distance. The main reason? Time As I've grown older, I … Continue reading Volume 0: Hello There