Did you know that most of the characters in this manga were named after completely random stuff? The Japanese fandom made a list some years ago, and after talking to flamesofashaman I decided to translate it… enjoy! :3
Plants < Asakuras
Tobacco < X-Laws & Munzers
Luchist Lucky Strike
Venstar Seven Stars
Denbat Golden Bat
Redseb Mild Seven
Supermarkets < Gandhara
Cado Ito Yokado
Sei-Kyow Co-operative (meaning)
Aeon Lee Aeon Mall
Mamy Mammy Mart
Samy Summit Mart
Ozam Ozam Co.
Periodic Table < Patchs
Kalim Kalium (potassium)
Namari Lead (in Japanese)
Medicines < Shaft
Buffalo Lynn Bufferin
Lulu Lulu Attack EX
Ben the Ace Benza Ace
Rip & Rap FLIP-FLAP
Tamao Tamamura Tamao Nakamura
Ryunosuke Umemiya Tatsuo Umemiya
Mic the Jaguar Mick Jagger
Pyron Lee Bruce Lee
Faust VIII Johann Faust
Marion Phauna Marihuana
Kanna Bismarch Cannabis
Matilda Matisse Match
Peyote Peyote cactus
Lyserg Diethel Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
Blocken Lego blocks
Iron Maiden Jeanne Iron Maiden + Jeanne d’Arc
Horohoro Mount Horohoro
Pirika “Pretty” in ainu
Horokeu “Wolf” in ainu
Tamiko Kurobe Kurobe dam
Manta Oyamada Iku Oyamada
Okay so we’re all banking on Gakko being the Horohoro of Flowers, right?
Men is obviously the Ren.
Ryuuji is Ryuu no matter how you look at it.
Alumi is Anna.
Hana is Yoh.
But my question:
Does this make Yohane the Manta???
And who will be the Faust?
And the Lyserg?
actually, Yohane feels more like Lyserg to me than Manta, and that’s because of his somewhat dual personality. He can be very dark, just like Lyserg, and he’s just as emotional too. Manta was brazen, but he was never dark.
meh.. we’ll see. Hana is nothing like Yoh in personality, tho. Out of ALL of Takei’s protagonists, Yoh has been the most unique.
My Shaman King craving continues with a Tao Family-centered doujin by the same artist. I think by this time, I was old enough to have my own Paypal account. Yaaay
Doujin had several short stories, like tiny Jun & Bailong awww
it also included some Original Characters from the aritst
And theeeeeeeeen, I begin my foray into my next fandom, Eyeshield 21 with a lovely YoiMamo doujin I got from an artist in DeviantArt, Shinju
Perhaps there are still copies available here
I know zero Thailand language but the artist was kind enough to provide a rough translation with it! It takes place shortly after the Death March arc
Yoi & Mamo get into an argument because Yoi is always so self-centered and grumpy. But they make up afterwads~
The last pages are about Seijuro (Shin) being jealous of Sena giving his attention to a cat, lol
I actually had to search for someone in Taiwan to buy this for me, because she didn’t sell internationally. It was sooo worth it, though.
Yoichi taking yet more blackmailing material by finding Mamori asleep with creampuff boxes around, then getting a bit too close and personal..
The doujin had several short stories with some as AU. The art is lovely all around and guest-starred other characters
and we get a tease of YoiAgo too! Which happens to be my fav BL pair in the series
(and it’s so hard to find good stuff on baww)
Because 2 + 1 = 21
The last pages were a short story by a different artist where Mamori dreams she ends up in Wonderland. Yoi is the rabbit. Agon is the Red Queen
(because he’s such a drag Q and he cant deny it!!). They play Wii
The packet also brought a series of Player Cards drawn by Rae. And they’re sooooo amazing ♥
Too bad Haruto isn’t as badass..
And that’s all for now, folks~~
The first doujins I purchased were from ebay, when I was still too young to buy them myself, so I often had to ask others to buy them for me. And some of them are pretty expensive.
So here’s the first! From Dragon Ball Z (I don’t have any Sailor Moon doujin, probably because they’re all girls).
a #17 & #18-centered doujin, set after the Cell Games.
there were actually a LOT of copies of this doujin available back then, I remember.
We get a tiny cute K18 moment, yay!
I really wish we could’ve seen more of #17. He was a cool dude, & I’m disappointed we never got to see him visit his sister’s family. *
Forever annoyed about how antagonistic their relationship was made in DBGT*
NEXT UP, an obsession that still teases me to this day. And also what got me into BL. I present you one of my all-time favorite character: Tao Ren from Shaman King!
This one’s a Ren-centered anthology with short gags/comics from several artists.
To this day, I still feel embarrassed I had to ask my dad to buy me this, cause Ren’s on his undies in the back cover, and that showed in the ebay listing *sobb*
Which is why, the next one, I asked a FRIEND to buy it for me!
This one hints at the YohRen pairing. I remember bringing it to school and being afraid the teachers would take it from me. Ohh silly me.
Basically, the early gang is hanging around Yoh’s Inn, when he suddenly trips and falls headfirst into Ren. They’re both knocked out and when they come to, they find out they’ve somehow exchanged bodies!
So we see Yoh’s trademark carefree smile defile Ren’s angry features…
Horohoro gets the brilliant idea that they should make-out to fix it..
In the end, Anna shows up and slams their heads together again, which knocks them both and fixes the problem. There’s a tiny short story in the end involving more of Anna’s abuse that Ren wants no part off, but helps out because Yoh gives him that sweet smile of his…
Yoh & Ren switching clothing, first page and last page. If you notice, the names of Anna’s demon spirits are written. Zenki and Kouki.
Also, Yoh and Ren sharing that Bob music video moment (that Yoh and Anna shared in Osorezan Revoir arc)
I actually prefer the RenHoro pairing, but if done well, RenYoh also works because they’re basically like Ying and Yang. They both have opposing beliefs/ideals/attitudes that spurt continuous growth between the two ♥
And there you have it! Three will do for now. More to come
so by now I’ve apparently owned about 50something doujinshi. Most from Japan. A few from another place. For record-keeping, I’ve decided to take a few snapshots, as I place my latest one among them. (the photo shown here is from 2009)
Time to revisit…!
if you’re interested, I’ll be posting these snapshot, three doujin a sunday, as I go through them in order in which I got them, cuz that’s how I like to keep ‘em organized :)