Halloween costume guessing

I dressed up for Halloween at work, which was fine, but no one could figure out what my costume was.

People guessed: (images from Pixabay)

Tigger

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a kitty

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Winnie the Pooh

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For some reason Pikachu

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My costume was the hamster hood from Himouto Umaru-Chan. I still wonder why Pikachu was a guess.

Himouto! Umaru-Chan (Licensed by Sentai Filmworks)

himouto umaru(image from MyAnimeList)

 

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Power outage + manga recommendations

The thunderstorm was really bad in my area and it resulted in a power outage, so I didn’t get to watch my movies. I’m disappointed, but I’ll get over it. To cheer myself up, I am making a few recommendations.

Saving 80,000 Gold Coins in the Different World for My Old Age by: FUNA & MOTOE Keisuke

Saving 80,000 Gold Coins in the Different World for My Old Age

(image from Baka-Updates)

A legal loli who lost her family in an accident, Yamano Mitsuwa falls off a cliff one day and transferred to a different world with a civilization level of medieval Europe. Mitsuwa who discovered it was possible to go and return to Earth after a deadly fight with wolves decided to live in both worlds.

「For security in old age, I will aim for 80,000 gold coins!」

I will try not to let strange things circulate to not distort the progress of the world, but I won’t hold back for the sake of my easy life and safety!

While wearing three handguns along with words and deeds that appear decent, in her head Yamano Mitsuwa is a sly girl. Making an effort to make money even with a small body that looks like a child to Westerners!

Oh, my secrets are too dangerous, is that so? It’s all right, it’s fine! I’ll teleport away when push comes to shove!

(summary from Baka-Updates)

Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii? By: TESHIMA Fuminori & ITAGAKI Hako

Maou no Ore ga Dorei Elf wo Yome ni Shitanda ga, Dou Medereba Ii

(image from Baka-Updates)

Zagan is feared as an evil mage, he is awkward and has a sharp tongue, and once again had to put down thieves that encroached on his territory when he researching that morning. In a dark auction, he finds a white slave elf, Nephie, who holds a peerless beauty. Falling in love with her at first sight, he uses his fortune to buy her, but as poor as he is socially, doesn’t understand how to connect with her. Thus, the clumsy cohabitation of the mage that can’t convey his love, and the slave that pines for her master but doesn’t understand how to bring it up, begins.

(summary from Baka-Updates)

Those are the two recommendations for now. Please support the creators of these works and the translators when you can.

Happy Halloween + Yandere Short Story & Halloween recommendations

Manga Hunter here to wish you guys a Happy Halloween or cosplay day for me where I dress up and watch horror or Halloween theme movies in my room and eat candies. Kind of lonely, but there are barely any children in my area and it is raining, so just enjoy the event by myself. With this in mind, I made a yandere type of short story for today, which is also another point of view for the short story “Memories of my Rival.” Please give it a read:

Memories of my Bride to Be

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The Point of view of a “brother” on his wedding day to his bride to be.


I will also make some Halloween Recommendations that I hope you guys will enjoy.

Manga

You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead by: Uguisu Sachiko (Hiyodori Sachiko)

You will hear the voice of the dead

(image from Baka-Updates)

Jun Kishida is a sickly high school student who can see dead people. One person in particular is following him around: his childhood friend Ryoko Hayakawa. Even after he uncovered the truth behind Hayakawa’s death, she stayed by his side. As he and his classmates get into even more strange and mortally dangerous situations, Hayakawa’s spirit quietly aids him.

(summary from Baka-Updates)

 

The Duke of Death and His Black Maid by: INOUE Koharu

The Duke of Death and His Black Maid

(image from Baka-Updates)

In a large mansion lives a boy, an aristocrat who was cursed by the witch to “let everything he touches die.” With him is his maid Alice, who besides serving him, likes to tease him. The boy who is interested in her doesn’t mind the teasing, but not being able to touch her is painful!

If they are unable to hold hands, how will their love ever bloom?

(summary from Baka-Updates)

This Man by: SORA Karin & MEGUMI Kouji

This Man

(image from Baka-Updates)

In present-day Japan, Hakaru Amano, an investigator who works with facial composites, is asked by a mother and daughter to draw the face of a man who illegally trespassed on their premises. He comes up with the face of “This Man.”

(summary from Baka-Updates)

Sensei no Yasashii Koroshikata by: HANTEN Sharou

Sensei no Yasashii Koroshikata

(image from Baka-Updates)

When Alice’s parents were killed when she was young, she saw the killer and promised to herself that she’d kill him. Little did she know that when she went to high school, the killer would become her teacher.

(summary from Baka-Updates)


Anime

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (licensed by Crunchyroll & Funimation)

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

(image from MyAnimeList)

The world is in the midst of the industrial revolution when horrific creatures emerge from a mysterious virus, ripping through the flesh of humans to sate their never-ending appetite. The only way to kill these beings, known as “Kabane,” is by destroying their steel-coated hearts. However, if bitten by one of these monsters, the victim is doomed to a fate worse than death, as the fallen rise once more to join the ranks of their fellow undead.

Only the most fortified of civilizations have survived this turmoil, as is the case with the island of Hinomoto, where mankind has created a massive wall to protect themselves from the endless hordes of Kabane. The only way into these giant fortresses is via heavily-armored trains, which are serviced and built by young men such as Ikoma. Having created a deadly weapon that he believes will easily pierce through the hearts of Kabane, Ikoma eagerly awaits the day when he will be able to fight using his new invention. Little does he know, however, that his chance will come much sooner than he expected…

(summary from MyAnimeList)


Light Novel

Bad∞End∞Night by: Hitoshizuku-P, Suzunosuke & 鈴ノ助

Bad∞End∞Night is a novel by Hitoshizuku-P, based on a series of Vocaloid songs, the NighT Series. The plot revolves around eight actors trapped in a never-ending play, seeking a way to escape.

(summary from NovelUpdates)

Quick Transmigration: Rescuing the Blackened Male Lead by: 圈成团子

In order to be reborn, Shen Mubai took up the task of saving the male lead from the path of suffering. Xuanzang struggled through eighty-one trials before he finally obtained the true Buddhist scripture, and yet she, Shen Mubai, had to toss in her entire self.

Shen Mubai: Are all male leads this strange? Thanks. I want to make a complaint.

System: What does him being strange have to do with me?

(summary from NovelUpdates)


These are the recommendations and as always, please support the creators of these works and the translators when you. Happy Halloween!!!

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Movies and a musical for the future

Manga Hunter here! I was kind of depressed for the last few days…actually a lot longer than that, so I have made plans for November 2018, December 2018, and March 2019. I am going to see two anime movies that will be in theaters: Pokemon the Movie: the Power of Us (November 2018) & Mirai (December 2018). For March 2019, I am going to see the musical: Anastasia (March 2019), which I have been looking forward to. I will write reviews after I see these productions, so look forward to it and try to see them for yourselves to support the creators of these works.

Blog makeover + new apps

Hey guys…I am still in the process of writing the short stories, but I am actually making progress, so I decided to give my blog a new look using my limited knowledge of graphic art. Amazing what you can do with Microsoft Word. All the images are from Pixabay, so I shouldn’t get in trouble.

Besides the makeover, I have also updated some information like in the about page and in the apps page. That’s right, I added three new apps to my phone to enjoy more reading: Lezhin Comics, WebComics, and MangaToon. What can I say? I just love to read my comics.

I will continue to make improvements and add more chapters to this site when I have the chance. Oh yeah, if you guys decide to download the apps to your phone, then please give support the creators when you can.

 

Trying to get Motivated + short story sequel

Hey guys. I am trying to get back into the writing mood for the past few days, so I am writing continuously in hopes of getting a creative inspiration. I have not abandoned the novel yet, so let’s hope I finish before the end of the year like I promised.


Now let’s get to the other point of this post. I didn’t just post to tell you guys the situation of my real life. I said I am writing continuously to get back into the mood, so I ended up writing a short story sequel to one of my short stories: “The Hero and the Demon King.” If you guys read this, it is about a young indestructible girl named Bunny meeting the hero and the reincarnation of the demon king. Give it a read and then read this sequel.


The Heroine and Her Harem

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Bunny, an indestructible girl, finds herself in a magic academy that she doesn’t remember even existing and meets multiple guys who claim that she is a bad person. Villainess…what is that and what were their names again?


Please enjoy and review when you can. I will work on getting my motivation in writing back.

Real life sucks and Doctor mood

…I think real life is out to get me. After I made the post about the electricity, I was struck by extreme stomach pain to the point I begged to be driven to the emergency room. The pain was a definite ten and it didn’t help that the emergency room was already packed. I was told that seven people were ahead of me, so I made the decision to go to a different hospital. I was checked in right away and I gave a urine sample…it was filled with dark blood. After a scan on my abdomen, it was discovered that I was suffering from a kidney stone (2 millimeters) that would eventually pass, so they gave me pain killers and I was sent home. The very next day, I was struck with pain again and sent to a different emergency room. They came with the same conclusion that it was a kidney stone, but the pain persisted because I was given the wrong medication, so I was given the right medication and the pain finally subsided until the next day, but it was tolerable this time, so I didn’t return to the hospital this time, but I had to cancel my trip to the water park with my family that Sunday. I spent the day recovering in bed and drinking fluids to flush the stone out (still have no idea if it had ever come out). Because of this ordeal, I spent a lot of money for the hospital & medicine, missed one day of work (lower pay check), and suffered pain to the point that I couldn’t even work on my computer (clutching my stomach), so no writing progress. I know you guys are tired of my excuses, but I am only human and have real life problems.

I can make a few recommendations for now, until I have at least made more progress in my writing.


Manga

Saijou no Meii by: HASHIGUCHI Takashi & IRIE Kenzou

 Saijou no mei

(image from Baka-Updates)

Saijou Mikoto was born with a bad heart. It was thanks to the incredible skills of Japanese leading pediatric heart surgeon, Shindou Mamoru, that he survived into adolescence, and he’s decided to show his gratitude by becoming the greatest pediatric surgeon the world has ever known.

(summary from Baka-Updates)

I read this a long time ago, but only remembered it when I was in the hospital. The surgeries are really detailed and I have to admit that I did learn some medical terms from this.

Asklepios by: UCHIMIZU Tooru

 Asklepios

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An order has been sent out to hunt down Asklepios, a Greek demon god of medicine, whom the Church believes is practicing unorthodox methods. A member of armed forces group assigned to this mission by the name of Luca encounters two kids who saved him when he was injured during a fight. Who are these kids, and can they help out Luca with his personal reason for doing this assignment?

(summary from Baka-Updates)

This was discontinued, but the ending was satisfying enough for me. This story was one of the things that helped inspired one of my fanfics called The Moon Child (fanfic for Ikigami). It has a supernatural sense and gives an idea what might have been possible in the medical field during emergencies. This is fiction, but it makes one wonder what was possible in the past with so little medical equipment.

 

Dr. Prisoner by: Ishikawa Komatsu & UEDA Atsuo

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(image from Baka-Updates)

This doctor is much closer to death than anyone else!

Overwhelming murderous tension!!!

A medical suspense action, which you’ve never experienced, rises the curtain!

(summary from Baka-Updates)

I started reading this one maybe a few months back. There are only a few chapters translated, but with just a few chapters, I am already interested to know if this criminal is truly a criminal and who he will save with his medical knowledge, while, basically, being on the run from the law.

 

Godhand Teru by: YAMAMOTO Kazuki

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(image from Baka-Updates)

Teru Mahigashi is a surgeon just out of medical school. Saving lives and helping people is the point of his chosen profession, and he seems pretty good at it, when he’s not screwing up. People wonder why he has decided to become a doctor, when he is so clumsy, until his past starts reveal, and his ability to save lives becomes apparent with each operation… Gradually, Teru and all of his colleagues will make a huge change in the medical world.

(summary from Baka-Updates)

I like the theme of hidden talents and this was no exception. He is clumsy, but when it comes to saving a life, he is a professional and it seems that he can do anything. I hope there are doctors in real life with this type of talent.

Jin by: MURAKAMI Motoka

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As a result of a strange encounter with a mysterious carcinogenic fetus he found inside a patient’s skull, brain surgeon MINAKATA Jin has slipped back through time. Equipped with modern medical knowledge, he faces various fatal diseases and injuries. Then, he meets the ordinary people of Edo as well as illustrious figures, and his surgical knife carves out a new history and story of life.

(summary from Baka-Updates)

A supernatural time travel story. I actually thought I suggested this already, but apparently not, so better late than never. When a future doctor ends up in the past, his medical knowledge needs to use what he has available in that time period. He also makes some of his medical equipment and finds ways to substitute needed medicines for his surgery with the help of the people around him. It hasn’t been updated in a while, but the chapters available are worth a read.

 

Radiation House by: YOKOMAKU Tomohiro & MORI Taishi

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(image from Baka-Updates)

A new milestone in medical drama begins!
A medical diagnosis mystery manga depicting the other side of medical care, the radiology department. [ANN]

(summary from Baka-Updates)

This one I started reading just recently and learning about some of the ways radiologist work is interesting to say the least. I learned some new technical medical terms and also learned that maybe in the medical field the people who handle the equipment are not always recognized. People when treated thank the doctors, but sometimes forget the people who found the information that was needed to diagnose them, so this manga or comic was a good way to help me realize that there is more than just the doctor to thank when you are cured.

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto by: HYUUGA Natsu & NANAO Ikki

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In the imperial court, a young woman is put into servitude, Maomao. The tale is just beginning for the woman doctor/pharmacist from the red-light district, as rumors circulate about the emperor’s children’s lives being short-lived. Her curious nature and thirst for knowledge pushes her to action. To satisfy her curiosity, this young doctor/pharmacist will investigate the origin! What is shifting in the imperial court..!?

(summary from Baka-Updates)

This story takes place in the past and the main character is a girl who was forced to work in the palace, but her medical skills are superb and her sharp tongue when scolding people is marvelous. Never make this girl angry. I always look forward to the updates of this manga, but I also read the novel just to get ahead.

Parallel World Pharmacy by: TAKAYAMA Liz & KOUYA Hijiri

 Parallel World Pharmacy

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A young pharmacologist and researcher in Japan died from overworking, and was reincarnated in a Medieval Parallel Europe. He was reincarnated as a 10-year-old apprentice to a famous Royal Court pharmacist, had attained an inhuman skills of ability to see through disease, material creation, and material destruction.

In a society in which dubious medical practice are rampant, price gouging thru the monopoly of the pharmacist guild, and good medicine aren’t available to the commoners. He was recognized by the Emperor at that time and opened a Pharmacy at the corner of the town.

He will wipe out the fraud that has swept the world, and deliver to the commoners a truly effective medicine that was developed using present day pharmacology. Thus the boy pharmacist will cheat by using his previous knowledge to create innovative medicines while helping the people of the parallel world, a story about living his new life to the fullest this time.

The popular web novel now comes in manga form!

(summary from Baka-Updates)

I recommended the novel for this and now there is a manga. The manga’s art is really nice to look at and I have to admit that it is also nice to see the novel is art form. Some characters were not as I imagined, but it never interfered with the story. I also enjoyed the little addition in the beginning that I don’t remember reading in the novel.


Light Novels

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto by: Natsu Hyuuga

There is a certain large country in the central plains of the mainland. In the imperial court of its emperor, there is a girl. Her name is Maomao, a pharmacist from the prostitution quarter, currently working as a maidservant in the inner palace. The girl, surely not considered a beauty, is keeping a low-profile waiting for her contract to end. She is confident that she will not be made a “mistress” of the emperor. During that, she learns about the short lives of the children of the emperor. Maomao, hearing that the two surviving children are critically ill, begins to investigate the cause—.

 

Set in the middle ages of the East, the “Food Taster” girl continues to solve difficult cases in the imperial court one after another.

(summary from Novelupdates)

As was mentioned before, this is the novel version and has the same story, but is way ahead of the manga.

 

Akuyaku Reijō ttenani o Sureba Yoi nda kke? By: Soy

I, Cardinal Brauz, am a reincarnated person.

How should I put it, I was reincarnated as a villainess, probably!!

Due to an unexpected event, I had regained the memories of my former life.

I was someone who immersed herself with light novels!

What’s more, I also never played an otome game before!

But, I probably have been reincarnated as a villainess?

By the way, how should I carry myself as one?

Anyway, for the sake of facing the destruction end, I will do whatever I can for the time being!

In this story cruel depictions are guaranteed.

(summary from Novelupdates)

Not really a medical novel, but the character shows interest in creating medicine and it is with her interest that she is able to get a happy ending. This is a very fun read and not really like other reincarnation stories with a villainess character.


Visual Novels

Otometeki Koi Kakumei ★ Love Revo!! By: Idea Factory Co., Ltd. & Asgard (asugarudo) & Interchannel & GungHo Works & Otomate

Otometeki Koi Kakumei

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The main character, Hitomi Sakuragawa, was once a cute, beautiful girl, winning beauty contests in childhood. However, after losing to the temptation of junk food received from fans, she has steadily gained weight… until she reached 100 kg in her second year of high school.

 

At the beginning of the school year, the main character and her brother move into her father’s mansion-like dorm. Surprise awaits as she discovers that the school’s most popular guys are also moving in. Their impressions on her, shock her into starting a diet.

(summary from the visual novel database)

This is not exactly medical based, but the main character diets, so I am counting it for this post. I can’t really say anything without giving out too much information, so click the picture below for more information on the routes of this visual novel.

 

Otometeki Koi Kakumei othe pic

(image from Koiiro Love Colored Sky)


I said a few, but it became longer than I thought. If you haven’t noticed, all of these are medical themed or had at least one character, who was focused on making medicine. As usual please support the creators of these works and the translators when you. Hopefully I can get things done and not end up in the hospital again (too expensive).

Stupid electricity

I know I did a disappearing act, but there is a good reason why I couldn’t use “my” computer to update (using library’s computer for now for this). My house is old and has a very old circuit breaker. Houston is also hot to the point of it almost being like a desert if it wasn’t for the AC in buildings. Age of circuit breaker + heat of Houston = constant outages in the house. I bet you guys might be saying, “Why not just flip the main breaker on?” I did and five minutes later, another outage in the house. It is not just one room. It is the whole house and so the main switch must be turned on repeatedly. I am pretty sure there is a power surge somewhere and this outage in the house turns the WiFi off and so I am not able to go on the internet to update. There is no 4G in my old laptop and I can’t update the site using my phone (no MSWord on my phone). Hopefully this can be fixed and I can go back to updating. Let’s hope that my credit card can cover the cost of this.

Note: If the computer lab didn’t have a time limit I would update there, but it does, so please be patient.

Game Recommendations Page and the Hunt continues

I keep getting distracted. To keep my interest open, I made a list of games that I either played or watched on YouTube or any other streaming site.

Note: This new section will not have links to the games, so I won’t have any copyright issues in the future, but if you are interested where to find the games then please ask in the comment section.

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Game Recommendations

Also three new manga have been added to my collection. My hunt for manga still continues.

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Sorry For My Familiar volume 1 by: Tekka Yaguraba (licensed by Seven Seas)

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle volume 1 by: Kagiji Kumanomata (licensed by Viz)

Grimms Manga Tales by: Kei Ishiyama (licensed by Tokyopop)

May was vacation & more novel recommendations

Manga Hunter here…I bet some of you are wondering why I haven’t updated for a long time. I mentioned the light novel I was making, right? Well, I started getting nightmares and had lack of sleep, so I had to put it on hold for a while to regain a peace of mind, so May was pretty much my vacation from updating. It was also the month of my birthday so it was perfect. Anyway, I will start updating when I can again for June and I will continue writing the short stories of the light novel as well. I am also still waiting for the pictures I commissioned for the novel, so the project has not been abandoned (just pushed back for a later date). I just need to make sure I don’t have a mental breakdown again.


Here are some novel recommendations to cheer you guys up (hopefully):

The King of Hell’s Genius Pampered Wife by: Xiang Si Zi

At the feast of the Gluttonous House’s auction, there was a little girl with an exceptional furnace constitution for offer at a sky-high price. Everyone wanted to lay their hands on her. Suddenly, the little girl in the golden cage opened her eyes, radiating a cold gaze. She was no longer cowardly.

She was the gold medal assassin of the 21st century, transmigrating to become the good-for-nothing humiliation that everyone bullied, third miss Nalan Hexi of the genius doctor’s manor.

Meridians completely crippled, no innate skill to cultivate? What is she afraid of? She is the exceptional miracle doctor, and these injuries were nothing in her eyes.

Father doesn’t dote on her, mother doesn’t love her, everyone schemes against her? Humph, an alternate dimension in hand and an invincible spirit pet as well, she can destroy the small Nalan Manor with a flip of her hand!

Ugly complexion, malnourished and sickly in appearance, no one wants her? She recovered her unparalleled looks with the blink of an eye and gained a dozen good looking men as bodyguards!

That overbearing man who’d been sticking to her since the auction. Who said I was destined to be yours? I am my own, no one can decide my future!

A certain man: Then I am yours, will that do?

(summary from Novelupdates)

 

I Rose Suddenly in The Alternate World by Overwhelming Gacha With Luck! by: Ken Noji

It was a gacha experience in a world of swords and magic that the late Jinta Kazama reincarnated in after an accident. But after the reincarnation, a status abnormality was found. His [Luck] stat had a numerical value of [999,999], when its normal maximum was [99], he has become—–

The Strongest weapon of mythlogical grade was won in the first gacha! “I won this house with gacha!” “Our pet is a dragon?”

(summary from Novelupdates)


Those are the light novel recommendations. As always please support the creators of these works and the translators when you can. I hope to update this blog again with more progress for the light novel; and with more recommendations and story updates.