Alternative Title: Gee-Man says you should totally check out The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
Don't worry folks, this isn't really a review or anything, just my own comments to go alongside this week's artwork.
I'm not one to really tell people what they should and shouldn't read/watch. I don't have the textual clarity of Irothtin
nor do I have the humor and consistency of Aquagaze
back when Aquagaze's Anime Weekend was a weekly thing.
In fact, when I recommend things it seems to have the opposite effect. I'd like to believe I don't have bad taste, but for some reason, people tend to shy away from anything I recommend. To give you people a sense of scale, it took me two years
to get a friend to play Persona 4. Yes, that Persona 4. Y'know, the game that got a 10/10 on Destructoid
and was beloved by all RPG fans. It took me a year to get a friend to finally read the GTO manga. And I have yet to convince anyone who lives in the city of Boston to play Katawa Shoujo
Still, I feel the need to tell people about good things I think are worth checking out, especially if they're woefully under appreciated. Which is why I highly recommend the Shounen/Seinen manga The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
. I won't go into details seeing as this isn't a review blog, but if you've ever wanted to read a Shounen with genuinely interesting characters, didn't follow the usual cliche trends, and tried something both new and exciting, you really must check it out. It's got great fights, excellent characterization, and enough energy to deserve a Gainax anime adaptation with The Pillows doing the soundtrack.
Oh right, artwork. Just a fanart of Samidare, one of the main characters, and a Grade-A ass kicking machine.Larger version here
Don't check your screen, it's cut off like that on purpose. Personally pretty pleased with this one. Honestly feels like a gradual return to quality of stuff I did earlier in the year. I did a few subtle things here and there which makes the whole piece feel a lot more complete, though I have a feeling I'll be the only one that notices, haha. Obviously the planet in the background is a stock image that I just played around with in Photoshop, so really nothing too impressive or complex. Still, if this and my post managed to convince even one person to check out The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, I'll be satisfied. read