Manga Sales Pitch

Just for fun very recently I’ve been trying to think of an idea for a manga that I think would be cool to create if I had any actual drawing ability.

But I don’t – so posting about my idea on my anime blog is the next best thing I can do.

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Yattamen not included.

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Yomu Creates a Story Round 2: Chuuni Boogaloo

If there is one thing we do here at the Umai Yomu Anime Blog, it’s tag posts.
We just can’t get enough of them.

Needless to say I was pleased to find out that I had been tagged for the Create a Story tag once again, this time by Aria. Excellent. This allows me the opportunity to take the lessons learned from my previous story and apply them here. It also gives me the chance to continue my story, should I choose to do so.

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Yomu Creates a Story – Music + School + Comedy

Two tag posts in one day? Yomu, you’re crazy! (See other post here).

Yep.

And with that, it looks like we are back for another glimpse at my literary prowess.

You are all in for an excellent treat. So much so that I couldn’t wait any longer and had to post this tonight.

We should all first thank EdgyAnimeTeen for the nomination that allowed this amazing piece of literature to be created, as well as TPAB / Keiko / Leap for creating the tag and getting it going. It was thanks to all of you that the world has been blessed with possibly one of the greatest stories ever written.

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Piano: Unjust Life (Angel Beats) + Storytime

A while back I discovered that my digital piano has a record feature. So I began to use it, because it turns out that hearing what you’ve played AFTER you’ve played it can be really useful. I find myself noticing things I wouldn’t have while I was playing, like if I’m too heavy on the keys or not holding a not long enough. Stuff like this. How much I’ve actually improved thanks to this I’m not so sure, but it’s still a neat feature to discover years after buying the piano.

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Think of sad Madoka as a stand-in for Yurippe.

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Farewell Vancouver… My Story

I’ve never really written about myself on this blog, and the last two years have been something else. A lot has happened. And currently I am at what I feel like is a true turning point in my life. I guess what I want to do here is put my story into words, for closure. Maybe just to help myself move on. It just feels like something I should do, and something I want to do. This is going to be a long post of my story from these last two years.

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*Record Scratch* *Freeze Frame* Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation.

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A Story Within A Story

The use of indirect storytelling in anime is something that I think we could use more of in anime. Oftentimes anime is very direct, telling you what you need to hear, and showing you what you need to see. Indirect storytelling is different – it can be about what you didn’t hear, or about what you didn’t see. It can also be that what you hear and see have multiple meanings. This method of storytelling can be used to foreshadow the plot as well as provide details that enrich the plot. It can be very rewarding for the viewer to catch on to the indirect storytelling, but it is a double edged sword. If the indirect storytelling goes over the viewer’s head, then they may be left with the feeling that the anime was confusing, bland, or incomplete – after all, missing parts of the story that were told indirectly still means missing parts of the story.

And this brings me to the main topic of this post – Star Driver. More specifically, the story within the story that is Star Driver.

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