19 February 2010
Read Right to Left - The Prince of Tennis 3
Well it took quite a while to get back to making videos, but I hope this is worth the wait for you guys. The video is scheduled to go up on TGWTG next Monday, February 22, so those of you who follow me off the site get the privilege of seeing it pretty early!
There are a lot of things I didn't touch on in this video but I already had to go about fifteen full minutes talking a mile each one. There's just a lot I have to say about this series, it just fascinates me that it was so popular for so long and yet was so terrible. A short glimpse at Wikipedia reveals that this was at one point THE most popular sports manga in Japan, and in 2002 the mangaka, Konomi Takeshi, was estimated as having one of the ten highest incomes of any Japanese entertainer. I do not resent the man for his success, I am merely baffled by it, and just find his work to be terrible. Only so many of my problems with the series could be crammed into this video, so I think when I next to a Vlog I may bring up some things that didn't get addressed in this video. But for now, enjoy.