Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s the middle of the week and if you have a sanguine outlook like me, it means weekend is just a short mile drive away. The week’s been tough so far and I’m quite astonished how I’m still alive in one piece. Anyway, let’s all just look forward to that unlimited snooze fest this weekend and be a happy penguin! Now on to T5W!
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the booktuber, Lainey aka gingereadslainey. You can find the topics and the Goodreads page of the book meme here. This week’s topic is about Top Graphic Novels and while I would love to read such if I have the luxury, I’ve read only a few. For that, I’m tweaking it slightly and discuss instead Graphic Novels I Should Read.
The Walking Dead by robert kirkman
A zombie apocalypse has just hit the planet and the only left humans struggle for survival. It became so full of monotony and exposition on its 3rd season but despite that, I never missed a single episode so yup, I’m a loyal patron. I’m not entirely certain but the TV adaptation wasn’t quite aligned with the graphic novel, they said e.g. Daryl Dixon is totally inexistent, Glenn Rhee’s already dead early out in the series, etc. so I’m quite curious what those are.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I’m quite a GOT junkie having watched through the entire series in just a couple of sitting. From my recent conversations with some bloggers here, they said the book’s way better though an extreme amount of patience is a must. It was worth reading, I tried reading the first installment but man, I don’t think I can get through all the books. Just look at the font size. This highly descriptive book calls for a more graphic illustration of events and thus, I’m considering trying out the graphic novel.
Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
Attack on Titan is one of the best and well-thought out Dystopian ideas for me. My friend constantly urged me to get to this and boy was I so thankful he did. If you’re a fan of stuff involving logic, then this is for you but if you’re not in for some nasty killings and brutal scenes, don’t bother. The ending of the anime was a cliffhanger. I’m not sure whether they still plan for its pursuit so I’ve read some of the manga and it’s already way way ahead the anime. If my googling is correct, there’s over 70 chapters before this year wraps up. Can you believe that?!
Death Note by Tsugumu Ohba
One of the most famous animes of the 2000’s, anyone? I was in high school when I’ve first watched this and my young neurons were completely worked up, I was mind-blown. We’re talking about an extremely intelligent student playing with a Death God’s death notebook. Seriously, the writer is a rare genius. I haven’t read through the entire manga yet though I snuck on some chapters. If you think AOT’s 70 chapters is already too long, wait until you get flabbergasted about Death Note totalling to over 100. Amazeballs.
Great Teacher Onizuka by Tohru Fujisawa
Did you guys ever watch Bad Teacher (starring Cameron Diaz) or School of Rock (starring Jack)? We’re talking about despicable and slothful mentors here because that’s exactly who Onizuka is. I’ve watched this back in elementary (Gosh I feel so old!) and I remembered there’s no getting up the couch. Kids, make sure you watch this with adult supervision because you’re going to see a lot of debauchery. I want to read the manga though not earlier than soon since my TBRs are screaming for me to stop adding some more.
If you notice, my choices for graphic novels are solely/ mostly based on animes or series I have already watched. I have a long list for manga I want to read e.g. Bleach, Psychopass, Parasyte, My Little Monster, Ranma 1/2, Ah My Goddess, Hunter Hunter, etc. Some TV companies just stop producing episodes of an anime (like Attack on Titan or His/Her Circumstances) halfway through if they aren’t welcomed with a warm reception from viewers or for some other reasons. It’s only in reading mangas where we can find a proper ending. However, they are pretty expensive from where I hail so they’re not actually my top priority buys. But if you do have an urgent recommended graphic novels, I would gladly appreciate it… and also an alternative cheaper buying platform of such.