Reasons Why Manga Has Become Such a Popular Art Form

For those who do not know, manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, these are typically aimed at adults, but in most of the cases, you are actually going to find it for the children, as well. Of course, there is nothing wrong with it, which means that you can just go ahead and read whatever you please.

But the thing is that many people are still wondering whether you should be reading or not. Whether you are looking for love manga or something else entirely, the options are there and you will not really have to stress over anything, either.

Below, we have some reasons why manga has become such a popular art form.

It Looks Gorgeous

Honestly, if you have seen good drawn and written manga, you will realise what I am talking about. They are, by far, one of the most amazing and gorgeous pieces of artwork that you can get your hands on. The best thing is that they are very accessible, too. Which makes them really easy to get into, as well.

Great Storytelling

I know it might not be something that you could get access to but the thing is that you are going to have some great storytelling that you are going to be able to get into. I remember reading a few, and I was hooked right from the start to the end and that is what makes these a lot more fun, to begin with. Rest assured, things are just going to be smooth when you get into manga that you might not have to look the other way once you get started with these.

Finding Good Jokes

Your ability to attract people and to draw them in is very important, because at the end of the day if you want to be sociable and able to gel well with other people, you need to know how to keep people engaged enough when they are talking to you. Some people are naturally charismatic and can draw people in without having to put in too much effort. At the same time, there are a lot of other people that lack that, and if you want to work on your social skills, then there are two things you need to know; the first being how to listen and ask questions and, the second skill is knowing when to be funny or to add a joke. Having a good joke can serve as a great conversation starter, an icebreaker, a great way to get a laugh, and also a way to deal with the awkwardness. If you are looking to add jokes to your inventory, you can check out for that.

Good jokes should be easy to understand so that they can get an immediate reaction out of people. This is very important when you are meeting people for the first time since they are looking for casual conversation and laughter. Your jokes should also be appropriate, so always try to avoid controversial jokes and jokes that you know will be considered offensive. You might argue that you cannot tell, but a very simple litmus test here is if you read a joke and immediately wonder whether or not it’ll be appropriate then avoid it. Similarly, you can gauge whether or not this is a joke you would crack in front of your boss or HR, and if your answer is no here as well, then the joke is offensive and needs to be avoided.

Starting Your Own Business

In case you did not already know, the pandemic managed to cause a global recession, and when there is a recession, companies being downsizing and at times file for bankruptcy as well. If you happened to be amongst the millions that lost their job this year, we are here to remind you that you are not alone and that there is still hope. If you want to get back on your own feet and start a new business from scratch, you can do that as well. There has been a boom of small home-based businesses this year as well.

Starting any sort of business idea or company from the ground up is daunting, and a lot of startups end up having to shut down because of a lack of funds. This is why we recommend sticking only to an online business model so that you do not have to deal with the cost of renting space, hiring full-time employees, and so on. An online business setup, especially in its early stages can be run by one or two people, so you get to cut costs and save money wherever you can.

One of the best things you can do when getting your website and everything ready is to consult with actual web designers so that you can end up with a website that is easy to use and understand because no one wants to deal with confusing website setups. You also want to make sure that you do not start on a large-scale. Always start with a limited stock so that nothing goes to waste or has a chance to become a financial liability to you. Once your website does take off and is gathering more traffic you can start expanding your inventory and stock more items and so on.

HOT ROD CIRCUIT – Reality’s Coming Through

What do you need to do when your one of the premier emo punk rock bands and you want to expand your sound to a whole new level? Simple you release a album titled “Reality Runs Through” and then show the world there’s more to the punk record label you wear so proudly on your sleeve. From the start of “Inhabit” to the closing of Moonlight Sunlight, Hot Rod Circuit are constantly exploring other genres of rock. With steady riffs and strong harmonies it’s hard to find what flaws may lay within. From the strongest track’s on the set “Tell The Truth” and “The Best You Ever Knew’ with their radio friendly chords, front man Andy Jackson adds just the right amount of heartfelt lyrics while never sounding repetitive. Although the same cant be said for “Fear The Sound”, when Jackson shouts out “I got my hands around your neck” it comes of more cliche than original which takes a little away from the song‘s intense beat.

The backbone still lies with Jay Russell and new members of Hot Rod Circuit, Dan Duggins and Brian Kiss. Still it is the guitar playing of Casey Prestwood that really makes a statement and guilds the album through from start to finish. Look for Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional to guest on “Unfaithful” a follow member of the ever growing Vagrant family. With their refreshing ideas and clean sound that even incorporates steel guitar, Hot Rod Circuit seem destined to out grow of the style that got them here, and embark on a rock and roll journey that would fit nicely on to a segment of MTV’s “120 Minutes” from the late eighties or early nineties. With eleven songs clocking in at a mere 35 minutes, Hot Rod Circuit leaves you wanting more and from the sounds of it, there will be a lot more to come from Jackson and company.

HOPE – Feeling Like A Buck-Fifty

This Cd actually bored me. I almost fell asleep because of it. I’m serious it really bored me I couldn’t wait for it to end it was so boring. It’s a typical done way too many times same ole emo, pop punk album. Nothing different, nothing done that someone else hasn’t done already, this entire band is less then special. In fact they’re more like copycats. They try to copy the usage of an acoustics’ guitar in “Drowning,” to try and sound like Dashboard Confessional. Which really ticks me off you lame people never do that again you make Chris’s talent look bad and I happen to like that band a lot so stop it for the love of all that is Emo.

The songs are boring; they have no real initial intent to them. They lag excitement and if they’re trying to be emotional they lagged that too. The song “Stinkin,’ Cryin,’ Beggin,'” say the same line over and over and over again which makes this album also very annoying. Yepp they sound like most crappy emo bands the lead singer has that horrible whining sound to his voice. The kind of sound that makes you wish you were never born with ears. The music is repeated in every song this whole album just is so annoying. There just no excitement no rhythm in the whole album. It’s just blah.

Maybe this is an album for boring people. Or maybe the band just really has no talent what so ever. Yeah I’m going to go with the no talent excuse. I honestly don’t even know how to review such a boring piece of crap. The music was dull; the lyrics are crap mainly on the fact that the lead voice is very annoying with that stupid whine. So you know what I say buy this album then go burn it! Protest crappy music!!!!!


I have been waiting all my life for a hardcore band that can deliver a dose of melodic hardcore that truly delivers. With raw vocals and melodic hardcore guitars, this album will leave you bleeding on the floor grasping for life. Before we jump into comparing this band to every other screaming hardcore crazy, wanna be scene band I just want to say the production on this record is mind blowing. You don’t really ever hear many real drumbeats anymore, but this record breaks actually have a real person sitting in the drum seat. The biggest thing that really brings this generic sounding band to the next level is the pure rage you feel when blasting thru the CD from start to finish. Might I add the cover art is neat and I really like the art inside as well. I appreciate these sorts of things. Oh and read the lyrics, they are amazing as well. Here is a sample lyric that spoke to me.

“Self timed and tranquilized. Placement service for a stationary clock. We keep living through the same day. Waking up to fall back asleep. Empty vessel under watch and key. Sleeper cell.”

Note worthy tracks include Her Article and Hauling Sharp. (My favorites anyways)


Everything Is Beautiful When You Don’t Look Down

Everything Is Beautiful When You Don’t Look Down is Glasseater’s debut album for Victory Records. I’ll be honest when I heard they were switching from Fearless to Victory I thought that a little more focus on the hardcore aspect of their sound would be represented on this disc. I was pretty much wrong in every way.

The CD starts off with a furious cord progression and interesting drumming making you think you are about to hear a harder song. Then just as quickly as it starts it changes into a very slow paced but still amazing song. The CD overall reminds me a lot of the first half of their S/T CD. This isn’t a bad thing at all.

Now I hope I’m not scaring you by saying this CD is a pretty slow paced CD. It really isn’t as most songs start off fast and end the same way they began. If you are worried about the hardcore aspect of Glasseater being gone, don’t worry, as traces remain present in many songs. The CD is loaded with interesting metal and melodic guitar lines and some of the best drumming I have heard from this band. The lyrics are also very well written while sung with great passion over very interesting music. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed this CD altogether for it was the exact opposite of what I was expecting. If you want to hear one of the better albums that has come out this year I suggest picking this one up on August 26th when it comes out.


Why We Fight

Finally some good ole fashion punk, this is what makes me love my job. Listening to CD’s like this that make you think of so many punk bands that you love.

The music is great drums played loud enough to hear with guitars roaring in the background. Produced and Mixed by Aaron Sprinkle. Guitars played by Ryan and Bob who do such a great job for their debut album along with drums played by Dustin sound amazing and in sync with bass line by Josh. These guys are just playing real punk and it sounds great. The way they play loud hard and fast but still allow you to hear and understand the vocalist Nic and keys by Jacob. There are a lot of different styles and things they use in this album that make it all come together.

The vocals are lyrics are great the sound reminds me of bands like Finch, Further Seems Forever, Divit, Deviates and so many other bands. His voice emotional yet not whiny and his lyrics are written with strength and tone it brings everything all together.

All in all I really like this album, it gave me no headaches and these guys sound really good so I suggest everyone give them a chance and go support them buy this CD you lazy bum. Quit being so cheap. Yeah you know you are or if your going to be cheap then download it but listen b/c if you don’t your be missing out on a lot.


Ribbons & Sugar

It’s the second release from Gatsby’s American Dream, out July 1st ”Ribbons & Sugar” I have to say better then the debut. Which hey its always great to out do yer first CD. These guys have definitely grown as musicians.

It’s heard clearly in their first track “The Taming,” an instrumental introduction to the album sounding uniquely with that of a little Alice In Chains background. As the Cd goes on the music gets harder with the bass line and drums inclined with the rhythm. They’ve taken a new approach toward their musical application and I have to say I love this approach better then the first. The opening guitar solos are done with beauty as in track three “Epilogue” and in the ending of some songs as “We’re Not Orphans.” And from here to there is a drum solo just a few beats every once and awhile. I love the music on this album.

The lyrics are clearer along with the lead vocals voice he’s definitely undergone maturity as an artist in this album. His voice is so “wow.” He sings with the kind of tone you rarely hear with an artist emotional yet meaningful, yet his lyrical usage is so complex and toward life’s depressions in a since. But the lyrics don’t depress you or are the sort of cry your eyes out emo. They’re more unexplainable. This album is just perfection…in music and lyrics. I love it…this whole Cd and the band, these guys have just blown me away that much with their new sound and style. I strongly suggest that you check this Cd out when it’s released next month. These guys are absolutely amazing.