Spoiler Wars [Completed]
Wow, I haven’t written about (or read, for that matter) a manga oneshot in the longest time (nine months since the last one!)
Man SIDNE any of these images
they’re just so stupid
First of all, I’d like to ask you, the viewers of this blog, a deep, personal question.
WHY IS THERE AN ASTRONAUT AND CHICKEN ON THE COVER OF THIS ONESHOT
THIS DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ASTRONAUTS
Spoiler Wars is about SPOILERS, and WARS. This guy, TEREDA, is the main character. Every week, he watches PUTIE BONEY, a show about PUTTERS and BONERS. Tereda’s a huge golf fanatic and putts a lot, which is why he’s just y’know drinking tea in a
golf club when suddenly, THE GOLF CLUB IS TOO SMALL TO FIT HIM. Why? Because some strange girl put a plasma TV into the club room and started to watch anime. Yuru Yuri’s got nothing on this
Suddenly, Tereda SPOILERS a SPOILER. How? You see, the girl was just like ‘aw man what’s going to happen in Steins;Gate… maybe that FB guy is Fred Braun or something’ and Tereda’s all like ‘dude man shut up you’re spoiling spoilers bro’. As she had not actually watched the episode, she rightfully got extremely mad and angry and mad and angry because Tereda spoiled Steins;Gate and proceeded to chop Tereda into little pieces. The end.
This oneshot really wasn’t all that good, but the premise is interesting, and the execution of said concept is done nicely. There were numerous twists in how the spoilers were presented, and I’m sure that a sufficiently creative author could definitely make this interesting, even if it isn’t over-the-top. To be honest, it’s /hard/ to spoil something to people who don’t want to get spoiled, and I can see a full-fledged war where the participants wear EARPLUGS and BLINDFOLDS and try to spoil things to the enemy without the school teachers noticing. For example:
Physics teacher: “So, can somebody explain to me how diodes came to be?”
Terada: “Well, you see, this guy, his name was Mr. Braun, Mr. Ferdinand Braun. Anyways, his initials were FB and he was a rather shady man who we actually know not much of because we have not ever seen him before. Blah blah blah blah blah.”
Terada’s Enemy: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!” (because wearing earplugs in-class would lead to detention)
However, if this actually gets serialized, I’m sure the author will get off-track, just like this ending did (figurines don’t have anything to do with anything). It’s just a concept – we need somebody really good to turn it into a real story.
Alternatively, they can just work on better stories.
Overall Rating: 4/10 (Good)
P.S. What’s with the resurgence of Mahou Shoujo? MAGICAL WITCH MERURU, MAGICAL GIRL MIRAKURUN, MAGICAL CHEF PUTIEPO, etc. etc. Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention before. Or MAYBE TWIN ANGEL WAS JUST THAT AWESOME
P.P.S. I swear, that glasses girl looked like a crossdressing Makoto from Hourou Musuko, i.e. not cute at all because everybody wants to avoid traps
P.P.P.S. NOBODY HAS PINK HAIR, gosh some little kid in Grade Eight had pink hair in school today, and he looked ridiculous. Seriously, people with pink hair should be banned from having pink hair. I’m not racist, because NOBODY HAS PINK HAIR and so I’m not discriminating against anybody – I’m just discriminating against people with pink hair, which is nobody, because NOBODY HAS PINK HAIR.
P.P.P.P.S. This story does have a deeper meaning though. Before, people kept on thinking of Japan as a place with SAMURAI and CALLIGRAPHY and TEA CEREMONIES and CHERRY BLOSSOMS and SHINTO MONKS, etc. – but now, most modern younger people think of Japan as that place with the weird cartoons and monochrome comics. Gone are the days of the tea ceremony club, the time has come for a Japanese style of motion-picture animation with highly stylized, colourful art, futuristic settings, violence, and sexuality! Meanwhile in Britain…