Hello and welcome to Keba's Anime and Manga Place (KAAMP for short)! Here at KAAMP, I write about anime and manga that I have seen/read as well as my views on them. I'll also post about my original stories from time to time.

Just beware that some of my posts contain spoilers. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

KAAMP's history: KAAMP was created in July 2002 by yours truly. It was a sloppy-looking website on Yahoo's now defunct Geocities. I posted my anime fan art on that site. Also, for a time, I posted my thoughts on the few anime series that I had seen. Now that I look back on it, my thoughts were rather ill-informed (is that even a word?) because I had only seen bits and pieces of anime dubs. Now that I've seen more series, I think that my commentary on various anime will be a little better than before.

So, come on in and stay awhile! KAAMP is now in session.

It Won't Be Much Longer

I have spoiled myself to death with Naruto. Every week or so, I go on Leaf Ninja and click on the little manga spoiler updates. Then I read the poorly written fan reactions. Lately, there haven't been many fan comments on the main pages, so I went to the forums. I learned some big news on those forums: Naruto is ending this fall.

Do I believe it? Yeah. From reading the manga synopses, it doesn't seem that it can go on much longer. Besides, I think the fans are losing interest. After all, comments on Leaf Ninja are few and far between. Even the guy running the site hasn't done much updating.

Personally, I think it's time for Naruto to end. It wore out its welcome some years ago. My own interest declined towards the end of the Pain arc. Now I'm over 100 episodes behind in the series, stuck somewhere in a repetitive filler arc.

For those wondering, I don't read the manga due to the inconsistencies in the translation. I'm not fond of fan translations (which are more like transliterations) either 'cause they're illegal. Heck, I find most action manga hard to follow anyway.

I still consider myself a Naruto fan, though nowhere near as hard core as I used to be. After all, it was my favorite anime at one point. Still, I think it's time to let go. I have every intention to finish the series, filler arcs and all. Then I'll have some closure. I'll remember the good times when the characters dreamed of achieving great things, when Naruto wasn't all-powerful, and when the dead characters didn't come back to life.

I still wonder if Naruto will officially advance in ninja rank after all this time. And I still wonder whom each character will wind up with romantically. I guess those answers won't be too far away.

The Idea Post

I was thinking about all kinds of ideas for characters, drawings, and World posts. I want to get them all down before I forget. Warning: This could get long, so I'm breaking it up into a bunch of pages. Character/story ideas...

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Comment Comment Revolution

'Scuse the dorky title.

Moonlit Dream is hosting a comment spree that starts today! There's a spree going on this weekend too, so you can still sign up here. I'm participating, and I already commented on a few pieces.

Another way to help out is simply to submit stuff. You're bound to get a comment on something.

Sailor Moon Saved My Life Last Night

If you've noticed, I haven't been on that much in the past two days. Truth is, I've been really depressed. Here's why:

  • My new job is stressing me out
  • Confidence issues with EVERYTHING
  • Facebook is made of evil
  • This one guy I know won't leave me alone
  • I don't think my parents approve of me

Last night, I was pushed to the brink because of a bunch of things my mom said to me. It took a long while for a few people to talk me down. I had many suggestions of what I should do to pull myself together, but I didn't feel like doing many of them. I listened to music the whole evening to calm me down, and I felt better. Still, I felt that I'd have a hard time going to sleep.

That's when I decided to finally read the Sailor Moon manga. I had owned the first volume for about 2.5 years, but never actually read it. Why was I holding off for so long? In all honesty, I'm not too sure. Maybe I was saving it for a time like this.

Anyway, after I finished the first volume, I fell asleep right away. I can't say that I dreamed a handsome prince or anything. In fact, I don't remember what I dreamed about. But I can say that I feel a little better. My eyes are still puffy though. And I'm kind of tired because despite falling asleep pretty quickly, I only got about five hours of it.

I realize that my World that was supposed to be for anime commentary has now turned into a personal blog thing.

I Didn't Want to Do This

I realize that a lot of the people that I subscribed to are no longer on theO. Most of those people are on the first page of my subscription list, thus making it a bit harder to access the more active members on the second page. So I'm going to do a little purge.

Don't worry; if you're reading this, you won't be un-subbed. I make a point to sub people that sub me, and I'm not going to go back on that (unless they're thieves).

I just wonder why I subbed so many people that don't sub me back. It makes me feel inadequate.