Manga of the Week - Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (ODA Suzuka) & Otogi Matsuri
Posted by KaKaR on 11/03/2012 11:19 am
Most of you have probably heard about hurricane Sandy in the news. Our prayers are with those who are effected by it and I hope those of you (our users) in the hurricane zone are safe and are able to cope well with the aftermath. Some of you are probably in the same situation as me, without power and cell phone service since Monday. Here is for you all another Halloween theme to cover some more genres for a different group of audience. Enjoy!
This week, our manga spotlight has shined on Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (ODA Suzuka) & Otogi Matsuri. If you are unfamiliar with these manga be sure to check them out!
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (ODA Suzuka)
The story is about a college student, Saitou Yakumo, who was born with different eye colors. His red left eye gave him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause' and simply by eliminating that 'cause' will those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, together they began the investigation.
This story takes place in Miyakono Town, where a murder has just taken place. The victim, an elderly priest, was horribly dismembered. Since the police have been unable to determine a murderer, or even a killing method and weapons, the towns people have begun to spread various rumors, one if which is that a huge monster is responsible. Yousuke is eating lunch one day when he accidentally bumps into a small shrine, breaking it. At that moment a bright flash enters his body. It turns out to be a Jingi (sacred weapon) known as Suzaku's Bow. But the price of being able to wield this power is that it cost him "his future": Yousuke may die soon. To prevent this from occuring, Yousuke must defeat the 12 Kensoku (demonic creatures representing the balance of ying and yang) which are beginning to attack the town. To help him are three other people, also cursed with Jingi. Will they succeed in time? Or will all their sacrifices be for naught?
All download servers were unresponsive
Posted by Yukimura on 11/01/2012 9:19 pm
EDIT - All clear, everything seems to be working again.
As the title states all download servers are currently offline due to problems at the data center. The viewer still works though so try to make do until this all gets sorted out.
New (Experimental) Server Added
Posted by Yukimura on 09/10/2012 12:24 pm
I doubt many of you noticed because you don't pay attention to anything but your watched lists and maybe search results but we added a new server yesterday. There were a few minor glitches but for the most part I am quite impressed with myself for how smoothly the site framework accepted the new addition. When I first started working on MT it would have taken days to get a new server up and running and integrated into the system, but for dl6 it only took a few hours for the server to be ready for the site. It is a testament to how far my scripting prowess has come, but there is still room to improve and I hope to have the next one ready in an hour or less!
In any case, the new server is an experiment due to utilizing cloud infrastructure but if it is able to deliver comparable or better performance than our current servers we hope to be able to add on a few more to bring down the average download time across the board without an increase in overall costs.
Some Changes Were Made (More to Come Soon)
Posted by Yukimura on 08/27/2012 7:07 pm
Hi all, long time no nothing it seems.
Manga of the Week has been sort of on hiatus since all the staff have been busy with real life stuff. It's gotten so bad I actually have to do actual site work again. Terrible, I know, but anyway, I stayed up literally all night Friday (feel free to shower me with praise for my dedication to you) working on some tweaks to the site which will hopefully speed things up all as well as make the online viewer more responsive and user friendly, please check out the changes for yourselves. Unfortunately due to the nature of the changes some things might get a little weird for the next hour or so as some things are incompatible with the way the site used to work and it will take time for the new stuff to make its way through the site. Everything should be back to normal relatively quickly but there's always the chance I made some mistakes or missed something major so if you notice any glaring problems with the site over the next day or two please be sure to let us know.
Also, as a heads up, sometime in the next week or two I will begin deleting everyone's download history from earlier than one year ago. The way I have to do this is such that I will have to make it look like I deleted everyone's entire download history but rest assured I will be bringing back all the data which is less than one year old over the course of the coming weeks. As an Easter egg, anyone who complains about their download history being removed during the restoration process, demonstrating that they didn't read this post, will have their user id added to the list of people whose entire download history will be deleted. I look forward to seeing how many people are willing to whine about the site but not bother reading my posts. The alternative to this remove everything and rebuild process would be to take the entire site offline while I do the pruning, so you can probably imagine why I prefer doing it the other way despite all the angst I'm sure there will be from those who can't be bothered to read and be patient. Some of you may have been around a few years ago when everyone's download history was completely lost so you at least should appreciate that while doing this may suck in the short term, in the long run it will allow us to continue to keep at least 1 year of download history indefinitely.
EDIT - Apparently KaKaR had actually posted MotW this week despite being on vacation so I stand corrected on that. KaKaR deserves plenty of dedication appreciation as well as she works herself to the bone for the site constantly and sometimes quite irrationally.
Manga of the Week - Oyaji & Usotsuki Lily
Posted by KaKaR on 07/21/2012 11:56 am
This week, our manga spotlight has shined on Oyaji suggested by ExSavior & Usotsuki Lily suggested by SuperSheba. If you are unfamiliar with these manga be sure to check them out!
Hardass oldtimer tries to make good with his estranged family before it's too late.
At some times completely over the top and highly violent, at others very down to earth.
At all times, manly.
Hinata Saotome is suddenly asked out by En Shinohara, a gorgeous boy in her grade. What she doesn't know, though, is that his hobby is cross-dressing! En has always hated men, and whenever he sees his own reflection, he punches out whatever is doing the reflecting (windows, mirrors…). To combat this hatred, he dresses up as a girl. Hinata decides to go out with him anyway, despite his weird hobby.
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