Salutations, readers! I have returned from my impromptu four week hiatus. But alas, we have already been making our way to the end of summer! Come September, overstuffed book bags, back–breaking textbooks and an extremely bland curriculum awaits the majority of you (unless you’re heading to Hogwarts). Sounds like a good reason to transfer/leave, but where would you go? What would you do if I told you of a school that tailors to exceptional individuals? Not the rich and famous per se, but students that had abilities and powers that regularly broke the laws of physics? Well, prospective students, if you don’t mind a life filled with the worst luck imaginable, then you can enroll at CHOUJIN GAKUEN!
Written and drawn by Kokuzawa Yousuke back in 2009, Choujin Gakuen is a quirky shounen manga about a group of misfits who have decided to band together and make a place for themselves – a place where all the supernaturals of the world can call home. The genius (and I use that term loosely) behind this grand scheme is one Alex Shinjou – whose special power is bad luck. Aside from being alive and healthy, everything that can go wrong will go wrong when you’re near this boy. His demon girlfriend/fiancé/stalker Oska L. Duke doesn’t seem to care much about any of that though. Together the two begin to gather other outcasts, such as the dual–wielding hitman Tarou Yamada and the ex-police dog/human morph Hachi. Together these four make up the students of Choujin Gakuen!
Salutations, readers! Once again, MangaHermit is here to deliver to you another issue of manga goodness. Today’s manga takes us back to the realm of detectives. I know that a majority of you already know about high school students moonlighting as private eyes, Detective Conan being the most obvious one of the whole lot. But what if all was not as it seemed? Conan, Kindachi, the teens from Detective School Q – what if all of them were hiding a truth so mind-blowing, it would effectively create a completely different storyline? One manga asks the question: What if these teen detectives were (in reality) middle-aged, highly experienced detectives and/or police officers? Shibitora would like you to believe so!
The first thing to greet your eyes when you wake up is the harsh rays of the sun. Muttering curses under your breath, you pull yourself out from under the covers, ready to face another day of mediocrity. Washing up, eating breakfast, checking the news and email – nothing deviates you from the usual morning routine. At school it’s the same thing: class, lunch, class, and then club. Even the people you see don’t change: the businessman who always drops his briefcase on the train, the gossiping girls at the back of the class…every day is the same, day in and out. You can’t help but think these things as you make your way onto the train, only to walk smack dab into a hostage situation. As the gunman takes aim, your life flashes before your eyes and you can’t help but regret that your life will end this way…until you realize that you aren’t in crippling pain. When you open your eyes, what greets you vision is this:
“Either angels have been taking tips from Skynet, or this is the sexiest Transformer ever” you think to yourself.
Road crews around the country are responsible for writing "SCHOOL" on roads that approach all the different schools to warn drivers about students that may be traveling in the area.
In North Carolina, however, they do things a little bit differently. Instead of writing "School", they write "Shcool" in the middle of the road. Isn't "school" one of the first words you learn how to write in kindergarten? What's up with that?
The company that was responsible said it had "made a mistake" and it would be fixed. It makes me wonder who works at that company, seriously.
Kinda makes you want to be part of a road crew? Maybe as a side job to make sure these people spell "school" right? Or maybe not.
But don't worry, Americans don't seem to be so bad. In Aberdeenshire, UK, a handicapped parking spot was marked "DISABELD" instead of "DISABLED".
So, which is worse, "DISABELD" or "Shcool?