Insufficient Direction



[PDF / Epub] ☀ Insufficient Direction ✍ Moyoco Anno – E17streets4all.co.uk Long before Hideaki Anno married Moyoco Anno, he was known as the creator of one of the most popular animated works of all timeNeon Genesis Evangelion But little was known about the author s personal Long before Hideaki Anno married Moyoco Anno, he was known as the creator of one of the most popular animated works of all timeNeon Genesis Evangelion But little was known about the author s personal life Along came comic artist Moyoco Annothen came love, then came marriage and then came a comic about how they changed each other s lives Hopefully for the better.Insufficient Direction

See also Moyoko Anno is a Japanese manga artist and a fashion writer, with numerous books published in both categories Her manga and books have attained considerable popularity among young women in Japan Though she primarily writes manga of the josei demographic, her most popular series, Sugar Sugar Rune, serialized in Nakayoshi is targeted at primary school aged girls In a recent Oricon poll, she was voted the number eight most popular manga artist among females and thirteen in the general category Her manga Happy Mania was made into a television series in , followed by Hataraki Man in October Sakuran was made into a movie in In the movie Japan Sinks, she has a cameo role alongside her husband their characters were also married The movie was directed by Shinji Higuchi, who, like her husband Hideaki Anno, is a co founder of GainaxAnno won the th Kodansha Manga Award for children s manga in for Sugar Sugar RuneVisit her blog.

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Insufficient Direction
  • Moyoco Anno
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 1939130115

10 thoughts on “Insufficient Direction

  1. says:

    I m a bit confused as to the reason behind translating this book The amount of anime and manga references is a bit much and copious amounts of translation notes are needed to explain them all I might be able to overlook that if the translation had been better The dialogue is stilted and reads in a very unnatural way It feels like it may have been translated too literally much of the time Besides that, it s just kind of a boring book The anecdotes of Anno and Director kun s relationship wer I m a bit confused as to the reason behind translating this book The amount of anime and manga references is a bit much and copious amounts of translation notes are needed to explain them all I might be able to overlook that if the translation had been better The dialogue is stilted and reads in a very unnatural way It feels like it may have been translated too literally much of the time Besides that, it s just kind of a boring book The anecdotes of Anno and Director kun s relationship were often very rambling and I couldn t get into the humour Personally I d skip this title

  2. says:

    I just got this at the library because I am trying to read everything they have, and am dabbling in mangaandIn this I saw right away I would miss almost all the references to Japanese culture, to famous anime.manga filmmaker Hideaki Anno as depicted by his wife, manga artist Moyoco Anno, and expect to just shake my head and zip through it to get the flavor, but it turns out to be funny, silly, charming, in a way that make some of the missed references sort of irrelevant, because it I just got this at the library because I am trying to read everything they have, and am dabbling in mangaandIn this I saw right away I would miss almost all the references to Japanese culture, to famous anime.manga filmmaker Hideaki Anno as depicted by his wife, manga artist Moyoco Anno, and expect to just shake my head and zip through it to get the flavor, but it turns out to be funny, silly, charming, in a way that make some of the missed references sort of irrelevant, because it is mainly about this happy, loving relationship, and art, and Japanese culture Fun stuff

  3. says:

    Easily one of the worst manga I ve ever read Boring, terrible translation I wonder why it was even published in English.

  4. says:

    I will openly admit I m not very familiar with Moyoco s work and pretty much only read this as a fictionalized mini biography of Hideaki That said, the manga probably benefits by having something of an outsider inasmuch as a wife can be an outsider rather than being 100% pure H Anno not that he d ever write a biography after NGE.The premise of the manga is that a fictionalized Moyoco called Rompers here , still a well regarded manga artist in her 2D world, is afraid of turning into an o I will openly admit I m not very familiar with Moyoco s work and pretty much only read this as a fictionalized mini biography of Hideaki That said, the manga probably benefits by having something of an outsider inasmuch as a wife can be an outsider rather than being 100% pure H Anno not that he d ever write a biography after NGE.The premise of the manga is that a fictionalized Moyoco called Rompers here , still a well regarded manga artist in her 2D world, is afraid of turning into an otaku after marrying otaku god Hideaki Anno called Director kun here She succumbs very easily to her husband s influence, but that s not really a Big Thing since the Truth of the manga is to just drop references to classic anime, manga, and tokusatsu shows to wank over the things Hideaki Anno loves.That is, I watched Power Rangers Ninja Storm as a child, so I can identify with Director kun watching Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger as an adult Or, rather, I watched Zyuohger, Kyuuranger, Lupinranger VS Patoranger, Ryusoulger, and now Kiramager which I m pissed got put on hiatus because of COVID as an adult, and so identify with another grown ass man watching children s men in spandex fighting men in rubber monster suits TV shows.Some of the most interesting elements of this manga are catching the references you understand and leaving the book to look up shit with which you aren t as familiar The back of the volume has a guide to all the anime and toku references, which could prove invaluable to anyone looking into 70s sci fi anime classics unfortunately few have been translated, officially or with fansubs.Something else interesting is trying to figure out the particulars of the Double Anno relationship Rompers is good for Director kun because Director kun is a fatass who rarely showers or changes his clothes it s fun to applaud myself for having better hygiene as an otaku than Mr Anno, but of course I ll never create anything as cool as Gunbuster so what s the fucking point lol Director kun is an otaku, and he ticks many of the negative boxes attributed to such people it s odd he even has a 3D wife He benefits from having Rompers as a caretaker Rompers doesn t seem to benefit too overtly, especially in her early fear of being an ota wife The manga just makes no mention of Anno s big dick EVA profits Not to sound cynical, to suggest that Moyoco only married Hideaki for GAINAX money and fame, but it s somewhat strange how otherwise pure their marriage seems EVA is referenced sparingly I think GAINAX is never mentioned by name in the main body of the text H Anno s interview at the end and the index of references mention the company Rompers is a manga ka, her husband is a director I don t even think it s stated explicitly that Director kun is an anime director More importantly, Rompers was an otaku masquerading as a normal person, and Director kun wears his otaku ness on his sleeve Through their marriage, Rompers becomescomfortable calling herself an otaku, even if she continues to treat the subject with some self irony

  5. says:

    Another guilty pleasure read for me Insufficient Direction originally published 2002 2004 is a slice of domestic life manga by Moyoco Anno It is primarily a chronicle of her marriage to Hideaki Anno, an irreformable otaku and the creator of one of my favorite media of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion Broken up into about 20 short episodes , Insufficient Direction offers witty vignettes about their married life, and a tonne of anime references to boot.It s no secret to those who know me th Another guilty pleasure read for me Insufficient Direction originally published 2002 2004 is a slice of domestic life manga by Moyoco Anno It is primarily a chronicle of her marriage to Hideaki Anno, an irreformable otaku and the creator of one of my favorite media of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion Broken up into about 20 short episodes , Insufficient Direction offers witty vignettes about their married life, and a tonne of anime references to boot.It s no secret to those who know me that I have a bit of an obsession with Hideaki Anno in general and Neon Genesis Evangelion in particular , so I was already primed to enjoy the work Moyo describes Director kun in his natural domestic environment, and it really is just too fun to look away Hideaki Anno is something of an otaku s otaku just look at his depiction in the pre Evangelion film Otaku no Video , with a genuinely unironic love for tokusatsu films and all things Gundam, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider related Your heart can t help but be warned by the scenes of Hideaki waking up early in the morning to catch the 7 30 AM broadcast of a children s ninja show doubly so if you remember that he made End of Evangelion.Moyoco Anno who depicts herself as an infant called Rompers throughout is best known for her female targeted josei manga, but is quite the otaku herself She notes early on that only in comparison to Hideaki is she normal in her interests Their marriage might not be perfect, but it is clearly loving They argue over collections of shopping bags and cereal box toys, sing along to anime soundtracks, hand out doujinshi to the guests at their wedding But they also fret about their weight, try to stay healthy, manage their finances, and go to the spa in Australia It is, indeed, a lovely relationship to read.The forward of the book contains something like 30 pages of annotations explaining all the references to Japanese pop culture made within the manga If you re a lonely nerd like me and obsessively want to compile a list of the major influences on Hideaki Anno s work, then this is an amazing resource There is an anime adaptation of the series which is only about 30 minutes long in total , which is just as good as the manga Incidentally, this is the first time since I think Evangelion itself that I ve completely read the manga for an anime I ve watched The manga contains a few episodes that aren t included in the anime, though sometimes the flow of the anime is better suited to landing the humor Both are highly recommended

  6. says:

    The stories in this were pretty cute and it provides a lot of background information about the characters and the things they re referencing, but I think it would have worked better presented in a different order or format.It was a little hard to get into this book at the beginning because it starts out with a lot of references to Japanese pop culture, which I think will go over the heads of a lot of Western audiences because a lot of what they re referencing isn t as popular here I expected th The stories in this were pretty cute and it provides a lot of background information about the characters and the things they re referencing, but I think it would have worked better presented in a different order or format.It was a little hard to get into this book at the beginning because it starts out with a lot of references to Japanese pop culture, which I think will go over the heads of a lot of Western audiences because a lot of what they re referencing isn t as popular here I expected there to be a lot of references to older anime or manga, which I feel I know enough about to get those references, but it mainly seemed to be referencing things like Kamen Rider and those sorts of live action TV shows There are annotations in the back which explain all the references, but I think these would have worked better as footnotes so you wouldn t need to keep flipping back and forth They also probably should have had asterisks or something on the references to indicate when there would be an explanation in the annotations in my opinion This was especially confusing to me because some references were explained in notes in the margins of panels but then others weren t, so you have a mix of some explanations being right where the reference is and others being hidden in the back of the book.The book starts to improve as the comics go on because earlier chapters mainly focus on Director kun referencing pop culture and how he s an otaku, while later chapters start to focuson his relationship with the author These later chapters worked better for me because they were easier to relate to since I wasn t having to wade through a ton of references I didn t really get The chapters are pretty much like those little extra comics that will sometimes be in the back of a manga volume, so if you like those, you ll probably like at least some of these chapters.I also think I would have preferred if the section written by Hideaki Anno where he talks about the book and his wife had been at the beginning of the book rather than the back Really, the format of this book was very strange to me The annotations and whatnot start at the back of the book and are going in the Western direction left to right while the actual book starts at the front and goes right to left like most manga does I don t really get why the publishers decided to make the book like this I feel like if the content of this book were moved around a bit, it would read a lot better

  7. says:

    A bit of a slog at times but it has some genuinely rewarding and funny moments I always appreciate a biography that keeps it real iconic director Hideaki Anno and even the author, his wife is represented akin to something like peopleatwalmart dot com It s a pretty ballsy exhibition of their normal, unassuming lives, and I like that The annotations are pretty helpful, essentially an otaku starter kit.

  8. says:

    This endeared meto Hideaki Anno than anything he s ever actually made.

  9. says:

    The first few years of married life told from the perceptive of a mangaka Funny, poignant, and a quick read.

  10. says:

    What do you do when you are a wife to a hardcore otaku For Rompers the answer involves tolerance and learning to go with the flow Through a series of wacky episodes this fussy, hardworking mangaka, who is already a quasi otaku herself, finds a balance that works for them both In place of their real names, Anno uses nicknames, Rompers for herself, and Director kun for her husband Hideaki Anno, creator of Evangelion These names give her the freedom to portray both of them in silly ways She lo What do you do when you are a wife to a hardcore otaku For Rompers the answer involves tolerance and learning to go with the flow Through a series of wacky episodes this fussy, hardworking mangaka, who is already a quasi otaku herself, finds a balance that works for them both In place of their real names, Anno uses nicknames, Rompers for herself, and Director kun for her husband Hideaki Anno, creator of Evangelion These names give her the freedom to portray both of them in silly ways She looks like a toddler, a visual reference to her infant knowledge of fan culture Next to the fully grown appearance of Director kun, this has its irony, for it is Director kun who acts almost infantile with his youthful exuberance and dependency Despite Rompers attempts to make her lifenormal she finds herself getting sucked into her husband s world, and it is fun There are a ton of references to anime, manga, toys, and music, many of which are given a quick side note within, or next to the panel, however,extensive notes are contained in the back All the silly fun leaves us grinning, while the compromises they make shows how much affection they have for one another They may have their differences, but they nicely compliment and round out the other

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