Karakuri is Masashi Kishimoto‘s (Creator of NARUTO) first published manga. He sent it to Shueisha, and won the “Hop Step Award”.
I always wanted to know how kishimoto’s first work is like so I searched for this manga for a long time but I couldn’t find any English translation. After I relized there’s really no English translation I desperately contacted a MangaHelpers user, tethysdust, asking for a translation.
Surprisingly, she turned out to be a really nice person, and she translated it for me right away. I read it, and I liked it.
When I was searching for the translation, I noticed many people in forums and answer sites, requesting this manga. So when I got the translation, I thought I could scanlate it, and let all those people intrested in the manga, and generally in Masashi Kishimoto’s work to read it.
This is my first scanltaion, so it’s quality is not that good, and I may think I rushed some parts of it. If you like reading translation with the RAW manga, download the translation, if not read the scanlation.
Note: The RAW is from RAW Paradise, which I believe is currently shut down.
Here’s a wallpaper from the anime & manga series of One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. If you’re interested in all of them, download it and put it on your desktop.
Info: Size is 1024×768, If you have too many icons on your desktop download the alternative wallpaper.
Note: None of the wallpaper elements, including Naruto, Luffy, Ichigo, Shonen Jump Logo, and Background pics are my work. I just downloaded them from internet and put them together.
UPDATE: Updated the wallpaper, fixed luffy’s red cuts.
Seventh Gen consoles have dedicated themselves to online-gaming and old school split-screen is gone even from most racing games. This is not bad because finding someone to play online with is really easier than finding someone that can actually come to your place in order to play with you. However recently my friends come along to visit (usually my cousins) and when we want to play some game, two of us have to watch the others play, and it’s really annoying. That made me think that maybe I should buy a Multi-Tap for my good-old PS2. I did some searches on the web to find out what games support the multi-tap, and the results were not so nice. Usually people stated “PS2 doesn’t have any good 4 Player games”. However I gathered information about PS2 games that support Multi-Tap (Mostly from mobygames.com, but also from different forums and back cover of some games I already had) and then I compiled a list sorting them by their “Game Rankings” score (which is the average critic score) and the result was surprising! Not that PS2 has good 4 player games, but in fact it has lots of it. I had to censor most sports titles to prevent overcrowding and let the best game for each sport to stay on the list. So here’s the TOP50 4-Player PS2 Game: (click on the game title to go to its gamespot main page or click on the score to read its review)
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UPDATE: I have confirmed that “Need for Speed Underground 2” for PS2 DOES NOT have 4-player multitap support. I regret the error.
XBOX has HALO and Game Cube has Metroid so what about PS2? We all know that Killzone didn’t exactly “Kill” Halo, but that doesn’t mean that PS2 doesn’t have any FPS. Even though most PS2 FPS titles are multiplatform FPS titles, there are plenty of games to play if you’ve got a PS2 and no PC (or a slow PC). An advantage that PS2 has over XBOX and Game Cube is backward capability, so PS2 can run PS1 games. This list is a mixture of PS1 and PS2 FPS games you can play on your PS2, so here’s the TOP50 PS2 FPS. Games are sorted out by their “Game Rankings” score (which is the average press score), click on the game title to go to its gamespot main page or click on the score to read its review.