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Karakuri One-shot manga by Masashi Kishimoto Scanlation

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.



UPDATE: The professional scanlation group “Red Hawk Scanlations” has scanlated Karakuri, and it’s quality exceeds mine. (Original Post, Mirror 1, Mirror 2)

3 in 1 One Piece, Naruto, Bleach Wallpaper

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.

Multitap 4 Player PS2 Games

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, 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)

GAME Describtion SCORE
NCAA Football 2004 92.97
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International 92.83
Madden NFL 2004 92.04
TimeSplitters 2 Deathmatch 91.55
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Multiplayer 91.44
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International 90.83
NBA Street Vol. 2 90.16
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 89.78
NHL 2002 88.96
NBA 2K2 88.89
Twisted Metal: Black Split-Screen 88.08
Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore Tag Battle 86.92
NASCAR Thunder 2004 86.72
WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain 86.19
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect Deathmatch 86.05
Tekken Tag Tournament Tag Battle 85.54
Amplitude 85.51
Champions of Norrath Co-operative 85.29
Frequency 84.32
Freedom Fighters Competitive 84.08
TimeSplitters Competitive 83.93
Red Faction II Competitive 83.56
Def Jam: Fight for NY Competitive 83.51
ATV Offroad Fury Split-Screen 83.5
Quake III Revolution Competitive 83.01
Sega Sports Tennis Tennis 82.96
Pro Race Driver Split-Screen 82.85
Ratchet: Deadlocked Competitive 82.76
F1 2001 Split-Screen 82.37
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Co-operative 81.95
Gitaroo Man 81.84
Need for Speed Underground 2 Split-Screen 81.37
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Co-operative 81.04
ATV Offroad Fury 2 Split-Screen 81.02
Culdcept Card Game 81
X-Men Legends Co-operative 81
Alien Hominid 80.99
James Bond 007: NightFire Competitive 80.81
Def Jam Vendetta Competitive 80.3
MTV Music Generator 2 Cooperative 79.91
Mashed 79.13
MVP 06 NCAA Baseball Competitive 78.32
Micro Machines V3 PS1 Game 78.04
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Cooperative 77.82
The Adventures of Cookie & Cream Cooperative 77.69
MotoGP 3 Competitive 77.63
Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Competitive 77.48
Unreal Tournament Competitive 77.02
Burnout Dominator No MultiTap 76.38
Champions: Return to Arms Competitive 76.38

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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.

FPS on PS2

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.

TimeSplitters 2 PS2 91.55
Red Faction PS2 87.46
Medal of Honor PS1 87.31
Medal of Honor Frontline PS2 86.72
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect PS2 86.05
Medal of Honor Underground PS1 85.65
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 PS2 85.2
Doom PS1 84
TimeSplitters PS2 83.93
Jumping Flash! PS1 83.7
Red Faction II PS2 83.56
Half-Life PS2 83.23
Quake III Revolution PS2 83.01
Call of Duty 3 PS2 82.38
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat PS2 81
James Bond 007: NightFire PS2 80.81
Final Doom PS1 80.71
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PS2 80.12
Project: Snowblind PS2 80.03
Disruptor PS1 80
Black PS2 79.96
BRAHMA Force: The Assault on Beltlogger 9 PS1 79.3
Quake II PS1 78.65
Area 51 PS2 78.51
Alien Trilogy PS1 77.5
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PS2 77.29
Unreal Tournament PS2 77.02
XIII PS2 76.57
Darkwatch PS2 76.45
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire PS2 75.85
Cold Winter PS2 75.33
Tribes Aerial Assault PS2 75
Urban Chaos: Riot Response PS2 74.89
Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball Max’d PS2 74.62
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood PS2 74.41
Descent Maximum PS1 73.57
Medal of Honor: European Assault PS2 73.23
Battle Engine Aquila PS2 73.14
Killzone PS2 73.12
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 PS2 72.8
SWAT: Global Strike Team PS2 71.03
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm PS2 70.42
The Operative: No One Lives Forever PS2 70.12
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection PS2 69.81
Medal of Honor Rising Sun PS2 69.59
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown PS2 68.67
Serious Sam: Next Encounter PS2 68.37
007: The World is not Enough PS1 68.25
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior PS2 67.56
Delta Force: Urban Warfare PS1 67.27