Just watched the fourth episode of Katanagatari (subs by [Mazui]) and man, props to Nisio Isin. His stories are to anime as Joss Whedon is to the dramedy genre. I’m actually sure there was an episode of Buffy that did the exact same thing Nisio did in this story. Good times. Anyway, the content was not disappointing at all… well, maybe a *little* disappointing, but it definitely kept me hooked all the way through. If you haven’t checked out Nisio’s work yet, go do it!
If you follow recent anime at all, you’ll be familiar with Bakemonogatari and Katanagatari. From the first episode of Bakemonogatari, I decided Nisio Isin was welcome to join the ranks of People I Think Are Awesome. After that, it wasn’t hard to track down some of his other works, one being the light novels Zaregoto, the other being the manga Medaka Box.
Medaka Box is currently being scanlated by CXC. Browsing their site, I was able to discover some vomics (voice + comic = vomic… get it?!?!), which are pretty neat.