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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:12 pm

@black & white angel: It does, thank you very much! :)
Just gonna stick a couple favorite quotes here.

"You can die at anytime. But living takes true courage. I'm living too, that I am. To repent for all the lives I took." -Kenshin Himura

"I would rather die as Blues than live forever as someone else." -Proto Man

Weird, they seem to be about dying. XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Kilvakar » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:36 pm

Fairy Tail 424: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Poor Juvia, after finally getting closer to Gray, he up and leaves her...I'm pretty sure he's trying to imitate his father and infiltrate that dark guild/cult group to find out about Zeref and END, though. In the last page he even looks like Silver. Better not be turning evil! But again, I'm pretty sure he's just trying to get in so he can take down the bad guys.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby nillapoet » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:39 pm

GeneD wrote:Recently finished a re-read of Hoshi no Samidare aka The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, which remains amazing. Everyone read this manga. If you've got a Crunchyroll subscription the entire series is up on their site. If you have an anime-only subscription you now also have access to their whole manga catalogue. And if you don't have a Crunchyroll subscription, PM me for a guest pass. XD In case you're worried, despite the title it's got nothing to do with Lucifer/Satan/demons.
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I just started this. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby black & white angel » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:07 pm

Black cat vol.5

Also can anyone tell me the content of the following titles:
Hunter x Hunter
Reborn!

any info would be very helpful. ^_^
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Mullet Death » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:30 pm

I've been marathoning Fairy Tail and am finally caught up, having just read 424. The last arc was an incredible roller coaster ride of emotions for so many reasons. I literally cried during some moments involving Juvia. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Those moments between her and Gray's father and later between her and Gray were powerful. I cannot wait to see this animated. Now in this new arc I don't know whether to be happy or sad. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: You better come back to Juvia, Gray. >_< Right now! What are you doing, abandoning her for half a year and now you're with those creeps? What's your angle, このやろ!? ジュビアちゃん… :'(
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Mullet Death » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:39 pm

Kilvakar wrote:Fairy Tail 424: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Poor Juvia, after finally getting closer to Gray, he up and leaves her...I'm pretty sure he's trying to imitate his father and infiltrate that dark guild/cult group to find out about Zeref and END, though. In the last page he even looks like Silver. Better not be turning evil! But again, I'm pretty sure he's just trying to get in so he can take down the bad guys.


I knooooow! Dx And I think you're probably spot on about his intentions, but I could also see SPOILER: Highlight text to read: the whole "this curse mark is now having wicked side effects and I'm being controlled now" angle. I really hope you're right instead though, and if you are... why cut off ties with Juvia and the former guild members? To not arouse suspicion?

This...waiting one week for each chapter instead of having the instant gratification of reading it immediately... what is this feeling?
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Kilvakar » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:23 pm

That, my friend, is the feeling that comes with reading a current, ongoing series, lol! SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Yeah, that's possible too, I guess, we'll see. But if he is only infiltrating them I would think that he either didn't want Juvia to know where he'd gone (cause she'd just follow him and possibly get into trouble) or maybe he's worried that he might be turning into a demon or something and didn't want to be around her in case something bad happened? I guess we'll find out soon...
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:43 pm

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime chapter 63: LOL at all the banter in the beginning (both with the trio and with the letter). :grin: Also, the research on that glowing plant seems to be getting pretty interesting...


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun chapter 61: Bwahaha, them trying to learn about smartphones and then ending up just playing with cups and string... :lol: (Also LOL at the mini 'love story' when the other classmates borrowed it! <3 :grin: )


The Heroic Legend Of Arslan chapter 21: Oh man, between Gieve's antics and the 'squished into one room' bit, this chapter was quite amusing. :grin: And it was good in other ways, too, with all the stuff about SPOILER: Highlight text to read: discovering the sleeping drug before it took effect and then using it on their traitorous hosts in return, etc.


Kimi to Boku. chapter 31: ROTFL at everything with the twins. :lol: (Also Chizuru's excitement about the Polaroid camera + the poses he made everyone do. :grin: ) And aw, the end was so sweet with Chizuru and Mary... :)


Pandora Hearts chapter 103: This chapter was *awesome.* :jump: (I mean, I'll tell anyone who will listen that I think the entire series is a masterpiece; however, this chapter in particular contains *multiple* Crowning Moments Of Awesome all at once, and I loved it to pieces. <3 ) SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Those fantastic moments included some from Vincent, both Alices, Oz, *and* Leo-- *twice*! <3 <3 Other comments I have on this chapter (including some more about said moments ;) ): Ah, so that's the plan on how to stop the destruction of the world-chains. Leo was just amazing through this; all of his character growth up until now leads to (as mentioned) not one, but two Crowning Moments here-- first was his complete and utter awesomeness in making Levi help him through sheer force of will :wow!: :grin: , and second was that equally-awesome in-your-face retort to the 'rest of the story' comment. :jump: Then there was Vince helping Gil + his also-excellent continued character growth (and Gil's amusing {and, later, quite adorable} reactions to all of that). <3 And ('B-Rabbit'-)Alice's dramatic entrance + declaration of rescuing ('Will'-)Alice was great, too. Oh, and I am really relieved that Oz (in his real chain form) is still there and in control of himself and able to communicate with everyone. <3 (And, again, Gil's reaction to *that* was adorable, too. <3 <3 ) And we finally got to see what Oz' conversation/'deal' was with Jack, which was pretty interesting. And then to see Jack *finally* telling the truth-- finally showing his real self (and even he was surprised at this)-- combined with ('Will'-)Alice's response ("here you are, at long last")... that was surprisingly moving. :sniffle: And then, finally, there was that equally-emotional ending to the chapter... oh man, so Oz formed a contract with Alice, for the purpose of 'destroying' her (severing her from the core)? :sniffle: Someone hold me... :?: It's not long now (perhaps one or two more chapters + possible extras) until this fantastic series comes to a close; and I fully trust that it will be just as well-written, emotional, and downright awesome as I've come to expect. <3


Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii chapter 27: Ah, of course! Nike hadn't fully understood everything that was needed to complete her song in that country until now-- the landscape, the feel of the place, the true mix of emotions. And now that she fully understands... <3 Also: I'm glad that SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Livi doesn't seem to be going nuts like I rather expected him to (well, at least yet, anyway ;) ), and he noticed the rainclouds, so he knows that she's still alive. Let's hope that this arc ends well!


Spirit Circle chapter 33: Wow... this chapter was excellent! :jump: (Which is just as to be expected, of course; you know what I mean, though. :thumb: ) SPOILER: Highlight text to read: LOL, oh man, it was so amusing (and cute) seeing the personality from Kouko's past life shown in the previous chapter have an effect on her present self :lol: , and Fuuta's reactions (both his own as well as his previous personalities') in return :grin: , along with the reason for their shared happiness (humanity actually isn't completely destroyed by that future black hole disaster, as evidenced by the patched-up robot <3 ). There was some interesting, if a bit opaque, info about the time-plane and souls and such here, too. And wow, I was not expecting that revelation at the end about Kouko-- that her Fortuna-time-period past life (also named Kouko) has actually mostly taken over! :wow!: (And also basically confirming that *current*-{mostly-buried-}Kouko does like Fuuta back. <3 ) I also somehow hadn't noticed that Fortuna was actually Fuuta's *first* life, so when that was stated here at the end of this chapter that was another surprise (although, of course, it does make perfect sense). THAT CLIFFHANGER, though... :pikka: :thumb: I CANNOT WAIT to finally see Fortuna's time + how this magnificent story starts to tie everything up! <3


Oresama Teacher vol. 18: This volume was excellent. <3 SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Oh my gosh, the (fake :grin: ) test-of-courage walk was hilarious. :lol: Moving on to the newest mini-arc, seeing Kanon being nice to a guy-- in fact, I'm pretty sure that was Kento! :pikka: :) -- was quite nice. The last 'enemy' (aside from Miyabi himself), Momochi, seems pretty interesting (if a bit nasty), what with all the hypnotism stuff. I'm also super interested to (eventually) find out what exactly those 'secrets' are that she got out of both Mafuyu and Hayasaka. Also: The bit with 'kidnapping' Miyabi was both hilarious and also *really* interesting-- so he's playing another game/has another 'bet' going with someone else, does he? That's another thing that is going to be interesting to find out the details to. And the *third* interesting thing is the stuff surrounding Hayasaka-- not only that little reveal about him almost being conscripted into the student council, or the connected investigation into the reasons why Miyabi picked who he did (Hint: It's actually for their benefit!), but also Hayasaka's *newest* memory issue, thanks to Momochi. (Random thought: I wonder if the picture wallet thing is connected to that? I'm not entirely sure what the flashback/flash-forward timeline is here around the vacation, and whether or not the return of the picture-wallet happened before or after it. It certainly seems like this volume marks the first time Momochi hypnotized him, however, so if the mysterious picture-wallet-memory-blank was part of it, it would've had to have been returned afterwards. Or maybe that was indeed an issue before she ever got to him? Either way, though, something is up with that, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what it is and why. :) ) Anyway, regarding the hypnotizing thing, I liked the fact that at least Hayasaka realized pretty quickly that something is very wrong with him; now he just has to open up about it to the others. :) Finally: Oh my gosh, the Okubo x Minato adorableness (in the 4-koma extras) was off the charts!! <3 :hug: :grin: I ship them so hard... <3


And Etsusa Bridge novels 1-4 (main series complete; there's still one more volume of 'side stories' to go {which will be excellent if his other works' 'side stories' are anything to go by}, however it'll be a little while before that one's fully translated, so as soon as the main chunk of the series was done I just dove in right away regardless :thumb: ): *takes deep breath* YES, MORE NARITA-SENSEI~! <3 :hug: :thumb: As an avowed mega-fan of this man's works, this has really been my year <3 -- there's the three-part Durarara!!x2 sequel anime, Yen Press' announcement (and upcoming 2015 starting release date!) of an official translation of the DRRR!! novels, and now *this* series being finally fan-translated in full (well, again, minus most of the bonus novel yet, but you know what I mean :) ). Now, interestingly, this does have a bit of a different feel to it than his other series, especially at first; also, only several of the characters in the first volume are his trademark variations of eccentric/broken/nuts (although there *are* more that show up from vol. 2 onwards, which-- probably not coincidentally ;) -- is where the series really starts to kick into high gear :thumb: ). Basically, this little series (and its first volume in particular) is like a slow burn (building up to that great SPOILER: Highlight text to read: "the hero was truly standing" moment near the end of vol. 1); and not only do the last few books expand the characters excellently, they also build up to the grand finale even better-- SPOILER: Highlight text to read: seriously, that "living legends" bit? Couldn't have put it any better. :thumb: Granted, all that said, this is not quite as downright fantastic as Baccano!, Durarara!!, or Vamp! (any/all of which I would recommend reading before getting around to this); however, it should pretty much be expected that even a lesser work from Narita will still end up being great, and this series is certainly no exception to that rule. :jump: (Let's just say that when a personality-shifting girl who dual-wields chainsaws, an unhinged killer with the ability to manipulate his SPOILER: Highlight text to read: brain's "clock rate" yet who assures himself that he's normal, an ex-cop who stops bullets {...and SPOILER: Highlight text to read: breaks swords!} with his hands, and a rather-dysfunctional brother-sister 'detective' duo are the most {genuinely!} loveable characters, you know that all is right in the Naritaverse. :grin: :thumb: ) Looking forward to finishing off the last few extra stories in this series as they're translated!
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:36 pm

I'm at chapter 72 of Ouran HSHC now. ;-; (that's the next one I read) Getting closer to the end of this too... (doesn't help that I read it like a maniac) SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I can't believe Honey-senpai and Mori-senpai are graduating. I mean, I know they technically should have graduated a year ago in the story, but still. SO SADDD. Maybe it'll trick me and have them still be a part of the Host club somehow, that would be nice. But the worst part is their separation. DX Nuuuu... Wonder what will happen with the fight in the next chapter. I can guarantee I'll cry, no matter what the outcome. XD Also, regarding Tamaki's progress up to now: WOW he really is an idiot(but such a lovable one). Took him this long to figure out that he loves Haruhi. In Special A, the two main characters had become mutually in love some time before chapter 50, and started dating a bit after chp 50. And that manga had like 100 chapters(and a very dense main character). I'm at chapter 70 of Ouran and they STILL aren't together. I guess that's what happens when you have TWO dense lead characters. XD (at least they both love each other now, despite however longer it will be till they figure that out, lol)
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"You can die at anytime. But living takes true courage. I'm living too, that I am. To repent for all the lives I took." -Kenshin Himura

"I would rather die as Blues than live forever as someone else." -Proto Man

Weird, they seem to be about dying. XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby nillapoet » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:02 pm

Fairy Tail Ice Trail. Pretty decent but now I wait for more.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:03 pm

Finished Ouran High School Host Club. (I think, the site may have left out an extra chapter) This series, despite issues I don't like (the issues that make it 14+), is one of the best series I've known, though I don't know many. Just incredible. From the problems they face and how they react, to the characters of all of them, and the humor is of course great. Every one of the main cast is just so lovable, and I'm glad they had those epilogue chapters. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I can't believe Kaoru grew his hair longer! Now it's really easy to tell them apart. (but there was a certain charm to their perfect identical-ness. Ah well, it's still in the face. I do wish Mori had gotten more focus, as everyone's background was shown, but he didn't have much of one to begin with. (kind of mixed in with Honey's) SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Also, I totally saw Mei and Kasanoda (sorry about the spelling) coming. Cute couple, and she's actually kinda pretty without the fake tan and overdone makeup (tho some is fine) So happy about how everything turned out.
Just gonna stick a couple favorite quotes here.

"You can die at anytime. But living takes true courage. I'm living too, that I am. To repent for all the lives I took." -Kenshin Himura

"I would rather die as Blues than live forever as someone else." -Proto Man

Weird, they seem to be about dying. XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby GeneD » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:24 pm

nillapoet wrote:I just started this. I'm really enjoying it so far.

Excellent. More people reading The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer is always a great thing.

I'm mostly reading Oresama Teacher at the moment, which is entertaining enough, but I don't like it as much as Nozaki-kun by the same author. I don't know if it's the translation I have or what but there are some parts that are just down right confusing to me, usually around transitions between locations or events that happen kinda out of the blue...

Loved the few chapters out of The Ancient Magus' Bride. The setting and mythology is really rich and well developed so far, even if the story seems to move a bit slowly and can jump around a bit. I like all the characters, the art is great and I'm really interested to see where it all goes.

I'm pretty conflicted about whether I want to keep reading GTO. Idk, I'm kinda getting tired of the whole stick of SPOILER: Highlight text to read: someone hates Onizuka and then he either wins them over or they get some sort of comeuppance due to their own greed/cruelty/pervertedness etc. Also it's overall pretty sexist and in some aspects Onizuka is just as bad as the other characters, he just SPOILER: Highlight text to read: doesn't get caught or the villain of the arc somehow gets caught/draws attention away from him. I also find almost none of the characters likeable or relatable so yeah, I was expecting a lot more greatness when I started reading...
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:34 pm

GeneD wrote:I'm mostly reading Oresama Teacher at the moment, which is entertaining enough, but I don't like it as much as Nozaki-kun by the same author. I don't know if it's the translation I have or what but there are some parts that are just down right confusing to me, usually around transitions between locations or events that happen kinda out of the blue...

Hmm... since IIRC Viz' stuff is region-locked, I'm guessing you probably don't have access to their version? At least, I'm not recalling anything too confusing from their translation (well, minus one randomly-misprinted volume that forced me to look up a chapter and a half elsewhere, LOL :sweat: ), but then again the series does contain a lot of borderline-to-outright-parody (which might affect the timings of certain things?), and I could certainly be forgetting something, too, LOL. If you'd like, you could shoot me a message about it and I'll see if I can remember/explain? :)

...Also, I've been hearing absolutely nothing but good things about The Ancient Magus' Bride-- can't wait to start reading it, too! :thumb:
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby PLCDreamcatcher14 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:43 am

MangaRocks! wrote:...Also, I've been hearing absolutely nothing but good things about The Ancient Magus' Bride-- can't wait to start reading it, too! :thumb:


I've been reading too and it's very good. It's a kind of Beauty and the Beast-esqe.

Anyway...

Pandora Hearts Chapter 103 SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Somebody's gonna die. I just know it. It'll probably either be Oz, Alice, or both of them. :'( And I can't believe Jack finally told the truth! And poor Alice...both of them really... Just...one...more...chapter...nooooo...
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby GeneD » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:39 pm

Crunchyroll has FINALLY put up Vol. 13 of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru I am so happy. There's still a bit of a gap though so hopefully it won't be months and months again until they fill it up some more.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby artisticDreamer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:04 pm

I probably should stop rereading my Legend of Zelda manga... especially Four Swords. After I lent them to my friends (because I want all my friends to read at least Four Swords =w=') They got pretty beat up, and if I keep on reading them, I might have to buy new ones... though that might be not so bad. I hope Viz got rid of the errors in Fours Swords vol. 2...
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:36 am

Silver Spoon chapter 109 - I need Hachiken's dad around to ask where the exit is at all the worst possible moments :lol:

The Heroic Legend of Arslan chapter 22 - Wait, what happened to chapter 21...? Was it labeled wrong...? *gives up* I loved all the antics in this chapter, and how nothing is ever as simple as it seems at first. Also, I totally cracked up when Gieve SPOILER: Highlight text to read: tried to throw away the Yaldabaoth book because it denounced the temptation of women :lol:
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby GeneD » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:13 am

Finished The Voynich Hotel a few days ago, completely unexpectedly since I didn't know it was ending and suddenly there were only 2 chapters left. I really enjoyed it, though I can't recommend it due to content: lots of violence, more than a few instances of nudity, drug use, supernatural stuff *coughcough* yeah so lots of potentially objectionable stuff. But the art and the absolute off-the-wall quirkiness of the characters plus the dark, dark humour kept me hooked. The pace is good, juggling a ton of different story-lines and unique characters, though some of the chapters are way too short. I'm definitely sad that it's over, but the wrap up of almost everything in the end was done well.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:55 pm

I went ahead and bought the first volume of I Am Here. (there are three volumes I think?) I already finished it.(not like it was small, I just read for like an hour straight) XD I liked it a lot, but I can't entirely sympathize with Hikage that much because although I also spend time on the internet and have no friends, I'm home-schooled so it doesn't really matter to me. -3- (then again I have a sibling, so...) XD I'd also be way more outspoken when SPOILER: Highlight text to read: those girls bullied her. (like punching... ^^; ) So far I like the way things are going, but I can't help but hope it doesn't turn out like Kitchen Princess (which I also saw at the bookstore! All of it! But I didn't really want it that much considering I already read it and the whole set would been $50. -v-") with who she's supposed to be with. In conclusion, it's been cute so far, and I'll hafta try to find
Just gonna stick a couple favorite quotes here.

"You can die at anytime. But living takes true courage. I'm living too, that I am. To repent for all the lives I took." -Kenshin Himura

"I would rather die as Blues than live forever as someone else." -Proto Man

Weird, they seem to be about dying. XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:39 am

Pandora Hearts chapter 104 (end):

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"To be able to cry like this... that's what it means to be happy."

Oh man... Pandora Hearts... is over... :sniffle: I've been following this for years, so right now I don't quite know how to feel... but I think that's a good thing.

This ending was probably just about the best possible ending that could be expected-- indeed, it was both more heartbreaking and yet also happier than I thought it would be. (Yes, I cried. :) )

Spoilerific thoughts here: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Oh man... at first I was all like "WAIT, WHAT IS GOING ON," but then my heart started breaking, because I *knew* it was a fantasy. :sniffle: It was so beautiful, though; and the idea that that 'alternate reality' really was playing out somewhere, perhaps in another of the Jurors' stories, was also a beautiful thought. <3 :sniffle: And then oh man... more heartbreak with Alice and the Core... :sniffle:

But then SUDDENLY BARMA: Yes!! I knew it! :jump: :grin: (And the reunion was so adorable. <3 )

As for the Abyss restored to what it should be: Even though that drawing was not in color, it was beautiful enough to make it quite easy to imagine just how beautiful it *really* was...
...And then, of course, there was the final portion... :sniffle: :hug:

The goodbye scene with Oz, Alice, and Gil was, again, both beautiful and heartbreaking. <3 :sniffle: (Which is where that quote from the beginning of my post came from-- a line perfect for both there and here.) And oh man, Gil... that 'waiting 100 years' statement was indeed just what he would say... <3 :sniffle:

And then that epilogue portion: Wow. I was honestly quite surprised and saddened at the fact that Barma never did marry Sheryl (and in fact died only three years later) :( , as well as at the whole thing with Ada and Vincent. :( (I don't really blame Vince, though... after his growth from how incredibly messed-up he was in the beginning to now, I think he genuinely thought he was doing the right thing there; and who knows? Maybe he actually did. Still sad, though. :( ) Reim x Sharon was also quite unexpected, but certainly plausible after what they all went through together; and I have to say that I thought it was kinda sweet and nice. :) Out of the surviving main characters, Leo was basically the only one left out of the epilogue; however, since he really had his resolution already, there wasn't much of anything left to say there anyway, so that was fine. Which, of course, just leaves those last few pages...

...And wow. Gil did it; he lived for over 100 years. <3 And oh man, Vincent's "That would be disappointing, after all I've done" line got so much more meaning once you realized what he actually meant-- that he had finally found and brought the reborn Oz and Alice there for Gil. <3 Also, to see Vince go from literally trying to change history to erase his very existence in the beginning to now openly being glad that he lived here at the end was really moving. <3 :sniffle: And that swing from Gil's deep grief at his one final loss to his unbounded joy at his (by that point almost despaired-of) surprise reunion (Vince's last gift to him <3 ) was quite moving as well. <3 :hug: :sniffle: (And I guess the "Retrace" word being in all the chapter titles makes sense now, too-- it means Oz and Alice are retracing all of their previous memories and experiences, with Gil's help. <3 :) )


Once this settles in a bit, I'm planning on re-reading the entire series from start to finish; and I still have a few volume extras that I missed to go yet, plus the ~Caucus Race~ novels (which Yen Press will begin publishing in June! :jump: ) to look forward to, as well. <3 Technically, though, this is the end; and it ended well. I am really glad to have experienced this amazing series. :hug:
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby GeneD » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:36 am

MangaRocks! wrote:Pandora Hearts chapter 104 (end)


Oh might be a good time to start reading PH then. I've always loved the art from it, tried both the anime and manga on separate occasions, but didn't get into either for no particular reason that I can remember.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:36 pm

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MangaRocks! wrote:Pandora Hearts chapter 104 (end)


Oh might be a good time to start reading PH then. I've always loved the art from it, tried both the anime and manga on separate occasions, but didn't get into either for no particular reason that I can remember.

Yeah, the art is beautiful. <3 And heh, IIRC I think the beginning of the series was a little bit confusing (until it's explained), so that might be why. But it does make sense later (the plot was obviously planned out very well in advance), the character development is quite literally among the best I've ever seen in a manga, and the twists are awesome, so I'd definitely recommend giving the manga a try again! :thumb:
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby WorldsTraveler » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:26 pm

MangaRocks! wrote:And heh, IIRC I think the beginning of the series was a little bit confusing (until it's explained), so that might be why. But it does make sense later (the plot was obviously planned out very well in advance), the character development is quite literally among the best I've ever seen in a manga, and the twists are awesome, so I'd definitely recommend giving the manga a try again! :thumb:


At what point does this happen, exactly? I'm at chapter 52 and to be honest the story is just frustrating me at this point. ^^; Like... there's a lot of information being given and a lot of intensity but I don't see meaning in it yet. I'd be willing to hang in there a little longer if the series starts to show more consolidation and substance. Thoughts?
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:00 pm

WorldsTraveler wrote:At what point does this happen, exactly? I'm at chapter 52 and to be honest the story is just frustrating me at this point. ^^; Like... there's a lot of information being given and a lot of intensity but I don't see meaning in it yet. I'd be willing to hang in there a little longer if the series starts to show more consolidation and substance. Thoughts?

At what point do the explanations occur, you mean? ;) Let's see... chapter 52, that should be right in the middle of the SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Head-Hunter arc, right? Oh man... yeah, there's a lot still to come. :) (Now, as a disclaimer, by that point in the story I was already well past having become a fan, LOL, so our definitions of substance are probably different here; but, that said, without spoiling anything I can say that that arc you're currently in certainly does end up being a pretty darn big turning point {in more ways than one}.)

And as for consolidation, yeah, a lot of things are not only explained between the point you're at and the end, but they also actually SPOILER: Highlight text to read: end up completely changing your understanding of the entire story. More than once! (Hence my mention of the {IMO, of course ;) } awesomeness of the twists. :thumb:

As excellent as the plot is (again, IMO :) ), however, I do have to once again note that the characters (and their relationships/interactions, and-- in particular-- their personal development/growth over the course of the story) are a huge factor in the series, at least equal to (if not possibly even more so than) the plot itself.

But, yeah, I'd say stick with it through at least the end of the next arc after the one you're in, because you're just about to the point where it really starts to dig into certain things plot-wise. :)
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby WorldsTraveler » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:09 pm

That's exactly what I wanted to know, thanks! A big story-changing plot twist is what I've been waiting for. I'll go ahead and keep reading then.

Update: I finished the arc. TBH this series has turned into too much of a blood-bath for my liking. Even if the plot is interesting, it's not worth it for me. I'll pass.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby nillapoet » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:45 am

MangaRocks! wrote:
GeneD wrote:
MangaRocks! wrote:Pandora Hearts chapter 104 (end)


Oh might be a good time to start reading PH then. I've always loved the art from it, tried both the anime and manga on separate occasions, but didn't get into either for no particular reason that I can remember.

Yeah, the art is beautiful. <3 And heh, IIRC I think the beginning of the series was a little bit confusing (until it's explained), so that might be why. But it does make sense later (the plot was obviously planned out very well in advance), the character development is quite literally among the best I've ever seen in a manga, and the twists are awesome, so I'd definitely recommend giving the manga a try again! :thumb:


After I finish the Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, I'll give PH another shot. I made it through two chapters but gave up because it confused me.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Mullet Death » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:56 am

Fairy Tail 428: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Been brought up before, but especially given recent chapters, I can think of three possible explanations for Gray's current behavior. I'm scared the first explanation might in fact be the case. 1.) I hate even making the comparison, but Gray could be becoming the next Sasuke. He could be doing this all intentionally, with the Demon Slayer magic side effects only being a catalyst for what he's doing. 2.) It's all the Demon Slayer magic, and he's not in control of his actions. 3.) He's just a really good actor like his old man was. Any other theories yet?

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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Kilvakar » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:27 pm

Fairy Tail 428: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I really, REALLY hope he's not going the Sasuke route, although friends turning evil seems to be a thing in manga (happened in Naruto, Bleach, and now Fairy Tail). One of my friends jokingly called him "Graysuke" the other day, though. :P I think from the way he's acting it's more likely that he's either not in control of his actions or he's just faking it. He's always been really single-minded when it comes to his goals... Can't wait for Gajeel to show up and find Gray and Natsu there, though :)
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Kaori » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:38 pm

Yume no Soko ch. 1-11 (complete): A story about a young girl who is in a coma and ends up in a sort of in-between world where there are some people who are not really alive or dead, or who are dead but for whatever reason have not gone to the proper afterlife. It deals things like the lingering emotions and regrets that people hang onto in a sort of subtle, Japanese way, a bit wistful and elegiac at times. Kind of hard to describe the tone, but at any rate it was pretty good and a worthwhile read.

Planetes --> ch. 9. Somehow I thought this was merely a slice-of-life in space and would be pretty laid-back, but there is actually a lot of conflict and a larger ongoing plot arc with the Jupiter mission.

Yume no Moribito --> chapter 9. I was creeped out for a little while by the age difference between the leads (the female lead was woken from a coma and was, for a little while, mentally 10 years old), but she is making rapid strides in her mental growth and it looks like it will end up as a typical upper-teen x twentysomething, which is still sketchy but not as bad. Also, the plot seems to be developing into a longer, more overarching story arc.

Joou no Hana is up to ch. 8B in the English translation and has some political stuff going on.

Am also caught up with the English translations of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (everyone already knows this is a good, clean manga, so there's no need for further comment) and Taiyou no Ie (I am not all that big on slice of life, but this one is pretty decent).

I guess I haven't mentioned this one in here, although I read it several months ago, but Ayakashi Hisen (ch. 1-29, ongoing) is pretty good. It's a shojo supernatural romance with a typical Japanese focus on exorcism of ghosts. The male lead is super-nice. Also, the female lead starts to develop some abilities specifically because she wants to help her guy and not be useless, and I kind of like the way that her ability is different from and complimentary to his; although she might not have reached his power level yet (unlike him, she has just started developing her spiritual powers), she nevertheless does have a pretty strong ability and is far from being helpless.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:21 am

Kaori wrote:
Am also caught up with the English translations of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (everyone already knows this is a good, clean manga, so there's no need for further comment) and Taiyou no Ie (I am not all that big on slice of life, but this one is pretty decent).



Regarding Akagami no Shirayuki-hime: It's clean? That's good, I looked it up once but couldn't find any reviews concerning content. But does it have any (or much) magic in it? If it's a small amount it shouldn't be a problem.
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