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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby WorldsTraveler » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:18 am

NekoNinja16 wrote: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.


Interestingly enough, although Akagami is labeled fantasy, there is no magic! Just new and fascinating species of plants and animals, as you would typically find in any fantasy worldbuilding. ^^
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Kaori » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:31 pm

WorldsTraveler wrote:
NekoNinja16 wrote: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.


Interestingly enough, although Akagami is labeled fantasy, there is no magic! Just new and fascinating species of plants and animals, as you would typically find in any fantasy worldbuilding. ^^

Yeah, I can't recall there being anything supernatural in it at all. I guess it gets labeled as fantasy because it is in a world with castles and royalty and a lot of those things that typically would be in fantasy stories that are vaguely based off of medieval Western Europe. But although there's nothing supernatural, it's not historical either because it is a purely fictional setting not based on any particular historical time and place. It just has a lot of castles and princes and knights and so on (and one ninja). And as WorldsTraveler said, some new and fictional plant and animal species. For example, in recent chapters there are some plants and stones that glow, but it's not magical but something naturally occurring and that has a scientific explanation.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:51 pm

Kaori wrote:
WorldsTraveler wrote:
NekoNinja16 wrote: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.


Interestingly enough, although Akagami is labeled fantasy, there is no magic! Just new and fascinating species of plants and animals, as you would typically find in any fantasy worldbuilding. ^^

Yeah, I can't recall there being anything supernatural in it at all. I guess it gets labeled as fantasy because it is in a world with castles and royalty and a lot of those things that typically would be in fantasy stories that are vaguely based off of medieval Western Europe. But although there's nothing supernatural, it's not historical either because it is a purely fictional setting not based on any particular historical time and place. It just has a lot of castles and princes and knights and so on (and one ninja). And as WorldsTraveler said, some new and fictional plant and animal species. For example, in recent chapters there are some plants and stones that glow, but it's not magical but something naturally occurring and that has a scientific explanation.


Awesome! Thanks! ^^ I'll start reading it soon.
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Weird, they seem to be about dying. XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby PLCDreamcatcher14 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:18 am

Pandora Hearts Ch 104 End.

SPOILER: Highlight text to read: That tea party scene...I already knew it had to be somebody dreaming and then it turns out it was in an alternate reality in another story. Gosh it was so cute and fun, I wanna go to dat tea party too!

Then Oz had to kill Alyss and I was slightly confused for a moment but then it turns out that that would result in Oz and Alice dying too. Then Gil's goodbye scene and his 'I waited 10 years for you, I'll wait 100 more!' line was just...:'(

And the Abyss was so beautiful too! Then Rufus! Yes! I was glad to see he was alive and, like MR, I was sad to see he never got married to Sheryl and then died three years later. The whole Sharon/Reim thing majorly surprised me but it also made sense. I can imagine the smile of Break's face, watching from the Abyss. I can also imagine that if he had lived and the two still got married, that he would have made a bunch of silly little remarks to them but would have been clapping the hardest. <3 I wish that Vincent and Ada could have been together but, to be honest, I found what he did to be much sweeter. This just shows that he really does love her and just wants her to be happy with the kind of life that she deserves. And I'm sure she knew it too. Then we have Gil having lived a hundred years and now standing in the place where it all began. Then Vincent shows up (It was weird seeing him with short hair though) and he dies. And I'm all like 'Dang it! Why is everyone dying?!' Then Oz and Alice reborn show up and I was like ' so THAT'S what Vincent meant when he said he did it for Gil or maybe more for himself. He found them!' And they may not have all of their memories but apparently enough to recognize Gil. That tackle hug was just beautiful!Yes. I cried. A lot.


In the end, this is my all time favorite manga and it will be hard for anything else to top this. It is only the second I ever followed from month to month once I caught up with it and it is one I won't forget. And I can say is I am very grateful for this wonderful story to have been brought into this world. :')
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby GeneD » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:15 pm

Since I felt ambitious about filling the Oresama Teacher and Assassination Classroom-shaped holes in my heart (recently marathoned both up to the current chapters) I decided to take up 3 different manga and kinda pair reading them off against each other.

1. Per MangaRocks' endorsement I started Pandora Hearts, not much to say since I'm only at chapter 5 which is still within the realm of what I covered the first time I tried it. I can't actually remember where exactly I stopped so I have no idea when to expect new territory. Pretty art is pretty. Pretty Gil is pretty.

2. Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro aka Demon Detective Brain Eater Neuro. This has been on my list for a while and I started it mostly from coming off an Assassination Classroom high since it's by the same mangaka. Not quite what I expected, it's a lot more zany and fast-paced, so it's difficult to tell where it's going and what I think about the characters. Either way, I'll keep at it and see I guess.

3. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo aka Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches: This is an interesting one since I also just started watching the anime airing this season and am more or less keeping pace between the two. What is interesting to me is that I can see exactly where they cut, changed or rearranged stuff in the anime, something that I've never been able to do in such "detail" before. So far the anime has less fan-service and cut out two chapters/mini-"arcs" completely, although I suspect one of them might crop up in the next episode or two. Anyway, so far it's fun and light-hearted enough and definitely the easiest read of the three, although there's fairly regular fan-service and people kissing each other, something to consider for anyone thinking of looking into it.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby nillapoet » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:52 am

Finished the Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer. It was really good but I didn't understand some things. It may have been the translation I was reading.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby nillapoet » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:47 pm

Akame ga Kill ch 58 and 59. Probably my favorite series.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:37 pm

Akagami no Shirayukihime. I kind of forgot to read it for a bit, but just read a few chapters, and I just finished 13 and all I have to say is:

SPOILER: Highlight text to read: YEEEEESSSSS!!!! YEEESSSS!!! XD Oh, thank God. I had to get through SO many chapters in Special A till something like this happened, and SO. MANY. MORE. in Ouran, and here I'm at 13 and there's already a kiss! YAAAYY *fangirling* Also, I can't decide if I'm supposed to like or hate Zen's brother... he hasn't done anything completely despicable in my eyes(or maybe I just missed something) , and... he's really good-looking. ^^; So, is Obi the ninja that someone mentioned? Or was it the guy in chapter 2? Or both? Couldn't completely tell from the attire. Anyway, LOVING it right now, I just gotta remember to keep reading so I don't forget stuff.(which is only possible since Ouran is easily an attention-stealer, I was rewatching it with my brother[so he could see it])
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 Kaori » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:10 pm

@NekoNinja: Glad you're enjoying it! And yes, I was referring to Obi.

Forgot to mention this title last time:

Princess Jellyfish ch. 1-77. This is pretty good stuff. I think there are, or were, several people on CAA who were familiar with the anime, so as a comment on the differences between them I'll just say that (having skimmed over some of the synopsis of the anime) I think the anime picked an extremely logical and good place to end things; if events in the manga had just played out slightly differently, then the story could really have conceivably ended there. But actually, in the manga SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Chieko's mother does notchange her mind about selling Amamizukan after seeing the fashion show that the Amars put on, and the characters all have to go through a whole lot more things, and even at the point that I've read to the end isn't anywhere in sight.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:34 pm

@Kaori: Ah, okay. :) He's awesome. XD
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 NekoNinja16 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:44 pm

Reading more and more of Akakgami no Shirayukihime. I've really read enough for today, but I don't wanna stop. @-@ So good, lol. Made it past chapter 40. (I have a problem lol)
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 NekoNinja16 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:58 pm

Aaand... I made it to the most recent chapter of Akagami no Shirayukihime(at least where I'm reading it), which would be 64. It's pretty cool how at the end they showed the character designs for the anime. ^^ So far, I would definitely buy this manga if it was released in English. XD (only problem I've had is the swearing, which is generally pretty light but there was one case of swearing with God's name, though I'm going to assume it was just the particular translation...) Still so excited for the anime, I hope it's a longer one. ^^ (aka NOT 12 or 13 episodes -_-)
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 the_wolfs_howl » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:58 pm

Finally got back to reading Liar Game. I'm now up to chapter 150. Every time a new round starts in this manga, I want to quote Sherlock and say, "The game is on!" XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby ClaecElric4God » Fri May 01, 2015 8:26 am

Finished Pandora Hearts. Surprisingly, I have very few words. It was pretty and nice and good. I teared up a bit, which was rather unexpected.

I feel bad because, although the story is quite beautiful and well done and I have nothing against it, SPOILER: Highlight text to read: my level of interest and engagement in the story of Pandora Hearts literally plummeted after Break's death. I wanted to see it through to the end, but at that point I wasn't upset or surprised excited or overwhelmed about much of anything. I'm glad I finished it and I definitely enjoyed it, but it just wasn't the same without Break.

I'm also surprised that everyone was surprised about Reim and Sharon. It was foreshadowed at Break's death when he saw a picture of them with a kid. So it was very much expected as far as I could tell. Break is smart.


All in all, it was beautiful, and while Tsubasa still holds a strong first in my heart, Pandora Hearts did give it a run for its money, and I'm very pleased to have been able to enjoy this story. It's meant a lot to me, in more ways than one.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby GeneD » Sun May 10, 2015 12:39 pm

New Yotsubato! chapter *cries tears of happiness*

Still mostly reading Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, Pandora Hearts and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo. My idea of reading the latter "in-step" with the anime kinda got blown out of the water, it's ridiculously easy and quick to read, unlike the other two.

It's been on my radar for a while, but was prompted to start reading One-Punch Man after seeing character art for the upcoming anime. Briefly, it's about an unassuming man who is a superhero "as a hobby" but is so powerful he beats any opponent with a single punch, and thus is kinda bored and hoping to find someone who can present him with at least a bit of a challenge. It's way funnier and more self-aware and tongue-in-cheek than I expected. Needless to say I'm enjoying it immensely and speeding through it.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Kilvakar » Sun May 10, 2015 3:20 pm

Fairy Tail 429-432: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Well, glad they ended Gray's brief sojourn on the dark side, lol! While I suspected that he was infiltrating from the beginning, they did a good job of making you wonder. Although I've gotta say, all the torturing stuff that they referenced was a little iffy...maybe that's just me. But now I can't wait for them to finish off the rest of the Avatar army and reunite the main team. I hope they get ALL of Fairy Tail back, because it would be sad if even the "lesser" supporting characters didn't return. The guild just wouldn't be the same.

Bleach 625: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I'm glad Grimmjow's joining up with them. I was never a "fan" of him, but I really like that the Arrancar might be helping out. With the remaining Quincy and the Fullbringers helping out now, here's hoping that they might all be allied or at least on peaceful terms with the Soul Reapers after it's all over. I'm beginning to wonder if they'll ever show the full abilities of characters like Kisuke Urahara and the new Head Captain Kyoraku, as things seem to be quickly drawing to a close, but we'll see.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Wed May 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Liar Game chapter 151

How can the stakes be raised when they're already so high?! ._.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby artisticDreamer » Thu May 14, 2015 5:28 pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica vol. 1
I think that the manga is too fast paced; I preferred the anime's pace. But maybe that's because of how fast I read. Still very cure.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Mouse2010 » Sat May 16, 2015 7:48 pm

Just started Victorian Romance Emma -- found the first two volumes at the local library. I liked it, but I have to say that I know a lot about the Victorian period, and there were a few things I felt the story got wrong. The main thing is that I'm not entirely sure that Kaoru Mori quite gets the distinctions between the ranks in terms of status. For example, Kelly the former governess is supposed to have been life long friends with Al, who seems pretty working class. But governesses typically came from more genteel backgrounds: they typically had middle class backgrounds, or higher. But these are quibbles that I only notice because I know so much about the Victorian era. Apart from that, I'm enjoying the story. The artwork is good, of course, although it doesn't amaze me quite the way the details of A Bride's Story did.

Speaking of which, does anyone know when Volume 7 of Bride's Story is coming out? I haven't found a release date yet.

And speaking of both brides and manga set in Great Britain . . . I also read volume 1 of The Ancient Magus' Bride. I was intrigued by the way it draws from European, rather than Japanese, folklore for its fantasy setting. The first volume had enough promise for me to want to keep reading.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby artisticDreamer » Sun May 17, 2015 5:52 pm

Cardcaptor Sakura vols. 1-3
LoZ: A Link to The Past (by Ishinomori Shotaro) Compairing this to the manga by Himekawa-sensei, I am even more confused as to what the actual plot is than ever.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Mouse2010 » Thu May 21, 2015 1:38 pm

Volume 9 of Until Death Do Us Part. This manga is really hit or miss for me. The last volume dragged a bit, but I felt like there was finally a payoff in this volume. My real problem with this manga is that I like the premise (blind swordsman protects precognitive teenage girl from baddies), but not being a huge action fan, I always find myself wishing they'd taken the premise in a different direction. I'm more interested in character development than in exploring all these different sci-fi type weapons.

That said, in this volume, I felt like the story arc finally started doing something interesting. AND there was a game-changing character revolution in episode 138. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: All along it seemed that Mamoru was ignorant of Haruka's prediction that they would someday marry. In this issue, he finally reveals that he knows about that prediction . . . and he's cool with it. On the one hand, this is a move that certainly has the potential to alter character relationships in important ways. On the other hand, I kind of liked it better when I thought that Mamoru was protected Haruka for disinterested reasons. And while I don't mind large age gaps in my romances, Haruka is still only 13, so it's a bit early to be trying to advance the romance between the two! I'll have to see where they go with this.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Fri May 22, 2015 10:16 am

Aaaaand once again I haven't posted in this thread in *way* too long, LOL... :sweat:


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime chapters 64-65: This research is getting pretty interesting. (LOL at the SPOILER: Highlight text to read: "YOU'RE ANNOYING." message from the researcher they were trying to find, though. :lol: ) And aw, Ryuu... <3 And then in the next chapter: LOL, Shirayuki and Obi sneaking up on the trio (with Kiki helping to provide a distraction! :thumb: ) to play that good-natured prank was so cute. <3 :grin: And ROTFL, so they actually SPOILER: Highlight text to read: got the drop on that researcher, bwahahahaha! :thumb: :lol:


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun chapters 62-63: LOL, Hori figured it out. :lol: :lol: (Not his *own,* of course, but Seo and Waka's. :grin: ) And ROTFL, "I'm sure it'll write itself"! :lol: As for the second chapter: Bwahaha, Yukari's friends (and Yukari's very Nozaki-like imagining of/trying to use their conversations and interactions as manga ideas-- *especially* once she {accidentally} got drunk) were hysterical! :lol: :lol: (Poor Ryousuke. :lol: :lol: :lol: ) On another note, this series has now been licensed by the ever-amazing Yen Press :jump: , so I look forward to getting caught up with the volumes once they're released! :thumb:


The Heroic Legend Of Arslan chapters 22-23: I loved how handily they... well... handled the situation, LOL. :grin: It's also interesting how the slaves reacted here, in contrast to the ones in the capital... although the explanation was, of course, quite accurate. It was also nice to see Arslan learning from that experience, and discussing what kind of social system/skills training the slaves will need before they can be properly freed in the future. :thumb:


Hibi Chouchou chapters 57-58: ...Well, at first I was going to complain about nothing really happening in the first of these two chapters besides the seating placement (which Suiren herself even pointed out :P ), but then that secret note SPOILER: Highlight text to read: (festival invitation) + smile (!) happened, and... aw. :) And as for the second chapter: ...Finally! You see? It doesn't matter how shy/reserved you are, you have to actually *talk* with each other about these things!! What a relief this chapter was after the last few. <3 (Also: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Suiren's happy dance was adorable and amusing {as was Kawasumi's reaction to it :grin: }; Kawasumi's explanation that all she has to do is call and he'll be there, no matter what, was <3 <3 ; and OH MY GOODNESS that completely out-of-the-blue surprise-princess-carry where everyone could see FTW!! <3 ) So yeah, basically, the latter of these chapters made up for the previous few quite nicely. :)


Kimi to Boku. vol. 7 extra: ROTFL, this was hilarious!! :lol: :lol: It's actually one of my favorite chapters from this series so far. <3 :lol: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: First the glasses prank, then the (accidentally-aired) skit, then Koichi-sensei and Akira... :lol: :lol: I just couldn't stop laughing throughout the entire first bit. :lol: And the second bit (with the flashback + the little sweet scene afterwards) was just adorable. <3 (And then of course that just-as-expected skit #2 at the end, LOL...! :grin: ) It was just great. :jump:


Orange chapter 18: Oh man, this chapter was somehow equal parts dead serious, squee-inducing adorable, funny, and tense. :pikka: I was (quite literally) on the edge of my seat through every page. HOW DOES THIS MANGAKA DO IT. :pikka: Actually, this chapter, combined with the announcement that this series will finish sometime this year, is making me slightly terrified of the outcome of a certain character... :pikka: (But I mean that in a good way. ...Okay, wait, that didn't sound right, LOL. :sweat: What I meant is, it's good in that there's a surprising amount of suspense here regarding that character's fate; I honestly think it could go either way at this point. :pikka: NEXT CHAPTER WHEN.)


Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii chapter 28: Welp, that arc ended pretty much exactly as expected. :P On to the next... :)


Spirit Circle chapter 34: And here we are, the start of the (presumable) final arc! And wow... it had quite a start. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: At first, I was wondering how on earth Fortuna could've become the 'evil' person that he supposedly became; I mean, sure, he was arrogant and abrasive, but hardly evil. However, by the time it got to the point where he was 'healed' and mellowed by the others, I knew what had to be coming... and, sure enough, that kicker of a chapter ending delivered just the right blow to him to set off whatever chain of events is going to lead up to whatever he did that made him (supposedly) evil. Oh man, I cannot wait for the next chapter!


Taiyou no Ie, vol. 11 extra: Oh my gosh, poor Oda... :lol: :forehead: He sure wasn't kidding about his sisters. :sweat: No wonder the poor guy was confused! :sweat: :grin: (And LOL at poor Daiki's face when Oda said he was trying to figure out why people fall in love. :lol: :lol: ) I also liked that even though Oda was making Chihiro misunderstand (simply due to his own confusion), they worked it out quickly SPOILER: Highlight text to read: (and even got some kisses in there <3 ). :) This was a nice extra.


Zetsuen no Tempest chapter 36: PLOT TWIST! :jump: (Actually, more than one! :thumb: ) Plus, SPOILER: Highlight text to read: that whole conversation between the two girls was just so interesting. And oh man, that reveal about who the REAL Magician of Exodus is, and also the reveals about the REAL purpose of both Trees (etc.)... This is only making me love the series even more. <3


And Are You Alice? chapters 1-43 (so far): I'd had this on my to-read list for a while, and recently I'd really been feeling in the mood to watch/read something Alice In Wonderland-based, so I dove in. And now I'm hooked. :thumb: Indeed, this is one of the more interesting takes on the story I've seen (in any medium). For one thing, there's the gender differences-- (the 'current') Alice and the Queen Of Hearts are male; the Caterpillar and all of the Queen's Cards minus one are female; etc.-- however, it makes perfect sense in-story, since those people are simply the most-fitting for each of their respective 'roles' (gender regardless), as chosen by the White Rabbit. For another thing, there's the series' interconnected story-within-a-story premise-- Lewis Carroll is SPOILER: Highlight text to read: (or, rather, was) an actual character in the 'real world' (and seemingly rather mad himself, to boot, SPOILER: Highlight text to read: even before he wrote himself into Wonderland), and he wrote the original Alice In Wonderland tale for the sake of the real (original) Alice Liddell. I tend to really love story-within-a-story stuff, so that whole aspect is right up my alley. :thumb: Thirdly, the in-story 'game' (to SPOILER: Highlight text to read: kill the White Rabbit-- which was set up by the Rabbit himself!), along with Wonderland's rather complex rules of who-can-do-what-to-whom-and-how, actually feel very fitting, and provide another interesting element to the story. And fourthly, it's surprisingly dark. I mean, there's certainly a fair share of humor sprinkled throughout (mostly courtesy of the MC :grin: )-- in particular, the whole bit where SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Jack 'captures' him was hilarious :lol: -- however, it can also get more than a tad disturbing at times. :pikka: (For example: While the Queen Of Hearts both is and is not quite as psychopathic as expected {it's complicated... :sweat: }, not even young children are immune to his scythe; the Duke is a monster both literally and figuratively, and what he routinely does to the Duchess is disturbing in more ways than one; if a character SPOILER: Highlight text to read: is truly sweet and wholly pure-hearted {of which there are actually very few in the series, although to be fair there are enough likeable and/or just generally interesting gray-area characters to make up for it}, they are nearly guaranteed to be slain without mercy {and sometimes without even a warning} :pikka:; even aside from the Queen Of Hearts' judgments, there is a good deal more than one rather... lingering stabbing {by knife and sword}; and while many of the characters are more on the 'eccentric' end of the scale of 'mad,' there are several who are very definitely insane-- violently so.) Of course, YMMV on whether you think that last one's a point in its favor or not, LOL, but while I certainly wasn't expecting this to be as dark as it is, I have to admit that I personally kinda like it's even-more-twisted take on the story, since AIW adaptations are rarely this intense. (And it certainly keeps you on your toes as you're reading it, too. :thumb: ) All that said, the series does begin rather confusingly (until things are explained), and you do have to pay attention to know what is from the 'real world,' what is from the *original* Alice In Wonderland world, and what is from the *current* AIW one, but the series quickly becomes addicting, and as I said above, I'm quite hooked now. :thumb: Can't wait for more!
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Tue May 26, 2015 10:54 am

Yesterday I got the second vol. of I Am Here! in the mail. (weird the mail came on Memorial Day...) Of course, I finished reading it like in an hour. XD I was pleasantly surprised by the size of this volume, it's bigger than the first.

So: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I'm glad she chose Hinata, I always liked him better for her. He was nice and likable, without being annoyingly "perfect". (like Masaya from TMM; can't stand that guy) I was hoping that he wouldn't be bad somehow (was a little suspicious cuz of the whole black rabbit thing). Also, I was and wasn't surprised about Teru being Black Rabbit. I figured it would be WAY too obvious if Hinata was him, but I thought it would hardly make sense for it to be Teru, since they act, like, WAY different. XD I thought Teru would be Mega Pig (just cuz). But all that was way off with him being Black Rabbit and Hinata being... the sun? Yeah, no username for him XD So I knew it couldn't be Hinata, but at the same time it was hard to believe it was Teru, even though it may have been predictable from the beginning. And regarding Mega Pig... I liked the extra chapter about him, and I think I like him best, he's reallly good-looking. XD (but it was hilarious how he described himself to Hikage XDD) And I don't care what happened, I still hate Aya. She was more evil than the bully-type girl in Kitchen Princess. -_-

Overall, enjoyed it, and it's nice to own a full manga series, even if it is only 2 volumes. XD I also own all of Mega Man Megamix, but I still need to get the last two volumes of Gigamix. So I dunno if that counts as having a full series. XD
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby NekoNinja16 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:43 pm

Got the first volume of Let's Dance a Waltz (or Waltz no Ojikan) today, so cute. ;w; I love shoujo I guess, can't seem to escape it. :'D One of the reasons I decided to buy it (though my dear brother paid for it, I couldn't stop him...) is it's by Natsumi Ando, who was one of the two names on Kitchen Princess, which I read through and enjoyed. I actually like the art style better in Let's Dance a Waltz, it seems like the mangaka has improved, and it just feels less Tokyo Mew Mew style, more normal but still cute. :3 (some time the overly-big and sparkly eyes can bug me in stuff like TMM) Anyway, I plan to get the rest since there's only three volumes. ^^

Also, me and my brother made a note to check out something which looked rather interesting, it's Rurouni Kenshin, is the manga very clean? We saw Restoration vol 1 in store, but do you have to read the original to understand that version? Man, there's a lot for this series, I'm getting confused by all MAL is showing... but it looks awesome, so yeah, is it clean?

Oh, and while I was looking at manga, I also saw Millenium Snow and freaked out, because I saw it was by Bisco Hatori and IT LOOKED LIKE HARUHI ON THE COVER. AND TAMAKI. I do NOT like vampire stuff at all personally, but I found myself staring at the cover just because the girl's face looked like Haruhi and one of the guys looked like Tamaki... I love Ouran.
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 NekoNinja16 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:07 pm

Oh, also, is Otomen clean? I started reading it at the store, it's pretty funny. XD But it had the Teen rating too, so I dunno...
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 Panda4christ:3 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:07 am

NekoNinja16 wrote:Also, me and my brother made a note to check out something which looked rather interesting, it's Rurouni Kenshin, is the manga very clean? We saw Restoration vol 1 in store, but do you have to read the original to understand that version? Man, there's a lot for this series, I'm getting confused by all MAL is showing... but it looks awesome, so yeah, is it clean?

Edit: Oh, you already got an answer, my bad lol.

Anyways, I've been reading Chibi Vampire Karin because I picked up the first volume at a thrift store. It's cute, just really cute.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby Wolfsong » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:58 pm

Dawn of the Arcana: up to book 6 so far, quite interesting this one is. I look forward to seeing where this leads us.

Skip beat volume 6: ...gods and fishes...such insanity...brilliant! I am in love with this series and these characters.

Millenium Snow: While not a fan of vampires, I found myself drawn in to the deep feelings conveyed by the protagonists. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: The mixed feelings: The fear of an unending future, and the fear of an uncertain one. Both I understand so well, but Toya's who I sympathized most with, as I too feel nervous of the distant future. Not a favorite, but I remember it with fondness. Much more than Twilight, certainly.

Oresama Teacher volume 1: What. The. Heck. Have I stumbled into? Holy crow, this should be a ridiculous mess. Can't wait to read the next one.

Kingdom Hearts II volume 3 is finally here! And it too is another great read! I hope the next one comes out soon!

Vampire Knight volume 12: well, the drama's growing. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Will Zero eventually kill Yuki? Or will he steal her away from Kaname? What an adorable drama XD

Kamisama Kiss volume 17: Still quite good. A really cite series that has taken a slightly more serious turn, but its a good one. Looking forward to the next volume too.

Fate/Stay Night volume 3: wow. This is getting interesting so far.


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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:21 pm

Silver Spoon chapters 111-112

Hilarious as always, and I'm looking forward to seeing what this year will look like for them.
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby MangaRocks! » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:59 pm

Read some great new stuff this time (along with the usual continuations of series I've already been reading, of course :) )-- this is therefore going to be a massive post (I mean, a little more massive than usual, LOL :grin: ), but I'll separate out the new stuff at the end for easier reading. :thumb:



The Heroic Legend Of Arslan chapter 24: ......Um, wow. :pikka: Let's just say that I was not *at all* displeased when that sicko got some extremely unpleasant comeuppance... :pikka: (Of course, the *head* sicko is still there, but one thing at a time. :P )


Kamisama Hajimemashita, a.k.a. Kamisama Kiss, chapter 128: At first this was rather touching <3 , then came the "oh crap" moment when SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Tomoe learned about Nanami's life essence, and then it got ridiculously funny with the SPOILER: Highlight text to read: dressing up (ROTFL!! :lol: ) and Ookuninushi (LOOOOOL, oh man... :forehead: :grin: ).


Orange chapter 19: Wow. It was pretty amazing to have a chapter entirely dedicated to Kakeru's perspective. There was a tiny bit of humor near the beginning (I almost did a spit-take at SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Hagita in a skirt :pikka: , ROTFL!! :lol: ); after that, though, as you'd expect from a chapter using his viewpoint, almost all of it was deeply SPOILER: Highlight text to read: depressing (although I definitely do not mean that in a bad way; it was showing Kakeru's state of mind, after all). And oh man-- once I realized that it was not only from his perspective, but SPOILER: Highlight text to read: from his perspective in the original timeline, my stomach sank right through the floor and my heart started breaking, because I then knew SPOILER: Highlight text to read: precisely how the chapter had to end. :sniffle: This chapter got inside Kakeru's SPOILER: Highlight text to read: suicidally depressed head so vividly and so tragically... just, wow.


Spirit Circle chapter 35: Oh man... this chapter. It was so fascinating-- between seeing Fortuna as a youngster, and also all his research-- and, by the end, also rather chilling SPOILER: Highlight text to read: (yep, I think he just went a bit insane... :sweat: :pikka: ). So looking forward to the rest of this! :thumb:


Zetsuen no Tempest chapter 37: :wow!: ...My only reaction to the revelation in this chapter: Oh, wow. :wow!: This chapter was epic, and I cannot wait for more! :thumb:


Dengeki Daisy vol. 16 (end): What a great wrap-up to this series. <3 (And the epilogue chapters in particular were just perfect! <3 <3 ) This was an excellent series ended equally well, and I'm definitely going to keep on reading Motomi-sensei's works. :thumb:


Skip Beat! vol. 34: This volume was excellent. :jump: Firstly, everyone's inner thoughts (and expressions :grin: ) were priceless. :lol: And secondly, the character development here for SPOILER: Highlight text to read: both Kyoko and Ren-- Kyoko in particular-- was pretty satisfying. As for said development with Kyoko, it covered everything from the reason for her current fear, to using even her darkest feelings for her acting (actually, to use *everything*), to the realization that everything in her life-- every circumstance, every choice-- led her to this path, to finally accepting herself and her own feelings-- both the good and the bad. As for Ren, first (off-topic) I have to mention that I loved the hilarious little detail that the people in the background were staring at his hotness even as Kuon, ROTFL. :lol: *Ahem*-- back on track, though, him just letting go and (quietly) playing in the sea was adorable. <3 (As were all of his and Kyoko's interactions with him as 'Corn.' :grin: :grin: ) And then, to top it all off, for Ren to finally, finally be starting to think that, one day, he might be able to accept himself, too... <3 <3 Gah, so beautiful. <3 Can't wait for the next volume!



Aaaaand now for the brand-new stuff! :)

Haru x Kiyo chapters 1-8 (so far): OH MY GOSH. <3 :hug: I just randomly happened to run across this series somewhere (don't even remember how), but I am so glad I did, because it is so darn cute! <3 :jump: The MC's of this adorable romance are a towering, impulsive girl (Koharu Miyamoto), and a short, studious, extremely blunt boy (Kiyoshiro Mineta). Koharu's imagination/expressions/actions/reactions are very amusing, as is Kiyoshiro's bluntness. It's also fairly amusing how quickly both of the main characters' respective first crushes were... well... crushed, LOL, and even more amusing (and refreshing) is how (so far, at least) they've 'skipped' (or at least put an ever-so-slightly different twist on) a number of the typical shoujo steps in their own romance-- for example, going from a half-confession pretty much straight into dating, wanting to keep it a secret but instead it literally gets found out within like 5 minutes, the friends at first going ballistic but then one of them nearly-instantly gets a boyfriend herself, etc. etc. :grin: There are also pretty much no misunderstandings on Kiyoshiro's part, since he's so perceptive (in an analytical sort of way)-- he usually either directly points out whatever is necessary to resolve the situation (bluntness FTW! :grin: :thumb: ) or prods the person to think of/say it themselves; and on the rare occasion that he *isn't* perceptive, it's because he's so surprised that he can't think straight, but even then it gets worked out quite quickly-- and Koharu's worries are also usually dealt with in the same efficient manner. <3 (Oh, and speaking of Koharu, ROTFL at her enormous{ly tall} family, including her 'little' {*ahem* :grin: } brother, her {hilariously awesome} mom, and a dad who is wary but actually very quiet and shy for once instead of going down the stereotypical intimidating route. <3 :grin: ) So, yeah, this series has been a great little find so far, and I'm quite looking forward to reading more! :hug:


The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past (Shoutarou Ishinomori version) vol. 1 (complete): Hmm... I'd heard this was kind-of a classic, but I didn't really enjoy it all that much. :sweat: I'm a fan of The Legend Of Zelda series of games, but while this adaptation was kinda cute, it was short and just rather forgettable overall (so I'd much rather just play one of the games, LOL). *shrug*


On the other hand, though, I also read another classic which (IMO) truly lived up to that title-- To Terra..., a.k.a. Toward the Terra... / Terra e..., vol.'s 1-3 (complete): "In space, no one can hear you cry." This is an absolutely beautiful space opera that I cannot believe I didn't read sooner. <3 The art is amazing in a classic, stylized way (those character designs; those epic spreads!), and the story is deeply emotional. My only minor caveat to this otherwise rave review is that the ending was rather more... interpretive than I would've preferred it to be (...I had to read the end of the last chapter + epilogue like three times in a row to get what I *think* was going on with certain things... but I'm still not *entirely* sure, LOL :sweat: ; and there are still plenty of questions left open at the end about SPOILER: Highlight text to read: a whole lot of characters' fates, although to be fair there are hints, which you can take in several different ways. However, I will also note that the ending was actually a hopeful one despite that, so it's not like I thought it was bad or anything {far from it!}). That said, this series was just so darn amazing as a whole that I can't help but wholeheartedly consider it a masterpiece. And it's one I'll definitely read again. :jump:
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Re: What Manga are you reading?

Postby the_wolfs_howl » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:32 pm

I've just started reading the No.6 manga, which so far seems to be exactly like the manga, which is a relief. We'll see how it goes.

I've also read the first couple of chapters of Q.E.D., a fairly old mystery manga. I wasn't expecting it to be quite as light-hearted as it's proving to be, but it's enjoyable so far.
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