Fangirl Confession

Never have I ever. I know certain storylines backward and forward (including both canon details and fanon interpretations). For instance, I own the InuYasha anime and still have whole files of screencaps from my days as banner-maker for several IY contest communities. I’ve watched the series in both dubs and subs. And I kept up with the scanlations back when we were nearing the manga’s completion. But I have never actually read the manga straight through from beginning to end. So I’ve begun collecting the series that made a fandom ficcer out of me.

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Rather nice of VIZ to re-release the manga in 3-in-1 omnibus editions with an unflipped format. (You wouldn’t believe how often I had to explain to someone which arm Sesshoumaru is actually missing because the printer had flipped the manga to read L-to-R for an American audience.) ::cringe::

How about you? Any gaps in your obsessions that you’ve been meaning to fill in?

9 thoughts on “Fangirl Confession

  1. I have watched and read Inuyasha in its entirety when it was originally released (though not again since). I never finished watching Yu Yu Hakusho, though. I meant to, years ago, but got caught in a few other manga instead.

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    • Yes, it’s been YEARS for me when it comes to my earliest manga/anime series. I plan to take this coming year for a reread of my library. Especially for those that are missing volumes. In fact, I believe I’m missing the final two volumes of YuYu Hakusho. It’ll be fun to mix some old with the new series I’ve begun collecting.

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  2. It’s not over an specific anime or manga BUT I have to admit that I don’t like movies related to anime/manga series. (Examples: Naruto movies, HunterXHunter movies, and yes, even InuYasha movies). Let me explain: if the movie does not add anything to the plot, it will not interest me. It would need a great amount of fan service for me to like it. Otherwise, the action, the suspense and intrigue are completely gone. I love Inuyasha, FMA:B, HunterXHunter, Naruto and other animes which have a couple of movies but I simply get bored with their respective films. Of course, there are a very few exceptions but still not worth rewatching any time soon or… ever.
    I don’t know if this counts as a gap but here you go. I hope I’m not the only one.

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    • Oh and I have been trying to fill in that “gap”. I’ve been watching movies of anime series that I like, although is still hard not to get dissapointed.

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    • Oooh, urg. The movies. I’ve seen all the IY ones, and I appreciated them only because they gave me screencaps of moments that NEVER happened in canon … like an InuKag kiss, brotherly cooperation, and rare glimpses of a non-fossilized InuPapa.

      I’ve never seen any of the Naruto (or Naruto:Shippuden) movies. That bad, eh? I’m not really surprised. I ended up skipping some filler arcs, too. Some gaps were never meant to be filled! ::laugh::

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  3. Never finished 3×3 EYES or Fushigi Yugi manga. 3×3 EYES bc I lost track so long ago I’ll need to reread the whole series and FY I stopped before the Sequel series (after they defeated Nakago).

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    • There have been a few series that I would reread from the beginning (or at least go back a few volumes) before cracking into the newest installment. When the world-building is complex or the dialogue nuanced with subtext and clues … yep. I always wanted to make sure I was catching everything the author wanted to convey.

      When I lose track because I’m losing interest, I don’t feel bad about ditching a book/series/show. I’d rather reinvest myself in things that contribute to smile-inducing enthusiasm and happy sighs.

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      • Yep! I gave up on Nisekoi back on volume…5 I think and I don’t feel bad about that. I actually gave up on IY somewhere around volume 32 (confession: I really dislike Inuyasha, he’s pretty much everything I dislike in a guy (I love the rest of the cast tho, especially Sesshoumaru and Kouga) so while I skimmed the final volume to see how he and Kagome wound up together, I was less than pleased (cough probably why I prefer FF cough).

        I also gave up, though for different reasons then the others, X by CLAMP. I loved CLAMP. So much. But the knowledge that X is very likely NEVER going to be finished dampened my want to read it…

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