If / Then. If you’re like me, and you think Kimi ni Todoke is just about the sweetest anime/manga in existence, then I have a recommendation for you. Ran the Peerless Beauty (complete in 10 volumes) has the same innocence and adorability. Recommended!
This last week, the final episode of the anime for The Ancient Magus’s Bride was simulcast (wrapping up at 24 episodes, plus a movie). I’ve been rereading the manga (before reading the latest US release, Volume 8), and I *may* incubating a plot!biddie for a fanfic. All of which means that Kore Yamazaki captured both my heart and my imagination. So when I found out that the mangaka has another series underway … I immediately sent for it!
I haven’t read it yet (saving it as a treat for hitting my writing goals), so no spoilers, please! ::twinkle::
I was first introduced to Barakamon by its anime, which plays to some of my favorite themes—sensitive artists, childish antics, small towns, and self-discovery. So I began collecting Satsuki Yoshino’s manga. Having grown up in Continue reading
I mentioned this manga earlier, when I had it on pre-order. The Case Study of Vanitas is the newest series from Jun Mochizuki, who authored the (now complete) Pandora Hearts manga. Continue reading
I’ll confess, I picked up Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi by HaccaWorks & nanao because I have a fondness for kitsune. The manga is very pretty, and Continue reading
The latest installment of one of my favorite stories came out this week—Volume 20 of Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa.
The latest volume of The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki arrived with a bonus. The special booklet contains a sweet little side story. This series continues to enthrall me with its art and storytelling. On a related note, the first episode of an anime is currently available on Crunchyroll. I indulged my curiosity and was mildly surprised that Continue reading
Last night, I finished the 24th (“final”) volume of Pandora Hearts, so I’m a little on the emotionally wrung out side. Amazing story. Intriguing twists. Endearing characters. I’m quite attached … so I was happy to discover that there’s a final-final volume I need to nab (Vol. 24+1) and what looks like a prequel (Pandora Hearts: Caucus Race) and three official guides that promise more art and side stories. I really must complete my collection.
On a related note, I have the first volume in Jun Mochizuki’s next series on pre-order. Volume 1 of A Case Study of Vanitas is due to release in English on December 5, 2016. I’m in!
Look what released this week! Continue reading
The second volume of Bisco Hatori’s Behind the Scenes came out over the summer, giving readers the opportunity to get to know more about the cast. The story is set on a college campus with four different film clubs. Ranmaru, the timid main character, joins the Visual Arts Club, which specializes in props, costumes, make-up, special effects, and all the other things that need to happen behind the scenes. Continue reading
Bride’s Story isn’t Kaoru Mori’s first manga. I’d heard of her previous series, Emma, which has been on my To Read list for ages. But the summary for Bride’s Story snagged my interest, so I ordered the first three volumes. Oh, my… love at first page! Continue reading
Pre-ordered this. The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volume 5 by Kore Yamazaki is on the top of my To Read pile for tonight … except I might go back and reread Volumes 1-4 first. ::twinkle:: Continue reading
This has been a very good week for my mailbox, with new releases arriving for several of the manga I’m following. Continue reading
When I find an author I really like, I usually go deep and read everything they’ve ever written. I trust them to tell a good story, but I also like the way they tell a story. Mood, tone, pacing, flow—they matter. And there are places I don’t like to go, so when I find a writer whose tastes align with mine, ah! Bliss! Continue reading