||[Jul. 7th, 2015|07:07 pm]
I haven't been on LJ in forever. I only logged on lately to look at the pics of the new Viewfinder manga that haven't been compiled in a book yet. For some reason I've been rereading the published manga as well as fanfics. Apparently a new volume will be coming out later this year, so I look forward to actually reading the newer chapters. I really don't understand why I like this manga...Asami just doesn't make any sense to me, so I can't connect with him. I know he's a fantasy, but I feel like the artist is trying to make him less that and more...real? Not sure if it's working.
I'm currently waiting for two book orders that are on their way to me. Junjou 19, a sequel to a book I really loved, some random bits and bobs. I am also so looking forward to the third season of the Junjou anime that should be airing in Japan today! XD
I've also fallen head over heels for a tennis anime called Baby Steps. It's a sports manga with (mostly?) realistic play and athletic ability. People aren't doing magic tennis in this one. XD The main character is a super nice guy who works crazy hard, and his opponents are basically nice as well. The romance is sweet and not overly contrived. It's so refreshing! The second season is airing now and I am so impatient for each episode. I seriously considered buying all the manga out now (34 volumes?) but I don't want to spoil the manga by reading ahead. I'll wait for this season to end before I buy the manga and devour it all.
I'm also watching Kekkai Sensen, which is uber stylish (the opening, by Bump of Chicken, is SO AWESOME) but I don't connect with anyone so it feels very empty. It also hasn't had any new episodes recently so I'm wondering what's happening with it...
Also watching the Arlsan Senki anime, though I'm a couple of weeks behind on that one. I watched the old OVAs and miss the old art. I liked connecting back up with the characters, though! Arakawa didn't change them too much, so they felt familiar.
I only got through half of Shigatsu wa kimi no uso. I plan on finishing it, but I got the feeling that the best friend, whom I dislike a lot, will be very prominent in the second half so kept holding off. One of these days I'll marathon the rest...