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tenzen momoko? [Jul. 20th, 2008|10:19 pm]
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Got another recommendation from Amazon Japan, Wonderful Days? by Tenzen Momoko with a limited edition booklet. I feel a need to explore this more because I am a sucker for limited edition booklets and the art looks pretty nice. So...I got some questions. I hope someone can help me out!

Has anyone read this manga?
Has anyone read this artist? I noticed that she has several manga published in English.
Like her? Dislike her? Why or why not?
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[User Picture]From: inga_b
2008-07-21 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'd say I like her art and I think her stories are nice and sweet. I do no care much for the coloured art from sensei, but her drawing style is very-very elegant and sensual. Imo, sensei's drawing has greatly improve: right the eyes of her boys are very lovely and the lips are sexy. Her boys have very elegant bone structure (both faces and the bodies) and beautiful long finger. As for the stories - all of them are slice of life. No action, no supernatural things, no fighting, no historical, no yakuza. Mainly just simple stories about falling in love - schoolboys (La Satanica), collegeboys and professors (Sonoki ni Sasenaide), school teachers (Paradise on the Hill), salarymen and flower shop boys (Manhattan Love Story - it's one of the earlier works and the faces are a bit more of a triangle type). Stories are very low on sexual content, of what I remember, but kisses are rather sweet. I usually pick up her mangas as at the moment I really enjoy sensei's art style and her boy (especially those wearing glasses) are eye-candies:D but I really wish for a new type of story from sensei. Oh, I like her slice-of-life ordinary people stories alright, but if sensei did some yaoi-cliches like yakuza or historical, it would satisfy just all my pleasure buttons::)))) So I'm still waiting for sensei to write her best story ::))) and therefore checking (and enjoying) most of her mangas when they are available.

I also saw that 'Wonderful days' tanko, but did not realize that it was a limited edition. I was going to wait for at least 1 chapter scanlation release (there is already a group who announced that they will work on it) to decide if I like the story enough to buy it. But if it is a limited edition.... then I guess I will miss it... I just tried to buy limited edition of Sakura Sakuya's Secretary smth, I ordered it 3 weeks after the release date, at that point it was already sold out amazon, and bk1 promised to get it for me, but after holding my order for 2 weeks, they eventually canceled it from my order. I'm afraid with WD it will be the same - sold out either on pre-orders or immediately after release date....
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-07-29 08:45 am (UTC)
Hm, slice-of-life can either delight me with it's sweet nothingness or utterly bore me because it's totally empty. I guess I'll just have to check out her other works and see if she does the kind of stuff I like.

The art from the covers of her manga look promising. Does her regular art compare well with her covers (nothing kills me as much as artists who draw lovely cover art but their regular art isn't nearly as good).

I hope this limited edition thing doesn't get too popular. I'd hate to miss out on a limited edition of one of my favorite manga. I have a bad feeling that if anything it'll only get more popular, though. The Japanese really like limited releases, after all. :P
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[User Picture]From: inga_b
2008-07-29 11:49 am (UTC)
Does her regular art compare well with her covers
strictly imo, I usually like her inside art better than her covers. Her drawing is pretty: the type of pretty which gives a very warm and sweet feeling. Her characters design is very distinct and immediately recognizable and very likable :) But her covers had never caught my eye when browsing amazon alike until I learned sensei's name and could recognize her style.

Limited editions are fancy, and a collector-fangirl inside me always wants to order them all immediately :D I have to fight these urges and only get the stuff I really want **sigh** ~_^
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