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oldies but goodies [Aug. 17th, 2009|07:42 pm]
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I reread Komatta toki ni wa hoshi ni kike! by Abe Miyuki the other day, 25 volumes of it. I couldn't find volume 19. :P Wow, the art in the beginning is so different. It was hard to read, it was so bad compared to her art now. ^^; After several volumes I got into the story and enjoyed it, until I hit the kid who adored Kiyomine from intermediate school enters the picture and makes so much trouble. I wanted to strangle that kid. He should've been kicked out of school, frankly. I'd forgotten just how much of the series features him very prominently! I started skimming after a while, I got so irritated.

The everyone goes to Africa when Kou-san disappears thing was really excessive and pointless. I wish Abe-sensei just stuck with Ayako (her reunion with Kou-san was so understated and sweet!), Kiyomine, and Takara. The last volume was so, so gay. Are Kiyomine and Takara (and Reiichi and Okuno, and Asou and Kuzumi) together? It's so ambiguous yet...so gay. I don't *need* any of these people to be gay (frankly, Reiichi being gay with Okuno would pose some problems...Though I suppose he could have his brother produce the next generation if need be...), but at the same time it was frustrating.

I also reread Aiteiru door kara shitsureishimasu (Into your heart through the door) by Yamada Yugi. I loved the extra story they stuck in the Libre reprint! It pleases me to see a couple I find totally adorable having a raburabu daily life. Also, Shunji's silent scaring off of the other guy and Shouichi's total obliviousness is just pure joy. XDXD

[User Picture]From: flyby311
2009-08-18 05:49 pm (UTC)
I love and adore Komatta. Admittedly, I haven't read all of it (I've read more out there that is scanlated, but the person then pulled her translations because she started working for one of the groups scanlating), but I do have to agree with you about wishing Abe Miyuki just stuck to Kiyomine and Takara, with brief side forays into the others (...emphasis on brief, haha).
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-08-18 09:53 pm (UTC)
How far have you read into the series? According to manga updates the scanlations are into volume 11--which is not that far considering that the series ended kind of a while ago...

One of the most annoying things about semi-ensemble manga is that when the series gets long they focus a lot on the other characters, of whom you may not care much about. Or at all. :P
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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2009-08-18 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'm still following the scanlations, but the person really went far ahead with her translations. I don't remember exactly when she stopped... hm. It was volume... 15? 18? *killed* Yeah, not sure. XD

True true. :/ I'm a very main character centric person, so whenever this happens I despair inside. XD
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