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super lovers by abe miyuki [Dec. 8th, 2009|12:35 am]
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Thanks to modorenai for pointing out a post with the first chapter at komahoshi. Damn irritating way to read the chapter (each image took forever to load and can't be saved...), but at least I got to see it. It's about a high school first year named Haru visiting his biological mother in the wilds of Alberta, Canada. His mother has taken in a mysterious kid found laying on a road without his memory and speaking Japanese named Ren. Ren runs around with the dogs. Haru, who is by nature very nurturing, takes care of Ren. Slowly Ren comes around, even though he's very afraid of nice people and Haru is the nicest person he's met so far. Haru finds Ren adorable and promises to have him come to Japan and live with him when he moves out of his house after graduating high school. At the end of the summer Haru returns to Japan and is met by his father and stepmother. The chapter ends with them in a car accident.

The story and the characters felt kinda disjointed. I couldn't get a good feeling for the characters, but then Abe Miyuki tends to be wishy washy in the beginning of her series, IMO. Is this going to be BL? Because Haru is about 15 and Ren is 8 when they first meet. I certainly hope the first chapter is a "how they meet" thing and the story will jump forward to when Ren is no longer a little kid if they are meant to be romantically involved. Otherwise I will be squicked. :P I really wonder what will happen in chapter 2 since the ending of chapter 1 was very ominous. I'm assuming the parents are dead, so what happens to Haru and his two younger brothers? Also, I'd think Ren will hold Haru to his promise and will come to Japan in two years...Or maybe not. I really don't get what kind of story this will be. Happy family manga? Angsty painful manga? Mix of both? *scratches head*

One really irritating detail: At one point Haru has a fever. The thermometer reads in Fahrenheit, but Canada uses Celcius ,right?

[User Picture]From: flyby311
2009-12-08 10:05 pm (UTC)
LOL, I hope it's a 'how they meet' thing too. Otherwise...

Also, Celsius according to my Canada dwelling friend. XD
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[User Picture]From: flemmings
2009-12-09 01:55 am (UTC)

Friends' FL

Well, yes, but-- we live next to a Fahrenheit countrythat makes our medical equipment, and even people born after the switch (in the early 70s) seem to think F as easily as C. So all thermometers I know of are either dual (if mouth) or switchable (if ear.)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-12-16 05:34 am (UTC)

Re: Friends' FL

Thanks for the clarification! I guess it makes sense that Canadians can use both scales. I still think it'd be more appropriate to use C in this case since the people involved were Japanese (or were sorta Japanese)...
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-12-16 05:34 am (UTC)
I don't think she'll degenerate into ick-ville...Right?
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