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Kiraboshi Dial by Natsume Isaku [Jan. 17th, 2010|09:12 pm]
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I don't know what to say about Kiraboshi Dial by Natsume Isaku. I like it, but don't love it. It's about a doctor who goes to a small village and meets the very nice villagers and a very odd rich guy who likes to pay everybody for everything. The doctor and the rich guy both have their own problems that come out and are sort of resolved in their interactions. The art is pretty as always (love the not-very-graphic sex scenes as usual), but the story and the characters just didn't sparkle. I didn't find anyone super adorable at any point like I usually do in Natsume-sensei's stuff....

I listened to the cd drama hoping it'd make me love the manga, but I found it lacking. I think this is a story that needs the visuals to make it work. The voice actors were excellent (esp the rich guy!), but they couldn't make up for the fact that I wanted to see what was going on. I felt frustrated more than anything.

One of my favorite scenes: Rich guy takes doctor to see the stars...

And doctor is stunned.

I approve of glasses! Esp these. So interi. XD;

From the afterward: Doctor has rich guy try on his coat and glasses and finds that they suit rich guy quite well.


[User Picture]From: leviosa8
2010-01-18 08:01 am (UTC)
I recently purchased and read "Tight rope" by the same author, and the characters look a loooot alike, even the random!secondary guy. I guess the story will have its similarities too. It happens a lot in works from the same author. The stars scene is very nice!
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-01-19 05:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, the characters do look quite alike in all her manga. But I like her art and I usually like her characters so I'm all good. Have you read "Doushiyoumonai keredo?" That's my favorite manga by her BY FAR.
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[User Picture]From: leviosa8
2010-01-19 06:20 am (UTC)
No, I haven't, so I'll write that title down for future Amazone purchases. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-01-21 05:59 am (UTC)
You're welcome!

BTW, I recommend the Tightrope CD drama, if that's your thing. The special edition includes a booklet with a short manga in it.
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[User Picture]From: leviosa8
2010-01-21 06:56 am (UTC)
Oh? Thanks, I don't usually purchase CD dramas, but I'll keep in mind that there is one for that series too!
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[User Picture]From: cstoplurking
2010-01-24 04:55 am (UTC)
Second the motion, love "Doushiyoumonai keredo" a lot. Unfortunately, I can't read Japanese and need to rely on scanlation groups. It's just too bad that the group scanlating this is pretty slow.
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