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blah blah blah [Apr. 19th, 2012|09:49 pm]
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I am currently building a huge to-buy list set of open browser tabs of books and manga and am shuddering at the cost. I keep asking myself, do I need this now? And the answer is almost always "YES." *sighs* The bk1 takeover thing is throwing me off as well. I hope they keep their shipping policies the same, otherwise I'm going to be making less frequent but larger orders from amazon japan.

List of books I'd totally buy RIGHT NOW if they were out now, damn the exchange rates and shipping costs:

-New Sekaiichi Hatsukoi manga, especially if there's lots of Takano/Ritsu. I MISS YOU.
-New Junjou Romantica, with lots of Romantica and/or Terrorist (and no Egoist, please!)
-Hakkenden volume 11 (finally getting into stuff I haven't read before!)
-Super Lovers 5 (this series finally feels solid to me, after three or so volumes that kinda frustrated me)
-Nijuu Rasen volume 7--please stop writing Ai no kusabi and jump back on to this!!
-Ameiro Paradox 2--love this bickering couple, want more Natsume Isaku sex scenes
-Castle Mango 2--don't care if the story gets dark, I just want to read more. Have only seen Chinese scans floating about...

I feel like I will only get satisfaction if I start buying the magazines, but I know I must resist the temptation. That is a path I do not want to start down on. GAH.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that there are five volumes of Aitsu no daihonmei out since the first volume was popular...Does it get better? I couldn't stand the seme's self assured meanness and the abject pathetic nature of the uke in the first couple of volumes and never read more. Looking back at it, though...I think what really put me off was the artist's inability to give the seme any other expression other than a smirk and make the uke look really stupid. Do they become more expressive?

I watched the first two episodes of Tsuritama and am baffled by it. The alien boy is very annoying (he felt like a more extreme, less cute and thus less tolerable version of Ed from Cowboy Bebop). The main kid's overreactions are a bit tiring (the freaky shriveled red head look was rather icky, too). I like fishing prince kid okay (love his glasses and hair). The grandma is cool (love her glasses and earrings). Love alien younger sister's crazy dialects (though she looks ridiculous). Also love other alien dude and his duck because...duck. Yeah.

Also saw the first episode of Sakamichi no Apollon. Main kid's sullenness is understandable but a bit offputting. Not a jazz fan so the music doesn't do crap for me. Also, obligatory insult to classical music annoyed me as a big classical music fan. I will watch a bit more to see if I like it any better. I hope they stick with jazz with melody because I'm really going to be put off by the music if they go too avant-garde.

This entry was originally posted at http://insaneneko.dreamwidth.org/482335.html. Please comment here or there.

[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2012-04-20 05:20 pm (UTC)
I can't help with anything else (dang do I want more Ameiro Parodox!), but Junjou Romantica 15 comes out May 1. (Unless you were thinking one volume past that? Because that won't come out until December...but it will have a special version with an OAV.)

Also, bk1 shipping is supposed to stay the same through the merge, yes.

(Also also, I added the book you just summarized to my own to-buy list, darn you.)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2012-04-23 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks for the heads up on Junjou Romantica. For some reason I missed that when looking at the upcoming and recently released stuff I wanted to get.

(Also also, I added the book you just summarized to my own to-buy list, darn you.)

LOL. Hope you like it!
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[User Picture]From: sara_tanaquil
2012-04-20 10:39 pm (UTC)
I can't say I've fully kept up with Aitsu no Daihonmei (it's one of the things I keep buying but have fallen behind on reading), but based on what I have read, I don't think it really changes. If you didn't like it in the beginning, you probably won't like the later volumes any better.

I will happily defer to anyone who has been devouring every volume who advises otherwise, though. I really can't remember how far into it I read.

I have a feeling one of those long and ugly shopping lists is looming over me even now.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2012-04-23 12:32 am (UTC)
Okay, I won't bother with Aitsu no daihonmei. I was just curious since sometimes series change as they go on.
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2012-04-21 06:06 am (UTC)
I watched Sakamichi no Apollon and Kuroko no Basuke on the same day and I must say... Kuroko's definitely more BL-ppoi to me than Sakamichi XDD Plus the title character is soooo uke dang adorable!!!

I don't know what it is... I was actually excited about Sakamichi since I love jazz and it seemed BL-ish enough. But after watching the first ep, I was just meh about it ^^;

Yes, I totally second Castle Mango 2 and the next SekaKoi vol... but when are they gonna be ouuuut. I keep holding off my to buy list because of Castle Mango~~~
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2012-04-23 12:33 am (UTC)
I saw Kuroko no Basuke the other day---it made me laugh because it was sooo shonen sports manga. I like it enough I'll keep watching it. I watched the second volume of Sakamichi and liked it a lot better.
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