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manga heaven! (small doses count) [Oct. 3rd, 2012|06:28 pm]
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Yesterday I got a small order from Japan that made me UBER HAPPY. My happiness was slightly diminished when I realized that Castle Mango volume 2 (the final volume!) was out and I hadn't ordered it. But back to the happy stuff...

Ameiro Paradox volume 2 (also final volume!) by Natsume Isaku: LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Can I say love some more? It keeps the light, humorous touch of the first volume, just with couple-issues (rather than becoming-a-couple issues) as well as the work stuff. Onoe is adorably dorky and you can so see why Kaburagi can't help but be in love. SO CUTE.

-Onoe's ever-changing and oh-so-transparent facial expressions. I especially love the wavy-line mouth he does when he's utterly flustered. And the blushing!
-Bathroom sex!! The expression on Kaburagi's face when he realizes that Onoe is so into his slicked back hair/bow-tie look is priceless. And how they realize that the scoop they were there for is such a non-scoop right afterwards! They were even prepared with camera watch and pen recorder!
-Kaburagi all jealous over Onoe's friend Masayan.
-Editor in chief. I wouldn't want him as a boss (but then I'd never work in such a job), but as a character in a manga? Priceless! How he needles Kaburagi at the end is so mean, but so awesome.
-Onoe's starry eyes when he turns to Kaburagi for affirmation re: Kaburagi caring about his sister. How can Kaburagi turn away?
-Kaburagi's sister saying "Shake me off? What am I, salt?"
-BEST PART is the insert four-koma manga, the one with Kaburagi talking Kansai-ben. Onoe can't handle sleeping with a Kansai-ben-talking Kaburagi. It's like sleeping with some strange dude! The other one with Natsume-sensei throwing in the random "ame-chan" was also very cute.

Super Lovers volume 5 by Abe Miyuki: Still kinda odd, but now that the twins are truly settled in their roles I feel more comfortable. I still can't get the hang of Haru and Ren's relationship and Haru in general just baffles me, but I can deal. Not *that* fond of the new character introduced in this volume and the developments that come from it. Haru being an overprotective mother hen and total dork never stops being amusing, though. And the commentary from the peanut gallery (everyone else, mostly the twins and the other workers at the cafe) are great.

Silver Diamond volume 25 by Sugiura Shiho: I had previously bought volume 26 but forgot to stick volume 25 into my shopping cart. (My chagrin when I got my box and realized I hadn't ordered 25 was huge. HUGE.) Oooh, man. I love this series so much, and I really want to get my hands on volume 27 (the end!) when it comes out later this month. How much better can it get? It's fantasy with great characters and great friendships, in an interesting world. In the end, though, I love this series because it has heart and the angst/bad-shit isn't overdone. The reveal re: the sanome was pretty awesomely nasty but not over the top, mainly because we see it through the eyes of someone who is uber-repressed at this point. I want to know how it all goes down!

I will have to do a mini-order consisting of SD 27 and Castle Mango 2 for later this month...

This entry was originally posted at http://insaneneko.dreamwidth.org/486791.html. Please comment here or there.

[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2012-10-04 01:11 pm (UTC)
volume 27 (the end!)

Awww, I totally didn't know that was going to be the end! (Or that it was coming out, oops.) Now I'm kinda sad.

(I'm avoiding comments on Ameiro Paradox 2 until I get my copy.)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2012-10-04 06:46 pm (UTC)
I'm sad that it's ending, but the ending looks to be pretty awesome so I'm super excited. Too many series end badly, or oddly, or ridiculously. I have high hopes on this one.

Ameiro Paradox, so worth the wait! Hope you get your order soon (and it doesn't travel more than necessary).
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