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Natsume Isamu Fan Book [Jan. 5th, 2014|03:24 pm]
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The Natsume Isaku Fan Book arrived, and it was better than I had hoped it would be. It has a bunch of shorts, one that is a x-over in a public bath and more than one from Ameiro Paradox, Doushiyoumonaikeredo, and Tightrope. I guess those because they won the readers favorite awards…I was surprised by Tightrope's ranking, but perhaps the existence of the OVAs helped that one. I enjoyed the other manga artists’ shorts as well. Is it just me, or does Kaori Monchi just make everything seem more perverted? She did one of Tightrope. My favorite has to be Amagure Gido’s short for Doushiyoumonaikeredo. OMG so cute! Kurokawa has to decide whether he wants a drunk (and thus adorably open) but prone to falling asleep Shimano or a sober and tsuntsun but up for sexy times Shimano, and takes a gamble that he can get Shimano *just* drunk enough to be adorable but not drunk enough to just fall asleep.

There are also lots of 4-koma bits and pictures both color and B&W. So pretty! I’m happy to learn that Ameiro Paradox is definitely going to be continuing. I am with the fans in that Doushiyoumonaikeredo and Ameiro Paradox are my favorites.

On my not-so-favorites, I wasn’t that interested in Ayakazri Zoushi and Heart no Kakurega. The former just wasn’t that interesting, and the second…the couple in the first volume was meh, and I am not a fan of series that go from one linked couple to another so I didn’t pick up the second volume.

I finally watched the Tightrope OVA, and…it was so bad. I had really low expectations and was still horrified. My god, the production values were CRAP and Natsume Isaku’s character design does not translate well to anime. Or was it because the production values were so crap that they did a crap job of designing the characters? It was painful to watch, so I skipped around. And WTF was that midi garbage that was supposed to be the opening music? The voice acting was great (man, Ryuunosuke’s “Nao~~” is great), but overall... :P

I’m really worried about my previous order now, over a month overdue. The Fan Book arrived in about a week. Is my package lost? Do I have to reorder all the books in that order? ;_; I want to read volume 2 of Ikasama Memory! GAH.

This entry was originally posted at http://insaneneko.dreamwidth.org/495168.html. Please comment here or there.

[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2014-01-06 05:52 am (UTC)
Thinking about picking up that art book too, I guess this review is tipping the balance... 8D

And yay for Ameiro getting continued!!! I Doushiyoumonai used to be my favorite... But this one outranked it right off the bat. I guess it's also partly because of my seiyuu bias, and how well the drama CDs were done too. Kondo Takashi was sooo cute as Onoe.

Oh LOL. Thank goodness I didn't watch Tightrope ova then. I don't know... I just wasn't interested in the the actor chosen for uke so I didn't bother with the drama cd and anime for that ^^; good choice getting Tatsun in there though. He's always good.

I am not a fan of series that go from one linked couple to another so I didn’t pick up the second volume

Trying to rack my brain if there was ever a BL manga that made this work and, sadly, i couldnt come up with one T_T i dont know... if i end up liking one couple for the same title (eg Mainichi Seiten, Breakfast Club, Ze, etc...) i usually end up liking *only* that couple XD It's for the same reason I lost interest in Heart no kakurega... I think the first couple had potential though. So I was sorey disappointed that the focus shifted to the second couple (before the first one could even develop, IMHO).

Ikasama Memory I really like so far, so Im looking forward to see how this couple's story continues.... :D
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2014-01-07 07:48 am (UTC)
Thinking about picking up that art book too, I guess this review is tipping the balance... 8D

I didn't mention it in my post, but the Ameiro and Tightrope shorts are also very awesome. So funny!

I was taken aback by Naoki's voice actor in Tightrope as he totally didn't sound like I thought he would, but he did a good job.

I am with you on Ze. Didn't care for it partly because there were so many couples, half of which I didn't care for. I skipped the storyline of the second (main?) couple in Love Mode, wish she'd stuck with the first one or skipped right to the third one. :P
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