A comic batch! I’m fairly certain I promised this a while ago. Oops. Anyway, I’ve been borrowing some stuff from the library, so here goes!
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Black Butler Ciel Phantomhive is a young aristocrat in a fantasy Britain, and he is the owner of a very successful toy manufacturing company. but not is exactly how it seems, with Ciel having an unusually capable butler, Sebastian, and he has responsibilities that might be a bit heavy on his child-sized shoulders.
I’ve tried to read this before, but to some degree, it’s not my thing. I love the aesthetic of it, but despite being targeted more towards girls/young women who read shounen it’s not really targeted to me. I want to like it though. It’s the right genre, it’s the right aesthetic, it’s the right kind of art. But it all kind of falls apart for me in the story-telling itself. At least 2 volumes in. Continue reading →
Kaori Kurokawa doing the princess carry on Kouta Shiraishi on the first cover of the series.
Kouta Shiraishi is popular among the girls, and has always been. But then he meets Kaori Kurokawa, who shows no interest in him as such. Instead she seems to be competition due to her habit of acting like a hot guy. He decides to make her fall for him, and to do that he says he’ll help her get rid of her habit. But is that really how it will all end up in the end? Continue reading →
As the 19th century draws to a close, the end of the world looms. The clan of Noah and the akuma prepare to trigger the Three Days of Darkness. A holy war has raged between the Millennium Earl and the Black Order, an organization formed to save the world.
Our hope lies in a holy weapon called Innocence and those known as Exorcists, who wield it against the Earl’s evil agents.
Allen Walker has an arm with special powers. It can kill “akuma” – a sort of artificial demon – and save the soul that inhibits it. Because of that he has been sent to the Headquarters to become an exorcist by his master, who picked him up after he got cursed by his father, Mana Walker, for turning him to an akuma. Continue reading →
This batch is… a comic batch post! It’s actually a batch of first impressions of comics. I don’t do a lot of first impression posts, but I thought I’d share at least a few first impressions. I’ll try to make more comic/novel posts in the future. And I hope to get in at least one game post before the year ends.
Honkai Impact 3rd
14 years has appeared since the last herrscher appeared, but now one has appeared in Nagazora. It’ll be the start of the third Honkai War. Continue reading →
Kyoha has been raised at a brothel and now, as an adult, she’s – as is natural – a prostitute. One day one of the others are murdered by her lover and Kyoha is rather cold about it. But the life of a prostitute has taught the woman a lesson she’ll never forget. Continue reading →
Futaba Yoshioka really dislikes boys. Except for Kou Tanaka. But after inviting Futaba to a date during summer vacation, Kou doesn’t come to it and when school starts again, Futaba learns that Kou has transferred during the summer.
Three years later Futaba is a first year in high school and for some reason she always reacts to the name of her teacher Tanaka, who’s somehow similar to the first love of hers. And one day she bumps into a guy he kind of looks like Kou, but has a different surname. Confused she follows him as they live in the same direction and it turns out it’s the Kou she once loved. But the Kou now and the Kou then are different… Continue reading →
Exa is the Hero of humans in a world where demons and humans co-exist, but war against each other. Sheila is the Demon Queen and her goal is to kill the Hero and exterminate humans so that demons can live in peace. One day she gets her chance to kill the Hero, but as she seems to be attacked by a dragon, the Hero saves her and Sheila changes tactics to pretending to being weak and having fallen in love with the human. She then starts following the Hero on his journey to defeat the Demon Lord without killing demons, hoping to get an opportunity to kill the Hero before he kills her. Continue reading →
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Vivi is a demon duke and was bored with the Demon World and so he moved to Earth, taking his butler Toni and his holiday house with him. A year later he found a human girl at his doorstep and named her Hana. Now Hana is 14 and demons are desperately trying to get Vivi to return, involving the young human girl into their schemes. And while this is happening Vivi and Hana are slowly realizing they don’t just love each other as family, but demons and humans shouldn’t be together.
As good as the premise sounds to me, this was a pretty boring read. The ending was bitter-sweet as Hana dies and Vivi stays on earth with their two half-human/half-demon children and I loved that part. The jokes were also pretty good. But, everything else was average and at times pacing was bad. All in all I liked it for the jokes and the bitter-sweet romance, but this is not something I would recommend to anyone.
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Kousei Arima (CV: Natsuki Hanae) used to play the piano, but after his mother died he lost the ability to hear himself play and he stopped. One day he is asked to go as Friend A with his friends Tsubaki Sawabe (CV: Ayane Sakura) and Ryouta Watari (CV: Ryouta Oosaka) and the fellow classmate of Tsubaki and young violinist Kaori Miyazono (CV: Risa Taneda). The young violinist start to violently and forcefully changing Kousei’s life after their meeting, and little by little Kousei is forced to deal with all his past demons and the ghost of his mother.
This is a story by Naoshi Arakawa that really wants to tell you something and the original comic is well made although I saw a few issues in the art once in a while. The pacing was messed up in the anime as they too religiously followed the original work, but it doesn’t change the beauty of this work. The story ends in my favourite way – bittersweet – and the general theme here is classical music. A question it rises for a fellow classical musician, as myself, is “Should you play as you wish, or follow the score to every point?” Another question that would go for everyone is “Are you ever ready to give up?” Continue reading →
Kimi no Kachi is a collection of romance short stories with a school theme.
You Win (Kimi no Kachi) Ayu doesn’t like Kataoka. Early in the school year she accidentally got coffee from the vending machine and tried to give it to him. He didn’t want it and then he got another coffee for himself. That left Ayu with the impression that he’s mean. But when the seats change in class, she starts changing her mind. Continue reading →