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    Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    Kuragehime
    By: HIGASHIMURA Akiko
    Genre: Comedy
    Serialized In: Kiss
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    Jellyfish! Otaku! Jellyfish otaku! Meganekko!! Welcome to the world of Kuragehime, winner of the 2010 Kodansha Award for best shojo/josei manga. The first translated chapter came out today, definitely worth reading.


    The first episode of the anime is subbed. Give it, and the manga a try! Chapter 2 was scanlated a few days ago; anyone looking for a funny, low key manga should give it a try!
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    Re: [Josei][New] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    Quote Originally Posted by mangatraders
    Kurashita Tsukimi is a "kurage (jelly fish) otaku" girl who wants to be an illustrator. She comes to Tokyo and starts to live in a girl-only apartment Amamizukan. One day she meets a fashionable lady, who saves a jelly fish. But she turns out to be a man in drag.
    I'm not usually into gender-bender but it does sound interesting... 5 official volumes so far, and 2 chapters scanlated. I'm going to read this and see if I like it ^^

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    Re: [Josei][New] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    I think you'll like it! I mentioned this in the anime thread but it seems kind of like a josei Genshiken (not only that the main characters are Otaku ). It's hard to judge off two chapters but the major theme seems to be that being fabulous is what you make of it. Kuranosuke is a fabulous strong women, despite being a man, Tsukimi could also be fabulous despite being an otaku.


    Chapter 6 is out, finishing volume 1. A slightly slow start to the series but with the main characters and plot established, I expect volume two will really be great. Chapter six was the best so far:

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    Re: [Josei][New] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    Yeah I just read this Kait and it's really quite fun and promising. The build up of these early chapters is great.

    Plot-wise it may not be unique, as there are a lot of similar shoujo like it (girl afraid of boys and society in general) but the story as a whole is endearing. ^^

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    Re: [Josei][New] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    I'm still waiting before judging the plot. The first volume was pretty typical, if well done: love yourself for who you are without judging others and you'll find a place in the world for yourself. Nothing really new there. I doubt the basic themes will change as the story progresses but I do expect them to be explored in greater depth and with greater sensitivity than the average manga. I'm not expecting Honey and Clover levels of sophistication and intelligence but it does seem to be an intelligent series.

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    Re: [Josei] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    i will be honest , at first i was afraid of gender bender, but i kind of enjoyed it really like from chapter 2..I didnt find anything like "outstanding" but rather really something enjoyable to read.lol i find it funny how every nerdy type girl in manga becomes a total beauty when she takes off glasses and loosens up her hair.Hilarious.

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    Re: [Josei] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    Waaa I just read up to ch 22

    I really love the humor. The plot thickens. It seems the older brother is getting pulled away from Tsukimi. And to make things more exciting, Tsukimi starts to look at Kuranosuke in a more godlike light

    I did hope that more would happen for Tsukimi and the older brother. But I think there'll be more room for that in later chapters to complicate things and mess with Kuranosuke and Tsukimi's feelings

    It's so exciting to see Tsukimi's concentration shoot up too when it comes to seeing jellyfish. LOL she ripped the pearls apart. That skirt (and the one she's making from the french dress) must fetch for very high prices!

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    Re: [Josei] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    I'm amazed at how fast the scanlations are going.

    how far off are the raws anyway?

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    Re: [Josei] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    Kuragehime rocks! So glad Funimation is bringing the anime to English speakers, can't wait for that. Wish the manga got an English release too, I swear on Xao Xao's horse I'd leap for joy if that happened. Tequila.

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    Re: [Josei] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    do you guys have any news on how scanlations are going with this?

    ---------- Post added October 15, 2011 at 03:06 AM ---------- Previous post was October 08, 2011 at 04:56 PM ----------

    haha funny. As soon as I ask about the status of scanlations chapters seem to be cropping up. ^^

    I'm loving the new Indian characters. It adds new flavor to Kuranosuke's cross-dressing... And a new chance at fighting has sprung up against the redevelopment thanks to the brother...

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    Re: [Josei] Kuragehime by HIGASHIMURA Akiko

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    do you guys have any news on how scanlations are going with this?

    ---------- Post added October 15, 2011 at 03:06 AM ---------- Previous post was October 08, 2011 at 04:56 PM ----------

    haha funny. As soon as I ask about the status of scanlations chapters seem to be cropping up. ^^

    I'm loving the new Indian characters. It adds new flavor to Kuranosuke's cross-dressing... And a new chance at fighting has sprung up against the redevelopment thanks to the brother...
    yes indeed. The enw chapter brought some Lol scenes. I loved the way otou-san kneeled haha thatw as hilarious.

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