Currently reading Orange. Only 8 chapters out so far from which I've read 5 but I'm already in love with it. Such a refreshing, bittersweet story. Probably will continue now and pray for some fast releases.
Orange is a quite new serie from Betsuma (it started in April issue), so I'm afraid the releases won't be faster than the monthly schedule of the magazine
Wasn't sure if the scans are up to the raws. Meh =/ ~niichan
Last edited by k-dom; November 11, 2012 at 05:42 PM.
haven't been to otaku cafe for a while (well haven't been reading manga for a while as a matter of fact). but i just found this manga 'saru lock' today and i swear its totally awesome. a light read, and with fanservice bordering soft porn...but boy does it keep getting better or what.
I'm also catching up with Orange too. What a roller coaster of emotion in 2 hours. I love how the story develops, and the drawing is very good, I cannot ask for anything more really.
Last edited by Doraku; November 15, 2012 at 03:39 AM.
Right now I am trying to catch up with Kongou Banchou. It's a pretty decent shonen with it's ups and downs and I like the art and character designs.
I've also been reading Amanchu!. It's a decent slice-of-life with a laid back vibe and a pleasant art style.
EDIT: I just stumbled upon a new(ly scanlated) Kenji Tsuruta one shot. It's called Hita-Hita and it's only 8 pages but those 8 pages are glorious. I love everything by Kenji Tsuruta and I am obsessed with his art work. Finding this really brightened up my day.
EDIT2: I just started Dorohedoro and it's pretty good so far. I like the art.
Last edited by MattC302; November 22, 2012 at 01:10 AM.
i have started and catch up to the translations of green blood as i have heard praise for it so far so good. i think the era has been presented really well. i also started to catch up to the Hyakki Yakoushou . it is definetly interesting as a youkai manga. i will continue this 1 chapter at a time has some serious kanji in it.
@mattc302 amanchu is great. i liked the art and everything even the budding love between our girls. kozue really knows how to create a vivid world. as a diver myself cant explain the pleasure i get from the manga.
I started reading the new volume of Dorohedoro and I am A Hero today. I must say that both of them really fantastic, and it's too bad that they're scanlated on per volume basis. I also began reading the first chapter of Hoozuki no Reitetsu, the premise is really interesting and fun, I hope the scanlation comes out regularly.
I'm also thinking about catching up with Green Blood, but not sure when.
I also read Hoozuki no Reitetsu first chapter a few days ago and it was indeed a nice parodie. Though I fear that I will miss some references with this serie, momotaro tale was ok because it's very famous but I'm not that knowledgeable on japanese folklore.
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Oh nice new set :-)
Shuumatsu no Laughter wonderful new shounen with a lot of promise. I urge everyone to check this out because it may develop into quite a big and popular series over time.
I just read the one shot for Flying Witch and then the first chapter of the serialization of Flying Witch. Both were pretty cute and funny. I'll continue with the serialization if it keeps getting scanned.
EDIT: I also started reading Centaur's Worries. It's a cute slice-of-life about animal people(cat girls, centaur girls, satyrs, mermaids, etc..), but it is also kind of interesting. It goes into race relations and how these animal people evolved and what not.
EDIT2: I finished reading Mori Kaoru's Anything and Something short story collection. I bought it strictly because it was Mori Kaoru, not really having much expectations of a short story collection, but I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. The first half is short stories and the second half is illustrations and other stuff. It features the short story Sumire's Flowers, which was probably my least favorite of the bunch, but still interesting.
EDIT3: I just finished reading Danza by Natsume Ono. It's a short story collection and it was pretty good. Only one of the stories contained within wasn't very enjoyable.
Last edited by MattC302; December 17, 2012 at 07:32 PM.
I have read the first volume of It's your world. It's probably only available in French but I recommend it to all French readers who can find it and like slice of life mangas. Some of the culture differences were well done and it was not too cliché. A lovely humor made it a really enjoyable read, I'm waiting for volume 2 to be released in January.
There are two old manga which I recently picked up, but I haven't finished reading it yet:
1. Master Keaton - Actually I think I had finished this Manga a long time ago, since it was licensed here, but the fact that I barely remember the plot at all made me pick up this series once more. A solid story judging from the first three chapters, I'd definitely read this until the end. Probably I'm going to like this more than I like Monster.
2. xxxHolic - I never become a huge fan of CLAMP's works, yet I heard a lot of praise about this manga, so I decided to pick it up. The artwork is typical CLAMP, which I'm not really familiar with, but I liked it.
I tried the first chapter of the new series drawn by Oh! Great, Biorg Trinity. I can't really make any judgements yet besides the fact that I like the art, and though confused, I am still intrigued.
I also read what seems to be a one shot from Takehiko Inoue, called 'Piercing'. It was fine for a one shot, and had good art.
EDIT: The last chapter of Kongou Banchou just came out, and I'm satisfied with the ending. It was a pretty good read. A nice, mid-length shonen battle manga.
EDIT2: I recently bought the Yen Press edition of Thermae Romae and it far exceeded my expectations. It was really fun and interesting.
Last edited by MattC302; January 03, 2013 at 12:16 PM.
Recently I'm catching up with Mangaka-san to Assistant-san. I'm a fan of the author since he also makes a couple of Fate universe doujinshi, so I decided to pick it up even though it seems a little bit deviant from my usual taste. The manga is a fun manga, even though there is no distinctive feature that I could recognize from it. I enjoyed it as a lighthearted reading, so I do not have any problem with it's over the top fan services.
I'm currently half-way through Dragon Head. I like the manga so far.
Right now, i'm reading Kuroko no Basket from the begining till the point covered by anime. I already read it till the current chapter.
I'm not a fan of basketball, but i am enjoying this manga full of comedy.
Still no plans to read anything new.