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So I read Aqua today and thought I'd continue with Aria. However, I've heard lots of good stuff about the anime, so I'm not sure which one I should go for first. Is the anime different from the manga? Are there any things to consider?
Somehow I stumbled upon Ode to Kirihito; An old manga made by Osamu Tezuka. It's weird, but it's still entertaining and challenging to read. The left open ending made me quite sad though.
I recently started Sakamoto desu ga? This is awesome, Sakamoto is just fabulous! I will read the first volumes of Yozakura Quartet before watching the new anime.
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I started reading Anagle Mole. The art caught my eye a long time ago, but I didn't want to start until the hiatus was over. It really isn't as good as I wanted it to be. Pretty conventional, bordering on mediocre shonen battle manga. I really like the art style though and the characters are likeable. Plus, the story is improving a bit and there is plenty of potential.
I finished reading Sleeping Moon v1 and v2 (from Kana Miyamoto, yaoi manga) which was a good story and pick up from sublime manga. Really enjoyed both volumes and Kano Miyamoto gave her characters both male and female good art. The supernatural story was wonderfully told in all nine chapters plus the bonus and even spanning across two time periods with its deep curse plotline and backstory there and trying to solve the mystery/paradox of it all didnt feel cramped or constrained within the two volumes. In fact it was told quite well and even gave nice amounts of moments between Akihiko and Ren, Akihiko and Eitarou and even for the side characters to have some nice development too. Glad I purchased it and will reread again sometime. Its was really good.
And then vol 12 of Psyren I had picked up and hadnt read for awhile but finally got to it. Melchiz Vortex ftw! Hope theres even more creative attacks coming later.
The cover art of Ballroom e Youkoso caught my eye back when it was nominated for the Manga Taisho Award, so I'm happy to see in scanlated. The first chapter is being released in two parts, and the first part was pretty enjoyable with a nice art style. I look forward to reading more.
Funny because I just read this week another manga about ballroom dance called Butter!
I just read the first volume of 'Watamote' that Yen Press released. It was pretty funny, but also kind sad. I feel bad for Tomoko.
I reread Route 20, a short manga by famed animator Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, one of the founders of Gainax. Sadamoto is most famous as animation director and character designer for Neon Genesis Evangelion, as well as drawing the manga adaption. He also designed the characters for Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, FLCL, Diebuster, and many more. Route 20 is a great manga. Short, but definitely worth reading.
I finished Scientia on last night (but had no time to write about it), but probably one of the few Seinen aimed manga that didnt turn out entirely bad or boring. Perhaps the short focus of sorts and slightly interconnected stories made it feel unique and different from much of the tone of other series in the demographic. In any event I enjoyed spending the few hours to get through it. Alot of it was quite thought provoking imagining if I myself were in those situations if I would take up those offers. The musician one in Accelerator was most compelling in regards to that as it seemed to have one who was trying to things without any help and another who wanted all the help he could get just to succeed. In the end I think both routes were alright but kind of sad at the same time. I imagine it depends on what is fulfilling to each person themself, Id probably took the fame route, maybe.
Only thing I didn't like was the art, the characters always seemed to look the same, especially the female characters. Robot nurse didnt seem to be that different then the look of the one from the earlier story than the look of the mom in the daughter story and so on. They all always had that round face of sorts even the minor characters, it was really an issue when the builder story came up and he mentioned the female character we saw in a previous story who ended up getting a fulfilled life later.
I wouldn't mind reading their other works though.
Hum you must be quite picky if all the seinen you read bores you. I'm not sure the demographic is really the reason. They are quite equally distributed in my case.
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I'm currently Samidare (yeah I know I should have read it long time ago). But we are going to start a collective reading soon. So if you are interested in reading it or rereading it. Now is the perfect time.