Hello my dear readers! Long time no see! How have you guys been?
I am finally back, and with a manga review and a kpop recommendation!╰(*´︶`*)╯ I have been thinking of “fusing” these two topics for a while now. I am only getting busier and busier and might not be able to write about every kpop song that comes out (and/or that I like) or every manga and anime I watch and read, so I have been thinking of putting them in one post. Of course, only if the theme is the same or they relate to each other. So after writing the review for Haruyuki Bus, I found This spring. Since their theme is about spring and love, why not put them in one post? Then if you want, you can listen to the song while reading the manga!(^▽^)
I came over Haruyuki Bus, when I was looking for a manga I could write about on my blog. This manga was one I wanted to read some months back, but at that time there were some problems with loading the pages (on the tablet), so I never got to read it. I came over this manga again last week and started reading it. Since this was in “history”, I could not see how many chapters it had, so I thought it was a short manga with 5 chapters or so. So I have to say I was pleasantly surprised every time I flipped over to a new chapter thinking “there is more?” (ﾉ≧ڡ≦) Teehee~!
Haruyuki Bus is written by Maki Usami and has 16 chapters that are spread through 4 volumes. The genre is drama, romance, school and shoujo.
Genres: Shoujo, romance, Sci-Fi
Author: Yuki Suetsugu
Synopsis: Aoba loves volleyball, but after an accident, she is unable to continue with the sport. Gin, the weird guy in her class, nominates Aoba as a volleyball member for the ball tournament. “I want to play with you” he says. How will the story unfold from there?
I wanted to make a quick review of this manga, which turned out to be quite long and not quick at all…
Author (story & art): Touya Tobina
Volumes and chapters: 5 vol. & 23 chapters
Published: Dec 20, 2008 to Jun 25, 2012
Genres: Drama, fantasy, romance, school, shoujo, supernatural
Synopsis (taken from myanimelist):
Hachiouji Takamichi, born into a “hunter” family responsible for protecting humans from demons and monsters, lost her beloved older twin brother when she was young. Taking over his role as the heir to the family business, she lost herself in her work as a hunter and cut away ties with others, preferring to be left alone. At age 13, though, Takamichi’s father forced her to begin taking care of two half-wolf/half-human puppies that were abandoned. In their family, it was traditional to take on a half-animal as a loyal servant called “jiujiu” to help during hunts. Despite her continued protests that she did not need any help, 3 years pass and Setsu and Yuugure, her wolves have remained by her side. Now that they are older though, they seem to have become more difficult to take care of.
Author (story and art): Karuho Shiina
Genres: Drama, romance, school and shoujo
Volumes and chapters: 6 volumes and 23 chapters (It says 24 chapters on myanimelist.net, but I have only seen and read 23 chapters)
Synopsis: Our protagonist Sachi Takamura has never had a crush, nerveless a boyfriend. Will this change when she goes to a gokon?
The first manga recommendation of 2016! 😀 When writing this post I realized that I have actually not posted any manga related post since September, I am so sorry about that! I will try even harder to become a better blogger! > <
I usually read manga on my pad now, and the first thing I see when trying to find a manga (to read) is therefore the cover. I try to not judge the manga by its cover, but Seiki no Mikata’s cover really triggered my interest! Do not pretend you did not get curious as well ໒( ͡ᵔ ▾ ͡ᵔ )७
English tittle: Nostalgia for the Blue Seashore
Authors (Story & Art): Minamori, Koyomi
Genres: Romance, Shoujo
Synopsis taken from myanimelist:
A great summer storm has just passed through a small town by the sea. On the silver sands beneath the high azure sky lay scattered the debris washed ashore the previous night. And there is also a surprise awaiting the group of friends gathering curious objects there – a young girl named Chouko. She is local and even though she is not sure what happened to her, she remembers the little sleepy town very well… the way it was over eighty years ago. Continue reading