[Video] My Manga TBR

I made a manga TBR video! It’s a lot longer than I expected it to be. I also have A LOT more unread manga volumes than I thought I did. 

A few of the volumes are re-reads like High School Debut, Otomen, and Skip Beat. I plan to continue these series, but it was such a long time since I last read these volumes I’ve already forgotten what happened. 

 

 

 

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[Game] So I’ve been playing Mystic Messenger

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If you play Otome games, then you’ve probably heard about this game. I sort of randomly found it while looking for a different game and initially thought it was another one of those ticket based visual novels where you have to wait 4 hours to get one ticket. Gosh I hate those games – I’m currently playing 3  of them – and how they practically force you to do the “Tapjoy” thing for points and spend money.

To my delight, Mystic Messenger is nothing like that. I find it rather unique in how it takes advantage of the fact that it’s a mobile game.  Basically, the game is designed to simulate a chatting app. It includes a photo album, email, “friend” profiles, chatrooms, messenger, and a call function. It’s really cool! Continue reading

[Manga] Kamisama Kiss vol. 1 – 5

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Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she’s just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwillingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has all kinds of new responsabilities she doesn’t understand, dangers she’s unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who’s… actually pretty hot. What’s a new-fledged godling to do? – Goodreads

Instead of a review of the manga so far, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what I like about Nanami as a character. Continue reading

[Manga] Dengeki Daisy vol. 2

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When Teru’s home gets burglarized, she ends up staying at Kurosaki’s apartment. The close quarters lead to tension, but things get even more complicated when a woman named Riko Onizuka shows up, bringing up a past that involves Kurosaki… – Goodreads

Volume 2 was way better and a lot more exciting that the synopsis makes it sound. I just can’t really write a synopsis without giving spoilers, so I decided to stick with this simple one from Goodreads.

I have a couple of things I want to discuss about the series so far, which is why volume 2 is getting its own post. I’ll probably start doing bulk reviews with the next volume. Continue reading

[Manga] Dengeki Daisy vol. 1

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After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges with DAISY, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her.

One day at school Teru accidentally breaks a window and agrees to pay for it by helping Kurosaki, the school custodian, with chores around school. Kurosaki is a slave driver and a bit of jerk. Despite their constant disagreements Kurosaki is there to help Teru in her greatest time of need.
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