Weeks 10-12 of Manga Hoarder’s Manga Reading Challenge!!
Super mini reviews included.
Skip Beat volumes 1-5
I’m so happy to be reading Skip Beat again! It’s been a couple of years since I stopped reading it, so I decided to start it again. Skip Beat is one of my favorite anime ever, so much so that I decided to read the manga. I’m so glad I did. My favorite thing by far, is the protagonist, Kyoko. She’s not your typical heroine and you can’t help but love her. I love that her motivation is revenge, and I also love how gutsy and passionate she is. I have a lot of things to say about Kyoko, but I’ll save that for a different review. Perhaps the one things I don’t like about this manga is the art style. To be precise, I don’t like the body proportions of the characters. They have ridiculously long legs, small faces, and borderline ridiculous long pointy chins. I appreciate how they were drawn in the anime a little more now. This won’t stop me from continuing reading the manga, it’s just too good!
Challenges met: A manga that features a female main character
Week 6 and 7 of Manga Hoarder’s Manga Reading Challenge!
You guys! I’m so close to being done with this series. I’m so excited, but also sad because I am loving this series so much.
These last two weeks I read 3 volumes of Kamisama- Kiss. I read volumes 19-21.
The thing about trying to complete a series while doing a challenge is that I can’t really complete any new challenges. Kamisama-kiss pretty much completes the same 6 challenges, volume after volume.
Anyway, as far the manga is concerned, I felt these weren’t the best volumes. Especially volumes 20 & 21. I love Nanami’s character, however, sometimes she can be stubborn. The kind of stubborn that leads to stupid mistakes that could have been avoided. I tend to find these types of stubborn characters a bit annoying. I really hope that she goes back to her smart strong self in the last few volumes, otherwise, I’m going to be pretty disappointed.
This is week 4 of Manga Hoarder’s Manga Reading Challenge!
For this week I read: Kamisama Kiss vol. 18, Gintama vol. 1, Gintama vol. 2, and a graphic novel “Real Friends”.
Kamisama Kiss vol. 18
Another great volume in this series. This volume focused more on Nanami and Tomoe’s relationship. It was very sweet and enjoyable, except for one trope. Continue reading
I have finally finished Dengeki Daisy! I started the series in April and finished it on December 23rd. The series is 16 volumes long.
This manga series quickly became one of my favorites. I loved the characters, the relationships between them ,and the overall story.
I really liked how Teru and Kurosaki’s relationship was depicted. I considered it a very healthy relationship and I really like how the author focused on communication between the two. They had their ups and downs, but they always learned from their mistakes. All the characters were flawed in some way, but they really tried to work through their shortcomings by talking and relying on each other. Continue reading
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
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