Hello all! There’s been a recent lack of posting in general, so it seemed like it was time for a general update.
I did go to MTAC this year, and I should be posting about that this week or later this weekend.
I also have new figures I need to take pictures of and post about here.
My brother is graduating tomorrow, and I don’t feel like resizing pictures right now so they don’t end up looking wonky with my layout, so I’m just going to brag about the manga I bought today, and review them a little.
Today, I bought 20th Century Boys volume 4, Oresama Teacher volume 1, Dengeki Daisy volume 4, Stepping on Roses volume 5, and Skip Beat! volume 23. I haven’t read 20th Century Boys or Oresama Teacher yet. There may be some spoilers for the volumes I’m going to post about, just a warning.
What I really like about Stepping on Roses is that it has a fairly small cast. I don’t want to get very detailed into the plot here because I haven’t mentioned it before, and I want to review it a volume at a time pretty soon. I’ll go into more detail then. However, I can still say that the small cast really carries more dramatic punch than some other series I’ve read, where a large cast is introduced only to bring trouble to the couple. Soichiro and Sumi have enough problems on their own without needing to lean on other characters for plot though, and this is what keeps me reading this series.
I thought Dengeki Daisy volume 5 was weak. Something lacking in the art bothered me, it seemed like the layouts didn’t have the punch I’ve come to expect, or the detail. I’m not sure exactly what it was, but this volume focused more on the comedic aspects of the story, even though Teru discovered Daisy’s true identity. Of course, after the cliffhanger ending of this volume, I’m definitely on pins and needles for the next volume. These cliffhanger endings and two to three month waits really kill me, keeping up with manga releases here.
Skip Beat! volume 23 continues with Kyoko getting injured after her new rival pushes her down some stairs. There wasn’t too much in this volume that was surprising if you’d read previous volumes. It looks like Kyoko has gained a new frenemy now that Moko is out of the picture following her own career. There’s absolutely no Sho, and Ren shows up for only a few pages, but the lead singer (I forgot his name and it isn’t mentioned in this volume) from Vie Ghoul makes a return! Just in time for the volume to end, of course, so that’s another one I’ll be eagerly awaiting.
Stay tuned for my MTAC post! I won’t be posting any cosplayer pictures, but instead a couple of my favorite shots from the concerts we attended.