[sticky entry] Sticky: Reading List

Mar. 25th, 2016 03:32 pm
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Finally I managed to write a Reading list
This is mainly for me to keep track of the manga I'm reading. But if someone happen to read my journal and read/want to read or discuss any of the manga and novel in this list I'll be very glad to know.
Now on with the reading list


Yami no kodou
by Yoshihara Rieko, known mainly for Ai no Kusabi ( that I'ven't read). I monitored the releases for almost one year unable to decide wheter reading it or not. The thing that daunted me was the art and now, after 78 chapters, I can't still say that I like it. Even if it's get slightly better volume after volume. But I absolutely like the set of charatcters and their chemistry, It's not that I like everyone but as a whole they are interesting. Moreover I was totally ensnared by the plot and the setting (clans, supernatural beings, beast familiars and so on),
I marathoned 19 volume in 10 days and now I'm waiting for the next chapter. A bonus: the chapters are quite long ^^.

Shirogane no ou Fenrir Craft
by Aoto Takane
8 chapters (Vol2) left to translate/read
This is not the top of my list, neither for the plot or for the art, but I've gradually came to appreciate it. I've caught up with the last release. Still I don't know where the plot is going, but there are only few chapters to read.

Gin no Yuusha
Mainly funny read, there are some hints of angst but it's quite light, at last till the 4th volume.

Demian Syndrome
by Oki Mamiya
I've started reading this years ago and I'm still wandering around volume 4. I've read that the plot and characterization improve in later volumes. Good to know^^

The Ravishing of the Crown prince

If you like beautifull men with long silky hair, dressed in ancient somptuous, multi-layered cloths ( just how can they even walk with all those cloths on?), you have to read it. It's a bl, but the smut is not the great part. In the novel the plot is quite interesting and intricate and focus more on politics and startegy that on romance and smut. In the manga there are one or two mild/real smut scenes in two volumes. If you can bear with them the plot and the art are very worth of a try.

Light Novels ( both chinese and japanese)

Into Illusion
(mix of novel and manga) by Yoshihara Rieko
Already read volume 1 and 2. The pace is quite slow but maybe this is the way the autor build her works, the problem here is that it seem that there will be only one volume per year. At  the second volume we are very very behind, Little more that an introduction of the characters and their past. I've already bought the third volume, but I really have to wait an year for the forth one? I've read that the third volume ends with a huge cliffangher...
Almost forgot, the art is really good for now.

Akuma no sumu ie
(Ghost Hunt serie) by ono Fuyumi
Two volumes, (15 chapters). I'm at 13 chapter now and the things are getting serious and you can tell that the climax and the solution of all the misteries, are near.
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Uru returned after two years. He gained two years worth of handsomeness and a really smooth tongue...Look out Ark!
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Finally the last volume of yasashii ryuu no koroshikata (やさしい 竜の殺し方) arrived ,thanks to Kaori sensei, so I've started rereading the whole thing before begin to translate the last two chapter (the previous 1-18 were translated by Aerandria scanlation some years ago.) I've read till chapter 8, now, that is a turning point since the manga could have ended here. Ark and Uranborg (and the respective world) are safe and sound and everyone is happy (more or less: Uru had to return to yin world leaving Ark behind). But there are three more volumes to go and I don't remember a thing about them, aside that a lot of other drangon king ancestors show up. Till now we have seen Frozen Dragon Queen and Raging Flame (red headed hothead) Chephid, the one who started all this pledge thing...Frozen Dragon Queen lover may be the link to the following volumes because he simply disappears and he's the bad guy, you know, so I don't think he'd simply disappear...right?
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It took almost one month and half but 罠(trap), the first works collection of my favourite mangaka, finally arrived.I skimmed through it looking mostly at the art. You can tell these are early works but the style is already recognizable. Some of the oneshots are very Koori style (first volumes). You can spot the really early versions of a lot of characters (Rapunzel, Blood, Ishuka, Isagi and also Rakan!)
Today I managed to translate the index.
I think I also grabbed the plot of one or two oneshot. Translating them will be a long job but I feel really motivated \(^-^)/
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The completion of both Koori and Silver Diamond, almost at the same time, finally forced me to pick one serie of my very long reading list.
Today pick was Himitsu - Top Secret.
This serie has been in my reading list since a year now. I have mixed feelings about it. The art is old style, that is pretty normal considering the date of the first release. The plot seemed interesting even if some comments about some "disturbing" scenes prevented me to start the reading for some time. Now I've read the first chapter and half. The 1st chapters act like a prequel but was intended to be a standalone. The "read the memories through some techonological/spiritual device" is not entirely new to me after reading Livingstone and whatching Kuroshituji and so on, but maybe was new back then. However the story seems interesting and I' m planning to continue reading it at last for few more chapter to have a better grasp of it
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Finally I managed to whatch the first and second OAV of Hybrid Child.
I've read the manga years ago and, among the Nakamura sensei works, maybe it's my favourite.
I enjoy very much the anime version of SeikaHichi and Junjuu Romatica but I don't like her angular stiff-like art style so it's quite hard for me reading the actual manga.

The first OAV was broadcasted at the end of October, but for some reason I can't find it until a week ago and in the most obvious place ^^

I've to say that not all the stories are my cup of tea but, this time, I'd able to enjoy not only the story (funny or thouching as it is) but also the art and animation, that's way more smooth and fluid respect the previous anime adaptation. I'm really glad to see this manga animated. Sure there are other (and IMHO better) BL and also not bl manga that deserve a proper animation but I'm not blaming it on this little manga. It's surely not her that choose what animate when...
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Let's try this...

Anyway this journal will (or should) be just a list of manga, novel or anime I'm currently viewing/reading


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