Oh, Furuba.

Jan. 1st, 2008 11:47 am
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So, I've never really given up on manga. Or anime (as I just bought the entire KKM box set the other day). Yesterday, when I was shopping for J.'s birthday, I happened to wander into Waldenbooks (after being horribly disappointed by Borders), and picked up the newest Fruits Basket. And I just...remembered everything that I love about all manga every time I read and re-read the series. (It's like an addiction, I get the newest book, I re-read the whole series. Backwards. 18, 17, 16, 15...Rinse, repeat, ad nauseum.)

How is it that this series still gets me to cry? I don't really care much about Rin and her woes, which unfortunately was over half of this volume, but the Yuuki/Machi thing is way beyond cute and the Tohru/Kyou thing is just heartbreaking. I never thought I would like Yuuki ever, but he's finally growing up. I rather like the whole student council thing and all of it's members, Yuuki needed exactly that kind of crazy in his life. I like the way Kyou is maturing, but really, he's just resigning to his fate. And I love the fact that Tohru absolutely will not have it. "Haru desu! Haru no mae ni! Kyou-kun ga...!" Is how I imagine it was written in the original Japanese, except, you know, more polite as this is Tohru we're talking about here.

There are currently 18 volumes out with the 19th due in March. I've pretty much been with this series ever first it since started so many years ago. I'm not as crazy about this stuff as I used to be, thank God, and never as crazy as some people are. (That whole running up to random people at cons and hugging them thing? I will put you on the floor, bitch. Argh. No touchie!)

I didn't pick up any new series this time they way I usually do when I peruse for new Furuba. Last time I did I picked up Peacemaker Kurogane, Black Sun()Silver Moon (hysterical, seriously, more people need to be interested dammit), Mu Shi Shi, Pick of the Litter (weird...funny, but weird), Once upon a Glashma (interesting one shot), Never Give Up (Oh Shojo, you never fail to bring the crack), Houshin Engi (I have the anime, may as well get the manga).

Good God. No wonder I'm broke all the time. Between the ferts and this, I mean.


May. 10th, 2003 08:03 pm
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Too tired to think up of a title today. It was a rather lethargic day today, I didn't do a whole lot. I confirmed that yes, I was still working at VA Peddler (a measly three days this month, whoo! Go me! 9_9), and I also purchased Mother's Day gifts and the May edition of Newtype USA magazine. Heeeeeeeee! They had DNAngel in it!! Which is one of my favorite anime's, along with Fruits Basket, where the voice actress of Tohru spoke about playing her and Tohru's personality. Reading this magazine always gives me this insane urge to draw, although, in general, anime/manga always give me urges to draw something. I just wish that they looked half as good as the people in the magazine. *sigh* One day! One day I'll be able to color things correctly and make it look *good*. One day. *sings* Oooooooooover the raiiiiiiiiinboooooooooooowww....where dreams come truuuuuuuuuueeee...

*cough* Sometimes those types of things just need to come out.

Recently I've been wanting to watch all of Slayers again. I guess that's why I've been rereading much of the shounen-ai/yaoi fanfic recently. In fact, I'm doing it right now. Xelloss is so evil *smirk* It doesn't help that my family and I went to Edoya, which is a Japanese restaurant and I was listening to people talk in Japanese. Didn't understand a whole lot, but it did give me this wild urge to watch something animated.

I can't think of anything else of importance to say, so I think that I'll just shut up now. Heheheh.


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