Yeah, I know I blame my shopping on anxiety often but, in 9 times out of 10 I actually do turn to my computer and push that little buy button when I need some anxiety relief. It beats cutting myself or slamming my hand into the sink hard enough for it to go black. The hand I mean, the sink stays white. The gratification when you get something beautiful a few days later in the mailbox trumps the shame when you try to hide your injured, smashed up, scarred hand inside the arm of your shirt.
Well, this wasn’t at all what I was gonna write about today, my weak mental health. What I was going to say was that I have been shopping some manga today again. I got Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi vol. 1 the other day and sweet cucumber am I happy I bought it. It is just so good. So, obviously have I ordered volume 2 now. I was pondering about whether or not to buy some more volumes while I was at it but then I felt the need to buy something else too.
I am collecting The World’s Greatest First Love and vol. 9 has just (tomorrow is publication date actually) been released so it had to be bought. There’s not really much to say about it, it’s boys love and is more known as Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Most people probably associate it with the anime but I actually think I prefer it as a manga.
A fresh start turns sour after a manga editor’s new boss turns out to be his ill-fated first love! When Ritsu Onodera changes jobs, looking for a fresh start, he’s not exactly thrilled when his new boss turns out to be his old flame. Ritsu’s determined to leave all that in the past-but how can he when his boss is just as determined that they have a future?
I Hear the Sunspot : Theory of Happiness. This is the sequel to I Hear the Sunspot, which I bought back in January. It’s a manga I already have read but I love immensely. Also just been released. Also boys love. (hey, I didn’t buy any in my last batch so I better make up for it this time. But really, this is the only two boys love I have bought.)
Because of a hearing disability, Kouhei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kouhei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi’s words cut through Kouhei’s usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kouhei forever.
You know how much I love Sengoku, right? My dancing ballerina boy. That hot mister hotness. No? Well, dude’s from Welcome to the Ballroom and I have not had enough of him or any of his friends so I just bought volume one of the manga. I picture googled Sengoku (hey, don’t judge me, you all know you do it) and stumbled upon some manga pages and well, the art is beautiful. What can I say, I love the anime and it is ballroom dancing and my man is in there.
Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He’s a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same
Finally; I needed some horror to go with all the sweat and tears, and hotness. I happened upon a review of Fire Punch and it intrigued me. The name is ridiculous but the story seems awesome and what I’ve seen of the art is smashing. There are currently only one volume translated (unless you want scanlations because I think it is completely scanlated but I am not gonna go there and ruin it with bad translations.) and two to pre-order. In total there is nine volumes, all done in Japanese. Well, I have hope for this one. I don’t have any proper horror in my collection so it should fit right in.
In a frozen dystopia where inhabitants eat flesh to survive, can the destructive powers of fire bring salvation? In the not-too-distant past, the Ice Witch blankets the world in snow, starvation, and madness, leading the inhabitants to seek their salvation in fire. With that, an unusual destiny unfolds for two young orphans, Agni and Luna, blessed with the ability to regenerate. But will this ability prove to be more of a curse than a blessing? Orphaned siblings Agni and Luna, like the Ice Witch who cursed their world, are two of the “blessed,” humans who hold special abilities. However, not all who are blessed are friendly, and after another of their kind attacks him and decimates his village, Agni fights to survive, vowing revenge.
So, there you have it. I probably will be back with another “manga Lina bought in a wave of anxiety” post in the near future. Until then, please enjoy the beautiful creature known as Sengoku.