I have had a shitty week. Perhaps two weeks even. Stuff has happened. I have fallen down a dark hole. You know what I do then, yeah? Yup, you know it perfectly fine. I shop. To my hearts content. And to Book Depository’s joy. They have made a fortune on me these last couple of weeks. I do give some of the blame to my partner who suddenly felt the need to smart up our home with expensive lamps you can control from your smart phone. Because, if he gets expensive stuff I want stuff too. Right? It’s only fair.
Well, what did I buy then? Too much. I’m just gonna divide it into two posts; one naughty post (aka the boys love post) and this one that deals with ordinary, non-naughty manga.
90% of our lives are determined by our fate, and our fates are determined by our ‘souls.’ But every now and then, something goes wrong and the souls of those who have met an untimely fate also pollute their environs, drawing more souls into a vicious circle of ill fate. Sakurai and Amano are an odd-couple team who have been hired to deal with the problems that arise from these tainted souls and have been tasked with finding those who are heading to an early grave to either prevent them from dying or collect their livingstones before they do further damage.
What can I say, I like this blurb. Also, I read the first chapter at Kodansha’s homepage and it amazed me so it was a given.
Yokai Rental Shop vol. 2
A young man named Hiiragi has recently learned that he has a half-brother. Seeking him out, he not only finds the brother he never knew, but discovers he is a mysterious individual covered in bandages who runs an exclusive rare animal pet shop. But this unique shop is itself a front for something even more mysterious: a secret shop where customers in-the-know can sign a contract forged in blood and rent out yokai for their own singular purposes!
I loved volume one, there isn’t so much more to say about it. A shop that rents out yokai to fulfill your desires. You are fucked if you break the contract and since humans are humans things easily gets fucked up. There is always a twist to every case. It’s nice that each chapter is a new case along with us getting to know the two brothers. Well, it is a long way to go to actually know anything about them yet, thus, I ordered volume 2. There are two more after the second one and then it is completed.
The Promised Neverland vol. 2
The children of the Grace Field House orphanage have their happy lives upended when they find out they’re being raised to be fed to demons. Can they escape their fate before it’s too late?
Life at Grace Field House has been good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious foods and plenty of playtime. But perhaps not everything is as it seems…
Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn-what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.
It’s the happy little orphans again. It is an interesting story. They are plotting to get out while trying to hide it to mom. I actually have already gotten this, and read it, and it is awfully good and the fact that the next one is coming out in April makes me jump up and down, it is so exciting. One might think that a bunch of kids in the ages of 0-11 would be terribly boring to read about but it is not. There are traitors and evil bitches and back stabbers and I don’t know. It’s just really good.
It’s too good of a story not to keep going. I have a weakness when it comes to buying manga. Or pretty much anything really that comes in a series; I need to buy it in full. If I could I would like everything to come in complete boxes. It would make my life as a binge buyer (damn, I binge a lot of stuff) so much easier. So here I am, buying yet more volumes of this amazing manga. It truly is awesome.
In the curious town of Utsuwa, where spirits known as ayakashi roam, lives Yue, a sheltered boy born and raised at the local shrine. On the night of the winter festival, Yue descends the mountain for the first time and encounters two boys. Though Yue wants nothing more than to become friends with his new acquaintances, Mikoto, the master of the shrine who rules over Utsuwa, declares that Yue must choose one of the boys as his ‘Meal’! Faced with this incomprehensible decision, what will Yue do?!
Ryo Sakaguchi has a deep, dark secret: he’s a fudanshi – a straight boy obsessed with BL. While he has trouble understanding how others don’t find the same bliss he does from his unusual hobby, that doesn’t make it any easierfor Ryo to buy his precious manga from the “girls” section of the store, or any simpler explaining the world of boys love, shipping wars, and doujinshi circles to his best friend Nakamura. Will Ryo find other fanboys to share his hobby with, or is he doomed to sit alone on his throne of BL romance?
Well, what can I say, he struggles, poor Sakaguchi. This is hilarious. I need hilarious in my life too. I loved the anime but this I love even more.
Graineliers vol. 1
I am going in blind with this one. I haven’t done any research what so ever or read anything about the manga except for the one thing below but I love the mangaka’s previous works so I have high expectations on this too.
In a world where the seeds of plants are imbued with power, the
wheels of fate begin to turn for Luca, an illegal seed cultivator, when the
government-sanctioned Graineliers come to take away his father, who in turn
hands Luca a rare and powerful seed…!
A part two will follow…