Up, down, sideways… I’d rather go sideways really. I was in a lying position when I made my latest order this morning though, lets count that as sideways.
Okey, I did buy another bunch of manga before easter too. Some people might be curious. I like to write about it anyway. As per usual, two posts; one with boys love and one with out boys kissing boys (intentionally) This list’s the clean one…
Unfulfilled love always ends tragically… or does it? Through different seasons and different eras in time, two lovers cross paths again and again, trying for that one chance to get it right. Different lives, at different points in history, but one thing remains constant—their love for each other. Spanning the beginning of history, WWII-era Japan, modern-day America, and the far distant future, these love stories remind us that love truly has no boundaries.
It sounds like such a beautiful idea and I am a sucker for lovers reuniting in another time. Also, it is four different artists who has made the different chapters. There is also two bonus chapters that seems kind of dark.
Rhysmyth vol. 1-2
As America’s newest and most popular sport, Rhysmyth features one-on-one dance battles atop a hi-tech glass court grid. When the music hits, you and your opponent dance across a digital minefield for the glory of being the fastest, most accurate and stylish Rhysmyther. In steps, high school student Elena looking for a little something extra to beef up her college apps–without any success. Things can’t get any worse when the same clumsiness that gets her permanently banned from the gymnastics team sends her face-first down a flight of stairs into an opportunity of a lifetime. Now Elena is thrusted into the fast-paced world of Rhysmyth, where getting your groove on can lead to rivalry and romance!
This is a dropped manga, however, it looks cool and that’s enough for me to pick it up. Ehrm, that and the price. Not even €5 for both is a bargain. But the art looks totally awesome too and it is about dancing and competing. So yeah….
Jiu Jiu vol 1-5
The Hachiouji family hunts demons in the darkness. The heiress of the Hachiouji family, Takamichi, lost her older brother at a very young age. She isolates herself, but, one evening, two werewolf pups are given to her. After just a few years, they have grown quickly, and they even go to the same senior high school that she does!
There are demons and a kick-ass girl who hunts them. It can’t be better, right? Oh, but it can. Because, who doesn’t love werewolves.
Also, look at this. 😎 Yes, I am easily lured in. I wouldn’t survive two seconds out of that reef in Finding Nemo. Still, look at it. You have to admit you wanna know why the two wolf boys are in that position with their mistress (I assume it’s her).
The Mugen Spiral – Complete 2 Volume Series
Yayoi, a spunky high school girl, has inherited spiritual powers from her mother, and she uses these powers to protect people. During a fight with the devil Ura, Yayoi’s power turns the devil into a black kitten. Now, even though Ura doesn’t hide his desire to “eat” Yayoi’s power when he gets the chance, they develop an interesting relationship: the two begin living together, and Yayoi takes her new feline “friend” on her adventures.
I don’t think explanations are necessary. It’s a devil in a black kittens body.
Bonus just because.
And then there was some manga I found in a Swedish shop. Manga that doesn’t have an English translation but well a Swedish one. I am still so fascinated by the fact that someone in this little country find it worth the while to translate manga that is more or less unknown to a so limited language as Swedish actually is. I get all the German and Spanish manga but Swedish. Awesome. Anyway, here they are:
Based on the award-winning novel by Shinji Kajio, Memories of Emanon tells the story of a mysterious girl who holds a 3-billion-year old memory, dating back to the moment life first appeared on Earth.
And then there was the art…
Coffee Mou Ippai vol 1-3
This is a 5-volume manga series comprised of individual short stories that all have to do with coffee one way or other. Each of them is bittersweet with a philosophical bent.
Eater vol 1-4
Alien lifeforms have taken refuge on Earth to start their lives anew, however these beings don’t seek cohabitation, they want to phase humanity out; Working together, these Aliens prey on human flesh and spiritual energy and can implant their essence on human females to bear their children. Benimaru is one of these children, but his mother also happened to be a Medium. By manipulating Benimaru’s spirit while he was in the womb, she managed to give him a human heart. For this, she was brutally killed and devoured by Benimaru’s alien father. From that point on, Benimaru swore to exterminate these creatures. Half-human and half-alien, one man wages war against an entire race!
Hoshi ga Hara Aa Manjuu no Mori vol 1-5
There stands a house in the forest where the wind blows and ‘monsters’ frighten children. A man lives in this house, as well as a number of spirits.
It’s not much of a summary but it looks cute so I figured, why not.
Well, that would be it for the non-kissing boys. There will be another post in the near future about that. But for now… I wonder when I am even gonna have time to read all these manga?