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Tim and Jess

Ahh manga, I've missed you.

I've started reading a bit of manga again for the first time in quite a while.  After I moved, it was all put into a couple enormous rubbermaid tubs and I hadn't seen them since.  I decided on a whim to pick up a few things at Barnes & Noble when we went out for fun drinks (oh how I love thee, Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino Lite <3).  I grabbed Ayashi no Ceres, since I loved Watase Yuu's Fushigi Yuugi and thought Imadoki! was pretty good too.  Well, when it had been coming out waaaay back in the day, I had seen an episode of the anime and was slightly intrigued by the end of it but otherwise was unimpressed.  The manga gave me a much more thorough introduction, and I must say, after 2 volumes, I'm hooked.  My biggest gripe thus far is just that I find most of the "comedic" parts pretty contrived (and thus, not funny), not to mention overdone (OMG he walked in on her when she was NAKEDZ~! LOL) the comedy is much less central to it than it was in say, FY, so I can forgive it.  What has me hooked are the darker overtones, and some pretty interesting circumstances.  For the first time in a long time I can't wait to read more.  That's nice, after having gone so long without and also having sat through some that didn't end up being very good.  I just hope it doesn't turn out to be too soap-opera-y, since I'm a little burnt out on that.  We shall see. 

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Tim and Jess

January 2008

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