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Monday, July 5, 2010

Manga recommendation

Ok, so since ive been quite depressed and stupid these days, ive been reading too much manga.
and here are my reviews.. and recommendation:

1. Kuroshitsuji
Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant…and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London’s underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true…or at least, too good to be human…
(credit: Baka-manga updates)

I'm sure many of you have already read this. I've actually encountered the title couple of times but never had the intention of actually checking it out. and finally i did!
Apparently it's up at the top 10 anime.
I watched the anime first before actually read the manga.
Now that i've done both, i gotta say both of them are good. However, the ending and some plot are alittle bit different because the manga is not completed... YET.

I like the characters that appeared in Kuroshitsuji. They are distinct and the plot is good. I'm actually addicted to it. and it's not like one of those typical shonen manga because it's going towards reality, and we would nod to what we read because it could happen to us in reality... i guess..

and OHMYGOD, the main character Sebastian (right) and Ciel (left) are AWESOME!
As much as i know that Ciel is only 1 years old and by now he's already 100+ sth, i've fallen for him! haha
and Sebastian too.. hot.. hehe

2. Love in the Mask

Suh Hyun-bin grew up under the cruel hand of street gangsters, but after her little brother dies, Hyun-bin runs away and is taken in by a rich family to be trained to become a bodyguard. However, she must hide that she is female, and pose as a man. And so, for eight years, she grows up as a cold, male, bodyguard. It looks like she'll be this way forever--until a fateful encounter with Lee Yun-ha shakes her very foundations, and leaves her conflicting with herself, as her feelings of love clash against her feelings of duty.
(credit: baka-manga updates)

Yes, it's a Manhwa.

I like the plot of this story soooo much. It's kind of like a typical plot of a Korean drama.
The author really think through of the character. Highlight it bcus its a spoiler: Hyunbin was told to scream alot when she was small so that her voice will becoma hoarse, and she ended up having a husky voice. one word, WOW. She really think through it. Normal author would just neglect this part.

I forgot which chapter i've read until. But i got bored after a few volumes.. i dont know why. But for you people who loves drama-like story. Read this. and it's grabbing the 1st spot it Mangafox.
This manga is good but it's not really my cup of tea.. ;(

3. Hana no Kishi
Ever since the day Ran Kurono's older brother was killed while protecting Sei Ohtori, she has dedicated her skills and life to one day becoming the First Knight of the next head of the Ohtori family, even concealing the fact that she's a woman forever. For generations the Kurono family has served the Ohtori family as their First Knight, but 11 other lower knights with ill intentions of using the Ohtori family's authority vie for that title. Not only that, but Sei is being tested for being suitable for the title of head of the family. Upon entering Saint Locks Academy, the days of both Ran and Sei's trials begin, all the while being helped by Sei's untidy and unrefined fiance, Ibara Tennou.

Similar to Love in the Mask regarding the gender bender genre (oh wow it's a tongue twister!).
The readers in Mangafox thinks that this manga is unpredictable unlike other manga. I guess so? But i couldn't see how it is unpredictable. But i guess i just haven't noticed it yet. It's only up until chp 8, so i better wait and see whether this manga is unpredictable or not.

Drawing is not bad. I've set my eyes on the guy on the left, i forgot his name.. =_=

"Worth reading" thats what i have to say so far.

4. Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya-senpai no Kaidan

In the midst of a female-kidnapping serial killer incident, Makoto's best friend Hinano has vanished completely. Desperate to find her before it's too late, Makoto will try anything-- even invoking the resident phantom student of her middle school, Yotsuya-sempai!

Surprisingly, Yotsuya-sempai appears to be an actual person. He's obsessed with creating the scariest stories ever, using the people and situations in Makoto's middle school to stage them. Though Yotsuya is mostly just interested making scary stories, Makoto finds that his stories tend to contain a kernel of truth and that they can reveal their terrible truth in the telling. But as Makoto helps Yotsuya stage his tales, can she convince him to tell the story of the whereabouts of her best friend?

Yup they catch a criminal by telling scary stories.
The drawing reminded me alot of Death Note.
I dont know if you guys can see the similarities but i do..

When i heard about this manga, i was kinda allured by it's strange plot. Catching criminal by telling scary stories.. W O W..
I've predicted that there will be some psychological issues in here and yes it is!
Quite interesting for a few chapter but i can't stand the messy drawing after a while..
But it' worth checking out. ;)

5. Hanako to Guuwa no TellerSUMMARY:
Folklore detective Asou Daisuke would rather deal with normal, everyday, things like cheating spouses, embezzling partners and the like. (That and his huge collection of ero-manga.) Because whenever he deals with the supernatural, he gets the hiccups.

But no matter, an endless stream of desperate people come to him troubled by what he calls allegories. Those are stories, usually urban legends, that one believes to be true and if one believes strong enough can cause them to become true. His first case involves "The Man Under The Bed." Can he stop this creepy man with an axe before he chops up kawaii Hiranuma Kanae? Why does Asou count his hiccups, and just who is that strange girl in his bathroom?
(credit: baka-manga updates)

at first it was good, up to my expectation.
It tells stories about Japanese urban legends like Slit-mouthed woman, man under the bed, etc.
and it tells the story on how this one guy and a little girl helped people who are haunted by these urban legend ghosts.
But after a few chapters, it kinda goes off topic.. not what i wanted.
The series is completed.
You can read it to kill time. ;)

Guess that's all

More coming soon!!!!

and yes, im the girl who will sit at the middle. they r just waiting for me. *gets smacked*
reading too many 'butler' story making me wanted to have these three as my butler.. hehe


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