Sep 29, 2011

"Hana Kimi" After Stories Chp 4 -- Sano and Mizuki

Here is the final "Hana Kimi" After Story and it features Sano, Mizuki, and Shin.  This short takes place directly after Sekime's wedding.  I think that was one of the first special one-shots after the end of the series.  If you recall in that special chapter, Sano proposed to Mizuki in a round about fashion.  I was hoping for a wedding, but what happens here is satisfying enough.  We get resolution on Shin's feelings toward Mizuki, which is something I wasn't expecting.  Actually, the Shin angle seems to be the focus of the one-shot.  Anyhow, Shin is adorable, so all is forgiven. And now, onto the link!

Sep 26, 2011

Kuro Lala One-Shot: "Girl on a Platter" by Meca Tanaka

This one-shot is in line with "World End Garden" and "Ryuu no Moriuta".  It's shorter than either one-shot, but I feel that this one-shot is better than "Ryuu no Moriuta" because the main female character, Tsubame, is much more likable.  ("World End Garden remains my favorite one-shot.) I sorta wonder how the story would have been different if "Ryuu no Moriuta" has a stoic female character like Tsubame.  In terms of Meca Tanaka works, this one-shot feels very different to me.  It's much more mature and has a little more bite in the underlying message than the other works I've read.  I love it!  I hope to see more works like this from Meca Tanaka in the future.  I also hope she does more one-shots because this one is really good.  Thank you Tanaka-sensei :).

Onto the links!

Sep 24, 2011

Fushigi no Maria-kun Chapter 2

Once again, "Fushigi no Maria-kun" proves to be our most difficult series to typeset.  Hopefully we caught all of the errors.  Anyhow...Maria and Toko continue on with their evolving relationship.  I really like how this chapter shows us the weirdness that happens when a childhood friendship starts to blossom into something more.  I like how the vampirism isn't the focus of the story, but rather the backdrop.  I also like how the story is staying focused on Toko and Maria.  I must admit that I love this kind of innocent sweetness.

Onto the links!

Sep 17, 2011

Fall Supernatural One-Shot: "Kamisama no Sonata"

This one-shot is so beautiful, that I stopped everything to get it out immediately.  This one-shot kind of feels like a marriage of "La Corda Oro" and "Seigi no Mikata".  I love stories with poor, tough, prideful boys.  It's always so cute when a girl breaks through the boy's shell, without actually breaking the boy.  Please enjoy the artwork.  Like most of the works from Ichinose-sensei, this one-shot has lush artwork.  And now onto the links!

Sep 13, 2011

Hana Kimi After Stories: Kayashima and Nakatsu

I must say, Kayashima looks rather nice all grown up and Nakatsu is as adorable as ever.  Here is the continuation of the Hana Kimi After Stories.

Kuro Lala and Fall Spooky One-Shots Announcements!

Kuro Lala has arrived! It mostly contains supernatural one-shots.  There are also some starts to a series or two.  Needless to say, there's a lot of good content inside.  In light of our fall spooky theme, we will try to share as many of the one-shots I enjoyed as we can over the next 3 months.  Do do this special we will put some of our less popular series on hold.  "Magnolia", "Yukarism", "Fushigi no Maria-kun", and "The Ghost Apartment Manager" will not be affected.  The other series will be released every 6 - 8 weeks and we'll release multiple chapters at a time to catch up on the series.

Here's what we have planned:

Sep 10, 2011

"Ouran High School Host Club" August 2011 Special Chapter

This special chapter isn't what I expected from the preview teaser, but it does fit in perfectly with our "Spooky One-shots" Fall theme.  This little ghost story is a nice transition from summer to fall, so all is forgiven, though, I really wanted TamaxHaru happy married love-love short.  Can you imagine how "stoopid" a pregnant Haruhi chapter could be?  You'd have craziness from Tamaki, Renka, and nutty Tamaki's Dad to deal with on that.  Anyhow...on to the links:

Sep 9, 2011

"Kemono Kingdom: Zoo" Volume 1 is Available for Purchase

"Kemono Kingdom: Zoo" Volume 1 is available for purchase.  Volume 1 includes chapters 1 - 6, "Hadaka Muffler", extra 4-coma (4 column comics), and very short omake.  I got my copy through Amazon JP.

Links to purchase:

Sep 4, 2011

New Manga Purchases May - August 2011

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts.  I feel bad for neglecting these kinds of posts.  I will try to remember to at least one of these post once a month from now on.  An now for the LONG list.

Books:
  • Oresama Teacher Vol 2 & 3
  • Ai Ore! Vol 1 and 2 (volume 2 purchase through the Viz iPad app)
  • Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol 3
  • Library Wars: Love and War Vol 5
  • Blue Exorcist Vol 2 & 3

Sep 3, 2011

"Magnolia" Chapter 14

It's been such a long day!  At least I was productive, though,  feel like I'm dragging my sorry butt over the finish line and directly into bed.  I was sooooo hoping that this chapter would be longer than 30 pages, but, alas, "Magnolia" chapters keep getting shorter and shorter T_T.  This time there are only 23 pages and two of those pages are a title spread and one is repeat from chapter 13.  I guess the color pages took a long time to paint???  Okay, I'll admit the color pages are lovely and I am grateful for them.

Anyhow...there's been some flip-flopping on my part about the name of the country in this series.  Originally I had it as "Anastasia", but I ended up following the katakana directly and I'm now calling it "Anestachia".  I'm slowly going through the chapters and updating them with this correction.  I also made a small correction (more like an inclusion) to chapter one.  On page 15, Nagi states that Ayato is next in line for the throne after King Albert's little brother, who I assume is Vincent.  Yes...the plot thickens.  Though, after Ayato and Sui were born, wouldn't Vincent be third in line to the throne?  Hmm... maybe this is all wrapped up in the importance of Ayato's debut.

And now onto the link:

Sep 2, 2011

September at Omari's Sister

Wow!  What a month August was!  We completed a whopping 11 releases between Omari's Sister and Bakeneko's Lair.  Some highlights of August include the debut of "Fushigi no Maria" on OS, the debuts of "Rex Fabula" and "Servamp" on Bakeneko's Lair, and Silver Lunar's debut as a typesetter on "Akagami no Shirayukihime"!  "Fushigi no Maria" was well received and had high readership.  "Rex Fabula" and "Servamp" not so much.  So if you are seeking something other than shoujo love-love manga to read and want to experience some thrills and a bit of comedy, head on over to Bakeneko's Lair to check out the new series.  I highly recommend "Rex Fabula".

September is still in the works and I imagine it will mostly be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of month.  I will be having a couple of last minute hastily planned mini-vacations thrown in during the month, so the dates listed on the release schedule are dubious.  Here's what I can guarentee is coming out this month:
  • Magnolia Chp 14
  • The Ouran August 2011 Special Chapter
  • The Hana-kimi After Stories Special Short Chapters
  • Fushigi no Maria Chp 2
  • Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 26
  • Rex Fabula Chp 2 (on Bakeneko's Lair)
The rest of the stuff listed is being worked on but I'm not sure whether we'll be able to finish them this month.  I'm crossing my finger, though.

For the latest release schedule updates, please see the Release Schedule page (link)


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Also catch the debuts "Rex Fabula" and "Servamp" at Bakeneko's Lair!