dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
I have started the anime Wolf's Rain, which I know is a huge favorite of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.



One ep in and I have no idea what is going on, though it's clear Kiba will be the main character, but I am so so SO sold. A fantasy/postapocalyptic society of some sort. Characters hunted for their otherness. Gorgeous animation. Looks like a complicated story. Yay.

Anyway, are there any ships in this one? Fine if not, but if there are, I don't want to ship the noncanon thing :)

Also, if I was capable of a 'walk of shame,' this would be it, walking to the checkout counter at a bookstore with a book with this cover. Luckily I am not. Yeah, I am rereading all of Absolute Boyfriend. Seriously though, I really like AB because it's both incredibly shoujo and yet at the same time it pokes fun at the shoujo trope: of course the heroine's boyfriend will be drop-dead-gorgeous, willing to risk life and limb for her smallest whim, utterly loyal (Night refuses advances of girl who kept stealing all of Riiko's potential dates), talented, devoted to extreme measure. Yeah, he is all that. Because he is a robot programmed to do that! Heh. And it makes Riiko overlook the very real and very cool, if very flawed Soji. Of course, Night develops a personality and the whole thing is quite shoujo, but I do like that there is that layer there.

Also, because I was in a bookstore, I flipped through the Battle Royale manga. Bad idea. The novel was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but also one of the most scarring. It gave me nightmares (not literally) for weeks and I am never rereading it again. The manga's art is gorgeous and in a way it's a little less diturbing because you are not in the characters' head, but it's still horrrific. But I still ended up reading most of vol 12 because it all dealt with Sugimura and Kotohiki, and Sugimura's story was always the one that hit me the worst in the whole book. He spent the entire Game just searching for her in order to make sure she was safe, and did not kill anyone, only for it to end the way it did...I think he was my favorite character and there was crying from yours truly. The manga is actually much kinder in that regard than the novel and rather more bearable. Still ends horribly for everyone but at least it's just tragic not 'want to bash your head against the wall to make it better' horrific...ehhh, anyway, I am getting incoherent again.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
I have started the anime Wolf's Rain, which I know is a huge favorite of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.



One ep in and I have no idea what is going on, though it's clear Kiba will be the main character, but I am so so SO sold. A fantasy/postapocalyptic society of some sort. Characters hunted for their otherness. Gorgeous animation. Looks like a complicated story. Yay.

Anyway, are there any ships in this one? Fine if not, but if there are, I don't want to ship the noncanon thing :)

Also, if I was capable of a 'walk of shame,' this would be it, walking to the checkout counter at a bookstore with a book with this cover. Luckily I am not. Yeah, I am rereading all of Absolute Boyfriend. Seriously though, I really like AB because it's both incredibly shoujo and yet at the same time it pokes fun at the shoujo trope: of course the heroine's boyfriend will be drop-dead-gorgeous, willing to risk life and limb for her smallest whim, utterly loyal (Night refuses advances of girl who kept stealing all of Riiko's potential dates), talented, devoted to extreme measure. Yeah, he is all that. Because he is a robot programmed to do that! Heh. And it makes Riiko overlook the very real and very cool, if very flawed Soji. Of course, Night develops a personality and the whole thing is quite shoujo, but I do like that there is that layer there.

Also, because I was in a bookstore, I flipped through the Battle Royale manga. Bad idea. The novel was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but also one of the most scarring. It gave me nightmares (not literally) for weeks and I am never rereading it again. The manga's art is gorgeous and in a way it's a little less diturbing because you are not in the characters' head, but it's still horrrific. But I still ended up reading most of vol 12 because it all dealt with Sugimura and Kotohiki, and Sugimura's story was always the one that hit me the worst in the whole book. He spent the entire Game just searching for her in order to make sure she was safe, and did not kill anyone, only for it to end the way it did...I think he was my favorite character and there was crying from yours truly. The manga is actually much kinder in that regard than the novel and rather more bearable. Still ends horribly for everyone but at least it's just tragic not 'want to bash your head against the wall to make it better' horrific...ehhh, anyway, I am getting incoherent again.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
I have started the anime Wolf's Rain, which I know is a huge favorite of [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer.



One ep in and I have no idea what is going on, though it's clear Kiba will be the main character, but I am so so SO sold. A fantasy/postapocalyptic society of some sort. Characters hunted for their otherness. Gorgeous animation. Looks like a complicated story. Yay.

Anyway, are there any ships in this one? Fine if not, but if there are, I don't want to ship the noncanon thing :)

Also, if I was capable of a 'walk of shame,' this would be it, walking to the checkout counter at a bookstore with a book with this cover. Luckily I am not. Yeah, I am rereading all of Absolute Boyfriend. Seriously though, I really like AB because it's both incredibly shoujo and yet at the same time it pokes fun at the shoujo trope: of course the heroine's boyfriend will be drop-dead-gorgeous, willing to risk life and limb for her smallest whim, utterly loyal (Night refuses advances of girl who kept stealing all of Riiko's potential dates), talented, devoted to extreme measure. Yeah, he is all that. Because he is a robot programmed to do that! Heh. And it makes Riiko overlook the very real and very cool, if very flawed Soji. Of course, Night develops a personality and the whole thing is quite shoujo, but I do like that there is that layer there.

Also, because I was in a bookstore, I flipped through the Battle Royale manga. Bad idea. The novel was one of the most brilliant things I've ever read, but also one of the most scarring. It gave me nightmares (not literally) for weeks and I am never rereading it again. The manga's art is gorgeous and in a way it's a little less diturbing because you are not in the characters' head, but it's still horrrific. But I still ended up reading most of vol 12 because it all dealt with Sugimura and Kotohiki, and Sugimura's story was always the one that hit me the worst in the whole book. He spent the entire Game just searching for her in order to make sure she was safe, and did not kill anyone, only for it to end the way it did...I think he was my favorite character and there was crying from yours truly. The manga is actually much kinder in that regard than the novel and rather more bearable. Still ends horribly for everyone but at least it's just tragic not 'want to bash your head against the wall to make it better' horrific...ehhh, anyway, I am getting incoherent again.

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