Hehe, like last year, I decided to do a post just for celebrating. Except that I have no new banner this time. *too lazy to go looking for one since Kanade already has a moon in the background* BUT! I took some pictures. Very crappy ones and not necessarily anything Chinese-related and I forgot to take one of the moon, d’oh! since we won’t have a big party until this weekend (cuz it’s my grandpa’s birthday on Sunday, too). It kinda goes against my personal principles on keeping my traditions exclusive (aka I don’t really want other things that have nothing to do with the holiday mixing in) but since Amu-chan’s birthday is so close to it this year, I’ll give it an exception. ;)
As I sit here wondering how I should write my last thoughts for this series (god, this may sound silly but it’s so difficult, it hurts), I first want to say that… I simply can’t find the right words for a lot of things. And now I’m just really being confusingly redundant. Oh man, I’m already derailing into a sentimental mess before this post even started. lol
*sigh* But if I have to start with anything, it’ll have to be the general ones I want to leave behind. You can say it’s somewhat like a short deep confession for everything I’ve kept to myself up to this point. It’s hardly pretty and very personal but I feel that I should say it anyway. Otherwise, I won’t be able to live with it always nagging me forever for not saying it.
Yea, yea, what the heck am I talking about? Are we up for another sappish tl;dr? Probably, yes. If you want, you can skip it. But my blog is as close to a diary as it can get for me so I’m going to treat it as such before I really go into the brighter aspects of this chapter.
Ah~ I’ve been listening to drama CDs all day, I couldn’t concentrate. Also, damn preorders.
Well, just a short “digest” of what I’m following or rather, what I’m actively looking updates for. Maybe…I dunno. Sometimes if I see a new chapter for a certain manga, I’ll jump at and it finish it in like 10 seconds but others, I’ve grown less to care for. Either because their update status is so irregular that I just grew tired of checking on them or they’ve already been licensed so scanlations are going to be harder to find and I mind as well wait for the English release instead.
*sigh* Really, all this lame stuff of taking manga sites down. Of course, I’m always for the idea of supporting the author all the way but it’s not like the money goes straight to him/her anyways and it’s not like I’m fond of American publishers either since more often then not, they ruin a lot of the original content with something wonky. So I don’t have to be all prim and understanding about my stuff being taken down. xP
There, I ranted. And I feel good about it.
K, onto the manga then. And yes, I properly credited. If the providers would prefer to not see them on here, please leave it in a comment.
AWESOME. Add two very great seiyuus and already this OAV is amazing for me. I’m looking forward to how Kana-san will perform for Mato (I just hope she won’t sound too tomboyish like Suou from DtB) and especially Miyuki-san playing as the best friend turned evil, Death Master, who makes impossible skinny look SO good. xD;
Kyaa~! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to see who the rest of the cast are and download it HD! Now if only my dad can remember to pick up my desktop. -_-;
*sigh* Alrighty, got one midterm down but I’m tired as hell. This post was delayed even more cuz I felt really sick a day ago and with all the fresh episodes that came out this week, I’ve lost most of my enthusiasm that I had when I first read the RAWs…among other things chapter-related. Still, I at least wanted to say something (like I ♥ Kuukai~ <3) since I said on my sidebar that I would.
Argh, I still have to catch up on replies for my PH post cuz that one was really interesting (gomen, LGB, I'll get back to you soon! ^O^/ ) and have two more reviews lined up after this one so I'll try to make it short as I can.
Should note that this post gets a personal here and there so if you can’t handle blunt opinions, please don’t read.
Oh, and uh, color splash page is lovely as always, hee~ x3
Lately, a lot of “headless” issues I’m encountering are all female for some reason. o.O;
lol, damn, this chapter sparked my interest for PH back to life again. Though I’m a little way off from doing that critical analysis I promised due to this heap of homework that I refuse to touch until Sunday night, this was enough to motivate me to go back to writing about manga chapters. I’m pretty much going to keep them short (as in “Xiao” short, aha~ |D) as I can, trying to focus on the major points and all, so I can balance everything out but consider it small steps back to the thorough long ones.
Whether that’s a good or bad thing, you decide. haha~
Ok, anyways, yea, anything I’m giving my thoughts on is mostly restricted to this chapter, which works out nicely since it’s only some info revelation and character development. Other things like theories might be seeped in a little but we’ll save that for another day. ^^
Well, I don't know how many of you actually believed ANN but according to end of chapter 44, it said SC! was “to be continued”, not “owari” (end). It didn’t specify if it would continue in next month’s issue like the other chapters or another one in the future but I have a feeling P-Pit’s just taking a break and will come back to give it a proper ending (do correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think I am since I checked the dictionary :P). Again, it’s just a hunch since, to me, it looked like there’s a promise for some sort of sequel. And I’ll just end it there. I don’t want this post swamped with crazy SC! comments. I can’t deal with that now.
Ok, so…wow, did I mention this month’s issue got me squealing a bit? xD Particulary, WnXXS! Kyaa~! Akira, you are so COOOOOL!!!! x3333
Hey all. Sorry for the delay. My final, most important speech for this class is coming up so I won’t be able to do anything else but research until it’s over on Thursday. And then I’ll treat myself to ice cream afterwards and marathon Higurashi. Huhuhu~ Sounds fun. *excited* 83
Ah, first of all, I would like to give a HUMONGOUS thanks to LGB for translating the first chapter of “Million Girl” on her livejournal. I have read it and dammit, I can’t believe some scans got cut off! I’ll have to make sure it doesn’t the next time. Sorry about that, LGB! URGH >A< as I thought, this “Money Game” is yakuza infected. Hahaha!
*cough* LGB, I’ll be sure to comment when I have the time. Thanks so much again! You’re a saint to all us Japanese-illiterates. lol XDDD;;;
As for anyone else who’s interested since I know Nagareboshi is going to take forever to get to this :P, please visit her LJ page and leave a comment of thanks. ^^
EDIT: Since a few people were offended by what I said about Nagareboshi’s releases, I apologize for my rudeness and ask that you read my responses to their comments before criticizing me. Thank you.
Yep, so I’m going to go to sleep now. Here’s part 2 of the raws.
Wow, I’m glad that Million Girl got a lot of positive responses! 8D I really am! *feels WnxxS! ch. 1 nostalgia~* Only I don’t think Momoyuki-sensei is as well-known as Ema-sensei so it makes it even more special. <3 Yea, I think this series will be her “breakthrough” shoujo work, if you get what I mean. If not, it’s just this huge confident guess that it’s going to be the best out of all her past manga so far (kinda like how Arina-sensei’s FMwS made her such a big name in the shoujo manga industry). Hopefully it won’t disappoint. ^^
Ah, I wish I could respond to all the comments but you’ll have to forgive me if it’s extremely delayed (I really want to respond! Uguu~! >.<). Still have a lot of things to do. But please continue discussing the chapters in this post after you read them for yourself. I want to know what your actual impressions are. And any translations/explanations provided will be greatly appreciated (LGB~ Onegai shimasu~ <333) and I'll send you a box of virtual cookies.
Alrighty, like I said in the PreSpoilers, raws are going to be divided into two parts so the second one might be up by Friday. No promises, though. But I’m getting there. Oh, and yea! One more speech to go and then I’m free~ for two weeks T.T xD
Just a heads up. If anyone went back and checked at my old RAWs posts, you’ll notice that I took the links down. Well, I’m changing my policy on the downloads but I’ll explain the whole thing behind it later. Right now, in a rush to get these out to everyone who’s been waiting for them. And don’t worry. The new policy won’t take effect until next month so there’ll be plenty of time for you to get the scans. Hehe. ^^