I got a huge package from my trusted Japanese bookstore today. What a delight. Got Betsuma 12 (one more issue until Takanashi Mitsuba’s new series starts!!), the latest two Nana (Yazawa Ai) tankoubon, Gouhou Drug 2, Newtype 12 with .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu on the cover aaaand CLAMP’s X calendar for 2003. I haven’t opened the calendar yet but it looks a bit different than this year’s huuuge wall calendar. The new one’s a desk calendar which is quite practical because I have only very little free space left on my walls.
I had to go to my media class after I got the package but I opened the package and started to read the 6th Nana tankoubon. Aah what a mistake! I almost missed my bus… that manga is so addictive and as I don’t buy Cookie regularly, I’m always anxious to get to read the new tankoubon.
Just had a quick peek into Betsuma 12 because I haven’t even finished reading Betsuma 11. I did flip through Newtype attentively though and YES! there will be a new .hack TV anime starting on January 8. I don’t have too many good feelings about that series though… I don’t like the Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu manga to much because it’s more of a parody manga and I don’t expect the same-titled anime series to be much different. The characters look too young, too. And what I’ll really miss is that serious, mysterious atmosphere of .hack//SIGN. Wolf’s Rain, a new anime TV series that’ll also start in January, looks pretty promising though. I’m defnitely looking forward to watch that show.
Amy‘s back! I had intended to post an Amy-poking message here to make you blog again because I’ve started to miss you. Btw, if you like Yasei no bara, you should really try to get some of Katsumoto Kasane’s other manga, Amy. I can recommend Sono te o dokero (8 tankoubon) and its spin-off Oretachi o tenshi to yobu na (2 tankoubon). Her series that ran in Asuka before Yasei no bara was Hikaru no ko. I liked that one too, even though it featured less bishounen than her earlier titles. It’s a really cute love story with a bit of the usual Katsumoto angst, something very nice for cold and rainy November evenings^^
Oh and merry! I’ll get my CD package tomorrow, I’m so excited!! And on their Club Quattro oneman show merry announced they plan a oneman show at Nippon Seinenkan and the release of a full album for next spring. How great is that?!