This blog is a storage space for various thoughts, observations and musings centering on shōjo manga (少女漫画, Japanese comics for girls), josei-oriented manga (Japanese comics for women) and manga created by women (in the widest sense). Topics from other fields of relevance, such as music, art, literature and film may be discussed here as well.

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In the Cold of August

I’m reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never let me go at the moment and it has to be one of the most precious books I’ve ever read. It’s indescribably beautiful and filled with so many details, scenes of human interaction and dialogues written in such a warm, realistic way it’s sometimes painful. And there’s a protagonist I can identify with so well, I know it’s going to be hard to finish reading the book. I know it because I’ve been putting off reading the last 50 pages or so for a couple of days now. I just don’t want it to end even though it’s been so melancholic and heart-breaking and even terrifying in a very subtle way…

I’ll also try and finish watching Eureka seveN, only twenty-something episodes to go -_- No but seriously, I’m glad I kept watching it this far. Around episode 30, it had that enlightening, extremely rewarding moment when all the very very veeerrryyy slow character and plot development paid off because it really made you feel like you came all this long way with the characters.

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Categories: Anime, Books/Literature/Writing, European & American Literature, Various.
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Posted on Sep 4, 2006 (Mon, 10:35 pm). .

Match Point, Mushishi & Manga

Have any of you seen Match Point? I have to admit I’m not that much of a Woody Allen fan and I mostly went to see it because of Mr Rhys-Meyers and Miss Johansson but who cares what made me want to watch it in the first place? All that matters is I saw it. And loved it. Every minute of it. It was so intense, so complex, so absolutely convincing ♥

I’m also trying to watch a bit of anime. The new season features so many good series, it’s really hard to keep up with all of them. Mushishi has to be one of my favourites of the season; it’s neo-japanesque (ha!), atmospheric, almost melancholic and natsukashii; and the sceneries are so beautiful, absolutely amazing.

I’m also watching Monster, Garasu no kamen, Eureka seveN, Noein and ParaKisu.

On the manga front, I’ve been reading lots of shoujo classics and newer works by older artists (Kuramochi Fusako, Ikuemi Ryou). I still have subscriptions for Betsuma and Hana to yume so that makes for a nice stack of low quality paper in my apartment and hours of fun for an avid manga reader.


Categories: Anime, Film/TV, Manga, Various.
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Posted on Jan 9, 2006 (Mon, 6:10 pm). .