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Takanashi Mitsuba’s new manga, new .hack series?

I can hardly wait for Betsuma 1. Issue 12 has just come out but it’s so hard already to wait till mid December for the January issue. Takanashi Mitsuba’s new manga will start in that issue! The preview pics look awesome, I think it’s going to be a really cool series. I was a bit said when Akuma de sourou ended because it’s been running for so long and I became really fond of it. So now I hope that Takanashi-sensei’s new title will be just as good or even better. Her style has changed a bit though. I know that most people thought that her noses looked so ugly but I really got used to her style and now she draws noses like everyone else does, oh well. (Not like that’s really important… -_-;;)

Oh and I ordered Newtype 12 because on Kadokawa’s website they mentioned a new .hack TV series for January! I’m not sure if that’s true but that would be just… like, there’s no word to describe the greatness o_O

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Posted on Nov 14, 2002 (Thu, 9:05 pm). .

Asuka, Katsumo Kasane’s Yasei no bara

My fresh copy of Asuka 12 just got here. I’m really really enjoying Yasei no Bara by Katsumoto Kasane-sensei. But why is it that all the series I like end up being too short? Even though it just started a couple of issues ago, Yasei no bara finishes in Asuka 1/03 which means only one more chapter ;_;

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Posted on Nov 10, 2002 (Sun, 7:17 pm). .

Betsuma & Asuka news

Reading the Akuma de sourou yomikiri by Takanashi Mitsuba in Betsuma 8 was really strange. Having the story told from a totally different perspective, through the eyes of Kayano’s and Takeru’s little brother, made both Kayano and Takeru look so different. Kayano didn’t feel like the warm, caring person we know from the ‘normal’ story… she seemed so distant and cold *shudders* Well, that story is the epilogue of Akusou which means it’s finished now. Over and out.

Kazune Kawahara, known for the popular series ‘Sensei!’, has a nice long yomikiri in Betsuma 9. It’s nice to read something else than Sensei! by her. The story is so cute, I felt all fuzzy inside after reading it ^^;;;

Kasane Katsumoto’s new series starts in the latest issue of Asuka (10/02). I swear that everytime I’ve finally decided to drop Asuka, a few new cool series pop up and force me to buy it for a couple months longer. So yes, Katsumoto-sensei is back with a series titled Yasei no Bara. I loooved the first chapter… Superplants! Faito! (-_-;;) No, seriously, it’s a good combination of the usual Katsumoto weirdness, Boy meets Boy cuteness and teenage angst. One thing that bothers me, though, is that on the Asuka enquete postcard they ask whether you would like to see that series tend to be more comical or serious. What if all the Japanese girls want it to be some slapstick series? >_< Argh no. But I think that all Katsumoto fans will vote for a more serious direction. Oh and Clamp's Gouhou Drug/Legal Drug will be continued starting with Asuka 11. There will also be a Gouhou Drug clear postcard coming with that issue. That means no Asuka-dropping till the end of this year... (And a new chapter of Onodera Akira's Hayabusa will be in there, too!)

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Posted on Sep 7, 2002 (Sat, 2:40 pm). .

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