Placeholder: 2018 reads

One of my New Years Resolutions is to read more manga! (Because there’s so much good shit out there!) And actually blog about them!
Also, I just wanted something that can list out all the manga I read so I can do one of those “end of the year, here’s what manga made me feel” posts I see everyone do.

(this is starting from Feb since I didn’t keep track of what I read in Jan lol)

Last updated: 7/13/18 (ENG manga updated)

Japanese Manga

  1. Lucky La Kiss #1 (MU page)
  2. Ijiwaru Killer Tune #1 (MU page)
  3. Ijiwaru Killer Tune #2 (final)
  4. Suki ni Naranai yo, Senpai! #1 (MU page)
  5. Suki ni Naranai yo, Senpai #2
  6. Suki ni Naranai yo, Senpai #3
  7. Suki ni Naranai yo, Senpai #4 (final)
  8. Honey Come Honey #1 (reread) (MU page)
  9. Honey Come Honey #2 (reread)
  10. Honey Come Honey #3
  11. Suteki na Kareshi #1 (MU page)
  12. Theo (MU page)
  13. Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto #1 (MU page)
  14. Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto #2
  15. Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto #3
  16. Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto #4
  17. Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto #5
  18. Aoba-kun ni Kikitai Koto #6
  19. Kimi to Miru Sekai (MU page – no page as of 5/28)
  20. Dear My Guardy (MU page)
  21. Aoi Sensei wa Shishunki #1 (MU page)
  22. Aoi Sensei wa Shishunki #2 (final)
  23. Kimi ga Kira na Koi no Hanashi #1 (MU page)
  24. Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai #11
  25. Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai #10 (reread)
  26. Risou no Seitokaichou!? (MU page – no page as of 5/28)
  27. Oyasumi Étranger #1 (MU page)
  28. Renai Shoshinsha de Otesuu wo Okake Shimasu (MU page)
  29. Hatsukoi, Futatabi. #1 (MU page)
  30. Hatsukoi, Futatabi. #2
  31. Hatsukoi, Futatabi. #3 (final)
  32. Anadorenai Ne Kitami-kun #1 (MU page)
  33. Anadorenai Ne Kitami-kun #2 (final)
  34. Sakura Saku Toki (MU page – no page as of 5/28)
  35. Kirakira Shousekai (MU page)
  36. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun omnibus ver #1 (MU page)
  37. S-kei Kikoushi no Okiniiri (MU page)
  38. Shinonome-san, Itsumade Iru no? (MU page)
  39. Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai #1 (MU page)
  40. Ichinose Kyoudai wa Gaman Dekinai #2 (final)
  41. Watashi no Kyojin-kun (MU page – no page as of 5/28)
  42. Takane no Ran-san #1 (reread) (MU page)
  43. Takane no Ran-san #2
  44. Bye Bye Brother #1 (MU page)
  45. Bye Bye Brother #2 (final)
  46. Konna Watashi wo Kawaii Nante #1 (MU page)
  47. Konna Watashi wo Kawaii Nante #2
  48. Kishi-sama no Tsukaima (MU page)
  49. Ano Ko ni Yasashii Sekai ga Ii (MU page)
  50. Honey Come Honey #4
  51. Karekore Kirakiramachi (MU page)
  52. Sensei wa Warui Ko #1 (MU page)
  53. Sensei wa Warui Ko #2 (final)
  54. Akane Shoten no Kaji Tenchou (MU page)
  55. Silent Kiss #1 (MU page)
  56. Silent Kiss #2 (final)
  57. Men’s Life #1 (MU page)
  58. Hanamusubi (MU page)
  59. Ashita mo Kiss Shite ii desu ka? (no MU page as of 5/28)

English Manga

  • .hack//4koma (MU page)
  • .hack//Alcor (MU page)
  • Too Long (MU page)
  • .hack//Link #1 (MU page)
  • .hack//Link #2
  • .hack//Link #3 (final)
  • Limit #1 (MU page)
  • Limit #2
  • Limit #3
  • Limit #4
  • Limit #5
  • Limit #6 (final)
  • Heroman #1 (MU page)
  • Heroman #2
  • Heroman #3
  • Heroman #4
  • Heroman #5 (final)
  • Good Luck #1 (MU page)
  • Good Luck #2
  • Good Luck #3
  • Good Luck #4
  • Good Luck #5 (final)
  • Honey Blood #0 (MU page)
  • Honey Blood #1
  • Honey Blood #3
  • Bad End Night – Insane Party #1 (MU page)
  • Bad End Night – Insane Party #2
  • Bad End Night – Insane Party #3 (final)
  • In the Clothes Called Fat (MU page)
  • Pink (MU page)
  • Priceless #1 (MU page)
  • Priceless #2
  • Priceless #3 (final)
  • Dolls #1 (MU page)
  • Dolls #2
  • Dolls #3
  • Dolls #4 (final)
  • X2 (MU page)
  • SOS (MU page)
  • Doubt!! #1 (MU page)
  • Doubt!! #2
  • Doubt!! #3
  • Doubt!! #4
  • Doubt!! #5
  • Doubt!! #6 (final)
  • The Betrayal Knows My Name #8 (final)
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #1 (MU page)
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #2
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #3
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #4
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #5
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #6
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #7
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #8
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #9
  • Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no #10 (final)
  • Happy Marriage?! #1 (MU page)
  • Happy Marriage?! #2
  • Happy Marriage?! #3
  • Happy Marriage?! #4
  • Happy Marriage?! #5
  • Happy Marriage?! #6
  • Happy Marriage?! #7
  • Happy Marriage?! #8
  • Happy Marriage?! #9
  • Happy Marriage?! #10 (final)
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #1 (MU page)
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #2
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #3
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #4
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #5
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #6
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #7
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #8
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #9
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #10
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #11
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #12
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #13
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #14
  • So Cute It Hurts!! #15 (final)
  • Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf #1 (MU page)
  • Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf #2 (final)
  • Evergreen #1 (MU page)
  • Evergreen #2
  • Evergreen #3
  • Evergreen #4 (final)
  • Maria Holic #1 omnibus vers (MU page)
  • Maria Holic #2 omnibus vers
  • Maria Holic #7
  • Maria Holic #8
  • Maria Holic #9
  • Maria Holic #10
  • Maria Holic #11
  • Maria Holic #12
  • Maria Holic #13
  • Maria Holic #14 (final)
  • The Bride was a Boy (MU page)
  • She and Her Cat (MU page)

Novels/Light Novels

  • Walking My Second Path in Life #1 (information)
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord #4
  • From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart” (information)
  • Battle Divas: The Incorruptible Battle Blossom Princess #1

Post Just to Say Hey

kanaLook at me actually posting something. Man, I can’t believe the last time I was on this site was back in July. Where did the time go?

Lots of shiz happened. I was doing a lot of OT to put money in the bank – working those holidays and weekends meant more $$$ and living in NYC is expensive! I plan on leaving this city one day soon (hopefully not in a body bag) and that means Imma gonna need moving money. Also, it’s nice just to have money in the bank just in case of emergencies.

I had a lot of hangouts with coworker friends – happy hours, movies, Broadway shows, events, etc. I flew out to Arizona with a couple of coworkers when one of us got selected for a conference out there and did the tourist thing (gardens, zoos, shopping, etc). Even joined my friend and ended up doing a 14 hour bus tour to see the sights including the Grand Canyon. I was like asleep for ~8 of the hours because cars make me sleepy when I’m not driving plus waking up at 5 to catch the bus didn’t help but it was great to see the Canyon again.

For Halloween, my crew and I last minute dressed up as the Spice Girls – somehow I got elected to be Sporty Spice and we scrambled all across Union Square trying to look for a hair extension piece for me (since I had cut my hair short this past summer so my usual locks were not present hur hur).

Also I can finally say I have visited all 5 boroughs of NYC – just recently my friends and I went to Staten Island for a Lantern Festival held at the botanical garden there. Was definitely an experience haha.

But 2018 wasn’t without it’s sad moments. My little pupper of 13 years unfortunately passed in November. It all happened super quick. Cancer is a scary thing… Thankfully she went peacefully. The holidays have generally sucked for my family since it’s a sad reminder of those who have passed on and won’t be celebrating with us no more, so this upcoming holiday season is gonna be extra sad without her around. It hasn’t really hit me since I’m up in NYC and she was down in Texas being cared for by my dad, but when I go home soon is probably when reality will set in for me.

Before I bring this post down too much, let’s switch gears to manga before I end off. Unfortunately I stopped updating my placeholder post even though I was still reading. I’m going to try again with 2019! Let’s see how much manga I can get through :J I’ll try to post little weekly spotlights that briefly show what I liked/maybe didn’t like (like the one I just wrote before I posted this). I’m no reviewer tho. I’m literally “I liked this. It was fun” or “This shit was the equivalent of stepping in fresh dog shit. It smells. It leaves you feeling nasty. And only the weird would take pleasure in this warm anal clay.”

I’m also hoping that since I finally got my ipad pro and Apple Pencil (I got my dad an iPad for his birthday (me: yaya I’m finally able to buy my dad a nice present!) and he was all, WELL  I’M BUYING YOU THE PRO THEN! (me: but I…ok)), I’ll be able to post monthly Kurosaki chapter summaries (maybe others but for right now, my main focus is on my unhealthy love for this series. It’s a dumpster fire, I know, but I’ll gladly watch it all burn haha). I’m not sure if I’ll start with this upcoming chapter or the next one. Maybe the next one since I’ll be leaving for Texas here next week and I will definitely not be doing anything manga related haha

Em, oh wait, when does Kingdom Hearts 3 come out again? Cuz I’ve been waiting years for that shiz – I don’t even understand the plot. I’m just here for the Disney characters and murdering with giant bedazzled house keys.

So maybe the next next chapter :p


JP manga reads for Dec I


Tibetan Sand Fox Sunaoka-san by Qrice

I remember seeing this guy’s stuff on twitter once and I ended up following him. He’s known more I think for his other cartoon staring this fat orange cat (no, not Garfield haha) but I really prefer Sunaoka-san. Color me surprised when I saw this tank at Kinokuniya during their Black Friday sale (randomly hidden in the crafts area of all places)!

I really enjoyed relieving Sunaoka’s life again. He has a hardcore rbf but a heart of gold. Reading about his kind deeds made me the reader want to follow more in his example (but I’m not chasing down no purse snatcher. I already witnessed early this year someone getting socked in the face for tripping a thief – yeah it was nuts!).


Abe-kun ni Nerawaretemasu by Iwai Aki

Pretty obvious why I bought this tank haha. I was highly curious how MUSCALS ended up on the cover of a BetsuFure series. Turns out Abe-kun is actually serialize in an online mag/site called Palcy, which would explain why it seems this series seems to have more…flexibility in terms of its content.  Anyway, this was fun trash to read haha. I love that we have muscles everywhere ~ I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of muscular shojo insanity is in store for us :D


Ore no Hitsuji-chan! by Fukawa Miki

I really enjoyed Kawaii ni mo Hodo ga Aru! so I wanted to try her other work, Ore no Hitsuji-chan. While Hitsuji-chan had some good lols (like the one brother constantly pulling out 10 pound bags of salt and pepper shakers to ward people away from his brother. Girl: ARE YOU A CHEF BECAUSE WHY ARE YOU LOADED WITH ALL THESE SPICES!?), it didn’t have the same laugh out loud hilarity as Kawaii. Maybe because I wasn’t a fan of any of the characters could also be a reason? Was still fun tho :J

Ojou-san to Yobanaide (1-2) by Amakura Fuyu


Omg I love the art ~ Very cute! Also these two bananas were very cute to watch as they interacted with one another. The age gap was a little creepy because it’s always creepy for me when the person is still in high school and her dude is like, a businessman/sensei/not a student. I can’t remember how big a difference their age was – if it was less than 10 years, exactly 10 years, or more than 10 years – but I just kinda ignored their ages since the art made them look roughly the same age haha

Kocchi ni Mite yo, Hidaka (1-2) by Ishizawa Umi


Lol, I had forgotten all about this series! I didn’t realize it had been completed :p The story was shojo cute though the art sometimes bugged me. I’m not a fan of the Boku ni Hana no Melancholy less than 1 millimeter distance between the dot-nose and mouth spacing with like 10 miles of chin faces. I loved the side profiles this manga-ka draws though. They were proportional to a normal face but then when the character looked dead on to the reader, the lips got sucked right back up to the middle of the face haha.

Forgot to mention I was a little disappointed the choir bit of this story was forgotten in favor of love drama. I felt maybe had this series been longer, instead of rushing to get the two together, we could have had some mention beyond the first 2 chapters of the main girl trying to harmonize and work with her choir. But the romance took priority haha.


Ai Kotoba: Koi no Meigen, Ai no Kakugen by Matsu Kana

A random buy during one of Kino’s sales. The art on the cover caught my eye and that meant instant buy haha. The shorts inside are based on quotes from famous people I don’t know since I’m horrible with names hur hur. It was interesting to see how those quotes helped to influence or drive the main character of each short. I liked all of shorts save one, where I’m like, this guy is trash. Take him to the curbside girl, you can do better.

What do you have against iPads and capslock, WordPress? :/

[EDIT: lol turns out it was an error with the keyboard itself. Guess it’s been a known error for years but Apple has been like, meh you’ll still buy it. I’ve removed the Japanese keyboard on this iPad since I mostly use that on my phone anyway. Still sucks tho]

I’m currently typing this on my new iPad so we’ll see how this works! Em. Right now wordpress keeps randomly trying to shift my language from えnglish to Japanese. Ah found the culprit. It’s the capslock button!


Does wordpress have a thing against capitals? :U

Well there’s no way I can type without using the capslock (CUZ ALL THE SCREAMS) so looks like I’ll be typing up Kurosaki chp 50 on my computer haha. Anyway this is just a minor post to say I’m alive and now that I have my new iPad I can start reading again and blogging 8D

But the newest BetsuFure just came out so maybe I’ll read that first before doing anything blog wise. Yes, I’m that much trash for Kurosaki.

Hope you all have been well and I’ll be updating soon!


April/May-ish Manga Reads

ruishojo Recently we had a wonderfully crazy storm blow through. My office is on the 12th floor and we have glass windows so I had a front seat to the elements raging mere feet in front of me. Lightning flashing, howling wind, and buckets of rain ~

The best part of storms like this is the humidity gets sucks right away with the clouds so that makes summer more tolerable here. I was actually slightly cold walking home in my shorts when just that morning, the humidity made me feel like I was covered in damp sponges D:

Me blathering about the weather done, on to the manga haha!

Continue reading

July 2018 Mumbles ~


Hello there everyone,

It’s been awhile haha. The past month has been a busy one! My little crew at work has expanded to more peeps and these peeps are adventurous about shit like me :D Once a week we try and find weird ice creams to sample. Thus far we’ve had cereal ice cream (fruit loops ice cream was da besttttt), rose (the wine) ice cream, “galaxy” soft serve (no idea the flavor (other than nasty) but it turned my poop teal for a while from all the food coloring D:), pickle matcha ice cream (wasn’t as horrible as I imagined. Just like if sweet dill was diluted into an ice cream texture ~) and algae vegan ice cream (the ice cream itself was blue because of the algae and there were little chocolate and green tea cakes in the ice cream so the whole thing looked like the planet earth haha).

Continue reading

NikoIchi Margaret #9 (2018)

icoAhhh, finally. A day off! At my work, the most painful stretch of time is from Feb to May because we get no vacation until May. Usually in the spring is when we’ll all schedule our doc visits haha. Gotta attack that sick time bank somehow :p

Now I finally have a day off and here I am, reading shojo as I clean out my fridge and slowly tidy my apartment. Yup, very productive use of my holiday haha.

Here we are for another round of NikoIchi Margaret. This issue is a special one because it marks the 2,000th issue released. Wow, go Margaret! Seeing this makes me wonder how long printed manga mags will be in stores. Printed mags were how I got my start learning Japanese (oh Sylph, how you are missed). I’m guessing only the Juggernauts like Jump and Hana to Yume will be the ones gracing the stands while other less popular mags retire or turn to digital.

Now that I think about it, the only physical mag I buy is Ciel Emerald. Everything else is digital. In the past I used to collect Lala, Betsuma Margaret, Sylph, and AneLala physically. Now I’m all about digital because I just don’t have the space (because all the tanks of manga I buy take that space hur hur).

Well, enough of my blathering. On to the mag!


Continue reading

NikoIchi Margaret #8 (2018)

trinityuniverseiconWelp fingers crossed this post makes it. Right now there’s a storm raging outside and my internet is barely chugging by haha.
Had a very productive yet not productive day today. I’m just glad it’s done with and I hope it stays in the ground this time…
Bought myself some victory Lavender Milk Tea – something I do whenever I come back from court ~ A little “treat yo self” haha. The Lavender Milk Tea was legit stuff. Actual lavender in it! No chemicals! But then I made the mistake of buying a passion fruit green tea so I’m probably not sleeping tonight hur. I’m weak when it comes to caffeine. I’m told I should drink more to get resistant I’m alright thanks.

I’m almost all caught up with NikoIchi Margaret! Just one more magazine haha! Then I can start the catchup game with BetsuFure!

Continue reading

NikoIchi Margaret #7 (2018)


I’m writing this up before I head off to watch Lu Over the Wall. I was originally going to go to an earlier showing but then realized I had no milk for breakfast and I’m the kind of person I can’t function properly without a good breakfast. So I sacrificed that early showing to walk out in my jammies to the local bodega for milk. Lol how did our ancestors live without the convenience of Amazon prime and stores that don’t require 4 miles to walk to?

Anyway, I decided to split up the NikoIchi Margarets to make it easier to post about :J I hope to get both out this weekend but we shall see since I’m a special taco.

Continue reading

Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai Light Novel Chapter 1 summary

kanataWhile reading a mag of BetsuFure awhile back, I saw an advertisement for the light novel of Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai. As we all know, I have an unhealthy obsession with this series so of course I hurled the novels into my cart the second I found their listings.

Originally, I thought the stories in the light novel were going to be side stories and character fleshing things, since the back of the book advertised “scenes that weren’t in the manga.” However, when I flipped through the novel (because that’s what I do with light novels – I flip to see the pictures lol yes I am trash), the picture inserts were the same as in the manga, so boo. I mean, it sucked the novel was just going to be the manga with words instead of pictures but hey, this could be good practice for me.

(My last attempt at reading a novel was painful since hur hur I had started with part II of this kid’s series. Oops. Would explain why I’m like, who the fuck is this, why is this person not introduced, and why do we care about this person?)

With the Kurosaki novels, I at least had the manga to sort of guide me if I got too lost in what’s happening. However, reading just the prologue, I had to stop and make sure I was reading the right novel. Because like, holy shit, Kurosaki-kun no Iinari went hellah dark. Yuu’s past is traumatic, not just lol I was a jimi and now I’m going to be popular. I mean, you have people throwing sand in her eyes D:/ And then a forgettable side character turns out to have a bigger role in Yuu’s trauma.

Thus that’s why I wanted to do a summary of the light novel ~

But lol if you thought I was slow with the mags, don’t expect me to be any faster with the novel. Especially since there’s a lot more for me to slog through :p

I’m also going to add my comments at the differences between the manga and the novel because…I can?

Continue reading

NikoIchi Margaret 5 & 6 (2018)

arisagawaJust when I thought I had finally caught up, issues #7 & 8 get released lol. I’m almost there though! But hey, I’ll finally get some more Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet (no new chapters were present in either issue #5 or #6 (。•́︿•̀。)) before I swap over to another magazine to play catch up :p With issues 5 & 6 we do though get 3 new series! Yesh! Slowly I’ll be able to have some series to follow in NikoIchi Margaret haha. Right now I’m just really skimming with Short Cake Cake, Anagura Amélie, and now Seifuku no Ojou-sama for the lols.


NikoIchi Margaret #5 and #6 2018 table of contents and cover pages:

Continue reading