That post I was supposed to post like 3 weeks ago…lol

Okay, now to write that normal blog post I promised haha.

How is everyone? Hope the two months of the new year has treated you all well. At work we’re trying a new rotation system to get more shit out of the door (since that’s how pretty much all work is. Either MAKE THEM BUY EVERYTHING or GET THIS OUT NOW IT’S STARTING TO SMELL!). It’s been, for a lack of better words, intense. Especially now that I’m in a position of power to be seen as an adult (wtf I didn’t sign up for this! I still have one more level to go before supervisory powers are unwantingly given to me in exchange for more money). We have a bunch of newbies fresh from training being thrown onto the frying pan (no hand holding) and I’m shocked they’re coming to me for help. Especially when shit has not only hit the fan, but the fan has broken off and embedded itself into someone’s neck.

And I’m sitting there, listening to all this on the phone, quietly panicking because this is an adult problem and I’m the adult for the week (only on one rotation we have at my job is someone of my level considered the supervisor for that week).

I literally feel like this quote:

I'M AN ADULT.

Needless to say, I’ve gotten to talk to a lot of adultier adults since normally I’d shuffle this problem onto someone of a higher position than me because not my problem. *gets promoted* *now my problem* Me: em well then.

Work aside, life has been life. I’ve made a New Year’s resolution with myself to read more shojo manga. I’m aiming for 200 volumes this year lol. Pray for me! I’ve got a list I’m going to publish soon – just ignore it if it pops up on your feed.
I’m planning to use that post to keep an eye on my manga readings, and also so I can use that list to write up a monthly post about what I read :J

Let’s see, what did I do in January and February? Oh, I went to the Distant Worlds IV Final Fantasy concert! My first time at Carnegie Hall! I greatly enjoyed the concert. Needless to say, I bought the soundtrack immediately :) I watched a bunch of movies – Gintama the Live-Action movie, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the Greatest Showman, Initial D Parts 1, 2, and 3, Eureka Seven Part I, and a bunch of random shit on Netflix :p The rest of my weekends were either spent working, hanging out with friends, or house-sitting for a friend.

I’ve been slowly moving things around in my apartment. I’m not sure when I’ll be moving on from the big city but until then, I want to get things livable. After doing a crazy stint of over time at my job, I was able to save up enough money to buy a desk I really wanted (all this time I’ve been typing on a small desk that’s really easy to get cluttered). I’m hoping with the new desk and the new memory cards for my desktop computer, I’ll be able to blog more. My desktop computer has all my editing software so that’s why there has been a lack of pictures with these posts (or lack of posts for that matter haha). I’ve been using my little laptop for basic things but this little guy wasn’t meant for anything crazy.

[Edit: I HAVE MY NEW DESK AND I LOVE IT. ALSO I BOUGHT LOTS OF THINGS FOR MY DESKTOP AND I THINK IT HAS BEEN SAVED! I’M CURRENTLY SCREAMING THIS ON MY DESKTOP WHICH IS ON MY NEW DESK 8D]

And that is that, I guess. Got a bunch of manga from amazon.jp and from Kino (20% off baby!) to read and magazines to blog about. Thus far it looks like I’m planning on sticking with the following magazines and blogging about them:

  • BetsuFure (KUROSAKI-KUN NO IINARI NI NANTE NARANAI!)
  • NikoIchi Margaret (TSUBAKI CHOU LONELY PLANET!)
  • Betsuma (KOI WO SHIRANAI BOKUTACHI WA!)
  • Ciel Emerald (JUNJO AND HATSUICHI!)

And that’s it ~

BetsuFure 2.2018

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Welp, it’s been awhile. I guess I should do a normal post after this to talk about something not Betsufure related lol. But since this is a BetsuFure post, we’re going to be talking about BetsuFure. Today we have the February issue of BetsuFure to enjoy. I know I should have gone and read either Margaret or Betsuma but I’m like, you don’t understand. I have an unhealthy addiction to Kurosaki-kun. If there is new content for me to read, I shall commit misdemeanors to get that chapter in my hands. Speaking of Kurosaki-kun, the 11th tank is coming out on the 13th. I know I’m going to buy it. And then I’m going to end up rereading the series like I do with every tank I get. And then I’m going to be back into the pit of depression I was in before tank #11 came out as I wait for tank #12.

At least I have the magazines to hold me over…

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BetsuFure 1.2018

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Starting off the year with some BetsuFure! I’m in this for the long run. My crack Kurosaki-kun runs in this and I need my monthly supply! :p (don’t look at me, I know Kurosaki-kun is unhealthy but so what? There are people in this world eating deep fried butter and meats that have been shoved in each other’s orifices, then cooked as one. At least mine is just mentally unhealthy :P)

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BetsuFure 12.2017

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(EDIT: oops was delayed sending this off lol)

Man, hard to believe the snow from Saturday is all gone. Woke up Monday to icy sidewalks and bomb threats in the train station. WTF, Happy Monday everyone .___. Another week has gone by and that means a shojo mag post! This time we have BetsuFure, a first for me. Blame Kurosaki-kun. That unhealthy trash has me addicted lol.

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Betsuma Margaret 12.2017

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Well damn, it’s been a while! *blows dust away*

Sorry for disappearing everyone. Lots of stuff and not a lot of stuff happened haha ~ Just me being me :p

Anyway, in my usual random fashion, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and here is a random shojo mag post :p

Betsuma Margaret 12.2017

Covers:

Part I
Part II
Betsuma Sister IV

Content:

Kimi no Todoke (final chapter)
Territory M no Jyuunin
Watashi no!
Akane Shoten no Kaji Tenchou (new series)
Suteki na Kareshi
Te wo Tsunagou yo
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
Koi wo Shiranai Bokutachi wa
Bitter Prince (final chapter)
Risouteki Boyfriend
Classmate no Shouzou 3 (oneshot)
Bye Bye Liberty
Fushigi no Kuni no Arisagawa-san
Watashi to Wonderland
Uchuu no Hate no Mannaka no

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Final Sylph (in print) summary

Meant to post this last week but it was either that or be late for my plane so…hur, a week later, here we go :J

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Sylph September Issue Info

From Sylph’s official website:

Up until now, I’ve been responsible for promotional items like leaflets and posters for Sylph. On each one I’d write “On Sale Every 22nd!”

I’ve loved manga ever since I was a kid. Even now as an editor at Sylph, I’ve still held on to my passion. Whenever manga magazines I follow are released, I get super excited. I hope it’s a similar feeling I transmitted to you readers each time I wrote “On Sale Every 22nd!” To all of you who’ve read that little phrase, if you could just remember “On Sale Every 22nd!” I’d be so touched.

Sylph is now ending its print publication with this August issue. Just thinking I won’t be writing “On Sale Every 22nd” anymore gets me a little down… But Sylph will continue to live on! And so will its comics! I’m readying up for the new challenges ahead of us!

With that, it’s time to set the stage for Pixiv Sylph! Officially available July 20th, Sylph’s popular titles as well as older titles will be hosted online via Pixiv. Additionally, starting in August with the September issue, new content will be released as well as a new app for reading ease.

To you who’ve read the comics and are now starting with Pixiv Sylph
To you who’ve read the print magazine and are staying with us
I hope Pixiv Sylph will provide much reading entertainment!

Every Thursday New Sylph Content!
Remember: Every Thursday New Sylph Content!

And with that, here’s is our final lineup:

Ending:

Fortissimo
Fortissimo – Dance in the castle –
Illustrated by Udajo
Written by  Harada Sayaka
Scripted by Kanse Atsuko

Home, Honey Home
Illustrated by Kumoya Yukio
Written by Ushio Ayane

Korabo Mijikashi Tsudoeyo Otome
Written by Kagami Eri
Collaboration from Animate Café

Continued Splendid Serializations:

Namako – Dramatic Irony
Enoki Rika – Tsuki wa Sasete ne
Morihashi Bingo, Koko Suwaru – Kono Koi ni Mirai wa Nai
Tsubaki Kaori – Shinigami ni Totsugu Hi
KUJIRA – Saku-chan to Nozomi-kun
Omiomi – Kimi ga Shinanai Hi no Gohan
Ayumura Yuki – Katakoi Miboujin
Maeda Tomo – Kamitsuki

Finally got around to translating the last blog post on Sylph’s website about the print edition dying :( I’m so sad tho! I went on vacation and was going to order my issue from amazon.jp when I got back. But now the final issue is OOP! WTF!? Where were you people before?? D:

Now I’m going to have to scramble to find an issue. Nooooo!

The End of Sylph…Kinda

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Translation from Natalie.mu:

The Final Issue of Otome Monthly Magazine Sylph Goes on Sale; 3 Titles Finish, Others Move to New Web Magazine

The September Issue of Monthly Sylph (KADOKAWA) went on sale July 22. This issue marks the magazine’s final release, with the cover donning the message “THANKS!”.

Korabo Mijikashi Tsudoeyo Otome (Written by Kagami Eri with collaboration from Animate Café), Fortissimo (Written by Harada Sayaka, Scripted by Kanse Atsuko, Illustrated by Udajo), and Home, Honey Home (Written by Ushio Ayane, Illustrated by Kumoya Yukio) concluded in the September Issue. All other continuing serializations will move to Sylph’s new online magazine: Pixiv Sylph. On the magazine’s final pages were messages from the staff commenting on the publication’s final release.

Sylph first started publication on December 2006. Originally on a quarterly release schedule, Sylph was later released bimonthly until 2010 when the magazine went to a monthly publication. With its slogan “Heart Racing Otome Comics”, the magazine focused on the manga adaptations of Otome games and original stories aimed at female readers. While the print version of the magazine has ended, the magazine will live on in digital format.

Pixiv Sylph Lineup:

Choujin – Futsutsuka na Oyako de wa Arimasu ga
Namako – Dramatic Irony
Enoki Rika – Tsuki wa Sasete ne
Izawa Meguru, Tagura Tohru – Koji Koi
Morihashi Bingo, Koko Suwaru – Kono Koi ni Mirai wa Nai
Tsubaki Kaori – Shinigami ni Totsugu Hi
KUJIRA – Saku-chan to Nozomi-kun
Omiomi – Kimi ga Shinanai Hi no Gohan
Ayumura Yuki – Katakoi Miboujin
Maeda Tomo – Kamitsuki
Hanata Rin, Hidou Ren – Starmyu (Revival Serialization)
Pepu – Shiro Ari (Revival Serialization)
Shimada Chie – Jigoku no Enra (Revival Serialization)
Kagami Eri, collaboration from Animate Café – Korabo Mijikashi Tsudoeyo Otome (Revival Serialization)

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Weekly Reads for 6/25/17

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English reads:

St. Dragon Girl

Momoko is a girl who specializes in martial arts. Her childhood friend Ryuga specializes in sorcery. Together they protect Ryuga’s cousin from spirits.
(you don’t know how many times this bit was repeated in almost every chapter of this 8 volume series -__-)

From reading the side bars, St. Dragon Girl originally appeared episodically in various magazine issues before it became regularly serialized – thus why the continuous reminder of who Momoko and Ryuga were.

Nothing much to say. It was an ok read. Sometimes Momoko or Ryuga would get hellah annoying (Momoko with her insecurity, Ryuga with his blunt/playboy attitude) but it was never enough I had to put the manga down and burn it haha

I liked that other characters got some screen time instead of focusing solo on the leads. Was a nice change of pace :J

Overall, wasn’t a bad read. Something to read if you’re bored. Momoka kicking butt was pretty cool (you don’t see too many female leads training in martial arts too much) but she did at times fall pray to the “oh no I suddenly find myself unable to fight back oh what ever shall I do?” cliche where Ryuga would fly in, throw a talisman, and look cool doing it.

Sucks we’ll never get the sequel that follows Momoko’s child.

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Tid-Bits: There is No Future for This Love Tank 1 Bonus

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Bonus novella: A Heart in Love

Whoops! Almost forgot to post this baby too. Included in the first tank of “There is No Future for This Love” is a novella concerning how two characters as different as Masaki and Yuuji ever crossed paths into the broship/unrequited love that exists in the current manga.

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