Suki-desu, Suzuki-Kun!! Chapters 41 and 42: Rant Time.

7 Jul

Oh hey guys.

As you’ve all probably guessed, no I haven’t really gone anime browsing yet. I sort of tried to. Sort of.

But then Supernatural happened.

I need to stop picking up new fandoms…

*SIGH* anyway, I would like to get back to actual anime blogging. I do actually enjoy it.

So, moving on with the actual post:

This is going to be a really short post (unless I start ranting) BECAUSE NOTHING. FREAKING. HAPPENS. WE HAVE TWO WHOLE CHAPTERS THAT ARE BASICALLY IDENTICAL AND ACCOMPLISH BASICALLY THE SAME THING: NOTHING.

Here we go.

THIS PICTURE LIES.

 

Wait, woah woah woah woah WHAT. Could this be an ACTUAL title page for a chapter with ACTUAL Chinobu on it??? COULD IT BE THAT WE’RE FINALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON THESE TWO SO-CALLED MAIN CHARACTERS AS WELL?

Yeah. That was what I thought too.

So after we stumble through half the chapter on the school trip with awkward typical Sayakaru stuff, this happens:

BA DUN DUN DUN.

 

Yaaaaay! Chinobu!!! Chihiro realizes it wasn’t a dream.

And for some reason I really like her face in the last panel. It’s just…pretty? I dunno. I just like it.

Once again: BA DUN DUN DUN.

 

And Shinobu actually turns away one of his many ladies because he’s thinkin’ about Chihiro. Even though he supposedly hates her. Hah. Fool.

So this is a great build-up right? This chapter is sure to finish off with some awesome Chinobu, right? It can’t just end for the rest of the chapter, right???

That’s what I thought.

Stop being so pretty. Stop it. Right now.

 

WRONG.

After four measly pages, FOUR. THAT’S ALL WE GOT. We go back to Sayakaru.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love Sayakaru. And look at Sayaka, she’s unfairly gorgeous in this picture.

Once again, stop being gorgeous.

 

So I thought, “eh, all right. Whatever. We have to get more Chinobu in the next chapter, she wouldn’t just leave it at that.”

And besides, like I’ve said before, Sayakaru is adorable and honestly, they get some of the most beautiful full-page spreads. I mean sheesh, look at that. How can you not ship them?

So fine. Whatever. I mean, really all that was accomplished in this chapter was Sayaka and Hikaru slowly getting closer and slowly realizing that they are, in fact, meant for each other. And we got evident foreshadowing that Chihiro and Shinobu will probably meet again before the manga’s complete. That’s…about it though. It’s kind of a dry chapter. I mean, you know, typical cute Sayakaru fluff, but again…not much happens.

So the next chapter’s gotta improve some, right???

YES. STARTING OFF WELL.

 

YES. PERFECT. Starting right off with some Chinobu! It’s about time!

This is gonna be a great chapter! Right?

And, all together now, BA DUN DUN DUN!!!

 

EEEEEEEEEE!!!! I mean look at that! YES. Now they HAVE to confront each other eventually!

Maybe even in this chapter! Man I’m excited! YESSSSS!!!!

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU STOP IT.

 

I KID YOU NOT.

That is it.

We got four pages of Chinobu in chapter 41, and TWO PAGES in chapter 42. The rest of the entire chapter was ALL Sayakaru.

And you know what was accomplished in all of the rest of those pages???

Abso-freakin-lutely nothing.

WE HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THAT SAYAKA FELT ALONE AFTER THE ACCIDENT. WE HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THAT HIKARU LOVES HER UNCONDITIONALLY. WE HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THAT SHE’S SLOWLY STARTING TO TRUST AND LIKE HIKARU MORE. WE DID NOT NEED ALL OF THAT.

All of those pages could have been used to build up the story between Chihiro and Shinobu because they are the couple that ACTUALLY NEEDS IT. Sayaka and Hikaru have already been down this road, we’ve already watched them struggle to build their awkward romance. None of the extra fluffy date stuff was really needed! It could have all been summed up in a few pages, and then gone back to Chihiro and Shinobu, because they’re the couple I’m really worried about (and not just because I ship them a little more than Sayakaru).

And you know, I would have been more fine with all of this if it was more obvious that Chihiro and Shinobu were a side couple and Sayaka and Hikaru the main. BUT CHIHIRO AND SHINOBU ARE PLAYED UP AND ADVERTISED AS IF THEY’RE A MAIN COUPLE TOO AND THEY ARE SURE NOT GETTING TREATED LIKE THAT. IT IS NOT OKAY TO GIVE THEM THE TITLE PAGE AND THE BEGINNING OF A DIFFERENT CHAPTER AND THEN ONLY WRITE 6 PAGES ABOUT THEM. AND THEN SPEND THE REST OF THE PAGES FLUFFYING UP SAYAKARU WHERE IT WASN’T REALLY NECESSARY.

*sigh*

Okay. Rant done. I’m sorry.

All of that is just my opinion, feel free to argue with me. I probably won’t argue back, but you know, knock yourself out.

Okay. I’m done. We better get some actual Chinobu in the next chapter AT LEAST or I will throw something. Probably a piano. Probably at someone’s face. You probably don’t wanna be near me.

ANYWAY, as far as other stuff goes:

I will try to check out some recent anime. I promise. I do like anime blogging, I just haven’t really been emotionally attached to any recent ones. But I’ll try. For anyone who’s still out there. Have a pizza.

I’m gonna go simmer down with some tea. And maybe some anime!

Bye!

~August

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Suki-desu, Suzuki-Kun Chapters 39/40 (and I apologize)

10 Jun

#ME

 

#STORYOFMYLIFE

This is why you don’t let me on the Interwebs, you guys.

Anyway, I apologize for my lack of updating. And for my continuous promises to blog anime and never coming through with it. I blame many things.

I blame my friend for getting me hooked on Arrested Development.

I blame the fact that everything I’ve tried to blog has just not been as appealing as I was hoping… (ESPECIALLY AMNESIA. I never finished because I had no flipping idea what on earth was going on. It was very pretty, though.)

I blame Ikeyamada Go for NOT HAVING ENOUGH SHINOBU. AND FOR DOING MEAN THINGS TO SAYAKA. But we’ll get to that in a moment.

I BLAME GREE VOLTAGE GAMES. Oh my word, you guys. Do any of you play the Gree Voltage games? Be My Princess, My Sweet Bodyguard, and Celebrity Darling. So unfairly addicting…and filled with wonderfully attractive anime men who all fall in love with you.  SO FANTASTIC OH MAN.

Anyway. I apologize and throw cookies to anyone who’s still out there.

The above pic pretty much describes how I’ve felt about Suki-desu for…the past what, five chapters? Ish? And because of that, I’m combining these two chapters. Because I can. And I want to throw in some stuff from chapter 39.

So, let’s get this going, shall we. If any of you are still out there. You guys rock. 🙂

It only took us what...38 CHAPTERS OF ANGST.

 

WELL LET’S JUST GET RIGHT INTO IT, SHALL WE.

Really, my only reaction to this is IT’S ABOUT TIME.

Not in a cheerful HALLEFREAKINLUJAH IT’S ABOUT TIME way, more just like a WE’VE GONE THROUGH 38 CHAPTERS OF ANGSTY DRAMATIC IRONY FINALLY IT’S ABOUT TIME way.

I dunno. It breaks my heart to see Chihiro finally tell Hikaru how she’s felt about him FOR YEARS, but now that I’m completely done shipping these two, I’m just kinda like “eh, this is an important plot point. Move on now, glad we’re past this.”

DRAMATIC LIGHTING.

 

Fuwhaaaaaat? Forgetting about Sayaka that easily? Simply because you have a different, crying, wonderful, vulnerable girl in front of you? You are weak, Hikaru. WEAK.

I think this is just typical guy reaction. Some girl cries in front of you, HUG HER. MAKE HER SHUT UP.

JK, that’s probably just typical manga guy reaction.

REMEMBAH ME?

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH JK LOLZ HIKARU WOULD NEVER DO THAT YOU GUYS.

He does actually hug Chihiro and stares at her dramatically for a few pages whilst remembering how many times Chihiro has been there for him in the past. But then, as things are about to get super serious, he remembers Sayaka.

Which I’m totally cool with, by the by. I got over my anti-Sayakaru thing ages ago. They’re adorable now and tragic and are the owners of one of my favorite manga kisses ever.

Anyway, moving on.

HAHAHAH I AM THE QUEEN OF DECEPTION!!! BOW TO ME.

 

Ah, good old Chihiro. Bring more pain upon herself. JUST AS LONG AS HIKARU’S OKAY, WE’RE ALL GOOD, RIGHT?

Gotta admire her at least for thinking up that plan on the spot.

JK SHE'S NOT FINE

Oops, haha, just kidding. Nobody’s that perfect.

I’m okay with this scene, actually. Because this made Hikaru realize that she wasn’t joking, she actually does love him. And he needs to know that. IF HE NEVER KNOWS THAT, WE WILL NEVER GET PAST THIS. AND WE NEED TO GET PAST THIS.

Anyway, again, this also showed that Chihiro is not the perfect creation we all believed her to be for the past FOREVER, she does have chinks in her armor, and she is actually vulnerable.

Moving on.

Awwwwwww

 

Moar crying, yaaaaay!

In case any of you were wondering and you haven’t read the chapter yet, Hikaru apologizes to Chihiro for being weak and decides to fully go after Sayaka. He also thanks Chihiro profoundly for always being his strength.

This, of course, makes Chihiro cry AGAIN and realize that her love wasn’t so fruitless after all if she became his strength.

AWWWWWWWW.

K moving on.

YES. YES YES YES.

 

With that in mind, Hikaru confronts Sayaka and her new creepy boyfriend Takumi and tells her he loves her and always will, and then they have this dramatic wind shot.

YES. FINALLY. SAYAKARU IS BACK. HOW I HAVE MISSED IT!!!

Well, that’s basically chapter 39. WHOLE LOTTA ANGST. That’s really what this entire manga is though, so…nothing new really.

MOVING ON TO THE IMPORTANT CHAPTER (because I say that, you can probably guess what’s a part of it…)

Radically short hair, wooooh!

 

DAZZLING.

 

40 pic 3

 

CHIHIRO CUTS HER HAIR SHORT WOOOOOOOOH!

I feel like this is a common theme in romance manga. Girl gets her heart broken, girl changes her image to move on. Heck, I’ve done it. Best example I can think of now is Hikaru (lol 2 Hikarus by the same author…) in Moe Kare!!. Kind of a cool idea.

Anyway, the last pic is the important one. THIS IS WHAT WE NEEDED GUYS. Because Chihiro finally told Hikaru how she felt, she can FINALLY move on. She can now openly accept Shino-er, another guy…who comes to her…yeah…totally not thinking of someone in particular nope not at all…

So yeah, now that Chihiro realizes this herself, we can all move on with life! Hallelujah!

Oh yeah, and Chihiro’s being all annoying and punishing herself for shattering Shinobu’s heart by saying that she doesn’t deserve a new love. FINE BY ME. YOU JUST STICK WITH AN OLDER ONE. COUGH COUGH SHINOBU COUGH.

…I swear I’ll stop with the short hair Chihiro pics now…I swear…

LOL yus.

 

I expect an entire army of fan art about HikaruXTakumi. Get on it, people.

AWWWWWWW

 

SAYAKARU FLUFF!!!

They’re so cute. Later Sayaka’s all “I definitely won’t fall in love with him!” and I’m all “NOT IF FORESHADOWING HAS ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT.”

…GET READY FOR SPAMMING. BECAUSE YES. IT’S FINALLY HERE. OH MY WORD. HALLELUJAH.

Heheheh...

 

So Chihiro’s all sick and goes to get medicine…and who should pass by but the lovable rich jerk himself…

YES. SAVE HER.

 

And you want to pass her until she’s in danger…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH-I’m sorry…fangirl coming out…

Yes...yes...

 

HAHAHAH. WE CAN ALL SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING.

Here it comes...

 

YES.

 

I tried not to screencap that entire scene…really I did…

BUT FINALLY. YES. FINALLY WE ARE BACK TO CHINOBU. YES YES YES YES YES. FOR RIGHT NOW, ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.

I mean, Shinobu still says that he hates her…but I mean…he’s saving her and kissing her (SHUT UP IT TOTALLY COUNTS AS A KISS)…so…we all know that won’t last long…

Oh yeah, and there was this cute little extra chapter that went back to Junior High days:

Awwww

 

Which involved cross-dressing, of course.

It was really adorkable.

Well, I think that’s about it for now. I’m contemplating blogging her newest manga with the long title that I don’t feel like looking up right now…it’s the one with the twin siblings who cross dress as each other and fall in love and stuff.

You know, typical Ikeyamada Go stuff.

As for other close-future stuff…Ima go anime perusing and see if anything absolutely fascinates me.

See y’all hopefully soon!

~August

 

I have actually been watching current anime and I’m gonna try and blog some!!! :D

18 Jan

Aw, thanks Haruhi! I completely trust that this gift won't explode in my face :)HEEEEEEEEEEY GUUUYYYYYSSS!!!

Yes, it’s true. I’m gonna try to blog some shtuff.

I’m keeping my list short and sweet this season so I can hopefully stay caught up, even though I’m already behind 😛

So, without further ado! *draws back curtain*

omg you guys...this show...#1: CUTICLE TANKEI INABA

Yes. Yes that is a giant evil goat in the background.

Why do I like this show, you guys? It’s so…um…yeah…

Anyway, this show is like slapstick to the 23rd power. I don’t even think I can successfully blog this, it’s so all over the place. I might do like, a “Pic of the Week” or something from this show.

Anyway, it’s pretty hilarious and I actually quite enjoy it.

MOVING ON.

I want a goat horns headband...#2: MAOYUU MAOU YUUSHA

I actually have slightly mixed feelings with this one. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it has a great story idea and the art is gorgeous, but after the first episode, I can see this show going one of two ways: THE AWESOME WAY, and the perverted and stupid joke every five seconds with a horrible ending way.

So, we shall see.

I’ll possibly blog this one. If I end up really enjoying it 🙂

NEXT.

I would like all of these men, please.#3: AMNESIA

Why, no, I haven’t even watched the first episode of this.

Why? Is that important?

When you know these four are in that show, is it important to watch the first episode before you promise to blog it and fangirl over it incessantly?

I dunno…

AND FINALLY:

KYAAAAAAAAA!!!#4: AKB0048: NEXT STAGE

ALKISDJOALIENGFWLKMEGOVRISMAGEOI5NLSIURTNBK.AGTERNGUIHERO4IHTWELINGERONBGOIUER

SEASON 2 YOU GUYS.

SEASON.

2.

I know, I know, I said I’d blog the first season…and then life happened…THAT’S MY EXCUSE.

But now I’m all caught up and ZOMG there’s more of it!!! 😀

This show, is so fantastic. I can’t even handle it.

I have cried numerous times during season 1 and I ain’t ashamed of it at all. All the characters are likable (minus DES, of course) and it’s such a sweet show AND YOU BET IT’S GETTING BLOGGED.

I hope to put up episode 2 (and probably 3…might combine them with hilites…) up tomorrow afternoon 🙂

SIDENOTES:

I intend to keep up Suki-desu, Suzuki-Kun naturally. Just waitin’ for the next dramatic chapter!

That’s about it though, I think.

K, see y’all tomorrow with some AKB goodness!!!

~August

Suki-desu, Suzuki-Kun! Chapter 35: Siblings and Chikaru and Camera Commercials, oh my!

6 Jan

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

If I could throw you all some cookies and sparkling cider, believe me, I would.

Anyway, FIRST POST OF THE NEW YEAR WHOOT!

And…it’s a lame title…

That was my lame attempt at being clever. This chapter was so all over the place it was just…yeah.

Anyway. Moving on with life.

Shinobuuuuuu...come baaaaaaaaaack...

Yaaaaay high school!! Whooooo!

By the by, don’t recognize the kid on the far right? Don’t worry. He is apparently related to another important character and was just introduced in this chapter so, naturally, he’s now a main character.

I quite like him, though, so I won’t pick on him for suddenly being a principle.

It's okay, Haruka-chan. Er, kun...

Everyone, meet Aoi Haruka!

Did you know that Aoi Erika had a brother? No?

WELL SHE DOES.

And he’s adorable. Seriously. I love him. He’s funny and cute and him getting mistaken for a girl a lot makes me laugh XD

Even HIKARU mistakes him for a girl and asks him to join the basketball team as a female manager. Well, that is…until this happens:

Oh, hey Chihiro. Stop being so gorgeous.

Itou Chihiro: Rectifying Suzuki Hikaru’s mistakes and making boys fall head over heels since 2008.

Is it bad that my love for Haruka upped by about 11 points when he decided to join basketball for Chihiro? Cuz uh…it did…

Awww, how adorable. And wrong. So. Horribly. Wrong.

Yeah, don’t worry Haruka. I’ll never allow Chihiro and Hikaru to date. Ever.

I think in one of my earlier posts for this manga I said I liked Chikaru, but uh…now that I am madly in love with Shinobu and especially Chinobu, it’s no longer all right with me.

At all.

SHINOOOOOOOBUUUUUUUU!!!

What’s this?

Haruka knows Shinobu?

But…but…how????

By the way, this is all you get from Shinobu in this chapter. A displeased Shinobu on the title page and then the back of his head and his incredible shoulders. Then he’s gone again.

I miss himmmmmm……meahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Anyhoo…

Awww, Hikaru...

And it’s because of things like this that I will never be able to blame Hikaru for the end of Chinobu.

He’s probably had to turn down dozens of girls in these two years, and all for a junior high girlfriend that disappeared on him. He hasn’t heard from her at all, he has no idea if she’s madly in love with somebody else, he doesn’t know.

But still, he remains faithful to her.

He’s kind of incredible and adorably oblivious.

Thus, I cannot blame him.

Ohoh, what's this? Chihiro actually feels bad about Shinobu? WHAT?

Itou Chihiro: Ripping the hearts out of aforementioned falling boys and stomping them into the ground. Hard.

I mention that because on the previous page, Chihiro went through flashback time with her breakup with Shinobu.

Which Hikaru is blissfully oblivious of, of course.

I should stop picking on Chihiro too. After all, I love her to death and she was faced with a terrible decision. She also was bawling her eyes out after she told Shinobu she was staying with Hikaru. She really did feel bad.

Which is good.

Because I would have to punch her if she didn’t feel bad.

Luckily, I’m not faced with that obstacle.

Annnnnnd....

She's in love with him. Psh. Figures.

*dramatic and elongated sigh*

Fine. Whatever. We all saw it coming anyway.

Hikaru’s a perfectly nice, wonderful, handsome, fantastic, TOTALLY UNAVAILABLE guy.

But that’s fine Chihiro.

Fall in love with him again anyway.

That’s cool.

Whatevs.

I’m totally not angry about it. At all.

*inhale*

*still inhaling*

*wait for it*

SAYAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

MY GORGEOUS, WONDERFUL BEAUTY QUEEN WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN????

PLEASE COME BACK AND FIX EVERYTHING AND MAKE EVERYTHING ALRIGHT BECAUSE I STILL BLAME YOU FOR MY LOST CHINOBU BUT I STILL LOVE YOU TOO AND OH PLEASE COME BACK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEAAAASSSEEEEEE!!!

*ahem*

Sorry, there were far too many great pics of Hikaru (and Chihiro) seeing Sayaka on the screen for a camera commercial and being all  :O FUWHAAAAT?

So yes, Sayaka has reappeared.

And she’s drop dead gorgeous and famous.

BRING ON THE DRAMA!

I shall call them Squishy 1, 2, and 3, and they shall be my Squishies :3

Oh, and I normally don’t throw these little ending sketch pages in, but this one was cute and I lurve these three. They’re funny and cute and yeah.

Anyway, not much else to say now.

Just anxiously awaiting the next chapter so the REAL drama can begin. Because, if anyone can make drama, it’s 17-year-olds who fell in love when they were 13 and got separated when they were 15.

Yeah.

Let. It. Begin.

See y’all next post!

~August

Suki-desu, Suzuki-Kun! Chapter 34: I hate this manga :)

26 Dec

If any of you have read this chapter yet and have read my past posts on this manga, then you should know why this chapter ripped my dreams apart and burned them with evil fire.

On the plus side, this chapter brought about the transition that led our heroes into adulthood. Which is good.

BUT IT’S ALSO TERRIBLE.

But I’ll get into that soon enough. For the moment, let the angst begin:

SAYAKA YOU COME BACK RIGHT NOW AND FIX STUFF.

 

So Hikaru’s grades are dropping because he’s too distracted by the fact that not only is Sayaka gone, but there has been zero contact from her.

I take back everything I said about wanting Sayaka to leave. PLEASE COME BACK. PLEASE. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD WHEN YOU WERE HERE.

STOP IT HIKARU. PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER AND STOP FORCING CHIHIRO TO HURT PEOPLE.

 

So then, Hikaru tells Chihiro he wants to go to Kyushu (I think that’s where Sayaka moved) to look for Sayaka. Chihiro, the good friend like she is, goes with Hikaru. But alas, they walk around the whole day and find no sign of Sayaka.

Which leads to Hikaru making that face. Which leads to Chihiro feeling awful for him. WHICH LEADS TO THIS.

No...

 

NO.

 

NO NO  NO NO NO.

 

What kills me is that I don’t know who to direct my anger at. I’m so angry because you can just TELL this is going to lead to serious trouble for Chinobu because now Chihiro’s wavering.

She said she picked Shinobu, and she does really care about him (AT LEAST SHE BETTER), but she’s known Hikaru her whole life and the poor idiot’s falling apart. So what does she do?

I don’t wanna go on…it huuuuuuuuurrrrts…

You know, this is my third time thinking about this scene, and I'M DONE.

 

So there you have it. Chihiro chooses Hikaru.

But don’t worry.

It gets worse.

MUCH. WORSE.

...

 

Sure, she’s not gonna replace Sayaka. Yet.

Soon enough, if Shinobu’s nowhere around, she’s going to start loving Hikaru again and Hikaru’s without a Sayaka.

Ugh. I’m done.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

 

Poor Chihiro. I CAN’T EVEN BE MAD AT HER BECAUSE LOOK AT HER FACE IN THE FIRST PANEL AND UGH.

But no, it’s not over yet. OF COURSE IT’S NOT.

I'm done. My heart cannot handle a crying Shinobu.

 

Ugh…I can’t do it anymore. My limit is a crying Shinobu.

I really love all these characters, and anything like this just destroys me.

I just…nope. Moving on. I’ll rant at the end.

I have no words.

 

See? Crying Shinobu? I cannot. Do it.

 

SAYAKA COME BACK NOW SO WE CAN HAVE HAPPINESS AND CHINOBU.

 

I am so done with this chapter.

WHAT KILLS ME is that Shinobu’s gonna go back to being a womanizing jerk because of this. He’s going to remember how painful loving Chihiro was and he’s never going to love anyone again.

UNTIL HE GETS BACK WITH CHIHIRO.

That better happen, or I am going to write a whole TON of angry letters.

Aaaaaand SUDDENLY HIGHSCHOOL.

 

And there’s the transition. They be in high school now.

Chihiro looks gorgeous. As always.

Hikaru’s handsome. As expected.

And they’re both still looking for Sayaka. Well, mostly Hikaru. Chihiro is just because of Hikaru.

Sayakaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

 

Yup. Hikaru’s still a wreck because, still, there has been no contact from Sayaka.

BECAUSE SHE’S FAMOUS.

Actually, I don’t know why. THERE BETTER BE AN AMAZING EXPLANATION FOR IT. BECAUSE SAYAKA’S LEAVING DESTROYED MY OTP.

And so it begins...

 

SHINOBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

I have been waiting so long for this transition, and now I’m not excited at all. Because…and the…with the…but then…UGH.

K. Time for my rant.

What really destroys me is that I think Shinobu understands. I think he knew that Chihiro wouldn’t be able to happily go to the same high school as Shinobu as long as she knew that Hikaru was somewhere else being all depressed without Sayaka. And Shinobu wouldn’t have wanted Chihiro to be sad. Of course he wouldn’t want that, he’s made that perfectly clear in past chapters.

But the problem is that he still really loves Chihiro, and the thought of her being with Hikaru everyday is super painful. So of course he wouldn’t want that either. But there was no other option, so he decided to move on.

So I can’t be mad at Shinobu for everything because I love him and because of all the other stuff I listed.

I can’t be mad at Chihiro either because she just chose what she thought was the best decision. And it makes perfect sense. She didn’t want to hurt Hikaru, but she didn’t think she would hurt Shinobu as much as she did.

I CAN’T EVEN BE MAD AT HIKARU BECAUSE HE’S JUST A DEPRESSED LUMP BECAUSE OF A BROKEN HEART.

I guess I’ll have to be mad at Sayaka. Because if she hadn’t left, none of this awful stuff would have happened.

I’m not even entertaining the idea that this might have happened anyway. No. I’m just gonna say that that’s impossible.

So, Sayaka?

I BLAME YOU.

COME. BACK. NAO.

Ugh.

I’m gonna go watch some abridged stuff on YouTube in a lame attempt to cheer up.

THIS CHAPTER DESTROYED ME. Sheesh.

Well, till next time everyone. Ta ta.

~August

What on earth have I been doing lately?

22 Dec

So, besides school (which has been eating my life), what have I been doing besides blogging?

Nothing terribly exciting, but this is just stuff I’ve discovered that may be un-anime related and that I think is awesome 🙂

So, let’s start things off with some anime-ish shtuff:

No, unfortunately, this manga is not all rainbows and smiles and beauty.

 

First off, the girl in the center (Nakaba) was the header image for a while. She may come back, but I thought Kei was presently appropriate considering the upcoming holidays, and all.

Anyway, my latest manga obsession, this is Reimei no Arcana. It’s a surprisingly well-put-together mix of romance, magic, a past kingdom, good vs. evil, and just plain weird stuff.

If any of you have read this, you should know right off the bat that I am a Caesar fan. I do like Loki, kind of. I’m actually not terribly far yet, so you can’t judge me too badly.

Moving on though, this is a really good manga. Weird, but good.

Translation: ANGST.

 

This manga has a really long complicated title I don’t fell like looking up right now. Sorry. The first two words are “Namida Usagi” so you can pretty much find it from there. There’s a “seifuku” in there somewhere, too.

Anyhoo, OH MY GOSH THE ANGST. IT’S EVERYWHERE. THE MORE I READ THIS THE MORE I DROWN IN IT.

It’s basically a typical high school love story WITH ANGST, and the end of each chapter either makes you want to melt in a puddle of happiness or throw a book at someone. Hard.

It’s really good, has beautiful art, and a fun premise. It’s INCREDIBLY ANGSTY right now, but I’m hoping it’ll get more cheerful soon.

MM. HELLO SHINOBU.

 

And, as everyone knows, I am blogging this manga more or less faithfully and definitely reading it faithfully.

I WANT THEM TO JUST GROW UP ALREADY I MEAN LOOK AT SHINOBU. LOOK.

Pfft...Midori would never.ever.wear that.ever.

Following my Ikeyamada Go obsession, this is Uwasa no Midori-kun!! and it updates about once every three years. 😛

It’s cool though, scanlation groups must be a species going extinct so I don’t blame them for very irregular updates. ‘S’all good.

Anyway, this manga’s really cute. You want to slap Midori sometimes…like, a lot…or at least I do…anyway…

Another soccer story! Yaaaaay! And actually, if I remember correctly, Miki and Sagara show up in one chapter and are the parents of someone on Midori’s team…

Anyway, good manga. Filled with girl dressing up as boy to play soccer. Good.

Your fashion sense is incredible you guys. No really.

 

I’m not actually counting this on the manga portion since I haven’t actually read the manga yet. I am, however, participating in my semi-annual re-watch of LoveCom. It’s such a fun show!

It’s cute, makes you laugh, and always, at least, makes my day better.

MOVING ON TO THE REAL WORLD NOW (PFFT):

LOOKIT THAT SMIRK.

 

So anyway, whenever I can find time, I entertain this beauty. This is BBC’s Robin Hood, and it’s incredible.

BY THE BY. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET OR AREN’T VERY FAR OR PLAN TO WATCH IT. SPOILER ALERT.

I have yet to start season 2 because of busyness and because I am afraid for Marian’s impending death…I have heard so many things about how bad the show is once they kill off Marian and I’m so afraid…not only because I love Marian but also because I love this show…so yeah…

Anyway, this show is incredible. BBC is amazing. In every way.

I am also hooked on Doctor Who and Sherlock, but I’m about as caught up as I can be with those two, so haven’t been watching them lately. BUT I LOVE THEM SO.

...can words even describe...

 

I have spurts where I watch like, 7 episodes in a row of this and then go weeks without it. It’s weird.

Anyway, this show is about a top detective and a top criminal working together to solve crimes n stuff. It’s really well done and…that guy is Neal and he is practically perfect in every way…I mean…lookit him…

Yeah, it’s really good. Not as laugh-out-loud funny as some things, not as super suspenseful as Sherlock, not as dramatic as…Robin Hood, I guess…it’s kinda snugly in between and is really good.

The only thing that would help this picture at all would be Hook...and maybe Jefferson...

 

Why yes, readers, I am madly in love with Once Upon a Time.

I DO NOT OWN THIS PICTURE, BY THE BY. IT’S BEAUTIFUL THOUGH.

This show is really fun and really well-done. I love the premise of it and I’m glad there’s a second season :)))

I don’t care what anyone says against Hook and what they made his background story, I think it was really clever and I think he is incredibly attractive. And Jefferson is too!!!

Am I the only one hoping that Emma might get together with Hook? I mean…I know old boyfriend is probably re-entering the picture soon (I’m a bit behind on this show, so NO SPOILERS FOR ME, K?), BUT STILL. THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HOOK AND EMMA IS AMAZING.

I dunno. It’s just really well done and super fun :3

Awkward has never been so fun :3

 

Ah, New Girl. How cunning thou art.

My one complaint with season 2 is how much I miss Jess being a teacher 😦 That kinda defined her and she was such a fun teacher, too. Her post-teaching depression was just sad.

Anyway, LOVE THIS SHOW. It’s sooooooooooo funny and just fabulous.

 

So, that about does it. CHRISTMAS. I’M SO EXCITED.

This was just kind of a taste of what I’ve been doing lately. Not a ton of anime stuff, but I’m waiting for the right thing to come along.

Anyway, see you all later with whatever hair-brained thing I think of next!

Byeeeee!

~August

 

Suki-desu, Suzuki-Kun! Chapter 33: Sayonara, Hoshino Sayaka :’)

9 Dec

First of all, yes I know, I haven’t been blogging lately.

That’s really nothing new for me though, unfortunately.

I also have a History paper I should be writing now…I’m placing all blame on the Internet…

Anyway, you guys should know this by now: I have spurts where I blog ALL THE FREAKIN’ TIME, and long breaks where I focus on school, watch movies with the fam, play with our various animals, be in shows, etc. But, like always, I hope to become more regular of a blogger 🙂

ANYWAY. TIME FOR WHAT YOU ALL CAME FOR.

THIS IS PROOF OF THE SORROW THAT FILLS THIS CHAPTER. Not really...

THAT’S RIGHT, READERS. IT’S HAPPENED.

THE PLOT TWIST THAT IKEYAMADA GO HAS BEEN DANGLING IN FRONT OF OUR FACES EVERY OTHER CHAPTER HAS FINALLY OCCURRED.

SAYAKA HOSHINO.

HAS MOVED.

And you know what the weirdest part is? Over the past nine chapters when I haven’t been blogging, I’ve actually grown surprisingly attached to Sayaka. Yes, she’s a crybaby, she’s overly sweet and adorable, far too moe, has no personality, and can turn Hikaru into a bloody-nosed pervert with just one wink (I don’t think Sayaka’s actually every winked at Hikaru, and probably never will…but that’s beside the point), but I’m actually gonna miss her. Now that Chinobu is finally official (although, now that Sayaka’s gone, who knows), Hikaru’s gonna be all lonely. I expect the next chapter will be filled with post-Sayaka depressive speeches. Which should be just amazingly uplifting.

Anyway, on to the actual chapter.

MEMORIIIIIIEEEEESSS!

So, when we start off, Sayaka and Hikaru “run” into each other on the rooftop where they first met. Isn’t that adorable?

97.6% of this chapter is over-the-top sickeningly adorable nostalgia, just to make you yearn for Sayaka in future chapters.

It worked.

I want on-cue wind and feathers to make me look gorgeous when I admit my feelings...

So then Sayaka recites the line she was saying when Hikaru first found her, except she adds a tidbit of love at the end. And Hikaru makes us all cry by being all “I will fall in love with her many times NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE” and it’s just adorable…

Awwww, mini-wedding!

This is just plain sweet.

It’s almost like they’re saying “we may never get a real wedding, so…”

It reminds me of the scene from Get Love!! with Miki in a fake veil kissing Sagara while two girls (who happen to see from a window) comment that it looks like a wedding.

Ikeyamada Go is really good at adorable fake wedding scenes that make you love everything around you without understanding why. Or at least that’s what happens to me when I read them.

IT'S FRIENDSHIP, FRIENDSHIP! JUST A PERFECT BLENDSHIP!

And Chihiro and Sayaka have a heartfelt goodbye at the airport.

Another reason I’ll miss Sayaka: Her friendship with Chihiro is just plain cute and fun to read.

This...is really sad...

And then Hikaru gets thanked by Sayaka’s parents and Sayaka’s all like “I have so many friends that I’m leaving behind!”

Seriously. Sayaka’s leaving is going to change the entire genre of this manga.

I was gonna say "nice throw!" but then I was like "Oh yeah he plays basketball...duh..."

Could this get any more sterotypically adorable?

I submit that it cannot.

I will bet anything the other people in the airport are sitting around with popcorn watching this.

Again with that on-cue wind...

D’aww…isn’t that sweet? In a weird almost-mood-ruiner kind of way…

I'm actually speechles...for once...

This has become one of my favorite manga pictures. Ever.

It’s gorgeous, and says so much in a single picture. It portrays every feeling these two have about each other, and it’s such a powerful representation.

Maybe I’m reading into it too much. Either way, it’s pretty to look at.

Aw, Hikaru looks like a kicked puppy...

Ya know, of all the expressions Hikaru has had in all 33 chapters, I like this one the best.

It’s like he’s watching his entire life walk away from him, and he knows it would be okay to cry but he’s not going to.

It’s strangely mature, in its own way.

CLIFFFFFHANGER.

BA DUN. DUN. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!

So, where does the manga go from here?

Typically, at least from the romance mangas I’ve read, when a major role of the story leaves, the story either ends (I’m still in pieces about Hakuron’s death. Spoiler alert, by the way. Though I feel like we all could have easily seen that coming…There could be no happy ending for Kurumi and Hakuron) or turns really sour really fast.

Because of that, I feel like the manga can’t continue like it has been, slowly progressing from 13 to 14 to 15 years. That was easy when the relationships were being built up between our main 4, but one of the main-est four has just moved a bajillion miles away. I think if the manga did drudgingly (totally a word) continue on through 15, 16, and 17, we would all get bored pretty fast. The majority of it all would be, again, post-Sayaka depressive speeches from Hikaru and probably everyone else for that matter. Which would get really old, really fast. Could we survive 33 more chapters of that? If it was heavily, and I mean HEAVILY, laced with Chinobu, maybe I could. But again, I’ve grown attached to Sayaka and admittedly, I’m gonna miss her.

That is why I think that we should just fastforward through to 17, as I think that’s when the preview thing said they would meet again. Maybe like, a few little images of the years leading up to that, and then BAM. We see all the characters in all their matured teenage glory Ikeyamada Go has been teasing us with occasionally. Then we can go from there.

To be honest, though, I can see it going both ways. Maybe we’ll get some weird switch-up where Hikaru finally goes after Chihiro and then Shinobu ends up with Sayaka out of jealousy. Or for no reason at all.

I can never predict anything with Ikeyamada Go stories. Except maybe who the main couple will eventually be. Even that’s questionable, though, because I was convinced it was going to be Takara and not Arata who got the girl, though I was with Arata since the beginning. More spoiler alert, by the by. I suck at warnings for those. I just assume everyone’s read and seen what I have and if not, they should just deal with it.

ANYWAY. I’m gonna go write that History paper now. Then I might write another blog post about how I haven’t been up to date with anime lately…eh…gotta finish that paper first ^^;

TTFN! (Ta ta for now, for you folks uneducated in the way of high-end text speak)

~August