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Days: 15.7
Mean Score: 6.33
  • Total Entries72
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes942
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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
Jan 22, 5:15 PM
Dropped 10/24 · Scored 5
Quanzhi Gaoshou
Quanzhi Gaoshou
Jan 18, 3:30 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 5
Douluo Dalu
Douluo Dalu
Jan 2, 8:47 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
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Days: 48.5
Mean Score: 6.08
  • Total Entries268
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  • Chapters8,985
  • Volumes554
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Hanakaku
Hanakaku
Jul 11, 10:16 PM
Completed 21/21 · Scored 9
Emerging
Emerging
Jan 28, 7:31 AM
Completed 22/22 · Scored 7
Out
Out
Jan 24, 9:32 PM
Dropped 67/? · Scored 6

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UknwWhu Nov 20, 2017 12:02 AM
Ok Cool. Nice explanation. I will apply it to my reading of Himizu later.

Cheers
UknwWhu Nov 18, 2017 2:14 AM
Hi read your Himizu review. I have a problem. Mind explaining deconstruction to me. In isolation and in relation to the manga?
takarabako Sep 20, 2016 7:21 PM
Oh, I see you're planning to read Lovely Complex.

Did you watch anime? It sticks closely to the manga, so either one is okay to read/watch, but I think anime is better, because it has more stuff, like a fitting soundtrack, and also the Japanese seiyuu (voice actors) are AMAZING! At least I felt all the emotions of the main characters clearly expressed in their voices.
Yardhouse12 Sep 10, 2016 7:14 PM
Yup, that was my favorite part of the manga as well. See all the supporting characters mature later on in the story was very interesting too. Hopefully sales will pick back up and well get an ova adaptation or something in the future. Its one of my favorites so far and probably will be for the rest of my existence.
Yardhouse12 Sep 4, 2016 10:39 AM
Oh yea I didn't recognize him. That's when he became older and was sold into slavery. What a great character he is. It's a brilliant manga.
Yardhouse12 Sep 1, 2016 1:37 PM
Is that Thorfinn in your profile picture?
takarabako Aug 4, 2016 3:40 AM
I just read your review of "Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan", and I have to say - I wasn't happy, so forgive me for the rude comment I am going to make: I think that maybe your heart is made of something hard and cold, because when I was reading it, I spend 90% crying throughout the story. And I mean, it was horrible, because it's hard to read a manga, when tears are blocking my vision - but all the tears were worth it, because I felt so great after I was done reading it.

As for the strongest point of the manga, I think it was the unexpected development, but although unexpected it was very well-balanced, so nothing felt out of place, and I think that's the reason why it was so emotional - it reminded me a lot of the real life - the life that we humans live in, which is also a balance of bad things and good things, sadness and happiness, beginnings and endings, and so on.
lady_freyja Jul 22, 2016 10:26 AM
Redemption is nice, but it is called Thomas no Shinzou (metaphorical redemption) or Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai suru (more concrete).

In fact, I was expecting something similar to Zankoku, and I tended to compare the two during my reading.

The first main difference is the time alloted to the "oppression phase" at the start, far superior in Zankoku. And in both manga, it is my favorite part.
The second main difference is that during the oppression phase, you follow the oppressed person, not the oppressor.
Then you have the second phase, the redemption one, and here again, Zankoku focus first on the oppressed character, but then switch to the oppressor… well, his successor more exactly.
But in the end, the two characters find themselves in a closed space, separated from the world, and somehow we're able to follow the two characters at the same time.


A great character development, not much digression to secondary characters to increase the chapters count. You're able to see the POV of the two main protagonists, everything is dealt with seriousness, and no silly things like the movie stuffs.
Plus heavy symbolism and good dramatization, with that you're able to feel the emotions and sentiment far better.

Can't help but to think that KoK looks like a trashy dime-store story by comparison.
lady_freyja Jul 19, 2016 11:29 PM
Well, I'm somehow in the opposite situation that you : I don't really know what to read. へへ’
I read J no Subete out of randomness, it was in my PTR list since a long time, someone recommended it to me without real explanation. In fact, if I knew it was about a trans', I would have read it sooner, but since I though it was a yaoi with a cross-dresser, I somehow procrastinated it.

And Yup, I read Koe no Katachi. The one-shot was rather enjoyable, but not the series.

Dunno, it wasn't what I expected, I guess. Everything is so easy, so simple, so smooth, no frustration, no real development either : at the end of the manga, I didn't feel any sense of completion at all.
Sure there were some few interesting passages here and there, especially the beginning that followed the one-shot. But most of it was boring or tiresome to me. I was particularly sick when I saw that movie thing, I was "oh no, not that thing again!", those group projects out of nowhere just to fill the blank and give excuse to put all characters together… I dunno why I was especially sick of it in that specific manga.
lady_freyja Jul 19, 2016 2:20 PM
Hey!

If you're still bored and still interested by the portrayal of trans' in manga, I have two new ones that I enjoyed quite a lot:
Yuureitsou. Most of it is a mystery manga with some horror elements. The secondary MC is a FtM trans', there is also a MtF that appears near the end. If the gender bender elements are introduced quite early, they really matters in the 3 last volumes or something like that. Before them, most of the content is focused on the plot, with only few GB hints here and there.
J no Subete. At first I though it was a yaoi since that's mainly how it is presented, but in fact the MC is a MtF. A little warning : there is graphical sex scenes in it.
lady_freyja May 3, 2016 3:01 AM
Yup, we seem to have some interests in common, even if we don't necessarily evaluate them in the same way. And even then I don't really understand why MAL consider that we have a compatibility at -42%. I have a friend for which I also don't understand why we have a very bad compatibility. >.>


P.S. I did notice an omission from your list that I thought surprising. If you haven't already, I think you should give 'Himegoto: Juukyuusai no Seifuku' a try. It involves quite a bit of LGBT themes, including transgender, and I thought it was a pretty good manga.


Wow.
Just wow.
I don't know how I never heard of that manga. oO
Because yes, it seems quite interesting!

Though, I'll wait before starting to read it. I really don't like reading on going manga, and I already have too much of them in my tastes. >.>
But I have to try it yes, either when the scanlation will be complete, or when I finished most of my current "on going" manga.

Thank you for that one. Really. へへ
lady_freyja May 2, 2016 3:01 PM
When I wrote that review, I didn’t think anyone would come to the rescue with suggestions, so I appreciate the effort to relieve me of boredom :)

If my suggestions can help you against your boredom, then I'll be glad. へへ

Though, I can't be sure that you'll like any of them, since we didn't reacted the same way at all about Claudine, and more globally we have a very poor compatibility. へへ’

But after reading your review, I felt like to give you the other "serious" manga about trans' that I knew, even if only Hanayome and Double House really fit; Hatshepsut is really bizarre in my eyes and I don't know how to consider it, nor how to consider Hatshepsut (the character). But I can't place Hatshepsut in the same category than things like Prunus Girl or Sazanami, so I prefer to place it with the "serious" ones.


So… yes. I hope you'll enjoy at least some of them. へへ
lady_freyja May 2, 2016 2:22 AM
Hi, :)

I just found your review about Claudine since I recommended it to someone on the forum. I don't totally agree with it, but that's not the question. へへ

That is a rare thing. I can only count two manga which I would call somber/serious portrayals of transgender issues. The rest are facetious comedies along the lines of ‘Prunus Girl’ or ‘Boku Girl’. So when I hear about such a manga, I did get a bit excited.


I guess you speak about Bokura no Hentai and Hourou Musuko, no?
I know other serious titles with a trans' character, dealing more or less with it that subject.

Hanayome wa Moto Danshi. It is a (somewhat romanced, I guess) autobiography of the mangaka herself. Though it is a light read, and I personally took it as a "handbook about trans'". Thus I didn't find it very interesting since I am a trans'… but it is obviously a serious portrayal.

Double House. Probably the most interesting read I had about the trans' issue. It is some sort of an introspection about our place in society using trans' and drag queen as the starting point of the reflexion, it is not a real story, though.

Hatshepsut. It is a very bizarre read about a very ambiguous "daughter" of the Egyptian royal family. It is in the middle between a yuri and a gender bender.


A manga that I have yet to read but I heard a lot about it is Mermaid Line. Thus I don't really know its content, but it seems relatively serious.



The rest of the manga that I read about more or less trans' characters are either manga like Prunus Girl (I really love that one) or very undocumented manga like Sazanami Cherry (I still find it enjoyable even if it is seriously undocumented), and even one manga that I found really insulting, Mizuho Ambivalence.


Ah, and oh yes. There is the anime Futari no Elder that features a character in a similar situation than Yui from Bokura no Hentai (impersonating their dead sister). So I don't really know if I should consider than anime as a yuri or not. But the MC has definitely a serious identity issue.
deadoptimist Mar 22, 2016 10:51 AM
Yeah, tastes differ, but in some cases you can understand what others like, even if you don't, and with Kingdom I can't see it. I also tried to read it a couple of times, but it's just so stupid... To me it reads like a story, put together by a 10 years old, with all the inherent immaturity. And it's not self-conscious about being over the top at all. The art is not really good as well. It's hard to see how this can be a good historical manga or a good war story with such flaws.
Looking at how much praise Kingdom gets, I started to feel that there was something wrong with me.

I was thinking about reading Tenkuu Shinpan, but, judging from your review, I shouldn't have much hope for it.

deadoptimist Mar 21, 2016 8:43 AM
It's always nice to meet another manga reader with a seinen-centered list, hi! (Saw your reviews and pic, so came to check the lists out.)
Your reviews are also very informative.

Also you also rated Kingdom 4! That makes me truly happy, I just... thank you. I don't get the love for it at all.