27 9 / 2014
I bought Hakuoki for the third time, and it looks like third time’s the charm because I have actually finished some of the routes! Yay! I specially loved the Shimabara mission included since I have a weakness for courtesans. The mission made me interested in Sano, who I always ignored for some reason, because holy shit the sexual tension! It also made me want to reread Mede Shireru.
12 9 / 2014
a post of me laughing at JP vs English M/M novel covers
I love how in the editors mind, gay novel = male pecs and abs showing, but man, even though I don’t read novels, just because of Est Em, I wouldn’t mind trying it. I’d like to suggest occidental editors to do the same with illustrators instead of bad paint (cause that certainly not made with photoshop) collage, but I’m afraid they’d pick cheap artists that would just try making terrible covers thinking they are great.
Meh, I love the Japanese covers but when western publishers try to emulate the look it just looks like cliched yaoi, which repels me.
02 9 / 2014
Way back in February this year, I wrote about all the legal manga sites people don’t seem to either know or want to talk about, for a multitude of reasons. Renta! was one of them. The description I gave it then was not very kind of the service.
Then, in my rant about the state of manga some months ago, I did notice that Renta! had undergone a…change:
And I admitted it looked…