We get information here! (At least) In my opinion that makes this volume so much better than the first. The last one was made of independent stories onWe get information here! (At least) In my opinion that makes this volume so much better than the first. The last one was made of independent stories on each chapter who only showed us the dynamics between characters, but here we start with a little bit of history and maybe a plot, thank God! Mainly, we got a 4 chapter (and maybe more on the next volume) of remembrance about how Murasaki and Shinkurou met. It's obvious that they grew on each other, because here Murasaki acts like a disrespectful and ingrateful brat. We don't know why, but this 7 year old girl don't act like one, she is like a little adult with enormous eyes. She is serious, straightforward, but she is also wise. Damn it, how can a seven year old be so wise? She recognize her mistakes, she knows politics and her place on the world and she also is polite. And altough there are times when you could think that she is dumb, like when she asks what someone refers when he says "go out together", I think that it is because she knows that there's more to that phrase than it means word for word, but she is not sure what. Sometimes it makes you forget that she is just a seven year old. She is all in all a good girl with something misterious behind, what it is? We still don't know. We see a little too about the annoying-can't-remember-her-name-for-my-life-chick. And I can't tolerate her yet, maybe never would. She is just so forceful in a "because I say so" way. She wants to be an innocent maiden but she is more like a tank. Oh! We discover a bit about Tamaki too, but not much. And the other characters dind't appear a lot neither (sighs). And Shinkurou... he is so easily manipulated. He must learn that it's a limit to how good you can be to the people around you. But he is good treating Murasaki, and it seems that he is learning as much as her with this weird relationship. One thing about him that it's a little difficult to see is that he really doesn't care about himself, maybe about nothing. Everyone cares, but not him and it's obviously related to "the airport incident". To have your life shattered in pieces and to see one of those pieces on your hand... it gaves me the shills. But maybe Murasaki can help him with that. And don't think that I didn't saw the weird hands and feets, Yamamoto Yamato! I totally saw! So now I know that the remarkable think you do is distract us with the eyes and maybe a little the clothes. The characters are pretty, on the faces. The strong lines of the drawings make everything a little more heavy, totally accord with the story and is another thing to get us distracted. It was like Medaka Box n. 5, but a lot more soft. That's my oppinion, 'cause I don't know much about drawings and lines and all that... That's all for now people! I will keep going with this, see you later~~~...more
The first time I read this it was on an online site and it was translated on spanish. It was when I was in middle school, like almost 8 years ago. SomThe first time I read this it was on an online site and it was translated on spanish. It was when I was in middle school, like almost 8 years ago. Some of the important things on the plot, the psychological burdens, dirty and some normal jokes, some character development, all that and more went horribly over my head mainly because I was an airhead. Yeah. I remember that I used to love this, but why? Drawings, relationships, everything is so ghostly. I know that I didn't read this manga as I should but I'm willing to correct that, starting right now. If it's bad, so be it; if it's good, then good work there "me" from middle school! Let's begin.
Like almost all manga (or books too) this volume is about introduction. To the main and side characters, their lifes, what do they do, who are they, also the main plot or just a little about it. All this on little doses, but in this one we see a little about the past too.
We have the main, a guy named Kurenai Shinkurou, who is something like a bodyguard altough he is only on high school. He lives on a big house with people not related (who are a lot of weirdos, seriously, me telling that...) and with the lovely girl Shihouin Murasaki.
In this volume we don't see a lot about the relationship between Shinkurou and Murasaki, because how those two met? why are they living together? is he raising her? is he her bodyguard? why is she so infatuated with him? The village where they live, why they live there? So yeah, I have a lot of questions. About the side characters too. Benika, Shinkurou's master, is a mistery. We only know that she is also a "bodyguard" and that she is good on what she does. Tamaki and the other shady lady that lives with Shinkurou are funyn and a mysterious. Ginko, Shinkurou's childhood friend, is one of my favorites. She is cool and reserved, very smart and on control, but she seems somehow dissapointed of life, or more of the life that Shinkurou choose for himself, still she keeps following him. And there is this other girl. I don't remember and care for her name. Why? Because she is an annoying chick and I'm rude like that. I can't memorize the name of someone so irritating, I just can't. She is the first daughter of the family who took Shinkurou as a martial artist apprentice when he was a kid. She is your typical perfect girl. Gorgeous, popular on school, the best on martial arts, smart, first daughter... I need to keep going? She is too much. And well, she wants Shinkurou too, I almost see a little bit of obsession on there, but this is just the first volume and I can't say it for sure, so we'll see, but the first impression of her was terrible. That's another thing that I didn't liked, the girls are all about Shinkurou and just no. Because the guy is good, almost too good (maybe a little too mucho of an idiot with the heart on the right place, but still), but he is not perfect and there are a lot more of guys out there, why all girls has to get obsessed over one boy? This manga is clearly not about romance, is much more complicated than that, but that attempt at harem was a no on my book. I like the characters on general, they seem alive, ARE alive. They suffer, laugh, have dreams, nightmares, tragedies and a past. Some of them are not very serious, but I think that's an attempt to lighten the mood of the history. They are simple but complicated, like people.
On this first volume, the story doesn't seems to be going anywhere, we can see that it focuses on the relationships and dynamics between the characters who appear here. Like I said, an introduction. The timeline is good. One moment we are seeing Shinkurou on the school, the next one we get a remembrace about Shikurou's past (and what a past, damn it...). We get a little about Ginko and him too when they were little and I liked that, the jumps between past and present. It makes the story more exciting, we get to know more and it is better that if everything goes happening on the present timeline. And is well presented too.
So, let's end this rant, shall we? Kure-nai started good as an introduction, but it's still not enough, Why? Because I don't have a plot yet. I have Shinkurou and friends, and yeah, they are charming and cool, but with just characters you only have the half of the cake. They gave us a little insights about what this is about, but nop, I don't really know anything for sure yet. Dear readers, I want a story, no, I NEED it, and I promise you all that I will have it. Soon. (Insert evil laugh) See you next time!
(This also has a novel, woohoo! Haaaaaa, maybe it's something good that my social life is almost dead already)...more
Thank God that we know about Snow White, I would have died from suspense without the information. Surely that would be interesting "She died wanting tThank God that we know about Snow White, I would have died from suspense without the information. Surely that would be interesting "She died wanting to know the end, but no, she never knew" and it would be enterely pathetic too.
Ehem, yeah... now review! This volume talks about what the Fables call "The farm". That place is a really big piece of land on the outskirts, where the Fables who aren't capable of maintain human form live. Snow White is going with Red Rose to return Colin, the very gracious pig who we saw marauding on the first saga, but there's so much more going on in the farm. On the shadows they talk about socialism, a silent revolution where they recover the lands that the adversary took from them. They got arms, they got info and they got leaders. But what they don't have is permission from the main fables on the city and worse, they aren't gonna ask for it. I think that this one is more about knowing the different Fables, the ones that we didn't see before, the animal ones. Shere Khan, King Louie, the three bears, the robin, frogs, giants and more, they are all there. We can see too the relation that they have with the one on the city, the human, the privileged ones and obviously they don't like to be treated like just animals when once a time they were important fables on their land and remember and want back that place. We see a little too about Red Rose and Snow White and discover why the first hates with a passion at her sister, but mainly this is about the animals, the difference on classes, the disadvantage of ones and the plans. I think that we discover too how is that they lost the Original Fables lands, but I'm not sure. This was good, and the final was better than the previous volume. I like that on this series we get the end and an epilogue after that, it makes everything more complete. We almost don't see the other ones (Prince charming, Blue boy, the wolf) but again, this was about the animal fables. It's more interesting and learning more about Fables' world makes the story better and better, hope it keeps going like that.
(On another note, I'm reading the samples of this one, but making reviews on the volumes, because the other way is such a drag...) ...more
I READ THIS ON WATTPAD!!! GO EVERYONE AND READ IT THERE! GO GO GO!
Now, review. (Sigh) The thing about guys in books is that they are unbearably perfecI READ THIS ON WATTPAD!!! GO EVERYONE AND READ IT THERE! GO GO GO!
Now, review. (Sigh) The thing about guys in books is that they are unbearably perfect. On real life when you got a handsome neighbor if you spy on him he is not gonna turn on you and say "hey, I think you are a bit crepy but on a sexy way" No ma'am this isn't gonna happen, he is gonna turn you on the police or he is gonna see you weird and close his curtains the rest of his life. That's it. But guys on books? Nope, they are the mysterious, handsome and polite specimen that can tolerate everything. Maybe this guy is not like that, but my point is that he is too much perfect for his own good. He is handsome, popular, lady-killer, home-schooled-brilliant and his mother is this awesome famous person. Oh, and he is an awesome writer who can finish a novel on some months (I'm still working on that NaNoWriMo project from two years ago, that's not fair you fictional character!). The only non-perfect thing and what makes this guy human is "the accident". He goes frome awesome perfect guy to Angsty-awesome-perfect guy. Yep, like that. I liked his father and tha side characters (except Helena or it was Elena? Alina? Damn memory). They were leaking so many things that you know that they were real. They existed on some random place on our real world. You can feel them. But the main guy? Nope, he was fictional perfect. The thing that I liked was that for a change the main was a guy and not a girl. Thank Jolene Perry for that small miracle. And that's all people, gotta go and search more on that Wattpad thing. Farewell!...more
Aaaaand here we go... This is a continuation from book 1 (obviously) but I'm talking about the adventure on volume 1. You know, how when you're exciteAaaaand here we go... This is a continuation from book 1 (obviously) but I'm talking about the adventure on volume 1. You know, how when you're excited watching The lord of the rings: Fellowship of the ring and shuck! suddenly everything goes black? Well it's the same but on volume one everything goes white and you got to get your grabby-grabby hands on volume 2 or you're suddenly gonna die from not-knowing what the hell is gonna happen. So yeah, I get excited with my manga reading but hey! this life choose me. The ending is very good, and the little tidbits of info that you get about Ali Baba are what got the author to gave him his very own series, it's like Levi from Shingeki no kyojin, but less angsty (maybe). So, whatever, I'm gonna read volume 3 when my workload gets lessened, so wait for me Shinobu Ohtaka!
(OH MY asjhkdaskjd!!!! I just saw that this author is the same that made Sumomo Momomo!!! Isn't that just epically awesome or what!?)...more
So I read this manga last year, because a friend lend me the first and second volume and damn, I want more. You get the stories from One thousand andSo I read this manga last year, because a friend lend me the first and second volume and damn, I want more. You get the stories from One thousand and one nights book, Aladdin, Ali Baba, the thugs, the desert, the treasure, the genies, but then you put all that on a blender and voila! you got Magi. It could have been worse, people who likes the classics doesn't like this manga or think on it as childish because yeah, Aladdin is kinda stupid, but hey! he is charming like that. On this tome you get how Aladdin and Ali Baba met, the labyrinth, and the trasure, but better than that you get the introduction of Magi's world. Shinobu Ohtaka got luck with the mix-all-see-how-it-goes thing, but mangakas are prepared people. I liked this because it's a new story from something that we all know, that beings "one thousand and one nights". It's like a fanfiction with the characters on a different environment and you can see how all of them interact between them. It's interesting and new and I don't know how people can always judge from chapter one, but hey, if it's not for you then it's not for you. Good luck with your reading!...more
Lei esto porque lo vi en el mudo de mi amiga aqui en Goodreads, pero no debí haberle seguido la corriente. No es que fuera malo, sino que es aburrido.Lei esto porque lo vi en el mudo de mi amiga aqui en Goodreads, pero no debí haberle seguido la corriente. No es que fuera malo, sino que es aburrido. Claro, los dibujos eran bonitos y perfectos para un shoujo, pero el storyline era muy pobre. Tenemos otro caso de un volumen con oneshots que podrian haberlo hecho mejor. Si no habalmos del plot de cada historia, los cinco oneshots tienen casi los mismos problemas(con excepcion del segundo que es amor, pero eso es aparte)desarrollo ultrarapido, que aunque son oneshots eso no funciona como excusa; mal uso de los cuadros de dialogo, habia momentos en que me perdia en la historia porque de un cuadro a otro no habia seguimiento; y las historias no me hicieron sentir nada. Normalmente cuando leo algo busco al menos emocionarme superficialmente por algun plot, personaje vestuario o un dibujo genialmente hecho, busco cualquier cosa, pero esto fue muy vacio. Fue como un trabajo que no tienes ganas de hacer y termina como sea... no sé, tal vez soy yo, perono estoy muy segura. Me aburrí leyendo esto. Pero claro que tenemos la gran excepción: el segundo oneshot. De alguna manera todos estaban orientados al romance, pero el segundo era más sobre sueños e inseguridades personales, el crecimiento del personaje, el paso del tiempo, las expresiones, estaban bien hechas. El tercero tampoco estaba muy orientado al amor como a la amistad, pero el personaje secundario, cuyo nombre no recuerdo, era basante odioso. Nuevamente, no mi mejor lectura, pero bueno, puedo encontrar cosas peores por ahi que son populares quien sabe por que ejem ひきたて役の恋 Hikitateyaku no Koi ejem, y otros muchos que les podria mencionar, ¿pero para que recomendarles cosas malas? Si el shoujo es lo suyo, denle una oportunidad y leanlo, pero no digan que no se los adverti. ...more
This was boring. I don't know the other volumes because I only read until the chapter 6 on the second volume but the boring part about this it's thatThis was boring. I don't know the other volumes because I only read until the chapter 6 on the second volume but the boring part about this it's that it was repetitive. On every chapter, the last part was about Ageha doing the make-up of a different girl. It was always the same pattern. If the author had changed the beginning maybe it would have been more entertaining. The cross-dressing part was funny, but useless, she didn't need him at all. He didn't help her on the make-up part and altough he did something about helping to keep with her secret, it was almost nothing. It was weird and ridiculous that no-one knew that she was Ageha on all that time. Non-credible, boring and repetitive. Something that I would not keep reading....more
In short, this is like Skip Beat!, Vol. 01, but with seiyuus (voice actors). Hime is cheerful and energetic and that reminds me a lot to Kyoko. I meanIn short, this is like Skip Beat!, Vol. 01, but with seiyuus (voice actors). Hime is cheerful and energetic and that reminds me a lot to Kyoko. I mean, the attitudes, because their lifes are so different. For once, Hime has friends and Kyoko's life was awful (altough Hime's mother is a real bitch). I liked a lot this manga, but I was dissapointed about the ending, like seriously? She gets succesful in the seiyuu world, but like a boy and she is a girl! And suddenly we are 10 years later and all is great and perfect and her dream became true. Damn it... The relationship between Hime, Mizuki and Kudou Senri was great but it was too much, the plot was just about them. What happened about he seiyuu work? Hime's friends? The school? In the final I think that this series got cancelled and the rushing ending was for that, but well, I wanted to knoe at least a bit about Hime's work dressing as a GIRL. ...more
Lo tienes todo, tu vida es perfecta. Las insignificantes preocupaciones no tienen cabida en tú mundo, pero cuidado, porque va a llegar el día en que vLo tienes todo, tu vida es perfecta. Las insignificantes preocupaciones no tienen cabida en tú mundo, pero cuidado, porque va a llegar el día en que vas a tener que pagar por todo lo que has conseguido. Nada es gratis y menos si tu éxito esta cimentado sobre todos aquellos que has despedido por razones inútiles y sobre aquellos que has asesinado, directa e indirectamente. Tú casa no esta construida sobre una piedra, sino sobre fragmentos de ella. La obra esta escrita de una manera peculiar, con personajes estrafalarios y una interesante revolución a la que nadie puede resistirse. El modo en que todo va subiendo de tono poco a poco, como un coro griego anunciando la desgracia, es bastante impresionante. Al final parece que no hubiera problema, que es todo un mal sueño y que mañana podremos arreglar los errores que hemos cometido, pero la verdad, es que ya es demasiado tarde. ...more
Pateemos al padre absurdo, ¡yo primero! No, no es mala obra, de hecho es muy buena, simplemente que el personaje del padre me cae mal. Su modo de vidaPateemos al padre absurdo, ¡yo primero! No, no es mala obra, de hecho es muy buena, simplemente que el personaje del padre me cae mal. Su modo de vida enfermizo se vuelve obsesivo y aunque al final podría haber cambiado y llevado una vida mejor, esta obra nos muestra que la naturaleza humana no es tan fácil de cambiar y que una vez idiota ambicioso, por siempre idiota ambicioso. ...more
Lei el summary y emm, no se de donde salió todo eso de lo de México. Lo único con lo que lo identifico es como la casa donde se lleva a cabo la historLei el summary y emm, no se de donde salió todo eso de lo de México. Lo único con lo que lo identifico es como la casa donde se lleva a cabo la historia esta derruida y vieja y la familia que alguna vez tuvo esplendor ya lo ha perdido. Oh, era sobre eso entonces, pues bueno. Soy mala viendo más allá, mi maestro me lo ha dicho bastantes veces. Aura es todo un caso. ¿Víctima o ayudante? La joven vaga por la mansión acatando ordenes de la anciana que parece controlar sus mismos movimientos. Al final una revelación imprevista al protagonista nos revela que aunque a deseado huir con su amada Aura (amor repentino, creado de una necesidad de sentirse héroe) ella nunca saldrá de esa casa. ...more
No soy una persona tan de teatro, a menos que sea para sentarme a verlo, y dado que este libro se trata de puras obras teatrales, para mi no es la graNo soy una persona tan de teatro, a menos que sea para sentarme a verlo, y dado que este libro se trata de puras obras teatrales, para mi no es la gran cosa aunque tiene unas bastante geniales. ...more
¡Ohhh! ¡El final de esta estuvo bien pasado! Que quede bien claro que esto tiene bastante de drama histórico y es una parodia teatral de una situación¡Ohhh! ¡El final de esta estuvo bien pasado! Que quede bien claro que esto tiene bastante de drama histórico y es una parodia teatral de una situación similar que pasó en cierto país de Latinoamérica. Así que aclarado el punto, tenemos muchos puntos políticos con un romance de fondo que le da un giro especial a la obra. Un dato curioso es que aunque esta obra fue escrita hace como cincuenta años jamás ha sido montada, si leen las acotaciones se darán cuenta de porque. ...more
Jesús y San Pablo fueron los que se llevaron al obra, y no, escribí bien los nombres, no ves cosas. En esta obra, Jesús baja a al tierra y le concedeJesús y San Pablo fueron los que se llevaron al obra, y no, escribí bien los nombres, no ves cosas. En esta obra, Jesús baja a al tierra y le concede a un hombre creo que 5 deseos y los puede usar cuando el quiera, pero esto obviamente empieza a causar problemas, y Jesús manda a San Pablo a que arregle el lío. Ese tipo es mi personaje favorito de toda la obra, sus reacciones son muy divertidas y tiene un mal genio poco característico en un santo....more