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Planet Ladder, Volume 1 by Yuri Narushima
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So two things - this series makes little sense on a whole scale, but pieces of it make sense on a small scale. I remember wanting to treat this like a bunch of interconnected short stories.

Second - stare very hard at the cover, especially near the waist. It's pretty at first...but try to figure out how her proportions work and you'll go mad.

Now then. In a brief somewhat coherent way let me summarize - Kaguya, an adopted child thought to have been abandoned at 4 years old, has vivid dreams of a dangerous place where a boy offered her his hand. Amidst the scandal of her adoptive father being arrested for bribery, some strangers with weapons duke it out to have the right to kidnap her.

She winds up with the silent, eerie young guy who follows her orders to the precise letter. Instructed to keep her safe by his master - the Mad Prince Seeu - the two find themselves in a heavily forrested area. Meanwhile Idou hunts them, Seeu went (presumably) home to his creepy castle, and some weirdo with a braid is keeping tabs on everyone.

Also Kaguya's adoptive older brother may have a sister complex

This is confusing and it's not helped by the fact the translation is jarring. Some of the conversation doesn't transition from thought to thought while observations are abrupt or strange.

Overall though my nostalgia glasses are still firmly on and those feelings of love for Seeu are quite strong. Even if it's a volume or two before he proves interesting.

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Reading Progress

March 27, 2014 – Shelved
March 27, 2014 – Shelved as: books-owned-to-read
April 9, 2014 – Shelved as: gns-owned-to-read
August 19, 2018 – Started Reading
August 19, 2018 – Finished Reading

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