I actually meant to put this up earlier but with the terrible consequences transpiring from the aftermath of the natural twin disasters that hit Japan on Friday 11-Mar, I’ve been anxiously following updates of the situation over there since then. I’m relieve to know that those I’m acquainted with are accounted for, albeit more than a tad *shaken* up. But yes, let us do what we can in our own little way to help get those affected get back up on their feet again.
And now, back to ASUKA Issue #04.
::Akaki tsuki no meguru koro::
~ Chapter 7: Some of you had ask if I could post snippets of the chapters from Asuka. Well, here’re a couple of chapter teasers. On a related note ‘Kawaii Corner’ is interested in taking this up for their scanlation project. I have tentatively agree to help them with that.
::The Tale of Genji::
~ Chapter 4: I think I’d mentioned earlier on that this adaptation is slightly different from the anime’s version of the same name. The stories are similar but in the manga they’re told from the perspective of Lady Murasaki or more like her experiences.
::Barajou no Kiss::
~ Chapter 31: Is obliging request with snippets from the chapter this time. Mutsuki will grace the cover of Volume 7 when it is out on Mar 26. If I were to be cornered, I would say that out of all Anis *Rose* knights, he’s the more interesting one. Not that I like Barajou’s storyline which tbh, is quite lacking in many aspects. Anis is such a drab heroine if not worse than Yuuki Kuran of Vampire Knight…but that’s just my opinion, really.
And now we come to the top two serializations from Asuka.
~ Chapter 9: MAJOR SPOILERS! (So, be warned if you don’t want to be spoiled by the images). This is such a crazy suspenseful chapter with so many revelations that linked back to Naomi’s past. We’re all clued in from the first several chapters on how the main characters seemed to have a shared past…a terrible incident that no one wants to recall but is coming back to haunt them a big way, eating into their minds psychologically. The culprit is cleverly manipulating everyone’s emotions. Excellent writing that has me hooked!
~ Pilot Chapter. Upcoming serialization from Hiyoshimaru Akira. Yes, it’s the same mangaka who adapted Bungaku Shoujo, hence the similar artstyle. Personally, this has potential to be interesting.
~ Pilot Chapter – Another one of those PSP game series being mangafied. It already spawn a few drama CDs. The original game is developed by ‘Broccoli’. Check out the game website here. Manga is adapted by Kochimo.
~ Chapter 3 – Taichi getting into a spot for being unable to control his newly harnest powers, surprising the other members of NEIT and You still doesn’t know that his best friend is keeping the whole thing a secret from him.
::Next Issue Preview::
~ Oh hey! Guess what’s returning on the next issue of Asuka? I was right in guessing that Odagiri-sensei will be back with a new chapter to coincide with Uraboku’s artbook release. It’s about time we find out who’s going to betray Yuki and his Zweilt guardians.
Alrighty!!! That’s all until the next update or post!
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