Welcome to another round of manga ramblings. This time we got some new ones to look at again since people have been suggesting new series to me or I have been finding new series quite frequently lately.
Today we will cover:
- New Game
- Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai
- Otome Danshi ni Koisuru Otome
- Hatsukoi Zombie
- Mattaku Saikin no Tantei to Kitara
I was originally hesitant awhile back about Yagami no longer being involved in the series by moving to France, even though I am sure she will return like a freaking hurricane eventually, and the series focusing more on what it is like for a team to pitch an idea and roll with it from the ground up rather than already having available resources or being in the middle of a game. Greater to this point though is that it is actually Hajime who just pitched the idea and got approved which is interesting given the story thus far focused far more on Aoba and Rin I would say.
Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai
Insert here a new series that is on the lowest of details like countless others out there: Kouhai wants Senpai to notice them. Past that though, the characters are pretty fun… all two of them so far. I know I am not really making this sound good so far but it has actually been pretty enjoyable despite there only being I think… 3 or 4 chapters?
Otome Danshi ni Koisuru Otome
It’s only been a month since Otome Danshi was last mentioned and quite a bit has happened in it in my opinion.
First, we get a sort of realization that… I personally don’t believe that Yuki has never tried acting like a girl and that he is just a feminine boy. This is hard to believe in English mostly because we don’t really make inflections in our speech between boys or girls whereas in Japanese you do. So this entire time Yuki has been saying ‘boku’ or ‘ore’ when referring to himself rather than the more feminine ‘watashi’.
Second, because of this misunderstanding due to Yuki’s looks and overall behavior/mannerisms leading more towards a female individual than a male when Yuki is invited over to Mayu’s there is an issue when Mayu’s mother not so subtly reveals she is probably the cause of Mayu’s distrust for men because she really doesn’t like them.
Which leads us to where we are with Yuki having to change at Mayu’s house and his secret possibly being close to being revealed. This portion ended up really long…
It’s been quite awhile since we have talked about Hatsukoi but equally it has only been I think around 15 chapters. But, in that time frame, we have had some pretty major developments going on. When we last left Ebino found out about Ibusuki and since then has helped keep her secret, Misao tried to muddy things up… again, for a short while Tarou suspected Ibusuki of being a girl, Eve started to turn into a heartbreak zombie, and the latest zombie that Tarou and Ibusuki dealt with was able to influence both Ebino and Ryuu.
To be honest, I want Ebino and Tarou to be together… but that also seems the quickest route of drama for this series as anyone other than Ibusuki apparently drives Eve into heartbreak mode and I don’t think Tarou is willing to risk that. Oh well I guess we shall see as the series develops.
Mattaku Saikin no Tantei to Kitara
You ever read an authors series and then out of curiosity see if they have any other series and if they do you start to read that series but think characters from that series are eerily similar either visually or in personality to the characters from the first series you were reading? So essentially what I am getting at here is this series is about a detective (and a lot of shenanigans) whose author is the same of the series Senryuu Shoujo so in these cases the female leads of both look quite similar and I keep thinking they are the same character with multiple personalities. Don’t let that odd description deter you though this has been quite a good series to read so far and I am not even caught up with it yet.