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text 2018-06-16 10:19
Reading progress update: I've read 261 out of 261 pages.
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku vol 2 - Maki Fujita

I loved this vol we meet a new character  cant wait for the next volume

 

 

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review 2018-06-10 00:45
Inuyashiki (manga, vol. 1) by Hiroya Oku, translated by Stephen Paul
Inuyashiki, Vol. 1 - Hiroya Oku,Stephen Paul

Inuyashiki is a 58-year-old man who is unloved by everyone in his life. When he moves his family to a new home, all everyone does is gripe about it - how small the place is, how cheap he is, etc. He has a young son and teen daughter, both of whom are embarrassed by how old he is. They also don't respect him and don't bother to hide this fact. When Inuyashiki proposes that the family get a dog, no one will come with him, so he ends up selecting a Shiba, Hanako, on his own. It seems that Hanako is the only being in the world that Inuyashiki has to live for, until one fateful evening, when he and a teenage boy end up forever changed.

I picked up the first couple volumes of this in a Humble Bundle a while back. There's Humble Bundle with more volumes of this and other series up right now, and I'm still debating whether to get it.

 

This first volume of Inuyashiki didn't leave me wishing I had more in my collection. The characters were, for the most part, horrible. I doubt any of the people in Inuyashiki's family ever genuinely loved each other, and the world of this series seemed to be entirely populated with bullies. The only character I even vaguely liked was the dog, and something about this series makes me suspect that the dog isn't going to make it through the whole thing.

The artwork definitely wasn't to my taste. There was something slightly unsettling and repulsive about it, even before Inuyashiki discovered that there was something strange going on with his body. Maybe this was intentional, but the result was that I didn't really want to spend more time than necessary looking at pages and panels.

The sci-fi aspects were weird and a little hand-wavy. The goals of the beings Inuyashiki and Shishigami, the teenage boy, encountered were never stated outright, but they seemed to want to avoid causing a stir, or perhaps to avoid affecting humans with their appearance too much. Either way, they failed miserably, and their failure seems likely to grow more pronounced in later volumes.

I'm really not impressed with this series so far.

Extras: 

Two pages of translation notes.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2018-06-09 15:45
Wotakoi: Otakus in Action
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 1 - Maki Fujita

This book is very kawaii!

 

It's about two young co-workers that are both geeks, one is an otaku and one is a gamer. They are also joined by their fellow colleagues, who are also their friends.

 

I would definitely read the other volumes because it's just sooooo adorable.

 

Overall, I found very light and an easy to read manga. It would make you laugh, smile, and smirk. So if you want a fast-paced manga that isn't complicated, read Wotakoi.

 

   

 

Just a side note guys. If you didn't know yet, Wotakoi's already been turned to an anime and I think it's good. 

 

 

P.S. I finished this like about a month ago but I just felt like posting a review about this today hehe.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-06-01 02:25
Book review wotakoi vol 1
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 1 - Maki Fujita
March 16-19

The awkward, romantic comedy manga about geeks in love that inspired the new anime! Can a professional man who's secretly a hardcore gamer and a woman who's secretly a fujoshi date without their hobbies getting in the way, or revealing each other's secrets? 

Extra-long book includes 2 Japanese volumes!

Narumi and Hirotaka are, by all appearances, a power couple. They're young, good-looking professionals. But they have secrets from everyone but each other: They're serious geeks! Narumi is a fujoshi, and Hirotaka's a hardcore gamer. Their sweet, awkward love story started life as a webcomic before becoming a full-blown manga series by popular demand, and is about to become a major anime series.

Book review : I love the anime and I wanted to vheck out the manga and I love them both so adorable so this revolves around two otaku couples both very different couples there is Narumi and Hirotaka who are childhood friends who start dating when Narumi starts working at the place he is . Then there is Hanako and Tarō Kabakura who are always fighting but they care for each other in there own way this manga was very relateable for geeky otakus cant wait to read the rest.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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text 2018-06-01 01:18

I got my copy of Devilman Classic Edition Volume One last week. It's so big and gorgeous. I also received my copy of Durarara Redollars Arc Volume One this week after waiting for two years for it (original release date was sometime in 2016, but it was pushed back). I'm happy that it's in my hands now.

 

I'd like to take some photos, but I'm not in the mood because I'm a bit tired now. 

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