torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading the main run of Adventure Time comics, which Irene has been downloading for me with every new release for ages (she follows US comics much more than I do, so she actually notices when they come out), but I had just been putting in a folder and not actually reading. But now I've read the first five or six volumes I think. I knew I would like them, since I like Adventure Time and these also have the added bonus of being written by Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame).

I don't know why I suddenly decided to start reading them after all this time, but I'm glad I did!

I'm also technically still reading Prisoner of Azkaban, but I don't think I've actually read any of it this week.

What did you recently finish reading?
I read a two volume manga called Oboreru Hanabi by Minenami Ryou, author of Himegoto. Someone commented on my scanlation blog to ask if I'd be interested in translating it, and since I like the author's other work and it's a short series, I thought I'd read it and see if it was something I wanted to add to my list.

Well, I didn't hate it, but it's definitely not something I'd bother translating. The story starts with college freshman Eita coming to visit his girlfriend Koaki in the hospital. They have been dating for a while and he had a crush on her all through high school, but she has been ill for as long as he's known her, and that ethereal vibe is a good part of what drew him to her. She's too fragile for them to have sex, but he is satisfied with the relationship they have until he meets her older cousin Kasumi, who seems like a healthy version of Koaki. He ends up having a sexual relationship with Kasumi, and becoming kind of obsessed with her. Even though he's the POV character, he just comes off as a dick throughout, but I don't get the feeling that we're supposed to think he's a dick, which is annoying.

What do you think you'll read next?
More Adventure Time and HP, I guess!
torachan: yoshiki from himegoto (himegoto)
What are you currently reading?
Well, I have opened vol. 8 of Saint Young Men on my phone, but have not actually started reading it yet, so idk if that really counts or not. XD

What did you recently finish reading?
This week I didn't get nearly as much reading done as last week, but I did read three more volumes of Crimson Hero, bringing me up to volume ten, which is halfway through. I'm still enjoying it quite a bit.

I also read the newest volume of Himegoto and omg I can't wait to get this far in the translation (though sadly that will definitely be a while, gah!). Really excited to finally get some backstory on Mikako.

If you're following along in the scanlations and want some spoilers, here's what I blathered at [personal profile] chagrined the other day: Major spoilers!! )

From reading comments on sites where the scanlations are up on online readers, it seems like a lot of people don't like Mikako, but I always have. Seeing this backstory made me like her even more.

What do you think you'll read next?
I wish I could read more Himegoto! But alas, I don't have access to monthly magazine scans and the next volume won't be out until end of 2014.

In the meantime, I'm still trying to clear stuff off my phone before adding more new stuff, so instead of reading more Crimson Hero, I'm going to take a break since I only had up through ten on my phone. Looks like I'll be reading vols. eight and nine of Saint Young Men immediately next, and not sure about after that.

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