May 13th, 2014

eviltwin

Back to missions

Well, today we're back to working on Missions of Love. I kind of feel like Missions is a little break from normal, because it's usually pretty easy and short. And we like all the characters, which cannot be said of some other short projects we have.

We're on volume nine, which I kind of think you have to read twice, because...okay, so Missions is a series we like so much that we tend to read it as soon as we get it, instead of holding off until translation time. So we read volume nine, like, months ago, and I seem to remember thinking it was a little too ridiculous the way everything was happening. Like, "Come on, really?" I mean, Shigure and Akira were adorable as ever, but still. But now that we've read it to the end and know more about the motives involved, it's pretty hilarious. I don't know if that counts as a spoiler. Well, if it does, hopefully you'll have forgotten all about it by the time the English version is published.

I'm a little sad we didn't get assigned the other Ema Toyama series that Kodansha is doing now...but since we did get assigned Noragami, I'm not going to complain. We'll just get the series for our reading pleasure.

Anyway...there is one aspect of the story that we sometimes wonder about, in the sense of, "Should we write a cultural note about this?" Collapse )

Today I'm thankful for making it safely back from the store (all our bags started falling apart and dropping our groceries everywhere!), getting to work on another fun volume of Missions of Love, having a granola bar stash, remembering that we did get chocolate, and vitamins.