November 29th, 2017

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Kigurumi Guardians volume 2

Our schedule kind of blew up in our faces today, so we're doing everything out of order. We were all ready to work on a translation, and then we looked around and realized the book we were planning to translate was nowhere to be found. We were sure we'd gotten it, but evidence suggests otherwise. So we had to rearrange everything, and now here we are, posting a review in the middle of the day instead of at night.

And now I am reminded that this week's Review Rednesday will be featuring Kigurumi Guardians 2, so I'm very excited! Spoiler level: I don't know. Proceed at your own risk.

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Ah, this series. I feel like this review is not as fun as the series itself. You should go read it! ...It seems to get mixed reviews by people on the internet, by which I mean it doesn't get good or bad reviews, but the reaction we've seen the most is "meh." And I always wonder, "What is WRONG with you people!?" This series is so much fun! ...I know, I know. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. But anyway, did you read the ANN review of this volume? Oh man, where did the reviewer get that idea about Satsuki? I won't say that there were no flags, but I never would have thought of that! We're only one volume ahead, though, so we couldn't say one way or the other if it's right or wrong.

As for this week's releases, we have! a new series! TADAH!!! But it's digital only. It's My Brother the Shut-In, and we came up with the title ourselves! Sort of. It was called Futsutsuka Mono no Ani Desu ga, and we asked if they wanted us to translate the title, and they said yeah, if you could come up with a title, that'd be great, but remember Kodansha reserves the right to change it. (We translated it through different channels than Kodansha USA.) So our original title was My Brother the Recovering Shut-In, and I guess nobody had any better ideas, so they took out the one word to make it less cumbersome, and there you have it.

The other translation of ours that came out this week was Waiting for Spring...3? Whichever one is next. I'm pretty sure it's three. So there you go, two fun shojo-ish manga to enjoy! (Shut-In Brother is in Morning 2.)

And tune in next week for our review of First Love Monster 8! I seem to remember that one not being as ranty as previous reviews for First Love Monster, which is good for us and maybe the series?, but maybe not so good for readers of our reviews, because our angry ones are pretty hilarious. I feel a little bad about that. But I still want everyone to read our review of Complex Age 6 (it's not angry, but it's very ranty).

Today I'm thankful for having our schedule sort of worked out maybe, getting to talk to our sister today, getting to look back at Kigurumi Guardians, the return of toaster strudels to our lives, and having extra time to work on that translation we can't find the book for.