December 13th, 2017


Forbidden Scrollery volume 1

We were having a hard time with the whole "work" thing today, so we decided to take a UQ Holder! break, and I have to say, I've actually been regretting our translation of "tasogare no himemiko" for a while now, so I would have been okay with them changing it, except that they didn't change it the way I wanted them to. Collapse )

Anyway, the point is, we pretty much messed up our whole schedule, so we figured we might as well come along and post a review! This week, we have our review of Forbidden Scrollery volume one! The reviewers at Anime News Network didn't like it, but let's see how we felt about it!

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And there you have it! The review touches on this a little bit, but I wanted to address it some more: the fact that this series is about pre-established characters and therefore doesn't put a lot of effort into introducing most of them. Apparently this was a point of confusion--like, "Who are these people? Why should I care about them? Tell me where they came from, darnit!" And I totally get the, "Why should I care about these people I've never met before?" thing, but I also don't think it's necessary to have a character's life story to be able to hang out with them in a little side story like this one. Imagine going on a tour or a campout with a bunch of people. In most cases, you're not going to be going with only your friends and family. So you all tell each other your names and shake hands, and then you go on your tour and enjoy each other's company, and you learn what you learn about each other during the course of the tour, and you don't learn what they don't tell you, and you may or may not keep in touch afterward. You might even have an awful time with those boring people. But you might have a great time, and it's not because you heard the whole story about how they came to be in that tour group. So please don't write this series off just because you don't know all about Reimu and Marisa.

Now! as for this week's releases! All we have is Kigurumi Guardians 3! Mwahahahahaha! Now ALL the Kigurumi Guardians fans can share in our suffering! Ah ha ha ha ha! AAAAAHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Anyway. Tune in next week for our review of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows! It'll be a long one, because that's a three-volume omnibus, and we wrote a separate review for each one! I will be relieved to get it posted and move on to more cheerful manga.

Today I'm thankful for getting to finally watch UQ Holder! episode 11, having the flexibility in our schedule to take UQ Holder! breaks (or at least the autonomy to choose our own hours)...

...And while I was writing this, we heard some noises outside which all resulted in something rather bittersweet that I think I'll talk about tomorrow. For now, suffice it to say that we started writing this post long before we actually posted it.

...And I'm thankful for having some time to process, the yummy chocolate muffins we got at Bread Day on Sunday, and tofu soap.