GE Good Ending

Finished this 150-chapter manga at long last.

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From Batoto:

Utsumi is your everyday student. He is also a boy that has always had a strong sense of what is right in the world. With nothing but innocence and a mind that longs for his “significant other,” Utsumi takes on one of the toughest subjects: love. With the help of the devious and mysterious Kurokawa Yuki, will Utsumi learn how to be fortunate in the game of love? Only through the ups and downs of real life, and the assistance of his friends, will Utsumi be able to take a bite out of life and learn just what love is.

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Sexless Friend

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A short series, just 14 chapters long. It tells the story of Suou Tsukasa – a freshman at college, nicknamed “Prince” due to his popularity with girls. At first, it seems like he enjoyed their company and not at all bothered but in fact, he hates straightforward and aggressive girls. The only one he likes is one of his classmates: Kizaki Megumu, a rather shy girl. Their homeroom professor, Dr. Hime is a very young teacher, whose childish looks and personality led her to be considered like a senpai rather than a teacher to her students. After a night out with the class, a drunken Hime is carried home by Tsukasa and there he learned the secret of his sensei’s love life. Basically he is scared of girls and she is scared of guys. So they decided to become “sexless friend” in order for them to overcome their fear and in Tsukasa’s case, to get him to get together with Kizaki.

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G-senjou no Maou (cont) (spoilers)

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Finally finished Tsubaki’s route today – and with it, the game. Totally took me by surprise.

I expected this to be just another fanservice route, much like Kanon’s. However it turned out to be quite serious – not as much as Haru’s, obviously – but still a good read.

The route explored on what would happen if Kyousuke picked Tsubaki to be his love interest. It posed a very nice conflict between his dark side and Tsubaki’s pure heart. He has to decide whether to continue being Gonzou’s livestock or to realise his love for Tsubaki.

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Gokukoku no Brynhildr OP

This OP is just so addictive. I’ve been putting it on repeat for entire days now. You don’t see many anime OPs without a vocal out there. Plus, the music fits really well with the series. It’s kinda eerie, but also upbeat; a bit sad, but also inspiring. A good welcome for anyone wanting to take on the anime series.

The OP also presents a powerful message. It signifies the bizarre world our characters have been living in. In our “normal” world, they are nothing but black-and-white figures covered in blood. On the other hand, they are perfectly at home with another world in ruin, where there are no ones but their own. I can never forget that scene with Kotori’s bloody smile while other girls her age run around happily together. Since I’ve read the manga before watching this, it just makes a lot of sense to me.

Overall, enjoy 🙂

Shinonome Yuuko wa Tanpen Shousetsu wo Aishite Iru

I stumbled across this little gem today pretty much by random. Saw this artwork on my Facebook News Feed and thought it was nice, so I googled it and learned that it was from a short manga series called “Shinonome Yuuko wa Tanpen Shousetsu wo Aishite Iru” ( transl: Shinonome Yuuko Loves Short Stories, whew!). You can read it online HERE.

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Elfen Lied

One thing I often see when looking up Gokukoku no Brynhildr, is the mention of the mangaka’s previous works, Elfen Lied. There are lots of comments like “Oh, same author as Elfen Lied eh?” and “I bet it will end the same way as Elfen Lied did”. So naturally, I got curious and decided to read the manga.

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