Thursday, 17 December 2015

Silent Fortissimo

The festive season is around the corner again.

Even now it still bemuses me how similar Kurehito's and Shinobu's styles are and, strangely enough, how I'm starting to like the latter's more. Enjoy the lovely illustrations of the second and last volume of 太陽のチャンネル, which seemed better composed than the first book, and Granblue Fantasy Graphic Archive that I had been meaning to put up for a long while.

A candle's a treat.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Reckless Serenade

Time flies.

Enjoy the pretty pictures, even if everything Kurehito draws now is oddly shiny. Once again, Megumi gets her own little special scene at the very end as she always does. I could probably live without more side stories though.

The sun is a light bulb.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Pleather For Breakfast

It's time for one of those posts again.

So here are the illustrations of SaeKano Volume 8. A picture is worth a thousand words, but they can be misleading too. Another date at the mall, and while Tomoya and Megumi aren't exactly on first name basis yet, she does start using 'Tomoya-kun' for a bit and he develops a habit of calling her Megumi. Iori eventually ends up joining blessing software, so you'd think everything is going to be alright but well, Volume 7 Girls Side probably finished on a happier note than this one.

Not that it really means anything.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

One Minute Of Love

I wonder if it's just the calm before the storm, but it sure is eerily quiet. Perhaps Megumi was right in Memories of Lily when she said that people simply forgot about SaeKano when the new season and shows started rolling in.

Not much of a surprise and slightly old news now, but Volume 8 will be released on June 20th. While I had imagined that Izumi will be featured on the cover – which does not seem to be the case now – the synopsis seems to suggest that Eriri may be heavily involved in the story.

That said, I don't have much time until the next volume to summarize Girls Side and since there is no guarantee if I'll be able to do a comprehensive summary – feels a bit like an oxymoron – at all, I will leave here a quick-bite version for the lazy and the busy.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Nothing Out Of The Ordinary

It is the time for one of those posts again.

So here are the illustrations for SaeKano Girls Side and pretty pictures from Shining Blade & Ark Collection of Visual Materials because why not. Akane certainly looks different from what I had in mind and even though it's a side story, Maruto isn't going easy on us at all. To think that Eriri and Megumi ended their friendship though (in Eriri's eyes anyway), that might actually change a few things.

My head beats a better way.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Modern Meat

New year, old problems.

I was supposed to write this a month ago but it's just too easy to be lazy. So Megumi is really everywhere now. What are you planning, Maruto? Winter Comiket may be over but the fun certainly hasn't stopped. Missed out on a couple of things but got most of what I had wanted and a bit more. Apart from the pretty pictures, I suppose what I looked forward to the most were Maruto and Kurehito's comments in the new book. Jokes about Izumi bumping into Tomoya in the school corridor and (with a 1 in 10,000,000 chance) ending up in paizuri a highly compromising position aside, she and Michiru should be playing bigger roles in the upcoming volumes. Maruto's known love for married women and black tights appears to be alive and well, so perhaps Kurehito's wish for Eriri's mother to get lots of screen time will be realized soon too. Not that it helped Sayuka in any way, but that's probably an entirely different story altogether.

The part that got me the most was perhaps the theme of Volume 7 illustrations. Essentially, it's the contrast between this and this, Megumi and Eriri's crying scenes, and lastly Megumi buying a pair of glasses for Tomoya and Eriri taking them away. That's nice and all except that upon close inspection it becomes apparent that Megumi and Eriri have exactly the same hands. It gave me a good laugh, especially since there was this as well. There's something going on here and I'm not sure if anyone is prepared to learn the truth.