So I guess it's announced that the TOKKO manga is coming out. It's been on Amazon for a while, but I didn't want to say anything.
I've never seen the anime for this so I had to go through various websites to know a bit more about the story.
I worked on #1 and #2 so far, and #3 will probably be due...I don't know, June? This manga was funny because I had a lot of SPLAT and SQUIRT that described blood or falling body parts. I also liked Suzuka's outfit. She wore a jacket, open, with nothing underneath. It's like she had Velcro on her boobs and jacket.
I finally got Kimi ni Todoke (AKA Kimi-Todo, which is a pretty ridiculous shortened term) #5.
Phew. It's been on hold forever because it's really popular in Japan right now and the bookstores are stocking up. I'm glad #5 came because #6 is on its way.
The story revolves around Sawako, who is misunderstood by her classmates because she looks gloomy (like Sadako from The Ring, which is her nickname). She is often helped out by Kazehaya, a popular boy in school. Through friendship and love she is able to resolve the misunderstandings around her (such as she can curse you, etc) and grow as a human being.
My favorite character is Pin, the comic relief teacher who thinks Sawako has exorcist powers. Before the school sports festival, he told his students that if they suck in sports to not come to school that day. Haha.
I also like Chizuru because she reads The Glass Mask. And makes a reference in the story.
Kimi ni Todoke is serialized in Betsusatsu Margaret, which I used to read in high school and college (I think). BetsuMa has a lot of good stuff...Ren'ai Catalogue, Itazura na Kiss, Bara-iro no Ashita, etc. It's too bad I don't read it anymore.
The one in the red shirt is Pin.
It's so popular I think it'd come to the US sooner or later. Hopefully it does. It's a heart-warming story...and I usually don't like heart-warming stories. It's that good!
I finished a day early, which is pretty good. I was looking at my calendar and I have a deadline every week (nothing new!) until April 22. I just got email that more work is coming my way, so it might be until the end of April, who knows? I have 3 deadlines the week of March 30. (Two on the 31, one on April 2).
No, I'm not complaining!
I think I was punished for planning a trip in March. I'm going to go watch a tennis tournament for 3 days. So I'm hoping I can finish two of my deadlines next week. Let's hope I can get a lot done this week.
I have a singles match early Sunday though. I'm going to hate Daylight Savings...
My mom brought over some snacks for Hina Festival. Hina Festival, or Girls' Day, is March 3. So I'm a little late posting this... They were sent over from a family friend in Japan.
I really don't know what this is. Yawaraka Yaki. The dolls do not look too happy.
Fuwamaru. It melts in your mouth so fast, it's like ninja!
Hello Kitty is always promoted on holidays. I don't like Hello Kitty that much...
Kokeshi rice crackers. These are cute!
The origin of Hina dolls are katashiro, made of grasses and twigs in the old days (because paper was valuable back then) to substitute for our pain and misfortunes. You would take the katashiro and rub it against your body to transfer impurities, and then wash it down a river or the ocean. Then it evolved many times...but too long to list here. I should get back to work!