Comic Haul.

I'm not a reader type of a girl. Could say I'm a visual type. SO! Instead of reading novel, i prefer comics, or manga to be clear. Manga is a japanese hand-made comic. Even though i read more in the past, but i still read those to kill some time.

summer holiday is still in progress so here are the top 5 time killer, by me in random sequences :

Glass Mask (ガラスの仮面 Garasu no Kamen) by : Suzue Miuchi

Before i get my hand unto this manga, i always heard how legendary this series goes. But i never got to get the full series, and online reading was never my preferable choice. Because in Indonesia, they published it in different part, and every part have their own title. So literarily they changed its name every like, 3-4 books, without saying this is the continuation of Glass Mask. BUT! Idk but suddenly they re-released all those Glass Mask series recently. AND IT WAS AMAZING!! This series first published in 1976 and still continues until now (yes, they still broke plates in shock and crying-running scene everywhere). 

Anw, the story goes around about a girl named Maya Kitajima. A poor girl that loved acting, and had incredible acting talent such as remembering lines quickly (like, very very very fast). And it revolves around her competition with a born-princess young actress named Ayumi. It looks plain at first, but how the illustrator drew Maya's acting is so real and absorbs me! For manga-lover out there, this is a much read.

Midnite Secretary by : Ohmi Tomu

This one is my friend's recommendation and i LIKED it. Like it was the start of Ohmi Tomu freak! The drawing was so good, the story was great! Unlike any other smut genre manga, this manga had a deep meaning. Basically this manga tells a story about a President of a company and his secretary. Which actually the president is a vampire and knowing the fact, the secretary becomes a 'midnight' secretary for the president by setting him schedules to keep him fed.

This manga eventually led me to other Ohmi Tomu's stuff. Such as 'Kindan no Koi de Ikou'. That is about a love-story of a woman and a wolf that can turn to human by moon's power. Should check it out too!

Sparkling Gingachou / Kirameki Gingachou Shoutengai by Fujimoto Yuuki

When i bought this manga, i have no high expectation. The drawing is average and it doesn't look that interesting. But after I read it, OMG i was like literary cried and ends up reading the first volume like, 10 times! dkgjoirshdjbkdng. Two reasons : IT WAS GOOD, and the second volume took years to published! I don't kid, it was like a year until the second volumes come up! And the series end up in 10 volumes, i guess, i forgot.

The story revolves around 6 kids that have been friend since like babies, because they're family lived in a market street named 'Gingachou'. And yeah, friendship stories always been tear-jerking stuff for me :") not only friendship, later on the learned about life, love, and separation. Really recommended.

For The Rose / 薔薇のために Bara no tame ni (For The Rose's sake)

I still remember how first this series was published in Indonesia. Bad cover, thick, and EXPENSIVE. So i end up didn't bought it, but the cover still stuck in my mind. Because rather than putting the ordinary manga cover, like the drawing of the main character, it instead showing portrait of a garden, hills, or any other natural reliefs. It was weird. But somehow I ended up really curious about this comic, and ends up borrowing them in a comic rental. AND IT WAS GOOD.

I first read it in middle school/early high school. But the story is too complicated for me back then. I can't even summarize the story because it was really complicated! SO i re-borrowed them a year later and found out how deep the story is. The story started with a girl, Yuri, who always live with her grandma, became an orphan after her grandma leaves her. But she founds out that her mother is a famous actress and decided to live with her which she founds her half bros and sis, with all different father. Yeap, classic. But really recommended, it was like the mother of all half bro/sis love story!! Oh, it have a Taiwanese drama too, The Rose :)

last one, Skip Beat! スキップ・ビート! by Yoshiki Nakamura

I know a lot of people might have read this, but it was one of my top5 and i really recommend this one. It's fun, hyperbolic, and great! The drawing is really unique, and it was funny to catch HOW LOOOONG the character's legs are! Right now the Chinese, i guess are making the live-action drama, Skip Beat! fans, look forward!

The story is about a girl, Kyoko, that want to take revenge against her childhood friend, Shou, that only keeps her as a maid and earn his living expenses, and dumps her after he became famous. So the girl step up into the entertainment business with only one goal, destroy Shou's fame. And she also have to go against a popular actor, Ren, that is scary and fake (for Kyoko), because Ren despise Kyoko for being an actress just  for revenge. It was really entertaining and beyond imagination, because you know, everything could happen in a comic book! :D

That's all folks, been writing so long :) I want to put Shonen manga stuff too, but i can't choose! So.........


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