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Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered
I decided to splurge.

I bought vol #2 of Hetalia (the manga, not the anime)
vol #8 of Genshiken (therefore completing my Genshiken collection until they release the Genshiken DX manga)
vol #3 of Nodame Cantabile.

Did you know that on amazon, the Hetalia manga is really cheap. No seriously, it goes for $6.44. That's pretty wicked awesome! I love cheap manga, the most expensive was probably Nodame Cantabile. But hey, that manga is worth owning and keeping. (Maid sama is an eh, I think I enjoyed the anime better then the manga.)

Also actually sat down and watched Star Driver beyond the first episode.

Am I the only one who sees an Reverse Utena with Mechs? (I can't say it's more or less fucked up being only at episode 6, but Utena -was- pretty fucked up)

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Ooh, that cheap, huh? Tempting!

Omg is $6 cheap? Well I guess in comparison to the UK it is. Japan is so cheap but I can't understand the text so well.

Well in america, you are usually stuck paying around 10 dollars for a manga.

I had no idea one can buy Hetalia manga, I thought it was a web-comic XDD

Hmm, Star Driver, I watched like 4 episodes of it and decided not to continue, it was not to my liking at all. What did you think of it?

Very surreal, very much so.. the symbolisms caught me right away so yeah I'm willing to finish the series out.

I guess I didn't watch enough episodes to see any symbolism in it, I was just bored... But I hope you'll enjoy it :)

Is it as out there weird as Utena was? Because honestly, that was why I loved Utena so much, the style that it was presented in the anime was right up my alley.

Why don't I have an Utena icon?

You know, I don't think I have an Utena icon either, I've made several.. I've just never kept any of them. And it's not as stylized as Utena and it certainly is no Princess Tutu, but it is the closest I've seen yet to Utena.

*shows off her Revolutionary Girl Utena icon*

Cheap manga is always awesome!

Star Driver is dazzling! *~* But I never heard of it being compared to Utena before. To me it's like the love child of Gurren-Lagann and Code Geass.

And it's loaded with femmeslash like whoa. <33

I may be thoroughly convinced to watch some of it if I can find the time, which I probably can.

Note to self: Needs Utena icon.

Oh, I didn't know it was selling for that cheap on Amazon! XD Amazon is actually where I tend to prefer buying manga from since they can have some pretty decent deals (hardly ever on the newer ones though!). XD

Star Driver has the same writer as Utena and Ouran, but even though there's a ton of awesome symbolism and backstory (the golden fox and apprivoising=Little Prince references, plus all the ocean-related ones, just off the top of my head), it's a narrative mess. They only explain the absolute basics and it's so slow. I rewatched Utena at the same time I started watching Star Driver and I had to force myself to go back to the newer one after I was done.

Fish Girl and some of the others are worth it, at least. I'm also secretly hoping it'll still be some sort of RahXephon AU because it had a lot of references (and recurring voice actors) since it's the same studio behind both (and Ouran).

Oh, forgot--if you like following blogs and stuff then Good Haro's is the one to read for all that awesome backstory I just mentioned (once you're far enough in that you don't have to worry so much about spoilers, at least). Because it's awesome... the series just doesn't always reflect that.

Haha, I really need to start Star Driver at some point. Couple people are trying to coax me into it, but I've been busyyyyy. (That and working to finish a few other things I have on my computer already.)

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