Just a quick note before I run off to work this morning! Over at Manga Recon, we have a new roundtable discussion about which series we’d like to see licensed over here. As I said in my answer, I’m still playing catch-up on all the series that have already been licensed, so everyone else has much more to contribute than I do. Still, it gave me a chance to talk about Bakuman again. :D My other picks were a couple of older Ai Yazawa series, and Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Oniisan which I’m dying to be able to share with my mother.
Work and life have been pretty busy this week, so I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on manga, but what time there is, I’ve mainly been spending reading Basara. It reads more slowly for me than most series (I’m a notoriously fast reader), which is a real pleasure, though I’ll be out of volumes soon and need to figure out how to pick up more. You may recall that I was a bit iffy on this series at first, but wow, continuing with it has really paid off. I’m completely enthralled. And Shuri is slooooowly moving toward a place where he may be able to shake off the title I gave him after volume 2 (“The Jerk King”), though I’m not entirely sure how much of that can really be credited to him, and how much is just due to the fact that I’ve now met one who is much worse.
Off to work now. Happy Friday everyone! More later, perhaps!