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fencer-x:

Notes: Yup, you read that right! This was the final chapter, and the end of Konya mo Nemurenai–or at least, the end of Rikiya and Endo’s side of things, as starting with the next issue (out November 22), we’ll see a new spin-off starting that focuses on Gorou and Verde, presumably with some Rikiya and Endo cameos, so we’re not saying goodbye to this world quite yet!

We received so many good Gorou-Verde moments in Konya, that there’s no way we’re not going to get good Endo-Rikiya moments in the spin-off. There’s no guarantee that there will be as many, but I’m picturing:

  • some stupid domestic arguments
  • Endo escaping dumb conversations by grabbing Rikiya and taking off for their apartment (or some random roof; or empty air)
  • occasional background lovey-dovey (not Gorou-Verde levels of lovey-dovey, because those two fools cornered the market, bu~t)

And while I’m cranky that Endo came back the way he did, I’m just glad he came back. I feel like maybe his tattoos got more elaborate (shoulder areas, iirc)? I’ll have to go back and compare. That’s either just the mangaka’s choice or it’s related to the storyline in some way that hasn’t been discussed (e.g. they’re a sign of strength and Endo’s winning the battle against Kaim is reflected on more elaborate markings?).

I’m super excited about Gorou and Verde. I hope they can work it where Verde takes Gorou to the demon world. Wouldn’t he just flip his shit? Between his love of the occult and being able to see Verde in his true form… oh man.

The size of manga chapters came up in a post that fencer-x made, which involved the mentioning of the actual magazines they’re published in. Not all of them are the same size, but since I had, at one time, no concept of how large they were, I thought a comparison would be a good idea for those curious few to gander at.
In the photo I have set up comparisons of (from L to R):
standard novel (Lamb by Christopher Moore, who is ridiculous and perfect)
long novel that fucking breaks your heart (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
manga magazine (Rutile, in which Konya mo Nemurenai is published)
manga magazine (Gush, in which Honto Yajuu is published)
tankoubon (average tank length; what you see in stores that sell whole volumes of a manga series)
novel (average-ish novel length for BL from what I’ve seen)
Pretty crazy, how huge the magazines are, but there are at least a dozen or so series running in them, with approximately 15-20 pages (individual pages, printed on both front and back) per series. I had no idea until some landed on my doorstep. They definitely take up room on the bookshelves. Not sure how those in Japan with small apartments find the room. Vertical space, I guess. XD

The size of manga chapters came up in a post that fencer-x made, which involved the mentioning of the actual magazines they’re published in. Not all of them are the same size, but since I had, at one time, no concept of how large they were, I thought a comparison would be a good idea for those curious few to gander at.

In the photo I have set up comparisons of (from L to R):

  • standard novel (Lamb by Christopher Moore, who is ridiculous and perfect)
  • long novel that fucking breaks your heart (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
  • manga magazine (Rutile, in which Konya mo Nemurenai is published)
  • manga magazine (Gush, in which Honto Yajuu is published)
  • tankoubon (average tank length; what you see in stores that sell whole volumes of a manga series)
  • novel (average-ish novel length for BL from what I’ve seen)

Pretty crazy, how huge the magazines are, but there are at least a dozen or so series running in them, with approximately 15-20 pages (individual pages, printed on both front and back) per series. I had no idea until some landed on my doorstep. They definitely take up room on the bookshelves. Not sure how those in Japan with small apartments find the room. Vertical space, I guess. XD

fencer-x
fencer-x:

flutterwithoutwind:

shameless-fujoshi:

Haru are you cooking for Rin?

Considering he took it outside with purpose, I assumed he was sharing it with the neighborhood cats.

I thooooought he was practicing the recipes for the team that they discussed in the last episode?? you know nagisa would want it “too sweet” though.

Oooh right. I think I was thrown off by his going outside. And, you know, the fact that he was wearing actual clothes beneath the apron. >_>

fencer-x:

flutterwithoutwind:

shameless-fujoshi:

Haru are you cooking for Rin?

Considering he took it outside with purpose, I assumed he was sharing it with the neighborhood cats.

I thooooought he was practicing the recipes for the team that they discussed in the last episode?? you know nagisa would want it “too sweet” though.

Oooh right. I think I was thrown off by his going outside. And, you know, the fact that he was wearing actual clothes beneath the apron. >_>

obsessionwithanime

obsessionwithanime:

obsessionwithanime:

flutterwithoutwind:

obsessionwithanime:

I’m only 2 minutes into the first episode and I had to check and make sure this wasn’t a gay anime because goddamn it feels so gay.

Ummm…? Not even sorry to confirm that it’s a gay anime. It’s based on one of the…

Yeah no I definitely am after I catch up with the anime. I think the thing pulling me in is the fact that the voice actors for Izumi and Rei are the same for Nagisa and Rei in Free!.
And who am I kidding this shit doesn’t faze me I’ve played DRAMAtical Murder

I still occasionally hear Nagisa and Rei in the LS characters, but as I watch more, that’s slowly fading away. The only time it really bugs me is if I watch Free and LS back to back, but seeing as they air one right after the other… XD

I’ve never played DRAMAtical Murder, but I’ve been watching the anime. I’m like ??? the entire time, because I feel like the real meaty part of whatever plot they’re trying to work out hasn’t started yet, but it’s one of those things I put on when I’m all caught up with all the other anime I watch. I think I’ve noticed a similar theme, though, among anime that are based on games rather than manga or novels; they all seem to take a while to find their groove and get to the point.

fencer-x
fencer-x:

Soooo I was a little disappointed that they added this pun…and then DIDN’T EXPLAIN IT!
Shougo here says, “Shougo dakedo, dai-gosan!” A “gosan” is a miscalculation, and by adding “dai” in front of it, it makes it a HUGE miscalculation.
However, the pun is in the fact that the word “dai-gosan” sounds just like “daigo-san”, aka Daigo, the seiyuu and real-world personality Shougo’s character is based on.
So he’s literally saying, “My name is Shougo, but I’m a Daigo-san!”
HA. AND ALSO HA.

I heard that and was like :> for the next couple of minutes. This show.

fencer-x:

Soooo I was a little disappointed that they added this pun…and then DIDN’T EXPLAIN IT!

Shougo here says, “Shougo dakedo, dai-gosan!” A “gosan” is a miscalculation, and by adding “dai” in front of it, it makes it a HUGE miscalculation.

However, the pun is in the fact that the word “dai-gosan” sounds just like “daigo-san”, aka Daigo, the seiyuu and real-world personality Shougo’s character is based on.

So he’s literally saying, “My name is Shougo, but I’m a Daigo-san!”

HA. AND ALSO HA.

I heard that and was like :> for the next couple of minutes. This show.

obsessionwithanime

Love Stage looks gay as fuck

obsessionwithanime:

flutterwithoutwind:

obsessionwithanime:

I’m only 2 minutes into the first episode and I had to check and make sure this wasn’t a gay anime because goddamn it feels so gay.

Ummm…? Not even sorry to confirm that it’s a gay anime. It’s based on one of the more popular BL manga, so, you know…there you go.

Yeah I figured that out T^T and yet I’m still watching it

Because it’s cute! And funny! The manga is ridiculously good for its genre, and the fact that it’s one of the more popular series in a sea of shit (in the genre) is saying something.

It has problematic areas, but doesn’t apologize for them, and it gives you a bit of everything in terms of fluff, comedy, drama, etc. If you want to see what’s been cut from the manga as the show goes along, you should check out the manga and see if it’s something that still interests you.