So we've got some hoo-ha in the SCA about some new BOD trying to remove the Warrants from the Waterbearers.
And all I can think is: "Save a Waterbearer, Save the World."
-Or at least a few Knights. ^^;; Thank you Ed, for that phrase.
Anyway. This week's anime is... More Kabuto. On the other hand, three new manga series:Akuma to Dolce
Kept running into this one, so while craving some fluff, read it. Witch summons demons to grant her wishes/run errands and stuff, feeds them home-made sweets in exchange. Was actually kind of cute until the amnesia kicked in. Akumetsu
(Evil Extermination) ch 1-37
In an alternate verse, Japan is heavily in debt due to a series of corrupt politicians and bankers. Girl gets sold into prostitution, kind of rescued by a guy wearing an Oni mask calling himself 'Akumetsu', who looks like a boy in school she has a crush on. People die, Akumetsu gets shot, then his head blows up. Boom~!
... Head explodies set a pattern for the series...
I'm kind of torn on this one. On one hand, Akumetsu is an interesting character, and it's hard to dislike a guy who takes such joy in his chosen profession, even if it is taking out corrupt people with power in LOTS of messy ways. On the other hand, he's going around killing people in various messy ways. And it gets kind of heavy into the politics.
There's also the question, if you were suddenly granted the power to destroy evil an and change the world, what would you do? Would you saving people one by one or try to save them all?
So, um. Yeah. Will be adding to my weekly reading list. Very graphic, very WTF-ish, not for those who don't like a little gore. Or axes through people's heads. Favourite Conversation:
Firefighter!Akumetsu: "But don't you suppose, since one of us has already jumped off a building this morning, that doing it again might cheapen the message?"
Samurai!Akumetsu: *apologetically, from on top of a skyscraper* "I apologise for that. I had actually planned to fall down some stairs like the guy in 'Fall Guy', but I've been cornered by the police. As a form of retribution, I offer a splendid Quintuple-Axel Jump."
Firefighter!Akumetsu: "That's our Akumetsu! Something to look forward to for sure!"Belmonde le VisiteuR
ch 1-19 (end)
This one kinda reminded me of Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro at the beginning. Takes place in 17th century France, Belmonde (Bele to his friends), bastard child of a witch and a noble man, lives underground as a Inquisitor for Cardinal Richelieu, torturing people to confess.
... in very strange ways. This is a comedy, after all. ^^;;
Finishes at 19 chapters, but it's an abrupt ending. I get the feeling that this was the mangaka's first series and it got pulled early, before the massive story arc could get started.
I kind of enjoyed it until it segued into a bastardised version of the Three Musketeers. My suggestion: read until you find out the mastermind who is sending assassins after Belmonde, then write your own ending.
And Inuyasha ended this week. Ranma may have been the hook that got me into anime, but Inuyasha was my first major manga series. *sighs* The time flew by so fast. Ficcage:
Campus Cops Duklyon/Kamen Rider Kabuto/Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu - Bug Zapper