Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vampire Girl

Last night, I have finished reading this manga with only 17 chapters. Well, as the title suggests, it is about a vampire. I read it out of the blue because I was getting impatient waiting for the next chapter of Vampire Knight (I've featured this manga in one of my post here). I usually recommend a manga whenever i am updating my blog. But for this post, well, I just want to tell you guys of how disappointed I was with this manga. All vampire stories I have read before usually have a great story. So, I expected that this one should at least be exciting. It is exciting at first, but as I have read through chapter by chapter, I realized how
they kind of mixed all the legends into one.

The story revolves around a girl named Wana Koizumi and a vampire guy named Toujo Ren.
Wana was changed by Ren when she and her parents got into a car accident. Wana was disappoionted at first because she did not want this life, though Ren helps her to adjust in her new life. On the other hand, Ren is saved Wana because she reminds him of Sainishi, a girl he fell in with hunderds of years ago.
(The next paragraph contains a spoiler, you may or may not read it.)

Here's the crux, Wana is actually Sainishi. The thing is, Wana is Sainishi's reincarnated
form (A vampire? Reincarnation? ahm...) . Wana recovered her memories from her previous life through her brother who is also a vampire named Obayashi. Strangely enough, vampires can be killed using a pure silver bullet. (Isn't this suppose to be for werewolves? See how they mixed it?). Ren killed Obayashi from an encounter with him. With Wana's memories back, it was revealed that the one who killed her in past was Ren. After killing his own father who owns Sainishi back then and locks her on the basement, he and Sainishi lived togther with their two vampire friends. One night, the vilage they were living were hunting for vampires so they were running away. When they were at the forest, Ren pushed Sainishi, knowing that the pursuers would find her. She was killed by that. After some conversations, Wana killed Ren using a silver bullet.It was later on revealed that both of them are reincarnated several times, and every time they meet, they kill each other. The more they love each other, the more they also hate each other.

The whole story is just a weird and wrong combination for me. Reincarnated Vampire? Really?
And silver Bullets? Ugh. Besides that, the story is also weird. Neverending killings of lovers.
How can they be in love when they kill each other? I really do not understand.
I'm guessing that the writer is trying to create a unique story out of common types
of character but to me, it is just ridiculous. Reincarnated vampires and Silver Bullets are bad choices. But then, I like the way the story is presented. It's kind of mysterious, make me wanna think what's next ( too bad I was really disappointed) and there's an aura of matureness and some drama in there. Nevertheless, I was disappointed. I sure hope I won't read this kind of mismatch manga again.

Fow now, I won't rate. I think what's above shows it all. ^_^


Saturday, February 13, 2010

I’ve been busy with so many things lately so I haven’t read much mangas. But recently, I was able to finish reading this manga entitled HE'S DEDICATED TO ROSES. I saw this at Mangafox and was able to caught my attention because of its title. I find the title weird but interesting. The manga is actually about a She. The main character is a girl named Choi, Ida. Her family is in great debt and is living in Mimi’s family. Mimi is the main antagonist of the story. Since Choi Ida’s family started living in Mimi’s family, she was always bullied by Mimi. For Mimi, Ida is a toy she can play with. Because of Ida’s fear of having no house to live with her family plus a big amount of her dad’s debt to Mimi’s dad, she decided to obey everything Mimi said. Because of this, she created another identity of her named Choi Yodah, a strong and care free boy. Through Choi Yodah, she releases her anger (often with Mimi) by beating men. She also built strong friendship with Shinah and Junah. Later at the story, she falls in love with
a guy who seemed to get what he wants through using his looks to attract women named Gang Naru.

It may seem a little disappointing for the Lead guy there (I was actually disappointed myself too… at first *wink*). I’m not giving the complete details but the whole story has many twists actually. It also is a little dragging at first with all the bullying stuffs from Mimi and reminiscing the pasts (Bully scenes is my least favourite). But if you’re curious enough, I think sticking with the manga a little longer would pay off. Most of the twists are at the near end actually. Finishing it made me realize how good the plot is and how it was presented. I really don’t want to spoil anything by saying much than what is mentioned above because it is much better if you read this yourself. I recommend this manga because I think many Love-story lovers would love this. And I think it’s a good entertainment for those dateless pips this Valentines Day (don’t worry, you’re not alone *wink*).

So, He's Dedicated to Roses is rated : thumbs up! ^_^