>> Friday, July 3, 2009
I can't tell you how much I appreciate those of you who have coughed up questions (and a special wave for those of you who have inundated me with questions - I'll take 'em!).
I ought to field one today, but I spent all night last night and all of today watching two full anime series with my teenage daughter who was going to spend the weekend with her Dad.
My husband and daughter are huge fans of animé and my daughter is really big into mangas as well. Me, not so much. There's usually a lot of yelling and either too much drama, too much violence or truly insane humor.
But I've been pulled into a couple. First, there's Fruits Basket, a shojo manga/animé (see products at Amazon here. OK, it's a little sappy, I admit it. But I love it. Not only did I find the characters charming and compelling [I love Hatsuharu and Momiji and Yuki and Shigure and..], but I was blown away by much of the artwork in the manga. (I fell in love with the animé that my husband rented [Netflix]. When we checked out the manga from the library, I became captivated particularly by pictures here and there that just speak to me. I'm so impressed with this artist that I'm exploring her other work.) The last volume of the manga comes out next week and I'll have the whole set. Seriously.
Then, more recently, my daughter rented this other animé so we could see it with her. Again, I'm completely sucked in: The Ouron High School Host Club. A little more over the top, with less supernatural, but considerably funnier and still with the compelling and (professionally) charming characters. I frequently laugh at loud and I find myself dissecting characters etc. with my daughter. If you're doing that with an animated show, I think it's safe to say it got to you. I've read the first two mangas, but, so far, they don't speak to me like the animé has. (Amazon link)
So, tomorrow when I've come off my animé high (because, yes, I watch both full animé series). Tonight, I'm still reeling from the hilarity.