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wayne-kun



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:05 pm Reply with quote
Nice review. I like it Smile
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DarkRoseFairy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:15 pm Reply with quote
I was kind of turned away by the age gap at first, but since it’s by Kaoru Mori, I’m definitely going to check this one out. Also even though I really like Shirley and Emma, I'm glad Mori is doing something different this time.
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Nayu



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:37 pm Reply with quote
Having read much more than just this volume, I can say that it never gets any more exciting.

Not only does the soothing become replaced with boring, it continues well into monotonous and repetitive.

I loved Emma and liked Shirley but this is a title that just does nothing.
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Asterisk-CGY



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:27 am Reply with quote
Turning away from the plot is pretty much denying history. You don't get to wash over the past with our modern values on your convenience.
And I guess Emma threw a bigger plot at you than what this series does. But her mature women are freaking adorable.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:32 am Reply with quote
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:38 am Reply with quote
It felt weird reading this manga before the story started to develop (should be in the second volume). I feel like it'd make a nice transition to anime aside from the loss in detail, because sound and music could fill in where the story and and development are sort of barren.
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Nayu



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:46 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing


The Story of Aisha! I can see it now!
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poonk



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:49 am Reply with quote
I'm considering buying this manga because of its positive reviews. The age gap, while large when one party is 12, will increasingly seem less-so as he approaches/passes adulthood (and before someone accuses me of having double standards, this is because I'm assuming that this manga doesn't dwell on the lascivious aspects of wedding a child). My question then is-- how many volumes is this expected to run? Is that known yet?

Edit (2011.08.26): I bought volume 1 and loved it. I'll be following this series.


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maaya



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:00 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing


The Shogun Fujiwara no Yoritsune married a 28-year-old woman when he was 13 years old. 4 years later she died in childbirth.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:27 am Reply with quote
Nayu wrote:
enurtsol wrote:
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing


The Story of Aisha! I can see it now!


Truly! That would make a perfect anime!
Though they may have to do it like South Park. Laughing


maaya wrote:
enurtsol wrote:
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing


The Shogun Fujiwara no Yoritsune married a 28-year-old woman when he was 13 years old. 4 years later she died in childbirth.


Thank goodness the young lad was spared suffering thru her oba-san years while he was still in his golden years as a young eligible "bachelor." Laughing
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Nayu



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:20 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Nayu wrote:
enurtsol wrote:
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing


The Story of Aisha! I can see it now!


Truly! That would make a perfect anime!
Though they may have to do it like South Park. Laughing




I'm very glad you got my reference. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:36 am Reply with quote
wayne-kun wrote:
Nice review. I like it Smile


Thank you!

poonk wrote:
I'm considering buying this manga because of its positive reviews. The age gap, while large when one party is 12, will increasingly seem less-so as he approaches/passes adulthood (and before someone accuses me of having double standards, this is because I'm assuming that this manga doesn't dwell on the lascivious aspects of wedding a child). My question then is-- how many volumes is this expected to run? Is that known yet?


The only thing this manga could be considered lascivious about it historical detail. Really, the age gap doesn't come into play much. There is one scene where spoiler[Karluk and Amir crawl into bed naked to stay warm], but that's as prurient as it gets. Of all the reasons not to get this, "boring" should be more of a concern than "raunchy." Smile I believe there are two volumes at the moment, but Mori isn't known for her lengthy series, so I could see this going to ten volumes or so.

enurtsol wrote:
Y'know what would be more exciting?!
Send a 12-yr-old girl to marry a 20-yr-old!
Like true history! Laughing


You know, I did wonder how that would change the reception of this book...I almost mentioned it in the review, but decided that would be flame-baiting and totally non-reviewy. Wink
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corinthian



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:59 am Reply with quote
Hardcover is pretty rare for a manga, so Yen must be swinging for the fences with this one. Mori does great stuff, and is a true history/scenery buff, so I'll probably be picking this up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:28 am Reply with quote
This was SUCH a beautiful book, I just received mine this week! Totally agree with the review. The age gap was more interesting than troubling to me - and the cultural elements had me (as a geography major, haha) riveted.

AND THAT DETAILED LINE WORK... *swoons*
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:39 am Reply with quote
Princess_Irene wrote:
wayne-kun wrote:
Nice review. I like it Smile


Thank you!


I noticed that there's no longer a listing for manga reviewer on ANN's staff openings: does that mean that you've filled the position now? If so, congrats and good luck!
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