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Splitter



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:09 pm Reply with quote
AFTER SCHOOL FREAKIN' NIGHTMARE?!?!?! WIN! THEY SO WIN!
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Empathy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:28 pm Reply with quote
Splitter wrote:
AFTER SCHOOL FREAKIN' NIGHTMARE?!?!?! WIN! THEY SO WIN!


I haven't read anything, but I'll give this list my librarian! Laughing
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CorneredAngel



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:14 pm Reply with quote
Empathy wrote:


I haven't read anything, but I'll give this list my librarian! :lol:


They'll know. Or they should, anyways, since the list is also going to be published in the two big magazines for young-adult librarians (Booklist and Young Adult Library Services). But pointing a librarian to the list would definitely be a convincing argument that a given manga or comic is worth buying for your library!
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aluria



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:10 pm Reply with quote
Yay for Victorian Romance Emma! It's a great story. Glad that Yotsuba made the list as well.
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here-and-faraway



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:35 pm Reply with quote
I love Emma, Yotsuba&, and After School Nightmare. I'll have to check out the other titles.
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:16 pm Reply with quote
After School Nightmare is pretty good, even if it is a little... silly, presumptuous, trashy. I'm glad it got some credit, it's an entertaining read.
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Brutannica



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:07 pm Reply with quote
How do they choose which particular volume to honour?
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CatzCradle



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:47 am Reply with quote
Woot! I love After School Nightmare! <3
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Dargonxtc



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:16 am Reply with quote
It's good to see Mushishi, Yotsuba&!, and Translucent mentioned.


And I guess it is good To Terra was mentioned as well. Although it didn't blow me away like I was expecting, it wasn't bad by any stretch. I probably had just set my expectations too high.
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Not a Jellyfish



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:11 pm Reply with quote
Some really awesome title getting credit. To Terra, Translucent and Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms are all wonderful series. All of which deserve more credit than they most often get.

I'm also really glad that Emma, King of Thorn, and After School Nightmare made it into the top. All three are series I enjoy.
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ArielTsuki



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:33 am Reply with quote
minakichan wrote:
After School Nightmare is pretty good, even if it is a little... silly, presumptuous, trashy. I'm glad it got some credit, it's an entertaining read.


Presumptuous? Maybe. But trashy and silly is it not. I think it's honest telling of one teenage intersexual trying to find out who he is within a surreal, sorta horror setting. I'm happy it's finally getting it's due because it is an awesome shoujo series so far.

So, praise for King of Thorn, in my American librarian's list? More likely than I thought! It's a seriously entertaining read so far if you like survival horror. I picked up the first volume out of curiosity because I read scanlations of the author's previous work and it was $2. I was hooked, line and sinker. I decided to read the scalations as the volumes come out and it's a great ride so far (and it's short, 6 volumes long).

Also, more praise for Fumi Yoshinaga's Flower of Life, which I think it's her best series up-to-date. She's seriously a good stroyteller, although I tend to love her shoujo titles than her yaoi titles, which is pretty good as well.
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