Hatsukoi Shinan, by YABUUCHI Yuu
Title: Hatsukoi Shinan (First Love Instruction)
Author: YABUUCHI Yuu
ChuChu Comics, 2008
There is something about YABUUCHI Yuu’s art. Over the years it has become progressively cuter and cuter and CUTER. I think at some point soon, it will reach critical mass, and people will be passing out in bookstore aisles after just one glance at the pages. Seriously! :) She draws girls that look so young and adorable! Her guys are also more “cute” than “hot bishounen” too. But considering ...
Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai!, by AOI Mitsu
Title: Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai!
Author: AOI Mitsu
KC Nakayoshi Comics, 2012
This is definitely one of those series where my main reaction while reading it is, “Hahah only in shoujo manga!” This series is so silly and cracktastic, I kind of wonder what was going through the author’s mind while working on it. I think some of the random twists in this were thrown in for the heck of it. I enjoyed volume 1 of this ridiculous story, and ...
Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai! by YAGAMI Chitose Title:Manga Mitai na Koi Shitai!
(Fall in Love Like a Comic)
Ciao Comics, 2003
It was actually the title of this manga that prompted me to buy it. The ‘official’ English title for the series is ‘Fall in Love Like a Comic’, but that translation seems a little odd to me. It should be something more along the lines of ‘I want a love like in a manga!’. As one who reads a lot of shoujo manga, and sees ...
Yasuko to Kenji, by Aruko
Title: Yasuko to Kenji
(Yasuko and Kenji)
Margaret Comics, 2005
Ah this is such a fun series! I decided to summarize Yasuko to Kenji because of a live action TV drama version of it that recently started airing, which I am enjoying very much. It reminded me that I do have the manga, and that I never talked about it here. This is a fun comedy series, which, after re-reading it, does seem perfect for a live action adaptation. And while the ...
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please watch avril lavigne’s new video it is so much worse than you are imagining as you are reading this, it is so much worse than anyone could have ever guessed it would be
oh my god it’s like everything regrettable about my junior high years was given a budget and a video camera
It’s like Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku appropriation phase + the nightmare sequence from Heathers + dubstep made specifically for a mid-2010 car commercial + those kids with cat ears that used to follow me and my friends around in high school + the inner monologue of a middle school girl character written by an adult man.
THIS IS NIGHTMARE FUEL DO NOT WATCH…. oh god help me.
I can’t… It’s just….if gwen’s version of this is a shitty horrible mass produced icky racist twinkie, and katy’s version is that twinkie in yellow face, then this is that twinkie ate by lou pearlman, shat out, and smeared across doorstep of 2005 then scientists are trying to figure out what it was.
"I don’t know is that a cupcake? i don’t know, did sanrio say this was ok? who are those poor sad backup dancers? I just… no".
I’m watching this on silent because I’m at work, and all I can see is this:
-Avril Lavigne trying to be Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and failing miserably.
-Avril Lavigne eating sushi because AMERICANS LIKE SUSHI! LOTS OF SUSHI!!!!!
-Avril Lavigne pretending that she’s big in Japan because of Western imperialist attitudes.
I hate to imagine what she’s *actually* singing about…
Haven’t clicked on it, but the preview image is creeping me out. Let’s live blog this. My impressions begin next line… So, LET’S GO!!
OH GOF, KA-KA-KA-KAWAII, what the fuck is that shit.
It’s Tryhard level AmeriKyary, only it’s Avril Lavigne with WAIT IS THAT DUBSTEP
I’m trying to find owrds and they are failing me hard
is this the real abvril lavigne? isthis a bad dream? i want to wake up oh god everything went black and white and she’s saying some kind of bullshit in — DID SHE JUST MEOW IS SHE JUST SINGING HELLO KITTY HELLO KITTY I DONT KNOW WHAT IS THIS WHAT HAS HUMANITY DONE TO DESERVE THIS OH GOD I SHOULDNT BE SHARING THIS BUT I HAVE TO WARN THE WORLD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD THIS IS A TERRIBLE INDESCRIBABLY THING FILTHIER THAN ANY AMERICAN OTAKU BS, A SHAPELESS CONGERIES OF KYARY COPYING, FAINTLY SIMILAR AND WITH MYRIADS OF VAPID REFERENCES TO KAWAII CULTURE ALL OVER THE VIDEO, FILLING ALL UPON US, CRUSHING OUR DREAMS OF ACCEPTANCE AND SLITHERING OVER THE GLISTENING FLOOR THAT WE AND OUR KIND HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO SWEEP OF SHIT LIKE THIS FOR ALL OF OUR LIVES
THERE IS ONLY ONE THING THAT CAN SAVE US NOW
IA IA! PH’NGLUI MGLW’NAFH CTHULHU R’LYEH WGAH’NAL FHTAGN!
This is horrifying O_O But at least it’s not AmeriKyary — Avril is Canadian! :P Canukyary?