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05th Jul 2009

A Strange and Mystifying Story 2

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I had kind of forgotten just how much I liked this series. It’s slightly insane, kinda hot and well drawn. It’s just the thing I’m looking for in a manga.

This time around, we get some of the back story of Setsu and just how it came to be that he started watching over Akio’s family. It’s kind of a creepy tale and incredibly engrossing. We also get to see some of Setsu’s struggles between his spirit side and the human face that he shows to the world around him.

Why haven’t we seen more from this artist? I would love to have more stuff like this brought over rather than stacks of school-boy fluff that are utterly forgettable. I want plot that’s more than just ‘guy meets other guy, they screw–happy ever after.’ Sadly, that’s what I see more and more of being released.

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22nd May 2008

A Strange and Mystifying Story 1

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I know this artist from somewhere. I just can’t put my finger on where I know her from. This is bothering me because this manga was so good that I want to gobble up other things by her.

Now, why is this artist making me so happy? First off, I like paranormal stories. Ghost, vampires, witches and werewolves all make me grin. Hell, I get tired of the mundane world. I’m looking for escapism here! So, when the first story starts off with a young man summoning a spirit out of a family heirloom to help him break a curse, I knew I was going to be in for a treat.

This spirit is able to suck the curse out of our hero’s body, but doing so turns him on, so there’s some happy sex every time that hero-boy needs some healing. It’s not all sex. Our poor demon isn’t just around for that. He’s lonely and serving the family amuses him. Now, he’s just got to work his wiles to stay in the human world and to keep the object of his affection ready and willing.

Then, there’s the story set in feudal Japan. I don’t know why, but I have this incredible lust for boys in traditional garb. Throw in some angst and I’m hooked. Really, this was a very satisfying read. I haven’t felt this happy after finishing a manga in a very long time.

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