Manga Mentions 6.07
Manga continues to be my "escape of choice", so I've quickly burned through another five volumes recently! Continuing the new series I've started, To Terra Vol 2 was another really interesting chapter, culminating in a battle between Jomy and Keith (with some spaceship conflict thrown in!), plus the introduction of a kind of "super Mu" with incredible powers. Suzuka Vol 3 was a much more straightforward romance this time around (not much embarrassing fan service at all), revealing Suzuka's grief over a friends's death, plus the new character Miki to give Akitsuki more headaches. Things are picking up again in Video Girl Ai Vol 4, since a new video girl enters the picture (or I should say, exits the TV!), and Yota and Nobuko have some wonderful doki-doki scenes. Monster Vol 8 is another masterpiece, which is essentially a long setup for the next volume, since Tenma is actually planning to kill the evil Johan during a library dedication ceremony. Finally, I really enjoyed Osamu Tezuka's Buddha Vol 3 (the manga I'm most proud of reading right now), where Siddartha has his first experiences as a monk (and actually receives the title Enlightened One from a king), as well as a fantastic time-jumping side-story about a boy raised by wolves (connected to characters from the past volumes). Time to read some more!