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MonatsausLESE: Mai 2021

02 Jun

Wieder kein besonders guter Lesemonat, und wieder habe ich alles auf Englisch geschrieben, lol. Naja, immerhin macht das Schreiben so wieder mehr Spaß…yay?

Sherlock Holmes jagt das schwarze Phantom
No idea why this series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches got marketed as children’s books – they don’t strike me as especially written for children? I liked this series, but this last volume I still had to read kinda let me down. The culprit’s identity was pretty obvious, so Holmes didn’t have to do that much deduction work, actually. Still an entertaining read and by no means bad.

Satans Fluch
Another series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches. While I really enjoy them, the quality sometimes isn’t the best and rather reminds me of some kind of penny dreadful. But like I said, there’s is a certain enjoyment in reading those stories because they at least get the atmosphere of the original Holmes stories right. So I don’t mind the varying quality of the actual criminal cases too much.

In tiefen Wäldern Träumen lauschen vol. 1
There aren’t many Chinese comics/manhua available on the German market, so I got curious about this one. And it’s absolutely amazing. I love the detailed art, and the way the story is told just sucked me in. I want to know what happens next to the Princess and her new husband…and also what’s the deal with the mysterious storyteller with a monkey mask. I need the next volume. Can’t afford it right now though :/

Murcielago vol. 12-13
One of my guilty pleasure series, honestly…or rather, that’s what I said when I started reading the first few volumes. But by now I genuinely came to love it and it’s one of the few series of which I’m usually preordering the latest volumes. I enjoyed those volumes and the conclusion of the last story arc. The new arc seems promising too, so I’m looking forward to the next volume.

Wandering Island vol.2
I absolutely love this manga series. Sadly there aren’t any more volumes than the first two and I couldn’t find any information about a possible third volume. I sure hope there’ll be another volume though, because the story ended on a cliffhanger. Anyway, I loved how especially volume two had very few speech bubbles and still told so much of a story.

Dragon Ball vol. 1-3
I read all volumes of Dragon Ball years ago, but now I felt like reading the story from the very beginning again (probably because of nostalgia? I really couldn’t say). I think the first few chapters were my favourite part of the story anyway, so I’m not sure whether I’ll continue reading anytime soon. Maybe if I need a bit of light entertainment, who knows.

Mai Ball! vol. 1
Didn’t read a sports manga in ages, so why not try a series about a women’s football team? Though there’s quite a bit of fanservice in this one, which I personally wouldn’t have needed, but fine. They didn’t play much football in this first volume, but I’m interested in some of the characters, so I’ll probably keep reading.

In/Spectre vol. 1-3
Original title: Kyokou Suiri. I LOVED the anime adaption, so I just had to start reading the manga adaption at some point too. I really like the drawing style, and I still enjoy the first story arc about a urban myth brought to life by people on the internet believing in its existence. Quite thought-provoking, actually. Well, I still need to catch up on some more volumes, but I sure hope the German publisher didn’t drop the series though, we didn’t get a new volume in months and there’s literally no information :/

 
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Tales of the Week #37-38/2019

22 Sep

Das Gefühl hat man zum Ende einer Anime-Season häufiger ;) Obwohl, wenn ich mir so anschaue wie wenig Serien ich diesmal beenden werde… Ansonsten wird es nun auch langsam Zeit zu überlegen, was ich in den verbliebenen Monaten des Jahres noch lesen, spielen und schauen möchte. Ich habe da noch einige angefangene Games und Bücher, die ich nicht ins neue Jahr mitnehmen möchte und damit es am Ende nicht zeitlich zu knapp wird lege ich besser schonmal los. Eines schaffe ich aber wieder nicht: Tales of the Abyss. Oh mann, das Spiel ist so gut und ich will es auch zocken, aber dann mache ich es nie lol.

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