Now that is kinda strange... Perhaps worth a look?
Originally Posted by pseudorandom
Whoops -- got caught up in the Hotman soap opera and forgot to post these.
Ciel - If this were a fantasy novel, I'd've put it down by now: our ditzy heroine is the mostest beautimous girl in her village, and gets an offer to train at the king's magic school just in time to escape the local lord's lecherous clutches, and according to the prologue she'll become a witch as powerful as she is beautiful. But this is a manhwa, which means it may surprise me, and has a seriously attractive style -- so I'm sticking with it. Also, I want to find out whether the hints of shoujo-ai are real or just teases.
Hitsuji no Namida - Highschooler Kei is obsessed with visiting the apartment of her new classmate, Kyosuke -- this sounds like the premise of a romantic comedy, but despite starting out like one, it's actually being played for the drama, as it ties into her angsty past and anorexic tendencies. Plus Kyosuke has his own angsty traumas. Worse than the shifting tone is Kei's shifting character, simultaneously stubborn and flighty. Not recommended. Nice art, though.
Brothers - Shounen school-life comedy about two brothers who lust after their triplet sister. Um, yeah. The best part is the pre-op MTF girlfriend of one brother's bandmate, who's a hoot; coming a close second is the triplets' secret agent father. The art reminds me of Angel Densetsu.
I'm not wowed by Hisoka Returns, but it's not bad either. Worth a look, certainly.
(Sorry about not replying till now, but I didn't see your comment until I actually entered the thread -- there was no notice of it from the forum list, which showed mine as the last comment. V. strange glitch, there.)
Hime-chan no Ribon - Shoujo romantic comedy with a bouncy tomboy heroine. Haven't we seen this before? Well, maybe not the magic hair ribbon that lets her transform into anyone -- thus getting her into more trouble than out of it. If you like that sort of thing, you'll like this.
Historie - Set in ancient Greece, about a clever young man named Eumenes who becomes secretary to Alexander the Great. Three chapters only, so there's not much to go on, though spy!Aristotle is definitely a good sign.
Honey Kids - A series about the marriage of teenagers, which her parents insist they not consummate and their school insists they have to keep secret. Two chapters only and it looks like the scanlators dropped it a couple years ago for good reason. Don't bother.
Last edited by pseudorandom; 02-20-2007 at 08:29 PM.
@any mod that happen to be passing through
can we have this stickied, so we don't lose this thread if or when a new batch of series get posted ? i miss the old new recommendation thread =\ should've copied down what people said
wow, you are uber. thanks for checking out all those series. Ciel sounds interesting, if only 'cause of possible shoujo-ai >D
i suggest you read the rules before you get hit by the banstick, lol
Honey Bitter - Psychic girl who's somewhat damaged by her abilities and a past relationship joins her aunt's security agency -- and finds herself working with both her ex and the cute boy she met in New York. Only two chapters, but so far the story's seems okay (even if the New York episode seems kinda random) -- and I'm really digging the art. Such clean lines. Pity the scanlation group went inactive.
Honeymoon Salad - A seinen love-triangle romance where that these two women are both involved with this schlub is actually made to work. With the bonus of being sympathetic to the predicament of all three parties.
Area88 - I didn't get beyond noticing old-school art, a blond Japanese fighter pilot flying combat missions for mercenaries in in north Africa, and rilly cheesy dialog before moving on. Someone who likes that sort of stuff will have to report on whether it's actually, yanno, any good.
Boys n Girl - Reverse-harem shoujo romance. Aria's father becomes the supervisor of a notorious boy's high school dorm, and she gets mixed up with the underclass basketball players. The bishies are scrumptious, but such total jerks I couldn't read more than a couple chapters. (Yeah, this is from the previous round -- I'm still catching up on those, too.)
Ban Hon Sa - I'm probably missing a lot by not being up on Korean folklore, but after a couple chapters, I'm completely lost. Is the rat really a tiger or the other way around? And why did it eat the mandrake root? And what kind of trouble is the human who gave it to him in now? (Another from previous round.)
uh, anyone know what hot milk is about???
From Manga-Updates: "Saruno runs a bodyguard service company with his assistant, but they hardly have any jobs. One day, a fateful encounter with a girl called Meruo started a whole series of interesting adventures."
(I haven't gotten to it myself, so can't say whether it's any good. Cover looks promising, but that means, well, nothing.)