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Oofuri 55 [Mar. 26th, 2008|09:55 pm]
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makaioh
So, yeah... umm...

OK this has nothing to do with 55, honest, but one time (my friend told me this) my friend's mom was drunk, and they were tellin her some crappy thing their retail manager did to them that day, and she replied "Well that's just fucky."
lol.


SO, LIEK, TER WAS NO HAMADA. BECAUSE I NEVAR DID GO BACK AND DO A PROPER HAMADA POST FOR CHAPTER 54.

BUT THERE WAS LOTS OF KILLA-T

lots and lots. Lots!!! And what sucks is that I'm pretty clear on everything him and Bitch-Kazu were talking about but then I got confused when he was talking to Roka, and that was the important bit!! Oh he pwnd this episode so hard, cuddly Killa-T. And his adorable parents. And did you see Roka fawning? Or not. What about ALL THOSE BOYS SLEEPING ON THE TRAIN OR BUS OR WHATEVER, did you see that?! Here I'll show you:



HOW'S THAT FOR CUDDLY!!!!!!!! They're so cute. I hate Higuchi for making a whole Takeshi chapter, because I really was ready to say goodbye to this fandom, because I thought Bijou was over. But... it was like... A WHOLE CHAPTER OF KILLA-T. Pretty much anyway. And some kind of HanaTaji moment and Abe is injured still.

Kazu sucks. Here's an example.



Can you tell I changed some stuff? Whatever, that's verbatim! But, the truth is, this manga is shojo. Killa-T? He's a shojo heroine. I'm guessing! If he's the shojo heroine, who he has a crush on? It's Takumi. Takumi thinks he's real nice, but he's not really interested in that kind of thing yet... or is he? At any rate, he (Killa-T) can't get that last kokuhaku of Yano's out of his mind...



Meanwhile, Roka wishes he could have the lovely and talented Killa-T, without realizing that Takii is dreaming of him on the bus. I don't feel like putting a picture of that here, but if you read the chapter, you'll know what I meant.

Unbeknownst to Bijou, Kazu had an epiphany in which he realizes that Shingo will never truly be his. On account of the Yarashingo-ness, and because Kazu is a whiner.

St00pit shojo baseball manga!! What the hell! I'm confused D: I don't know whether I like it or not D: If it's gonna be shojo, can we at least have more BL crack and less angst! And plushies! Moar plushies!! Bijou plushies!! Killa-T and Takumi plushies! And I'm gonna make 'em kiss!
I'm not insanedrop trou!

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From:leviosa8
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 04:01 am
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I LOVED Takeshi's evolution until this chapter. It was amazing. He was like the main character of the series, here.

At some points I was confused about Roka and Takii and the flashbacks, which I didn't need, btw, because I couldn't care less about them. And I don't understand why Takii asked Roka to be his assistant coach... There was something about his shoulder, but I don't get why it had to be right after losing O__o

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From:makaioh
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 04:38 am
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Yeah this is one of those times when me saying "He's the main character!" isn't an exaggeration XD

Earlier in the match there was a segment where I think it was Roka was telling Kazu about how they teamed up to coach Bijou after it became apparent they couldn't continue yakyuu because of injuries... but I'm sure I'm not remembering everything correctly....
I have no idea why that story, which was already discussed once, had to be told again and in full flashback. Except that their discussion has something to do with Takeshi. But I don't see how it does, but I also didn't follow the whole thing because I didn't look up all the kanji I didn't know.

i love your icon XD


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From:aflyingteapot
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 04:51 am
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YES, TAKESHI, HE WAS THE PROTAGONIST!!
The bus, SO CUTE X3

I'm definitely signing the petition to have Bijou plushies >o< !!

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From:makaioh
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 05:22 am
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HE WAS. It was awesome! ♥

If petitions could convince the powers that be to make Bijou plushies, we would still make them kiss XD


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From:rainy_takako
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 06:28 am
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NOOO YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE FANDOM, VAL. I will crai. Nobody else understands me about like, uh, 5 million things. Especially the "I like other teams better than Nishiura" thing.

SHINGO WILL ALWAYS BE TOO GOOD/YARASHII FOR KAZU, AND KAZU IS A WHINER. *kicks him*

I hope Abe doesn't play in the Newcomer games. Oofuri needs to stop sucking and give me moar Sensei.


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From:makaioh
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 12:54 pm
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BUT THIS MANGA
IT IS BAD D:

I was about to reply on your post then I thought maybe I should keep my nasty thoughts in my own blog... the art is bad! the characters start off somewhat interesting but if everything has to be spelled out (which it has been lately) it's boring! the plot is boring! Maybe Higuchi doesn't realize what she does that makes characters interesting. Or maybe I don't. Maybe I only like marginally defined characters so I can make them do what I want. I was reading you and Levi's exchange about how the Bijou charas aren't as robust as previous characters, but I guess I like 'em that way. Really I just want 100% of the characterization to come from within the match, not before/after/flashbacks. Higuchi is kinda bad about the flashbacks and inner thoughts....

WHY THE HELL DOES SHE SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON KAZU SUCKING, AND SPORTS MEDICINE. This manga. It is bad!

Not only you like other schools, but you also know how to appreciate "side characters". Even tho they don't seem like side characters. I really need to do another Hamada spaz post. It's been a long time.

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From:rainy_takako
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 07:01 pm
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I-It didn't.. used to be... so bad? ;______;

I honestly don't know what the fuck Higuchi thinks she's doing anymore. Oofuri is really popular in Japan still so maybe she got that shonen-manga mindset where she drags things out horribly while the fandom just stays attached. Flashbacks and stuff are BLAH. I'm not really complaining so much about the characters themselves but just the way Higuchi pulled it off seemed bad to me.

I wish I could argue with you when you say that it's bad. But I really do think that it's bad, NOW. I don't think that it was always bad though.

Anyway yeah, even though the recent chapters have been sucking I hope you still want to help me out with vol. 9 translation...? Please? *sob*

Next chapter is do-rag Hamada \o\

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From:makaioh
Date:March 28th, 2008 - 01:29 pm
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I don't see it's popularity like you do. But, I've seen the rest of Afernoon, and there's no way Oofuri is bad enough to get cancelled. And when I say that I'm not complimenting Oofuri at all ¬¬ It's like any moron with a pencil can get published...

Didn't the magazine say vol 10 is due out in May? Or was that a dream?

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From:rainy_takako
Date:March 29th, 2008 - 07:32 am
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I just know that the tanks sell a lot in Japan and there's a pretty good following with all the events and stuff. The English fandom is still small and I like it that way.
But yeah the other series in Afternoon are all suckage IMO.

Yeah, it said Vol. 10 is out at the end of May.





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From:yukitsu
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 11:23 am
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I SQUEALED SO HARD WHEN I SAW THE SLEEPING PICZ, I DUNNO WHY. B|

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From:makaioh
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 12:56 pm
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BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO CUDDLE. CUDDLY BOYS = YEY!

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From:yukitsu
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 01:05 pm
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THAT IS TRUE. WHERE'S MY HEAD -- SHOULDER ACTION, HIGUCHI?


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From:shiro_ken
Date:March 27th, 2008 - 02:53 pm
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I somewhat got the gist of what was going on but still so confused! I noticed a lot of Kazu in this chapter and I was like makaioh will not be pleased hahaha! It's like Kazu is becoming the main character since he's been in a lot of the chapters recently. I don't know I find it annoying in a way!

Besides that I kind of went aww when I saw bijou all sleepy on the bus or whatever. Where's the cuddly action?! XD

Anywho the chapter could have been better I think. I wanted more Nishiura action! /sob

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From:makaioh
Date:March 28th, 2008 - 01:41 pm
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Yeah there's been too much Kazu! And he's not even being a nice or interesting character D:

I wanted more cuddling on the bus, but I can use my imagination ^^ But you are right, it wasn't a very good chapter. I hope the next one is better and has Hamada in it XD