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Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Just Another Manga Monday: Skip Beat 28 by Yoshiki Nakamura

Well, it is a Monday, but it is also a holiday which actually makes today Sunday.  At least, that is how it works out in my twisted little mind.  I now have to think about work, well, getting stuff ready for work as I have been out of the office now for 5 days.  I work from home on Thursdays and Fridays.  I didn't have much of a weekend, though, as I  worked overtime on Saturday and Monday.  When not working this weekend, I was at the storage facility or going through boxes back home.

The point of all this, if there really is one, is that while I do not have the normal Monday blues, I still have the blues as I didn't have do anything memorable for this Memorial Day weekend.  I feel like summer is over now and it went out with a sigh, not a bang. 

In between working and dealing with boxes, I was desperately trying to finish reading Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (again) as I should be getting Enshadowed this coming week.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

And since it is Monday and still a blah day with blah weather and now driving to work looming over me, I figured I would talk about one of my favorite mangas, Skip Beat.

Book Description (From Amazon):
Publication Date: July 3, 2012 | Series: Skip Beat (Book 28)
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated teen.
Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he's casting her out now that he's famous! Kyoko won't suffer in silence--she's going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Ren’s new roles are dredging up old memories best left buried, and he’s having trouble dealing with the emotional turmoil. But the President was right when he claimed Kyoko was Ren’s good luck charm. Will her strange but good-natured ways be enough to keep him from his own darkness?

My Review:
This issue was like watching an episode of Dark Shadows where the pacing is really slow, nothing happens, but then at the end you get a hint that Quentin might turn into a werewolf. Well, it was like that.  Not a lot happened.

Basically the entire issue was about Ren practicing a driving stunt for his new movie and then actually executing the scene with another driver and Kyoko worrying about the fact that Ren is doing his own stunt driving. She worries about him throughout the entire volume. When there is an accident on the set, Kyoko can't help but leave the set of her own television show to find out what happened on the set of Ren's movie.

Not much happens, but the incident at the set is dredging up memories for Ren. Dark memories he had thought were buried. Just exactly what is it that happened in Ren's past that he can't forgive himself for? I know I can't wait to find out.

Volume 29 is due out October 2.

1 comment:

  1. Still not sold on manga....but love your comparison to Dark Shadows! :)