Did I mention I finally got to finish Kodocha
on any given message board? Or did I only froth at the mouth about it over aim....the latter sounds more correct.
Yeah, so, got the rest of it, none of them have the stupid giant red Tokyopop logo on it either which is super, and while I don't normally tend to like manga, Kodocha won my heart over. For anyone who has seen the anime, the manga is pretty much all drama, comedy is minimal at best and used sparingly. And that bat thing? Doesn't exist. Characters are great and I loved them all as I'm sure you can hazard a guess from what has been my Kodocha avvy on ANN for a while. However, and this isn't the first shojo to do this, but the last volume kinda left me wanting. Actually, let me make a quick list of shojo who's last volume did not leave me going a bit "oh....that's it?": Banana Fish.....*snaps fingers in a "trying to think" way*...yeah, just Banana Fish, all the other shojo I have read made me go "darn, it was so good up until the sudden ending. Or in some cases the complete ass pull endings that made me go "....whaaaaat? where did that logic come from?". So, Kodocha just feel into a "that was a bit rushed" feeling, it wasn't bad, but it just wasn't as good as the rest of it. But volumes 1-9 were freakin' sweet! It never got too meldodramatic for me and it was sweet and innocent while still dealing some tough situations on the cast romantically. And thank god this wasn't a zany comedy, the manga was the perfect drama+romance+smidgen of occasional comedy and based on the first two episodes of the anime, inserting comedy where they was none before in an environment where it worked perfectly without it is a terrible terrible idea. Definitely read the manga on this one for it was excellent
. And I read the side story, which was of the movie that they made in series, it's a nice touch but nothing essential, but I mostly read it to enjoy myself with a :3 face anyway. Did I mention how immensely I disliked the anime adaptation? It's probably fine if not epic if you've never read the manga, but, to someone who has it's damn near nigh unwatchable.