Kinokuniya blues… yet again.

Bah, Kinokuniya really has a spell on me. Went there and ordered Negima OAD 3 and bought The Record of a Fallen Vampire Vol.4 and The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross (my guilty shoujo pleasure). Did I mention I also blew RM 100 on lunch earlier at Traders Hotel nearby? Well, the Hokkaido scallops were worth it…. :D

I have got to say though, Record of a Fallen Vampire is shaping up to be one of the best vampire manga I’ve read. Starting from vampire vs human vs dhampir, it sprung a huge twist involving foreign invaders, making it one of the best pageturners I’ve had in a while. I already can’t wait for the next volume even as soon as I’ve finished the one I just bought.

I’m also quite liking the complicated and mysterious backstory revolving around RotFV’s “hero”, Akabara Strauss and his relationships with his Queen, Adelheid, and Bridget, who used to look up to him as a father-figure. The story just keeps throwing surprising revelations around it making another important plot line to follow alongside the main one in the present. The presentation of both plotlines also intertwine very well, with neither affecting each other too much.

The next volume seems to finally focus on that backstory as well, as the main plot in the present takes a bit of a break from the action that was continuously going on since the beginning. I do really want to know what happened that lead to Akabara to betray his people and go on a 1000-year quest for revenge.

Right, I’ll end the promotional blurb for RotFV here (which was actually the point of this post anyways). I can hear my wallet lamenting now on how I am gonna explain this dire financial situation I’m facing right now…

11 Comments

  1. Steven Den Beste Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 5:40 am

    Sorry for asking, but what does “RM” stand for?

  2. Cat Megex Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    Unrelated to this blog entry in particular, but: blah, what happened to the Hayate anison cover CD that was supposed to have Shizuka Itou singing Cruel Angel’s Thesis? Didn’t come out the 14th, to my knowledge, and the HiNA album that came out the 25th doesn’t have it either.

  3. Hirohata Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    @Steven Den Beste
    RM is Ringgit Malaysia, the Malaysian currency~

    Anyways, that’s one heck of a lunch you had there Kurogane ^^ I wish I had that kinda money to spend on food. However there’s this part of me that’s intending to starve just to get a new laptop…

  4. Fayted Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 9:09 am

    Yea Record of the Fallen Vampire has to be one of the best if not the best vampire manga I’ve read. Never really heard much about it, but I came across it by chance and I was hooked. Volume 4 from what I remember was great so I hope you enjoy it.

  5. guy from san francisco and is happy he lives near japan town Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    hahaha. yeah, kinokuniya’s prices have been jacked up lately. i went there every tuesday to get some haruhi nendroid figures and lost every cent in my wallet. oh, and i bought a code geass phone strap too. it was friggin five dollars! the ones you get in the token machines are only one dollar!

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    @Cat Megex: It’s been delayed, last I heard. I’m also eagerly waiting for it.

    @Hirohata: Went with friends. Didn’t want to be left out so yeah.

  7. thejuggernaut Said,

    February 26, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

    nooooo….. that is an awesome manga… still waiting for scanslators….

  8. Asrialys Said,

    February 27, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    Haha, now that I got volumes 23-25 of Negima in Japanese, should I listen to the evil completist side of me and get the rest. Once I start, I may not stop, regardless of funds.

    *peers at up-to-date collection of Japanese Rozen Maiden (with box and new volume) and Shugo Chara LE manga*

    Or should I twist the logic and say that this is a complete Ala Alba OVA set…

  9. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    February 28, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    Kurogane, when will you released the sub episode of Negima OAD for 2 & 3? I had been waiting since you had just only sub the first episode.

  10. Kraiel Said,

    February 28, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    Where has your Irc channel gone i went to see it and its gone?
    where is it and your files on the web where are they as well?

  11. Haesslich Said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

    Hina’s birthday, anyone?

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