Oooooh, we’re getting close to the 200th post! And I’ve got something special planned that’s gonna rock your socks off it’s Mai the Psychic Girl. Sorry, couldn’t resist, it’s been a long time coming. Mai the Psychic Girl was, I believe, the first manga to be released in America, a fact I’ll be glad to repeat when the time for the post comes.
Now we’re doing this faux-review. It’s faux, folks, because I can’t really think about anything to say on “The Big Adventures of Majoko.” So I’ll be reviewing and filling you guys in about the haps simultaneously.
Majoko is a KIDS MANGA. You know, cute, silly, fun. That’s the first problem, because there’s a guaranteed formula already. We know that the human, Nana, who finds the witch Majoko’s book is not going to be mauled by ogres at the end of the chapter.
Nana’s fine, though. They could have made her overly shy or straightforward, but she seems more “kid-like” than the norm. I respect that. I do not, however, respect a few of these jokes.
Know what’s not a joke? THIS OCTOBER! Unlike last time, I actually have suitable horror manga in mind. Nothing is ever set in stone, but expect some works from Junji Ito, creator of my favorite horror manga, “Uzumaki”. Yeah, aside from that, only “Gyo” was released in the states, but I’m a cheater. Hellstar Remina? YES. Some of the anthology works? POSSIBLY COUNT ON IT. Maybe even a manga about his cats? Uhhhh, DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME?
Eh, the jokes in Majoko are kinda freaking hilarious. Yeah, clumsy segue. I’m surprised, because for a kid’s manga (not that kid’s = bad) it really does have some on-the-nose laughs.
Every story is Dragon Tales. You know, Emi and Max are fighting, they go to Dragon Land, and the dragons also learn a lesson about fighting. Or a hot-tubbing walrus. Again, forgiven because of target audience.
Plus, there’s really no threat. There’s a Little Mermaid story, but it was all a test. The guy stealing rainbows? He was liberating them! And stealing them. Although at the end of volume one, the girls and their magic friends wind up in… the past, I think? Or an alternate dimension, possibly. Oh, the first volume ends on a cliffhanger… but there’s five volumes in the US! Hazzoo! I might get more one day!
Not blown away with my promise of Ito? No worries! Portus is on the list as well! I keep all of my “to be reviewed” manga in the front of my bookshelf and store them in the back once completed! AND I CANNOT WAIT TO PUT PORTUS IN THE BACK. It stares at me always.
|Five guesses which one it is. TIME’S UP IT’S THE RED ONE.|
Oh, and R.I.P. and Doll and Dolls and Yurara are all good Halloween manga. Chobits, not so much.We might even get to Hino Horror’s Bug Boy, a meaner version of Metamorphosis, for kids! YAY!