her, print her, she’s mad but she’s magic. there’s no lie in her fire. ~Charles Bukowski
She must be a demon. Or a creature of that sort. Just look at her characters’ eyes: they seduce you, they look through you, they hold such power on you once you cast your gaze upon them; they will haunt you. She knows how to handle words to crawl under your skin and raise your hair on the back of your neck and stab you in the heart. She can show you the darkness and the light, but mostly everything between. She is kind enough to not only make you feel a deep sorrow but also make you laugh and fill you with hope. She’s jack of all trades and master of all.
She is Kaori Yuki.
And this Manga Moveable Feast is going to be about her and the sprakling precious jewels her works are. She is famous for Angel Sanctuary and Count Cain, but she has written and drawn more than 15 stories from 1986 till today. Her stories are unique and not just pretty and gritty, so it’s a shame that when you open her entry in English Wikipedia there’s so little about her, and articles reviewing and discussing her manga are sparse in the English-speaking online sphere. Thus we wanted to create the opportunity for older fans to praise her worth as well for those who haven’t ever read her to explore her magical worlds.
The Kaori Yuki MMF will run from Saturday, 20th April through Friday, 26th April. Start (re)reading and get your fingers ready to type, your voice to speak and generally unleash your love and creativity!
We will accept submissions at ayame(dot)purpleris75(at)gmail(dot)com or tweet @FoxyLadyAyame. People without blogs can also contact us to get their opinion published. If you’ve already got a post on Kaori Yuki, send it over here to get it listed in the archives of this MMF.
Finally, after a long wait and a small delay, our ‘baby’ is here! Neko-kun has worked hard on making our first self-published book a reality, along with our friends’ support in editing. The outcome is very pleasing, if we are allowed to boast a little bit about it. It’s our love and fan labor of the last 2-3 years cherry-picked and beautifully repackaged.
It is designed as an introduction to our blog, but it will also find its use as a portfolio of both of us. And above all its a memento of our first steps in life as couple who enjoys almost the same hobbies and of our presence in the animanga-blogosphere. Be sure to take a look whether you are a new or older reader of the beautiful world. There are some things that aren’t in any of our posts here and which you’ll find only in this book. We hope you like it a lot! Perhaps you are even interested in obtaining a physical copy! For more details click on the image that redirects in our Travelog section.
And we wish to make one more announcement, an idea that was born just a few hours ago: we want to venture on the podcast/vlog world, too. It would be nice not only to try something new, but also bring different people together, discuss and present miscellaneous topics. And which topic wouldn’t be more appropriate for starters than fandoms itself? Please complete our survey here. This way we’ll collect some interesting material to talk about. Thanks in advance for your time!
Kashira, kashira, gozonji kashira? Spread the news! What are you waiting for!
Update: Our book is also published! You can order it and you’ll only have to pay your shipping costs. Donations are accepted, since it did cost us to print it; you can donate through paypal to the firstname.lastname@example.org adress.
Please take care of us this year, too!
Turning a new page here! The witch Kuranosuke has waved his magic wand and transformed the landscape. The unchangeable AMARS have brought a change with them and this new site is now much more otaku than before!
31.1.2010 was the first day we began talking and writing about our ‘travels’ in THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD. Three years later, we’ve been to even more fantastic places, we’ve tasted new joys, and we’ve grown up a lot. Continue reading