May 2022 media round-up

What I read/watched in May 2022.

I keep surviving but I'm not sure how. One of my colleagues commented on how I'm still smiling despite how screwed we are with work matters!


The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún #1-2 by Nagabe

Adrienne Beck (translation), Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane (adaptation), Lys Blakeslee (lettering and retouch), Karis Page (logo design), Nicky Lim (cover design), Shanti Whitesides and Jocelyne Allen (proofreader), Lissa Pattillo (production manager), Adam Arnold (editor-in-chief), Jason DeAngelis (publisher)

Interesting how the outsider is the most humanized thing because their eyeballs are shown and expressively, while most of the other humans do not. I still feel like they're too close in contact for comfort re: curse transfer possibility...

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Such cute moments and then such dark ones...

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Vol 2 had a lot of dark art and it was a bit harder to figure out what was happening, but overall there is a very plesant storybook illo quality to how the comic is done!

The Ancient Magus's Bride #1 by Kore Yamazaki

Adrienne Beck (translation), Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane (adaptation), Lys Blakeslee (lettering and layout), Nicky Lim (cover design), Shanti Whitesides and Lee Otter (proofreader), Lissa Pattillo (production manager), Adam Arnold (editor-in-chief), Jason DeAngelis (publisher)

IMO the cover doesn't do the interior linework justice! It's a strange story because the premise is quite terrible. It's about a girl getting...sold as slave and forced into a marriage with some creature—but she's just rolling with it? Definitely one of those stories where you have to suspend what you know of reality and accept stuff in their fictional world, where these practices are the norm.

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This lady seems very cool and I hope we see more of her.

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Cute dragons!!!!!!! The dragon tree scene made me cry.........................

Jujutsu Kaisen #2 by Gege Akutami

Stefan Koza (translation), Snit Ahaton (touch-up art & lettering), Shaw Carrico (design), John Bae (editor), Erika Onabe (consulting editor)

The author attempts to explain Gojo's infinite moves in freetalk so many times but keeps failing.

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Into this bear

Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto

Michael Arias (translation & english adaptation), Deron Bennett (touch-up art & lettering), Adam Grano (cover & graphic design), Mike Montesa (editor)

I feel like this is one of his stories that I actually felt like I had any grasp on. I was surprised that the cats were personified and thought they were all a bit creepy, like the stage show Cats, but overall I enjoyed this book. It felt very endearing.

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Haikyu #11 by Haruichi Furudate

Adrienne Beck (translation), Erika Terriquez (touch-up art & lettering), Fawn Lau (design), Marlene First (editor)

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Delighted at shrimp shirt

Always such good stuff happening in the the BGs.

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Perfect World #1 by Rie Aruga

Rachel Murakawa (translation), Thea Willis (lettering), Sara Linsley (additional lettering), Jesika Brooks and Tiff Ferentini (editing), Phil Balsman (cover design)

I picked this up because it's romance between a person who uses a wheelchair due to paralysis/injury and a person who is able bodied. I was a bit shocked that they went right into bed sores, but I suppose that was what they were going for. The main character is checking their own biases and rethinking the world, but I hope we get more of the guy's POV in later vols. I don't fully know why the gal is so into the guy yet!

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Venom: Let there be Carnage (2021)

I heard that they leaned into train wreck garbage man and alien bickering married couple, and indeed, it was exactly that.

Spiderman: No Way Home (2021)

I only watched 75% of this because I had to go do something else. It became like...Spidermen giving each other counselling. Dr. Strange is also becoming a mess.

Spy x Family #1 by Tatsuya Endo

Casey Loe (translation), Rina Mapa (touch-up art & lettering), Jimmy Presler (design), Amy Yu (editor)

This series is very up my alley, in that the characters have an exaggerated cool/proficient side to them and another side of them that is utterly stupid and kind of useless! The duality...yes...

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Anya is too precious

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