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  • May 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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    HAH! When I read these kinds of Mangas, I’m continuously reminded of Twilight, which was a hit with the female reading crowd, despite it pissing off everybody else who was interested.

    Vampire Knight is basically Twilight with less sparkly vampires, but more wistful-looking vampires instead, and a “heroine” who has her own “reverse harem” despite never actually doing anything.

    Hot Gimmick is as addictive as Twilight, but made even worse, in that the main romance is an AWFUL jerk, and the heroine is a total wallflower. And yet, once you start reading, you CAN’T STOP. At the end, I felt like this comic:
    http://lucylou.livejournal.com/566295.html

    I haven’t read much of Black Bird, but from the scant preview I saw in Shojo Beat, it seems to be another one of those Mangas where the male lead seems predestinied to take control over the woman’s life. Whatever happened to sharing and making decisions together??

    The last one, In the Name of the Flower is the one I know the least about. Having not read a single page of it, and being hard-pressed to decipher your description of the series, I’ll refrain from making any further snide remarks. After all, it might be worth reading. Of course, psycho crazy batshit insane lovers make for good reading, even if you wouldn’t want to be in the same room as them when they’re angry. (This seems to be a reoccurring theme with Beauty & the Beast overtones)

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