Apr 26, 2012

Early Reader Review: FLCL Omnibus by Gainax

FLCL (Omnibus)FLCL Omnibus by Hajime Ueda
Available: May 16th, 2012
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Background: From the Publisher “The complete FLCL manga adaptation--now with bonus color illustrations and remastered story pages! In this surreal sci-fi romp, a sullen Japanese boy finds himself in the middle of an interstellar conspiracy. As his home life unravels, a sexy space assassin becomes his family maid, and his own head becomes a portal for armed robots. Life as he knows it is quickly falling apart, and Ueda doesn’t know who’s friend or foe! One thing’s for certain--he has to grow up quick and save his hometown, whether he wants to or not!”

Review: I absolutely LOVE FLCL (Fooly Cooly)! I watched the Anime/ Adult Swim versions, and this complete set of the manga series with illustrations and color pictures is amazing. The story line is so funny, a random girl on a Vespa runs over a kid (Naota), then becomes his family maid and all hell breaks loose around him. Not to mention Mamimi, who is a pyromaniac and animal collector who is obsessed with Naota’s brother and never leave Naota alone. The armed robots plot line is great just because it is so random and funny. If you haven’t read these or seen the show…please do it!

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Apr 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #5

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I am waiting on:
The City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, Mortal Instruments #5

Goodreads Synopsis:
"The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series."

Expected Release: May 8th, 2012
What are you waiting on?