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Tsuki no Shippo and my next project~

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 5:18 PM
I have been slacking on costume making recently because I found myself busy reading manga!

I finished reading many series this past couple of weeks because most of them have less than 5 volumes. But then I came across an older series titled Tsuki no Shippo (or Tail of the Moon in English). This series has 15 volumes which I initially thought were too much for me to read. I don't usually pay attention to ninja stories but before I knew it I already got hooked.



I had been sooooo addicted to this wonderful story that I finished reading it in 3 nights. It was a really awesome and lovely manga - definitely one of my favorites! I experienced a lot of emotion just by reading it. It made me laugh, cry, flip out, and kept me on the edge of my chair. There are lots of drama too. I was very satisfied with the way things turned out.

I like all the characters, even Ranmaru <3. I just couldn't bring myself to hate him even though he is a major villain. I like that he's an charismatic and multi-dimensional character. I actually felt bad for him in the end. I gotta love how Ueda Rinko drew Ranmaru. KyAAAAaaaaaaa~ It made my kokoro go doki doki. I'm such a sucker for 黑長直 (black long straight hair). XD

I love the historical backdrop of ninjas in the Japanese "Warring States" of 16th century so much that I went on to read many other articles about the people and events in this Era. I mean… I studied Japanese history in high school but I've never given much thoughts about the time of samurai and ninja and conflict across the land before.

I've read this manga twice now, and it was just as good the second time around! If you ever want to read an amazing historical fiction with comedy and drama, I definitely recommend Tsuki no Shippo!

Alright~ I have spent enough time on reading manga. I should go back to the sewing table before I start reading another manga series again.

My next project is Hana/Geisha Luka. I know I previously mentioned I wouldn't make this. But James said if I make this he'll get high score in his GMAT exam! And while I'm still in the mood for historical Japanese stuff, this kimono-inspired silhouette seems somewhat fitting. I'm planning to debut it at the New York Comic Con in October.



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Tyresa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
all the more reason to attend NYCC! I'll definitely be able to come down to the city that weekend cuz I have an apartment there, but i don't know if i can afford the ticket price for NYCC. i'm not as motivated to buy it because i don't have any close friends going with me, and i'm only interested in the anime stuff :3 would you be cosplaying outside the convention center as well?
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Luvnatsu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe... depending on the weather and the costume. I mainly go to NYCC to hang out with friends anyway. The exhibition halls were always crowded and I was never into the events that happened there. This year I wanted to go to Yu Asakawa's panel but I have to work on Friday. :(

Unlike you, I'll have to commute from NJ because the hotels near Javits Center are just so expensive!
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Tyresa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I decided not to go after all.

I'm going to Japan next month, and hopefully will get a new cosplay there ^^ and I want to go to a cat cafe because your pics from Miao Club were sooooo cute ^___^ it's a shame there are no anime concerts or events going on at the time. have you ever been to Japan?
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Luvnatsu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's alright. There are better cons out there. ;)

I went to Japan once when I was a kid... probably too young to really appreciate the trip. I'm hoping to go back next year though. Which part(s) of Japan will you be visiting?
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xxayaneko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
(it's Tyresa, got a new DA :3) hope you had a good time! Looking forward to your pics from the con =]

I'm just going around the wards/districts of Tokyo. Hopefully will get to experiencing the parks, shopping, local food/bars, karaoke, onsen, and museums (^▽^)
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Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I love that Luka design<3
I haven't read that manga, I should give it a try~
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Luvnatsu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm still trying to refrain myself from reading it again! :eager:
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m0narch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice costume design :) Looking forward to seeing it!
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Luvnatsu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yea the Vocaloids have too many nice costumes!
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