Manga From The Library #FridayReads

Today I went to the library to pick up my hold: the first Oh My Goddess! manga. This is one of my favorite anime of all time (if not my favorite), and I couldn’t even try to come up with an excuse not to have read it all these years.

The only downsides are:

  1. It’s in western format, with pages from left-to-right, instead of right-to-left. Didn’t check inside yet to see if the pages are inverted, to also be read left-to-right;
  2. I couldn’t find the second volume at the library system. Maybe they don’t have it anymore. But at least I know they have other volumes.
Oh My Goddess! Vol1 – Wrong Number

I also saw this book, Tokyo Fashion City: A Guide to Tokyo’s Trendiest Fashion Districts, and decided to borrow it too. Even if I’m not going to read the whole thing, at least it’ll be cool to see the pictures and read some parts.

Tokyo Fashion City

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Waiting on Wednesday (May 2)

Another Waiting on Wednesday for you. This time with From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart”, by Mari Okada, a Japanese screenwriter. I’m not usually interested in non-fiction, especially autobiographies, but I’m kinda curious about this one. You can buy it on Amazon, of course.

From the writer of “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” and “The Anthem of the Heart” comes the next expressive tale of the fight against one’s own demons.

Mari Okada grew up in rural Chichibu, a truant for most of her adolescent life. She observed school life from afar, often refusing to leave the confines of her room. But with the fateful encounter of a visiting school teacher, Okada found a way through the echelons of school using her untapped skill of turning words on a page into a unique voice that truly captured the essence of youthful spirit.

From her own personal desires to leave home and find a place in “the world outside,” Okada came face-to-face with her own anxiety and let her stories speak out on her behalf of her struggles to truly find peace with the world around her.

“From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to ‘Anohana’ and ‘The Anthem of the Heart'” is a gripping autobiography that details the not-so-succesful life of one of anime’s biggest