Hi everyone, as long time readers may remember way back in Feburary I was planning on renaming a few of my columns to better match the content I was actually covering. Well introducing Sensate Saturday! It’s going to cover all of what I previously covered with Shoujo Saturdays, which was romance series, but this time I’m going to continue and go into pretty much any super deep and emotional series I watch or read.
Why the name Sensate Saturday?: Well for the longest time I really wanted to keep the alliteration of the double S for the column title and I was trying to come up with a word that would suit the column and my plans for it. That’s what took me so long, and why I kept stalling as I really didn’t want to go for the obvious, but terrible, choice of Sexy Saturday.
What does Sensate mean?: It’s definition is “perceiving or perceived by the senses” or as I’m using it here feelings, whether it be terror or love. It comes from the late latin word sensatus which meant “having sense” and the english word sense.
What’s up with the image above?: Oh that’s the teaser for next week’s series.
Shoujo Saturday is Dead! Long live Sensate Saturday!
That’s it for the this week, see you all next time!
This week for Shoujo Saturday I’m doing another quick review, something I’m really sorry for, but the rest of my backlog takes precedence over the material for Saturday at the moment. That being said expect a full review of this series sooner rather than later. It’s Bokura no Kiseki, or Our Miracle in English, by Natsuo Kumeta.
Plot Synopsis: Ever since he was a child, Minami Harusumi has been having recurring dreams and flashbacks of his past life as Veronica, a princess of a small country called Zerestria. Thinking that getting reincarnated is normal, he told his classmates about it and was promptly mocked.
Plot: The plot hook is great, and I’m really interested in reading this series. I just ran out of time to read it this week with everything I had going on.
Characters: Minami is an interesting main character and I want to learn more about his life as Veronica. So far the cast seems to be unimportant so far.
Artwork: The art is standard Josei material, but that doesn’t mean it’s average. It’s great, I just wish it had a little bit more distinct line work.
Overall: Give this series a read if you like reincarnation stories.
For those who like: Reincarnation Series, Magic, Fantasy, Josei.
This week for Shoujo Saturday I’m covering a series I enjoyed reading, although it’s not been finished and I had to stop reading it as my reading load was getting to be too much at the time. It’s Karneval by Tōya Mikanagi!
Plot Synopsis: Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country’s most powerful defense organization, “Circus”.
Plot: The plot is fairly interesting, and while I won’t go into specifics I really do enjoy the growth the characters show over the course of the chapters I read.
Characters: Of all the characters I like Yogi the best, probably because he’s just such an easy going guy. The rest of the cast is interesting, and while I can’t talk about them without spoilers I will say that they are all well developed rather well.
Art: The art for this series is standard Josei material, and while I say standard it really isn’t bad. If anything this series art quality is the benchmark I’ve set for Josei Manga series.
Overall: If you enjoy mysteries, action, adventures, interesting characters and plot you’ll love this series.
For those who like: Mysteries, Action, Adventures, Amazingly Deep Characters, Intriguing Plot, Lots of hot characters.