Books Wrap Ups

March Manga Wrap Up

April 8, 2020
March Manga 2020

This is part two of my March Wrap Up, the manga. I hadn't realised how much I'd read until I pulled them out of my 'month-end' box. It was never-ending, I thought it'd been replaced by Mary Poppins' bag at first. I made a promise to myself at the start of the year that I was going to read more of my manga. I have a slim Billy Bookcase full and very few read. I wanted to get through some of the ones I have, catch up on series and then I could remain up to date with my favourites. I certainly stuck to that this past month.

Seraph of the End Volume Seventeen

Seraph of the End Volume Seventeen

I've been catching up with this series since last year and it remains one of my favourites. The cast of characters is massive, confusing at times but being seventeen volumes in so far I've got a good grasp of everyone. Even now we're still finding out more about the characters, learning about their backgrounds in time with them. In every volume, the stakes are always so high. You never know what's going to happen.

Rating: 4/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Seraph of the End Volume Eighteen

Seraph of the End Volume Eighteen

The final volume for now anyway, the next volume, nineteen, is due out in July and I'm so excited. The cover on it is gorgeous, it reminds me of the Sword Art Online covers, very whimsical. This one ended on a cliff hanger, I'm talking hanging on by my fingernail. That kind of cliff hanger. I need to know what's going to happen next. I'm scared of what's going to happen to my favourites. Without question, this is one of the best volumes of this series.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

That Sky Blue Feeling Volume One

That Sky Blue Feeling Volume One

One of, if not the sweetest set of characters I've read in recent years. I'd picked up this series recently after hearing so many people squee over it. I was in the mood for fluff, fun lighthearted fluff. I don't think you can ever go wrong with that in a manga. Part of my attraction to this series was the covers too, I admit it. They're just so aesthetically pleasing. I found the introduction to the life of an LGBTQ man in Japan really interesting. There seemed to be a bit of a stigma around being gay but one of the main characters, Noshiro, always calls people out for their treatment of the other main character Sanada. Their friendship was so heartwarming.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

That Sky Blue Feeling Volume Two

That Sky Blue Feeling Volume Two

I adored this volume just as much as the first. Sanada continued to open up to those around him, including his childhood friend Ayumi. The concept of unrequited crushes was also explored which I really enjoyed. Ayumi had a crush on Sanada that he didn't handle particularly well and accepted his wrongs whilst apologising to her. Then Noshiro experienced being the subject of a crush, something he said earlier had never happened. A younger male student Makoto was besotted with him. Noshiro was so gracious and sweet about it all. He's such a wonderful character if a little bit clueless. I love this series.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

 

That Sky Blue Feeling Volume Three

That Sky Blue Feeling Volume Three

I'm so so happy with how this series ended, it's only three volumes and whilst yes I do wish there were more it was a perfect little self-contained story. There wasn't a definitive resolution per se but a lot of hope was suggested. Sometimes that's more satisfying as you can make up your mind about how your favourite characters ended up. I'd be quite excited to have a series that's perhaps a year down the kine from this last one. See how things have changed.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Three

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Three

Another favourite series of mine that has perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing covers I've ever seen. They look amaaaazing all together. The dynamic of this series is so fun. Noe is a vampire currently helping Vanitas, a human to free vampires of a curse that's blighting them. They turn feral, uncontrollable but not of their own volition. They have their true names taken from them. I love how Noe and Vanitas interact with each other. They bicker like an old married couple.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Four

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Four

I find it so clever how each volume of this series expands the world slowly. In this one, we enter the catacombs under Paris and learn more about a group called the Chasseurs. Along with world expansion, each book adds a piece to the puzzle of why the vampires are turning feral and becoming curse bearers. Yet, with each piece added the puzzle seems to get even bigger and more questions appear. I feel like this could go on a la Fairy Tail for sixty-odd volumes.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Five

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Five

I really loved this volume, for all the reasons I've mentioned previously but also for the inclusion of The Beast of Gevaudan. I had to research it for my dissertations as it had parallels to the Little Red Riding Hood story. I'm hoping that this is a theme that continues, well-known creatures and beasts popping up throughout the series. We learned a lot more about Jeanne which I loved. She's been an enigma from the moment she was introduced.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Six

The Case Study of Vanitas Volume Six

I'm now up to date...for now. The next volume is due out in June. Not long to wait really! Which is just as well considering how this one ended. Battling the Beast of Gevaudan took its toll, Noe and Vanitas were both injured. Noe was taken back to the D'Apchier house and Vanitas was nursed back to health by Jeanne. We find out of Chloe's story and how the black demon thing, Naenia has a link to Noe. I'm so excited to continue this series. I will admit, I'm not sure why Astolpho, the Chasseur is on the front cover. It's gorgeous but a little odd.

Rating: 5/5

I have a full review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

 

Those are the mangas I read in March!

What have you been reading lately?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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