Moyoco Anno Manga Moveable Feast: Roundup Two

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Today is the second Moyoco Anno Manga Moveable Feast roundup!

Except, it appears as though the only new Feast content was posted here at Experiments in Manga. I took a look at the first volume of Happy Mania, which was the very first manga by Anno to be published in English. I also posted a review of Flowers & Bees, Volume 1, which was the first seinen series that Anno created as well as the second of her series to be translated into English.

Although the two series are definitely their own works, they do share many similarities: rude and raunchy humor that can be a little harsh, absurd and ridiculous characters and situations, and protagonists who both have terrible luck when it comes to love, just to mention a few. I enjoy both series immensely, but I can more closely identify with Komatsu from Flowers & Bees than I can with Shigeta from Happy Mania. Interestingly enough, Anno mentioned in an interview that Komatsu was the character of hers who most closely reflected her own personality and experiences.

So, that’s where things are with the Feast at the moment. I have posts planned for the rest of the week, but I’m looking forward to reading others’ even more. And if I’ve missed any contributions, please let me know so that I can add them to the next roundup and to the archive!

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