It’s been over 3 months since we’ve released a chapter of “The Ghost Apartment Manager”. I’m sorry to the fans and myself. This is a special series and I think it’s probably our most underrated series. If you’ve never read this series, I suggest you give it a try. The first chapter is really depressing, but once you get past it, the fun begins. In this chapter we begin Crook’s arc. The chapters following this are beautifully drawn. I expect Crook’s arc will have a lot of emotional impact. We also learn some more about Leo’s death. I have this … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 8
This chapter bids a final farewell to Kyariko, raises questions about Leon’s true natural and status, and deals with Sekka’s emotions around Kyariko’s passing. It’s a nice transition to next ghost’s arc and as usual, the story thoughtfully and delicately deals with Sekka. He’s such a sweet boy. Onto the link!Link to “The Ghost Apartment Manager” chapter 7: (PDF) My Thoughts on the Chapter: I love that mangaka manages to make Sekka a full fledged emotional character without making him effeminate or super-aggressive. I completely understand why he became at shut-in. It can happen to sensitive people. Anyhow, Sekka is … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 7
This chapter closes out Kyariko’s story arc. I like they way this student teacher relationship is closed our, even though it’s bitter sweet. For those folks who were bugged by Kyariko, she’ll only appear now in the flashback. I’m currently mulling over chapter 7. Volume 2 of this series isn’t scheduled to be released until mid-September. The image quality of chapter 7 and chapter 8 from my copies of Princess magazine is dramatically lower than the other chapters from the books and the previous magazines. However chapters 9 – 11 have high quality. Should we wait for the tankoubon … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 6
The zip for this chapter is watermarked with the same big and annoying watermarks on “Junketsu + Kareshi” chapter 9. It seems that some folks haven’t gotten the message, so I have have to resume the watermarking. The PDF is clean, though. Those of you viewing the PDF on a mobile device or a tablet will not notice any degradation in image quality, however, some of you with PC’s connected to high resolution monitors will notice a decrease in image quality. On to the chapter! This chapter continues the Kyariko arc. In it we learn why she’s still bound to … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 5
Yep! We do have two releases today! I hope you all will take the time to read both “Yukarism” and “The Ghost Apartment Manager”. “The Ghost Apartment Manager” isn’t typical shoujo, but I hope if you’ve never read the series you will give it try, because it is a series with lots of heart and humor. Here’s a link to the first chapter. Chapter 4 involves dealing with the death of a pet. It may cause a few of you to sniffle. Personally, I always get a little misty whenever I see guys of any age cry. Anyhow, like … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 4
Here is the third installment of “The Ghost Apartment Manager”. In this chapter three new fun characters are introduced and immediately begin to torment poor Sekka. Haha! The apartment is getting more rambunctious ;p. This is also the beginning of the first story arc which revolves around the female character Kiyariko. Links to “The Ghost Apartment Manager” chapter 3: (Zip) (PDF) Spoiler Alert! Spoilers Ahead! My thoughts on the chapter: Turtle Symbolism — an anonymous reader wrote about turtle symbolism in a comment for “Kemono Kingdom: Zoo”. Considering that a turtle character has been introduced in this series, … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 3
Here is “The Ghost Apartment Manager” chapter 2. This is another introductory chapter. In chapter 3, things really get started with the introduction of a lot of characters and the general story mechanic. I think many of you will be surprised by the route the story will take because it seems so low key now. For now though, Sekka and his interactions with the two ghosts are lots of fun. Links to “The Ghost Apartment Manager” chapter 2: (Zip) (PDF) Spoiler Alert! Spoilers Ahead! My Thoughts on the Chapter: I really felt for Leo in this chapter. It’s hard … Continue reading "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 2
“The Ghost Apartment Manager” is a little different project than we usually take on. This series is about the friendship between two male protagonists and involves a bit of tragedy. And now for the links: Links to “The Ghost Apartment Manager” Chapter 1: (Zip) (PDF) My Thoughts on the Chapter: What attracted me to the story is the relationship between the two boys. Sekka is obviously emotionally stoppered and Leo seems to be one of those shallow happy-go-lucky guys with lots of acquaintances. Why are they friends? And how will they proceed in the situation they currently find themselves … Continue reading Series Debut: "The Ghost Apartment Manager"