*:・゚✧Manga Spotlight: Earthian is a Classic BL You Have to Experience

It’s present day, and Archangel Michael is fed up with the pathetic development of the human species. The angels, in their world high above ours, have been given the choice between destroying or preserving humanity. This will be decided by having “Plus Checkers” looking for good points and “Minus Checkers” looking for bad points, and whichever finds 10,000 points first decides the outcome. Chihaya and Kagetsuya are angels who have known each other since their days at military school in Eden, and having taken up opposing sides of this “good vs. bad points” checking system, are teamed together during their stay on Earth.

However, Chihaya is unusual even by angelic standards—he has black hair, eyes and wings. He’s one-of-a-kind, unusually powerful in spite of his naive demeanor (much to Kagetsuya’s dismay), but set apart from his angel kin…until the Black Cancer strikes the heavenly population, darkening the wings and hair of its victims before spiraling them down into painful death. Tension builds among the angels and between Chihaya and Kagetsuya in particular, and it looks as if the secrets to the salvation or destruction of both Earth and Eden may lie with Chihaya himself.

From MAL

Written by Yun Kōga
Published by Shinshokan
English publisher BLU
Volumes 5

This might sound like such a simple story of angels and plus and minus checking, but the truth is there a an incredible depth to the story, to the narrative it tells.

Homosexual love is just one, extinction of animals, global warming, predujice, racism, they’re all talked about, approached with such a sensitivity. Yun Kouga comes from a place that clearly says she is passionate about these themes, and how she delivers them poignantly.

This is both a dreamers tale and a rude awakening to those that look away from reality.

This is no common manga, and it is exactly for that reason that it stands out and is one of my favorites ever.

Chihaya matures throughout the work, just like the manga delves deeper into harder themes like human experiences, androids, sin, incests, death.

Chihaya and Kagetsuya are both such beautiful and flawed characters, and their slow descent to Love that transcends their capabilities of holding back from expressing it is riveting, emotional.

When they have sex it’s beautiful, it’s ethereal, it’s beyond this world, it is treated delicately and the transitions and the panels are so gorgeous.

I love this era of her artwork, before her art changed to more deformed like in Loveless, you can tell its age, and such a bold story to tell.

When Chihaya tries to atone for his “sin”, as perceived by Eden, in order to protect Kagetsuya I just. 😭

I don’t have enough words, really. My heart goes out for him, and for Kagetsuya. It also reminds me that Chihaya has a beautiful, caring, loving soul, and it’s why he’s still trying to help his fellow angels from the Black Cancer.

Earthian doesn’t follow just them two either, the cast is big. In particular, Taki’s tale is beautiful, sad and its message is so important. What DOES make one human? Our infinite capacity for hatred? For evil? For disregard of life and the planet without qualms? Or is it love, affection, passion, tears?

You’ll also get to know why Michael and Raphael appear so much throughout the story, and the true purpose of the angels, and the minus and plus checking.

Earthian does in 4 volumes what 100+ chapter series can never hope to achieve, it is not about quantity, it is about impact, the approach and the hand behind it. Yun Kouga has a sensibility that shines through, and she never makes a single story throughout this series that isn’t relevant, interesting or poignant.

It all culminates about war, about justice, about what is right and wrong, and who has the right to decide extinction, death for a large group of beings? Who has given us, or any other creature, such power or right?

And don’t let this work deceive you, this is not the common “all male” cast, in fact the strongest characters are the females, and there’s a lot of them. I find I can’t hate any of them, not just because they’re strong, emotionally or physically, but because Yun Kouga shows both sexes being what they’re, flawed. There is no “all girls are evil”, or bitches, nor all the guys falling into it. Let’s just say this isn’t a manga with tropes.
If you don’t choke up, cry or feel emotional by the end of Earthian, then it’s message of love is not for you. Because that’s what the message is in this series, love for family, love for mankind, love for animals and species, love for the planet and universe. And maybe it sounds cliche, but trust me that the way it is delivered and executed does it in the best way.

This is pretty angsty in the second half but it’s because the subjects it broaches are darker and harder, so it figures.

I really do advise everyone to read this if this sounds like something you’d like to. I find you can’t go wrong with Earthian, but it’s so unique there isn’t many mangas like it, so it isn’t a mainstream work. It’s thought provoking, and subversive, so get on it because we need more works like this.

Have you read this title yet? Is your opinion different? Or did you feel the same as me? What was your first experience with Yun Korea? I’m curious, tell me all!

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Christmas DlC 30% Off and New Route Incoming for Ray in Mystic Messenger

Cheritz has come out with some good news, so I figured I’d make a post about it in case yall didn’t pay attention or didn’t see it 🙆

First let’s talk about what they’ve added that’s already available.

There’s a new feature when you login on the game where you receive messages from one of the characters, they’re christmas themed and can only be seen for this period of time 😉

Second, Christmas DlC from 2016 is back and 30% off for those that haven’t bought it yet. Sadly, I’ve long bought it so I can’t take advantage. It’s a good deal for all the new players though! 👌

I’m a bit bummed they aren’t going to add another Christmas story, but at least it shows Cheritz isn’t just trying to milk the players 😄

Now for the important and very needed news, RAY IS GETTING A ROUTE IN ANOTHER STORY WOOOO 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎇🎆🎇🎆🎇🎆

I’ve long wanted and waited to give Ray all the love he deserves, I hope he receives the best of good endings because he really needs it after all the bad endings and the true ending 😥

While I’m ecstatic, I do hope they are going to do justice to him. I wasn’t very happy or fond of what happened with V’s route, but it’s what happens when something you’ve thought about for a year materializes. We gotta accept it 😖

I don’t have hourglasses after the insane price of V’s route, so I do hope his route is already included and we don’t have to pay more 😅

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Are you excited to play Ray’s route? Or are you going to pass on it? Do you have your cash or hourglasses ready for him? Tell me everything! 😊

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Hold My Hand as I Take You on a Japanese Learning Journey From Zero to Senpai

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So my goal with this post is to help you learn Japanese using only free resources because other lovely people like Leaf, are doing real good job using the Genki books, so do check out her posts here! Her first post is hilarious and brings lots of good points, so check it out, here.

Let’s assume you’re an absolute beginner. You’re new and fresh and you want to start learning the language, but you’re poor or don’t even know if you’d like it, and books sound expensive or not the type of thing you enjoy. There’s a barrage of information and you have no idea where to start or what do. Well I’ve gotchu boo, just take my hand and let’s start this trip!

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Impressions: Sadistic Beauty is a great FemDom Led Webtoon with Sub Guys

What happens when two guys and a dashing girl meet? Beats me, but it doesn’t sound romantic. Or does it? Depending on your definition of romantic, Doona’s sadistic ways might be the most romantic thing a guy could want!

From Lezhin

Warning: some racy content here, but I chose no graphic/porn ones though the webtoon does have it.

Oof, what a mouthful of a title, but I’ll explain for those that don’t know what femdom is. Femdom is female Dom, and sub is submissive. Basically these are BDSM terms and this korean webtoon is all about it.

I realize that synopsis doesn’t explain much, which is why I’ll try to give a better synopsis.

Doona moves back into her brother’s apartment, which he’s sharing with a friend called Haesol. Haesol gets kicked out of the room and starts living in the living room and sleeping in the sofa. Push comes to shove and Doona ends up doing pervy things to him like making him wear her pink panties, and escalates to spanking, tied up with leather cuffs, some full on frilly clothes like a corset. But that’s not all, you see Doona is not after a boyfriend, or romance, but Haesol is in love with her.

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