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Marriage Black - Manga

Post by shezaei-neko on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:55 am

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This time I'll talk about the manga: Marriage Black, made by Hayase Hashiba.



Basically, you could say that this is your Romeo & Juliet type for story with gangs and yuri on it. Two girls, friends while children, drifted a bit apart due to family business, until they are fated to be together again, but not in the way they'd like.

The art looks quite shoujo, so it has more detail, but not like those manga where you don't even know what you are looking at. So, visually speaking it's nice.
The characters were a bit confusing for me in the begining, since I didn't know why they were behaving like they were. Thankfully, it all made sense in the next chapters.
The ending is a bit bittersweet, but I think it works for this type of story which also is short (just one volume), because if you continue dragging it like some Shounen manga **coughNarutoBleachcough** is would simply ruin it, or that is how I feel about it.

I had to read the raws for this one, but now you're lucky once more since it's been fully translated.

Truth be told, it might not be an epic manga that changed the genre like other titles, but nonetheless is an enjoyable read when you've got some time.


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Re: Marriage Black - Manga

Post by SpiralDasher on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:18 am

I. loved. this. manga. =)

It was short, but action-packed. It had interesting characters (both main characters are likeable), and it had almost a bittersweet, open ending. I've re-read it a couple times.

I wish there were more yuri stories like this, and less of the typical "school life" ones. Yuri could do with some more action-y tales.

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Post by shezaei-neko on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:04 pm

There was just one thing that intrigued me and still I can't quite understand...
Lion's character....he/she could have a deeper role....or that's how I feel...

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Post by SpiralDasher on Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:14 am

shezaei-neko wrote:Lion's character....he/she could have a deeper role....or that's how I feel...

I believe she was forced to take her sister's place and marry the Chinese brother? Or something like that.

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Post by shezaei-neko on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:19 am

So, Lion was a girl right?
First she looked like a boy....could it be that she was being protected by her sis??
Or is it the other way around? That he is a boy and now has to act like a girl to fulfill his families duties??

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Re: Marriage Black - Manga

Post by SpiralDasher on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:47 am

shezaei-neko wrote:So, Lion was a girl right?
First she looked like a boy....could it be that she was being protected by her sis??
Or is it the other way around? That he is a boy and now has to act like a girl to fulfill his families duties??

After I read through it a second time, I think Lion is a girl. It's hard for me to see which gender they are.

(Forgive this next part, I'm horrible with names and my memory is fuzzy on details. x-X)
The non-Chinese mafia (English?) had plans for their eldest daughter to marry the son of the Chinese mafia Donna. Stuff happens and the eldest English daughter and adopted Chinese girl run away together to be on their own. That leaves Lion - Lion gets dragged into the arranged marriage in place of her older sister who ran away.

At least that's how I remember it.

Though it would be interesting if Lion was forced to have a gay arranged marriage, I think the original intend of the mafia Donnas arranging it was to produce an heir?

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Post by shezaei-neko on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:14 pm

I'll have to re-read it again... -_-

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Re: Marriage Black - Manga

Post by ookamidesu on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:30 pm

This sounds interesting... I'll have to look into it. XD

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Re: Marriage Black - Manga

Post by shezaei-neko on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:10 pm

What?! You haven't read this one ookami? Saeko
That's quite a shock since you seemed to have had read all the manga I've posted so far... :3

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Post by ookamidesu on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:17 pm

shezaei-neko wrote:What?! You haven't read this one ookami? Saeko
That's quite a shock since you seemed to have had read all the manga I've posted so far... :3

I know! XD

I was surprised too! I was like "WHAT?! ONE THAT I DIDNT READ?!" Must fix that soon. >.>;;

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Re: Marriage Black - Manga

Post by shezaei-neko on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:43 pm

Yeah you should. >:3

I guess I won a cookie AND a muffin then uh?

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Post by ookamidesu on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:45 pm

shezaei-neko wrote:Yeah you should. >:3

I guess I won a cookie AND a muffin then uh?

Just the muffin. The cookie will come later. Razz

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Post by shezaei-neko on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:58 pm

Oh...interesting...

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