“Well, Let’s Get Crackin”

Hello there, Bishies!

…And Welcome to the reopening of BisHarem!

“I have, for far too many years been passively drooling over all those incredibly gorgeous manga characters. In my efforts to get closer to their beauty, I have toyed with the idea of somehow making a so-called “Bish Harem”, where I in shameless pokemon-style “catch them all”.

This brings me to the to the mission statement of this blog: to save the world by overloading it with beautiful manga people.

Oh yeah, I am a dedicated fangirl! On a related note: this blog is dedicated to (mostly shoujo and josei) manga. This blog is not a commentary of new releases: there are plenty of such blogs on the net. It is a tribute to all things in and about manga that are fascinating to me and hopefully to you.” — words from The Original Fangirl’s Well, Let’s Get Crackin’ post.

 

UPDATE FROM THE NEW FANGIRL: I hope you guys will help me, in my quest to find the the shoujo/josei mangaverse’s hottest bishounen and bishoujo by voting for your favorite when there is a poll! 🙂

Enjoy!

A Fangirl’s Autumn Apologies

...my blogs posts? oh! my dog ate them...seriosly!

"...my blogs posts? oh! my dog ate them...seriosly!"

Again, I’ve been a very bad blogger! I feel like the kid who spend the whole yesterday playing instead of doing homework, and now I have to give the teacher a better excuse for not doing it than “my dog ate it”. I feel very Kona-chan-like, although I have to say that normally I’m a bit more like Kagami. Anywho, I shall now account for my failure to blog:

  1. I’ve moved to a new city, so it usually takes a little time before my brain actually decides to join me in settling in in this new city. But I’m more familiarized with where things are and how people live here that I actually have the energy to think about fun things!!!
  2. University started again! And you may be thinking: “Oh that otaku is probably studying Japanese!” Well, this fangirl will have to say that, no; I’m studying something much worse: French. So it takes a while to getting used to hearing French 13h a week, and reading all my course literature in… well, French. *Pity me! I wish I was studying Japanese everyday!*
  3. My new dorm is full of friendly people, and it has a cable TV! Need I say more? … -_- … I rest my case.

But no matter how hectic and distracting life gets, a fangirl tends to miss all her bishies, and when that happens I know it’s time to swiftly enter the world of Bisharem! So, to order to get my fill of bishies I shall resume disclosure of the Top 100 Bishounen Chart, only now I’ll have to decrease entries to once a week… please look forward to it, and don’t desert me!

PS.

Skip Beat anime premiered on the 5th of October! So all you fans and non-fans (what am I saying? There are no non-fan on Skip Beat! ^-^), check it out! Here is the Japanese preview:

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A Fangirl’s Summer Mishaps

This image would pretty much sum up my summer ^^

This image would pretty much sum up my summer ^^

I’ve been a very bad blogger! And like many of you all, I’m going to go ahead and blame it on something else. I will now account for my failure blog:

  1. IRC has not been working properly since I’ve been using my parents’ internet [but now it is fixed]. IRC is my main manga provider. As it turns out, it is really hard to write about manga when the key distributor is striking.
  2. My dear friend Zolomon [conveniently] took forever to finish photoshoping the banner. [But as you can see it is up now, and has been up for two weeks now… I am grasping for straws here (^_~)]
  3. It is summer, there are several things that complicate blogging for me:

  • · Travel- I like to ambush my friends and go to places that, according to my wallet, I really should not go to. The implications of these heathen practices are always limited access to the internet! …Even if said friends DO have wifi, I always end up not blogging because there are so many people to see, things to do, places to be at.
  • · Usually hot weather- Usually, when it is hot and clammy [i.e. the thermometer hits higher than 26.7 degrees Celsius] as the weather has been the past weeks, I just like to lazy around sleeping and watching my youth slip through my fingers.
  • · Manga depression- For a student summer usually implies limited to zero chances at a stable-ish income. It also means slashing the budget for acquisition of [hardware] manga completely. Usually consumption of scanslated manga goes up, this summer the Gods of Manga somehow frowned upon me… [link back to problems with IRC]

Nevertheless, my vacations end tomorrow! [Whoopidoo?… They were starting to get a bit on the boring side, I mean, I can only sleep for so long!] So on Tuesday I shall make a grand comeback by exposing my 99th Bishonen! Please wait for it!

PS.

I found this really cute Lucky Star quiz for those of you who have nothing better to do so check it out!

Top 100 Bishounen Chart: 100 – Dark Mousy

Dark

What I Know About Him

Name: Dark

Age: circa 400 years

Race: Angel

Job: Legendary Art Thief

About the Manga

Author: Sugisaki Yukiru

Dark is a master art thief, and the alter Ego of Daisuke Niwa. He is a personality which every male of the Niwa family inherits once they experience love, thus whenever Daisuke thinks of his crush (Risa Harada), he turns into Dark (who likes Risa’s twin sister Riku). His job is to steal cursed art pieces made by the Hikari family… so he must dodge the police everything he’s on a job!

Bishounen Type: Playful Romantic

Physical Attributes (29/40%):

Fashion sense (10/10)

Face (6/10)

Body (6/10)

Strength (7/10)

Personality (31/40%):

Angst Factor (6/10)

Mysteriousness (9/10)

Loyalty (8/10)

Humor (8/10)

Good or Evil (7/10%): Good

His Take on Love (6/10%): He is a bit perverted and way too confident in his ability to get girls. But he only has eyes for his true love.

Special Abilities/Facts (Bonus Points 6): He can fly (2 points), and he is a clever thief with many tricks up his sleeves. Well he’s not legendary for nuthin’! (4 points)

Conclusion: He is a reasonably good looking character, however, he is way too smooth with the ladies. If I was his girlfriend, I’d be jealous and suspicious all the time. And he gets a little downgraded because I find the DN Angel manga very cluttered, so that pulls down on his physical attributes. On the plus side I love his thieving skills, and his gorgeous sense of fashion! So 79% Bishounen tallies him up quite nicely!

Other Info:

Manga has been published in the following languages: Japanese, Chinese, English, French, Danish, Dutch, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, etc.

In the manga his first “proper” appearance is volume 1 chapter 1 page 29. In the anime he appears in episode 1; the anime is 26 episodes.