I have all five volumes on retail here with me! I bought the ones distributed by a Singaporean company called Chuang Yi. Natsuki is different in the manga version and her falling for Yuuichi is just weird in my opinion but it could be just because I like Mai and Yuuichi as a couple. I have to say I love the manga incarnation of Mai as much as her anime incarnation. Also, Mai is alot bustier in the manga version too...
I'm good, even if I'm quite too many things to do at work XD
Yeah, I'm well aware they do not like it because of that Natsuki/Tate. I have to agree with you, mostly because I do not like how she's been turned from the cool school tsundere to the bitchy school idol, and I still think that the triangle among Mai/Tate/Shiho worked better and left more room to the characters development.
Anyway, my REAL complain is only for Nagi and Nao. As much as I like them in the anime (they are my fave characters) I despise their manga incarnations. O__o
But, oh, well, the rest is definitely good.
I know wha you mean! I'm doing fine, how about you?
Yes! Someone else who like the manga version of Mai-Hime! I like the manga version too and its not as bad as many people make it seem to be. Its seems that the main reason why the manga is underrated is because of Natsuki liking Yuuichi. I admit, they don't look good together in my honest opinion but the story is great and I love the art. The characters are drawn sexier in the manga version too~
Yeah! Real life is quite demanding in this period. ^__^ How are you, by the way? Oh, here in Italy are now releasing the Mai Hime Manga. I don't know why I didn't like it the first time I read it, because I'm finding it surprisingly good. The art is great, and I love the HIME/Princess war. Plus, some characters are better portrayed here (in my opinion), like Alyssa and Shiho. ^^
I would love to see a young Mai! I also think a sequel or a prequel to Mai-Hime would be good because all people are talking about now are Mai-Otome. I say Sunrise should really come back to Mai-Hime. I thought Mai-Hime Destiny is going to be a sequel but its just a spinoff. No matter 'cause the franchise is awesome as a whole. And if a new series comes about, Yuki Kajiura must come back to score this one. While the music in Mai-Otome 0~S.ifr~ isn't all that bad, it does not capture my heart like Yuki Kajiura's music does!
I like most of the soundtracks from Dario Argento's films. But I like the ones in Phenomena (1985) the most. While I think Suspiria (1977) is his scariest film, I think his most beautiful film is Phenomena. And if I'm not mistaken, this was the first Argento movie I've watched. And that film pretty much gotten me into watching his movies and I love them all. There are a few which I have yet to see such as his recent entry to the Three Mothers Trilogy, Mother Of Tears (2007) and I really need to see it since its connected to Suspiria and Inferno. Argento has a unique visual style and use of colours, which I find interesting. Its something about his camera angles that could really bring me into his movies, if you know what I mean. Even his first three movies (The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, Cat 'O Nine Tails, Four Flies On Grey Valvet) are scary. I love giallo movies alot... XD
While Claudio Simonetti is awesome, I wonder how it would be like if Yuki Kajiura works with Argento? I think it would be great!
Have faith, maybe there will be a series that ties Sifr with Mai Otome, so there'd be the chances to see a young Mai. I'm really looking forward to it, as Mai is one of my favorite characters too.
Claudio Simonetti is indeed a great composer, and I agree that vast part of the success of Argento's movies is due to the soudtrack. By far my favorite is still the one of Deep Red. This is truly a masterpiece http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLIrAswLrhU ^^
I've always loved the original series, Mai-Hime, and its really obvious that Mai Tokiha is my top favourite character! I was glad she returned in the spinoff / sequel Mai-Otome though she did not make much on an appearance. If ever they come around making a new sequel to Mai-Hime, I would like Mai to return!
Dario Argento is awesome! I watch alot of his movies and liked them all!
I cannot decide which of his movies is my favourites since I like most of them, but I would say my top favourites would be Deep Red, Suspiria and Phenomena. And what would an Argento movie be without awesome soundtracks. Claudio Simonetti's works are comparable to that of Yuki Kajiura.
I'm eagerly waiting for a new series! And, as much as I love the characters from Mai Hime, I really do want a continuation of the Sifr OAV. I've an insane crush on Rena and Sakura, and I hope to see more of them
Anyway, yeah, I'm from Italy! I read in one of your messages that you love Dario Argento. Well, he's really great. "Suspiria" is one of the best movies ever, in my opinion, even if it scared me so much when I was younger