So, I've finally finished reading tsukumodo(and Log Horizon, which is IMO pretty good, although I don't know if fantasy story is to your liking ). While it was good and the main couple is hngh inducing, there's one thing that make me want to tear my head out. Why's the conclusion of the story so depressing Does the author an S who want to make his/her reader depressed or what even Dantalian, which almost to be in the same genre as this has more story with happier conclusion
I guess this is due to the Japanese education system, especially the redux of WWII to paint themselves in a positive light (and given that the Imperialist Faction is highly influential). Unfortunately, many authors tend to pain Japan as one of the strongest, if not the strongest, is in the right, or so on, but let's not talk about politics any further here.
I planned for Talleyrand to be the follow-up to Biblia, and it certainly is more light-hearted. With Biblia 5 though, I don't know when I get the chance to pick it up.
For Magdala, I prefer the worldbuilding in this story. Certainly, volume 1's end was underwhelming, but 2 and 3 really picked up the slack in my opinion. I like how Kusla's character is built from past experiences more than his inherent personality, the latter more prominent than in Lawrence's case, and this allows him to be the 'parent' to Fenesis (the parent-child dynamic between them is something I find refreshing), though I do like Lawrence's character as well. Both Kuroi and I agree that Holo > Fenesis though.