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Problem With The Magical Transformation Sequence In Sugar Sugar Rune

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 No comments:
What's wrong with the magical transformation sequence of Chocolat Meilleure / Kato and Vanilla Mieux / Ice from the Sugar Sugar Rune anime and manga series by Moyoco Anno?

Remember the days of Sailor Moon and other magical-type anime series that include long and drawn-out magical transformation sequences? It’s like we just have to see each and every single angle of each and every single character’s transformation. We have to see how their clothes change, how they acquire their weapons, etc.
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Well, it’s kind of like that with Sugar Sugar Rune. Needless to say, I can definitely do without these utterly pointless and useless transformation sequences. The only good thing about this one is how it’s not that long.

It’s actually pretty fast when you compare it to the other transformation sequences in other shows. Plus, we only have to see 2 people transforming (Chocolat and Vanilla). Compare that to having to see, say, the entire cast of Sailor Moon transforming into their magical outfits.
But I still think that they could have made the entire thing much, much shorter. Of course, it’d be much preferable if they cut it out altogether or if they only showed it once or if they just made it really super-fast because, seriously, how many times do we have to see this transformation sequence anyway?

Once is more than enough. Twice is pushing it, but more than that? Ugh. Enough is enough. Why can’t we have them automatically transform or something or like why can’t they just transform in the blink of an eye? Why do we have to see them transforming each and every single episode? What a waste of time. What do you think about all this?

*Notes:
- Pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above

How Does Love Work In Sugar Sugar Rune's Magical World?

Saturday, February 03, 2018 No comments:
"The heart is yours to take. But you must not allow your own to be taken." - Code of the Magical World in Sugar Sugar Rune

The above quote is from the Sugar Sugar Rune anime and manga series by Moyoco Anno. It’s the code of the Magical World, but what’s up with this quote? Why is this the code of the Magical World? Why does the Magical World in Sugar Sugar Rune have this saying?
What happens if your heart is taken? How does love work in the Magical World? What about romantic relationships?
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Like, what about Queen Candy (Vanilla Mieux / Ice’s mother) and Cinnamon Meilleure (Chocolat Meilleure / Kato’s mom)? Those 2 must have fallen in love, right? Didn’t they get married to whoever Chocolat and Vanilla’s fathers are or something?

Weren’t their hearts taken or did they not give up their hearts when they fell in love? Or is that not how it works or what? How do people in the Magical World get together then? Does it not involve their hearts? What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above

Results Of The Ragnarok Manhwa Poll

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 No comments:
I added a poll from Opinion Stage to this post where I reviewed the Ragnarok: Into The Abyss manhwa by Myung Jin-Lee. Said manhwa is not that bad. It's got a lot of pros, but it also has lots of cons. You can check out the many reviews I've published about this graphic novel on this blog. You can also check out a copy of the comic on Amazon.
Anyway, for reasons I'll talk about in another post on another one of my blogs, I've decided to replace this poll with one from another site (that website is SurveyMonkey) instead.

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This is Fenris Fenrir, one of the good things about the Ragnarok manhwa. It's really too bad she's only a supporting character. Seriously, she should have been the main character. She's way better than Chaos, the actual protagonist of this story

The review was published on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM, but I hadn't joined Opinion Stage until years later. Even then, since I've been busy with a lot of things, it was only on July 09, 2016 that I was able to create this poll on Opinion Stage.
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On my dashboard on the Opinion Stage site, the statistics page for this poll looks like this:
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This is the new poll for the Ragnarok manhwa review post is what I'd like to say, however, I've decided to create a ratings widget instead, so, here, have a look at it:


The poll choices I'd made for this graphic novel is pretty much the same as rating something from 1 to 5, isn't it? So I thought rating it by stars would be better. You can even share your opinion on the textbox provided. You can also just share your thoughts via the Disqus comments section at the end of this post. I'll be adding this widget to the review post as well, so you can check it out here or there. Personally, my rating for this manhwa is 2 out of 5 stars. What about you? What do you think about it?

*Notes:
- First pic is the cover of Volume 4 of the Ragnarok manhwa from Amazon.com; link shown above
- The rest of the pics are screenshots from my Opinion Stage account