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Thanks to Romi for recommending the Bride’s Story manga. A beautifully told and drawn historical slice of life manga. For sequels: Heaven’s Queen was a satisfying end to a fun space operatic series. For memoirs: Just Kids by Patti Smith was amazing too. (Thanks to Katya for placing it on my radar). Recommended to artists, musicians and writers.
Pop Culture Consumption:
I am currently watching Sailor Moon Crystal for the first time. Why is Luna so adorable in this version? I loved the over-the-top feel of the original anime adaptation, so watching the remake tugs out the good childhood memories. Note: the animation style, tone and storytelling approach in the Crystal version is quite different from the original anime adaptation. Although I’m loving the balance between the more well rounded characterisation of the sailor scouts and the slice of life elements in the Crystal one.