|Negima Vol. 1. When I bought this I was|
The first manga I ever read was Love Hina. I started reading it somewhere around when they released volume 4 of it stateside (It was published by the fledgeling Tokyopop, starting in May of 2002, take note that means I wasn't quite 15 yet). This series was my introduction to manga, and my beat-to-hell copies of it still have a very special place in my heart. This was sort of my introduction to a lot of things, not the least of which was agonizing while I waited for the next volume of the manga to be published (in hindsight, they put out new volumes of Love Hina pretty fast compared to the pace Del Rey kept with Negima) When Love Hina finished, despite it only being a journey of less than two years, I felt... well like a space had been hollowed out of my chest. I should also say though that I thought the ending to Love Hina was great, and I was crushed by my feels. It was a glorious end to something that, to my still green 15 year old otaku mind was profoundly amazing.
|Careful Asuna, you've got Naru all over your face.|
|Volume 36, which I bought about 2 weeks|
ago, and only just got around to reading.
|It's too late Negi, they laid all their|
fingers on the plot, until it suffocated.
I believe that he has another Love Hina in him, and the 15 year old goober in me wants to see it. I hope I'm not left out in the cold.
In case you're interested, Love Hina has been collected in Omnibus format by Kodansha Comics, check it out here (the last volume was released last month): Love Hina Omnibus Vol. 1
Negima is also being gathered into omnibus, and even if I wasn't thrilled by the end, its worth a read for all that came before: Negima! Omnibus Vol. 1
That's all this week, see you later gang!