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The return of disequilibrium

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I love The World God Only Knows and Good Ending. These are the manga series I follow week in and week out because I’m a sucker for good and funny love stories. While Good Ending is currently middling, The World God Only Knows is at an arc where the wheels really turn and the plot is bounding forward: in the recent chapters another goddess is discovered among Keima’s capture targets, and because she recalled everything that happened between her and Keima she turns to him for help as she’s chased by who seems to be the first real enemy of TWGOK. This shocks the classroom, especially the girls who were the past targets of Keima.

I love the sweetness between them.

I love the sweetness between them.

That’s not the only thing to be celebrated, however. One of my favorite romance manhwas, Unbalance x Unbalance, has returned to serialization and is approaching its ending. I’ve always been intrigued by a teacher-student relationship especially when the teacher is significantly older, and Unbalance x 2 has realized that desire of mine in a well-done manga. I pertain to well-done not in the sense of having flawless writing or plot, but as being good all-around. Jin-Ho is a very likable guy with a one-track mind, and the women in the series are very attractive, as well. I’m glad they’re finally going to properly end it.

Chapter 72 could already have served as the ending, but there was something missing, and that is the closure that the recently released chapter is building up. While Hae-Young has already confessed that she likes Jin-Ho properly despite the taunts of Jin-Ho’s senior, it was done under duress. I do believe that his confrontation with his senior was the climax of the story, with the following chapters setting up the denouement of the manhwa. I’ve been thoroughly entertained during the time I read it, and I can’t wait for the ending so that I can read it again.

There’s something I can look forward to once again.