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koori no mamono no monogatari

the ice-cold demon's tale

I have no idea what the update schedule on this manga is like or when to expect the next chapter. Currently, Storm in Heaven is scanlating and you can find up to volume 13 chapter 1a here for download. There are 24 volumes total. I began reading this last weekend and it is AMAZING.

It's a slow moving shounen ai story about a demon whose chance encounter with a kind, young, dying man makes him realize love for the first time. My one complaint with the series is that we are now into the 13th volume and even though Ishuca (human.. kind of) loves Blood (demon) I STILL HAVE NO IDEA IF ISHUCA REALIZES THAT IT'S A ROMANTIC LOVE. Like, come on Ishuca, get with the program, more kissing please.

More seriously: One of our two heroes is Blood, a pure blooded demon -- full name He Who Spills Enemy Blood -- a badass demon who has killed hundreds of other demons! He's such a badass that assholes from the temple imprisoned him in a cave of ice where he's spent the last 60 years killing whichever poor human stopped by because he's heard of the mystical power of the Tear Jewel, a jewel that only appears at the time of a human's death.

Enter Ishuca, a dying young man. His heart is about to give out, and he has come to the cave to die. Blood is moved by the young man's kindness toward him, and when Ishuca passes away, Blood sheds a single tear.

The Tear Jewel.

Our dear Ishuca is resurrected from the dead, and the power of the Tear Jewel gives him mysterious powers, blah blah eventually people find out and it creates some problems for him and Blood. I won't say much more because we're kind of getting to that point right now in the 13th volume. Over the course of these 12 volumes, Blood falls deeper in love with Ishuca, even promising to never again kill a human. The two are so tragically perfectly in love, I don't know how to describe it. PS- it's 12 volumes and Blood still hasn't mentioned the whole Tear Jewel thing to Ishuca (he's too embarrassed!!). curious to see how that will play out.

read R-L, manga style

Along the way, Ishuca and Blood meet several friends and allies. Sellghi, a young temple monk whose encounter with Blood causes him to question temple motives and authority, Wild, a human who fell to darkness and became a demon, and Rapunzel, the man Wild has chosen to spend the rest of his life with.

(By the way, yeah they live in a tower, yeah Rapunzel has a long braid, YEAH RAPUNZEL IS THE BASIS OF THE LEGEND. It sounds ridiculous but the side story was very sweet. Or maybe it was just plain tragic. Either way, their romance is actually much more tragic than Blood and Ishuca's; in fact I think the only reason I feel that Ishuca and Blood are tragic is the tone of the manga and also, you know, star-crossed gay human/demon lovers!!!! There's a super sweet side story about Ishuca's grandmother but I won't spoil it for you. BUT IT'S REALLY AWESOME. AND YOU SHOULD READ THIS MANGA TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS.)

I think that about sums it up, so I'll leave you with one final image:

Date: 2010-09-24 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
has this been completed or is it still a wip. i just looked at wiki and it mentioned nothing other than the fact that it was started in 1993......millions of years ago.... it better be finished.

Date: 2010-09-24 02:07 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (evocations)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
complete in japan, just not completely scanlated :( :(

Date: 2010-09-24 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
courtney this fb status update from one of my coworkers is killing me

Josh Barton instead of learning about Foucault's notion of the state, today i found out that the most common Harry Potter slash is harry malfoy... yeah a day well spent?

Isaac Stone But at least there's companionship and loyalty and a deep friendship there! I personally would have trouble sleeping with someone who was against everything I stood for and whose father was actively trying to kill me. Maybe that's just me.
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Josh Barton No i'd agree with that but then again i guess love/hate relationships probably can occur, but no i don't see it happening, Harry Cedric Diggory seems more likely to me (4th book before Cedric dies)
14 hours ago · Like
Isaac Stone Yeah, I guess readers see a lot of sexual tension between Harry and Draco, but maybe it's just my intense hatred for bad characters that makes me think Harry would never go there (I totally play right into the author's hands, lol).

Harry/Cedric does seem more likely, but my god Cedric is a bland guy.

Have you heard of this extended piece of Harry Potter fanfiction called My Immortal?

Date: 2010-09-24 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-09-24 02:25 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (fighter)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
owijfaiohgwhg i just delete like the old days. we kickin it oldschool now, sophie :(

i'm laughing so hard at the status update, like, it is one thing for people to discover harry potter fanfic but fihghisg harry/draco. now i'm imagining this guy finding the draco trilogy and laughing. is that even still on the internet???

Date: 2010-09-24 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
awesome comment

Date: 2010-09-24 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i am excited about this rec but scared to get into it in case it is never fully scanlated. T_T

Date: 2010-09-25 03:00 pm (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (its time for the smolder)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
ugh i know right. i know. but it is really good :( i have faith in storm in heaven...

Date: 2014-11-18 04:11 am (UTC)
chrestomanci: (c) plastic (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrestomanci
hey sam guess what

it's still not fully scanlated

but there was an update yesterday


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