Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!! By the time this post appears, most of you will probably be reading it in 2017. I wanted to close this year with a bang, and thus rushed through the past few days to churn out the last 2 chapters and some special extra :3
Just in time too, as today's actually the last day of 2016. By far the craziest year imho in my humble existence as a human, though I'm not going to touch on world issues here in this post, not really my forte haha... it's just too depressing and we should only talk about happy things, right?!
I can't believe it has been just a mere 3 weeks since I'd posted my first chapter of "World's End no Niwa" and now we're at the last... It really feels like it has been longer...probably because I'm the only person working on everything... not complaining though, I really love it and the beautiful art really makes it so easy to motivate myself to keep on working on it.
This last chapter introduce me to something scary though... SFXs!!!!! O.MAI.GAWD.........
I think I developed carpal tunnel from typing so many of them (first into a document when translating, then again while typesetting). The amount of SFX during a sex scene in a yaoi manga is no joke!!! Most of the time I just skate over them while reading myself, but after this I have new found respect for people that typeset them.
On a serious note, this is my own personal review of this manga, and I don't know how many people will read this later on, but maybe I'm being a little protective of both sensei and my own effort...
But for some of the readers that I have seen from some sites bashing on this, I really feel bad. After some marathon translating since starting this site, I have come to have some sort of epiphany towards Japanese to English translation. While Japanese is not a difficult language to pick up, translating it to another language is vastly different from just reading it and understanding what's going on in your head.
The language surprisingly doesn't translate well to English and I truly felt that I'm not doing this manga any justice. It's so under rated and the nuances of the story are kind of lost when I translated it. I mean, I tried, really, there were times where I was really frustrated by my inability to muster some sort of awesome vocab to bring the original text to justice in English. Maybe I'm bias to Motteke sensei, I have after all am being stalkerishly-having read ALL her works so far.
Motteke sensei definitely writes and draw great stories. I have no doubt about it. I won't really throw it away here, but I have already started working on her other stories and I can tell you, I can't help read it despite myself even though there are some tropes within the yaoi genre that's definitely not my moe at all. It's that good!!!!!!!! So, I know what she can do and this manga is her attempt at producing a laid back story (because the rest of her BL works are quite intense) yet it's no less deep if you care to look under the surface.
What irks me though is just that most people I've come across commenting reading this story is "WHERE'S THE SEX?!" "DNF-lame, so boring". WHAT?! Come on, of course, reading yaoi is basically because we all are addicted to those sex scenes, but seriously, if i really want to see just sex between two guys, i might as well just go read hardcore hentai yaoi or bara yaoi...
It's tasteful when the sex are a machinism of the story to bring it along rather than just a glorified excuse to draw some guyxguy sex. I mean, I don't hate those sorry excuse for a BL stories, sometimes, it's really great to just read some sexy times between two delicious looking guys. That said though, great stories that actually matters and let you think about deeper things are the kind that I usually preferred. I realized that when I thought about the BL authors that I like (like Ogawa Chise, Yoneda Kou, Ogeretsu Tanaka, etc...- though I'm currently going through a Scarlet Beriko craze)
Anyways, anyone taking the time to read this, thank you~ and I would really appreciate feedback and your review about this manga. You can leave comments here or email, I would prefer it much more than me just trawling many sites just to read the comments... it's too hectic.
And so for the last time, happy reading "World's End no Niwa"! I'm going to Japan again in April next year and I plan to buy a physical copy of this when I'm there and much more (I have the digital edition, but I just really love this so much that I'm going to buy a physical copy to spazz over as well). If you can possible, please support Motteke sensei by buying her works! Reading for free online is nice and all, but if we sometimes don't fork out a few dollars to buy an original copy, these mangaka eventually disappear because they can't make a living out of it. (Pretty sure I'd read that somewhere and I agree)