I just finished Volume 13 (of 14) of the Love Hina manga, and my head is spinning like a pulsar. (Or is that a quasar? The spinning one, anyway.) Reading this far, I can see what they were trying for with Love Hina Again but it just didn't quite work. The whole Kanako/Magic Annex thing happens in Vols. 11 and 12, and does come off better there than it did in LHA, but still seems pretty far out there. Nevertheless, it seems positively normal compared to Vol. 13. Aerial dogfights! Magic temples! Everybody and their sister has the hots of Keitaro, who is now a martial arts master and a ladies man! WTF? Oh, and the panty shots! Yikes! It's gone from being a pleasantly nerdy little harem comic to being the most outrageous self-insertion geek fanservice imaginable. But, gods of good taste forgive me, it's so freakin' funny that I love every minute of it!
This thing is gonna make my head explode, I just know it. 0.o
Speaking of Love Hina, I snagged this today! 9" x 12", 120 pp., it looks nice! I'll let you know what it's like when it gets here.
I mentioned before that I was finding inspiration for SJ in Love Hina; that's still true. Some of the scripts I came up with today, I don't think I would have ever thought of without it. But, I make this promise to you now, SJ is not going to get THAT ridiculous. Not without some shark-jumping lessons first, anyway!