After I starting my my online manga order, I realized that I needed to choose two more manga to get the free shipping.
This took some serious thought. My official rule for myself is to collect only three series at a time. But now I was completing a series, From Far Away.
I added a Red River title. I’m way behind in collecting this series because the art seemed a little cartoony, and I didn’t try it. But I became committed to the story after a book or two.
An ordinary-Japanese-schoolgirl Yuri gets sucked into the ancient Hittite kingdom and turns out to be extra special. Just like Noriko in From Far Away, pretty much everyone in the Hittite kingdom wants kill Yuri.
She meets a Hittite prince, Kail Mursili, who has apparently has this mental list: 1. conquer the known world. 2. bed the ordinary-Japanese-schoolgirl. 3. look hotter, if possible.
He’s not nearly so cool as Izark but he’s grown on me. Kail started out self-centered and ludicrously arrogant. But slowly, he has become more compassionate to those around him.
Plus, he’s having no luck achieving no. 2 on his list. Yuri has been determined to elude him.
When Kail revealed that he and Yuri had not had sex yet, his male friends were horrified. They suggested all kinds of remedies to correct his problem. My favorite was the
medicinal curative bath.
The story is bloody and sexually suggestive, and actions have consequences that can’t be undone. Yuri was never that helpless and as the series has gone on, she has become stronger and stronger. I can see why the military prince Kail has fallen for her completely.
I knew nothing about the Hittites and I admit that I cheated and researched quite a bit to figure out what would happen to Kail and Yuri. Even if I didn’t like Yuri, I’d probably follow this title.
Yep, so that went on my order.