Wallpaper Week Day 3February 13, 2008
I used to adore the artwork of Arina Tanemura for quite a while in the past. Today this feeling has weaken a bit, maybe because I know more different animes/mangas now, maybe I just developed somehow away from it, but still many of her works are pretty beautiful to me. Sadly her way of storytelling isn’t as enjoyable. Like her pictures her stories are (over-)crowded with lots of major and minor details which make her art (where you can see all details at the same time) very interesting but her stories way to complicated in the long run. Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne was a nice read as well as a nice watch in it’s anime form and her various short stories are the same, but already the the manga version of Full Moon wo Sagashite was rather confusing und somehow incoherent (for me the storyline of the anime was much much better). Time Stranger Kyoko ended before it could go in one way or the other and Shinshi Doumei gets more and more confusing with each new episode.
Obviously I should have dropped her mangas a long time ago, but the artwork always keeps me getting back to it. And after all, while weak at different points her stories are still entertaining most of the time.