QUOTE(Celestial Fangirl @ Dec 29 2005, 08:39 PM) [snapback]334951[/snapback]
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Dec 29 2005, 08:27 PM) [snapback]334940[/snapback]
I don't like shoujo period And I never wanted to read Ceres because of Aya mainly, I've never read it, but I had a friend who was obsessed with it and told me all about it.
You don't like Ceres because it's too shoujo?
Well that's a great reason to hate something.
"My friend told me all about Lord of the Rings, and I don't like it because Frodo is too angsty."
I love Shoujo. Although I tend not to discriminate. And many of the series I like stand at a neutral point between shonen and shoujo. I can usually stand Shonen anime (The action kind anyhow) better than manga, because it bores me terribly to read through fight scenes.
Come to think of it; four out of my top five series are non-shonen. (After that there's not much I'm obsessed with anyhow.) Manga, the shoujo to shonen rate is even higher.
As for Ceres, it pretty much did the same thing for me as did all Watase series. Which is 'Meh, meh, meh, meh, hate, hate, meh, LOVE!, love, love, meh, love, hate, hate, love, etc.) I have a hard time with the uber-shoujoness she incorporates, because it's so painfully cliche, and it interferes with what could be a stunning plot. I left of around volume 11 of Ceres, I think. I still don't love any characters, but I found Aya likeable in at least one scene, and Aya and Tooya's pointless relationship is standable enough now that I can stand reading to figure out the plot-related points of the story.