The first series that I’m planning on rereading is Angelic Layer by CLAMP.
If this post looks incredibly familiar, it’s because I essentially posted this exact post two months ago. I finished my reread of the series a few days after that initial post, but due to odd life circumstances I just never got around to posting my thoughts or even editing any of the vlog footage. I’ve decided to just re-reread this series since at this point in time I don’t have as much going on as when I first reread it. I’m not dealing with relationship stuff, packing for a trip to Vegas, or working an insane amount of extra hours. So, let’s get this rereading party started off right this time!
How I Encountered This Series
In middle school I had two friends who could have potentially recommended this series to me; J and M. J was super into manga and anime and M was also into manga but not as much as J. I’m pretty sure that both of them had read the series because I faintly remember having conversations with both of them about how cool it would be if the technology that made the dolls move actually existed.
Even though I recently reread this series, my memories are still a tad bit hazy. There’s still one panel that sticks out in my mind, and it’s when the main character, Misaki, is sewing her doll’s battle outfit. I remember seeing that panel and wanting to be able to hand sew clothing. I was actually really excited when we hit the Home Economics portion of our elective rotation in middle school because it meant that we would be spending a month learning how to hand sew. I wanted soooooooo badly to be able to sew clothing, but alas, while I can mend clothes (& kinda sorta put something together) being able to hand sew an entire outfit is not something I can do.
However, I do also remember buying a Barbie Doll and attempting to sew her an outfit. I can’t remember the specifics of what either the Barbie or the outfit looked like, but it was definitely “bad” enough that I just didn’t pursue anything sewing related after that.
Do I Expect To Still Enjoy It?