I believe we're shortly in for a dose of hysterical females with their hysterical unrequited attachments, as well as Mr Animus On Three Legs, our shaman hero's father, dazzling everyone to their extreme detriment. Ahh, how sexuality does complicate the simple love between
Here in vol 3 a friend of a friend appears with an old photo of someone holding one of the lost swords. Friend of friend is a grad student in Ethnology, and at once I think Ah-hah crossover time! Ritsu discovers a sword in someone's storehouse and must get it into Kuraki's hands before Aoarashi sucks the power out of it and suffers agonizing stomach cramps in consequence. Only that to do crossovers one must read the whole series first, which in my case I do not have.
Last night broke down and ordered three of the missing six volumes from bk1. There *is* another site I discovered that has them all, but they up the price +300 yen (which adds up) and their shipping rates for a three book order look seriously screwed.
SAL Printed Matter ¥ 880In what world does surface cost more than SAL? And the 'add to cart' button has a way of vanishing in IE, which is frustrating in the extreme. Have a feeling I may be relying on scanlations for at least one volume of this.
Surface Parcel (by Boat) ¥ 1,800
EMS (Express) ¥ 2,040
SAL Parcel ¥ 2,700