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Velvy
06-07-2003, 04:04 PM
This manga is awesome. The artwork is unbelievable--it's so detailed. The fact that it's literally crammed with bishouneness adds to that.

There's a bit of The Matrix thrown in there (Neo, Morpheus, the agents guarding Miss Sage Maxillion). And Madame Batolli looks a little TOO much like Mana (from Malice Mizer). You'll see his Le Ciel costume in there, as well as his Bara No Seidou gothic lolita attire, and this: http://community.webshots.com/sym/image1/1/38/5/36913805YkHZbF_ph.jpg

The story's loaded with dark magic and humor. I'm inclined to agree with one critic who said it was "Harry Potter meets Edward Scissorhands."

*Ahh* But it's such a great manga, really refreshing from all the usual shoujo mangas. Has anyone read it?

I already have a favorite: Madame Batolli (she's such a scene-stealer).

Tenjou
06-07-2003, 04:55 PM
Oh, it's that good, huh? ^^; I'll have to buy it when I see it. I saw that title in the back (er, front) of my Tokyo Mew Mew manga. I wasn't sure what it was about though -- sounds interesting! ^_^

Velvy
06-07-2003, 04:57 PM
Aww you shoulda got it! XD Wasn't the cover art bishounen enough? ^_^

(that's another thing that drew me to this manga--the cover art, sooo pretty)

Tenjou
06-07-2003, 08:03 PM
Hehe! I just saw it at Waldensbooks at my local mall. The cover is so pretty! *_* I would've bought it, but my mom wanted to leave the second I found it, so I couldn't get it. Luckily, the mall's only a few minutes from me so maybe I can get there tomorrow ^^

makonurikoryoko
06-07-2003, 09:10 PM
oo yeah i didnt realize its out now! I wante dto get it!!! Ive been waiting since i heard about it in like january! XD glad its not dissapointing!

Kaede
06-20-2003, 08:04 PM
I JUST finished reading it...wow. It's the best manga I've read since Parakiss. Heh it's quite funny how the mother-character is the one that looks like Mana. I've never thought of him as the most maternal person...but hey. Now, I'm deffinately contemplating doing a Fuan costume.
There's a lot of similarities between UGM chars and others like Luka and Lucifer from Angel Sanctuary, Efreet and Hinoto/Astaroth, Undine and Sevotharte. But may I be the first to complement Fuan on his gorgeousness. *fu~* And of course congrats to Mana for apparently reaching ultimate greatness.

Babbit_Chan
06-22-2003, 06:21 PM
I heard about it over the week and found the first volume at the dealer's room at Fanime (XD). It's awesome! The Matrix plugs were funny and I absolutely LOVE Nell's mom! Beautiful artwork. How many volumes are out so far?

Velvy
06-23-2003, 01:32 AM
There's a lot of similarities between UGM chars and others like Luka and Lucifer from Angel Sanctuary, Efreet and Hinoto/Astaroth, Undine and Sevotharte.

Wow, I didn't catch that one. But yeah, there are quite a few similarities between AS + UGM characters. Especially Luka/Lucifer.

I heard about it over the week and found the first volume at the dealer's room at Fanime (XD). It's awesome! The Matrix plugs were funny and I absolutely LOVE Nell's mom! Beautiful artwork. How many volumes are out so far?

I think just the first one. And yes--Nell's mom steals the pages! ^_^

Setsuna22
06-23-2003, 03:35 PM
I really like it, but some of the translations are choppy... At some points, the dialogue is almost even power ranger-esque.... But other than that, cute boys, fun plot! I love it ^_^

Kaede
06-23-2003, 04:29 PM
It was cute, the magic captions reminded me of Yu Yu Hakusho ... Spirit Gun!

Lucifer
06-23-2003, 08:43 PM
I just bought the manga on a whim. My bf and myself are jrock fans, and when we saw Nell's mother, we just had to own it for that alone.

Luka's outfits are also something to talk about. I rarely see men dress better then the women in some manga. Its a very enjoyable read and I look forward to the next one.

Babbit_Chan
06-23-2003, 09:37 PM
Batolli She-Devil Mode! >D

I'm a little ticked that the next volume's out in September, but for the story I think it's worth the wait. Bwahahah just wait till I cosplay Madame Batolli...

Velvy
06-24-2003, 01:45 AM
I'm a little ticked that the next volume's out in September, but for the story I think it's worth the wait. Bwahahah just wait till I cosplay Madame Batolli...

Yeah, cosplay's another thing. I want to have an Under the Glass Moon cosplay group someday. Myself as Nell. ^_^

makonurikoryoko
06-25-2003, 02:28 AM
lol Im all for UGM cosplay!! XD I just read it!! SOOo good!! So pretty and sexy men ::nosebleeds:: I love Luka in leather! ::drools:: And i cant beleive no one mentioned Gemma stuck in like evry 20 pages!!! XD I LOVED THAT!! I woul dturn the page and theres Gemma from Digi CHaratjust floating by!! hehehehe So amusing...
Anyway i dunno if the Morpheus thing was Matrix related considering he put them to sleep and morpheus is the keeper o f dreams and such...
Anyway this manga kicks butt!!

Kaede
06-25-2003, 12:50 PM
Since we're all referring to it, do you guys want to start the first UGM cosplay troupe? If by chance we're all going to the same con (Otakon??) in the future then maybe it can work ^^

evilchii
06-25-2003, 04:20 PM
i wasn't sure if i wanted to get it but now i'm glad i listened to this thread. it really is an awesome manga and i hope to see ppl cosplay from it.

makonurikoryoko
06-25-2003, 04:30 PM
oo yea ! It would be great for Otakon 2004 cause then wed also have read more and seen more outfits to do! hehehe mmm I want more...

Kaede
06-25-2003, 05:00 PM
Yey--I'll even make a banner for all the UGM cosplayers ^^ ((yes I plan ahead))

makonurikoryoko
06-25-2003, 07:31 PM
oo this is sound VERY exciting!! hehe Im just ma dthough cause i cant find any sites on it with pics or anything except for tokyo pop -_- Anyone else have any luck?

Velvy
06-25-2003, 08:05 PM
If this is for Otakon 2004 then definitely count me in. ^_^ I just re-read some of the manga, and I really can't pass up UtGM cosplay.

Kaede
06-25-2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by makonurikoryoko
oo this is sound VERY exciting!! hehe Im just ma dthough cause i cant find any sites on it with pics or anything except for tokyo pop -_- Anyone else have any luck?
I'm putting up a huge jrock gallery on my site right now but I want to add UGM pics as well...it clashes so well and stuff.

makonurikoryoko
06-26-2003, 12:27 AM
XD yay this is exciting!! hmm i wonder who i should be.....

Babbit_Chan
06-26-2003, 12:32 AM
I wish I was going to Otakon with UTGM cosplayers T-T Oh well... Still... Madame Batolli right here =D

Kaede
06-26-2003, 10:54 AM
Ok the banner is up in my gallery for anyone interested in Otakon 04.
I'm curious, I wonder how long it will take till there's a LuelxLuka doujinshi...

evilchii
06-26-2003, 10:57 AM
if there's gonna be a utgm gathering at otakon next year, i'm sooooooo in. i'll probably get started now, lol. *flips through book* now who should i be, hmmm.....

number18
06-26-2003, 12:03 PM
I dunno...I didn't really love it. Like someone compared it to being as fantastic as Parakiss. I like ParaKiss a billion times more. I don't know what it was. Perhaps the fact that we were given so little background information on the characters (admittedly, there was enough, but I would prefer more) and the world. It's a modern world but I guess...magic users...are...??? =shrug= I dunno. I thought the story was a bit weak, like how at first you thought it was going to focus on Luka and Nell...then it changes to Nell and Luel...and then it goes to Neo and Luka....and then leaves that totally for Luel again. I wish it had followed one thing for a little longer. It almost felt like the 'chapters' had been edited together on purpose or something. But even though I am complaining, I did like it. I do want to find out what happens and I have a feeling the story will progress into something better. I just wasn't thrilled with this first volume. Which sucks for me cause I want a good new manga to read! >.<

But I must say...Batolli She-Devil Mode rules!

makonurikoryoko
06-26-2003, 12:37 PM
oo ok maybe we shoul dmake a list of characters and decide who wants to be who and all that good stuff... Gah i still dunno who i wanna be ;_; Someone tell me who should I be! Lol

Edit: EvilChii I think you should do sages wedding dress!! Its so fun! XD
We should also try to get the elemental spirit costumes too... *-* thatd be fun.. I wanna se ethe other elementals!!!!!

Kaede
06-26-2003, 03:03 PM
I want to see the other elementals too. Their costumes are incredibly elaborate...I want to see them cosplayed!
So far the list of characters goes like this:
Luka
Luel
Nell
Madame Batolli
Sage
Fuan
Efreet
Undine
Neo
Sage's Bodyguards
Right now I'm making a list of materials I need for Fuan, so I'm planning on doing him.
edit: I agree the storyline was pretty choppy, especially when they were doing the NellxLuka NellxLuel love bit. I guess it was just supposed to be an exaggeration, but it did make it a bit less easy to follow.

evilchii
06-26-2003, 10:00 PM
if i have the chance, i would definitely consider doing Sage's wedding dress, or one of the elementals but Sage would be my first choice.

makonurikoryoko
06-27-2003, 12:47 AM
I really wanna do something elaborate like an elemantal... but gota see there outfits!! XD I just reread the book lol its soo good ^_^ if no new peole come in the manga and the other elementals are uncool which i doubt id like to do Nell I think but someone else already claimed it i think. lol id love to do Madame Batolli's she devil lol

Babbit_Chan
06-27-2003, 01:11 AM
I love Efreet's narcissistic attitude XD I'd be the ultimate fangirl of anyone who cosplayed him. I think I want to see more of what's up with Neo in the next book - him and his being a Spiritualist (he's so cute when he can't remember he channeled spirits X3).

By the way, moving the cosplay talk here:
http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15006

Kaede
06-27-2003, 02:20 PM
Yes I too wonder how Neo will be developed. BUT I really wonder what will happen to Fuan. They brought in this deep, devilish, and intune char in the first book...Luka/Neo will either destroy him (which I don't want to see) or he'll be that pain in the backside through the series.

Babbit_Chan
06-27-2003, 03:06 PM
Yes! He said something about him being his blood! Spooky XD

Velvy
06-27-2003, 08:57 PM
I just wanted to say that they designed Fuan really well. He's just...well look at him! XD Soo elegantly badass.

Kaede
06-27-2003, 09:04 PM
That bowler suits him well. But I have to say, he's the most effeminate bishie I've seen in a long time.

Velvy
06-28-2003, 02:43 AM
I forgot to show these (I guess I should've shown them in the first post, but oh well--you can still see the uncanny resemblence!):

http://jemnezmy.angelcities.com/mana_batolli1.jpg

http://jemnezmy.angelcities.com/mana_batolli2.jpg

http://jemnezmy.angelcities.com/mana_batolli3.jpg

http://jemnezmy.angelcities.com/mana_batolli4.jpg

Babbit_Chan
06-29-2003, 06:07 AM
Yeah, there were a lot of outside references:

#1 - The Pikachu plush in Nell's room
#2 - Madame Batolli = Mana
#3 - Matrix references?
#4 - Dejiko from Digi Charat riding on the sun

makonurikoryoko
06-29-2003, 12:06 PM
Gemma from Digi Charat
and Gackt selling hot dogs in the flashback lol XD

i still am gonna sa y there arent matrix references

Kaede
06-29-2003, 03:07 PM
And of course the ever inconspicuous "Izam"

Velvy
06-29-2003, 04:45 PM
Gemma from Digi Charat
and Gackt selling hot dogs in the flashback lol XD

LMAO!!!!!!! XDDD I didn't even notice Gackt was in there until now. How funny--but he IS in there...selling hotdogs, my god. XD

Babbit_Chan
06-29-2003, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by makonurikoryoko
Gemma from Digi Charat
and Gackt selling hot dogs in the flashback lol XD

i still am gonna sa y there arent matrix references

Okay okay I got the name wrong - I haven't actually WATCHED Digi Charat XD (I guessed - I only know two chars from there -_-)

I just noticed the Gackt! AHAHHAHAHA!

**EDIT**
Am I just dense, or did I just realize (after reading through it at least 10 times), that their store is called Under a Glass Moon? -_-;;

number18
07-07-2003, 02:53 PM
Geez, I almost wish I was into visual kei more so I could enjoy this all a bit more. :/ Phooey! Hehe...

VesVesRed
07-09-2003, 10:11 PM
I got it a while back when it came out, and so far it's really cute! That blonde guy.. *_____* Makes me drool!!! Save me too! *falls over into the water like Nell and waits*

BlueLady
07-26-2003, 12:03 AM
I just got the first one at Comic Con and I truely love it!! Luka is such an lovely asshole ( rather like a guy I dated) and Efreet is such an ego maniac. Im thinking of cosplaying ( or crossplaying more appropriatly ) Luel.

Does anyone know when the next book is coming out? grr want happy bishieness now...

bANgZ
07-27-2003, 04:40 AM
i have the 1st volume but thats all. i like it! although it seems like more for girls

Babbit_Chan
07-27-2003, 12:23 PM
BlueLady: It's coming out September 16 :D

Velvy
08-14-2003, 06:53 AM
Ohhhhh....>< This wait is agonizing. XD

Babbit_Chan
08-14-2003, 01:39 PM
Velvy: We're almost there XD *keeps herself entertained with One Piece*

Koumori
08-14-2003, 06:42 PM
I just picked up volume one and I think it's a lot of fun. I'm planning to cosplay Madam Batolli even though I KNOW everyone will think I'm supposed to be Mana!

Karasu
08-17-2003, 10:01 PM
*waves happy flag* I can't wait till the 16th!! I hope there's a lot more Luel and Fuan!! I was actually thinking about cosplaying Fuan. It would be so awesome! *anxious for second manga* *_*

makonurikoryoko
09-03-2003, 12:26 AM
XD wahahaha I am reading volume 2 right now! Its Sept 2nd... and IM reading it! XD I am so excited!! I HAVE to cosplay Leila!!!!!

EDIT: XD hahah I had to say that while I was halfway through! ^^ I was just so excited!
Neo and Luka are adorable! XD and I love that Neo has the "I want to Beleive" poster like mulder in his room. And the chibi spirits are sooo kawaii!!! XD
HOLY CRAP I CANT WAIT FOR 3!!!! XD I need more now now now now!! ::scampers off to bed::

Karasu
09-03-2003, 05:25 PM
I thought it was so cute how Efreet is putty in Neo's hands!!!! He was so tough before, but mush. It is just too cute! I like Neo's spirits, thery're funny. I think the 3rd volume comes out October 7. I have no idea. *waits patiently*

makonurikoryoko
09-03-2003, 10:49 PM
that seems really soon o.O I sure hope it comes out that fast!XD

Velvy
09-13-2003, 03:33 PM
I got this volume a little late, but I really enjoyed it. *^_^* I will have unlimited respect for anyone who cosplays one of those spirits. I love Ko Ya-Seong; she's so so detailed. *_* Anyone spot anything?

Hilarious Jrock reference with Hakuei from Penicillin. "Sadly, I can never love you in return." XDDD That was brilliant.

And another Batolli/Mana addition ^_^:

http://velvy.com/fast/mana_batolli5.jpg

That's my favorite outfit too. :X

Dawn
09-21-2003, 11:24 AM
I love this manga ^^ lol Luka is so sexy~
~thud~ I wish to cosplay him.

I think Madame Batolli is so great-- I believe I might grow up to be just like her XD

BlueLady
09-21-2003, 02:57 PM
haha I love Luka...suck a whiny little ego bitch yet sexy. I swear I dated a guy like him a while back. Im still cosplaying Luel but not till anime expo next year. Hopefully a group can be formed.

Koumori
09-21-2003, 04:43 PM
I love Luka's new haircut. It looks like there may be a UTGM group forming for Anime Boston.

Karasu
09-23-2003, 12:34 AM
There is a group forming for Anime Boston?!?! ;_; I wish I could go! I'll have to look for pictures of it then. Next best thing!! ^_^