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04-16-2003, 01:05 PM
Greetings all,

I'm wondering who here likes Arina Tanemura? She is the manga-ka for Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Ion, Kanshaku Dama no Yuuutsu, Time Stranger Kyoko and many others that I can't remember how to spell.

All I have of her's is Kanshaku Dama no Yuuutsu. which else should I get?


04-16-2003, 01:53 PM
I personally fell for KKJ, and even though I love Time Stranger Kyoko, I realize it isn't for everyone. (Especially the ending. Bah.) What I REALLY reccomend, though, is Full Moon wo Sagashite. ^_^ I just LOVE Full Moon wo Sagashite!

Tanemura Arina is wonderful. ^__^

04-16-2003, 04:10 PM
Yes Full Moon has been great! I love how she takes the traditional shoujo style and makes it something new. ^_^ I would also recomend Jeanne. Kyoko seemed a bit rushed in the end but I bet they wanted her to start Full Moon right away. I liked it anyways. ^_^

04-16-2003, 04:52 PM
Yeah, she was getting bored with TSK so she ended it really fast and started Full Moon. It disappointed a lot of fans. ^^; It could've been SO much better if she hadn't rushed it... so very sad. ::Sigh.::

04-16-2003, 10:26 PM
Lookie at what I won on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3218426370&category=1345 . Good price if I do say so myself.


04-16-2003, 11:09 PM
Joe: Not bad for the lot! Definitely not bad ^^ Anyways, I enjoyed TSK, but I wish there had been more to it. She also wrote I.O.N., which is only one tankoubon, about a girl with psychic powers.

04-16-2003, 11:35 PM
I.O.N. is only 1 tankouban?... I may have to look into it.

I won this a few days ago:


I have a weakness for Tanemura's art.


04-16-2003, 11:40 PM
I have that book it's great! Beware of the Full Moon artbook it IS bootleg. Hopefully they will realease a legit one when Full Moon ends.
Joe now you must come over to the Koge Donbo side. buwhahahahah.

04-16-2003, 11:44 PM
Greetings again,

Is this a bootleg: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2170004166&category=64 ?

It has a barcode so I'm not sure but considering it;'s in Chinese I'm a bit weary.

I see this book on Ebay every now and then and since I spent to much money at the moment I'm holding off on it.


04-16-2003, 11:46 PM
Ringo - Koge Donbo ? Who or what is that?


04-17-2003, 12:17 AM
I'm pretty sure that all-series artbook is a bootleg. I haven't heard anything about it, so I'd be surprised if it was official.

As for Koge Donbo, she's the girl who drew the manga for Digi Charat, Pitaten, Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar, and some other stuff that I don't remember. ^^; She has a very unique way of drawing, and she and Tanemura Arina have the same love for detail in outfits, so you'd probably like her. ^_^

04-17-2003, 12:13 PM
Where can I get some of Koge Donbo manga?

I love the little I've seen of Digi Charat... haven't seen the others though.

Which is her best?


04-17-2003, 02:29 PM
Koge has done lots of work, I don't even know how one person can do so much. XD
I pretty sure most of what she does is character deisgns and illustrations.
Like for Digi Charat and Sugar, those mangas are not her original creation. I'm not quite as sure for digicharat weither she did origonal charachters, but for Sugar the original manga was done by another artist and she did the anime character designs
The works that she has created entirely on her own (story and all) are Pita-ten (http://www.sweet-tactics.net/~Phoe/) and her latest work Kamichama Karin (http://bemyangel.net/karin/).
Here is her official website ( http://www95.sakura.ne.jp/~koge/) She is also an avid Harry Potter fan! (http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~haripota/index.html) Koge house still produces doujinshi and they are VERY popular.
Anyways I would recomend Pita-ten for manga, there are around 8 volumes now (I think don't quote me on that)
The Chocola artbooks are full of full color illustrations of mostly digicharat but some have her aquarian age work . ^_^
Hope that helps. ^_^

04-17-2003, 03:31 PM
If you're going to buy Pitaten manga, make sure it's the official manga, and not the fanbooks. :P I made that mistake. The fanbooks are nice and all, but I actually wanted the MANGA. Blah. ^^;;

Baka Neko
04-25-2003, 01:50 PM
I LOVE Arina Tanemura! She is one of my FAVORITE mangaka aside from Yukiru Sugisaki and CLAMP. She would a GREAT fashion designer. All of her clothing in her mangas are so intricate, she has such an awesome taste in style! ^^ I would definately recommend all of her works (I have them all =P) This is what she has out so far...

I.O.N (1)
Kanshaku Dama no Yuuutsu (1)
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (7)
Time Stranger Kyoko (3)
Full Moon wo Sagashite (2)

I'm not sure if Volume 3 is out yet for Full Moon but I heard from someone that it came recently.

04-25-2003, 02:25 PM
I looooove her i syou couldn't tell by my avatar and Id definitly go with Full Moon cause I mean I think its the best thing EVER!!! XD lol I love Jeanne too esp the manga its sooo good! ^_^

04-25-2003, 07:03 PM
The third volume of Full Moon is out. ^^ I have it. :D;