Posts Tagged ‘fellows!’
I… really just posted this for the cover. I am Mori shameless.
I thought I’d place this in tumblr but you know what, the whole world should know that a special collection of shorts and illustrations written by Kaoru Mori was released last Feb. 15 in Japan. Called Kaoru Mori’s Shuuishu, it contains tales she wrote that was used for Fellows’ Promotion such as “Megane Fellows,” “Maid Fellows,” and “Bunny Fellows.” I think some of her comic natalie interviews are in it as well.
That girl in a playboy bunny has been teasing me to order this over at Amazon. After all, Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori is awesome.
The big question is if Viz or Yen Press will license this. I hope they do (as well as the Emma Victorian Guide). This is definitely a must have for Kaoru Mori Fans.
Whenever I think of maids in terms of manga, I first think of Kaoru Mori’s Emma.
It is unavoidable to associate Kaoru Mori with the maid fetish. Shirley and Emma were created at a time when maid cafes were emerging in Japan. Her popularity was at its peak when the maid phenomenon hit its boom. I could assume that Emma became influential in establishing (in the most informal manner) a standard of maid aesthetics and behavior in terms of the maid fetish that was prevalent in Japanese society.
Despite this, I cannot say that Kaoru Mori is the kind who builds her story on a fetish alone. Unlike the thousands of maids that emerged in manga, Emma and Shirley felt like the real deal. In reading the manga, I realize that Kaoru Mori’s not the kind who cares for fanfare. She’s a lady who loves the world of her characters enough to make them alive as she draws every single detail with her nib. After all, she did write A Bride’s Story as well.