The patience to finishing a manga

Have you ever thought yourself, can I just drop this, I can no longer handle all this drama. Well I have, plenty of times. Even now I’m experiencing it with this manga.

Watari-kun's ****** Is About to Collapse Manga | Anime-Planet
Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse

The manga is called Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse. And after reading more than 60 chapters of this manga I wish Watari-kun’s ****** would really collapse. I’m not usually like this but I’ll be honest this manga is even worse than domestic girlfriend. At least domestic girlfriend ended but I honestly don’t think this would ever end, the author is probably just gonna drag this till he can’t no more.

At this point I will even take the worst ending possible, I would even take a School days ending and I won’t complain. It’s been going on for 6 years, in the latest chapter(ch 60) the author could’ve ended it and I would’ve been happy but no he decided to drag it out with his dumb MC. There’s not been an update since may and I’m literally about to explode, such a cliffhanger. I just hope that this series end quick and end the struggle for everyone.

Domestic Girlfriend, Vol. 20 by Kei Sasuga
Domestic girlfriend

Okay, now coming back to the post, I totally hate the manga, but flow of the story is make me want more. I felt the same for Domestic girlfriend, I started reading it out of sheer curiousness and well, It was something, not what I hoped for but definitely something. Anyway, when I started reading Domestic girlfriend, it was still in serialization so I had to wait for chapters. It was actually going well at some point and just out of nowhere the author drops a bombshell, at that point I was at my peak, I just wanted to drop the manga and say “no more” but being the person I am, I said to myself one more chapter and we’ll see where this is going. Of course that was one reason why I didn’t want to drop it but the other one was because I felt guilty about dropping it.

It started fairly interesting, it was a different type of story and I was really invested in it but at the end it’s just a huge dumpster fire.

I’m the kinda person who has to finish what he started or else it just gives me nightmares. So with no other choice I continued Domestic girlfriend and to my surprise it actually ended soon than I though it would. While reading it I felt all the type of emotions you can feel, from angry to emotional, the manga was bad but after I finished reading I felt a sense of accomplishment. I never gave up till the last and now I can finally see the end. I felt so happy at the end, I finally finished a headache of a manga, now I can finally be free or not, because just a few months after finishing it I get stuck with Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse. Oh, nobody can beat my curiousness not even Chitanda.

I guess that’s why I never dropped any manga, I read through all of them school days, Kimi no iru machi, Domestic girlfriend but I think Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse might just give me a run for my money. But I think reading completed mangas is the best way to get through a manga even if you hate it. Because when you know that its completed you know that there’s an end, you can read 1 chapter at a time to reach the end or else that’s how I do it. One more way how I get through it is by having a goal at the end of each chapter I finish.

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Kawaii hito

This is one more reason why I don’t pause reading because there’s a lot of chance that I won’t probably get back to it and even if I did I don’t think I would have the patience to complete it. I would probably just rush through it. I remember that I started reading Kawaii Hito last year around July, it was really good and I liked it a lot but since it was still updating and I was still have my exams so I paused reading at that’s it. I recently got back to it because I saw that it was finished updating and that was it I just rushed through the remaining chapters. I don’t why, maybe because I lost the flow of the story. I should get back to my Paused mangas soon.

The reason why I couldn’t get into it again maybe because now I only thought of completing the manga instead of trying to enjoy it. That’s one reason why I read mostly completed or fully scanlated mangas because once I lose the flow of it I just lose the whole interest in it.

I can’t say the same about anime because I haven’t watched a lot recently but if it was bad I would just fast forward to the good scenes(If there is any). This post has basically just been me ranting about everything and I just I went way out of topic. I really wanted to write more about how much I hate the male MC’s of Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse and Domestic girlfriend but I thought I’d save it for a different post.

Anyway thank you for reading this very patchy ranting filled post.

7 comments

  1. I know how you feel, I’m currently dragging my feet through a manga. I just don’t like the characters that much and it makes it hard to get through without skipping chapters. But I bought it with a huge stack of manga at a bookstore, and if I paid for it, then I’m going to read it whether I like it or not. I’m cheap like that.

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  2. Yeah I often feel the obligation to finish stuff once I have begun, but I think it is important to realise whether you are really enjoying it or not. I can definitely improve at that personally.

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  3. I have a hard time just stopping in the middle of a series too. If something is truly horrendous, then I might just toss it aside, but I have to be outright disgusted with just about everything or feel absolutely no interest in what happens to any of the characters before I’ll let go.

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    • There was actually a manga called “Bokura wa Itsumo” which I was totally into. I read the first 45 chapters in a day but after no matter how much I searched there was no other chapters available. It was completed and there were only 30 chapters more, I was really heartbroken then, so that’s why I always check if all the chapters are available first. I never knew what happened again.

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      • I’ve heard that’s a common hazard in manga reading. I know of one (With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child) that just stopped in the middle because the creator actually died. I still read to the last available volume, but I was sad for many reasons.

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