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Description
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Doujinshi

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Associated Names
Lotus Spiral

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Completely Scanlated?
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User Rating
Average: 4.7 / 10.0 (7 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 30th 2008, 1:40am PST


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Year
2005

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Licensed (in English)
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #966 increased(+444)
Monthly Pos #2601 increased(+457)
3 Month Pos #5403 decreased(-42)
6 Month Pos #7140 increased(+453)

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On 3 reading lists
On 12 wish lists
On 0 unfinished lists
On 16 custom lists

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Confusing but beautiful   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by brid
August 5th, 2008, 3:51pm
Download this one for the art but expect it not to make an ounce of sense. It's a dream-like work, not meant to be taken literally, so if you can appreaciate it for its artwork (which is really quite something--it's unfortunate the illustrator doesn't seem to work professionally), then you might enjoy this one.

The doujinshi contains two stories. The first one has no dialogue whatsoever, which makes discerning the events taking place very difficult. There is narration in the second story, but the narration is meant to be poetical in nature and not necessarily to convey information about the plot or characters, again leaving the reader in confusion. The translator includes some notes on the doujinshi where s/he offers up some interpretations on what may be going on. The translator's ideas are plausible enough, so I do suggest you read the note as it may help to clarify things for you. As for me, I think the doujinshi has something to do with the idea of creation and destruction since we see the tower growing uncontrollably in the first story, the two couples having sex in the second story, the repetition of the lotus flowers (which usually symbolize life and spiritual awakening), then the bonus image of the many-armed god, and finally the destruction of the tower. (Although it's unclear whether the tower of the first and second stories are meant to be the same tower). Beyond that, I can't come up with anything else as to the overall meaning of the work. While I don't think a doujinshi should force you to think so much while still leaving you in confusion, the whole thing is beautiful and something different, so do give it a try.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2008, 3:56pm
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