I think the manga's being sold in the US, so maybe I should buy them. I'm pretty close to finishing the anime.
I'm leaning towards a female Crona. I can see how Crona can be either, though. And yeah, the art for Kid/Crona's so cute (and Maka/Crona has some awesome art, too 8D). Poor Crona, every time s/he appears in an episode, there's always a flame war in the comments (I watch it on Youtube, where Funimation streams it) about hir gender. xP
I'm not big on Stein/Marie, either. Marie tends to get on my nerves.
Yeah, the ending was rather a letdown :/ But that was what really pushed me to start reading the manga.
YESS, I think of them as BFFs too! Though it'd be interesting for Crona to continue being a 'hir', but I really want a conclusion on that gender of hirs. (hoping Crona's female D: because I realise I ship Kid/Crona too, idk why my preferences are so weird) Oh yes, I ship Stein/Medusa too, more entertaining than Stein/Marie, which is a pairing I'm pretty meh to.
Well, I can't really keep up with the manga, now, since it's been taken off of OneManga, so I'm left with the anime for now. I'm told the ending was disappointing, though. I'll have to see for myself then.
I'm a shipper of Soul/Maka and Kid/Liz/Patty as well. Their personalities click, I suppose. Especially Kid and the Thompson Sisters.
I'm a major shipper of Maka/Crona, though I figure they'd be BFFs, as well. I have a soft spot for Kid/Maka. I also ship Stein/Medusa. It's a horrendously unhealthy couple, but I guess that's what I like about it.
imho, the anime is pretty awesome stuff, up till about episode 40-ish, where it starts to stray from the manga. And yes, I do support quite a number of couples. Like Soul/Maka and Kid/Liz/Patti, and Harvar/Jacqueline and Ox/Kim. The more crackier pairings I like are Black Star/Patti, Crona/Maka, Mifune/Tsubaki and Kid/Maka. Gah, I ship too much ;; and you can call me Ibu 8D
Sorry I didn't reply to your LJ message, my computer tends to act screwy with LJ, so I don't log on often.
To answer your question (about catching up on SE manga), not often. I'm actually watching the anime so far, and I check up on the manga sometimes. So...uh...yeah. :T
Is there any SE couples you support?