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review 2016-11-07 15:12
Haru x Kiyo - Akira Ozaki

I didn't like the story that much the first 2 chapters. The artwork, on the other hand, is beautiful, it reminded me a little bit of "Kuragehime" since the MC hides behind her bangs, similar to Mayaya. I didn't like it because 1) I saw no chemistry between the leads; 2) the bullying was meh, I didn't feel sorry for the girl and I thought the reason of the bullying was ridiculous (her height, meaning she "is a monster"... meh); 3) the boy was MEH, being a tsundere wasn't appealing, he wasn't a little bit charming, etc; 4) the girl's first bf (if we can call it bf, since they didn't even hang out) was ridiculous how it began and ended, was that supposed to be her first big heartbreak?; and 5) I admit it, I was expecting something like Lovely Complex (difference in height) and I got nothing at all, not the friendship, not the bickering, not the awesome friends and rivals, etc.

But it gets better starting from chapter 3. Better and cuter. I still don't care much about the leads, but I like that they start as friends and don't develop romantic feelings out of nowhere. I like that the girl (Haru, I think) likes the boy because he is cute but doesn't fall stupidly in love with him. She just likes him, she finds him cute and cares for him without being an annoying shoujo heroine. And I like that it is him (Kiyo, I guess) who likes her-likes her first. Like it is not just a crush, but an actually "like" since they get to know each other and spend a lot of time together without meaning to.

Thumbs up for the last chapters; the first 2 are not that appealing but it gets better.

 

Read till Vol. 3

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text 2016-10-20 01:37
Reading progress update: I've read 7 out of 144 pages.
Manga Mania Shoujo: How to Draw the Charming and Romantic Characters of Japanese Comics - Christopher Hart

 

"This book is a complete and thorough guide to shoujo manga. It is my intention that you are not only exposed to the rich variety characters and subgenres that make up shoujo, but that you develop real skill in drawing manga as a result of reading this book." 

 

COMPLETE AND THOROUGH GUIDE.

 

COMPLETE AND THOROUGH GUIDE.

 

If you know anything about Christopher Hart's artwork and instruction skills, that's like calling a half-eaten twinkie a wedding cake. 

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review 2016-09-23 20:39
Cute
That Wolf-Boy is Mine! 1 - Yoko Nogiri

This gets compared to Fruits Basket but as I have never read it (I tried ut couldn't get into it) I just like it for what it is.

 

It's cute.

 

3.8

 

(read 8/13)

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review 2016-09-23 20:36
Cute but nothing amazing
The Heiress and the Chauffeur, Vol. 2 - Keiko Ishihara
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review 2016-05-23 00:00
月刊少女野崎くん 7 [Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun 7]
月刊少女野崎くん 7 [Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun 7] ... 月刊少女野崎くん 7 [Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun 7] - Izumi Tsubaki This manga is so funny! And I love the characters so much... when was the last time I enjoyed a manga this much? I am rooting for all characters. Kashima and Hori-sempai need to start dating! And Seo and Waka too! They are the cutest couples <3<br/>
It is my last volume for some time :(( there is one more translated but I have to save it, as it is my nasty habit... My favorite chapters, which are most of them:

- Hori realizing two characters of the manga (Oze and Waka) are based on Seo and Waka. :)
- Miyako-san having a free night but since her friends think she is a host, they tried by any means she doesn't drink.
- Sakura and Mikorin trying to lose weight.
- Sakura and Kashima playing Kokkuri... and Hori and Nozuki joining.
- Waka telling Seo that he likes her, but for ulterior motives.
- Kashima's story about her bullying.
- Kashima and her legs <3
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