25 Apr 2016

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu

Status: Complete

You can have it all if you have brains and find romance

My second time reading the manga, and it's just as good as reading it the first time round. It's similar to Horimiya in the sense that what you see is not exactly what you get, and it's these types of manga which I enjoy reading over and over.

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu has an interesting main girl called Hibino Tsubaki. She's a smart cookie but fails to get into the elite high school she's been wanting to go to and fails to be the top student in the high school she's able to get into. Bad luck much? I guess you could say her hopes aren't completely dashed when she meets the student who beat her to first place in this school's entrance exams, but then that'd be lying...to a certain extent. He's called Tsubaki Kyouta (also a strong main guy and I hope the names don't confuse any of you!) and turns out to be a rude guy to Tsubaki when they first meet in school, resulting in her cutting his hair in disgust. As punishment, he vows to take all her "first times", but little do they know that this blossoms into something they soon learn to cherish.

15 Apr 2016

Horimiya

Status: Ongoing

Don't judge a book by its cover, cos romance and friendship can blossom from anywhere

It's true, and Horimiya proves that with a strong main guy and girl who are nothing like those you find in romance manga. And I may say that about all the romance manga I have read so far, but this time I mean it.

Hori Kyoko is popular, beautiful and smart, and Miyamura Izumi is the type no one wants to associate themselves with due to his appearance, and his grades aren't all that. This is them during school hours though. After school, Kyoko dresses down and looks somewhat like a simple housewife, and takes care of her little brother Souta since her parents are busy most of the time. Then there's Izumi, who ties his hair back, revealing his many ear piercings, takes off his glasses, and wears short sleeved tops which reveal his tattoos. Yes, he has tattoos! And they're not just on his arm; he also has some on one side of his body. See now what I mean by don't judge a book by its cover?

3 Apr 2016

ERASED

Status: Completed

A past event in your life may be crucial to your future

With a main character who seems to speak in a very monotonous tone and doesn't show much expression until necessary, ERASED has a very strong story.

Fujinuma Satoru is a Manga artist struggling to make a name for himself, and works in a pizza shop to make a living. But what makes him special is that he experiences what he calls Revival, an ability that allows him to go back a few seconds into the past in order to prevent a catastrophic event from happening, such as a car accident involving a child.

It's not that simple, however, as soon a tragic event which occurred during his elementary school years regarding a fellow classmate links to future events involving Satoru and his family, and his life takes a turn for the worse.