fandomnightmare's Reviews ＆ Ratings
Adorable friends-to-lovers. Gave me the warm fuzzies.
Strange, beautiful, poignant. I picked this up after someone mentioned it was Shoowa's only licensed work in English. It's very unusual, I can't say I've read anything like it before. It starts off feeling like it'll be a book of oneshots and then evolves into a longer story. The longer story is somewhat allegorical, and has a vibe that's somewhere between pure fantasy and magical realism. I hope to see more of her works in English someday.
Oh man, this was lovely. The art was retro and incredibly detailed and atmospheric, the characters were lovable and relatable without feeling like caricatures or archetypes... This was a warm, wholesome exploration of two very different people navigating the route between friendship and love. The story wasn't too unique, but it was masterfully crafted and illustrated. Sometimes all you want is the best available version of something familiar, and this is it. I wish I could buy a physical copy of this and put it on my comics shelf. What a delightful manga!
I really like the concept of a comedy duo who are doing it on the down low, but the execution here really falls down. The nature of their work doesn't affect the story much, and for a story about comedians... It's not funny. The art is amateurish too. Overall, I think this could be a really good manga if the mangaka revisited the idea down the line, but it's just not there yet. If you're looking for something similar, try "There's Fanfiction About Us!?", which is a much better drawn and funnier example of the entertainment industry trope, or "My Fickle Jaguar" for an underrated entertainment industry story with a well developed plot and characters.
I don't usually like age gaps, or medical stories, or rough art styles. This is all three of those things, but it's excellent.The story itself was simple and straightforward, but very realistic. It's very easy to understand and care about all the characters, they all feel like people you could meet in the real world with their own lives and stories. I'm trying hard to not spoil it here, but the connection between the main characters which could have so easily become toxic or exploitative stayed surprisingly wholesome. This is a story about how to deal with an unreliable person who nevertheless isn't bad or manipulative. It's about dealing with the tough things in life. It's about how sometimes being fully truthful can be hard, and about how the small lies people use to make their lives easier aren't always bad, but can get you in uncomfortable situations. It's also got some OK smut. Pretty life-accurate, though I didn't find the art style titillating personally.
Very fun! A nice threesome, though sadly no reversible characters.
I'm not a fan of the "exotic native people" theme, it usually makes me deeply uncomfortable. Chapter 1 of this manga made me laugh out loud though! The scientist actually sounds like a scientist, by which I don't mean that he's stuck up and spouting fancy words, but that he just wants to get his fieldwork done so he can go drink with his co-workers. RELATABLE. The guy he meets on the beach looks a bit standard, but watching him react with curiosity to the scientist's broken tech goods was funny. He's threatening at first but then realises the scientist is harmless and lost. Then, he treats him kindly. It's played for laughs, but it's also refreshing and he seems nice. Also, these two really can't speak the same language. No magic translator!The sexual situation in this chapter is humorous. I don't want to spoil it but it's not your standard BL "exotic seme can't resist pushing pale uke down" thing. It's... Ah, you should just go read it already. You'll laugh, promise!
I normally love Qpa releases, but despite the interesting premise, this one wasn't anything special past the first chapter. It's basically the standard cold uke, warm seme story, with some misunderstandings and a love triangle with a more powerful and aggressive character. I wish I had rented rather than bought it. Nothing really wrong with it, it's just very basic.
Aww, this was lovely! Niyama's art was amazing as usual, and the characters were both likeable and fun. I was rooting for their happiness from the first moment. If you want to read something that will leave you feeling good when you're done, I totally recommend this one. Also, Seiji's cat is the MVP!
An alpha who is a bottom? What a fun idea! I like both characters too, I love badass omegas. But is it only a oneshot? Say it ain't so! I wish it were at least a volume.