This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got a more upbeat story. It’s Hakase to Slime-chan by Isaki Nayuta!
Plot Synopsis: A Professor had created what he hoped to be an artificial human, but what came out of the large holding tube wasn’t a human, but a Slime?!?
Plot: The plot is very Slice of Life and more about comedy than anything else. There is no action, no damsels to save or Demon Kings to vanquish. Just a guy who wanted to make an artificial human and got a slime instead.
Characters: Both the professor and Lime are amusing, however they are not incredibly deep character wise. This may change in later chapters of the series, but I haven’t read ahead of the currently translated material. So while they are amusing, and somewhat heartwarming, it wasn’t enough for me to want to find the untranslated chapters of this completed series.
Art: The art is okay, not super amazing and nowhere near Shueisha level of quality, but it’s in full color which is a bit of a rarity when it comes to Manga, although this technically is a Webtoon or Web Comic where such things are much more commonplace.
Overall: If you’re bored this might be worth a quick read.
For those who like: Slice of Life, Supernatural Stuff, Decent Artwork.
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Otometic Syndrome by Harukawa Haru!
Plot Synopsis: Tachibana Otome, a 16-years-old otaku girl whose ideal type of guy was “Blonde Hair and Blue Eyes” suddenly meets that sort of person in real life transferred to her class…
Plot: The plot is pretty stereotypical, but it’s not terribly done. That being said it’s not super amazing either. It’s fairly mediocre and I expect later chapters to hit many different types of tropes.I’ll enjoy reading the rest of the series in the future, but it’s definitely not going to be at the top of my list of things to read. There are better series out there I haven’t had the chance to read yet.
Characters: Otome is a pretty straightforward girl, and I enjoy that characteristic in a female lead. She knows what she wants, even if it’s not realistic, she still acknowledges that is her preference. Her best friend Rika on the other hand is more grounded in reality, which is also a characteristic I enjoy.
Art: The art is pretty great, especially considering that this runs in a long strip rather than in a normal page format.
Overall: A decent read, but not outstanding enough for me to put it near the top of my reading list. I will probably get to reading it eventually. This gets my go ahead for those who don’t mind stereotypical stories.
For those who like: Romance, Drama, Slice of Life, School Life, Stereotypes, Good Artwork.