Hey all this week for Sensate Saturday I’m covering a series I just started reading! It’s Sachiiro no One Room by Hakuri!
Plot Synopsis: One day, a girl was kidnapped. However, that girl started to desire a life living with her captor, and swears that she will marry him. In return, her captor provides her with happiness that she had always longed for…
Plot: This is not exactly a happy tale, it has it’s heartwarming moments, but it also has some really dark ones as well. That being said I really enjoyed the two chapters I was able to read. Hopefully this series continues as I’m rooting for the characters.
Characters: Our two leads don’t have a name in the first chapter, so I’m not really able to comment much more than say that there is a lot of backstory we don’t get to learn yet, hopefully later chapters get into the story. However I did enjoy them quite a bit.
Art: The art is great, if I didn’t know better I’d say this was published by Shueisha, but it’s not.
Overall: A great read, if a bit dark.
For those who like: Romance, Slice of Life, Drama, Great Plot, Fantastic Lead Characters, Awesome Artwork.
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Suki ni Naranai yo Senpai by Hatsuharu!
Plot Synopsis: Falling in love with a painting while at a school’s festival, Iku is able to meet the gentle high schooler who created it. She falls in love at first sight and with that feeling in her heart, decides to enroll in that high school! But, what happens when she joins the art club and discovers her gentle prince has disappeared and a sleazeball has taken his place?!
Plot: This is a pretty stereotypical story. Frankly I’m not interested in continuing to read it. However it is completed in Japan so maybe I’ll read it if I ever get desperate enough and lack something else to read. The likelyhood of that is fairly low though.
Characters: Iku is a pretty normal girl, in fact she’s pretty damn average in just about everything. Nagaike on the other hand is more than a bit of an ass. However that’s fairly normal for high school aged boys, so again nothing new.
Art: The art at least is good, but it’s not enough for me to continue reading the series.
Overall: A fairly average series, if you are super desperate for a Romance to read it would do in a pinch, but there are better series out there. It’s still a better love story than Twilight though.
For those who like: Romance, School Life, Drama, Good Artwork.
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Stella to Mille Feuille by Watanabe Kana!
Plot Synopsis: Hayama Ginga begins his freshman year in high school by living alone in order to escape his stern father and begin a new life. However, his new life seems to be full of the unexpected…?!
Plot: The plot is okay, but I probably won’t continue reading the series, because I just got confused by Ginga’s actions and thoughts clashing so much.
Characters: Ginga is a really unlucky dude, but it’s also pretty amusing to see him fail so bad at stuff. Tsubaki on the other hand is a much more mature and happy go lucky young woman, although that should be fairly obvious since she is older than Ginga.
Art: The art is great though, as one would expect from a Shueisha publication.
Overall: An okay read, but I’ll not be continuing to read past this first chapter.
For those who like: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Funny Female Lead, Great 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.
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another One-shot! It’s Hatsukoi no Itazura by Ichikawa Shou!
Plot Synopsis: A childhood promise made to meet again when they turn 16… Now that 10 years have passed, will my first love, Sei-kun, be the same as how I’ve remembered him all those years ago..
Plot: The plot for this One-shot is pretty great, and while it starts off on a fairly stereotypical concept I have to say it was handled amazingly well despite that.
Characters: Anju is a pretty stereotypical female lead in a Shoujo Manga, but it was handled very well. Sei on the other hand was quite interesting. Why I’ll leave to you to find out, but I enjoyed him quite a bit.
Art: The art is very good, but not Shueisha quality work.
Overall: A fun little romance for anyone looking to read a short one.
For those who like: Shoujo Manga, Romance, Slice of Life, School Life, Drama, One-shots, Great Plot, Fantastic Leads, Awesome Artwork.
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Taihen Yoku Dekimashita by Sato Zakuri!
Plot Synopsis: Nonoyama, whose only friend is a stuffed animal, spent her elementary and junior high school years as a true truant because of neglect and bullying. Now having the chance to reset her life as a high school student in an out of town school, she’s determined to make friends and enjoy her school life! However, her high school life is a rocky road from day one…
Plot: This first chapter was pretty heartwarming, and hooked me pretty well by the end of the chapter, so I’ll be continuing to read this series eventually. I enjoy having a main character overcome bullying, as it’s something I dealt with myself growing up.
Characters: Nonoyama is a pretty decent main character, and I’m looking forward to her growing more confident in future chapters. Amatou on the other hand is a pretty interesting male lead, being an outcast as well. I relate to him quite a bit, although by the time I was in High School I wasn’t such a social pariah anymore.
Art: The art is excellent, as expected by a Shueisha published series.
Overall: I’m going to give this the go ahead for now, it looks to be very good based off this first chapter.
For those who like: Drama, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life, Excellent Plot, Fantastic Lead Characters, Amazing Artwork.
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review of a series I stumbled across recently. It’s Suijin no Hanayome by Toma Rei!
Plot Synopsis:One’s life can be changed in a matter of seconds . And little Asahi is unlucky in that she suddenly finds herself in a strange world where people worship the mysterious water god. The girl is sure that the whole story about gods is just a mere fable but…
Plot: I really wasn’t expecting this series to be quite as gripping, normally I’d write this off as a fairly standard adaptation of a fairy tale, something I’m almost certain that this story is based off of, but the series got me interested. I don’t know why, but I’m pretty intrigued by the series and I’ll continue reading it. As for the why, it’d be a huge spoiler so I won’t say exactly why, but nevertheless I’m hooked.
Characters: Asahi and Subaru seem to be a couple of our leads, Asahi is a pretty normal little girl, and definitely an interesting main character. Even though she’s very young she’s polite. Subaru seems to be a decent enough lead, although he’s a little lacking in depth.
Art: The art is great, honestly I was expecting this to be a Shueisha published series, but surprisingly enough it wasn’t one.
Overall: A great series based off this first chapter, I’ll be continuing reading it and definitely going to say that any romance lover should give it a shot.
For those who like: Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Transported to Another World Stories, Great Plot, Excellent Female Lead, Fantastic Artwork.