This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got a Quick Review of an adaptation from a Light Novel. It’s From Maid to Mother by Yuzuki Seiya!
Plot Synopsis: A high school girl reincarnates in another world as Lily Ruzsa. While she occasionally reminisces about her past life, she is now known as “the Maid of the Royal Family,” after helping to rear the lady who eventually married the crown prince. One day she gets a sudden and unexpected request from the Court Magician….
Plot: The plot of this first chapter is more amusing than heartwarming, though I will say I took a peek at the second chapter and it does become rather heartwarming. This isn’t a series full of action and adventure, it’s decidedly Slice of Life and that isn’t a bad thing.
Characters: Lily is our main character and she doesn’t have any cheats, or special abilities from reincarnating into another world. All she has is her knowledge as a motherless child from Japan who had to take care of her younger brother and sister while her father worked. It’s a refreshing change of pace from the cheat level characters that so often happen in Tensei or Isekai stories. Leonard, the male lead, isn’t a bad character just really blunt and socially awkward. I like him quite a bit, if only because I see parts of myself in him.
Art: The art is excellent, which makes me really want to read the original Light Novel, however said Light Novel hasn’t been translated past the first few chapters.
Overall: A great read if you need something to warm your heart up on a Winter day.
For those who like: Slice of Life, Fantasy, Magic, Drama, Romance, Excellent and Heartwarming Plot, Great Cast of Characters, Awesome Artwork.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate all that?
This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s ReRe Hello by Minami Touko!
Plot Synopsis: When Ririko was five, she lost her mother. It’s been ten years since then, now she helps out her family by doing most of the household tasks. Her father started a handyman company, but then something horrible happened…
Plot: This is a pretty interesting series, it’s not super amazing and gripping, but it’s not really full of stereotypes either. I’ll probably continue to read it eventually, although it will probably be a while.
Characters: Ririko is a fairly interesting female lead, she isn’t the typical damsel in distress you find in some Shoujo series. The rest of the cast is also pretty interesting, especially Towa.
Art: The art is superb as you’d expect from a Shueisha series.
Overall: Worth a read if you Slice of Life Romances are your cup of tea.
For those who like: Romance, Slice of Life, Drama, School Life, Intersting Plot, Good Cast of Characters, Awesome Artwork.
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 Pika Ichi by Mochida Aki!
Plot Synopsis: “Pika Ichi” is the story of two painfully shy teens who love yakuza movies. An incident at school pushes them over the edge, and they decide to drop their mousiness in order to dispense some “justice”.
Plot: The plot is okay, but where the lack of presence was endearing in a series like Kuroko’s Basketball, in Pika Ichi it’s just annoying. It might be because I don’t get the whole Yakuza movie subculture, and that is probably a big reason, but I just felt like the series was really boring.
Characters: Tarou and Hanako are our leads, and they are so average it’s painful. Frankly the rest of the cast isn’t much better except for the oddball school doctor.
Art: The art is okay, but again nothing really amazing either.
Overall: Like it’s main characters Pika Ichi is very average, it’s not terrible, but it’s not interesting either.
For those who like: Drama, Slice of Life, School Life.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or mediocrity.
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.