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 on Shoujo Saturday I’m covering a series I found recently and enjoyed quite a bit. It’s ReLIFE by Yayoi Sou!
Plot Synopsis: The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man who fails at every job interviews he had after quitting his last company which he only last three months. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offer him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old again and to became a subject in a one-year experiment in which he began his life as a high school student again.
Plot: That premise is pretty interesting and the way it’s handled in the story is pretty good, I’m looking forward to the romances blossoming!
Character: Arata is a pretty good main lead, and Ryou is a pretty good secondary character, but it’s the rest of the cast that makes this series. I particular like the homeroom teacher, she seem’s like a handful.
Art: The art is quite good, spectacular actually considering it’s self-published.
Overall: If you want a good slice of life series with romance, this a good one to read.
For those who like: Slice of Life, Drama, School Life, Romance, Redos, Great Cast of Characters, Fantastic Artwork, Spectacular Plot.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate it?
This week for Manga Monday I’m doing something a little different, I’m covering a Korean Webtoon (read comic) that I found wasn’t hard to get used to the style, which can be very different compared to traditional comics, Manga or even Manwha (Korea’s version of Manga that reads Left to Right like Western Comics). It’s Looking for a Father by Dong Bi.
Plot Synopsis: Hyun-Su Jung (29) was scammed by Jung-Mi Kim and is now in debt for $900,000. He is being chased by loan sharks and ended up kidnapping Jung-Mi Kim’s daughter, Ha-Yeon Lee (17). The story starts from there.
Plot: What starts out as a somewhat creepy beginning is a rather heartwarming comedy about a girl who is looking for stability in her life and the guy she is relying on for that. I won’t go into the why, as it’s pretty hilarious to see why she ends up that way, but I’ve been reading it and I love it. It’s heartwarming, depressing and makes me feel a little better about the human race in general after each chapter is done.
Characters: Hyun-Su and Ha-Yeon are the two main characters and from what little I’ve read I really like their interactions, as it feels natural and not at all fake.
Art: This being the first Webtoon I’ve ever read for more than a page without giving up in disgust at the layout I really can’t speak about the art all that much, except to say that I enjoy the artists style.
Overall: If you don’t mind the somewhat creepy plot synopsis, trust me it gets better I promise, this Romantic Comedy is a heartwarming story of two people looking for stability.
For those who like: Romantic Comedies, Heartwarming Stories, Believable Characters.