Published: Oct 25, 2007 to Dec 9, 2010
Authors: Okamoto, Lynn (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump
Score: 7.721 (scored by 1633 users)
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Jul 8, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
I'm not going to include any summary in here except my personal opinions. I'm sure there's a lot of reviews and summaries that you can read out there that explains what is going on in the manga. Hahaha, either way it's against the "Review Tips and Guidelines" at the right of this "Write Your Review" box.
Nononono is a rather interesting manga that can keep you going even if the drawing is poor.
Let's talk about the story, The story to me, has a strong story line because it is centered on one thing, which is ski jumping. Although it has a little twist of small, very small amount of romance, it doesn't screw the story up at all. I think since this is my judgment of this manga, i don't know if it will appeal to you as it did to me.
"Ewww the drawing is so ugly, i'm not going to read this manga." Hey, it's your loss, although the manga had a poor job of drawing, it's not screwed up like some manga i know. The drawing of this manga is a not too good but not too horrible theme to it. As you progress further into the story your eyes will peel to see the manga in a better light. All you have to do is get that ugly thought out of your head and read the manga for what it really is.
The character Nonomiya Nono is a strong individual that grabs the attention of many main characters in other stories. I'm not saying she's the only one but, you get the point. She's strong willed and she risked her whole life to become what her brother couldn't achieve for their father. Even if her father wasn't relying on a girl like her to achieve his dreams, Nono chose a life that would not involve dresses or make-up like every other girl. Instead choosing her life as a boy to continue what she loves takes courage.
I enjoy this manga to a good extent. Some parts of the story are funny and some parts of the manga are such attention grabbers. Some may say that it was boring and pointless. The truth is they don't want to see the purpose of Nono's life as a boy. AND, they don't understand.
Overall, i gave this manga a 6. Just because all my my rating avarages to 6. It lost a lot of points when it came to the drawing part. Even though Nononono was a fair manga for me doesn't mean that it's going to be a fair manga to you. Who knows? you might like it better than you thought.
And without reviewing this review i'll click the "Submit Review" button. Thanks for reading... read more
Feb 19, 2011
Nononono is.. well it is good. I put off reading it for ages.
While it is definitely not a comedy (there are some strong abuse themes that run through it) there are some very light hearted moments.
The character of Nono is surprisingly weak, and although it annoyed me at first, it is growing on me. Physically she is obviously amazing, but she is quite a shy girl, who needs to protect her identity. That, obviously, makes for some interesting situations.
Nononono isn't going to suit everyone. You need a predisposition to gender benders/sports stories, otherwise it won't hold your attention. Me? I eagerly await each new update! read more
Aug 28, 2012
the supporting characters were as strong as the heroine and i really liked that. However the author seemed to write in way too many incidental characters and random characters, where i lost track of them at some point.
It seems like the author had minimal knowledge on the sport of ski jumping and learned more as the story went on, because i am not big on sports i thought that was really cool. The end was a let down because you dont know if she reached her main goal and what happens after the last chapter.
bottom line. Its a good read the chapters are generally short, sometimes you dont know if the heroine will succeed, and if you like cross dressing/ gender bending there is enough to go around. Sure there is lots of boobs, and other ecchi things. Sure, there are some chapters that were fillers and the end was a bust- but the rest of the ride was pretty good. read more
Aug 9, 2010
Unfortunately, this quickly becomes about half assed tragedy (the tragedy in itself is not a terrible idea, but how everyone talks about it, reacts/reacted to it, how much everything about it is repeated ad naseum). Everything becomes sad faced drawings of characters that looks so terrible. It is not depressing, but it sure is miserable to interact with. My mistake was hoping that this would be a manga with exciting sports competitions, and instead it was Rumbling Hearts, "this time on skis!"
On the "gag" side and "slice of life" side, there are lots of bad blushing pictures and bad character art to accompany those types of story elements too. I do not like these types of elements anywhere, but I have no real particular problem with them when executed well. They are terribly executed in this manga.
The non-character art is really good, and that is about the only good thing I can say about this manga. read more
Jun 21, 2012
Hmm I'm not really into gender benders but i decided to pick this up because of a sudden interest in sports manga *cough* Kuroko No Basket * cough* even though I'm actually horrible at sports. I found the plot of this manga to be actually captivating to a certain extent and i was slightly touched by some of the scenes.
The characters of this manga were decent. Not really THAT unique but at least they're slightly better than average. I liked the character development quite a bit and also how they focus mainly on the ski jumping area while including romance and comedy in adequate but not so much that the manga becomes a romance comedy.
Another plus point is that although the main character from this manga is clearly better than average, she isn't too talented or unbeatable. I also liked how it showed the problems faced by athletes who end up losing major competitions such as constant bashing by others ( not that I'm a sadist).
Overall, this manga isn't extremely good or special but is still worth the watch if you have the sudden urge to read an interesting sports manga read more
Jan 15, 2012
Moving on, the artwork is mediocre. It's not terrible by any means, and the cartoony-ness of it helps emphasize the comical theme of the manga. The ski jumps are very cool looking, although they get repetitive after a while. Characters are good although there are quite a few extremely creepy ones. My favorite, personally, is one who's already dead - Yuuta. Ah, well.
I enjoyed Nononono a lot. I began reading it back when it first began scanlating and thought it was interesting, but stopped due to infrequent releases. However, I rediscovered it today and read everything that's been scanlated up to this point (chapter 122) - took me about...4/5 hours. It was a very good read and worthy of losing sleep over.
I don't actually really like the genderbender element of this manga, although it's a crucial role. Or rather, it seems too over the top how Nono gets away with everything when she is so clearly a woman. But, well, it adds to the humor. Plus, I can't really complain about free nudity.
This manga made me interested in ski jumping before - whereas I hadn't even known of its existence - and although it's a terrifying sport that I know I'll never even try (snowboarding for me), I look for it during the winter olympics now.
Basically, it's a very good read for those who are willing to accept less-than-believable circumstances. read more