Synonyms: Fetishberry, Alice Doll, Re:dear Dead Stock
Published: May 15, 2010 to Sep 15, 2012
Score: 7.271 (scored by 523 users)
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SynopsisThere's a girl who gets really excited over certain features in boys, such as their hair, hands, eyes... and basically everything else. She thinks herself a complete pervert, regardless of her childhood friend's protests.
Suddenly, a boy who has all of these beautiful traits comes storming into her life. The poor girl never saw it coming. Too bad this boy isn't as nice as his features portray him to be!
Volume 2: ALICE DOLL
Volume 5: Re:dear Dead Stock
Seeing as how the only other review is a 4, I thought I'd make my own comments about Aki-sensei's work. If you're looking for an original shoujo story, you won't find it here (then again, shoujo ideas have been recycled so much that it's hard to find an original one). However, for the limitations of the genre, I'd say Fetish Berry did a good job keeping me entertained, and there were even some unexpected twists to boot!
Story - 6 - MINOR SPOILER ALERT
I gave the plot a 6 because it's so generic and 80% predictable. The main heroines are somewhat unique, but all the plot devices used are just obvious. The manga takes place in a school and is about a girl named Mizuhara, who struggles with a ... body part fetish. One of the main heroes, Narita, finds out and makes her his "servant." Insert a childhood friend who is secretly in love with Mizuhara and a bishoujo who has her own secret, and you have the recipe for a predictable shoujo manga. Like I said, there were some things that happened to the characters that surprised me, but I could still see most of the events coming from miles away. Still, the manga-ka executed very well, and I enjoyed most of what I've read so far, even if I was expecting most of it.
Art - 9
I don't know why, but I like Aki-sensei's art style, so my score may be a bit biased. I read Houou Gakuen Misoragumi, and loved the art there too. Mizuhara's dramatic expressions are great and the bishoujo, Asahina, is gorgeous. The chibis are also adorable and each style is used properly in each situation to produce the most 'funny' or 'emotional' effects. Some might call her art plain at first, and I'll admit, the colored cover pages tend to be boring, but once you start reading, you'll begin to notice how versatile the art is.
Character - 7
I went over a bit of this in the story, but the characters are pretty cookie cutter, aside from the main heroines. Though to be honest, I've seen Asahina's type of character in other manga too, so she's not AS unique as Mizuhara. But, unique fetishes aside, everyone ends up being standard shoujo models, so if the two main girls didn't have those unique features, I'd probably score Character at a 5.
Enjoyment - 9
tldr; Fetish Berry may seem predictable, but there are a few interesting plot twists. The manga-ka's sense of humor is also awesome (to me) and I thought the manga was pretty funny overall.
Overall - 8
If you don't mind reading "the same old thing" with a twist, then definitely give Fetish Berry a try. I will warn you though, that Aki-sensei has a very particular sense of humor. I personally think it's awesome, and it carries over from Houou Gakuen Misoragumi, but not many people will feel the same way. read more
I thought i should let people know what there about to read. I've only read 3 because I'm guessing that's all that is out at the moment.
Fetish Berry, I expected something cutesy on one hand or my other guess was something gross with berries. What I actually got was a girl named Hiyori Mizuhara who has one of the most weird fetishes ever. She is attracted to everything about boys; Voice,touch,skin,looks,eyes,hair, ect...And it causes her discomfort to be attracted to every boy she sees.| I was open to the Idea at first, but then it just got really stupid...She says she's in love but is it really?
The style in this manga is rather simple, nothing special about it. The cover of the book is colorful and cute tho. Its not an ugly style just simplistic, a bit boring, and it doesn't draw me in.
The characters are all a bit mediocre. You got your main chara with a weird fetish, the best friend who's in love with the main chara, and a third chara who meets the main girl but can't admit he's in love. Its all repetitive; we've seen it over and over.
I didn't enjoy it at all to be honest, the begging was hard to get through because i thought it was rather stupid but i wanted to give it a chance. I have to say I doubt i'll continue this but out of curiosity I might.
As an overall review The art was boring,the story was stupid, the chars are dimwits, and just not really able to get into it. Something drastic needs to happen for this manga to get improved..
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