Published: Jan 1, 2005 to Feb 5, 2014
Authors: Lee, Nicky (Story & Art)
Serialization: Star Girls Comic
Score: 8.401 (scored by 4079 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagscomedy drama romance shoujo
May 9, 2009
Story: The story isn't that amazingly unique and original in terms of a girl being forced to go into the fashion industry and finding hardships and love on the way, etc. However, this type of story is usually very well received by the general population therefore the story should (and is) quite good. I gave it a 8 to balance out the good with the bad.
Art: Right, at first glance the art kind of turned me off. Maybe its because I don't enjoy the type of eyes and body that the mangaka uses but once you get into the story, it's much easier to ignore and/or grow to like it. I gave this a 10 even though I initially didn't like the art is because when the fashion industry part came in, the art turned absolutely SPLENDID! It's beautiful really and definitely worth a 10.
Character: Cane Lele is probably just like most other manga heroines. She's ditsy, clueless, hates something (in this case the fashion industry), denies that she loves someone (coughcoughyouknow!cough), etc, etc. But even with all the regular cliches, there are some quite enjoy parts to her character. You do end up sympathizing with her and you'll definitely laugh at her remarks and responses. This is simply because most girls (and not being sexist here, guys can read shoujo manga too but the MAJORITY is girls) will react in the same way as her. She's just one of the characters that you'll met along the way and like Lele, you'll also laugh and sympathize or maybe even hate the other characters as well.
Enjoyment: A definite 10. The humor in this manga is one of the best aspects. Lele's stupid clumsiness, Angus's brother-complex, the love hate relationships between Feihung and her "boytoy!" The list goes on and on. You'll laugh, cry and get angry throughout the whole story. That's the sign of a great manga.
Overall: 9. It's great but for something to be OUTSTANDING there has to be more. Right now, I've only read 37 (because it's not been finished translated yet) so I can't say for sure how the story goes after. I heard it's much better. If it is, I'll return to this review and rewrite to give it another shot. read more
Apr 2, 2010
The main character escapes from the typical lead female in anime/manga, which makes the reader curious, because you don't easily predict what the character's next move will be.
The artwork is very good, nothing over the top, but captivating and very pleasant.
This manga turned out to be a surprise for me, I never expected to be this devoted.
Although it's not finished yet, it's interesting to re-read the story because there's always a little detail that you miss, or simply because there's such a fast development that it will seem that everything happened "a long time ago...". read more
Jun 9, 2012
Jan 21, 2013
but the art is appealing me to at least trying a few chapter, and yeah art is no doubt i guess. And when i get to the mood and the plot, i just can't take my mind from it... the drama is A LOT... but the author is success making the reader keep getting excited.
May 21, 2014
Lele, our heroine, follows in the footsteps of her famous mother finally giving into the whims of her Aunt who is now a fixture in the fashion industry, first as a model herself and now as an agent. This leads to her meeting an interesting cast of characters to include the other main characters - a pair of gorgeous twin brothers - one an aloof, elusive director and the other a narcissistic supermodel. In the course of her life slowly becoming intertwined with hers, Lele learns of the twins past and helps them to come to gripes with their demons.
I really didn't think that I would enjoy this Manhua after reading the first few chapters. But I quickly found myself reading through, and somewhere down the line (maybe volume 3 or so) I was effectively hooked. I believe it's because Nicky Lee has a way of creating believable characters, weaving bits of their personality, past and growth into each chapter making it feel more natural instead of forced.
I think Nicky Lee's panels really shine during the high fashion moments. When she's drawing top names of the industry (at the time of the manhua's publishing) they really pop. The photo shoots, poses and catwalk scenes feel authentic and exciting. Overall I thought the art was good, but the fashion scenes is what puts it over (in my opinion).
Now our 3 main characters are pretty well fleshed out. We get a bit of background on the supporting characters but I would've like to learn more - like more about about Eros guardians or Lele's adorably muscle-bound BFF Leo, but I guess focusing too much on them would've delved away from the main storyline too much. Overall, I enjoyed the characters and felt like they all had a specific purpose to the plot, even if that purpose wasn't revealed until later. read more