English: Kagerou Daze
Synonyms: Kagerou Days, Heat-Haze Days
Published: May 30, 2012 to ?
Score: 8.481 (scored by 617 users)
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SynopsisNovel adaption of the popular songs featured in 'Kagerou Project' written by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) and illustrated by Sidu.
Shintarou Kisaragi, a NEET who shut himself inside his room for two years, has been living his life normally until he met a cyber girl named Ene, who appeared on his computer screen when someone sent him an e-mail one year ago. One day, Ene messing up with Shintarou's PC which cause him have to go to outside world for first time in two years.
Related MangaAlternative version: Kagerou Daze
Character: Gunjou Rain
Other: Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Upper, Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Downer, Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Summer, Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Winter, Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Spring, Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Bitter, Kagerou Daze Koushiki Anthology Comic: Sweet
Adaptation: Mekakucity Actors
At the time of this review, I've read the first 5 volumes and the very start of volume 6 of Kagerou Daze.
The story of Kagerou Daze is a strange and weird one. The main story takes place on August 14th and 15th and is about strange eye powers that reside in the main characters, the heat-haze daze and different timelines.
Kagerou Daze is a full story of Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)'s vocaloid song series, Kagerou Project. It can seem like rather complicated story, as it will switch from current time to the past throught the story, however, once you understand it, it's well worth it.
Sidu (formerly known as Shidu) is an incredible artist and one of my personal favorites. Sidu's style is very distinct and noticeably improved greatly each volume, which is a plus because the novels start with good art from volume 1. Kagerou Daze also has some of my favorite character designs, which were done by Sidu and Wannyanpuu-, but Sidu perfected Wannyanpuu-'s designs which created incredibly appealing designs.
The characters in Kagerou Daze are absolutely amazing. Our protagonist, Shintaro Kisaragi, may seem at first glance to be generic going by his design and first impressions as he's a hikkiNEET, but he is a very deep character who is troubled and suffered.
All of the characters in this series have tragic backstories. Most of the main characters art part of the Mekakushi Dan, a gang of teenagers who have strange eye powers. Some of the best characters in this novel are Shintaro Kisaragi, Shuuya Kano, Haruka Kokonose, Takane Enomoto, and Konoha.
I LOVE the Kagerou Project franchise (songs, novel, manga, anthologies, anime) and this is my favorite light novel. The novel is extremely well written and I can feel how hard Jin had worked on these novels and I truly appreciate it.
I can't recommend this novel enough, it's amazingly written, and in my eyes, I consider it a masterpiece. read more
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