Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the "Scissors Project" at school. Determined to become the best makeover team in Japan, they give showy makeovers to handpicked girls. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she finds herself responding to beauty's call...
Volume 2: Dream Come True
Volume 3: Teen Drop
Volume 7: Twisted Typhoon, I Want to Be a Prince
Volume 10: Shampoo's Concern, Hysteric Heart, Daily Life in the Narumi Family
A Manga full of laughs, seriousness, and slight hints of romance. Its a wonderful and enjoyable manga and I'm surprised barely anyone reviewed on it. The Story mainly focuses on Kiri Koshiba; girl gifted with the talent of hairstyling and is the daughter of the famous hairstylist Seiji Koshiba. Her life has changed ever since she encounters the S,P (Scissors Project); three popular guys at Ryokufuu High School that gives the selected girls a beauty touch. I really liked this manga because of its style and the funniness.
I liked the Art, it was very neatly drawn and also funny. Their looks really suit their personality and you could make out right away if the character is bad or not.
Ha, My favourite thing about beauty pop. I like the characters a lot; especially Kiri. She has the i-don't-care-just-go-with-the-flow personality in her, and to me she mostly lives inside her mind. Thats what makes her so enjoyable and funny x3 Each of the characters has a different personality, but that doesn't change the laughter they can bring you.
Yeah, I enjoyed this manga a lot. It's one of those kind that keeps you reading from the very first chapter. I hope it never ends, but of course that isn't possible.
Overall, I liked it a lot. Although the Romance doesn't stick out a lot, the comedy really keeps you from wanting it. I want everyone to read it since its not very popular : (
Beauty Pop is an exellent manga to laugh. The genre is comedy, and it is.
Kiri Koshiba, the daughter of legendary hair stylist Seji Koshiba, has golden hands if it comes to hairstyling (just like her dad). But she don't really care about that fact, and that's what makes it funny, I think. Kiri always has troubles with her rival, Narumi. Narumi is the son of the owner of the biggest hair salon in Japan and he's pretty good in hairstyling too.
The art is really good; it is fine to read and it looks so cute, even the 'bad' guys!
Beauty Pop has a sweet story, but even a sweet story can be exiting. Some characters are a little bit weird, but I like them all. If you like action, you don;t have to try this one. It is one of my favourite manga.
I hope you'll enjoy it!read more
I found Beauty Pop to be enjoyable. My favorite genre is rom-com and although I can say that Beauty Pop had both of these things in it was a bit skimpy on romance. If you like to laugh and don't enjoy up front romance this manga is for you. I am not saying that the romance is non-existent it just not the main influence. Overall though the story is interesting with likable characters that don't really get on your nerves. Its art work is pretty good and the story is descent. It really lacks in the pacing. It goes from kind of slow to really energetic in the blink of an eye. Some story arcs you want more details about and it just moves on leaving behind some answers. It also stays on some story arcs a little longer than necessary. I highly recommend checking it out though despite the pacing because the comedy more than makes up for it. read more
There is only one reason I'm not giving this manga a 10-so hear me out.
The story revolves around Koshiba Kiri, a slightly aloof girl who comes off as being self-centered. However, she has an extraordinary knack for hairstyling. This isn't taken well by the resident 'genius' hairstyle Shougo Narumi, who vows to beat her along with the help of his club, The Scissors Project.
So yeah, your probably reading this thinking it's an average run-of-the-mill shoujo. Which, if I'm honest, I was expecting that myself. Trust me you couldn't be more wrong. It's almost like the characters have been reversed. Instead of the guy being the aloof, calm and contained lead you expect (very few shoujo male protagonists seem to be anything but) and the girl being a heart-rules-head, temperamental firecracker it's completely the opposite. Which I think hugely contributes to the manga being so fresh.
I think one thing that might put some people off reading it, is that Koshiba doesn't look like your run-of-the-mill shoujo heroine either. Granted some shoujos have a girl who is 'ugly' or 'shy' or 'not liking her looks', but they all have their TRANSFORMATION moments-where someone dresses them up or circumstances forces their hand and they have to change.
Warning: that doesn't happen here.
But I think that's a huge bonus to this story. It makes it more natural. Who here on MAL is ever going to go through a radical transformation which makes all the boys/girls fall madly in love with them? Most of this story revolves around how well Koshiba and Narumi change other girls, so why interfere with Koshiba-who is the complete genuine article?
I only had a few problems with the story. And they were mostly technical rather major plot holes, so nothing to put you off. I think the relationship between Koshiba and her mother didn't quite work for me, and the ending I found too abrupt.
Aside from that, this is a story that makes your heart race, you laugh out loud, and get behind the two main characters as they fight to the finish. I will definitely be watching this mangaka!read more