15 of 26 chapters read
Well look somewhere else.
Sure, this manga does not have the elements for a breathtaking insightful manga, but i'll tell you what it does have:
1) A light sense of humour.
The characters are given personalities that are believable but at the same time so silly they make you laugh. No hidden meanings or moral implications here, but you do get a decent story for your time.
2) Hawt bishies.
Let's face it, this is YAOI. You must be a yaoi fan or someone who doesn't mind homosexual relationships to be on this page. Yes, yes, we all know that in real life two hot guys getting together and having this kind of relationship is incredibly rare, but where in "yaoi manga" are the words reality?
The manga is full of fan service (a.k.a. hot smex) so if you're really into that, then I suggest you look somewhere else for something to read.
3) A decent story
Not completely original as you the not-so-smart-guy falling for the smart-perfect-guy, but at least the mangaka tries to make it a little more believable. She gives flaws to both characters and balances it in a way that makes the manga just plain cute.
Basically, if you're looking for a fun little YAOI read, dive into Katekyo and have fun reading it. :) read more
6 of 6 chapters read
Personifying a doll has been done before, particularly in yaoi. Some popular examples of this are Chobits and Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi). However, in Lovers Doll, we don't get some souped up sci-fi doll, we have a classic dress-up doll. The protagonist, Shin, enjoys sewing doll clothes as a pastime and chose to by a classic dress-up doll for this purpose.
Himeji, the doll's name, is infamously named 'the Bloody Doll'. The reason? It can move and transform into a human magically with the 'power of love'. As far-fetched as it seems, it's really something the reader can sympathize with.
Don't we all wish to be loved? Are dolls any different?
This idea of wanting to be loved is something I feel all readers can relate to. Sure, there's all that talk about soul mates and true love, but in the end, what we're all looking for is someone to spend all of your life with. Sometimes it takes a story like this to realize something like that.
I'll give you a warning right off the bat though, the story isn't a powerfully amazing. It won't break you down in epiphany or make you cry your eyes out (though it does provoke emotions of sadness). However, the story is heartwarming and reveals the imperfect nature of humanity.
I definitely recommend the story for anyone needing a special story to read. Take yourselves away from the stereotypical yaoi or shounen ai and read something with a meaningful plot and absolutely beautiful characters. Then ask yourself:
Do you wish to be loved? read more
8 of 8 chapters read
A death god, a shy little girl, and the boy whom the girl loves. I'm disappointed in the amount of character development done by the author, but the plot was perfectly tragic.You don't really get to see the relationship between Ayumi (the shy girl) and Musashi (the boy she loves) develop, however, you can see her relationship with Shino (the death god) change. The amount of development wasn't adequate considering there were 8 chapters...at first glance you would think this manga was another one of those typical shoujo mangas. Can't say I disagree.
This manga, however, did provoke emotional interest in me. As you read this manga, you can feel the feelings of the author as she was writing and drawing this. The characters' feelings really come to life even if the art doesn't.
The author brings out human nature in this manga.
We naturally resent death.
But we naturally don't want those we care about to disappear.
10 of 21 chapters read
At first glance, the manga seems like just any other shoujo manga. As you read on though, the development is quite original. The story is quite believable and could very well happen in real life. The way the mangaka makes it resemble reality was very effective.
I admit, the art isn't the best out there. It is, however, decent compared to other (shoujo) mangas.
This is the part that I loved most about Sand Chronicles. The character development was amazing. The mangaka was able to dig deeply into the past of all four characters while at the same time progressing on in the storyline. The flashbacks were keep short and simple and in no way hinder the story. Instead, the author showed that the pain from the past doesn't go away until you let it go. I was captured by Ann's endurance, Fuji's fake cool exterior, Daigo's indecisiveness, and Ann's persistence.
What I loved most was how the mangaka didn't make the characters weak and dependent. They all had painful and sad times, but they got over it. The characters didn't need to depend on anyone or anything. Their personalities were real.
I really enjoyed this manga and I endulged myself into the storyline. It showed the ups and downs in life. It is certainly a manga worth reading.
I love this manga.
I hope you'll at least read into chapters 3-4 before judging it. It really is an amazing manga. One that you really shouldn't miss out on reading. read more
5 of 5 chapters read
The story is what saved this manga for me. Well, the third story did.
The first story provides a forceful love, a mere fantasy. Still, in the end...aren't shoujo mangas supposed to give you fantasies? It was decent...unreal, but decent.
The second story was a little worse. A high school idol falling in love with a plain girl? Extreme bullying? A very typical scenario. No brownie points, especially with the mushy ending.
The third story was different. It was original and non-typical of a shoujo manga. Many mangas try to show that rape=love. It isn't true and that's what this manga showed. It showed severities of rape. A story like this usually ends up with depression and more drama. This one went straight to the point. It showed comfort right away. After all, a rape victim shouldn't suffer. They shouldn't blame themselves. I was happy with the ending because the mangaka didn't try to prolong the story or emphasize on the bad. She tried to tell us that we have to make a stand for ourselves if we ever get caught in the situation. We shouldn't accept it as it is (as many mangas I have read before tried to do), but instead use our rights as power against what has hurt us. It was truly an original story.
It was fair. Not all that cute or pretty, just fair.
Very little character development: The first story had decent development (probably because it was the longest), the other two showed that the mangaka clearly didn't bother. Minami Kanan tried to focus on a big story rather than small character defining ones. It's really not that effective. We can't get in touch with the character...instead, we're merely watching them.
The third story was good. That's the only reason why my enjoyment is an 8. Even if you don't read the entire manga, read the third story...Question your beliefs about rape. Face reality.
Simply because of enjoyment. read more
14 of 80 chapters read
UNBELIEVABLE. This story is harsh. The mangaka must've enjoyed tormenting her characters, especially Ayumu. This story is harsh and sadistic to the point where the plot is almost unbelievable. I didn't cry for her nor did I pity her. The story is just that unbelievable. Still, I like the way that the mangaka didn't
provide a hero for Ayumu. Most shoujo fantasies have heroes, it's overrated.
The art isn't bad. I'll give this manga that much. The mangaka's drawing style really fits the plot, so if you must read this manga, you will enjoy that fact. The drawings are probably the only part I enjoyed in this manga.
Very harsh characters. I dislike Ayumu's weaknesses, but I understand that there are girls out there like her. The thing is, there will always be at least one person who takes notice (even if they don't help immediately.) The guys in this story are almost nonexistent, they don't notice the suffering and bullying of the girls.I found this part the most unbelievable. Still, if you like sadism, this manga is for you.
I had to drop it. I couldn't stand such a sadistic manga. That's probably the one word that describes it the most.
I couldn't handle the depression, but perhaps you will like the bitterness of it. It's perfect for those who enjoy watching people suffer...wait that sounds a little off. No, it's perfect for those who enjoy an exaggeration of reality. A story that shows pain and suffering with no end in sight. If you love those kinds of stories (which I normally do), then you may try this manga at your own risk. read more
73 of 83 chapters read
100% Perfect Girl has a very dramatic plot line. One that may seem too cheesy or unbelievable at times. The protagonist, Jay, comes into contact with so many misfortunes that it makes this manhwa unbelievable. Still, it provides a great shoujo fantasy and is easy is to read and understand.
Many manhwas have poor drawing, but I found the characters in this manhwa quite attractive. The backgrounds are beautifully drawn and you can see immense detail of the cities that they visit in this manhwa. Many mangakas get lazy with their backgrounds, but Wann does not. Her characters and backgrounds are incredibly well drawn.
The characters are believable at first, but combined with the unbelievable plot, they start to waver. Wann makes EVERYONE the BAD GUY. I guess you get the feeling that "we are all evil" or "we all have bad points." Everyone's bad sides are shown out-which is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I quite like how the manhwa focuses on bad instead of the good. The classic shoujo manga does not bring out the bad, but this is a manhwa. Manhwas, in my opinion, have better realism because of that. We, the reader, need to have a taste of good and bad although in 100% Perfect Girl, it maybe have been overdone.
I have cried countless times for Jay, the protagonist. Her troubles are agonizing and the mangaka has drawn it well. The dialogue is quite emotional and doesn't leave you bored. I have enjoyed this manhwa so far.
I give it a 10, simply because I enjoyed it.
7 of ? chapters read
Why? It's original. A hacker protecting a girl...and all around it are story developments in both the past and future. Not every manga I've read has the same quality of intriguing development in BOTH past and future. It's hard to do that, but I believe Dengeki Daisy has done that fairly well.
I really like the art. Better than most manga I've read. It's not messy and it really adds to the enjoyment of the manga.
The characters are incredibly interesting and eye-catching, but there are some characters that I wish I could change. I won't mention which ones here since it would spoil it, but there are just some personality traits in characters that you just wish you could remove.
I loved it.
It's a MUST-READ for Shoujo maniacs! You may not enjoy it as much as I have, but it's definitely something you should pick up if you have spare time. read more