10 of 10 chapters read
Nemurenu Yoru wa Knock Shite or Please Knock on a Sleepless Night, is a shoujo title but more mature, but not at mature as some. What drew me to this was that it wasn't about a highschool romance.
Even though this series isn't about high schoolers the story follows the pattern many others have, super hot popular guy with unpopular girl, weird love rival comes in, relationship is tested, and couple end up making a decision. Although the story follows this pattern and has all those cliché characters its does it in a different way. The story began slow but by I found myself interested and wanting to read more, towards the end I found myself wondering how it was going to end as the plot didn’t feel like it was heading toward any the expected ending I thought .
The art style is simple, nor ugly.
Nemurenu Yoru wa Knock Shite makes a great light read with a little bit more to keep you interested.
15 of 15 chapters read
Having waited to read this for a while I knew it wouldn't disappoint and was nothing less than a can't put down.
The title leads you in, Beautiful Fascination Better Than Love, a question or a statement? Seduction More Beautiful Than Love, for teacher Miss Jung does she let herself be seduced by a student? Is it nothing more that fascination and as a teacher should she over step the student teacher boundary?
A twisting tale which pulls off being light with humour with the over looming dark plot of threads flying everywhere. I found myself coming up with theories and thinking I knew how it was all going to end every few pages or so.
Lee Hyeon-Sook has a way of being able to tell a fantastic story not only by words but can draw side glances and looks that need no words just as well as any real life person. With a few character changes in looks after the first volume, the art style is beautiful not breathtaking and detailed but each character is great looking even the usually ugly nerdy brother is beautiful.
A downfall I felt was a few things were left and a few characters could have been developed more. I get the feeling that the author wanted to take the story on a journey but for whatever company problems she was having ended it sooner rather than later. Nevertheless there is still a great story told.
I easily read all 15 chapters each chapter being about 25 pages in one night. Overall left some gasps and sighs and a desire to listen to haunting classical music.
26 of 26 chapters read
I'm not really sure now why I gave this an overall 8 because as this story settles in my mind it gets better.
I found the story at some point to feel like something I have read or seen before, but caught myself thinking maybe not. To elaborate on the synopsis, Se- Joon and Se- Wa are fraternal twins, whose close relationship tests taboos and social ethics. With the introduction of an old school friend both of them start to go separate ways, at the dislike of the other.Many times I thought the plot was going one way and I had it all figured out all to be mistaken a few pages later. I don't want to say too much it is a journey to discover.
The art is breath taking, as well as both Se- wa and Se- Joon being beautiful, to the point of just looking at their faces wants to make you cry. A lot of other characters are good looking as well and some aren't. It portrays emotion well and helps carry the tenderness of the story.
This story will carry you away and you will get caught up, I thought I would read it over two nights but knew I just had to finish it and read it all in one. If you have read this far, then take a step outside of what may be your norm and I believe you will find a gem.
4 of 4 chapters read
I love the feeling of when you have finished a story and loved it and then realise you have read other series by the author and loved them as well. In this case mangaka. Beast Master and the currently publishing Dengeki Daisy are two other popular titles by Kyousuke Motomi.
I'm not sure the percentage of men who create shoujo manga but I'm sure its not many, nothing jumps out and says this was written by a man. Just originality and flair.
What drew me to read this was the picture on the cover of Kiriko Maejima who is featured in the first story Youth Survival. A shoujo manga with a picture of a girl in army camouflage, little interest lights go off.
All four chapters tell very different stories and are beautiful told, in fact I would go as far as to say they are amazing. Unlike other one shot volumes where each chapter blends into another, where you forget what happened in the first story half way through the second chapter; all of them leave you thinking if they were a series you would read them. Each story is original and heartfelt, not cliché, annoying or the haven't I read this before feeling.
Although the main characters look the same in all four stories they are well drawn. It can also be forgiven as they are attractive and drawn nicely, with a soft style.
The characters all have personality. In the last chapter Never Dying Crow, is a group of "weridos" who are fantastic, in the sense of interesting people, who don't conform to the norm.
Comedy, Romance, Shoujo, what more could ask for? This is a great little gem volume of one shots. Did I also mention Kyousuke Motomi, great mangaka. I was pleased to see that he has more titles and that the last chapter Never Dying Crow is a side story to Otokomae! Beads Club.
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The story is split into two chapters. The first one being the main guys story Kazemichi and the second from the girls Juri, but this isn't the same story told twice from different points of view, its something a little different.
For a rare thing the synopsis on myanime tells a good summary of the story and expanding on it from my behalf would be a spoiler.
The first chapter is wonderful narrated by Kazemichi. I felt his life; i felt his disconnection, without angst, from society. Most of the people around him are broken and being mostly prosthetic he lived but questioned why, living almost emotionless, until he meets Juri and for once in his life he is drawn to someone. One line i love was " Even more... I wanted to see her face asleep on my shoulder... after i made love to her."
Juri's story is that of trying to figure out who Kazemichi is and was before the accident. Juri is expressionless but kind, she takes what comes her story is mature and realistic, existent.
The art style is modern, thin, long legs, clean lines. Everything is very well drawn from hair to clothing. Most, if not all the characters are good looking, even the ones who are the not so nice people.
A story interesting enough with endless possible sub plots that could be a series, although it would loose some charm and easily seen as a film
This was one of those stories that put me in a mood, not a sad mood or a happy mood, but i knew i had just read something beautiful.
1 of 1 chapters read
The synopsis could say a little more and be worded differently but it will either make you think yes or no. Some points to add to it are that Kyou is an attractive young man and begins to get tired sleeping with various women, he decides he wants a normal youth love. When his friend has a crush on Rena a girl from another school Kyou starts to fall for her best friend Mako who is actually in love with Rena.
Starting the story i thought it would be just a great time filler. I didn't think much as the art looks a little 90s( which im now surprised to see it was released in 2008?) which may be a bit off putting to some. There it isn't much of an emotional roller coaster ride or swooning love for the characters, but;
Under the art is a great story with characters who have personality and are interesting. Mako is a great character and isn't the type of girl we see much/ enough of in stories. Kyou's friend is a little goofy rather than geeky and there are a few odd ball characters, a few plot twist, all in a mature fun way.
I enjoyed this story and easily see it as a series, quite an enjoyable read.
1 of 5 chapters read
Minna Kirakira is a short little story about Mika who is a Daddy little girl, who likes her day-care centre worker, making her father jealous. The plot could be taken the wrong way but really is an innocent cute storyline.
The synopsis for this story makes it sound a little serious but its not, This is a very short and sweet little story. That just got a 7 because it made me laugh.
There really isn't too much to say about this story being only around 18 pages. The art is good lots of the panels are filled with stuff. The fathers expressions are hilarious and sensei is major bishie.
I would recommend my Dad read this for humour or if he is one of those fathers who wonders what you do on the internet all night.
1 of 1 chapters read
This was a good little story for a one shot. I found it not to be overly cute like other high school romances and none of the characters had any powerful hates or obssesive love for another character.
The art isnt anything wonderful or new, its easy, clean and common. The only thing is i did not find Hosaka Ryousei to be a "extremely handsome president". That aside the art is what a lot of manga art looks like (im sure you will see what i mean if you read it) I did find myself looking a lot at the scenes with the girls walking up down the staircase, they intrigued me.
Like other people have stated I did find the club president Hosaka Ryousei to resemble Suoh Tamaki from Ouran High School Host Club. From being the club president to liking a commoner and even at one part sobbing in a dark corner.
Or maybe Suoh Tamaki is like Hosaka Ryousei, but thats another story.
Overall i enjoyed this story, it feels like ive read it before but it was a good read and filled in of my some time. read more
1 of ? chapters read
The plot is rather obvious but it doesn't become boring nor does it feel rushed.
The character Nathan still seems a little mysterious to me and i still can't decide if he was a masochist or just had noble views.
Whereas I love Rachel's thoughts and her way of thinking, but sometimes can see a hint of the "flirt" Nathan was concerned about.
The art style has a rather old ambiance and compliments the story nicely.
This is a drama without being overly too dramatic and a romance without full on heart attack heart fluttering moments for the reader.
So, if you are looking for a slightly longer tame one shot to read then this may be for you.
But if your into one shots you will probably just read it anyway. read more
37 of 37 episodes seen
first off i was interested in watching this series but then it just became so popular i was going to wait until the hype had died down a bit, but a friend got the series on DVD and i borrowed it....
i do not understand how someone came up with this story its a good one and isn't a subject that's all to popular and over done, like many other people i do feel that they threw all the writers out and tried to head in another direction in one point but by that stage i was hooked and still wanted to watch...
the art style is quite good like some series the background objects and people can sometimes look a bit scary and not drawn but thats just me being a little picky...
sadly i watched the english dub version.. why? no idea if im ever to re-watch it will be in japanese some points the sound is a bit strange that could be for effect .. the voices in japanese are fantastic and thankfully the ones in english arent too different...
i quite liked all the characters in the death note.. i was happy because usally i fall in love with a character and that can make the show more watchable in this each character has legs to stand on, great minds and well developed characters...
i did enjoy this series at one point i was going to stop watching but i persisted and very glad i did.....
the episodes leave you wanting to watch more and although like previously stated some parts i thought they murdered all the writers and wrote it standing on their heads the series i believe does rescue its self... and had has a clear ending...
it was a lot better than what i expected and a lot different i can see why so many people are fan crazy for the series.... read more