At this point,i have read all 10 volumes of Sand Chronicles,realesed in Italy.
This manga became one of my favorite from the start though :)
Story:The story is about the life from a young girl,named An.It is basically a drama-romance,and after all other genres.An,in the start of the story,visits with her mother the village she was born.Her parents was just devorced.An's life gets an unexpectable turn after her mother commits suicide and leaves her alone.The same moment though,she meets her first friends,and the love of her life.An grows up a bit more in each chapter-season.
The other characters,play important roles in the story too.The manga,is written like a diary,with memories from each season from An's life since she was 12.At the end of volume 8 ,there is basically the end of the manga.In the last 2 volumes,the author decided to write and draw all the missing facts,and everything a fan would have questions for,the past,other character's stories in the meanwhile,the future,etc.
Basically,the story is so sweet,that warms you up,and many times came tears to my eyes :P
Art:The art is just spectacular,shoujo artwork,with very detailed eyes and hair. I haven't seen many better that this.
Character:The main characters are 4:An,Daigo,Fuji and Shiika. An is teh protagonist,as i said before,and Daigo is her first friend and her first love.He promises that he will protect her after what happened with her mother,and their love grows up fast,and never gets destroyed.Fuji ,is afriend of An and Daigo,a rich guy that they met when they first time went to work in his villa,and Shiika is his sister,one year younger that the others.Fuji is attracted to An,and a lot of problems coming up...Everyone's life is a bit messed up too :P
Enjoyment:A 10,is a 10.You can't stop reading this manga,it gives you so many feelings together.And,the story is not like every other shoujo out there.It's special.
Recommended,read it now if you ar einto genre like that and not :P read more
Story:The story follows the adventures of Natsu,a fire-based mage,member of the greater mage guild,Fairy Tail,that gets sick easily by any kind of trasportation,his talking cat,Happy,and a girl named Lucy,that practices 'key' magic.Natsu is in search of his great master,Salamander,and at the meanwhile,joins Lucy and together they establish guild jobs.
Art:Pretty sweet,shounen artwork,with nicely drawn characters,males and females.Detailed costumes.The only bad about it,is i think the way the eyes of te characters are drawn when they are surprised(huge black eyes fill the face).
Character:The characters,as i said before,is Natsu,that has a really funny personality,and makes great,smart dialogs with any other character.He is quite strong with magic too.Lucy,'a bit of a tsundere' pretty girl,in search to make her dreams come true.Happy,the cat ,is a really funny one too.
Enjoyment:A great fantasy shounen-comedy series,with a lot of adventure and action.For the bit that i have read,it gets a 10. read more
Story:This is a typical high school comedy-romance with some small dramatic elements.The story is about a tomboish girl,Haruna ,that entering High School is decided to find a boyfriend,and thats when she meets Yo,a superpopular guy,with an 'eye' about this stuff,and asks him to be her trainer.It really is cliche as story,but enjoyful.As the story goes,the relationship between Yo and Haruna develops more and more.
Art:The art is good enough for a shoujo manga,but i have seen better.
I didnt like how the artist designs them with the mouth open sometimes for example,looked a bit unnatural.The eyes-design though is pretty good,and makes nice hair.
Character:That is the strong part of this series.The characters.
Haruna,the tomboy,masculine girl that was playing baseball in middle school and had no time for anything else.She is incredibly optimistic,good hearted,and naive.And when it comes to a hard situation,she always gives her best shot.Yo,is the popular pretty boy type as teh series start.He seems to have some bad experiences with girls in the past,and he seems that cant stand them.Besides that,he is incredibly smart,doesnt misunderstand serious situations,thing that happens to many shoujo manga,and has a good personality also.Their friends are also quite interesting characters too.
Enjoyment:There goes another 10.Because this manga is really enjoyful from first to last page.I cried and laughed in different parts of the story(ok i cried only once,i know that at the end of each volume all goes good :D ).I really couldnt stop reading it,i read all 8 volumes that were realesed there as fast as possible.And,i am still asking for more :) read more