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13 of 13 chapters read
Granted, this manga is only three volumes, so the next bit shouldn't be surprising buuuuuut. . .
It definitely ended too quickly. It feels extremely rushed. I mean. . . the ending itself is befitting and I don't feel overtly disappointed at how it is. . . it was just too fast. I think there coulda been a bit more. . . five volumes would have been totally appropriate with the right amount of filler and not much more drama. . .
Anyways, it's a good dichotomy presented through the whole thing, and reading the lovey scenes still makes my tummy squiggle. . . that means it's pretty good lol. read more
15 of 15 chapters read
A 9 simply because. . . FuriKuri. . . there's nothing else I can say. Genuinely.
18 of 18 chapters read
Much UNlike Aihara's other work, Hot Gimmick, the drama and scenarios here are decently believable and not overplayed.
Mimori is a much stronger character, and is immediately embracing due to her opening scene in the first volume. She has such simple, relatable desires. She just wants to be pretty and wear the cutest uniform available to her. What girl can't see her on that? I mean, when I was Mimori's age, I definitely wanted to be pretty and wear cute clothes.
Even the dramatic things that happen are relatively realistic. I mean, there are some things that either only happen in Japan or rarely happen in the US, but then again, this manga was written in Japan anyways. Bearing that in mind makes these situations real enough to avoid any possible cheesiness.
Overall, a freakin great manga. read more
54 of 54 chapters read
I own the omnibus, and boy am I glad I bought them all used!!!
Hot Gimmick focuses on the story of Hatsumi Narita and her family. They live in an apartment complex owned by the nameless company her father works for. Apparently, they have lived there since Hatsumi's childhood.
Well Hatsumi ends up hooking up with Ryoki, and it just unveils the mass of drama that is so unrealistic and ridiculous it makes you want to punch something in the face. I mean, the things that happen are just so out there and wild. . . the name of the manga should be 'Hot Mess'.
Furthermore, the ending leaves you with little resolution, feeling Hatsumi is an imbecile (which, she is), and with something so dramatic and farfetched that it's just plain stupid. . .
HOWEVER. The first portion of the story, actually isn't too bad. I'd say the first six volumes (or two omnibus) were pretty good. I mean, if it was so awful at first, I woulda got rid of 'em. And that art of Miki Aihara is always great! I really enjoy her drawing style! read more