Apr 24, 2011
Since this series doesn't have a review yet, decided to make one, my first one so I'm apologizing in advance if the way I'm going to write it won't be, so to say, proper.
First of all let me say that I select all my manga (and anime for that matter) by the summary, and going by the summary - sweet shojo, romance, comedy, goofy characters, hint of a possible complicated relationship and whatnot, basically the things i like.
This is a story about a step-siblings relationship, meaning incest but with no blood tie. The reason why i decided to write this review in the first
place is, even though i read a few mangas like these (step-siblings falling in love with each other), so im not unfamiliar with those and mostly i don't mind them, this one grossed me out a little, and i don't even have any kind of siblings of my own.
Why did this particular manga bother me? Because the mangaka made this step-sibling relationship a little too real. Real as in they are living together for a few years as siblings and act like all normal siblings do, with a little bit of fighting, mocking, taking care of one another, acting like a one big happy family! They are living like that for a long time and suddenly they are kissing and being lovey-dovey? It just felt so wrong.
All in all, this manga did have a decent story with decent amount of comedy and with decent characters (though i get the feeling that they could have "grown" a little more).
Personally i didn't like the art, didn't make an impression on me and it even confused me sometimes because characters all look alike, there were few times (with the girl characters mostly) when i didn't know who was who unless their names were mentioned.
Enjoyment was decent as well, nothing spectacular but not really so bad either, overall i gave it a 7.
If you like shojo with sweet and slow progressing romance, you don't mind that it's between step-siblings, cheerful, then this is definitely a manga for you. But if you have a sibling and the thought of incest bothers you, turn around now and pick something else because you might relate to the relationship these two have and be grossed out. :\
What did you think of this review?