A beautiful sixth grade girl from Tokyo abruptly has to move to the country side of Japan with her family. The main heroine, Natsume, then meets a boy and from that moment on starts to feel something like a 'surging wave' in her body...
Oboreru Knife is a good story shoujo manga. which drama is focused in a really realistic way, there are not too much dreamy pinky situations, that make the story very interesting and you don't feel it empty.
About the graphics, they have a unique style. The eyes are big but the mangaka maintains the shape of a real eye, and it makes a mature impression. Also, the mangaka don't use too mane shadows on the characters and if she use it, the shadows are represented by consecutives lines, but most of the times you see the characters in white and black, with only lines standing out. At the beginning, I didn't like the mangaka's style, however, when I read this manga, I really thought this style match the story, so I can't say that I still don't like it.
As I said before, the story is kind of mature and the characters are kind of unique. The relationship between the main characters doesn't look like a simple atraction, and it becomes more complicated as time and some facts occurs. They are very convoluted, even though the girl acts like a normal girl (She feel excited and happy to be with him), she aims him like a adult woman and this kind of changes make you visualize the puberty age in the character, not a girl, not a woman, yet. The boy is very agressive and his feelings are wild. Maybe you are never going to comprenhend him, and he is someone who receives a lot of pressure and he looses this pressure with his crazy and wild doings.
As a conclusion, this manga is unique and the characters are well developed. If you want to read this kind of mature, but cute love story, you're tired of ilogical situations like you usually see in shoujo manga, this is a good manga to read. read more
This is the shoujo to go for if you're sick and tired of silly heroines.
The story isn't all that interesting and new in the beginning, but it does take some little turns and it amps up along the way, I really can't say much for it because it hasn't been completely subbed yet by anybody.
When it comes to art, I like Geroge Asakura's art style, the characters are very doe-eyed and it's very endearing, re-reading it again made me realize that as the characters aged in the manga, they were drawn in a more mature way that was so slight it seemed almost realistic. You don't even really notice it as you read...
I love the romance part of this manga for one reason: It's not your usual shoujo manga "you're-handsome-and-I-love-you!" kind of plot. It's mature and unique. There are always some deep little phrases thrown around and it's just very enjoyable.
All in all, if I could only describe this manga with one word, I think it would be "mature". (not the sexy kind of mature ;_;ohgod) It almost seems like something belonging in the josei category but the characters are young. I really love this manga and I would reccommend it to anybody looking for a unique shoujo. read more