Nanako Yukishiro is an average cute and cheerful high school girl, except for the fact that she does not speak! Her only method of communicating her thoughts and feelings is through senryuu—a form of haiku which utilizes the 5-7-5 format.
Surrounded by friends such as the misunderstood ex-delinquent Eiji Busujima, stalkerish and eternally single club president Amane Katagiri, shy but talkative artist Kino Yakobe, mysterious Tao Hanakai, and Eiji's self-proclaimed "big sister" Koto Ootsuki, Nanako's high school life has never been more enjoyable.
A very cute and sweet manga. If you're having a depressing day and want something to cheer you up, then look no further as Senryuu Shoujo will take you in with it's likable cast of characters, appealing art, and comedic story.
This manga is about a high school girl who can only communicate through 5-7-5 (Senryu) and her delinquent-looking friend who accompanies her. It is written in 4-koma style, but it has so much to show. The main heroine is one of the cutest characters I've seen in a while. Most of it is due to her facial expressions and, coupled with the other main
character, you have one of the most entertaining duos I've ever seen. The comedy, on the other hand, is spot-on and great. Facial expressions are the main source of comedy, and I will say that the author has done a fantastic job with that. The art is so simple yet so endearing. There's also bits of romance hinted but it never gets fully explored. This is the only qualm I have with the manga, but everything else is so good that it more than makes up for it. Although, I'm pretty sure the romance will get more attention later throughout the story, so don't worry about it for now.
Basically, if you want something to cheer you up, this is the right manga for you. It's very simplistic but that's what makes it so good. You don't need a complex story. Just have a funny pair of characters and funny moments, and there you go. A delightful read.
To be honest, I came here from watching the anime, thus I've never read Senryuu Shoujo manga before. My impression of the anime is not that good and I come to read the manga without a slightest bit of good expectation beforehand beside cheap reasons like "The Girl is Cute". But surprisingly, what I'm reading is something much.. much more than that. Welcome to my review of Senryuu Shoujo, I'll try my best to not spoil anything. Please enjoy the ride.
Senryuu Shoujo is a story of a girl who cannot express her thought and talk it out like other people would normally do and
a delinquent boy who got suddenly interested in Senryuu. The story is mostly about their pieces of daily life and expressing them in a form of 5-7-5 syllables Senryuu. Story wise it is not that complex that will twist your brain so don't judge this series from its story point of view if you like brain-twisting stories. But sure, it still has story progresses along the way, so don't worry about it.
The art is cute and appealing. It is drawn in a simple slice of life style. It also emphasized more, wait.. I mean MORE in expressing Nanako's cuteness. So please be aware of your daily dosage of sugar and Nanako. Another thing is, it got what I'd like to call "Sakuga for manga" where certain panels is drawn in an "Illustration Level". To the level where you just have to put some color in it and it will be perfect.
As stated in story part, Yukishiro Nanako is a quiet girl who can't express her words like people would normally do. And Busujima Eiji, the feared delinquent who have a cute gap of loving to write Senryuu.
The MCs are as simple as it is. Nanako the cinnamon roll that will trigger your "MUST PROTECT" instinct and will always and always put her big wide smile onto her face and you can't help but to smile with her. She is always happy when she is around Eiji and vice versa, Eiji will always be at ease while around her. Both of them doesn't have much friend beside each other, so you can guess... Their relationship is so simple yet so genuine, you can't help but asking if such a couple does exist in this world.
While the story is mainly focused on Nanako and Eiji. The side characters are entertaining as well. The prez... Oh the prez.. You know what? I'm gonna write my own "English 5-7-5" just to express my pity of her.
"The four leaved clover",
"Oh all human has it, but",
"Not our sweet lil' prez".
Does her luck really that bad? YES, it is that bad... If there is one word to describe her, I will choose "MVP". Yes.. The MVP.. You can't help but beg to God to give her a single luck in her life. Other characters are also good so you can check it out.
The enjoyment I can feel from the series is as good as having to lay down on green grass field while breeze wind gently stroking your body. The series is so light, you don't have to put too much mind into it. The series is formatted in 4-koma style (four panels per individual story). It seems like too little but believe me, it felt like so much more than that. Just watching the characters interact with each other and having a good daily school life. Doing something funny and something dumb that will put a smile as big and wide as Nanako's while reading it.
What I wondered the most is that this is not a romance series, there isn't romance tag in its genre list, and yet all I can tell from reading it is that this is everything I could ask from a romantic series. A bittersweet interaction between two cute young teenagers who are literally a heaven-made pair. No matter what you think, they are destined to be together. Truly adorable and wholesome relationship you will see between them.
Btw, if your definition of romantic series is that of DomeKano. Then this is not for you boys. Get lost xD
If you want a simple read and a whole new level of wholesomeness that will put your stiff face to a big and wide smile and a series that will put warmth into your ice cold heart and soul. THIS IS FOR YOU. Do not ask anymore and give it a shot. In my opinion, the first 12 chapters should be enough to judge the series but I may urge you to go further if you find it to your liking.
That's it for my review. Well.. My FIRST REVIEW in MAL. Thanks if you read every single word of it. Sorry if it's too long and not too helpful but I really want people to experience what I've had from the series. See ya.
It is difficult to find entertainment that follow a structured routine and manages to remain fresh and entertaining after extended periods of time. Senryuu Shoujo is an exception that is constituted in a simple manner and still manages to impact the reader powerfully, which results in a perfect read to relax. During the initial viewing of the anime, the anime featured one-dimensional characters with some graceful moments. The manga offers a higher quality despite its equally simple design.
The story essentially revolves around the daily life of high schoolers who are partaking in events occurring in their "Lit Club". The story is the weak link because
the aim of the work is not to convey a compelling story. Events that are prevalent in the work accomplishes its goal of constituting heartwarming emotions and a feeling of fluffiness. Senryuu Shoujo lacks progression during the majority of its run but manages to cover its flaw with interactions among the characters. In contrary to first impressions, despite the time required, development is existent. The earlier is confirmed by making a comparison to the vibes the work exudes during later chapters, compared to the first.
The characters stand out in this work more than many others. The author has a tendency to introduce characters that add to the abundance of the existing cast. The strength of this work is how new characters receive development to make them unique and feel no less than previously existing characters. It's difficult to describe how much characters fit in the show after their debut because of the manner they are relevant to the chapters. In most cases, new characters appear for a few chapters, receive minor development and have their existence are almost retracted as their presence becomes ceased.
In Senryuu Shoujo, characters who make their debut remain relevant for the rest of the ride. Their appearance is inevitable and they don't feel one-dimensional. It feels empty without them and chapters depicting bits of their daily lives are entertaining because of an emotion of wanting to know how their lives unfold.
In spite of the excellent development the characters receive and the relevance to the story they carry, there are certain flaws regarding them that need to be addressed. The weight of the development is not evenly distributed, resulting in a few underdeveloped characters. This flaw is not that empowering because those characters receive scant developement and still exude the vibe of pertaining to the main cast.
The first change that was recognized from an anime watcher is the improvement in the artstyle. The characters look more beautiful and accurately match the depictions exclaimed by characters in the anime show. Nanako is considered to be a beauty but the anime does not do that claim justice as her design is mediocre, leading to a contradiction. In contrast to the anime, the manga manages to present excellent looking characters and even offers artwork of aforementioned characters at the start of every chapter.
Senryuu Shoujo is an excellent source of entertainment for individuals who are interested in experiencing heartwarming emotions regularly without major signs of becoming repetitive. Regardless of a simple narrative, the work consistently succeeds to shape heartwarming moments through the means of simplistic measures. The entertainment value in Senryuu Shoujo is high and has a possibility to compel you into binge reading it.
between haiku and manga.
What's not to love here?
It's by no means not a masterpiece but at least it's at least unique. The description doesn't lie, the main character literally communicates mostly in haiku (feel free to count). As for plot, I'm not sure what to make of it as it feels like it's stagnant or slow at times (as of this moment). Slice of Life is not something I typically touch but this one is something I can recommend, I happen to like haikus so it worked out for me. Everything else is really down to personal preference as some people might not find
the jokes funny.