Sakura Karukaya liked her life: she was just a high schooler who loved rhythmic gymnastics, being raised by her older brother and sister. However, both of her siblings were hiding secrets about themselves and Sakura that would make her realize that the world around them was not what it seemed. Now, with the help of a mysterious dragon-king named Yoiyami, Sakura will have to confront these forces and the power within her if she wants to rescue her beloved brother and sister.
Wow, I really enjoyed this story! If you love sweet fairytale romances, you will definitely enjoy this manga! It's not your stereotypical, traditional fairytale, so it's a bit refreshing too. :)
The art is nice, the characters all look very cute, which definitely added to my enjoyment of the manga. The main male characters look absolutely gorgeous (this may sound strange, but once you read the manga, you will know exactly what I mean by this!). The lead female character is also really cute and not in an annoying chibi way, you know the kind... with huge googley eyes and a huge head that is completely disproportionate to the body. The way she is drawn definitely makes her all the more endearing. Not to mention the other female characters, some of which are almost breathtakingly beautiful!
The dragons and other mythical creatures are all really equisitely drawn as well. :)
For the most part the characters have clearly identifiable personalities, although some characters are definitely weaker than others. The lead characters are all very well done. I appreciate that the lead female character isn't overly needy, and so she isn't annoying.
Taking all of the above into consideration, I thoroughly enjoyed this manga! Its love story is so sweet, and you really get drawn into it. The characters are lovable, and there is just the right amount of humour thrown into the mix!
My only complaints are:
1) The ending "resolution" of the story is sort of abrupt and the authour could have made it longer and put more time into developing it.
2) Similarly, there are very abrupt shifts in the plotline. It's almost like the story is segmented into very obvious stages and that the authour wasn't sure how to make those transitions a bit more smoothly. (Not sure if people will understand what I'm trying to get at here without me putting in some spoiler information... ehh..)
Still, these are very insignificant things, I really enjoyed this read!
A poorly done work from start to finish, the plot and execution was all over the place, like the mangaka was making it up as she went.
The characters are all as flat as cardboard, and have the logic of such. The logic overall of both the characters and the plot is ...weird. It's unnatural and forced, and stitched together in such a way it's almost random. Plot points and villains pop up out of nowhere, and side characters that have been so little indication or introduction they haven't been given names are pulled into the main plot as villains all along. Actually most of the characters except for a main few are literally just there as vague faces.
The main character, Sakura drove me crazy. She's as naive as a child, literally acting like one, and she doesn't think. At all. She just does what she's told and accepts everything she's told. She doesn't think about why things or people are they way they are, or have any awareness regarding their motives or feelings. Till the end she was a naive, and non-thinking doormat. Considering her invaluable position, she could have used that to have her own authority, and not get pushed around as a puppet of everyone else, because that's what she's literally was the entire manga.
The romance is also creepy. Yoiyami is a crybaby, but he literally held her as a baby. He's the one that handed her to her family to be raised. He heard about her as she grew up, and even with her being as naive as a child, he still fell for her.
There was also some morally disconcerting stuff. At one point in the plot, Yoiyami's little brother that wants to be king tries to rape her, but that's immediately forgiven and treated as normal, and he even gets redeemed in the end as a respectable person.
The school also has a cooking/cleaning/sewing/beauty competition for the girls, where the boys rate their bodies and vote on a notepad how good they like their cooking. And the reward for winning the competition was a date with the three dragon brother 'princes', which while even being normal students were put on a pedestal and shown favoritism from both the students and the school for some reason.
At least the art was decent.
Overall, it was poorly done, and just bizarre. read more