May 3, 2009
This is going to be a short review to express what i think from the first 3 chapters that i have read of imouto-akane.
First of all, its about two siblings that have no blood relations splitting up 3 years prior to the story. we find out that they split due to their parents dying. Now the Older brother has promised that he will save 1 million yen, and then retreive akane. whom he has left in the custody if his aunt and uncle.
the basis of the story i have no problems with, your sterotypical "no blood relation" sibling love (which is hinted may i
enphasise as there is no evidence shown yet). however this falls downhill from the start, when he finds her its all downhill from there, we see scenarios of student teacher bullying, attempted rape. and scumbags sending akane to a brothel to pay debt.
for someone that has read and enjoyed yume de aetera (same author) this fails in comparison, the light hearted simple yet cute romance is bludgeoned with fraudsters, raping perverts. and this just didn't suit my tastes
Art however is a different story, nice and crisp, different to what you see from most manga's and generally feels nice to read. the artists impression of characters also clearly show you their personalities and traits, which for me was dissappinting as the main character looked like an ass. in addition to that, the "baddies" in the story up to now, looked like middle aged stalkers on drugs, the worst thing is that up to now, almost all the characters fall into this catergory.
I really cant say i enjoyed this manga as you can tell from the points i have given it, by all means give it a try and have a feel for it. because im pretty sure it'll lead to a fairly decent romance/drama and comedy manga, but for now, its definately not meeting expectations.
Ill keep reading for another couple of months and see how it goes, hopefully it'll become a good manga in the future.
What did you think of this review?