Jul 5, 2009
Not your most entertaining manga, nor does it seem to have that purpose in the first place. It reminded me of listening to the life of a socially unacceptable friend: no happily ever after or uplifting moral stories, just one step in the mud after another.
I don't think many would understand the point, or enjoy reading this, besides those who enjoy something anti-pretty in almost any sense of the word.
Despite what I've described, I liked that it isn't over-zealous. There are no lucky circumstances, dramatic attempts at happiness or fantasy-like alternative universe. Just one of those below-the-radar mangas that told a twisted one-shot story.
Who would I recommend this to? I guess it's for those who can relate to it. But.. even at whatever possibility that could be at, I wonder if it could say anything further on the subject than "it happened".
I guess that's something that could be admired. Though it could be called laziness on the author's part, it's very much the laziness of the reader who expects all the thinking to be done for them.
Of course, being rated 'mature' by mangafox.com, there are issues that pop up here and there (inappropriate teachers, parent-child conflict, bullying, etc). They're not really addressed further than 'it happens', but act more as the building blocks to an imperfect world. I guess that's why one would call this manga realistic.
Suppose that's the punchline: if you don't like hearing your socially unacceptable friend's tales of stepping one foot into the mud after another, you probably won't like this one.
(do excuse my first time reviewing something and a rather unsatisfying review)
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