Nonomiya Yuuta, a Skii Jumper aiming for Olympic Gold, bursts onto stage with his exceptional skills. However, his biggest problem is that he is not really a "HE"... This Yuuta is actually Nonomiya Yuuta's twin sister, Nonomiya Nono... And with Women's Skii Jump not being an Olympic catagory, hiding her true identity is the only way for her to achieve the dreams of her father and brother.
i liked the story behind nonono. I thought that the author wrote a really strong heroine who wasnt above doing anything to realize her dream. I reall y could have done without the ecchi parts; the idea could have been portrayed without them and they werent an intrigual part of the manga.
the supporting characters were as strong as the heroine and i really liked that. However the author seemed to write in way too many incidental characters and random characters, where i lost track of them at some point.
It seems like the author had minimal knowledge on the sport of ski jumping
and learned more as the story went on, because i am not big on sports i thought that was really cool. The end was a let down because you dont know if she reached her main goal and what happens after the last chapter.
bottom line. Its a good read the chapters are generally short, sometimes you dont know if the heroine will succeed, and if you like cross dressing/ gender bending there is enough to go around. Sure there is lots of boobs, and other ecchi things. Sure, there are some chapters that were fillers and the end was a bust- but the rest of the ride was pretty good.
Nononono has attempted raid, people being kicked off very high places, boobs, murder, attempted murder, suicide, afros and genderbender. It's a manga about skijumping.
Nononono is the second work of Lynn Okamoto, who is the best known for Elfenlied and Brynhildr in the darkness. Compared to those works Nononono is harmless, but he still managed to get his own personal note of ecchi, comedy and violence into it. It is not like those normal sports manga you see everywhere. If you expect something like Kuroko no Basket or Haikyuu, you will be disappointed.
The manga covers a sport that is very minor in most countries, but it
explains the skijumping in a way people unfamiliar with it understand the basic rules. It contains many unique characters. Different from Okamoto's other works there aren't many females, but predominantly male characters. The story has many surprising twists which are caused by characters acting completley out of normal common sense.
Readers should be warned that the author axed the manga himself so the ending is quite rushed. I still recommend it.
TL;DR - Everything wrong with hentai doujins thrown into a sports manga (a little more specific later).
Started off great. A story about a young girl carrying the dreams and wills of her family to get gold at the olympics. She overcomes hardships and comes out on top through effort, talent, luck and the help of her friends.
Sounds great right?
Yeah well for some reason the author decided to place these completely unnecesary characters who do completely unnecessary things. Sports is too mainstream, gotta give it a dose of EDGE. No, not just one dose, some of the
psychopathic mentality was stomachable and did make it a little exciting, but he just upped the molarity to like 18 or something.
I mean, I know Elfen Lied was a hit (and I'll be honest I moderately enjoyed Brynhildir), but this is just &#%(@#&%*(@#. The tone is just all over the place. I mean, yes it's fine for sports/shounen to get dark, but you don't make it dark with objectifying and sexualising your female protagonist.
If you are NOT cool with attempted rape, rape, murder, attempted murder, blackmail, etc etc occuring in your sports manga/anime. Stay the fuck away.
I am honestly so disappointed. I really liked her character and the main supporting cast, who, weren't the most well-made were overall likeable.
P.S. First review I've done, had to put this out, far out, had to send the word out.
Hmm first off all i should apologise if i included too many spoilers although I'll try to reduce them as much as possible.
Hmm I'm not really into gender benders but i decided to pick this up because of a sudden interest in sports manga *cough* Kuroko No Basket * cough* even though I'm actually horrible at sports. I found the plot of this manga to be actually captivating to a certain extent and i was slightly touched by some of the scenes.
The characters of this manga were decent. Not really THAT unique but at least they're slightly better than average. I liked the character
development quite a bit and also how they focus mainly on the ski jumping area while including romance and comedy in adequate but not so much that the manga becomes a romance comedy.
Another plus point is that although the main character from this manga is clearly better than average, she isn't too talented or unbeatable. I also liked how it showed the problems faced by athletes who end up losing major competitions such as constant bashing by others ( not that I'm a sadist).
Overall, this manga isn't extremely good or special but is still worth the watch if you have the sudden urge to read an interesting sports manga