Let the truth be told, I hated this manga so much i wanted to quit reading it, but at the same time I liked it, It's contents got me so drawn in that i couldn't pull my eyes away...well, maybe not. You get the idea though.
I believed that if the story line was stronger and better planned out, i would have come to love it. A yaoi manga like this one was one of the ones that seemed rushed from my point of view.
I had expected better things from the manga, whose summary seemed boring but really likable when read.
If only you could understand my bitter sweet comments and weird emotions you'd like the manga the way i did and the ways i didn't.
The story of Ao no Sekai was complected in many ways. Such as a love that was so strong that made people violent, a mother who was controlling of her son, and a lone person wanting to be comforted. All of them adds up to equal one BIG mess.
Further to details let me tell you the main point of this manga. NOTHING. That's right i said NOTHING. The main reason why i hated this manga, is that i couldn't grasp the concept of so many stories merged in together and the understanding couldn't be comprehensible by me. (Which were the same thing i said just rewording it)
In my perspective all i could see was an unfinished chapter filled in by another chapter that restarted the whole manga all over again!
Let me explain in a better way, there was no clean cut from a chapter. I felt like it left a tangeled thread in my head.
I have never read a manga like this before. (Not the yaoi part, the part which the book was decided to be formatted as it is.)
CONS: I would have to say as much as i hated it a part of me liked it. What i liked was the way how the feelings they had for each other got through, although not completely, it was understandable. I also liked the feeling i got when i read it, of how it could be real and alive (the love)
The story turned out to be dreadful. Thanks to that i couldn't let it go and read and read until i was content to find what i was looking for, in which some of the chapters i was.
Art: It wasn't ugly, hideous or unwatchable. I thought i was pretty decent the way the mangaka drew it. It would've been better but it wasn't less from what i expected. Some scenes may look like it wasn't all that but, I'm content.
Character(s): I loved them, each person had their own personality and some even changed throughout the book even if not all of them. I liked the one who was violent and lovable. (ahem, am not a masochist) BUT if that was in reality i would have been more intense about it. You'll love them or not love then like. From what i saw the mangaka clearly showed some of their thoughts so that it would've been obvious what a person felt emotionally.
Enjoyment: Not so much, the story was dreadful not horrible. The art was good enough, the character? i LOVED them.
Story + Art + LOVABLE CHARACTERS + Thinking about the characters = I LIKED IT in a way...
Overall, as i concluded already during the equation, i liked it and it would have made a 7 on my ratings, but nope adding everything up and dividing it by 4 i got a decent 4.5. I didn't say 5 because, i was too upset over the story format thing.
Want to know: Story(2)+Art(6)+Character(6)+Enjoyment(4) DIVIDED by (4) EQUALS (4)