Momoko, who dreams of becoming an illustrator, finds employment in an ultra fast-paced office that specializes in designing pachinko parlors!! With the office running a yazuka-like business and employing a designer, who has a habit of suddenly stripping in the middle of the night, Momoko believes that the company employees are a bit... no, definitely eccentric!! She continues pulling all-nighters, unable even to return home... And in the midst of cigarette-filled fumes, where women's authority takes a step back, she asks herself, "What am I doing here?"
Honestly, I loved this manga from start-to-finish. There isn't one thing I didn't like about it.
This was a simple story about the things that aren't so simple - your first job out of school, your dreams and expectations, and yes, even love.
It would be unfair to just consider it a love story, though, for that's only one piece of the puzzle. There is a realism to this story that is a comfort for those who can relate to it, and I am sure that many could.
This also is a short story about a woman. That may mean nothing to
some, but as a woman saying this to the intended audience (women), this means a lot. We know how complex and complicated the lives of women can be and how often this is completely ignored even in the best of series. Despite the shortness of the series, the main character develops quite a bit and naturally. The support characters do not at all, but this story really isn't about them, so it doesn't matter. They aren't in the same stage of life as the main character is.
That there didn't need to be a twist and there aren't any (unnecessary and out-of-place) zany antics to ramp up interest in the plot means that the writer was really coming from a place she understood personally (she even says so) and her talent for storytelling shows in just how clearly and skillfully she communicates the subtleties of the characters thoughts and feelings as they live through the day-to-day.
The pacing was spot on throughout the series.
Art: Beautiful. Really. Contemporary, but there really is a unique style here. I haven't seen anything like it yet. Added bonus is that I only found 2 panels where there was a weird, mal-proportioned face (it's usually more).
It's a lovely story about a women that is freshly out of university. The story is fast passed and there are almost no fillers. I found it difficult to stop reading many times. The main character is very well constructed and it's easy to identify with her. If you are in your twenties I can say you will definetly see yourself in some of the scenes. There are some classic characters, but they aren't annoying. I found the last chapters to be a little bit less interesting.
The art is very modern. Nothing to complain here.
Overall, I can recomend this manga to everyone that is looking
for a good romance!
I started reading Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai with an open mind, merely because I haven´t had many good experiences with Josei mangas, but it surprised me. I found myself enjoying every chapter, and although it does kind of drop the level at the end, it is quite enjoyable and I recommend it.
You may feel a lot of times that you have been through the kind of situations that develop, and this is a good thing, since it tells just how much reality is included in this manga. Everything is real and has coherent results, and that is what makes this such a breeze
to read and enjoy.
The art is good, simple enough to look cute and make you laugh from time to time. It does have a modern feel which is much appreciated.
All in all, I gave this manga an 8 in score. It is good for its length, enjoyable, real and cute :)