Jan 19, 2018
Story: 7; The story is good. I thought it was similar to Haikyuu, only less intense. Possibly because there are less characters? I don't know really. Its a pretty simple story. I imagine you would find it boring if you have watched a lot of sports anime. I've only watched a few sports anime and this is my first sports manga.
Art: 10; The art is pretty amazing. Mainly because the Mangaka is really good at drawing sexy women without making their bodies all weird and distorted. He is also really good at positioning the "camera" for some sweet action
shots that capture the motion, direction, force, and perspective of the action... and the panties. (I remember thinking on one panel, "why does this panty shot look so badass? If she wasn't wearing a skirt, this would just be a really awesome picture of someone spiking the ball.)
Characters: 6; The characters are not the same old cliche characters I normally see, so I wasn't immediately tired of them, but they don't get "fleshed out" very much. actually, now that I think about it, a lot of the characters don't get fleshed out at all. None of the characters are very deep, and only a couple get any backstory. The rating might deserve a 5, but I enjoyed them so I can't bring the score that low.
The MC is just a little ball of energy who doesn't slow down for anything. I liked how she didn't get bi-polar and depressed just in order to add drama. She was simple, but I could always count on her to push as hard as she could to keep the story moving, and not get stuck up in pointless drama.
Enjoyment: 9; I really enjoyed this manga, but I think a large part of my enjoyment had to do with the mood I was in when I started reading this. I haven't watched a sports anime in a long time, and the last one I watched was Haikyuu, about volleyball. so it was interesting to compare it to beach volleyball.
Overall: 8; Personally I give it an 8, but if I'm being honest it deserves a 7. If this review was based only on the story and characters, I would have to give it a 6, but the artwork made me give it an 8.
Honestly, I was in a rather erotic mood when I read this. Normally I think fanservice is a bit distasteful, but I fully enjoyed it in this manga, and it was kind of unavoidable, when you have sexy girls playing beach volleyball, you can't avoid a bunch of fanservice. The story was so simple that all the fanservice didn't feel out of place as it would in a more serious story.
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