Feb 25, 2010
Setsuna no Rakuen was just recently updated on mangafox. I had a little spare time, so I decided to read since it was so short. It's not anything special, but very short and a very fast read.
Girl makes an "alliance" with a guy to make her best friend (Whom is also her crush) and his girlfriend to break up. Not very original. The mangaka also tried to fit a lot of story and events into 3 chapters, so it seems a little rushed and has quite a few short time skips. Still, for 3 chapters it was rather decent.
Faces were sort of awkward,
mouths were a tad too big (Compared to the norm, that is), and I just wasn't really used to this series' artwork. It is, though, good and nothing that you will cringe over every time you look at a panel.
Three chapters, that in itself should tell you that character development isn't spectacular. Characters were rather stereotypical and rather annoying for me... The way they reacted to things reminded me too much of Brazilian Novelas (Soap Operas) and irritated me. This, obviously, has a lot of drama for just 3 chapters, I was surprised.
I don't think it even took me an hour to read Setsuna No Rakuen. It's rather short, but even then my enjoyment wasn't the best. I'm not a fan of soup operas, and this manga really made me cringe as I read it. I've seen many soap operas (Despite hating them, the irony) and this series was the spitting image of many of them, just much shorter.
It's a short series, that things for sure. This can be read in one sitting, and if you're a fan of drama then you'll get plenty from this. I'm not much of a fan, so maybe that's why I couldn't pull as much enjoyment from it.
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