Otome Arisugawa has always hated boys. Her life is made worse when her father suddenly takes her away to Otoko Mura, a village with a 98% male population! If that wasn't enough, she's supposed to pick one of the residents to be her fiancé!?
I stumbled across this manga after reading one of Momoko Koda's other manga. Although I'm not a huge fan of Koda's works, I must admit that I was interested in her art style. So I decided to give this one a go.
I found the story funny. It wasn't extraordinary but it made me laugh. It's very lighthearted so if you're looking for something that won't make you emotionally attached, this is for you!
The art is not gorgeous or breathtaking...it's your average shoujo-style art. But what sets Koda apart from all the other mangakas is her ability to draw hilarious faces. In most manga when a girl cries, for some damn magical reason, she manages to look beautiful. It doesn't matter what happened to her -- her cat died, she was rejected, her ice cream dropped, whatever -- she looks good crying. Don't expect pretty crying in one of Koda's works. Expect real, honest, ugly crying. By ugly crying I mean snot dribbling down one's chin, eyes bloated, yadda yadda.
The characters are very defined. By this I mean it's easy to distinguish who is who. Unlike some manga where all the characters seem to be identical (both physically and mentally), Yottokete! Otoko Mura has distinguishable characters.
The story progresses really quickly so there wasn't much time for character development -- not that it was really needed.
Once again, this was a light read. It has 4 chapters, which I think is a suitable amount. Am I head over heels for this manga? No way, Jose. Did I enjoy it? Yeaah. read more
Its short, but really fun. A girl who wants to be equal with men, so that she can live on her own. But then she discovers love. Its not like the story and art are a masterpiece or anything, but I really enjoyed the way they expressed things. The heroine was super weird, but that made watching her change even more fun. As for the romance, the guy's response to the girl's confession is one of the funniest things I've ever read. So the series, overall, is short but sweet. Not the best, but definitely worth a read if you have the time.