May 11, 2017
The best yuri manga I've read in a very long time.
Otome no Teikoku has an amazing narrative, telling a multiple characters story in little episodes inside every chapter in a very rare or nowhere else to find way.
Even with the number little episodes the story doesn't lose it's consistence, with every single one being very enjoyable and amusing, using perfectly the episode-style of storytelling in the best possible way with a very connected and stable story line.
The characters are all incredible amusing, funny and more than everything, cute; they're in a big number and are for all tastes what makes it's storytelling every more amazing.
While reading, you'll definitely laugh, smile and have huge nosebleeds, probably dying in anemia.
This story shines so brightly that even non-yuri fans will like it for such girl-only comedy of an all-girls school full of comedy duos, interesting relationships, weird personalities and feelings of love and friendship those girls carry with them.
Being a manga with dirty jokes, comedy, ecchi, cuteness, sweet love and all the good stuff we deserve, maybe some people would think this manga mix too much to the recipe and makes it so that no one can actually read and love it, but i have to say it, they couldn't be more wrong.
As says the title, this manga is absolutely about teenage girls in an all-girls school and all that comes with it. It couldn't be more accurate in a whole, showing even the "dirty" part of the high school girls.
I don't have to say how much this manga art is great. The light color in the very first pages and the volume covers will act like a good cream into your full-black coffee and light your mood while melting your heart, the art is so well done that you'll be reading carefully the same page twice while drooling without realizing. All the characters are so pretty and cute that you could make them whole sanctuaries, you'll fall in love with them right away for sure.
As for personalities, the characters are so lively and unique that the story can easily talk about all of them and still be very interesting and enjoyable without losing itself in confusion and bad chapters. The clumsy characters, the serious ones, the energetic and the innocent; they're all completely individuals and pure that their sweet feelings for each other will catch you fully.
Overall... this is a great manga full of its author love and caring all over the pages and if you're a true yuri fan, you'll ask yourself why it took you so long to actually read it. If you just wanna enjoy an all-girl comedy and ecchy manga, this one is also for you. If you like good and unknown mangas, this cult-out-of-the-mainstream story that talks without fear on critics is for you, try it. Basically, this is a manga that won't disappoint you once you read it till the end. I recommend it with everything i got, this one and its author came into my favorites!
Reviewer’s Rating: 10
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