I never wrote a review here before, but Rin seems to be pretty unknown, and I'd like to change that a bit!
This Manga caught my eye when I was on a trip in Tokyo, because I instantly recognized Harold Sakuichis unusual artstyle, and I loved Beck!
When I was back home I instantly tried to find anything about it, but it was quite difficult sinde it's not very well known yet. Even now, more than a year later and 30 65-page chapters in, there doesn't even exist a wikipedia page on it.
But I am simply blown away by this. At first glance it seems like another manga about manga, like Bakuman, but it's so much more than that. I won't get to much into the story though, because I think there are a lot of surprises to be had.
While the process of creating a manga gets highlighted quite often, the main focus drifts mostly into more slice-of-life territory and, at some points even into the supernatural realm.
The story feels vast, and so much bigger than the main character fushimi's struggle to get a foothold in a professional manga magazine, but we mostly see the world from his point of view, which makes everything so relateable. While there is a lot of fun and love, there also is some drama to be had.
I recommend this to everyone who loves fascinating slice of life stories and welcomes, or at least doesn't mind some occasional drops of the supernatural slipped in.
No, let me rephrase that, I recommend this to everyone, who loves good stories.read more
this is my first time ever i write review on this site.
one word this manga is fascinating why do i say fascinating you ask because it's a manga that have a lot of genre for example mystery, supernatural, little bit of comedy and slice of life.
i don't wanna give away too much but i will give you hint about the story main character likes to draw manga and wants to be mangaka but everybody know in real life everything doesn't come easy and that is exactly what this manga portrays and believe me when you read this you might love it but unfortunately it has only 37 chapter as of right now 01/09/2016 but it already have 12 valume but don't know how many chapter is in 12 valume so i hope the Groups Scanlating would continue to update.
and sorry my bad grammar and english hope you find my review helpful.read more
I am actually quite disappointed with how Rin turned out. The story definitely had potential but it feels quite unfocused unlike Sakuishi-sensei's other works, such as Beck. For most of the story, it felt like it was a mix of Bakuman and Rin's adventures with her power along with a touch of bad love triangle, and they didn't really mix very well.
There wasn't a lot of romantic development between Rin and Fushimi and by the end, it just felt like they got together just because it was convenient, especially on Fushimi's side. Throughout the story, we saw something of a love triangle develop and true to the harem cliche, Fushimi was never able to pick between Rin and his high school love. At the end, it felt like rather than chosing Rin, he went with her because the other girl gave up and got a real boyfriend and also because of him and Rin's past, rather than their current feelings. It felt very unsatisfying to say the least.
Fushimi's advancement as a mangaka also wasn't very exciting, unlike in Bakuman. There wasn't really any big hitches along the way outside of the whole erotic manga era and this is probably due to how unfocused the story is. But even the whole erotic manga era felt too similar with Bakuman and their whole gag manga stint.
The art is as expected of Sakuishi-sensei, the important characters are somewhat pretty while the rest of the cast is butt ugly. Not sure if Sakuishi-sensei is tryiing to say something here, but I won't speculate further as it isn't really something that he explored in the story.read more