Trouble with the wrong side of the law? Paparazzi won't leave you alone? Found yourself in a tight spot and you don't know where to go? Then it's time to get in touch with Kohei Nagase and his friends at Studio Gimmick. A prodigy in the realm of makeup and special effects, Kohei has got the skills to make sure that the people you don't want recognizing you won't. (Source: Viz)
okay this is my first review so...sorry if it sucks.
I think that this manga is way underrated. It's kinda out of the ordinary, a really great read.
The art was different from what I expected. I loved how it was drawn. Somehow the characters seemed more lifelike and vibrant, if that makes sense.
The characters were all well developed. Kohei especially had an interesting story, but wasn't completely focused on it. All the minor characters that came in had their own little story to explain what they were doing and why they were there. All the characters were interesting, and I never got tired
of them. They showed a lot of emotion, so you could tell who you hated and who you loved and could really relate to what was going on.
I loved the story in this manga. However, it was very episodic. (I don't even know if that a word) The manga was a bunch of stories, dealt with one at a time. Usually after the story was over, it wasn't brought up again. There was a problem, Kohei came and did awesome, problem over. Even so, each story was really interesting. I didn't get tired of the constant change at all. Holding all the stories together was the theme of Kohei's past, his skills, his morals, and his friends. I loved the story of Kohei's past. It was kept a mystery so well throughout the whole manga that it kept me reading. His mystery went through every story, each one helping him a little closer to his goal.
Overall, this is a little known manga that I think shouldn't be. Even though there are a lot of mangas focusing on someone with a particular skill doing stuff, this one seemed different and very refreshing from the classic story.
This is an "IIP" (Impossible is possible) manga (look it up in my profile under my dictionary for other terms that I use; not shameless advertising). I decided to redo this review btw.
The story is pretty simple. As a matter of fact there isn't a story. It's a series of one shot episodes that hopefully lead up to a climax. Personally, I found the manga's idea to be nice: a guy does make up for people and disguises them.
The art is actually not that bad. I smell Get Backers on it everywhere though. A Brock lookalike appears in this manga only he's buff and awesome.
Kohei is a bit bishounen for my tastes.
All the characters do well with each other, but I still wonder what the hell happened to his employer. She all of a sudden...isn't there. The villians are obvious though and are so one sided that there is zero good or amount of pity in them. How many people want money? A shitload.
I have enjoyed this manga and despite only having four volumes, this manga is amazing. It has great art and some nice twists along with cliffhangers. I will update this if I change my mind, but I doubt it.
Overall Rating: 9
It is like a series of manga chapter one shots in a way, there is always a conclusion in about 1-3 chapters.
The art is extremely good and looks realistic.
It's about Kohei Nagase a young Special Effects Make up artist, and his friend the stuntman Kanazuki. He does various jobs all with different scenarios, very enjoyable ways he uses his sfx skills to save the day, with the help of Kanazuki. Where it be exposing a scandal, disguising celebrities, to saving lives. He always wears a glove on his right hand, suggesting he has something to hide, if you read it, you'll find
out what happened.
Involves interesting graphics and images that would entertain anyone, watch Nagase's masterpieces flourish and amaze, has a touchand just the right amount of echi.
The only thing that was disappointing was it could have continue for a lot longer than 9 volumes. Also in the end there wasn't much of an ending to it, but tied up some of the loose ends to it.