In a world where the seeds of plants are imbued with power, the wheels of fate begin to turn for Luca, an illegal seed cultivator, when the government-sanctioned Graineliers come to take away his father, who in turn hands Luca a rare and powerful seed…!
First of all,I want to point out that this is NOT a shounen ai/yaoi manga.
You might think that beacuse author made few BL mangas but this is not one of them so feel free to read it even if you don't like BL genre.
Now...on to review!
Lucas has swallowed the seed that his father gave him and after that he becomes part plant.
Many are afraid of these people because they do not know what kind of abilities they have.
That's why he is now persecuted and need to stay hidden.
What will happen to Lucas? What are his abilities? Who is girl that appeared before
Read to find out.
This is tagged Fantasy/Shounen. I'll rather put Psychological or Mistery than Shounen.
It can get complicated from time to time....and that's what makes it so interesting.
I found history of the "roots" strange and fascinating.
The art is one of the first things that draws your attention.
It perfectly fits the tone of the story.People,backgrounds,clothing...everything is highly detailed.
Takarai Rihito is really talented.Her art is beautiful,gorgeous...there is just no right word to say how good it is.
This one is no exception.
The characters are really interesting and have high potential. I'm looking forward to see how they will be developed.
There is something...mysterious...nostalgic...about them. It's hard to explain,haha.
I mean...some of them are part plant but they still retain their humanity...
And Chloe is so cute. She's like younger version of Mavis from Fairy Tail.
I read all of Takarai Rihito works and I absolutely love the way she write/draw her mangas.
When I read the first chapter of Graineliers I was really captured,I found it being a very nice project!
Of course,there is only 10 chapters out and everything depends on how does the mangaka carry the story.
In short: This manga is really promising and I have big expectations for it.
Graineliers is a relatively promising manga, with a rather interesting concept of seeds and plant growing. 47 chapters in and I don't really know where the story will go from here - but the concept interests me enough and I think it has the potential to go in various interesting directions from here.
The art is as I expected, nice. I do like the character designs too, but the similarity of hair can sometimes get confusing to me if I don't pay attention and the colours are similar. However, as I said I really do like the general art and designs and I think it is
a plus point for the manga.
I first got interested when I saw the art and that it had a decent amount of chapters. Unfortunately, many of the chapters are really short, even shorter than what I'll expect from a weekly serialized manga. And oddly, it doesn't even end on cliffhangers or anything, but the chapters just end abruptly and continue as if there were no break in between for the next chapter. I do not think the chapters got split into half or anything, so it is really weird. It might pose a problem when reading a new chapter after a while, so there might be a need to check the last few pages of the previous chapter. The short chapters also mean the story hasn't progressed that fast despite expectations, but otherwise the pacing is more or less good based on the number of pages.
The characters are decently interesting. Not exactly that they are colourful personality wise, but they are people whose stories one would find rather interesting to follow. Most of all, I enjoy a story with good friends and want to see how the plot will affect the fate of these two. Individually though, they are not particularly impressive, but as a whole I think they have the potential to develop greatly based on the actions they take over the course of the story.
Much of the story still leaves me in the "I don't know what to expect yet" phase. It's pretty nice and enjoyable to follow along and be as clueless as the characters themselves, and has the potential to have a nice plot, but for these things it's also hard to judge until all the major points are revealed. It has decent reading enjoyment though, and I'm interested in knowing what's going to happen to the characters next. That's a plus.
Overall, it's something that has a nice idea that feels different from the usual flashy powers or very dark stuff. It's a bit early to tell, but it could turn out well in the future. For now, it's sufficiently intriguing and the art is pretty to look at, so it's not a bad read at all, enjoyment wise. However you might also want to come back a bit in the future and check other reviews to see if the story is getting along well or not.