Yutaka Hanagasaki is a 20-year-old gardener at the theme park Fuegaoka. Meet Merun-chan, the mascot of Fuegaoka, with lots of popularity. Hanagasaki just so happens to secretly like her, but can never work up the courage to even talk to her, always admiring her from afar like a flower. A sweet story of how Hanagasaki works up the courage and becomes closer to Merun!
Reader beware: this story is so vanilla you'll get a toothache. Itoshi no Karin tells the story of Yutaka Hanagasaki, an overlooked theme park gardener, and his fondness for the popular park mascot, Merun-chan. This is the author/artist's debut published work.
The art in this manga is fantastic. However, the characters are not that strong. No character aside from the two protagonists is developed; they are all merely plot devices. Meanwhile, the main characters aren't flawed enough to be realistic, but they aren't perfect either. The story is rather straightforward, but the ending, while sweet, left something to be desired. There are also some bits that
could be entirely eliminated without the reader losing much. At only 20 chapters, though, the fluff is hardly unbearable.
Overall, this manga was pleasant. It's a very light read, and a cute story. The art really sells it, and I look forward to the author/artist's next work.
Itoshi no Karin, a short manga iv'e stumbled to. It has 21 chapters, so as for the story it was rather lacking. I dont see where this manga is going nor any potential to it so even i was quite surprised i ended up reading it until the last chapter. The characters are just right, especially the heroine. My first impression of her was that she is "the silent and innocent type", but guess what? she's actually a talkative girl. About the protagonist, he looks like a tad but his personality suits him. The art was probably the reason why reading it was not
that bad, and wont bore you. Overall i had a decent enjoyment.
If you dont have something to watch or read try giving this a shot, you might find it amusing.
I'm not a fan of writing or reading of reviews, as i think to myself - "why would i rely on someone else opinion, when i can check it myself". So when my eye stumbles upon review - i dont want someone to retell me whole story. I want to know, whether or not author recommends us all to spend our time on title.
And here, as an author - i write - YES - with large letters. I wish i found this manga later, when it would be finished, but now i'm forced to write review with 13 chapters and hunger for more. I wont
pay attention to marks (9 cause i didnt want to look maximalistic, as fans do), decribing story, characters or drawing methods.
It's very enjoyable story, wrapped in wonderful art. It is romantic, mature and pure. I, as target audience - guy from 18 years - enjoyed it to the limits, with wide smile and even with teardrop in one moment.
Reader, i dont want to take more time from you - hurry and read Itoshi no Karin, I hope you'll like it.
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