Dec 16, 2009
The storyline is very degrading towards females. It treats the female figure almost as if they were an object, rather than a person, within the first few chapters. Perhaps it does change later on, however, the level of objectifying the woman figure might be disturbing for some. There is also the problem, Ayumu's story within the first three chapters is way too good to be true.
The art work was lovely, the details were supurb. A lot of work went into the line and planning out the outfits for the characters. This was not why I felt that the storyline was degrading. What made
the whole thing degrading was that the guy goes and strips her down to her underwear, a couple of times within the first three chapters.
Ayumu is what one would call a rabbid fangirl, who just so happens to, even though she can't sew, have a talent at drawing good clothing designs. She is so bad, personality wise, she runs along the line of a stalker. Renji falls for his 'love', Ayumu, within the first few chapters, and he simply doesn't know her, and the fact was, the relationship between the two is rushed.
While I enjoyed the artwork, I hated the negotive contitations that came through within the first three chapters. It was rather hard to stomach, especully since I am sick and tiered of models being treated as objects, a comodity rather than people. Young girls have enough problems with self-esteeme, without having someone drive it into them that they have to look a certain way. Sure, Ayumu talks about self-esteeme as the reason that she likes Renji's clothing, but that is simple words that really didn't come into play within the work, as far as i read it.
Sure, the modeling buisness is something that degrades the female figure, however, I know that it is possible to write a story along this topic, where the female is not degraded the way that this manga does. The female character is weak, not to mention, a lot of stuff ended up being a matter of luck, that all couldn't simply happen in real life.
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