HISTORICAL/ ART/ FEMINISM/ ENCOURAGING
Occasionally, after a long time reading and exploring different mangas, you are bound to hit a jackpot. "Arte" is a true MASTERPIECE.
Even though I have read until chapter 47, each chapter has roughly 40 pages. Thus, I feel that it is a great time to give this manga a review.
Story: Easy 10
2. Historically Real (in terms of society, hierarchy, lifestyle, and culture)
3. Slice of life (heartwarming and encouraging)
4. Overcome Limitations and Challenges
With all of these factors combining together flawlessly, it is not easy to give this manga's story set up a low rating. Don't want to get into the
story because you guys should dive into this manga by yourselves.
Art: Easy 10
The level of detail in this manga is OMG. So since this artwork focuses on the era of Renaissance, the Mangaka has to make sure that his manga will give us a feeling of European/Italian style while he also has to make sure that what he draws actually represents the area or era he draws. This Mangaka definitely had done his research and intensive sketches before drawing all those places. They are too nice and real to be drawn without visiting Italy.
Also, since the main character, Arte, is an artist herself. The Mangaka also has to draw the portraits as detailed as he can draw. I admire the dedication of the Mangaka.
Character: Easy 10
The character setup isn't random at all. So far, there are no extra characters in the story. Each character serves their purpose in the story and continues to grow and develop as the story goes on. I admire how the Mangaka is able to set up these characters and make them seem so real. Each character has their own struggles and purposes, and each character is unique.
Can't stop reading this manga. Legit can't sleep until I finish this manga upon first touching it.
As a huge history lover, I am glad to read a manga that correlates with a historical background. With great art and story, it makes me feel that giving this manga a 10 is pretty unforgiving. It definitely deserves something a lot higher( maybe 11 or a 100?). Reading this manga makes me feel like reading a novel while drifting on a Gondola that isn't only in Venice.
I understand that the theme manga isn't adventurous and eye-catching as mangas like "One Piece" or "Naruto" because it is not as action based or it doesn't cause a huge excitement chapter to chapter. Yet, the story, the art, and the detail of this manga is kinda like that of "Mona Lisa" of Leonardo da Vinci. So deep and so attractive and requires constant pondering while reading it. Like an art piece, each time you read it, it gives you a different feeling (definitely re-readable)!! Please spread this manga and gather more witnesses for the upcoming success of Arte :)