I don't write many preliminary reviews, because I'm always really hesitant to read them myself. So I encourage everyone to take this with a grain of salt, but sometimes I just feel the need to justify why I dropped a series.
I'm generally pretty fond of ghost stories and supernatural plotlines. So when I found myself wandering around the bookstore, caught up on all the other manga I was currently reading, Ghost Diary looked like a good fit to fill that hole in my life. It became clear very quickly, though, that it's just... not for me.
I'll admit it: I only read the first
two chapters. It quickly became clear to me that the premise of the story was the only thing it had going for it. A lot of characters are introduced early on, and I didn't find a single endearing thing about any of them. And Chloe was annoying practically from the first page she was introduced. I just... couldn't imagine willingly sitting through two and a half more volumes with Chloe as a major part of the story. Characters are the most important part of a story for me, so this is a hard handicap to recover from. (Not to mention the incest-y vibes between the main protagonist and his sister. Which is something I've gotten kind of used to seeing, here in the anime realm, but just... isn't for me.) So a lot of my critiques come down to personal preferences, but yeah. I didn't get through the first volume.