Just a cute little comedy, slice of life manhua. Cute girls liking other cute girls. The tomboyish main character's friend, mophead, is hilarious. The relationship between them is funny. There is also a little bit of a boy-love side plot that is played mostly for laughs. Really short chapters that end up having more comedy and story than most manga these days. As of writing this, there are 79 chapters and it is currently on-going. Not the best to read month to month because the chapters consist of 5-8 images and reading it all at once took me 15 minutes. Definitely worth the read.
In complete honesty, I am shocked at the lack of reviews for Tamen de Gushi! At the time I’m writing this it only has one other review! But, if there is one thing I know about Their Story, it’s that nothing will ever be so simply GOOD.
I love this manhua. I love it with every ounce on my being and that makes this whole review extremely bias but I hope you’ll take my advice and read it. Beacause it’s simple to describe Tamen de Gushi in one word: nice. It’s a nice experience. The story is nice, the art is nice, the comedy is
good; the whole thing is just a pleasant experience which gives me butterflies every time it is updated.
Girl meets girl, girl embarrasses herself constantly in front of girl, girls become friends despite being very different; girl falls in love with girl. It’s simplistic and that works because the comedy and style of the manhua allows this story to house as much emotion as any more complex manhua, if not more. It’s basic but Tan Jui uses this to grip their readers and slowly introduce them to new themes, ideas and emotions during the gradual progression of the story. (I would rate it higher but honestly there is no complexity at all… OR IS THERE?)
Again, its simplistic nature allows it to create a relaxed, clam tone with a nice light colour pallet which changes with the season within the manhua beautifully subtly.
The characters are very real. Nothing about them feels forced or abnormal even if they are melodramatic at times. Then again, doesn’t everyone act like that around the people they’re most comfortable with? I know I do.
The only real problem is the lack of direction. Tamen de Gushi can be praised endlessly for its calming simplicity but, without any progression or clear destination for the story in each ark, the manhua is beginning to lose the interest of many. I only hope that the side characters can have more exploration in order to add the tension that 19 Days (a manhua by a close friend of Tan Jui) is gaining.
In terms of how good the manhua is, I don’t know. This manhua is certainly in the eye of the beholder but, for me, it’s a brilliant read that I trust to entertain me whenever I see a new chapter pop up. It's easily my favourite part of any day that I read it.
This manhua is about a girl that likes a girl (Hot isn't it?) and it actually is really good. I am done reading Ch123.
Good things -
It actually is quite good, it doesn't progress like a normal shoujo or shoujo ai manga that completely shoves the drama or conflict up by your throat in an instant, this manhua actually gives us a bit of a development to that point or something to not completely yank us off with.
The art is also amazing (apart from their broken reaction faces, I think those are intentional) Lots of things are quite detailed and nice. The scenery is also
good and the art style of the characters is quite nice.
I also love how the story progresses, almost everything has a connecting point from each story line and doesn't entirely shut us off at one point and begin another. (Also did I mention that a girl likes a girl here? It's gooooood stuff)
Bad things -
When is the new chapter coming out (it isn't on par with japanese release dates, so it's quite frustrating that it might come out a bit longer, but it's worth the wait.)
The chapters are too fucking short.
The pages are so few and sometimes they're only visuals of a character's everyday life, so sometimes it can be a real bummer since those unwanted visuals can only do so little to build up the story (and sometimes don't help at all)
But I do recommend reading this if you want to read a simple love story but with a little twist, also to make you feel good and happy on the inside.
Cute, funny, great and genuine characters - this pretty much sums up this manhua. I love this series so much, as of writing this review I'm on chapter 119 and it feels like not a lot has happened and yet I'm still enjoying it all the same.
The two mains are [b]adorable[/b]. I don't use this lightly, but each chapter with them in is ridiculously cute and the humour between them both is laugh out loud funny. Though this is also the case with the rest of the cast, all of them have a little place in my heart. The relationship between one of the
main girls and her best friend mophead is just hilarious and I love seeing their banter.
This is one of my top 3 yuri mangas at this point in time, and seeing as I've read a [b] ridiculous [/b] amount of yuri manga, this is a big deal. If you are a fan of slice-of-life, yuri with actual characters that are real and warm - check out this manhua! You wont regret it.