Here's my take after reading 24 chapters of the vellichor of Hibiki: Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou (Hibiki: Becoming a Novelist) by Mitsuharu Yanamoto.
It's seldom that I would find a manga relating to something I like, well... not actually reading books, but something about literature/writing. Hibiki satisfy that urge for me to read such story but at the same time making it really interesting with quirky the cast of characters
The story revolves around the decline of literature industry due to publishing recession, and Hibiki 15 year old introverted bookworm who had submitted a literary work that could possibly save the falling industry.
It may seem
like a boring premise, but because of the characters and their interactions it becomes a an entertaining piece to read.
Akui Hibiki is no doubt the center piece of the story. Her introverted nature, strong presence, and unyielding to what she stands for attitude is what really moves the story. The supporting cast of characters in the literature club is also second to none as they have a chance to develop without taking much away from the focus of the story; they all grow up as you progress with each chapters.
The art is not bad but you can appreciate the effort that Yanamoto-san had put in it. This should not put you away from the entertainment value of the story.
Since it is still an ongoing manga, it is still yet to develop further and I am looking forward on how the story would develop onto.
With that said, I would give Hibiki: Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou 9 copies of Akihito Sobue's novels out of 10!