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May 15, 2011
Preliminary
If you're planning to read 'Kimi ga koi ni Oboreru' then you've probably also read the prequel, 'Kimi ga Koi ni Ochiru'. If you haven't, it's fine, I'm just going to bring it up a few times for comparison.

'Oboreru' isn't excellent. It isn't incredibly original or revolutionary in any way. But it's entertaining and comfortable, good to read in your spare time. There's a lot worse out there.

'Oboreru' is much better than 'Ochiru' (and most yaoi mangas) because of it's effective portrayal of a developing relationship. Note the word 'developing'. Jinnai and Reiichirou actually start off as friends and get to know each read more
Apr 16, 2011
It's surprising to see the lack of reviews for this manga, considering the fact that the anime boasts 56. Now, I've never seen the anime, so I don't know how it compares to the manga. However, I have read a large scope of manga, of many different genres, and I say this honestly: Mushishi is a masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind work of art, and the mangaka, Urushibara Yuki, is one heck of a storyteller.

The plot in Mushishi develops in a rather episodic format, rather like Natsume Yuujinchou or the anime Cowboy Bebop. Each chapter follows Ginko, who is a wandering 'Mushishi', a specialist who deals read more
Nov 2, 2010
Preliminary
I was stunned at the lack of reviews for this manga and, as a result, I wrote my own. To sum up my opinion of 'Children of the Sea' in one sentence: It is one of the best mangas I have ever read. Ever. And that's saying something.

The manga is about a girl named Ruka, a girl who's better at using her fists to explain herself rather then her mouth. The result? She's kicked off the school handball team. In an attempt to run away from everything, she goes on a short trip to Tokyo and tries to find the ocean. There she meets read more
May 4, 2010
7 Seeds (Manga) add (All reviews)
Preliminary
I guess the first thing to say about this manga is that it is, without a doubt, one of the most grittiest and realistic mangas I've ever read that still manages to not become a large sinful bloodbath of violence.
I rated the story 10, because of it's originality and the wide range of emotions it introduces. 7 Seeds is original in how it takes the aspect of 'what happens when humans die out' plot line. The story line is incredibly thrilling and suspenseful, as we watch the humans, most of who are only teenagers, fight for survival against terrifying monsters we've never seen before read more
Feb 22, 2009
Preliminary
Note- I first wrote this review in 2009, but have found some things that needed updating.

I stumbled across the manga because of it's interesting name. And I'm glad to say that the story is just as interesting as the name.
I won't go too much into the plot, as you can read those in other place, so I'll just say that the story line's incredibly original, enjoyable, as well as pretty dark and with many plot twists. The main characters, Oz and Alice, are fairly likable, and the supporting cast, Break, Sharon, and Raven, aren't done to badly either. My favorites are read more