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Aug 18, 2020
tl;dr short, heartwarming forbidden-yuri romance with mostly realistic story-telling and poignant moral lessons. Big recommends!

On the surface level, Kakeochi Girl is not too shallow, but also not too deep. However, if you put yourself in the shoes of the characters and really internalize how they might feel, it becomes much deeper and much more rewarding.

Makimura "Maki" Momo and Oonishi Midori were high school lovers that never really explored their sexuality until graduation when Midori essentially breaks it off, saying it was fun but it's time to pursue normal lives. The two don't see each other again until a fateful encounter 10 years later. Maki is read more
Jun 9, 2020
Preliminary
I found this manga via comments on a Komi-san chapter that said this was better because the romance progresses. I'm not worried about romantic progress but I love Komi-san so I checked it out to see how good it was.

Off the top, it's exactly my type of thing. If you don't like fluffy manga/anime, then pass. All this is (so far) is fluff.

Now, despite the Komi comparisons, this manga is more like "Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai" with more side characters. MC is a loner chuuni and FMC is way out of MC's league but strangely interested nonetheless. Hilarity ensues.

If there is anything to read more
Feb 27, 2020
What can I say about Bakemonogatari that hasn't already been said? So much has already been put out there, and this is a rather famous series at this point in time, so I'll try to keep it succinct and limit this review to my most positive and most negative takeaways.

*NOTE: This is a review of Bakemonogatari as a standalone series*

STORY:
POSITIVE - Bakemonogatari contains 5 short stories about 5 different girls who all meet or already know the protagonist, Araragi. Story beats are clear and easy to follow, while still offering depth to the world. From episode 1 you immediately get what kind of world read more
Jun 7, 2019
Preliminary
This is a cursory review through chapter 5. The series is very young but there are already some glaring issues.

The positive is that it's a shonen manga written by veteran Masashi Kishimoto with art by Atsushi Ookubo, who does a good job emulating Kishi's art style. The fundamentals are there.

The story so far has potential but where exactly it's going is a mystery. Naruto wanted to be Hokage, Hachimaru wants to be a samurai. The difference is Hachimaru becomes a samurai right out the gate in chapter 1, so where to next? That said, I'm rating a 6 because what we are seeing is read more