Back to Desk05's Profile Desk05's Profile

May 18, 2017
I wasted too much time trying to read 28 volumes. If this story could have been condensed and stopped its repetitiveness (Nakia's evil schemes, whether or not Prince Kail and Yuri will have relations, and Yuri getting framed for some scandal, etc) I would have liked it much more. I just wish almost raping the female MC would stop being used as a plot device. This shoujo is from the 90's and I still see that in modern shoujos.

Now, I'm not saying Red River (English Name) didn't have its shining moments. I liked seeing Yuri go from a confused high school girl to read more
Mar 10, 2017
STORY:
Brave 10 is too concerned with looking cool than telling a decent story. I understand this is derived from a manga franchise, but as a standalone, it's lacking. First, I don't understand any of the characters because they are so flat. Saizou is the typical angsty, loner archetype while Isanami is the perky, clingy priestess girl. Cool. Let's actually build on that and not leave them flatter than a steamrolled pancake. I will give some slack because it’s probably hard to convey characters well in twelve episodes.

I did like the actual significance of the Brave 10 a lot. It would have been too easy to read more
Dec 29, 2016
Story:
I don't understand the purpose of this manga. It seems like the mangaka tried to make the most unlikeable bunch of characters possible in sixteen chapters. The main characters are hard to connect with excluding Nico, and the story is more violent than I expected with a lot of blood and knives and guns.

Characters:
Edgar had no redeeming value; he was manipulative and abusive. He also choked a chick out with his bare hands and barely blinked, which is dark for a shoujo manga. I don't know if he loved his friends/servants or not, as one of his closest friends jumped off read more
Dec 15, 2016
Story:

So, the premise of Cheonnyeon-yeowoo Yeowoobi (Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox) is Yobi, a shape-shifting ninetail, lives with her alien friends near a school of kids, whom do not fit into society or adjust well in school because of difficulties (ex:some of the children are autistic, violent, obese, etc). Wacky hijinks ensue when the naughtiest alien gets taken by a little girl from the school. Although Yobi is supposed to rescue him, she finds herself getting distracted with the kids and enjoying her life as a human.

The story drags often and I skipped ahead in the beginning, but toward the middle, it recaptured my interest read more
Nov 26, 2016
STORY: (I read this story so long ago, but the final chapter hadn't been translated until now).
Sengoku no Danshi Hana no Ran was pretty mundane with no antagonist until vol 4, and the only looming threat was the samurai boys living out their ill-fated histories if they returned to their era.

In the beginning, I thought Hana's family idol agency and time traveling made the story over-packed, but I like how it developed.

I was surprised this manga touched briefly on child molestation and date-rape drugs in the entertainment business, which is what made Hana become weary of men. The light slice-of-life tone is nearly read more
Nov 25, 2016
Story:
Kanata Kara was an interesting read with a few twists that makes it one of the better "teenager transported to another world stories." There is a constant feel of dread and after every two pages of happiness and two cracked eggs and milk, the readers are in for two arcs of trouble. The Murphy Law is fully in effect here, and nothing stays perfect for long. What's a story without (constant) mishaps? Well, it isn't Kanata Kara without it that's for sure.

The ending was really lackluster, but I enjoyed the journey and finished the series in two days, so I think it was decent fun, read more
Apr 12, 2016
Hetamen (Manga) add (All reviews)
Story:
The gist of the story is about a girl, Satoko, who is conflicted about her feelings for two guys. She's a giver by nature of her time, advice, and life. Her friends constantly vent to her, and she feels as if she is the head of the household due to childish parents. At a couples mixer (she had to set up), she ends up alone, but briefly meets an intelligent airhead, Shinguuji. Satoko then begins dating a guy Kenji, who is attractive but doesn't stimulate her. The story doesn't have a linear plot, and bounces between wondering when Kenji's going to find out and who read more
Mar 30, 2016
I have recently become a fan of the Rurouni Kenshin franchise and binge-watched the first two seasons of the anime within days. The writing in the 2nd season was divine! I expected more of the same with the OVAs despite having no involvement with the creator. Not what I expected! Trust and Betrayal needed the dark telling to convey how Kenshin used to be, but Reflections should have shown the happier times. He's moved past his former detached self, and seeing how his goofiness came about would have been refreshing.

Story:
If Reflections did not tie itself to the Rurouni Kenshin name, I would like this story. read more
Jan 12, 2016
Preliminary
Story:
Nagareboshi Lens adds a fresh taste to the shoujo slice of life genre. The light atmosphere of each chapter leaves the reader with a heartwarming feeling. It's hard to dislike a majority of the characters with them extending beyond being cool or hyper or flirty.

You can criticize Nagareboshi Len for it's pacing. I think the pace in the beginning was fine, but hit a slump towards the middle before returning to a stable pace. It feels as if there's no progression between Touga and Risa at times, but really we are just watching them slowly learn each other.

Something I really like about read more
Jan 10, 2016
Story:
Nousatsu Rock Shounen is very predictable and cliche at times, but manages to stay sweet throughout. The one plot twist is that the standard love rival isn't who you would expect. The original one shot is cute. Mirai can't find it in her to shun the dorky 'Nobitani" and later finds out his big secret when he formally declares his love for her. If the manga ended then I would have been pleased, because I didn't care for their other adventures. The light atmosphere is fun and the hijinks that happen are over the top. Towards the second volume, the story got read more