I'm gonna write this from Volume 1 (until Chapter 3)perspective only and review as a sport manga reader and Figure Skating fan.
It's been a while since we get manga/anime about Figure Skating. 1st manga I know was Ginban Kaleidoscope from 2003 and then; Yuri on Ice anime, in which, was okay but it was below my expectation in term of sport entertaining aspect.
Now, we get to see manga about Figure Skating(FS) which focused on Competitive skating. Tsukasa, a retired average-no-job Ice Dancer met Inori, low self-esteem, 5th Grade girl who sought to learn FS but started a tad late according to her age. Nonetheless, she
bears a glimpse of talent. Mangaka also has FS as a hobby. They said they had an injury from ice rink before releasing volume 1. Not only that, they also cooperate with Skating Expert to help furnishing the Skating domain. and this was about Ladies FS which was I've been waiting for a long while, hence this passed my checklist box. The training element, tournament was very good, met my standard. The skating scene during tournament wasn't just come and go. Even though we won't hear a music or watch an animate scene, but Mangaka did a great job to express the scene for us to grasp the atmosphere. Looking forward to the story in the future. I bet this is a coming-of-age which means there must be time-skip scene (or at least she must grow in age). In no way they gonna let her be 5th grade forever had she wanted to compete Olympics. Not to mention, there was many real-life drama inserted here e.g. No funding to support skaters— it was pricey hobby after all.
was so neat, delicate and clean. The facial expression was funny, on point, dramatic. I just love it. It seems the author was very competent at digital art. Good for them.
The character development gonna put so much into play here. So far, it met my expectation: The rivalry b/w Inori and other skaters.(The rivalry b/w athlete? count me in), The trust b/w Coach Tsukasa and Inori. Inori has to change herself from low-self esteem into someone who has a lot of confidence in order to shine in her career.
It looked promising and was one of a manga that you wouldn't see much in rare genre as Ice Skating, it's worth a try, especially if you are Figure Skating fan. You gonna love it.