*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*
I honestly have no idea what this manga is getting such high reviews, its abysmal. I honestly thought he couldn't do much worse than Suzuka. Well, I was completely wrong.
Fuuka, down to its core, is a music tragedy that tried so hard to be different but failed so hard. In the end, it became nothing to a cookie cutout of all the other musical tragedies out there and for that, is nothing but boring and stale and lacks anything that would make it continue to be worth reading.
The whole manga feels rushed and it never ever feels like its well paced.
All the events happen so fast that you are left wondering about the in between. This manga lacks buildup and only has execution. The only reason I read Fuuka is I enjoyed the character named Fuuka and she made the manga interesting to read. On top of being the character that moved the story progression the most, you can really see it after she is killed in a copout way.
Fuuka is kiilled by a truck while stopping at a crosswalk and picking up a keychain. There are a lot of huge flaws in this. The crosswalk was green and somehow she was like the only person crossing it in a huge Japanese city in the middle of the day? I don't buy that. Also when they were crossing the street, traffic was stopped, as in the truck wasn't even moving, and when the crosswalk light turned red, somehow the truck was moving at 30 mph? You can't tell me that the trucker didn't see her and try to stop. You can't tell me that the trucker as soon as the light turns green decides to step on the gas seeing someone still in the crosswalk. He killed the only reason I read Fuuka and killed the one person who made the story interesting.
Seo Kouji clearly has lost his touch when he resorts to huge amounts of drama to get anything done. Not to mention the rushed narrative and the lack of buildup and backstory for his characters, or doing things in a meaningful way that would not make certain events shake your head. This is my last manga I will ever read from Seo Kouji as he is now a washed up writer. Save your time and go read Beck or Nana.