Hi everyone (*≧ω≦) Today I’ll be stating my impressions about some ongoing manga/manga I haven’t finished!
The mangas included in this post are: Oshiete! Gyaru-ko-chan, Tonari no Nanige-san, La Vie en Doll, Tonnura San and Gugure! Kokkuri-san. You might want to take a look at them~!
Genres: Comedy, School Life, Slice of Life
Author: Suzuki Kenya
A short comedy featuring a group of three friends. All about that ebony gyaru life.
The manga has a pretty simple format: every comic, there is a topic or question and Gyaru-ko/Gyalko along with her friends present a skit centering around it. There are some jokes I didn’t get, but I laughed at the character interactions and the relatable moments (๑╹◡╹๑) I wasn’t expecting the slightly ecchi parts, but it’s not a big problem. The series looks great so far, I hope the next chapters are translated soon~
The art style is captivating. I love the chubby-ish bodies of the characters, and the multi-strand hair is done great. I like how Suzuki Kenya uses his markers (assuming he uses markers; they look like mix media drawings).(ღ❤‿❤ღ) I also really like the character designs, even though they’re simple since the colours really make them pop.
Tonari no Nanige-san
Genre: Comedy, School Life, Slice of Life
Author: Tachibana Shuu
Mundane problems happen everyday, and when they do, she nonchalantly appears to help out. Her name is Nanige-san.
Tonari no Nanige-san is about a mysterious girl named Nanige-san who appears out of nowhere to help anyone in the school with whatever problem they’re facing. Whether it be a broken light bulb, forgotten uniforms or missing homework, Nanige-san has got your back.
This is one of the cutest 4komas I’ve seen in awhile, and is now one of my new favourites, just below Gugure! Kokkuri-san. It’s adorable and funny, and watching the many ridiculous things Nanige-san does to help her fellow schoolmates is a surefire way to make you smile! My favourite one so far is when Nanige-san tries to help someone but another person beats her to it (*≧▽≦) I hope the future chapters continue to be just as entertaining!
I really like the simple and SD art style the author uses, though the anatomy can be awkward at some parts. Still, the art style fits the story well. The designs aren’t that interesting, but it’s good considering the school setting.
La Vie en Doll
Genre: Seinen, School Life, Fantasy, Action
Author: Inoue Junya
Haruno Kasumi, a 14-year-old girl, is quiet and shy girl who gets bullied at school and has a crush on a classmate. Her mother has no interest in what happens at home and her dad disappeared years ago.
Her life changes drastically as she gets a gift from her long lost father…
First of all, the art style of La Vie en Doll is amazing. It’s original and refreshing to look at.
I wish I could say the same for the story though. The story starts with the typical loner girl who gets bullied at school by the beautiful popular kids, until one day a sudden event changes her and she turns into a whole new person and she finally stands up against her oppressors. In this case, she receives a ring and a mirror from her missing father, and an aggressive “personality” of sorts from the mirror takes over her body at times. Then there’s the ~secret organization~ or something like that on the hunt for the mirror and the ring. Spoopy
Of course, that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the series – in fact, I’m pretty much hooked. The pacing is great and the suspense is built up well. Besides, the manga is only in its early chapters so I have high expectations that the next ones will take great twists on things.
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Shounen, Slice of Life
Author: Serebi Ryousangata
Tonnura-san talks a lot, always has a smirking face, and likes seducing women.
Also, he’s a cat.
So based on what I’ve read so far, Tonnura-san is a magical cat that can give women orgasm by letting them pet him.
From the synopsis alone, I could already tell this would be an interesting manga.
I seriously love the concept, it’s so silly and original. I’ve had a lot of good laughs on the first few chapters, and I’m planning to read more (´◠ω◠`) If you like Comedy manga (and if you don’t mind Ecchi), you’ll like this too~ I like the varied personalities of the characters, but the mother can be pretty agonistic (though this is mostly played for laughs).
Tonnura San has a moe art style. The characters have big heads and eyes and slender bodies. There are some anatomical errors, but the mangaka clearly has skill. I especially like the way he draws expressions.
~Tonnura-san is one sexy beast ooh-la-la~ //shotdead
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Romance, Supernatural
Author: Endou Midori
This is a 4-koma comedy about a young girl named Ichimatsu Kohina who gotten possessed by a low grade spirit called Kokkuri-san.
The story starts out when the MC Kohina plays a game that summons spirits and she calls on the titular character, Kokkuri. Kokkuri then proceeds to stay with Kohina and attempts to befriend her. Kohina, on the other hand, says she is a “doll” and that dolls don’t need friends.
The concept of a girl summoning a supernatural being and then said being becoming her familiar isn’t anything new in the manga industry, but with its biting humor and clever gags, Gugure! Kokkuri-san manages to stand out and has quickly skyrocketed right into my favourites list. I seriously can’t wait for the next chapters to be translated ヾ(;☆ω☆)ノ
The art style is nice but it’s not really original. I’ve since other manga/anime that utilizes the same art style. However, the way Kohina in specific is drawn is unique and she’s easily distinguishable. I love her rectangular eyes ♥