The pile of new manga and comics that I want to review has been steadily growing over the course of this month. Thus, now seemed like a good time for another round of manga mini reviews. Coincidently, all of the manga I’ll be discussing today just so happen to be super cute!
The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes Vol 1
Amane Mizuno is a high school girl whose facial features make her look perpetually angry, but she’s actually very shy. When she falls in love with the friendly boy who sits next to her in class, Amane tries her best to overcome her nerves and find a way to get closer to him.
A straightforward and wholesome romance, Shunsuke Sorato’s, The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes, kind of feels like a less wacky version of Komi Can’t Communicate. Amane is constantly blushing and freaking out whenever she has the smallest interaction with her crush and the slow development of their relationship is very sweet. While it’s not the most exciting series out there, I enjoyed the antics of Amane’s supportive friends and the lovely, full-colour artwork.
Final Score: 7 out of 10.
For more information on this series, visit DENPA’s website.
Sue & Tai-chan Vol 1
At 17-years-old, Sue is basically an old-lady in cat-years; so she’s not very impressed when her owner adopts a rascally kitten by the name of Tai-chan. Tai-chan is bursting with energy and eager to play with his new friend, Sue. Will Sue be able to keep up with the little tyke and keep him out of trouble?
Konami Kanata has done it again! Just like Chi’s Sweet Home and Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales, Sue & Tai-chan is an adorable and humorous story told through a series of vignettes that showcase the foibles of domestic felines. This manga is very relatable to anyone who’s owned a cat and there were several scenarios that made me laugh because they were practically recreations of things that I’ve watched my brother’s cats do! Sue & Tai-chan is a fun and light-hearted read that should delight fans of Kanata’s other series and, thanks to it’s full-colour artwork and the fact that it’s flipped, it’s perfect for children or as an introductory manga for newcomers to the medium.
Final Score: 8 out of 10
For more information on this series, visit Kodansha Comics’ website.
Our Teachers are Dating! Vol 1
After working together at the same school for a number of years, Hayama-sensei and Terano-sensei just recently started dating. They’re both a little inexperienced and awkward when it comes to relationships, but, with plenty of support from their students and fellow teachers, they’re managing to fumble their way through together.
A gently paced and low-key tale of romance, Pikachi Ohi’s Our Teachers are Dating! is a sweet yuri series that focuses on the early stages of a relationship. We see Hayama and Terano experience their first kiss, go on their first date and spend a steamy first night together. It’s always nice to read a romance manga with adult main-characters and I enjoyed the dynamic between the serious and sporty Hayama-sensei and the cheerful but spacey Terano-sensei. My one critique is that the story is fairly simple and lacks any really conflict, which makes it feel a bit slow in places. That said, if you’re in the mood for a warm and fuzzy yuri story that’s also a bit sexy, this is worth checking out.
Final Score: 7 out of 10.
For more information on this series, visit Seven Seas Entertainment’s website.
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