Friday, June 19, 2015

My Little Monster

My Little Monster 

Author: Robico
# of Volumes: 12 +1 
English Publisher: Kodansha
Art: 4 out of 5
Story: 3.5 out of 5

    On today's Otaku Friday we tone it down a bit and review a Shojo Manga. My little Monster is a quirky fun manga that has been adapted into a 13 episode anime ending at Volume 4. This Manga is a about a Study bug girl and an oddly misunderstood thug who end up meeting on one fateful day and together there lonely lives change forever. (Keep Scrolling For More Details)

So Whats It About?
    My Little Monster focuses on the relationship between Shizuku Mizutani, who has absolutely no interests except in studying and her plans for the future, and a boy named Haru Yoshida, who sits next to Shizuku in class but rarely attends school. After Shizuku is tasked with delivering class printouts to Haru's home, she meets Haru, who immediately greets her as a friend, starting their new relationship. Nicknamed "dry ice," Shizuku is renowned as a girl who is emotionless and cold. However, when she met Haru, she was touched by his innocence and his lack of knowledge towards human relationships. Though known as a violent and uncontrollable monster, Haru is actually kind and gentle. Haru immediately declares his love towards Shizuku, but it takes much longer for Shizuku to realize and accept her own feelings towards Haru. Together, they help each other, two previously unsocial beings, learn how to care for others and make friends.
     *I really enjoyed this manga's soft fresh feeling, but I absolutely despised the protagonist Shizuku, it bugged me that every event they had being either a party, date, or hanging out with friends she was always studying, and it took awhile for her character to develop and grow as fast as Haru's Character. Haru, was what kept me going with this manga so long his character was that of a misunderstood teen who displayed his fear an anxiety's with violence, his friendship and good deeds with violence all because that's the only way he knew how to display it. Haru's growth throughout the manga really hits your hearts strings and that's what really makes it a great read. On a side note I really enjoyed Yamaken which is a minor character who is also interested in Shizuku. Yamaken happens to be directionally challenged he like Haru was one of the aspects that kept me reading he just made me laugh so much, his character is so a prideful that it makes it even funnier when he has to be pointed in the right direction after a dispute

Review Me!    
      My Little Monster is great read for any ages. It is a light hearted comedy about learning how to make friends and interact with others. I really enjoyed the art style which is light and crisp, some mangas like last weeks review Tokyo Ghoul (Older Teen) seem a bit more cluttered, and with My Little Monster there's none of that feeling of I can't understand what's happening. Haru's and Shizuku's love is nice and childlike with no extreme happenings which is great for younger readers. Overall it's not on my favorites list but I do recommend this if you want a little stress relief. (Also My Little Monster reminded me of a manga named Love Attack If you enjoy My Little Monster and are a bit older this would be the perfect manga to switch too.)

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