Aug 13, 2012

Manga Monday | Oreimo by Tsukasa Fushimi, Volume 1

Manga Mondays is a meme started by Alison from Alison Can Read in which we share any and all manga that we might be reading.


Series: Oreimo
Volumes: 1
Story and Art: Tsukasa Fushimi and Sakura Ikeda
Release Date: 09.18.2012
Age: Adult
Art Rating: ★★★★
Story Rating: DNF

High-school student Kyousuke doesn't get along with his cranky, dismissive, and secretive fourteen-year-old litter sister Kirino, but he suddenly finds himself forced to protect Kirino's secrets--she's not only a gorgeous fashion model, a track star, and an accomplished student, but she's also obsessed with naughty video games and little kids' fantasy anime! How can Kirino maintain her complicated lifestyle--and how can Kuousuke maintain his sanity? And might the tow of them, some how, just maybe, ever become friends?

I was overly excited to start Oreimo because I requested it from Netgalley and it is yet to be published. I thought it would be fun to start a new manga and anticipate each volume as they came. Unfortunately, the PDF file I received was extremely difficult to read and it took me a few tries to actually start reading. When I finally sat down in front of my computer, I struggled with the words as they looked on the screen and started reading this a bit frustrated.

I found the story to be a bit repetitive and with too much dialogue from the start. I had a hard time really getting into the idea of what was happening and didn't really care much for either Kyousuke and Kirino, a pair of siblings who do not get along until they are forced to talk by secrets that Kirino keeps.

About four chapters in, I realized I wasn't interested in the story and didn't really care to finish it. I flipped through the pages though, because I wanted to see the rest of the artwork. The artwork was pretty adorable and I really liked it, but this couldn't save the story for me. Unfortunately, Oreimo wasn't for me, but I do recommend everyone interested to give it a shot. It might work out better for others, but for me, the story wasn't fulfilling enough to want to finish.

3 comments

  1. Great review and I'm sorry that you didn't end up finishing it. I love your little header for Manga Monday, Chi is adorable :) Also, I love your blog layout, it's quaint :)


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  2. Oh, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with this problem with the PDF! I requested it and no matter what I try I can't get it to look right so I can actually read it. Sad to hear that even after trouble you still didn't enjoy it very much.

    Thanks for stopping by BookBrats + I love that you're using Chii for your Manga Monday logo! :)

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  3. I was going to request this one from Netgalley but I was a bit hesitant on the format. Sorry this one didn't work for you. I've dropped a few series like Soul Eater and DN Angel because they story and/or art work weren't for me. Hopefully, your next series will be better!

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