Name: Love Phantom
Mangaka: Mitsuki Kako
Volumes: 11 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Jan 2020)
Age Group: Older Teen
Momoko is just a normal waitress who works at a cafe, but suddenly a fateful romance appears right in front of her….
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: What always inspires me to read shoujo/josei manga is that squeeze in my chest as the heroine falls in love. While this series so far lacks a lot of substance the feelings really come across and I’m enamored.
The art really knocks it all out of the park. The male lead is drawn SO HANDSOMLY it takes my breath away. The heroine almost looks like a high schooler though, but still super cute and unique to this specific manga-ka. This series is technically an age-gap series as the male lead is supposed to be “middle-aged”. You can’t really tell from the art though.
As for plot I’ll admit I’m only on the first volume and there isn’t much interesting. The main characters fall in love at first sight. He likes to devote all of himself to his work and she’s just a young thing. With 11 volumes and ongoing I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series plays out.
My one complaint that I will add is the translations are a bit hard to read. I have nothing but respect for Chibi Manga Scanlators and I know everyone is volunteering their time to these projects. That said some of the translations are VERY difficult to understand and I would have to read them over. Or I would only understand after seeing a few pages with the images.
Final Rating: 4/5
Extra: I really love this manga-ka and highly recommend another one of her series that is also age gap: Ai Hime