Bunbetsu to Takan: Sense and Sensibility

Name: Bunbetsu to Takan (Sense and Sensibility)
Manga-ka: Sakurada, Hina

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.03 (Complete)
Scanlator: Midnight Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Aya has a great boyfriend Kento who treasures her a lot. But she is also attracted to Kento’s older brother, who has a twisted personality. How come she can’t stay away from him and she goes so far to cheat on her boyfriend? Will Aya’s sense prevails over her sensibility?


Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: The graphics are really nice… except for when it comes to the elder brother. The way he is drawn in comparison to everyone else really, really, really freaks me out. He has cute moments but he genuinely looks EVIL. All I could think of the whole story was that her boyfriend looks like Mufasa and his brother looks like Scar. (Now you can’t unsee it and you haven’t even read it yet!)

The plot is so cliche. It’s been written a million times with the same sob story… but this manga-ka has a super interesting way playing things out. I never felt connected to the main character but it didn’t feel like I was supposed to. It was as if she wrote and drew it in a way like you were watching a documentary. It’s so subtle, but you finish it with a strange feeling. It was scary at times. Suspenseful and twisted. Then you look back and literally think “Oh my God that was the most cliche story… but why was it good?”

My only complaint is with the ending. UGH the ending. Why? She doesn’t learn anything. No one does. Why when everything else was so perfect? ;_;

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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