Manga-ka: Okazaki Mari
Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Complete)
Scanlator: Shoujo Magic (Closed)
Genre: Drama/Josei/Slice of Life
Age Group: Mature
Summary: This is a story about a boxer who aspires to become a champion. One day as he is taking a walk he meets a woman… and then?
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Art is nice a detailed. Very clean lines unlike her later works. Very artistic at times.
There is something very poetic about this story and it’s nice. I have to say I saw a quite a few complaints about this series that there is no “point”. Let me tell you something. This is a “Slice of Life” story. If you don’t like slice of life you won’t like this.
I feel this series says a lot in just the one volume. It’s really a story of coming of age, love and romance in a light more then sexual desire. It’s refreshing and sweet, despite the rough nature of the story aka boxing.
It may not knock your socks off the first time… but this is definitely something you come back to time after time to re read.
Final Rating: 4/5