Name: Crayon Days
Mangaka: Chiba, Kozue
Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.12 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Chibi Manga
Genre: High School Drama
Age Group: Everyone
Summary: Because she loved drawing and wanted to do something special, she went to a famous art school.
And there she met the handsome and cool guy…
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 2/5
Opinion: Graphics are very average shoujo. Big, round, and sparkly.
Ok so this is a mixed bag… as I was reading it I was ok. It didn’t wow me, it didn’t have me begging for another chapter but it was an easy read. It was only after I had finished reading, when I was thinking about how I would review it, that I started to become more and more irritated with the series.
The plot is bland, the characters are bland, the twists and turns are super predictable. At first I couldn’t put my finger on the true reason behind the blandness, but then it hit me: the reason why everything in the series happens can only be really explained by “because she is the heroine”.
Why does she get into art school when she kind of sucks? Why did she even want to go in the first place, REALLY? Why does that guy have ANY interest in her? Why does she have a parakeet? Why does the bird come and go randomly in the plot? This and many more questions. Nothing flows into the next, nothing has any structure, it just isn’t believable… even in it’s own world.
TBH the best part was the lesbian room mates. Good they were interesting.
Read if you have nothing better to do.
Final Rating: 2/5