Mascara Blues

Name: Mascara Blues
Manga-ka: Sakisaka, Io

Volumes: 1 (Complete) {Oneshot}
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.03 (Complete)
Scanlator: Evil Flowers and Simple Scans
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/School Days
Age Group: Teen

{Story 1}
Mugino falls in love REALLY easily. If she finds a good-looking guy who “sparkles”, then she’ll immediately confess. But after confessing, that “sparkle” seems to disappear… The only guy, who is in fact her only friend, that she can talk to it about is Shuuya. But their relationship takes a turn and it’s up to Mugino to fix her own problems now…

{Story 2}
Girl meets some guy who helps her but she couldn’t make out his face in the glare of the sun. She thinks shes found him at school, but he isn’t nice at all!

{Story 3}
A girl falls in love with a hairdresser, but will he be able to love her the way she is…?

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

Opinion: Graphics gorgeous as usual. Can’t expect anything less from Sakisaka.

LOVED the first story. I had the same problem as the main girl, I’m a lot more selective now and refuse to confess unless I really like the guy, and it’s happened, like once. It’s really cute. And people may say its cliche, but thats just cause its so everyday, and not fascinating. Not everything needs to knock your socks off. I thought it was cute.

Second story was bleh. It wasn’t bad but I have seen this situation a couple times and there wasn’t anything different except for a stupid heroine.

Third story I have a problem with. It tackles gender confusion or being a hermaphrodite, but even then it isn’t clear. And I felt it was really forced. I mean I know nothing about gender confusion but I felt it was tackled poorly in this story. Definitely my least favourite in this oneshot volume.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: From the author of Strobe Edge and Blue

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6 thoughts on “Mascara Blues”

  1. This is probably one of my favourites. I think I’m just biased because I love oneshots SO MUCH! Iabsolute hate reading about cliches after reading so much manga, but since it was written by Sakisaka Io I didn’t expect any less of it from the plot.

  2. ^ O yah one more thing, the third story was really unclear. I had to google what a “gender lesion” was, and I’m still unclear wth was going on.

  3. I love this authors oneshots:3 I do gotta say i like the last one better then the second one just because the second one the main girl was too much of a sweety. I dunno, maybe just the mood. For the last one though, she really should have taken the time out to explain everything better. If one wants to confront gender problems, one should explain which one they are confronting (although I am pretty sure the whole “gender lesion” thing was just one of those lost in translation mistakes.)

    The first one though definitely made me squee!

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