Name: Shutter Love
Manga-ka: Okazaki Mari
Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Complete)
Scanlator: Shoujo Magic
Age Group: Older Teen
Summary: The story of two school friends Maki and Yumi. Asai, a young professional photographer, notices Maki who is very talented in photography. He introduces his girlfriend, Sai, to her. Sai is also a photographer, but she’s not motivated anymore…
But when love interferes with their lives everything is in turmoil… Between abuse and feelings, prepare to dive in an unforgettable story.
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: This week is review ALL the Okazaki week. Haha. Anywho.
This is one of Okazaki’s first works, but her art still looks awesome. It doesn’t have the finesse that shows in her later works, but her style is there. It’s in and out. I hate hate hate the heroines friends lips. UGH. I CAN’T STAND IT. I couldn’t take her seriously based on how she looked.
The plot was really interesting. It was about three girls finding their passion. The love of photography in these characters stoked a fire in my own soul. They are so passionate you can’t help but be jealous. Again, like all of Okazaki’s other works there are a few amazing themes that come out. Love, passion, maturity, coming of age… and it feels very sincere.
It would be easy to read this quickly but reading it slow, or even reading it twice might make you love it more.
Final Rating: 4/5