Name: Something’s Wrong with Us (Watashitachi wa Douka Shiteiru)
Mangaka: Ando Natsumi
Volumes: 12 (ongoing)
Licensed: Kodansha (2)
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Josei
Age Group: Teen
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Nao became a traditional Japanese sweets maker, and at 21, she’s about to take the industry by storm. With unparalleled artistry and a bright attitude, she gets an offer to work at a world-class confectionary company. But when she meets the young, handsome owner, she recognizes his cold stare … It’s none other than Tsubaki, her childhood friend and first crush-the same boy who stood over his father’s bloodied body 15 years ago, and framed Nao’s mother for the murder. As the only witness of that fateful night, Nao is eager to chase down the truth and confirm her suspicions. Since Tsubaki has no clue who she is, she seizes her chance to get close to him, but instead of finding any answers, she begins falling deeper for Tsubaki’s allure …
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: So this is another “mystery” series from the author of Arisa. I’ll be honest I was expecting a lot more since Arisa was so good. This series over the past few volumes just fell flat.
Art is ok, it’s not my favourite. I find the people very child like and I don’t think it works for the josei tone this series is aiming for. It’s very sparkly and run of the mill shoujo.
The characters are so boring. The heroine feels like such a flat character only meant to drive the plot. It feels like the plot came first and everything else was inconsequential. Because of this I really didn’t care about the heroine and her plight, the magic of suspense disappeared.
In terms of romance it’s really flat and boring as well. It feels like there could have been no romance and the story would be the same. Disappointing but if you’re bored you might as well read. It’s not unreadable.
Final Rating: 3/5
Extra: From the author of Arisa