Manga-ka: Shiomi, Chika
Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (4 Complete)
Genre: Historic/Supernatural/Gender Bender/Comedy/Drama
Age Group: Older Teen
Summary: “Yukarism” is the story of a young man named Yukari who is born with the memories of his past life, and so at the tender age of 17, he is an Edo period novelist.
Yukari “meets cute” with Mahoro on the first day of the new school term and even though they’ve never met before, he has the sense that he knows her…
From there our story of the past and the present begins!
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: Graphics are very detailed and absolutely gorgeous. The only thing that really bugged me was how… electronic it looked. It looked like it had been made with a computer. It felt cheap. But god DAMN the men and women in this story are gorgeous.
Story line, to me, is very unique. It seems to be unfolding in an strange way, with some amazing tweaks, but I don’t like any of the characters very much. They seem very inauthentic, like they are not people just pawns for the author to move the story. I like it so far, but the characters will have to work a little harder to earn my full attention.
The ending is beautiful.
Final Rating: 4/5