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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Flavors: Paradise of Wolves


Paradise of Wolves
( Syurga Serigala | Ookamitachi no Tengoku )
by Kikuchi Kamaro
"Be careful of the student council." Although she heard of that rumor, Mizuki who has just transferred starts a fight with a member of student council. Of course they started picking her, and they forced her to enter dangerous "Tagging Contest" that's sponsored by the student council...!? But why can't anyone help her---? (Serenus Dreamers)

A wolf is one of my favorite animals . . . I cannot ignore manga with that word on its title, whether there are wolves in it literally or figuratively. I only read its genre (school life, romance, shoujo), but I didn't bother to read the plot. Ehehe . . .

Anyway, I thought it was a series, but it looks like the volume jsut consists of oneshots (I don't get why it isn't stated in manga sites). But anyway, they hadn't really been exceptional, but I liked them.

[ STORY 1: The Paradise of Wolves ]

The first story is so much like Hana Yori Dango, except that the powerful guys there aren't all bishies, and they aren't just rich bullies, but also student council members (I don't see the point of making them student council members if they're not going to do any role that is student council-ish. Why do many shoujo mannga force themselves to have characters in the student council?! Uuuugghh . . . ). The romance in this one had been really fast. I'm not really that impressed with the story or the characterizations, but the characters had been really funny! The leading lady amused me a lot! Haha! And I like her guts. She's not just the type who talks back; she has the guts to fight back, even if she's not exactly a fighter. Don't worry about the main guys, they aren't exactly the rich emo meanies like in Hana Yori Dango. There had been a funny twist about them in the end.Overall, it's not fantastic, but had been really entertaining.

[ STORY 2: Handsome Girl is Yours ]

It's basically about a girl who looks like a guy that had fallen in love with a boy who looks like a girl for 10 years. She has been seducing the guy's girlfriends in secret out of jealousy. And of course they ended up together in the end. Well, it was a very cute story~ It's pretty funny too~

Both stories had not been exceptional, but they had been fun to read. Art is actually so-so. It's just one volume so I guess there's no harm if I continue reading this since I liked it anyway. I believe many shoujo fans that don't have such high expectations may appreciate this too. And I'm pretty sure that a lot of Hana Yori Dango fans will like the first story because of some of their similarities. Ehehe . . .


Sapphire Pyro
READ: 2 chapters out of 2 scanlated chapters of a complete 1 volume manga
VERDICT: Following but Non-priority
Wolves . . . paradise . . . title caught my attention at once. Hehe~
Manga was okay. It was average . . . but it had been a fun read~
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