I completed a bunch of new Christmas one shots - shoujo basically I was looking for some cute Christmas stories to read that I hadn't read before so that is the how I started on all of these.
Name: Tonari no Danshi
Like: It's a cute shoujo from a male point of view and it reminded a Lot of Lovely Complex, the dynamics between these two friends who constantly compete and try to out-do each other on everything.
They are competing on who can get a date first for Christmas.
Ending: Very cute
Recommend: If you like Lovely Complex type characters or a male point of view or just want a Christmas story.
Name: Marii to Santa
Like: It was ok, this is a pure Christmas story suitable for kids of all ages no romance, a young Santa apprentice on his first deliveries.
Recommend: It's a cute Christmas story but not great.
Name: Merry Unbalance Christmas
Like: It was a typical shoujo with a twist where a really rich guy falls for a common girl but she doesn't fall for him
Recommend: It was enjoyable but not great.
I'll probably finish more soon.
Ok another one done
Name: Chocolate Christmas
How I Started: This one has been on my list for a while, it's an old shoujo classic by the mangaka of Sailor Moon
Like: It's different from some of the current shoujos since it was written in the late 80's, it's about a girl who falls in love with hearing a radio commentor without ever meeting him or seeing what he looks like etc, takes place over two christmases. Yes, The story itself was predicatable but had some good emotions to it and it was sort of quirky. It's one volume 5 chapters.
There is a separate one shot for the 5th chapter that was a romance not a Christmas story that was like a complete hundred page one shot by itself. Wink Rain.
Don't like: Some of the translation is a little odd at places and the art is a really different style cause it's older, so that might turn some readers away, but the art isn't necessarily bad, cause who wants them all to look the same.
Recommend: If you are looking for a Christmas story that is a little longer than the one shots or you are a fan of classic older mangas.
Edited by inzaratha, 27 December 2012 - 04:54 PM.