Name: Waraenai Riyuu / The Reason She Can't Smile
How I Started: It was a older shoujo that I had never read before that was being translated.
Like/Dislike: I can't really say I liked it but I didn't dislike it either, sort of meh. The art was very old style shoujo art but on top of that is was rather weird, like everyone looks rather surly and unpleasant in it even when they do smile they look sort of ill. Which is part of the story. It's about a girl who is told by this guy that she looks hideous when she smiles and she stops smiling. The mother had to be one of the ugliest women I've seen in manga without it being an outright comedy, there are trolls better looking. really. But in some ways it was different than the typical modern shoujos. Best part about it was the changes in the male mc who was a real brat in the beginning.
How was the Ending: It was like - was that an ending? really? It left it sort of open to your imagination what would happen. It was 4 volumes so not too big.
Name: Usotsuki na Gemini
How I Started: I started it a while ago, the last extras just came out.
Like: Shoujo romance, twincest, It actually was not predicatable. There were several one shots along with the series too and those were cute.
How Was the Ending: Bittersweet, can't say much without revealing stuff.
Recommend: To shoujo lovers.
Edited by inzaratha, 21 January 2013 - 01:20 AM.