Naedoko Kanoko sees herself as a perfect observer of human follies, and has no interest in involving herself in the lives of her classmates. But as I read it, it got old before I got half-way through. Still, I love this series, for its surprisingly complex characterisation, its willingness to laugh at itself as a shoujo manga, and its lovable asshole heroine. I will not lie, I love this kind of YA plotline, so I found most of these short stories a joy to read. Kanoko’s interactions with her peers and teachers provide laughs nearly every panel. Return to Book Page. The main girl Kanoko thinks of herself as a sociologist and has picked her fellow classmates as her subjects to observe.
It would have been more interesting if the stories fed one into the next. The execution wasn’t bad, either, only the stories were very episodic and hardly any character overlap. Kanoko gives them unerring advice that comes from her excellent analytical ability with human minds, and sometimes helps them by tactful ways. I started reading, just to realize I cannot continue. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kanoko Naedoko, a third-year student in junior high, doesn’t make friends and keeps to herself.
Overall 9 Story 8 Art 9 Character 9 Enjoyment 9. Originally started off as a one-shot story, the story became popular enough to be serialized. This follows Kanoko in middle school and the many situations she has observed.
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Her life as a loner changed after transferring to her 99th school and she became friends with the ‘populars. I cannot think of another shoujo title whose heroine is a completely arrogant and unsentimental yet not deemed deviant or “damaged” as a result, and b is intelligent and confident in herself yet not punished at all for being that way.
In fact, they’re all a little petty, a little insecure, and have tendencies to self-aggrandize or self-defeat, yet are still good, likeable people overall who have a lot of growing to do.
She sets herself apart a bit, and uses her separation from the herd to see beyond the lines of what people say and do to what they actually mean. One of my favorite shojo mangas! The execution wasn’t bad, either, only the stories were very episodic and hardly any character overlap. I started reading, just to realize I cannot continue.
Cheese in the Trap Season 1 add permalink. But when she befriends some of her classmates, what will happen to Kanoko? Well, that’s how this book made me feel.
It was nicely done and not Originally started off as a one-shot story, the story became popular enough to be serialized. Aug 18, Nada rated it it was ok Shelves: Both heroines are loners who are very perceptive and who are not afraid to speak their minds; despite their bluntness, both eventually get elisode and befriended. Both are strong-minded and independent heroines who aren’t afraid to speak their minds.
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What IS horrible however is the slackness of the copy edit – there is wrong grammar, whole words missing in the dialogue and the end preview of the next volume cannot have been run through even something as basic as Word spell-check. The initial premise is pretty fun. Wings of Blood Crossing the Galaxy. Feb 10, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Prisoner Battle of Life and Death 2.
Mar 04, Tasha rated it really liked it Shelves: It was cute and had an interesting premise. They change theirs life and herself as well by this meeting. Jul 20, Fairytaillover22 rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments. Add to My List. Star Martial God Technique Chapter ComedyRomanceSchoolShoujo.
I really like the premise of a student who just wants to be an “objective observer” of all the school drama and study human behavior. But when she befriends some of her cl It’s spisode school meets nature documentary in this new shojo comedy!
Akuma to Love Song add permalink Both heroines are loners who are very perceptive and who are not afraid to speak their minds; despite their bluntness, both eventually get appreciated and befriended. Kanoko move from one school to another and her hobby got her involved into various relationship problems of kwnoko new ,anoko.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Definitely an interesting heroine.
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First story wama up the stage, but in this firs The heroine, Naedoko Kanoko, doesn’t need friend. Domestic na Kanojo – Chapter Add to My List. The Dungeon Master Chapter Will she become more than just an observer? Iron Ladies Chapter Frankly I loved Kanoko. Kuro no Shoukanshi Chapter Dec 13, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: She is awesome and he is great!
Because Kanoko mostly remains true to what she is, she has gotten an added bonus of recurring characters from her first school as the mangaka points out at the end the first story was conceived as a one-off, but the character became popular enough for more showing up as deus-ex-machina in the other chapters and her visiting that school again.
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