Monday, March 21, 2011
yellow heart (manga)
synopsis: A former prostitute and a man with a violent past meet in near-future Japan. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll collide in the Japanese underworld.
review:This series lacks two very important things when it comes to any literary work: cohesion and transition. There are 3 narrative threads here, but there has not yet been enough expository development to understand the characters. I find it hard to even tell some characters apart; I'm still not really sure who is doing what with whom, since a lot of characters look alike, which is very unhelpful this early in the series. The artwork is decent, but its hard to keep track of who is who sometimes; the H scenes are detailed, but censored (sorry to disappoint some of you, but it doesn't really affect me).
There is one thing I cannot stand, and I always seem to find in H manga: rape. It hurts to hear it described, and especially to see it. I suppose I'm a bit sentimental and easily attached to characters in whatever I'm reading, and while 'that' makes the story more poignant and realistic, that kind of heartache takes off some serious points in my book. If you like that kind of stuff, you're probably an idiot.
People need to hear some real shit from time to time, and in that respect, the mangaka does a good job. Its just hard to understand his purpose. If and when the mangaka manages to tie the narrative threads together, this looks like it will develop into a pretty good series, worthy of a read.(from baka-updates)
comment: I like the arts, the way the author drew all the scenes and characters, that he must have put all his feeling in it,well that's at least what I felt but I have to say that I agree to the review given by one of the viewers in BU.I, myself, had to read the chapters twice to understand what's going on in the story. It's easily misunderstood how to differ Makoto and the other guy. I managed to do it by looking at their clothes' style,especially the coat. Nice story though. However,it's not appropriate for under 18 readers.