Thursday, 24 September 2015

Manga Review : Heart Button by Maki Usami



Title: Heart Button 
Original Title: Kokoro Botan 
Author: Maki Usami
Artist: Maki Usami

Year of Release: 2009
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Completed (Translation Ongoing)
Chapters (Translated in English): 20

Volumes & Chapters: 12 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4          Volume 4 Chapters 14-18
Volume 2 Chapters 5-9          Volume 5 translation in progress
Volume 3 Chapters 10-13.6


Summary


During the high school entrance ceremony, Koga Eito from the special class helps Kasuga Niina from her poor health. His gentle manner captivates Niina, making her confess her feeling towards him. Thus, the trials in love of this couple begin.

As time passes, Niina finds it difficult to continue loving him since there are instances when he seems to be playing with her feelings. For her, going out with Koga may bring a grim future to her.


My Thoughts


Review covers 20 chapters 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s corner! Today I’ll be covering a very sweet story and even though there were no new chapters updated for more than a year, I still took it up to read and review. Mostly if I see tat the manga is not being updated for a long time I do not really start reading it, but I guess I’m still an optimistic person, who believed that one good translating team will take it up to translate it and will make at least me happy. Okay, enough with my expectation. Let me get back to the story.

You might think it’s your usual shoujo romance story, yeah, not so fast! It actually reminded me a bit of “wolf girl ad black prince”, but I believe this one was written before that one, so at that time it was a new idea and the development was really different too, well, if you can call the 20 chapters development. But to me, there were a lot of things that changed and I learned even more about each character, what is there going to be in the next 7 volumes I wonder! The story starts off pretty fast and is really nice to read about; especially if you’re on a verge of getting sick or just a pretty exhausting class. Both of that situations where me starting to read this story.

I mentioned that the story starts off pretty fast, so you’ll think, that the romance between the characters starts pretty fast., right? As if! Niina and Koga (that’s the guy’s surname, but because she’s still calling him Koga and not Eito I’m leaving it like that) do start off dating right from the beginning, so where’s the catch you might ask me. They’re on atrial, and that trial is to make Koga fall n love with Niina. Pretty normal, but what if Koga s an absolute sadist, which enjoys teasing Niina and likes to be chased after. Now, you have ¾ of the whole picture. Pretty fun? Yeah, for us, but surely not for Niina. So will she be able to find the key to Koga’s heart? Or will she abandon that dream of dating Koga for real? Well, read for yourself and find out. The answer is in our scarce 20 chapters.

To be honest, in the very beginning I was not all that interested, but as soon as I started the 2nd volume, it sucked me in and didn’t want to five me freedom. I loved how Niina tried to get closer to Koga. And I surely enjoyed Koga’s sadistic character! Guess my sadistic nature was enjoying itself. The relationship between those two is really fun and very interesting to reads about!

I hope you’ll find some time to read this awesome story and you will love the characters as much as I did! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos here, on Katie’s Corner! Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga. Happy reading!

XOXO


Katie

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