Thursday, 2 April 2015

Manga Review: Fuuka by Seo Kouji

Title: Fuuka
Original Title: Fuuka
Author: Seo Kouji
Artist: Seo Kouji 

Year of Release: 2014
Genres: Drama, Ecchi, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice of Life, Tragedy

Status: Completed 
Chapters (Translated in English): 51

Volumes & Chapters:
Volume 1 Chapters 1-10
Volume 2 Chapters 11-20
Volume 3 Chapters 21-29
Volume 4 Chapters 30-40
Volume 5 not completed


Yuu Haruna just moved into town and loves to be on twitter. Out on his way to buy dinner he bumps into a mysterious girl, Fuuka Akitsuki, who breaks his phone thinking he was trying to take a picture of her panties. How will his new life change now?

My Thoughts

Review covers 48 chapters 

What the hell just happened? No, you didn’t just do that to the series!!! Okay, sorry for the outburst, maybe it’s because I just finished reading the manga and couldn’t contain my feelings. I deeply apologize, but let’s get back on track.

Do you remember the very first manga that I featured on the blog? It was Unmasked Noise by Fukuyama Ryoko, if you haven’t read it, go check it here. Well, Fuuka is a bit, only a bit similar to it, because we have to deal with a band which wants to become famous. Well, if you have read my reviews you might be familiar with me not liking the mangas where there are either singers or artists, due to not always imagining colors or sounds come out of the paper. The exceptions are Chiba Kozue and Fukuyama Ryoko’s works. However, here in the beginning I was not really feeling the characters singing, not it was still amazing, but there was no sound coming out. Now, when I read either 40th or 41st chapter, I felt it, the sound of their voices reached me. And it was breathtaking. Maybe it was the situation too, but nevertheless it was amazing.

Manga may be starting both slow and fast. I am not making any sense, am I? Well, how do I explain it, there are only 50 chapters out or so, however the manga is only starting but it already had a lot in it. The real adventure starts now, but the prologue was a really fascinating one. I do not want to say why the manga is just starting, but if you read it, you will even understand my very first exclamations and you may even support me. I hope you take up this manga, because it does teach us to follow our dreams and that sometimes even if we are hit hard we need to find strength to stand up and keep moving, because it is our life and only we can change it.

In the beginning you may not like the characters, hell, I thought some of them were too annoying, but you will have no time to think twice about them, because they will change your life. I hope you will like it as much as I did, and when the manga is finished I will post another review, where will be quite a bit of spoilers. But that’s for later. Enjoy it to the fullest. Happy reading and don’t forget to share what you think with me!




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