Monday, 18 May 2015

Manga Review : Love Sick by Satoshi Morie

Title: Love Sick
Original Title: Love Sick
Author: Satoshi Morie
Artist: Satoshi Morie

Year of Release: 2008
Genres: Gender Bender, Harem, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Completed 
Chapters (Translated in English): 18

Volumes & Chapters: 3 Volumes

Volume 1 Chapters 1-6
Volume 2 Chapters 7-12
Volume 3 Chapters 13-18


Shiki threw everything away for the sake of revenge. But at the new school where she disguises herself as a male, she meets 4 popular rich guys... Haru (spring) the prince, Natsu (summer) the bishounen, Aki (autumn) the womanizer, and Fuyu (winter) the cold-hearted genius.

What awaits Shiki? And will she get her revenge...?

My Thoughts

Review covers 18 chapters 

Hello everyone!. Welcome back to Katie’s Corner and the third week of Satoshi Morie’s Marathon of works. My finals are already approaching, but I just can’t miss today’s stop. And today I’m having the very first work if Morie-sensei that I have read. This work made me confused in the beginning, and when I finished reading all her other works, I understood that this is my favorite one. Why I loe it so much? It has an amazing plot and all the mystery just spices up everything and the manga becomes superb.

But let’s get back to the manga itself. The story is about a young girl - Shiki, who enrolls into a school as a by and seeks revenge on the principle. Why all this secrecy? Well, the principle was the cause her dad died and she only thinks about how to get her revenge, nothing more. However, she can’t achieve all that by herself. She needs allies and there are four guys in this school, who can help her, if she persuades them first. Those are: Haru, Natsu, Aki and Fuyu. It’s not their full names and for Aki and Fuyu those are not even their real names. Let me just say this – their nicknames in Japanese mean the seasons of the year. And their names are absolutely in synch with their personalities. Natsu is as cheerful as summer, and Fuyu is as cold as Siberian winter.

All of our characters have secrets and those secrets are intriguing and when discovered sometimes, no, mostly always shocking. To say the truth I have read this manga 3 or 4 times, and every time I find something, that I somehow missed. The author doesn’t forget to open up all of the characters’ hearts. We see all the aspects of them; the good and the bad ones. As always Satoshi Morie portraits not just characters, but humans in her works. You find yourself or your friends in those characters. It is also portrayed as to what happens to people who only live with revenge. Shiki is an amazing character, the way she is so focused on revenge could sometimes be found annoying, as she doesn’t see the feelings of Haru, but then we do get a happy ending with those two.

Another amazing character is Natsu. The way he sees how he can make Shiki stay with him without saying he loves her is amazing. The twins Aki and Fuyu are something spectacular. I had to reread the parts with them to finally understand their secret, though it is being plainly said (3rd time reading found it.)

I remember I always wondered why the manga was named love sick, but then one page caught my attention. We earn  (love) for Love (sick). As I understood all the characters in this manga earn for love, they want to be loves but they can’t find that person to give them love. That’s why it was named Love Sick. They are sick with love. I guess the author wished us to see deep down into ourselves and acknowledge, that no matter what, we all earn for love.

I hope you will take up this manga to read. It is absolutely amazing; you will love it and find a lot of interesting aspects in it. The genre psychological best described all the “on edge” moments in this story. And there are so many of them. Stay tunes for ore works by Morie Satoshi this months and many more: book reviews and promos. Happy reading! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below!




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