Monday, 15 June 2015

Manga Review : 16 Life by Saki Aikawa

Title: 16 Life
Original Title: 16 Life
Author: Saki Aikawa
Artist: Saki Aikawa

Year of Release: 2010
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo 

Status: Completed 
Chapters (Translated in English): 11
Volumes & Chapters: 2

Volume 1 Chapters 1-5
Volume 2 Chapters 6-11


Saya is an ordinary lethargic female high school student. At karaoke while she was singing enthusiastically a song of her favorite artist, Takase Kazuki, the person himself was watching her…!?

My Thoughts

Review covers 11 chapters 

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Katie’s Corner. Today I have a really nice manga covering here. I’m quite a big fan of Saki Aikawa’s works and it’s not the first manga I will be reviewing her works. I can’t say that this is her best work, but not the worst too. There are many others much better works too and I’ll be definitely covering them here soon.

I liked this story for its simplicity and quite a lot of positive emotions that it brought to me while and after finishing the manga. It has a really nice idea behind it and the feelings that are woven into it are really great. The relationship between the characters, their joy, their heartbreak feels so real, that at one time you might forget that you’re reading a story and not watching everything as if it’s all happening right in front of you. Both Saya and Kazuki are great characters. Saya is 16-year-old girl, who has no idea what she wants to do in the future. Once when she is sitting alone in the karaoke bar and singing her favourite band’s song, a mysterious man walks into her room. Due to some misfortune she breaks his glasses and to pay off her debt agrees to work part-time in his company. Who is this mysterious man? It appears that he is a music producer and he wants to make Saya debut with his song. However, is Saya ready for this? Start reading now to find out!

Saya is a really nice character. How she transforms when she finally falls in love with Kazuki. She does fall quite hard, when Kazuki betrays her, but she does find strength to move on. Kazuki is a really interesting character. You never really get what he is thinking, but you still like him and you get why he does, what he does. Sorry, if I spoil it more than I already said, the manga will lose its charm. This is a really nice love story, which I enjoyed a lot. And when I reread the story, some parts still made me excited and I was really enjoying the story thought out.

I hope you’ll find some time to reads this great manga. You’ll love the story and the art as well. The character drawing style is quite specific, especially the guys. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promo posts. Happy reading!




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