Monday, 1 June 2015

Manga Review : Crayon Days by Chiba Kozue

Title: Crayon Days 
Original Title: Crayon Days - Daikirai na Aitsu
Author: Chiba Kozue
Artist: Chiba Kozue

Year of Release: 2011
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Ongoing
Chapters (Translated in English): 16

Volumes & Chapters: 4 Volumes 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-6
Volume 2 Chapters 7-13 
Volume 3 translation in progress


Because she loved drawing and wanted to do something special, she went to a famous art school.
And there she met the handsome and cool guy...

My Thoughts

Review covers 16 chapters 

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I have one of my favourite mangas here – Crayon Days by Chiba Kozue. I loved it from the beginning to the end; well it yet had to be translated to English the last chapters, but whatever. I think if you have read my review on Unmasked Noise, you might have noticed that I said a bit about Crayon Days, I didn’t want to start this manga because of several things. First one was because it was about painting and I didn’t think that the Black & White could transform colors. And the other one was because it was not finished being translated yet. I sincerely apologize for the first one, because while reading this manga I was really thinking that colours were coming to life on my tablet.

The story is about a young girl – Shima, who loves to paint and because of that she leaves fro Tokyo to study arts. There the amazing adventures of a country girl start. On the very first day she meets the person she will soon fall in love with – Saki Akatsuki. He is a genius painter, and quite an eccentric one too. When he sees her looking at his work-in-progress, he just rips the canvas saying, “don’t look!” Their relationship began not as great as it would have been thought. Saji is a pervert and a sadist, while Shima, who is a country bumpkin, knows her value and though in the beginning they can’t stand each other, very soon they will reveal their feelings. However, will everything be as easy as it seems?

This manga is really amazing. Every page of it radiates positive feelings, and you just can’t put it down. Every chapter leaves you wanting more. Shima and Saji are really great characters; you love Shima for her simplicity and for her kindness. Even though Saji might seem bad in the beginning, he has a really nice side to him. They are artists from the bottom of their heart. The moments when they are engrossed in painting are the best parts of the whole manga. Another quite interesting character is Inocchi, that’s Saji’s friend. He is really mysterious. I still don’t get it, if he really likes Shima or is just having fun with her.

Thought the 16th chapter does give some clues about his behavious. However, it doesn’t only give that, at the end of the chapter a love-rival for Shima appears. Who is she? I do have my ideas, and they can’t be wrong, but I am not saying anything. It’s up to you to fin out!

I hope you will find some time to read this story. You will love it a lot, both the art and the plot too. As always Chiba Kozue brings us an amazing story to read. Enjoy it to its fullest. Have fun and don’t forget to leave your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews and promos on Katie’s Corner. Happy reading!




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