Thursday, 23 July 2015

Manga Review : The Secret of Friendship by Kazune Kawahara & Aiji Yamakawa

Title: The Secret of Friendship 
Original Title: 
Author: Kazune Kawahara 
Artist: Aiji Yamakawa

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

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 3 + 1 extra

Volumes & Chapters: 1

Volume 1 Chapters 1-3.5


Eiko is something of a plain Jane and a doormat, while her best friend Moe is a head-turning beauty. Despite their differences, their friendship is as strong as ever.
Guys are always asking Moe out, but her answer is invariably “Only if you promise to put Eiko before me.”

My Thoughts

Review covers 3 chapters 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today is a manga review day and I have something absolutely fascinating for you. This manga is only 3 chapters long, but that chapters are long and you het to feel all the characters thoroughly. Another awesome fact about this manga? Well, if you already noticed it’s a collaboration from two amazing mangakas. The story is by kazuna Kawahara and the art is by Aiji Yamakawa. You should know Kawahara se-sensei as the person who brought us “high school debut” and Yamakawa Aiji is famous for “Stand Up!” and “Balancing Toy”, those are my favourite from her works.

Okay, let me get back to the story itself. As the title says we’ll be reading as story of friendship. I can’t stop gushing in my mind about this title, its plainly awesome. Okay, back on track. The story is about two best friends Eiko and More. Eiko is absolutely plain looking, but she has an awesome character and well because of her good nature she is always thought as a good two shoes. On the other hand we have her best friend – Moe, a real beauty, but with a not so good character. How can such two people be friends? That’s for you to find out!

Why I loved this story so much? How do I explain it, the friendship between Eiko and More were described amazingly. I kind of envied those two. I do have a best friend but we love in different courtiers so can’t really see each other a lot. The thing with More, I got her at some points but then I didn’t, she is an amazing character, but the words to her possible boyfriend made me think: “is she sane?” but after something, I actually agreed with her. What is that she was telling the? Find out for yourself. She always sticks to her and you will see many examples of it throughout the story.

All the fun starts when Narugami appears and first starts telling Eiko but then after he falls in love with Eiko, he starts pursuing his love why was h. why was he bullying Eiko in the first place? Well, his best friend dates Moe, and then she dumped him because of Eiko, so Narugami though to bully Eiko so he could get at their friendship. It’s a lot of fun to read when he suddenly starts going after Eiko in a romantic way.

Surely Moe plays a big role in their relationship and their bickerings are just amazing to read about. When Narugami finally does confess to Eiko, that page jut cracks you up. Especially this moment:

Yes, yes, they absolutely ignored the guy who has just confessed.

Well, long story short, I believe everyone will enjoy this story. You will receive a lot of positive energy from it and will definitely have fun. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews and promos. Happy reading!




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