Saturday, 25 July 2015

Mini Manga Review : Penguin Revolution by Sakura Tsukuba

Title: Penguin Revolution 
Original Title: Penguin Revolution
Author: Sakura Tsukuba
Artist: Sakura Tsukuba

Year of Release: 2005
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Gender Bender, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 35

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-5             Volume 5 Chapters 21-25
Volume 2 Chapters 6-10           Volume 6 Chapters 26-30
Volume 3 Chapters 11-15         Volume 7 Chapters 31-35
Volume 4 Chapters 16-20


High school student Yukari Fujimaru knows a potential star when she sees one because she sees the special "aura" they give off, in the form of angelic wings. Yukari's fellow student, the beautiful and responsible student body vice president, Ryoko Katsuragi, has a small pair of wings herself, and is one of these aspiring talents. She's so talented, in fact, that no one even knows that "she" is actually a boy in disguise. Due to a series of events, Yukari has come to discover Ryoko, or rather, Ryou's secret, and is hired as a manager for Ryou by the president of the Peacock Talent Agency. Living together with the promising Ryou and his rather dashing room mate, Makoto Ayori, the number one star in Peacock who is also the lazy, ruffle-headed student body president, is bound to be an adventure! Now, to make her own down-to-earth dream come true Yukari must help her new friend become a star while doing her best to protect both her beloved room mates.

My Thoughts

Review covers 35 chapters 

Mini manga review here again. And this time I have a story, which just killed my “romance meter” at the end. I mean, I was okay that he didn’t really confess to her, but really after ten years you come back to Japan and you ask the girl you love to be your manager? Is it a joke or what? In the beginning I thought the translators were having fun, but I just went and looked for a raw and asked my Japanese friend to translate it for me. I got the same answer and I went ballistic.

Overall the story is pretty good with great characters and situations. The portrayed showbiz world was interesting and fascinating. There were a lot of funny moments, but I guess the relationship development sucked to the core. Okay, there were many promising characters, but still the idea of not giving a definite answer just kills the youth in our hearts.

I do hope you’ll take it up to have fun and cheer up during bad days. Have fun and stay tuned for more! Happy reading!




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