Thursday, 6 August 2015

Manga Review : Sugar Family by Akira Hagio

Title: Sugar Family 
Original Title: Sugar Family
Author: Akira Hagio
Artist: Akira Hagio 

Year of Release: 2006
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, 

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 23

Volumes & Chapters: 6

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4.1        Volume 4 Chapters 12-15.5
Volume 2 Chapters 5-8.1        Volume 5 Chapters 16-19
Volume 3 Chapters 9-11.1      Volume 6 Chapters 20-23


Because of their parent's remarriage, high school student Satou Yuka, suddenly finds herself living together with her stepbrother, 23-year-old high school teacher Satou Taichi. Actually, their parents have not registered their marrriage and therefore they aren't even siblings by law; but since both parents aren't around, they end up living together! Taichi who has a very serious case of sister complex, wishes for Yuka to call him "onii-chan". But Yuka's reaction is very cold? 

* Contains the short stories titled Private Princess, Chocolate Impact, Hot Chocolate, and Face of Fake as extras in each volume scanlated thus far. (Private Princess=vol.1, etc.)

My Thoughts

Review covers 23 chapters 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today as always is a manga day and I have something romantic with a bit of weirdness. Yes, yes it’s a weird romance story. But then again it depends what you think weird is. Well, let me tell you more about the story itself.

Meet our protagonists – Yuka and Taichi, a high school student and a high school teacher. They are siblings, well, not really yuka’s dad married Taichi’s mother, and then they left for an early honeymoon without registering their marriage and leaving their kids living together alone. So, what’s going to happen now? Well,… Now, let me say why I said the manga was a bit weird. I was absolutely frustrated with Taichi’s sister complex. It was fun first 3 volumes, but then it just started getting on my nerved. I mean how much of a siscon he could have been. Also I was waiting, and waiting and waiting for the romance between those two to finally bloom, bit I didn’t get it. The ending also doesn’t really say a lot. Will they be together or not? There were quite a lot of moments where the characters realized their feelings, but I had a feeling as if the author just discarded them and then got back to Taichi’s sister complex as fast as she could.

The only character who actually made me happy was Shin, he was the only character that I loved reading about. I so wanted that Yuka ended up with him. He was the only character who could actually say his own feelings clearly. If you forget the whole romance thing, the manga is amazing and absolutely fun to read. There are many moments that crack you up. Some jokes are very repetitive, but they are still funny. The person who cracks you up the most is always Tachi and especially Yuka’s expressions at different moments are something to remember and just print out to laugh at.

I hope you will get some time to read this fun manga. Maybe you’ll enjoy it more than I did. If you do or not, don’t forget to share your thoughts with me below! Stay tuned for more reviews ad well as promos here on Katie’s Corner! Happy reading!




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