Saturday, 3 October 2015

Manga Review : Guardian Next to Me by Ako Shimaki

Title: Guardian Next to Me
Original Title: Tonari no Shugoshin
Author: Ako Shimaki
Artist: Ako Shimaki 

Year of Release: 2007
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Smut, Supernatural

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 8.5

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-4.5
Volume 2 Chapters 5-8.5


After losing her parents when she was young, Rio has been supporting herself and her brother. Rio believes that it's useless to rely on others. One day, she buys a trump card of the jack of club, modeled after Sir Lancelot, believing she could gain good money auctioning it off the internet. That night she meets Sir Lancelot in her dreams, which recur every time she sleeps. When Yuuki-kun asks her to go out with him and nearly kisses her, Lancelot suddenly appears out of nowhere and says he has come to save her?!

My Thoughts

Review covers 8 chapters 

Hello guys and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Mini manga review corner has another romance story. I think I’m reviewing too much romance, but hey, I’m a girl so I do not really care. But I promise I will cover some other genres too.

I took up this particular story because I wanted to read something new in the smut genre and even though it didn’t really meet my expectations of smut, it was a nice story nevertheless. It’s only 8 chapters long and it does leave us with not really an ending. I mean, Rio does remember Lancelot at the end, but still there’s this uncertainty left, as to why the hell should he had to go to Britain again? But maybe that was just a plot to make Rio remember? Well, I’ll never know.

If you have some time to spare and need something to cheer you up, this story is the best, especially if you love fantasy and a bit of adventure. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned and happy reading!




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