Thursday, 17 December 2015

Manga Review: Love Celeb by Mayu Shinjo (2nd Review)

Title: Love Celeb
Original Title: Love Celeb - King Egoist
Author: Mayu Shinjo
Artist: Mayu Shinjo 

Year of Release: 2004
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Shoujo, Smut,

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 37.5

Volumes & Chapters: 7 Volumes

Volume 1 Chapters 1-5              Volume 4 Chapters 18-23                         Volume 7 Chapters 36-37.5
Volume 2 Chapters 6-11            Volume 5 Chapters 24-29
Volume 3 Chapters 12-17          Volume 6 Chapters 30-35.5


Shinjo Mayu's newest leading lady is an idol, and the leading man is... a future prime minister!? Just what is a "Love Celeb"? Nakazono Kirara is an aspiring starlet. She used to think she'd do whatever it took to get a starring role in a drama and have a CD. But her manager, Hanamaki, proves her wrong when he sends her into a room full of horny producers to sleep her way into a role! Kirara wants no part of it! She's a virgin, and these guys are scary!! Especially the silver-haired one named Gin... He seems to be in charge. But he lets Kirara leave the party with her virginity and his phone number, and it seems like nothing lost, nothing gained... until Kirara is suddenly the most famous new starlet for no apparent reason!?

Side story in volume 7: Darenimo Ienai!
Ruka’s a junior high student in love with her father’s assistant, Fumi-sempai. She wants to become an adult quickly because everyone sees her as a little kid! But what would happen if she actually became an adult with the help of a time machine?

My Thoughts

Review covers 37 chapters 

See the first review HERE!

Hello, everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I’m finishing up with Love Celeb. The fun thing is that I posted the first review not so long ago, and if you’re interested, you can find it on my blog, or just click on the link above. I do not believe this review will be as long as the previous one, but I really did want to it separately. So, let me begin.

If you read my previous review, you know where I stopped the story. Kirara (that’s our female protagonist) has retired from being an idol, so she could be with her only love – Gin. So now that she has achieved her dream, it’s Gin’s turn to gain respect and achieve his dream to be a politician. But first it’s a makeover. Both for him and Kirara. You can see Kirara’s on the cover of the final volume, and Gin’s is right here:

I debated putting it here, but then he’s so yummy! Okay, so to start Gin’s career as future politician, his father makes him a secretary of another politician – Makoto Ginguji. And so Kirara’s and gin’s love will be tested again, and it will nearly collapse, but Gin will find a way to return what was his and even make an ally in Makoto. What happened? Why is that I hated Makoto in the very beginning and still do a little because I do not approve of his ways to deal with something? You’ll need to find it out for yourself. It’s no fun if I tell you know!

One thing that I really found interesting is Gin’s come back in the very beginning of his secretary life: “what this country needs is love” and its amazing to watch when he proves to Makoto what he could accomplish because of love. However, the idea that there are not enough donors for bone-marrow and that mostly people do not care about such things is indeed correct. I could understand Makoto’s wish to find a donor, but the way it was done was not right.

The ending is quite fun as we get to see the new character who will appear in another work, and don’t miss it as Hakuron will be appearing on my blog next month. However, let me get back to the ending. It is quite vague. We do not know that those two will stay together, but the ending still shows them as 16-year-olds or at least 17. We do not really get to see them making a family, and that’s a bit sad, but nevertheless it’s a great ending.

So, don’t miss it. At the end there’s an extra story, how Kirara ad Gin visit Sakuya & Aine. You’ll see your favourite couple from Sensual phrase and there will be a surprise waiting for you. Don’t miss your chance to find out how Kirara’s and Gin’s love story will end. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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