Thursday, 17 March 2016

Manga Review: Beauty Pop by Kiyoko Arai

Title: Beauty Pop
Original Title: Beauty Pop
Author: Kiyoko Arai
Artist: Kiyoko Arai

Year of Release: 2004
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 51

Volumes & Chapters: 

10 Volumes in Total

Mangafox – Goodreads


Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the "Scissors Project" at school. Determined to become the best makeover team in Japan, they give showy makeovers to handpicked girls. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she finds herself responding to beauty's call...

Note: Beauty Pop Stage 2 is from volume 7 to 10. It is a continuation of Beauty Pop. This is because they were published after the hiatus. The whole series ends with 10 volumes.

My Thoughts

Review covers 51 chapters 

Well after intense February, I’m having a small shoujo showdown. Basically, I mostly review shoujo, but during December (that’s when this review is written) I was craving something totally moe and was rereading some of the “romance” shoujo’s that I hadn’t reviewed yet. So let me start from the very beginning.

This story is a let down in a romance department, especially in the main couple. I wanted to see more, it was expected that Ki-chan will end up with Naru, but I didn’t really get to see it. Don’t get me wrong, they do and they have two adorkable kids together, but there was only an awkward kiss and nothing else. Ki-chan never got over her aloofness and I loved her character for that, but still I wanted her to show a bit more emotions. But I guess I’m making absolutely no sense, as I haven’t even told you what the story is all about! Have you ever wondered how some hairdressers become famous and some work in third-rate beauty salons? Here’s your chance to get an inside on the world of hair-stylists. Our male protagonists – Naru, Yoichi and Kei are part of Scissors Project. They transform plain girls into beauties! And Naru is a self-proclaimed genius. However, everything changes, when there appears mysterious hair beautician, who is always better than Naru.

Will those two become rivals or will they start working together to face formidable enemies? And trust me there will be quite a lot of them! Are you ready to dive into a world full of fun, action and cute hairstyles? I actually took some of mine from there. Get to know the hilarious characters and fantastically aloof Ki-chan. She really inspired one of the characters of my story. Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next book or manga! Happy reading!




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