Monday, 13 June 2016

Manga Review: Daytime Shooting Star by Mika Yamamori

Title: Daytime Shooting Star
Original Title: Hirunaka no Ryuusei
Author: Mika Yamamori
Artist: Mika Yamamori

Year of Release: May 20, 2011 - Nov 5, 2014
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 86

Volumes & Chapters: 

12 Volumes in Total 


A 15-year-old country girl has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father’s transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle’s place after she gets lost. Turns out, she will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because... he’s her homeroom teacher!?

My Thoughts

Review covers 86 chapters 

Before I start this review, let me ask you all a question. It’s quite simple and if you have been following my blog you’ll know the answer. Do you remember me reviewing Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa? I reviewed it as one of the first mangas back in February 2015. But do you remember me mentioning today’s story? Yes, this is one of the stories where the unbreakable shoujo rule of relationship is broken! The heroine stays with the second choice. But let me start from the beginning.

I remember the story left me with deep imprinting only because of the heroine’s final choice, but the again I was following the story for quite a long time hence a lot of stuff was forgotten. I do not know why, but I had this strange urge to reread it again, so here I am writing the review after rereading the story. To say the truth I enjoyed it, but at the same time, I had this feeling that it lacked something. I read it quite fast, though the story is progressing not that fast. It has all the attributes of a good shoujo manga, but I wanted more passion from it. No matter what you say the relationship between Suzume and Shishio-sensei needed more passion. It was bland, and I never has a second thought when Suzume chose Daiki. He’s the character that goes through the biggest character development, and you just adore what he turns into.

Are you up to see the life of a country bumpkin going to Tokyo, find friends and even love? Enjoy a romance of a high schooler and a teacher, though nothing happens it’s still there! 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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