Monday, 6 August 2012

Monday Meme


Each week I will showcase a manga volume that I have read & loved. I'll do a little mini review or more likely I will babble on incoherently (can you babble incoherently on a computer?) & you will have to fish through for things that make sense.
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Title: Uwasa no Midori-Kun うわさの翠くん
Author: Ikeyamada Go
Artist: Ikeyamada Go

Yamate Midori is a 15 year-old girl and is very much a tomboy. One day Midori meets a boy called Hino Tsukasa, who came to the island she lives on for a holiday. He teaches her to play soccer and she falls in love with the sport. Midori is inspired by Tsukasa and continues to play soccer in hopes that they would meet again someday. When they do meet again Tsukasa loses her trust by doing something unforgivable. Determined to defeat Tsukasa on the soccer field Midori enrolls in an all boy high school.




This is my all time favourite (FAVOURITE) ever manga. I've probably said that about a lot of manga's I've read haha, but this time I mean it. This manga is so awesome it makes me want to play football (or soccer if you're american) and I hate football (mainly all sports in general because I suck at them). 

When I started reading this all I could think was SKIP BEAT SKIP BEAT THIS IS SKIP BEAT. Which is awesome because they aren't making any more of the anime and I'm lost without it :( They're really similar (in a good way) because they share the whole woman scorned vibe. Both manga's are about the main characters trying to get revenge on the men that have broken their hearts.

In this manga said man is more of a love interest for Midori (OH TSUKASA) which is totally fine with me. There is another love interest (also fine) and I like how Midori handles both of the guys - she seems to be very confused about them both but it's not one of those (very very annoying) story lines where she's constantly jumping back and forth between them. 

I love that the football is a big part of the manga as well. Often I'll find that something that's meant to be a big part of the story slowly disappears after the beginning or it takes up too much of the story making it difficult to read. Not in this case. The balance between football and romance is perfect! They both work well together and the football really adds that something extra to the manga.

Ikeyamada not only got the football and romance right but the main character too. Midori is HILARIOUS. She reminds me so much of one of my best friends - often Midori is told off for walking around her house (and later dorm room) naked & when ever I call for my friend in the morning she always answers the door buttoning up her top because 'I came too early and no one was around so it was OK...'

Honestly, you have to read this manga. If not for the football then for the guys & if not for the guys (ARE YOU CRAZY?!) then for the sheer comedy - there is a laugh guaranteed in every volume.  

Hope you enjoyed this post :) Let me know if you've read this manga or if you're interested in reading it - you can find all volumes on Manga Fox!

9 comments:

  1. Aww this sounds cute and exactly like the type of manga I normally read - going on my to-read list right off.

    Rywn @ Book Brats

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    1. It's adorable! You should definatley read it :)

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  2. I've never heard of this but I am glad you loved it! I might pick it up one day :)

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    1. You should, it's a really good manga :)

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  3. This instantly reminded me of She's The Man! I love that movie so I'm sure I would like this too!
    And yay, it's got humour in it! :D

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    1. Omg I completely forgot about that movie, it's so awesome :D

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  4. This sounds super cute! I haven't read a manga that has sports in it, but I'd love to try it.

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    1. You should! The sports doesn't take anything away from it :)

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  5. Wow, if this is like Skip Beat, I'm definitely reading it. Totally addicted to Skip Beat

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