Flowers and Bees 1Posted: May 28, 2005
I went back through and decided to re-read this series since the end had me kinda confused… “Love at first sight?” Wasn’t that Noriko? And what about that hooker-girl that randomly appeared? Who is she?
I was absolutely shocked, the artwork is incredibly different. It gets a lot better as the series progresses, believe it or not. And this volume isn’t that good. It had its good points, but I think the only reason I went on to volume two is because I’ve deluded myself into being a Moyoko Anno fangirl. Her stuff always turns out rewarding, and I do like it, I think it’s a breath of fresh air. Even this volume is good in comparison to Yuu Watase shit. But it is a bit of a wild ride at first. It’s like a series with ADD… it constantly jumps around in confusing ways. It’s not drawn well, and the characters, while funny, sometimes don’t make much sense. The main character is whiny and self-obsessed. However, it is a romance told from a guy’s point of view, which is notable. It’s a shounen romance, which is also notable. And it ran in Young, which would be notable if there were boatloads of fanservice. There aren’t that many titties really… but it is pretty liberal with the sex and lewd jokes, which is always a welcome thing.