After School Nightmare 1
December 9, 2006
Setona Mizushiro – Go!Comi – 2006 – 10 volumes
Oh my God, this series is SO COOL. I’m quite enamored and wishing for volume two already. I’m not even entirely sure what’s going on.
Of course the genderbending is what drew me even though the genderbenders have not been good to me lately. This one was good, though. The entire plot is incredible, if very Japanese. Having to go through training in your dreams to become a better person and graduate… I could do without the better person stuff, but battling it out in dreams to see who gets to graduate is AWESOME. I just wish we got to see more of these sequences.
The characters are also a little weak at this point, but I’ll give them that since it is the first volume. The main character is a tad whiny, and the secondary male character is too… I dunno, gruff, and the main female character is a little whiny. But I still pretty much like them all at this point, I just think they need to kind of grow into themselves. The romances are definitely something, and I’m glad there’s two for the main character. I think that was all this series needed, really.
We get a lot of color pages too, which is awesome. I know there was something else I wanted to say about it… I’ll add it later if I think about it. But yes, this series is surprisingly good. I shouldn’t have expected less from Go!Comi though, because I think I’d like all their series if I read them regularly.