May 3, 2009
I reviewed the first volume of this series for the Manga Recon, so you can check it out over there.
I’ve been a bit doubtful about picking up Aurora’s series after being disappointed with Nephilim and Flock of Angels, so I was really, really surprised when I found myself liking this volume so much. It’s a little bit funny, a little bit sad, and mostly about a boy making friends with a lot of nice kids at school and picking himself up after a tragedy. Stories like this are very much my thing. You may have been able to guess this based on the fact I’ve posted two others with similar appeal tonight (Narration of Love at 17 and Honey and Clover). The Manzai Comics isn’t quite like either of those, and lacks a lot of the subtlety those series have, but it’s still really good, and it’s sort of a different approach to the same type of story.