Flowers and Bees 1

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.

2 Responses to “Flowers and Bees 1”

  1. Pirkaf Says:

    Hehe, I like the artwork in volume 1 so I’m certainly looking forward to an even better artwork in later volumes as you describe it.. ^_^
    As for the story, well, even though it’s not exactly my cup of tea, I like it a lot.. must be Moyoco Anno’s charm.. maybe some spell.. not sure.. ;-)
    And I agree with you on Watase. Buying Fushigi Yuugi was one of my biggest mistakes.. she may have some better series but I somehow don’t care.. although I read the first volume of Ayashi no Ceres and it was slightly better.

  2. Connie Says:

    I HATED Fushigi Yugi. I read it for years as it ran in Animerica Extra, and I literally just gave up and stopped reading it after awhile despite the fact it was available every month. I’ve never forgiven Watase for that, but she’s so popular that I sometimes consider some of her short series, just to give her another try. I hear Alice 19th is pretty good, but I think I’ll have to be pretty desperate or curious to read anything else by her.

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