Otomen Vol. 1 Review (RRA #2)

December 03, 2014

Otomen, Vol. 1 by Aya Kanno

My rating: 3.5 of 5

I honestly enjoyed this book. I have barely read any anime books in the past, so this was a new and quite enjoyable experience for me. There were a couple of things that I didn't particularly like though.

The book is separated into 3 or 4 smallers stories about this teenage boy called Asuka Masumune. He is really girly and likes the stereotypical girl hobbies; sewing, knitting, baking and more! However, he hides that from the world as he is afraid of being judged by those around him. So, to everyone else, he's the 'cool , stoic, handsome Asuka.' Then he meets a girl, Ryo and a guy Juta, and he realizes that his hobbies aren't so bad.!

I enjoyed reading this anime, and it was a particularly fast read! Somethings to me didn't make a lot of sense, but I think if I had paid more attention to them then they would have. I also really like the cover, especially the colour. In this book as well, Aya really helped me to understand all of the titles like 'chan' and 'sensei' by leaving a small glossary at the back of the book. I would love to pick up the next installment of it however Kanno left a couple of author notes towards the end of every story, so it is kind of off-putting to read that if you are particularly engrossed in the book.

If it was possible on Goodreads, I'd give this 3.5 out of 5.

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