Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Manga-Mania May: Ai Kora.

Hachibei is not like the most guys: he has little to no interest in girls, beside their body-parts. No matter how they look, he only lust after a specific kind of eyes, breast, legs or voice.  On his quest for perfect body-parts, he moves to Tokyo. He soon finds himself living in a dorm with five girls, and each of them possesses one of the ideal body-part that he desires: cat-like blue eyes, bullet-train breasts, a deep voice, straight legs, or a waistline shaped like fine Japanese pottery. The fetish-safari has begun!
You may think that this is a Love Hina ripoff, but you could not be more wrong. Hachibei is no Keitaro! Keitaro is constantly hit in the face by bad fortune, but everything that happens to Hachibei is pure karma! Sure, he's not a bad guy, but whatever happens to him, he had it coming.
It would of coarse be boring if it was just about Hachibei and his perverse lifestyle, so we have many other characters, with the main cast being Tsubame Ameyagi; the landlord of the dorm with a unhealthy life-style, Yukari; the ever so cute closet-otaku, Kirino; the obligatory warrior-girl, and of coarse Sakura; the obligatory "I-Hate-You-And-Dont-Love-You" girl.
The art is pretty simple and straight forward, if anything cartoony. But that would be expected from a series like this. I haven't had so much fun with many mangas as I had with Ai Kora!
There is of coarse a lot of subplots, where many of them are pretty good, with a few exceptions, so I cant give it to grade. I also weren't entirely satisfied with the ending(it was good, just not sure if that was the ending I wanted) so Ai Kora has to get a grade B+. I still think it's a better story than Love Hina, though.
That's one down, 25 to go.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

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