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Get Chu
by Kaioh on August 25th, 2006, 9:46pm

Rating - 6.4 / 10.0

User rating of this review - 5 out of 5
Story/Plot - 3 out of 5
Characters - 3 out of 5
Drawing Style - 4 out of 5
Enjoyment - 3 out of 5
Overall - 3 out of 5

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Plot/Story
Aizawa Chitose is a young high school girl dreaming of falling in love. She believes once you get into high school, you meet your significant other and fall in love. However, it hasn't happend to her, until the day she has a inexplicable meeting with Yamato Shoji, whom she falls in love with at first sight.

Until she finds out that he kisses and dates girls for money. Chitose loves him, but she refuses to pay him to kiss him. Will Chitose win Shoji's heart? Will Shoji stop doing things for money? And why does he do it in the first place? All these questions will be answered in this single volume manga.

The story, while interesting, seems rehashed from other manga I have read. Its a standard formula of girl meets boy and falls in love, with a twist (Which, interestingly enough, the other manga's have also had). The story seems recycled, as does the setting. However, because its only a single volume, that makes it an interesting, as it has a ending.

The manga-ka still has time to make the story interesting, and each chapter leaves you wanting to read the next, until it's finally done. Because of the familiarity of this type of story, you can see certain things coming from a mile away. However, a few things in it may shock you. Either way, due to its short length, it's worth a read.

Characters
The characters are interesting, yet something about them has also been done before (And often times, better), yet the manga-ka still finds interesting ways to keep them the least bit distinguishable from the rest.

Not too much personal information is given about the main characters. You know their names, and few things about them, but hardly anything else is given, which is the main drawback of it being a single volume. The manga-ka doesn't have alot of room to expand and give more information on her characters, and this is what hurts the manga the most.

Drawing Style
The art is where the manga really shines. The manga-ka clearly takes pride in her work and it shows. The characters all appear in a great amount of detail, even the backgroud characters have unique attire and looks. The main characters have a better level of detail about them, and it comes together well. Everything from the backgrounds to the characters clothes are done in great detail, and often times the manga-ka draws flowers, which have such great detail, I can only believe she was looking at a picture while drawing them. I'd be truly amazing if they where drawn from memory.

Sometimes the art doesn't seem consistent, though. In the beginning the detail is amazing, however it slows down a little bit, and then right around the end it comes back into full detail. This gets the least bit confusing, and doesn't take away from the manga too much. In fact, I am sure it'll hardly be noticeable in such a short manga.

Enjoyment
The enjoyment of this manga is taken away by the fact that its been done before. There are few parts of this manga that havn't been done, and thats what makes it worth reading. Most of my own enjoyment came from the wonderful art, that is almost reminiscent of Kaori Yuki's works (Angel Sanctuary).

The overall enjoyment comes from wondering why Shoji does what he does (Charge girls money for dates, etc), and this revelation comes near the closing of the manga. Still, at a single volume, it won't take much time to read the manga.

Overall
Overall, the feeling I got from this manga is that even though its been done before, at a single volume, you really can't go wrong. At the most it should take an hour or less to read. Experienced manga readers should be able to go through this in a half hour and either love it or hate it. However, by the end of the manga you may find yourself if you're finishing it because you want to, or finishing it because you feel compelled to get it done and over with.

The manga is average when compared to other Shoujo manga, and at only a single volume doesn't really have time to build up its characters. Though the single volume does make it interesting as it gives it a solid ending, it hurts it more than helps it, and it just serves to prove that there are better manga out there. If anything, this should be used to determine if you will like Ukyou Ayane's style. If you like this, you'll probably like her other stuff better, such as Desire Climax, or BxB Brothers.
 
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hi by sYp_h0ney93 on January 26th, 2009, 6:50pm Rating: 5

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