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From Condensation: "In this world, is there really such a thing as an awesome guy?"
Midori just started high school and isn't interested in guys. She thinks they're all like her brother, Takeshi, who is rude and spoiled. Her way of thinking changes when a classmate of hers is pulled into the street dancing team led by Takeshi and his best friend, Sutou.
At first glance Higa may seem like a plain and quiet guy--but when the music starts flowing and his body starts moving--he transforms into a completely different person... Even Midori can't keep her eyes off him.
にじゅうさんじ ثلاثة وعشرون ساعة 11:00 PM 23:00 "Nijuusanji" 23:00夜晚11点 Eleven O'Clock at Night Twenty-three O' Clock
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there is not much that makes this manga stand out. sometime ago i read this and came here to add to my complete list.. which was when i saw was already on "complete list" its not been long and story is already fading from my mind. still art is decent there was a plot and kind of an ending.. its at least readable.
A Different Sort of Manga
It's a decent plot but nothing too original. What is more original is MATSUMOTO's signature style: it feels like all the important events are skipped and one only sees the times in between. Slow pace and an "everyday" feeling, even at the crucial parts when the readers tension should be at it's greatest. Even when MATSUMOTO's manga's aren't classififed as "slice-of-life" that's still the feeling I get when I read them. Something in the pacing and art just sort of feels like life and time are flowing around the characters and they don't even realize it. It's a nice change of pace, but not somewhere I'd like to live. Perhaps because of this pacing, the characters don't seem developed well at all. They're just sort of there, not doing anything, letting everything happen to them, even the ones that are considered "attention-grabbing" and "active." Which also probably explains the rather half-way finish in the romance. I mean, the result is clear enough but... In some ways, it's very interesting because the style and tone are so different from most scanlated manga, but it's just not my back of chips. To me, it's a nice change of pace occasionally, but not something I'd read often.
I really enjoyed the art. The story line was not all that impressive. Sometimes you just can't win them all. This on the whole was an alright manga.
i loved it
the art was different from your average- more artistic and i think it works well with the storyline. i really like this author's work. this one was wonderful. good, good stuff.
I really liked this manga even if it's not the best one I read far from it. The art is pretty bad 6.5/10 and the story is about 8/10... it's too short! The plot is not developed enough... If there was one or two volumes more it could be 9.5 or 10...(the story I mean) My comment seems harsh even if I liked it... to tell you the trust I don't even know why I liked it... must be ... like tuhuyen264 and bikuki said...different or weird ^^ You should read it and make an opinion by yourself... really it's an great manga... to pass some time or if you don't have anything to read...
... Last updated on June 2nd, 2011, 5:32am
The art isn't stunning but I wouldn't call it bad in the least. The dance scenes were really lacking, Since manga only potrays still shots of events the dancing should have been picture after picture of amazing poses, but in the manga it just looks like there bending their knees and since dance and music is a vocal point of the manga the lack of the two is really bad. Her other work I like but this is just a miss for me.
it was really
just pretty funny, I thought his dancing just looked well to be frank rather stupid and found myself laughing at it! The story would have been fine its predictable its shoujo but the dancing just really made it silly its probably too difficult to draw street dance in a manga well, works fine in a anime but not really a manga when you can't actually see them moving.
it was an okay manga. the mangaka didn't really delve into the characters too much since it was a oneshot.. i liked the concept, though, i only wish it was a bit longer. maybe it would have been a little better if it had a good ending. who knows, eh?
and it was mentioned earlier.. but why IS this under action? for the one 'fight scene' that wasn't really shown that spanned, like, two pages? hmm. -shrug-
I wouldn't say this is fast-paced at all; Matsumoto's stories tend to be rather slow in general. This one would be similar. There's an overall flat slowness to it that isn't necessarily negative; it's just her style. Perhaps because this is a oneshot, it doesn't explain a lot of background and it just skids over the surface most of the time.
This is another of those "boy meets girl" stories set in school, but it's a little different in that the characters don't hug and kiss and stare lovingly into each other's eyes as they blush. It's a lot more subtle than that, and that's what I like about this manga. The overall theme of dancing is always interesting, too.
Mini Review of Sorts
I was kind of disappointed by this. I rather like this mangaka's drawings, and I enjoyed "Kiss" and "Beauty is the Beast", so I guess I expected more. Alas, Matsumoto didn't manage to bring those dance moves to life for me, and that is important to me since that is one of the main reasons why Higa captivates people (and Midori). The dance scenes resembled pretty shots from a photo shoot; there was no sense of movement. You can't even tell what dance move was executed when sequences were involved.
Pace-wise, nope, didn't think it was fast. But this might have turned out better if she had drawn it out to two volumes, or at least delved deeper into why the two main characters were attracted to each other. Give us a little something more, y'know? And like Bikuki said, the story was only so-so. Pity.
Also, because I looked at this page before reading "23:00", I ended up muttering, "Action? What action?" (referring to the genres) I didn't really detect much drama in this manga too. ._.