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Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the "Scissors Project" at school. Determined to become the best makeover team in Japan, they give showy makeovers to handpicked girls. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she finds herself responding to beauty's call...
Note: Beauty Pop Stage 2 is from volume 7 to 10. It is a continuation of Beauty Pop. This is because they were published after the hiatus. The whole series ends with 10 volumes.
Популярность красоты ビューティーポップ 俏丽魔发师 Beauty Pop Stage 2 Dự Án Kéo Vàng
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Not going to lie.
Okay, first of all, I'm not going to lie here. This is PURE, unadulterated (yes, being repetitive) shoujo. In other words, intended for younger audiences. Hence why there is the seemingly non-existent character development and lack of depth. Plus, the manga is very episodic, so the skillful characterizations that do take place are often overshadowed by ridiculous, shoujo-y things. That said, this manga has some things going for it. 1. The main girl is not annoying. In fact, she's quite calm and indifferent, but really, she just thinks things through. If this kind of person irritates you, I'm sorry to say that you're probably most often the irritating one to others. 2. It has a plot. It may seem like it doesn't, but lo and behold, it does. 3. Art. 4. Good morals put into it. (Again, think, this is for younger kids.) It may seem like the most superficial thing ever, but please, first take a deep breath. Remember that this is SHOUJO. And then think about the UNDERLYING theme, and perhaps, it may not be as obvious as you think. Themes such as "sometimes you just need a loved one to bring out the beauty in you" or "if you don't like who you are, change yourself." 5. Comedy. Many, many laughs while reading this. The male lead provides the main comic relief without being annoying (*cough* Tamaki from Ouran *cough*), which is a rare gem in shoujo. While not entirely "fresh," he's consistent in his actions, and is actually very like-able.
So end recommendation would be, if you like this sort of shoujo, go ahead. If you're looking for something realistic, I would recommend dropping the shoujo genre altogether.
This was just TOO childish for my taste. I felt that there was something lacking along the storyline and it was never really dealt with. Plus,the main objective was already quite obvious,so to speak---style hair;transform another,magic,viola. The plot was just repetitive and it just dragged for a staggering 10 volumes, get a load of that. I really have to disagree with the fact that this manga sets it apart from other mainstream works. The only reason it does so is because of the stoic facade the female shows. It's not fantastic at all in my own opinion,not being a hater but considering how overrated this is is already enough proof. Come to think of it,without the whole beauty makeover and hair cutting,this might just turn out to be a seemingly common plot...
Forever favorite <3
I love the female lead. She's cool and self-centered but she actually cares about people. The male lead,love him! he's not the cliche dense guy in usual mangas and I like the fact that he's chasing his dream. Basically this manga isn't about romance,it focused on their dreams. The plot is interesting and story line is not so cliche. I didn't expect Ochiai to fall in love with Kiri. But the ending disappoints me. What's the point by going to L.A with her mom and then came back few years later? Sheesh.. Also the biggest problem is "THEY DIDN'T KISS". It was once,and it's an accident. Although I was happy but still.. Well,hugging is enough though,I like hugs more but it's just ONE HUG. :'( hff.. Anyway,I love it. Fun to re-read.
I'd give it a ten if she didn't go to L.A
... Last updated on November 21st, 2011, 5:56am
As you can see, there are tons of reviews stating how amazing this manga was. I don't really get why. This manga has a really uninteresting plot. It gets pretty repetitive, and there has never been a too big of a change in the characters.
Over that, it lacks romance, and the characters are childish to the bone. It might be interesting if I knew where to begin reading, because the beginning and probably 30 chapters + don't have any change or acton. I don't know. Maybe this manga does get interesting. But I'm not going to start hacking through those bushes to find that plot I need.
I feel like smacking the book on to the ground. Literally.
... Last updated on August 24th, 2012, 12:03am
This is a manga I often come back to. It has parts that I just can't forget and love to re-read. I never felt like it was dragging, even though, essentially, the same scenario repeated itself. If this had been a shounen, Kiri would have been your typical strong heroine hiding her powers, but it's a shoujo so it works well. I personally love all of the characters; there are no really evil characters and no reoccuring annoying girls. The ending rounds things off, as opposed to leaving it open-ended, and is a nod to the romance in the story which is often only an undertone. I like this manga. It has a slow, laid back quality while at the same time moving forward with new situations and new characters. I thought that the character introductions were mostly natural and very few characters were forgotten about.
... Last updated on September 26th, 2011, 9:40am
The story was cute and the characters were good. Kiri as the main female character was awesome! I hope to read more manga that has characters like her. The flow of the manga was satisfying. It is entertaining, especially when towards the ending. The art was good and it was funny at times too. I would recommend it to everyone.
... Last updated on August 20th, 2011, 5:30pm
WHY DOES IT HAVE TO END!!!
I have read a large amount of shoujo and sometimes it's hard to finish them (because of the cliches and long developments) but that has never happened in this. I loved it so much >.< The characters, plot development, art! All of it can be described as cute in my opinion. I love how Arai-sensei tried to get out the box from regular cliches and I thank her for that. I have laughed so many times because of this manga and I must say all in all it's a good read!
... Last updated on June 18th, 2013, 8:45pm
OVERATED CRAP !
YEP I'M A COMPLETE HATER. I'm am utterly shocked about the good reviews this manga is soo boring and horrible I had to quit it litually all it is about is about some emitionless girl that cuts said to be 'losers/ugly girls' hairs nd she always gets into a competition with them annoying boys WHAT THE FLIIP!! HOW CAN PPL LIKE THIS THE GIRL HAS NOOOOOO EMOTIONS I REALLY HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY EXCEPT THAT IT'S COMPLETE CRAP ..
This is a definitely well done manga, her personality is lovable. Kiri is not your typical shoujo heroine, her personality is strong and not once did she turn into a crybaby. I really loved this manga i would recommended this to anyone who likes a female to have a strong personality.
good. But could have been so much more
Theres no doubt that this is good. It has everything i look for in a manga romance,comedy,good art, great story line, i always love rivalry and a strong female lead. How ever i feel like this manga could have been so much more. it was all set up with great characters and a good plot but it dident really live up to my expatiations it was kinda a let down. The ending felt really rushed and i was very disappointed with it. you read 51 chapters that all lead up to.......not that much. i was disappointed with this it could have been so much more.