Hyakko volume 1

Blogged by on Wednesday October 29th, 2008 at 4:37 pm in English, Hyakko, Manga (spoilers) | 0 Comments »

A couple of days ago I killed again some time at the japanese library, and came across this manga :

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Actually, I did check that manga before some weeks ago after seeing an article in Newtype about the freshly aired anime adaptation, but I only took a quick look at it and didn’t read a single bit of the story because of its ‘peculiar’ chara design… orz

So when I came across this manga again yesterday, I finally decided to give it a read thanks to a post I saw on an imageboard… and I ended up reading the first volume entirely, because it was frikkin’ GREAT.

Yet another awesome all-girls slice of life manga, Hyakko is about the everyday-life of Torako, some very energetic and crazy girl, and her 3 friends. Somewhat à la School Rumble, their classmates are eventually introduced and the manga grows more and more crazy.

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The four main heroines : Torako the baka, Tatsuki the ojou-sama, Suzume the fushigi-chan, and Ayumi the moe shy girl. The character-design can be a turn-off at first, but personally (ironically enough), now that I’m familiar with the characters and the story, I finally find the design to be kind of cool.

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Tatsuki is the serious one in the crew, but she actually gets caught up in Torako’s pace quite easily, resulting in some hilarious scenes.

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Ayumi : “Actually I don’t have a big appetite…”
Torako : “…”
Torako : *pushes the ‘add extra’ button*

Ayumi : “Tatsuki-san didn’t take an extra…”
Tatsuki : “Any complaint ?”
Torako : *trying to push the ‘add extra’ button*
lol~ XD
Like every baka characters, Torako can’t help herself not to press every buttons she sees.

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So far my favorite is Suzume, and that scene explicitly shows one of the reasons why I wub her.

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Torako : “… man, you suck.”
Ushio : “Who cares ?! Karaoke are all about singing, that’s all ! What about you ? You’re talkin but can you even sing ?”
Torako : “OoOOooOo ! I’ll make ya cry and apologize !”
Torako :*singing atrociously*
Ushio : “You just suck too finally !!!”
The karaoke scene, many lulz~

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The art class chapter was both funny and HAWT
Also, Nene = w00t gachiyuri iinchou~

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Torako : “If it’s you, Suzu, I wouldn’t mind giving up my virginity. I’ll give ya even my first kiss”
muchu~
Torako : “BAKA BAKA BAKA BAKA ! Don’t do it for real !!!”
I was already convinced by this manga, but that last chapter was a finishing blow <3 <3 <3
Suzume FTW.

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Torako is hot <3

In short : awesome characters + all-girl manga + slice of life + yuri + crazyness = must-read.

:beer:

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