Saturday, 12 May 2012

Number 20! ~Mishounen Produce~

At 20,
you can't deny its cliché plot,
if you can call it a plot...
a guilty pleasure, its

 Mishounen Produce

Author: Ichinose Kaoru

Genres: Shoujo, School Life, Comedy, Romance

Summary: It's the start of high school, and bookworm Kako decides to "produce" her country bumpkin childhood friend, Kousei, so that he can become a good-looking and popular school idol. She models him after Lawrence, a character in a manga she likes, but as Kousei's transformation becomes a huge success and he extends his new character beyond what she asks for, what will Kako do? Will she find herself left behind in the wake of his newly found popularity?

The art is the best thing this project has going for it, there are bishounens everywhere.
The characters are likeable although a bit plain personality wise.

Our female lead fills the categories of at times dense and delusional BUT she is at least strong and is not a cry baby. So you don't get overly annoyed, and she makes you laugh.
I can't say much for the male lead, except that I never could predict what he would do / how he would react....good thing??

As we only have one chapter to be scanlated before THE END, I would like to point out that many characters are introduced pointlessly. It had the potential to form some serious love rivalry but it ended with mild jealousy. :/

Having said that, the romance is cute. If you're looking for a fun, quick read that ticks all the shoujo boxes, then definitely don't miss on Mishounen Produce. 

Let me know what you think, and Happy Reading!


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