Saturday, May 9, 2015

Manga Review: Meteor Prince, Volume 2, by Meca Tanaka

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Volumes: 2
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Hako Natsuno’s bad luck hasn’t improved, but her alien boyfriend, Io, takes everything in stride, even when his feelings for her cause him to be repeatedly struck by lightning. The two have barely started dating when a naked alien girl arrives on Earth and says she is Io’s true mate. Hako really does have the worst luck!


I’m honestly impressed with how much character and story development there is in such a short series. There’s depth, time for the characters to grow, no rushing. A lot of story in such a short time. I’m really happy with this series. Plus, it’s super cute.
There’s a lot of innocence between Io and Hako, even as they’re growing closer, and Io is wanting to get married at some point. We meet Hako’s family, we meet Io’s brother and Io’s fiancĂ©. The two date a lot. Io goes under a change in order to stay with Hako, and then Hako’s is forced into a position because of her love for him. I don’t want to spoil what happens, but while it’s sad, the ending is super cute.
The artwork is so pretty and the characters are so fun; the romance is adorable and sweet. This short series just plain makes me happy, and I’m so glad it was licensed. I hope we get more from this author, because this one was great.

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