I was wondering whether I should slot this post into a new Mushroom Manga post or maybe a review post, but well – this was originally meant to be on our weekly one-shot feature.
I was quite optimistic that arawr(she’s disappeared somewhere I don’t know what happen to her) & I wouldn’t have to give much thought about this week’s one-shot as I was planning to go ahead with choosing one out of Starry Sky ~After Season~’s anthology. I left the whole thing until last night and well, after actually reading the Starry Sky ~After Season~ one-shots, let’s just say it won’t be on our weekly one-shot feature. Instead, I’ll share some short views via this edition of posts instead!
The manga is a sequel by continuing the relationship between Tsukiko & ‘One of the 12 guys’ after they’ve got together. Each one-shot is dedicated to one pairing – which in theory, is a pretty neat idea.
However, I think it’ll be appropriate for me to say that the first few one-shots have disappointed me a little bit. I’ve watched few episodes of the anime & I’ve played the game and I thought they were generally, quite top notch stuff. It feels almost like a gimmick to make more money out of the blossoming(serious blossoming, BLOOMING) Starry Sky series.
It’s trying hard to make the reader go ‘so sweet,’ but it’s not achieving that. It feels rushed and stagnant; maybe it could be the fact that there are limited pages, I don’t know. [The first one-shot is only 12 pages(?)]
To summarise, it’s like weak tea with little milk and sugar. Having said this, I’ll probably continue to look out for the manga since I adore the original story so much.
P.S If you’re wondering why there are two drawing styles in different one-shots it’s because the story is illustrated by two different artists – Kirikuchi Karashi & Chidori Peko.