Thursday, September 9, 2010
My Girlfriend is a Geek: Manga review
So, I read the title of this on another blog in the writer's "To be read" pile, and got supremely excited over the name of the manga.
Promptly, I headed to the book store and purchased it... thinking she was going to either be some sort of math nerd, or be into Sci-Fi or something.
Oh did I learn my lesson.
No... no that's not what this manga is about at all. It's about a rather stupid guy who wants to date a cute older woman (yup... that is the extent of his requirement list) and ends up working with one... who happens to be a Yaoi fangirl.
This is NOT a manga to hand off to someone who knows nothing about manga... I mean, there are certain manga I'd give to people if I were trying to get them interested (Full Metal Alchemist, Host Club, DeathNote...) NOT this manga. Heck, I wouldn't even give this manga to half the manga readers I know. Here's why:
I cannot for the life of me figure out why the main character is still dating this girl. He's a cute guy, he shouldn't be desperate... and he barely even seems to like her. Other than her motivations for Yaoi fangirl squeeishness... she really has no personality. My only conclusion is that the main character truly is an idiot.
For me, this manga seems like some heavy Yaoi fangirl fanservice... and since I'm not a Yaoi fangirl, I really can't appreciate it.
Oh, and for those of you wondering, Yaoi is manga's term for Boy Love.
So... my advice on this one... don't waste your money. Buy Skip Beat, D. Grey Man... or any other more worthwhile title instead. (or hope you have a friend as dumb as I was, who didn't read the synopsis before buying!)
Oh, and also, check out my giveaway for Flora Segunda!