26 January, 2012

REVIEW: Sumomomo Momomo

Sumomomo Momomo Manga
Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth

Written by: Shinobu Ohtaka

Published by: Yen Press(USA) Young Gangan(JPN)

Genre: Martial Arts, Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 12

Synopsis:

Momoko is the only child of the Kuzuryuu clan, a powerful martial arts family with inhuman strength. But strong as she is, her father fears a woman will never be able to master the skills of the family. Unless Momoko marries and bears a capable heir, the Kuzuryuu line is doomed to weaken and die off! With this mission in mind, Momoko is sent to the rival Inuzuka clan, where she is to marry the son of their mighty leader. But Koushi Inuzuka abandoned the martial arts long ago. Now committed to his legal studies, the last thing Koushi has on his mind is marriage — especially not to the world’s strongest bride!

Review:

So I picked up the first five volumes of Sumomomo Momomo when Borders was closing down having no real idea what the series was about beside marital arts. I like romantic comedies and I like marital arts but somewhere along the line the story just kind of died for me, it felt like a loop for about two volumes. Someone shows up they fight, girl proclaims loves for boy, and boy rejects girls’ advances… Blah blah blah… Luckily it picked back up and the story got interesting but by that time I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. The art work is solid and the characters are well drawn. Fight scenes are cool and have some nice action but nothing is outstanding about them. Sumomomo Momomo is a decent love story and a decent marital arts story and doesn’t bring anything new to the table or do anything to overly impress. OtakuStew.net gives Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth…
Three out of Five stars...
The whole thing is just kind of average, I was hoping more from the story and even though it’s not a great series I will continue to read it.

Sources: Yen Press

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