Jan 15, 2014

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No-Rin

No-Rin or Nourin pretty much hit the mark that I had set in my mind. It’s not great and certainly not bad. I knew that the flood of cheap comedy would somehow drag everything down when I read up on this, but I did see quite a lot of promise.

No-RinThe artwork isn’t bad. They focussed quite a bit on the characters and their expressions. It’s also their expressions that try to make you laugh. It’s almost like they are forcing you to laugh. That’s just no good in my humble opinion.

The story is interesting though. A national idol retires to go to some countryside high school where she will meet the love of her life? Sounds pretty interesting to me. It would’ve been great if the comedy wasn’t so damn cheap.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I can recommend this to comedy lovers. It’s just too darn cheap and childish. I do think that romance lovers will be quite interested in this. I know I am. I’m kind of hoping that they will focus more on the romance than on the comedy soon. That would be ideal.

Plot Summary: When the national idol Kusakabe Yuka suddenly retired from the entertainment business, it shocked the world and it devastated teenager Hata Kosaku. Kosaku was Yuka’s biggest fan and her departure left him depressed. His classmates at the Tamo Agriculture School finally are able to get him to leave his room and attend his class, but to everyone’s amazement, Kusakabe Yuka (her stage name) comes into the class under the name Kinoshita Ringo as a transfer student. Kosaku realizes he has the once in a lifetime opportunity to get to personally know his dream girl and, together with his group of friends, try to find out why she is here and become closer than just classmates.

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