Monday, February 25, 2013

Manga Review: Ai Ore!, Vol. 8 [Paperback]

I've finished reading "Ai Ore Vol. 8" by Mayu Shinjo.

Product Description

The boy (who looks like a girl) meets girl (who looks like a boy) romance!

Mizuki is the female "prince" of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male "princess" of his all-boys school and wants to join her band. Love may be on his mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl!

After her house and prized guitar are destroyed in a fire, Mizuki moves in with Akira at the Dankaisan dorm. To help pay for a new guitar, Mizuki gets a part-time job and is wildly successful at it, but she won’t tell Akira what it is.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.

About the Author

Mayu Shinjo was born on January 26. She is a prolific writer of shojo manga, including the series Sensual Phrase. Her current series include Ai-Ore! and Ayakashi Koi Emaki. Her hobbies are cars, shopping and taking baths. Shinjo likes The Prodigy, Nirvana, U2 and Glay.

Product Details
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421541998
ISBN-13: 978-1421541990

My Review:

Muzuki's house catches on fire and her prized guitar is destroyed so she moves in with Akira at the Dankaisan dorm.  She gets a part-time job to pay for a new guitar which she is very popular and makes the other employees jealous. 

During this time they also make out on his bed and she is worrying if she really wants to sleep with Akira or not.  After some kissing he stops because he knows she isn't ready and he will wait until she is ready.  He wants to make love to her.

At the end Akira invites Mizuki for some alone time with just the two of them and she decides she really wants to be with him.

The illustrations are gorgeously drawn, the storyline is heading to more serious and adult like theme and Akira and Mizuki's relationship is stronger than ever.  I'm glad that he didn't pressure her in sleeping with him and is manly enough to wait until she is really ready.


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

Manga in series:

1.  Ai Ore Vol. 1
2.  Ai Ore Vol. 2
3.  Ai Ore Vol. 3
4.  Ai Ore Vol. 4
5.  Ai Ore Vol. 5
6.  Ai Ore Vol. 6
7.  Ai Ore Vol. 7
8.  Ai Ore Vol. 8

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