Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Wave, Listen to Me! by Hiroaki Samura - NO

Wave, Listen to Me! Vol. 1 by Hiroaki Samura, 194 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Kodansha Comics, 2020. $13.

Language: R (33 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG



Minare didn’t know she was being recorded when she ranted to a guy at the bar about her latest dating disaster. However, once she heard her voice on the radio while she was at work, Minare knew exactly who was to blame and ran to confront him at the radio station. And that’s when everything starts falling apart.

I spent most of my time reading this manga in a state of confusion. Not only is the story all over the place, but the speech bubbles don’t make it clear who’s talking and several transitions are so rough I’m convinced panels are missing. Furthermore, Samura has given me no reason to care about Minare and what happens next in her life, so I’m saying goodbye to this series forever. The mature content rating is for groping and mentions of sex.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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