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JetKrazy's Pita Ten Manga Review

Pita Ten

Pita Ten manga Review

Story & Playability

A boy's life is spun around in circles when an angel just drops into his life. Pita-ten is a very sweet romance by Koge Donbo, with twists, turns, and lots of glomping! A very original story. The story grabs your attention and holds it tightly with both arms, as it never gets boring, even if you sit down and read through the whole series in a day. There is humor placed throughout the story too, but it doesn't get in the way of the serious stuff. When the mood is dark, it stays dark, and when everyone's laughing, you are too. The story is also simple enough to follow if you put it down and come back later, but not so simple that it's boring. The story draws in main points that are repeated throughout the story, but the story itself is never repetitive, so that's another plus. The way the story is paced also makes it so that it never gets confusing. There were parts when the characters had flashbacks, and though a lot of the times it was obvious what was happening, there were some parts in the main storyline that got confusing when the time setting changed. Overall, the story is very sweet, very cute, but still fit for those who like drama and all that love triangle stuff. For story, I give the score of 9/10

Rating: 9

Graphics

It's Koge Donbo! It automatically gets a 10! Just kidding. The art for Pita Ten is very cute, but still served well in the dramatic and sad parts. It just wouldn't look right if the art didn't stay consistent. Koge Donbo has a way of making the characters look overly cute while keeping up with human proportions, which makes them even more believable and therefore more lovable. Pita Ten is supposed to be a cute series, and the art definitely matches the genre. The characters are all very well done. Each character is unique, art-wise, having his or her own defining characteristics (a ribbon, glasses, maybe cat ears). The characters that were supposed to look alike (relatives, like mothers and fathers are supposed to look like their kids) looked alike, but they also had their own characteristics defined too, no matter how unimportant the character. Every character was very simple. Plain as that. Koge Donbo has a nack for making simple characters that are hard to draw. The art never gets boring, no matter how much it is repeated (or appear to be repeated. There are a lot of scenes that look repeated or redrawn). This section gets a 10, but this time, I've given my reason (besides the Koge Donbo thing).

Rating: 10

Sound

There is no sound to review. It's a manga. I will give this section a score that is as close to the average score as possible so as to not throw off the overall review score.

Rating: 9

Fun

Pita Ten starts and ends leaving the reader satisfied both times. I just wish it didn't end the way it did (no spoilers, you'll have to read it for yourself). The series is very enjoyable, as it never gets boring (as aforementioned). It is in a way "colorful" (even though it is a black and white manga). You can't help but love every character, even the evil ones. As aforementioned, the humor is placed well in the book, but this section, I am supposed to talk about how good the humor was. Now, the humor was okay, but it seemed like a lot of it was Japanese jokes that couldn't translate very well. There were funny parts, those parts were enjoyable and got a couple of laughs out of me, but the humor doesn't feel satisfactory. The overall story of Pita Ten (again, as aforementioned) is well paced and keeps you into it. The idea of angels and demons in the story is played with a lot, but it makes the story very good. The theme is the story is clear and not difficult to understand, but somewhat simplistic. Pita Ten was enjoyable from the first page to the last, and so I end this review with giving this section an 8.

Rating: 8

Final Verdict

8.83 (very good)

Reviewed by JetKrazy, Aug 09, 2007

Comments

  1. vatican92 Aug 10, 2007

    Well first of all, I think you should mention that you are writing for the manga

    I agree that the story for the Pita-Ten manga was very sweet and touching........ but maybe you should emphasize a bit more why you gave it a 9/10

    For the art, I agree that Koge Donbo has a unique and cute style of art but I do not agree with giving it a 10 because I did see quite a few misproportioned characters and drawings........
    But yes, the characters are simple yet original

    Well since you did not quote the sound, I guess we can apply it from the anime
    I thought the OSTs and the BGMs in the anime was ok although it wasn't good enough to give it a 9

    The ending was quite....... sad and seemed like something was missing
    Personally, I thought it was creative of Koge Donbo to put a comedy section in between the serious sections to loosen the tension a bit

  2. ResonantSoul Jul 23, 2009

    This manga was cute. >3<

  3. SchRita Aug 24, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  4. nainoi Sep 13, 2009

    thanks

  5. SchRita Oct 31, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  6. hitsu-chan Jul 20, 2011

    they're so cutie! :3
    thx

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