First off, I’m actually surprised that this reminds me of Bartender, though just vaguely. It started out with Suna giving her a glass of Darjeeling Cooler and right before it showed how to make it. Then it does it again a couple minutes later.
Now I have to say, this is actually a really good short. There really is no reason not to read it since it’s only a one shot. The story line is rather goo and there is a small lesson involved though not as strong as I think it should be.
The characters aren’t really memorable but the story line is the thing that seems to stand out rather well. Sometimes its hard to see who is talking and other times they switch from one place to the other back and forward but other then that, this is a must read if you can find it. I didn’t think they could make a really good mystery in just 31 pages but they did rather nicely.
The artwork is rather thick lined and the faces don’t really have much definition to distinguish them from one another. The hair shows the most detail alone with the lines used for shadows. It’s all inked with no half tones at all. This makes the manga a bit to dark once in a while.