Nico Sorano is in the dictionary under “free-spirited”…which makes her an instant celebrity at her art university. But one professor, the career making-or-breaking Kageiwa-sensei, has only a limited tolerance for her aggressively good-natured optimism. Unsurprisingly, Nico isn’t fazed…it just means she’s going to have to make her own way to stardom, with the help of her friend Mitsuki and the inscrutable, notorious Soichiro Togo. No matter what, it’ll be an interesting college debut!
There are two routes this story could've gone that I feel I could've liked more than this: It could've focused on Nico's quirky and abnormal way of making artwork. It could've focused on the technical aspects and on how Nico learned to improve feir artwork. Instead, the story kinda started on both of those routes but didn't actually follow through in a satisfying way on either one. Like, to truly have focused on the first route, the story should've had Nico doing other assignments in quirky ways (similarly to how fe had done that initial assignment with fingerpainting). Or at least it should've emphasized Nico having a different perspective more strongly with the exhibition (instead of simply emphasizing Nico's ability to come up with ideas on the spot). And if the story wanted to focus on the second route, then it should've had the lessons Nico was learning be more explicit and practical instead of vague and spiritual. And it probably shouldn't have had the portion of the story wherein Nico was actually learning technical skills come across like an afterthought just tacked on at the end in order to try to bring the story to a conclusion. That said, Nico's character was still pretty quirky and interesting. And I appreciated the various other characters as well.
This is quite a over the top manga where we see our FL Nico, a arts student striving to become a successful artists with the help of her friends and of course, herself. The story seems to pick up but I found it to be a bit muddled enough to show what everyone’s intentions are throughout volume 1. Art seems alright enough, it’s easy on the eyes. Yeah this may seem a nice enough art manga but it really needs to calm down in terms of explaining what’s really happening… Thanks anyways Netgalley and Publisher for volume 1!
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