Monday, February 8, 2010

Madness Manga Mondays (4)

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Faster Than A Kiss
By Meca Tanaka

Number Volumes: 6- ongoing
Publisher: Hakusensha (Serialized in LaLa Magazine)

After losing their parents, Fumiko and her brother move from one relative to another. Fe up with the constant moving, Fumiko decides to quit school and find a job to support her brother herself. While she sits on the park bench contemplating her situations, she suddenly finds her teacher standing in front of her. Surprisingly, their encounter ends with a marriage proposal and her teacher's promise to support and take care of Fumiko and her brother. Is he serious or just playing around...!?
Searching the web I can't find much on Meca Tanaka. But I do know he's published several other manga series: Pearl Pink, Omukae Desu, 7 Jikan-me Rhapsody and Sweet God.

Faster than a Kiss is a really cute manga, that I can't wait to read it every time a new chapter comes out. It entitles a forbidden love story between a teacher and his student that with the last chapter I read making me wonder if they are going to last. Fumiko, a spunky teenager of sixteen, takes on four roles in this story: mother, wife, student and sister. And she takes each role on gladly. Sensei or Ojiro Kazuma is a caring man in his twenties that can't see anyone hurt, including his students, and when Fumiko can't put up with the constant moving anymore he takes over as her guardian and husband. Teppei, Fumiko's brother is only 4 when the story starts and was younger when their parents died. He understands at parts what's happening but is always smiling neither it bad or good.

These three main characters make the book a romantic comedy read, that I can't not resist not reading. Especially when Teppei is on the last page of each chapter questioning what is going on, its so cute!

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