Takidani Koukou Manga Club (Manga Review)

Title: Takidani Koukou Manga Club 
Author: ??? 
Illustrator: ??? 
Pages: 21

Story - Masaki Masamichi has his heart set on joining the legendary manga club of Takidani High School. After all of his effort to get into Takidani High School and prepare for his club entrance, he finds out that a horrible change has happened to the club of which he dreamed. How will he cope with the disappointment of learning that his long-awaited club life consists of drawing ero-manga? 

The story of Takidani Koukou Manga Club is awesome. I love the set up of this Manga. Masaki is a very driven guy, who sacrificed everything from friendship, lying to his parents and many more to get into this school so he can join this manga club. When he finally gets to his dream club he finds out that nobody is around except a girl name Kikuko Kagami. Kikuko is a second year student and is in charge of the Takidani Koukou Manga Club. Masaski finds out the club is no more because of Kikuko and it's now an erotic manga. The story is well put together and with only two characters you get a very good detail on who each person is. Kikuko is obsessed with erotic manga, and she really brings a great comedic element to this story. While Masaki is shy, and reserved Kikuko has a let's do it, let's experience what life have to offer, and it really starts to rub off Masaki towards the end. Unfortunately Takidani Koukou Manga Club is a one shot manga, so therefore a heavy focus on backstory is non existent. The story also leaves you with a cliffhanger which will frustrate you, because just when you really get invested into it the story is over, and since it's a one shot you know that is the end of the story. Other than those complaints this is still a manga you should check out. It has interesting characters, a great plot, but ends to quick.

Art - The art style is beautiful. I really the close up's of the characters because you see how passionate they are. This really applies to Kikuko when she starts talking about erotic manga, her eyes get really demonic and you can see this is important to her. The environments are great as well, plenty of attention to detail.  

Final Grade B-/8.0 - Takidani Koukou Manga Club is really fun but short read. You can tell that if this was a series it will be very memorable. For a one shot manga it does really well to get the reader into this world. The characters are fun, the story is funny and the art is great.