Manga: Seto Utsumi Volume 1

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Volume 1
written & illustrated by Kazuya Konomoto

Publisher: Akita Publishing

Read on July 16, 2018

Format: ARC from NetGalley

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is a collection of stories revolving around two friends Seto and Utsumi and the bouts of talking that occur when they hang out after school.

I was expecting most of their talks to be comedic in general and while their conversations can turn humorous their conversations can be serious at times. Right off the bat, through the art, I can see how different they are and yet here they are talking about random happenings. I found that most of their conversations are very normal where everyone can relate to one topic yet have their own twist added in to help portray each boy’s personality. I thought the artwork perfectly captured the ordinariness of the situation. The pacing in each panel really helped to create those comedic pauses when needed, and how calm or quick each conversation is.

This is the first release of an eight volume series. This is the great start of a wonderful relationship and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.




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