It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Umi no Misaki
Goto Nagi has travelled to the southern island of Okitsushima, and ventures out to see Umi no Misaki, a striking cape jutting out into the ocean. But when he arrives, he finds that there is much more to this cape than a wondrous view. There is something peculiar about the cape, and about the islands inhabitants.
If you’re a fan of the classic Ai Yori Aoshi, here is another manga from Fumizuki Kou-sensei of the same caliber. Umi no Misaki has already hit nearly 120 chapters and seems to be nearing it’s end; which is why I am bringing it up this week. This Seinen romance-comedy exhibits an excellent, innocent portrayal of teen lives on an island non-corrupted by the big city lifestyle, while also including a big emphasis on tradition with Nagi at it’s center as the supposed reincarnation of the Dragon God, the protector of the island. The three girls that fall in love with Nagi: Shizuku, Soyogi, and Karin; all have these distinct personalities that are all enough to make the reader indecisive in who is the “Best Girl.” This certainly works well, as Nagi too is unable to choose just one. With great (rather reasonable) fanservice and a fun, dramatic story, Umi no Misaki is a great series to add to your reading list.