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Title: Twisted
Format: 1 volume
Mangaka: Aoi Kuruma

Synopsis: Harumi is a manga artist going through some rough times, since he is blocked and can’t create anything new and outstanding. Tsuyoshi just died in an accident, but he had some things that needed to be done, so he is left behind in Earth as a spirit. Tsuyoshi decides to contact Harumi, so he can help him out in all what he needs.

Art: Simple and goofy at times.
Drama: Could make you laugh.
Dialog: Interesting and funny. The best part of the manga.
Plot: Nothing serious or neuron demanding.

Nothing extraordinary, except for the character interaction. Harumi and Tsuyoshi get along as if they have been friends for an eternity, yet they are two strangers learning from each other. And it is here where the joy of reading this short manga is and basically the only thing to enjoy. The plot isn’t something extraordinary, yet the simplicity of it is what makes it shine. It is just two friends experiencing new things and learning new stuff from each other.

Art wise, Twisted isn’t much of a challenge since character designs are with out complication or special features, and since one has no body that has to be a lot of work time saved. The art does show amazing qualities when it comes to backgrounds and shading. But this two don’t play major roles. Since the art is simple it does the job it was set to do exalt the characters and make them shine even more.

There really isn’t much to say about this one, except that it’s an enjoyable easy manga to read. You might want to read this one as a change of pace from those hard to digest mangas, like Monster or those long mangas like Angel Sanctuary and Rurouni Kenshin.

The Rating: 7

Reviewed by: Dtortot

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