Penguin Revolution

If you enjoy a gender bender manga that concerns a girl who through seeing wings on a person back can scout the next idol then this is the manga for you. Penguin Revolution holds a very similar style towards Ouran host club, though the scenario is involved with idols rather than school slice of life. The plot follows a young girl Yukari Fujimaru who from her useless fathers debt has to find a job, and so she becomes the a manager to one of younger idols of the company PEACOCK. Fujimaru is a girl who through some weird situation has to act like a male for her to keep her job, though the reason may be silly she actually fits the role of her ‘manager’ role well. I love this manga because not only is the art work of it brilliant, but the story is great as well. The whole idea of having wings on real idols was brilliant, and the visuals they have are just beautiful. One of the funniest things about this is that Fujimaru has to keep her gender a secret, and let me tell you it is harder than you think. Penguin Revolution revolves around the whole idea of friendship and that type of love you have with family.

 

Yukari Fujimaru, age 16, can see wings on idols back, good cook, blunt, hardworking and works so she and her father can live happily. Fujimaru fell into an unfortunate situation because of her father, but really it was the greatest thing to happen to her because she gained true friendships. The whole idea of a 16 year old girl becoming a manager to a fellow youngster is very odd, but you see that she already has an adult mentality. Fujimaru works hard at everything she sets her eyes on, and i find her dedication to be beautiful. She is a great role model to look towards.

Ryou Katsuagi, age 17, Idol: Penguin Rank, tasked to dress as a girl at school, hot headed, dedicated, and has huge potential. Katsuagi is the idol Fujimaru has to be a manager for, and he is also one of the best friends she will ever have. Katsuagi like Fujimaru works hard at everything he does, and this is because no one takes him seriously when he is compared to Ayori.

Ayori Mashiba, Number 1 at PEACOCK, quiet, serious, shy, and a boy in need of help. Ayori is a very kind boy, who at school acts like a nerdy individual when he really is one of the best actors/ idols in the world. Ayori has a troubling past to which he keeps secret even from his friends, and it is Fujimaru and katsuagi who fight to save him from himself.

Bearer of good news, the manga is finished and i found it to have a good end. This is a brilliant find and i think if you enjoyed Ouran Host Club then this is a must read.

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Ouran High School Host Club

For many years i have been interested in the world of anime, it is something that has become part of my identity. I found in my early years that anime was vast and so finding and narrowing what i viewed was difficult. There are various sights which give a scope of what is relatively good anime, it is unfair when an anime is downgraded just because it is not widely known, being honest to this i want to become a good blur for anime.

So first on the list:

A personal favourite of mine is Ouran high school Host club (Ouran), this Romcom is a perfect choice if you enjoy a crossdressing girl seducing other girls. Haruhi Fujioka is a poor student who gains a scholarship into the wealthy Ouran High School, and it is by some further event she is to live her days as a host in the host club. Haruhi is a blunt, oblivious and yet very sharp individual, she is considered the ‘normal’ being in this show, while she may not be the eye candy you suspect, she is still beautiful in her dedication.

Tamaki Suoh is the president of the Host club, and while he may look easy on the eyes you are easily laughing at his antics of eccentricness. Kyoya Ootori is the vice president who is primarily the ‘real’ president to many eyes, he is the financial maniac with one word on his mind. Profit. Mitsukuni Haninozuka (honey) a short bundle of joy, even though he be small he is a true man, true to my own heart he eats cake after cake and not gain weight. Morinozuka Takashi a silent giant and to me he is a cuddly teddy bear, loyal to a fault his stoic expression will certainly pierce your heart. Kaoru Hitachiin and Hikaru Hitachiin, very close twins and almost inseparable, not only do they prank their peers they prank the audience by constantly changing their hairstyles.  Although if you pay attention Karou has a softer voice compared to his brother Hikaru, for many people i have found the twins to be the most popular in the show. Though for me i would say Mori and Honey.

Bearer of bad news, there is only one season. But don’t go into a hole and pick mushrooms just yet, the manga is the saviour of the world. Manga is and will always be my saviour for my sanity, not only is the story expanded but there is a well planned out ending. I would recommend reading right from the beginning as i learned the hard way that there were extra chapters that were not placed in the anime. Don’t be dissuaded by the amount of pages you have to read, reading left to right you easily get into the story and before you know it you’re halfway through the whole manga. Every possible one shot story or mini arc you could think off is comically placed in the manga, however near the end there is a serious atmosphere. While there is a serious romance and more realistic lifestyle happening, there is still the comical element that will make you laugh, cry and laugh once more.

Definitely watch this is you enjoy school life comedy, where the touch of romance will brighten your day.