This slice-of-life story focuses on several high school students, including one who is a robot. Nano is trying to lead a normal high school life, but the giant wind-up key protruding from her back means all her classmates know she’s a robot despite Nano trying to hide it. Yukko and Mio talk constantly about homework because Yukko often forgets to do it. The serious Mia often times sits out the crazy antics of Yukko or participates in unconventional ways that drive Yukko crazy.
There are a lot of jokes and some puns the localization team tried to make relevant in English, but I’m sure they are funnier in Japanese. The beginning of the volume starts our a little rocky with having to introduce characters and readers to this brand of humor. The latter chapters in this volume are much more composed and deliver better punch lines. If you have readers who are huge fans of the slice-of-life genre or appreciate off-the-wall comedy, this might be appealing, but otherwise, there probably isn't enough about this story to make it something all readers would gravitate towards.
Kodansha rates this for all ages. The characters are in high school, so that might make it less appealing for younger readers, and some of the jokes are a little complex or rely on context that might be beyond the experience of younger elementary readers.
Sara's Rating: 7/10
Suitability Level: Grades 5-12
Publisher: Vertical (Kodansha)
Publication Date: March 29th 2016
ISBN: 9781942993308 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 7/10, Suitability: Elementary School, Suitability: Middle School, Manga, Slice Of Life, School Life, Humor, Kodansha
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