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Manga Review | Everyone’s Getting Married

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As I sit here writing this review, biding my time before my flight back home. I can’t help but feel anxious to be able to continue this romance  in the second volume of this manga which I left home before my trip. I didn’t expect to become as invested in the plot of Everyone’s Getting Married as I did, and now I’m regretting not packing it with me… It’s that engrossing.

 

 

Now I’m gonna be completely blunt in stating that the cover for this manga does not do the artwork inside the book much justice. It’s not terrible but comparing the two is like day and night, and it wasn’t just me who noticed this. Quite a few people who I showed the book to on my trip also noticed inconsistency. I mention this because the cover’s art isn’t as appealing, and it may deter some readers from picking up the book unless they look inside and flip through the pages. It should also be noted that synopsis is a big spoiler, as it isn’t trying to convince you of something it isn’t. It is 100% accurately what the plot in this first volume is about. There is no twist, or punch line. What is written on the back of the book is what you get, which can be good if this is exactly what you are looking for, or it can be an underwhelming experience if you prefer a twist mixed in the manga you read.

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Let that sink in…

 

Successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters popular newscaster Ryu Nanami. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This levelheaded pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except…

As mentioned before the plot of this manga is exactly, word for word what is on the back of the book. In the manga you have two characters, or maybe I should say four, who make up the two main couples you come to know during your time with the book. These couples are probably the most mismatched couples in existence due to their views on marriage. One of the ladies wants to get married no matter what, however her love interest would rather die than get married. The other couple is the exact reverse with the bloke being the one who wants to be married, and the lady being the one without interest in such things. This constant friction is what i believe drew me into the book the more I read, especially the friction between the the primary couple, Asuka and Ryu. In the first volume you get to know a substantial amount about them, enough for you to sympathies a bit about their reasons for their differing views on marriage. In fact it’s portrayed so well that by the time you’re finished reading the first volume you will have switched alliances a couple times, and I can only assume that you will do so a couple more times in the other volumes.  

 

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Everyone’s Getting Married has some really interesting characters that may not always seem believable due to the things that they do sometimes, but they do make for some very interesting, comical romance. The art-style also lends itself well to the world that Izumi Miyazono crafted. The characters all look slender and elegant. Kind of like models. This style is one that you see fairly regularly in manga like this, especially when done by a female mangaka. It’s a style that I believes panders primarily to the taste of the female romantic readers. I personally enjoy this style most when the plot is one that I can loose myself in, something I was able to do during my time reading volume 1.

Final Verdict

This is a manga that has a very feminine appeal to it. It should appeal to most readers that are into romance as viewed from a female point of view. As a fan of romance I can safely say I enjoyed reading the first volume of Everyone’s Getting Married, and I look forward to reading the other volumes that follow. If what I’ve written in this review seems to align with your taste then I recommend picking up not just the first volume but also the second, because the first book is like the match that gets the fire blazing…  

Qudduws Campbell
That messy hair bloke: Romantic, Food lover, Gamer, Sports Fan, Manga Reader, Tech Head, Podcaster... Pretty much do a bit of everything.

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