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Review: Cynical Orange (Vol. 06)


Cynical Orange (Vol. 06) – JiUn Yun
Published by Yen Press

Walking down the bumpy path of being Ma-Ha’s girl has gained the cynically sweet, and dazzlingly beautiful, Hye-Min some friends, but it has also gained her a few enemies. Bora won’t hesitate to take her delusional broken heart out on the poor girl, and does so every chance she gets. While grade school antics drive Hye-Min to the brink, the once magical oasis, her oppa’s cafe piper, threatens to fall apart while she’s not even paying attention.

Volume five had me geared up for a new beginning and a change in the story, but six has me wondering how much filler we’re going to suffer through before that happens. Yun JiUn has this weird theme thing happening with the last few volumes I don’t remember happening before. It’s somewhat distracting as it feels like she’s more focused on keeping with the obscure fairy tale theme then progressing the story.

Few things of substance happen in this issue which feels more like an in depth flash back into the Hye-Min + Ma-Ha phenomenon then an actual volume from the series. Somewhat like a ‘the best of’ release of your favourite TV show, you want it because you’re a devote fan but part of you knows waiting for the box set would be better. There is, however, an amusing few pages from the author at the end, some of which was a bit too culture-based for me to understand but entertained me anyway.

With fingers crossed I softly whisper, tell me more about shin-bi, and pray if the next volume is to be another ‘best of’ compilation it can at least be from his point of view.

Review written April 14, 2009 by Marsha Reid
Book provided by Yen Press for review purposes

Marsha Reid

About the Author:

Marsha Reid is a self-proclaimed manhwa nut – "It’s my not so guilty pleasure and my one true love." She has a group called Anime@ Large, which has become much like a full time job to go along with her full time job at a local theater. Marsha likes fluffy animals (even though she's allergic), manga/manhwa, anime, and make Lolita costumes in her spare time.



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