Created by: Kobayashi, Hiyoko
French Publisher: Panini
Japan Publisher: Kôdansha
Series: 6 Volumes (Completed)
Manga Review by: Ifakoya English
Okay now this manga I have mixed feelings about. Looking back, I actually enjoyed reading the PERIDOT series by Kobayashi, Hiyoko, but must confess to it having really bland stories but still wanting to read them just to see how the characters interacted with themselves and their environment.
PERIDOT has amazing art, but many missed opportunities. It had great characters, but often they were underutilized and under developed. This manga hangs on the edge for me.
It follows Mahiru Suruga and her friends as they go through high school doing what I define as nothing. Well, almost nothing. They fight…a lot. Really the real draw of the book is the ecchi, which is well done. It’s not a book you really read in public, but after reading Battle Royale (both book and manga) I stopped caring about what was acceptable since there are few things to match up to it.
If you read it you read it. If you don’t you are not really missing out on much.