Length: 10 Chapters
Translation Group: [CXC] Scans
Genre: School Life, Drama, Supernatural, Fantasy, Slice of Life
Story 8/10 (so far) and Characters 9/10:
Description: Even after one month of transferring to a new school, Natsuki keeps her distance from her classmates. Her childhood friend Haruka always tries to push her to be more sociable, but Natsuki just pushes her away. One day, while Natsuki was skipping class and eating lunch on the school balcony, a slime-like substance drops right on top of her. The slime slowly forms itself into… a human girl? An odd relationship between Natsuki and her new alien(?) sister begins.
I’m pretty sure most of you don’t know about this manga, since it’s neither listed on the Dynasty Reader, not did any of the typical yuri scanlation groups work on this one.
Still some of you might know the author. Takishima Asaka or +legacy is mostly known for their yuri Touhou doujinshi and even though I’m not sure, I assume that “Seiten no Hekigan” is their first original manga.
As mentioned above, this is a story in which Natsuki, a seemingly antisocial high school student comes across the rare encounter of meeting a real alien from outta space.
Their first meeting is anything but pleasant for Natsuki. She only wanted to enjoy her lunch alone, when some weird blue slime suddenly drips onto her face from out of nowhere, grows bigger and bigger and threatens to swallow her as a whole. Just a moment later, the substance is gone, but instead a naked girl is sitting on top of her her, kissing her.
Sounds like a great start, huh?
I have to admit, I especially enjoyed the way the two girls (or one girl, one alien) first met, as well as the first days the two of them spent together trying to understand what the other is all about.
As it turns out, Aoi, the alien girl was sent to earth as punishment for committing a yet unknown crime on her home planet. Natsuki of course doesn’t know how to deal with a situation like this, but goes along with anything Aoi wants. So in the end, Aoi ends up living with Natsuki, and thanks to the alien powers she receives from the former, Natsuki effortlessly succeeds in convincing everyone, even her own parents, that Aoi is her sister that needed medical treatment overseas because of some illness.
All in all, even though aliens have invaded or visited earth many times in manga and anime already, this story feels very unique and fresh to me, which is why I read all the translated chapters in one go. And now I’m patiently waiting for more~
Don’t let yourself be fooled by the cover of this manga. Just like in Citrus’ case, the art style on the cover doesn’t even come close to the quality of the art style inside.
Well, the art is not outstandingly great, but it’s definitely nice to look at. I think I said something similar when reviewing “The Flower and the Star”, but this manga as well has some panels and sometimes even whole pages that simply stand out, while others are just ‘meh’.
This author is mostly known for his/her yuri doujinshi, so one would expect that this will also be a theme in this manga.
However, even though I always have my yuri goggles on, even I couldn’t make out much subtext in this one. Don’t get me wrong, this whole manga basically started out with a yuri kiss, but from that point on, there isn’t more or I just can’t see it?
Well, there are only 10 translated chapters out so far, so there is hopefully enough room left, to establish a yuri relationship. Personally, I would love to see a romance between Aoi and Natsuki because they really do make a great couple~
Total Enojoyment: 8/10
Basically I made this little review to point this manga out to some yuri fans that don’t know about it yet.
Also, I think it was a great read so far, even though the yuri content is pretty low. So if you have time, why don’t you just check it out to see whether you’ll also come to like it?
In any case, it’s worth taking a look at, so here’s a link so you can read it online:
Also special thanks to Hourai Yamashiro, who pointed this manga out to me~