Monday, July 20, 2009

There it is, Plain as Daylight Review: Tena on S-String, vol. 1

Be sure to visit There it is, Plain as Daylight for my guest review of Tena on S-String, vol. 1. I had mixed feelings about this book, where a young music teacher survives a car accident and is then able to see people's fates, known as "soul scores." For those unfamiliar with There it is, Plain as Daylight, manga reviewer and writer Melinda Beasi runs the site, and writes manga reviews and related articles.

Here's an excerpt from my review:

After a serious accident, music teacher Kyousuke Hibiki finds himself in the hospital and able to hear unexplained music and see musical notes surrounding others. While his doctor is unworried, he later meets a cavalier, teenaged girl named Tena Fortissian who calls the music Hibiki sees and hears a “soul score.”...Despite my best attempts at apathy, I found myself giggling from time to time, like when Hibiki lost it in a fit of rage, turning into a shonen-styled, muscle-bound hero ripping off his shirt. And I also liked it when Hibiki had to wear one of those cone-shaped, Elizabethan dog collars. Or when he goes into heart-rending detail about how important his bike is to him.

Read the review in its entirety here. Tena on S-String, vol. 1, will be available from Yen Press in August.

Review copy provided by Yen Press.


  1. Thanks so much for your fantastic review, Lorena!

  2. @Melinda Thank you for the opportunity! It was definitely an interesting book. :)

  3. Congrats on all your guest reviews, Lorena!

  4. @Laura Thanks so much! I'm really having a great time doing all this reading and reviewing. :)