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5.0 out of 5 stars Ah~ There is a queen in my life!, 3 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Iono-sama Fanatics Volume 1: v. 1 (Paperback)
First off, let me say how impressed I am with Infinity Studios' choice of keeping the cover for the manga almost exactly the same as the Japanese one. They have kept the dust jacket's kanji and lack of blurb, as well as four-panel comics on the paperback cover. The inside colour pages are still there also, which makes this manga very close to the original. All of the extra comics have been kept intact and the chapter 0 has been kept at the back of the volume. They also kept the original colour pages in chapter three.

I also love the way that they kept the word `sobame', as it is very ambiguous in the Japanese language, and it can mean concubine OR servant and is one of the main jokes of the series. Their translation of the series is really good as well; there have been scanlations of the volume online that I have read, and the translations are very similar. The editing of the sounds and titles of places is also very good as well; it looks very natural.

Now onto the actual story and art. The artwork is really lovely and it stays nice and consistent throughout the volume. The characters are drawn in a beautiful way, and even the comedic `chibi' style characters are drawn well. Being completely honest, Miyabi Fujieda's art is my favourite art style right now, so I apologise if I seem biased.

The story itself is a romantic comedy, featuring a queen from a country who has an obsession for beautiful girls. She sets out on a mission to go to Japan and get some black haired women to go back with her to her island and live with her. What is most amusing is that her methods are zany, at best. She tries to get more sobame (see second paragraph for meaning) in various ways, including chasing them on the street to holding an audition! Through this, she has to seduce and woo the women, put up with her other sobame's jealousy, and still look beautiful the whole time!

I'm not very good at summarising this story, but it is seriously a great read! Check out the synopsis for a better summary. I highly recommend that you purchase it, even if you aren't a fan of yuri. You don't need to be in order to appreciate this wonderful series!

All I can wish for now is that the wonderful second volume comes out in English soon. I want to read more about Iono-sama and her quest for sobame!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 8 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Iono-sama Fanatics Volume 1: v. 1 (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book and am really looking foward to the second one when it comes out.
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