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Square One: Volume 1: An Original English Light Novel

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews
After failing to become the mangaka Akari Ise has always dreamed of being, he is given one last chance to prove himself as a proposition to become a manga assistant arises. Upon being assigned to one of the biggest names in the manga industry, Akari finds his new coworkers to be something more out of a circus than a group that aspires to the same goals he does. As his new ...more
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Vic's Lab Distribution
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Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book somehow reminds me of Bakuman but it's written from the non-Japanese mangaka perspective living outside Japan. According to the author, he said that this book was written based on his personal experience as a comic artist. But for some reason, I find that some of the characters don't seem to make much sense at all. That makes me wonder if he wrote the story based on the people that he came across while working or their characters are based on the common trope in anime. Well, it's possi ...more
Joshua Piedra
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simply put, Square One is a tremendous light novel from beginning to end. The characters are written brilliantly and they each drive the story forward. Every character has a unique personality, a backstory, and an event throughout the novel that makes you feel a deep connection to them. Every little bit of their development only aids the main, overarching story and helps flesh it out in an interesting way. While the main story’s premise isn’t really in-depth, it’s not meant to be. The whole poin ...more
Jared T.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book is terrible from beginning to end. It's rife with typos, grammatical and punctuation errors, inconsistent verb tenses, unnecessary adverbs, sentence fragments, and words that aren't used correctly.

But those are only some of the more minor issues of this novel. Its characters are cardboard cutouts of common anime tropes, and none of them are particularly developed or likable. They're all rather stupid as well, abandoning common sense during times of drama for the sole purpose of having
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